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Amid news reports of Obama's previous accusations that President George W. Bush's administration discriminated against black Hurricane Katrina victims, syndicated columnist Ann Coulter told WND Democrats are guilty of waging racial demagoguery for nearly 50 years and have devastated the black community in the process.
In her new book, "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama," Coulter accuses Democrats of leading the fight for segregation and Jim Crow laws and then suddenly jumping in front of the civil rights parade when their previous approach was no longer politically beneficial.
Coulter warns that Obama, our “post-racial” president, has returned us to the pre-O.J. era of nonstop racial posturing. Her latest hit, "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama," is now available in the WND Superstore!
She said the shift led to many destructive trends, including white liberals excusing the criminal behavior of blacks and the media jumping to conclusions in their coverage of stories along racial lines. Coulter says this "coddling" by the liberal establishment was accepted by the general population until America watched "a mostly black jury acquit an obviously guilty black celebrity" in the O.J. Simpson trial. At that point, Coulter said, "white America just said, 'That's it. The white guilt bank is shut down.'"
She said that attitude persisted, despite the best efforts of liberals, until the rise of Barack Obama 12 years later.
"Obama's candidacy brought us right back to the racial demagoguery of the '70s and '80s that was so detrimental to our country, to our cities to black neighborhoods in particular and to black advancement," said Coulter.
And she said that "demagoguery" leads to accusations of racism against anyone with the temerity to criticize Obama.
"If you're against Obamacare, if you're against the stimulus bill, if you don't support voting for Obama, you are a racist," said Coulter. "And liberals love, love, love calling other people racists. Everyone in America is racist except white liberals, who are the truest friends a black person has ever had."
Coulter also asserted that big government programs such as Lyndon Johnson's Great Society bear the lion's share of the blame for the swift implosion of the black family. She said black Americans were vulnerable to this because after a history of slavery and Jim Crow, many blacks were "by and large people starting at the bottom rung of society who had the farthest to advance. Instead of going through the hard knocks education of the Irish immigrants or Italian immigrants, liberals rush in to help and their help was to destroy the black family."
Coulter didn't stop there.
"The Great Society programs were more of a disaster for the black family, at least, than slavery," she said. "You had a strong tradition of marriage in the black family and what ruined it? Liberals helping, liberals helping, liberals ministering to black people – not because they care about black people. They care about government workers and solid Democratic voters."