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Post-Racial America Looks a lot like Pre-Post-Racial America

Posted by ghostofsparta on August 23, 2009

Crossposted from http://paranoidpyro8503.blogspot.com/2009/08/post-racial-america-looks-lot-like-pre.html

Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and wax nostalgic. Why, just 1 year ago our economy was booming, with a record high Dow, Sarah Palin was about to light the Conservative base on fire, and Barack Obama was promising his election would lead to a post-racial America where we would all live in peace and harmony and rainbows and unicorns, Amen.

Fast forward a year, the Dow is under 10,000, Sarah Palin is continuing to light the Conservative base on fire, Obama is the first (half)African-American president. But sadly, that post-racial America we were all promised in exchage for electing Senator Obama to the office of President seems to have hit a snag. It seems that there are some racist elements of the American population, including some in the media and indeed the Democrat party, who are dead set on not giving any African-American in power a free pass. Instead, these Klansmen in disguise seem intent on pointing out character flaws and professional shortcomings of leading black politicians. The nerve!

Well thankfully, we have brave New York Governor David Patterson to straighten us out:

The state’s first black governor yesterday blamed his political woes — and those of President Obama — on a white-dominated media that he accused of taking part in an “orchestrated” attack campaign.

“We’re not in the post-racial period,” Paterson said in a freewheeling interview on the liberal talk-radio station WWRL. “My feeling is it’s being orchestrated, it’s a game, and people who pay attention know that.”

Ah, but fear not, Patterson has connections inside the racist realm of the media, and he has inside information about who they have next in their sights:

“The next victim on the list — and you see it coming — is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than try to reform a health-care system . . . only because he’s trying to make change,” Paterson said.

Thank God for such amazing insight from Patterson, this way the President can be aware that there might be some people out there who may be critical of him because of health care. I mean the signs are all there that some people are preparing to oppose the President on health care, because they’ve been too afraid to stand up thus far, obviously.

But at least the President only has to face racists opponents, while poor Governor Patterson has to face opponents who are both racists AND hate blind people. That’s a rough double-whammy for him.

I don’t know about all of you, but I for one look forward to the promised land of a true post-racial America. The one where a black politician is immune from any and all criticism, unlike his white counterparts since the beginning of time. May that day come soon, Amen.

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