Posted on | August 21, 2011 | 26 Comments
Excuse my visceral reaction to this story:
Cummings: Black community
wants Obama to ‘fight harder’
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Sunday that African-Americans want President Obama to “fight harder” to create jobs in the struggling U.S. economy.
Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, Cummings said the black community is very protective of Obama and is upset by attacks coming from Republicans on the president. But the lawmaker, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said African-Americans want Obama to not concede to Republican demands.
“Almost every African-American person I have talked to has said they want him to fight, and fight harder,” Cummings said. “If the Republicans are not going to work with us, we just have to go it alone. Stand it up to them. Don’t back down. Period. They’re [not] going to give you anything anyway.”
According to Congressman Cummings, then, it is Republicans who are somehow preventing Obama from exercising his job-creation magic.
If we are to take his word for it, “almost every African-American person” shares this bizarre belief. And what will happen if the promised magic fails? Who will get the blame for the lack of job-creation? Will they blame Republicans? Blame the Tea Party? Blame “corporate America”?
Or will they just blame whitey?
It ain’t just liberals who can spot a demagogue blowing a “dog whistle,” you know. Appealing to the credulous resentments of ignorant mobs has long been a political speciality of the Democratic Party, which habitually excites the fears and hatreds of its constituencies, even as it exploits their foolish hopes. (By the way, whatever happened to Peggy Joseph?)
Democrats exercise power through such cynical manipulation of their supporters’ dreams and nightmares. The Democrats grow rich while the people who elect them grow poor and yet always — always — the blame for their failures is externalized onto those hated Emmanuel Goldstein scapegoats, the Republicans.
What’s for supper, Congressman Cummings? “Barbecued unicorn ribs!”
In a democracy, you get the government you deserve. And the fools who vote for Democrats certainly deserve no better than what they’ve gotten from Obama: Absolutely nothing.
UPDATE: Evidently, Congressman Cummings was reading from the White House/DNC/Axelrod/OFA talking-points memo:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood. . . .
Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. “I’m not afraid of anybody,” said Waters. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the ‘tea party’ can go straight to hell.”
So this is now the Axelrod-approved Democrat message: Republicans are to blame for unemployment, and anyone who doesn’t blame Republicans is a cowardly scaredy-cat. And there’s also this:
You’re probably saying to yourself, “Why is Biden demagoguing against Republicans in China?”
But hey, what’s a little Logan Act violation among friends? It’s not like Eric Holder would prosecute the Democrats for obtaining illegal foreign contributions to Obama’s re-election campaign, right?