Somehow I get the feeling that Ben Stein calling Barack Obama the most racist president ever doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight anywhere other than on Fox News.
What the White House is trying to do is racialize all politics and their especially trying to tell the Africa-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy, and that’s just a complete lie,” he said. “I watch with fascination — with incredible fascination — all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary, are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies.”
“It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country,” Stein continued. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”
That’s true. It was Barack Obama who came up with the Southern Strategy in 1968 for Richard Nixon and whispered it into the ear of Lee Atwater. Despite the fact that he was seven years old at the time, he was already whipping up racist plots from his secret base in Kenya. (By the way there were a couple of other presidents who actually owned slaves, but that’s totally not racist… just good business.)
It just strikes me as funny in a really sardonic way that middle-aged white people who promoted and promulgated policies and legislation aimed at suppressing participation in the electoral process are being called out for “purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.” Or to put it in terms they might better understand, “I know you are but what am I?”