This should come as no shock to most of you, but for the last eight years anyone who disagreed with former President Obama was given the label of racist by the left, the main stream media, the talking heads, etc. It was as if the sole reason to oppose Barack was the color of his skin, not the content of his ideas, policies, and the pen and phone method. No, any dissent from the progressive, dangerous, and fiscally irresponsible policies of the left, regardless of the well thought out reasoning for why they dissented was coated with the broad brush of racism. The former president was a black man, and obviously any disagreement with anything the first black president of the United States said made you a racist, automatically.
Remember though it was Obama who said in a speech in Rhode Island on 25 October, 2010 (before the mid-term elections they got slaughtered in) “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us, they can come for the ride, but they got to sit in back.”(1) Not much was made of this despite its racial overtones of a bygone era from the 50’s and 60’s, but just imagine the blowback in the MSM had a Republican at any level of government said that Democrats could come along for the ride, they’d just have to sit in the back. Someone would have been ridden out-of-town on a rail, after being tarred and feathered for good measure. Instead, Obama got applause. His content was infallible, disagreeing with what he said was monstrous racism camouflaged as dissent. Dissent couldn’t exist, just like the tag of racism just couldn’t be stuck to a democrat, you know the “party of the people” regardless of what they said…it only applied to Republicans.
This, of course, was just a ruse, an ad hominem attack from the oligarchs of the democratic party and their lapdogs in the media, used to silence meaningful dissent. Because the left believed if they could just silence all the dissent, shame it into going away or force it underground they could get whatever they wanted accomplished. Disagree with Obamacare, racist. Disagree with bombing the crap out of Libya for no reason, racist. Diagree with anything, racist. The American people put up with it for a while, but eventually they saw through this strategy, which is why the mid-term elections in 2010 and 2014 reflected stronger Republican tendencies in the American people and why in 2016 Clinton didn’t get a chance to live out Obama’s third term. Instead, Donald Trump, with his Make America Great Again populist message, and the hope of jobs and money, security and freedom throughout the United States brought home the win in the electoral college and we now have a new, different president.
If Hillary had been elected, all dissent would no longer be described as racist…the left would have dropped that line and gone with the tag, any dissent against the first woman president is now sexist, and the paint brush would have been gladly handled by the media to coat the same people who were racists the day before as sexists the very next day. This from the woman who famously said as a Senator from New York during the Bush Administration, “I am sick and tired of people who say if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with ANY administration.”(2) No, not a drop of dissent would have been tolerated.
Instead, Obama will retire to whatever he’s going to do, golf, community organizing, whatever, and Clinton who will continue to fume but both will get to watch the transition of dissent is racist to “dissent is the highest form of patriotism”(3) again. I’m sure given enough time both of them will chime in on the matter. The media will hold it up as one of the sacred cows, the one they’ve taken out and dusted off after Obama left office anyways.
Oh, and agreeing with anything the Trump administration says or does will be fascism, the snowflakes and media will see to labeling that as well.
1. Barack Obama, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25HN1kZtRIw
2. Hillary Clinton, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0
3. The Use of Force in International Affairs, (Philadelphia: Friends Peace Committee, 1961), 6.