When it comes to stirring the caldron of racial animus directed at whites, there are those who will go to any lengths to keep flames burning under said kettle.
As Booker T. Washington brilliantly observed, “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public.” And when there is a verifiable absence of wrongdoing being directed at blacks by whites enter the likes of Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to do all he can to ensure racial strife is stirred up where none exists.
Or perhaps it is better said that Obama is seizing every opportunity to foment racial discord by putting in place rabid racialists, not least of which is Watt whom he has appointed to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
In 2005, during a Washington hearing held by the National Commission on the Voting Rights Acts, Watt said, “There would be a substantial majority of white voters who would say that under no circumstances would they vote for an African-America.”
In a constitutionally proper United States, the truth is that no American would vote for an “African-American” because African preceding the hyphen in front of American, properly applied, would mean the candidate would have been born in Africa. But let’s not confuse this issue with common sense.
Mel Watt made that claim at a time his own district, which was/is 63 percent white, elected and re-elected him to office. Maybe someone should suggest Watt revisit his earlier diatribe and force him to point out that after a disastrous first term, arguably the worst president in history, thus far, won 51.1 percent of the votes.
Of the 51.1 percent who voted for Obama, the demographics were 56 percent white, 24 percent black, 14 percent Latino, 4 percent Asian and 2 percent other. Interesting numbers, wouldn’t you say? John Lewis, another “colored” who has been successfully re-elected several times, won 80 percent of the white vote in his district in Atlanta, Ga.
Speaking of no white people voting for black candidates, even the notorious race-monger and former Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Atlanta won her last election as a Democrat with 63 percent of the white vote, as I recall.
This isn’t about whether or not Mel Watt is qualified to head the FHFA. He isn’t. This is about Obama placing a rabid racialist in a key position where Watt will be able to manage in ways that are unfair toward a certain demographic based on the color of their skin.
And before the Neo-Leninists start to tear their clothes, call me names and ridicule me, let me point out Eric Holder who is on record telling the Justice Department Civil Rights Division that he wouldn’t prosecute any cases in which the victims weren’t black. This is the same Attorney General Holder who refused to prosecute the New Black Panther Party members for voter intimidation. The same Attorney General Holder who refused to prosecute the New Black Panther Party members for raising money across state lines to offer as a reward to the person or persons who harm George Zimmerman.
Perhaps Watt would have had more ground to stand on if he had said that voters won’t vote for the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or something that looks like it just stepped off a CD cover from South Central. Which Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., agrees with.
Rangel has stated, “It generally takes a different kind of black politician to win in a majority or largely white district than in a majority black district.” (“America In Black And White,” Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail Thernstrom) Albeit, I suspect Rangel was politely calling certain candidates he disapproves of Uncle Toms.
Watt also said black voters, unlike whites, don’t have “an absolute commitment” to voting for a candidate based on race. “Black people have not had the luxury of being able to say, ‘Under no circumstances will I vote for a white candidate.’” (“Mel Watt: Majority of Whites Won’t Vote For Black Candidate,” Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller, May 1, 2013)
Watt also stated that white voters “need to be factored out of the equation, I’ve got no use for them in the democratic process.”
Watt is a liar because even if he pretends not to know it, the majority of Americans know that most blacks won’t buy a car if it’s white, much less vote for a white candidate.
The Voting Rights Acts was intended to end racial apartheid, not create a new level based on the vision of Obama and Watt. That said, I want a liberal to tell me which white politician could say the same thing and not be run out of Washington on a rail.