Does America Need a White Republican to Promote Racial Justice?


Barack Obama's presidency was supposed to usher an era of post-racial healing in America. But the fact that

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Ferguson had to call in the National Guard to quell a racial riot shows that, if anything, the opposite has happened.

It just might be, I note in my Washington Examiner column, that the cause of racial justice needs not a mealy-mouthed, black Democrat who is sweet on Big Government, but an outspoken, white Republican who cares about minorities and is willing to take on the depredations Big Government has wrought on them.

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  1. Go here to read the whole thing.

    No thanks.

  2. Barack Obama’s presidency was supposed to usher an era of post-racial healing in America.

    According to who? I can’t think of a worse reason to have voted for him.

    1. Sure you wanna keep playing, shreek? The game’s always between you and getting called a cunt. That dropped eye of yours looks like the hood on a cunt to me, shreek. When you talk, your mouth looks like a cunt moving.

      1. It’s funny, ever since Weigel has been outed, he’s made occasional, half-hearted and nakedly pusillanimous attempts to actual be a worthwhile commenter. Glad that no one is buying into it.

    2. According to who?

      Any number of his dogwashers and DemOp media operatives. Google it. You’ll chin-stroking/thumb-sucking advertorials everywhere, especially in 2008.

      And, of course, there’s Obama’s own Rev. Wright speech:


  3. Only Nixon could go to China or something pithy like that

    1. Only a hick’s son can go to Compton?

      1. Only Kirk could go to Qo’noS?

  4. an outspoken, white Republican who cares about minorities and is willing to take on the depredations Big Government has wrought on them.

    Do those exist?

    Except on wingnut AM radio?

    1. Sometimes that Derptard, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a Derptard, he’s got… lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eye. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’.

    2. Yes Shreek, we know you are a racist. You prove that nearly every day. You hate black people and don’t think they can think for themselves or do anything without help from white people.

      You are a good old boy southern white racists. It is what you have always been. We know that. So you don’t need to constantly remind us. Don’t worry, no one here thinks you are anything but what you are.

    3. I have to say, I tend to think of you are a pretty ‘meh’ troll, but you get the results in these comments sections.

      1. You mean he consistently succeeds in making the left look silly?

        1. He gets a rise/responses out of board. No matter how ridiculous and fake his comments are.

          1. Yeah, it took me a while to follow tarran’s admonition, and stop responding – it does end up liberating,in the end.

            1. It isn’t sentient.

    4. “an outspoken, white Republican who cares about minorities and is willing to take on the depredations Big Government has wrought on them.

      Do those exist?”

      I’m not convinced such people exist in the Democratic Party.

      Otherwise, they’d be leading the charge against the Drug War and, especially, against the morally unconscionable public employee unions that do more than anything else to make the cops completely unaccountable to the black communities they “protect and serve”.

  5. As awful as George Bush was, one of the best moments of his presidency was talking about how “the soft bigotry of low expectations” hurts minorities. And he was denounced as a racist.

    The republicans are not short on stupidity, but you have to retarded to even bring up race if you are a white politician who leans even a little right.

    1. Obama also avoids the topic unless he is dragged into it in a press conference as in the “police behaved stupidly” – which was correct.

      1. Were you born a fat, slimy, scumbag puke piece o’ shit, or did you have to work on it?

        1. The kind of demsucking that Weigel exhibits is a natural talent. No one can teach that.

      2. Or when someone disagrees with legislation he likes, or criticizes his foreign policy.

    2. This is an excerpt from one of H. W. Bush’s speeches after the LA riots in 1992:

      “Think of the way that the world looks right now to the single mother on welfare. Government provides you just enough cash for the bare necessities. Government tells you where you can live, where your kids go to school. And when you’re sick, government tells you what kind of care you get and when. And if you find a job, the government cuts the welfare benefits. And if you save, if you manage to put a little money away, maybe towards a home or to help your kid get through college, the government says, ‘Hey, welfare fraud.’

      Every one of those things happens with the system that we have in place right now. And then we wonder why can’t folks on welfare take control of their lives, where is their sense of responsibility.”

      —-George H. W. Bush May 8,1992


      Can you imagine Barack Obama saying such a thing today?

      1. Incidentally, has Obama even been to Ferguson yet–or did he just send Holder?

        1. No thanks, I don’t think we need any “If elected, I shall go to Korea” moments from the Lightworker.

          1. We should be using these things to delegitimize the Democrats and their dear leader in the minds of swing-voters, who vote on such things.

            Aren’t you tired of libertarians and our fellow travelers taking hits on the charge of racism? Aren’t you tired of us being marginalized by the charge that we don’t care about and have nothing to offer minorities?

            One of the reasons they keep leveling those charges at us is because we rarely fight back.

            We have some excellent arguments to make about how the drug war impacts black communities in this country, and we have some exceedingly excellent observations to make about how the public employee unions make the police especially unaccountable–in black communities too, where such accountability has historically led to their abuse.

            If we can contrast our legitimate, rational concerns for those problems–with Barack Obama paying lip service to them, but not even really caring enough to show up in Ferguson himself? We should totally take advantage of that.

            Why wouldn’t we? That’s how you score points with swing voters.

  6. I think we need to trianguate – only an Asian (or possibly a Cyborg-American) can begin the racial healing.

    1. “We, Six of Twelve, vow to bring an end to the racial strife that has plagued the flesh-forms of this great nation. True equality will be reached through assimilation. We will truly be one people.”

        1. That unit has malfunctioned and left the collective.

        2. Didn’t Seven of Nine basically give us Obama, by not being a good wife and going to the swingers club with her husband?

    2. Identity-politics warriors will gladly merge Asians and whites together when the narrative calls for it.

  7. There will be racial justice in this country the moment blacks stop mindlessly voting 90+% Democrat. The Democratic Party is run by a by a bunch of paternal racist white people who don’t give a shit about Blacks. And since blacks always vote Democrat regardless, they don’t have to give a shit. If that ever changes, the Democrats will suddenly decide that well gee maybe we need to do something about the drug war and the horrible public schools and such.

    1. Your TEAM is openly racist. Why would any minority vote GOP?

      1. What exactly is “openly racist”? Get specific Buttplug.

        1. Anyone who doesn’t treat blacks as inferior and in need of special treatment is “openly racist.” Duh.

      2. Who said anything about voting for the GOP?

        1. They could form their own party or “gasp” vote Libertarian. Shreek just assumes the GOP because he is racist and doesn’t think blacks are capable of doing that.

          This is what white supremacy looks like in the 21st Century.

        2. They’d have to vote for the GOP. Everyone knows that there can only ever be two parties and that voter turnout is always 100%.

        3. Weigel doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to comprehend differentiation. The simplest creatures see the workd in black and white – and progtards like him are a prime example.

    2. Maybe they wouldn’t vote 90% democrat if the republicans didn’t go out of their way to be perceived as hostile to minorities.

      1. How are Republicans “hostile” to “minorities”?

        1. Not offering free shit is the same as stealing.

          1. And suggesting ‘accountability’ is the same as ermagerd they be sending us back to the plantations.

        2. Who cares if they are hostile or not. Perception is reality.

          1. Then how exactly does one “go out of their way” to be perceived as hostile to minorities without actually being hostile to minorities?

            1. Be more aspie. You can’t.

              1. It’s a legtimate question.

                If it’s all perception, then they aren’t “going out of their way” to be hostile.

                If they are “going out of their way” to be hostile, then it’s not merely perception but reality.

                Regardless, John didn’t say they have to vote GOP. They could always form their own party. Or vote for Libertarian candidates.

          2. So W had the most ethnically diverse cabinet of any president, including the Lightworker. The RNC had Michael Steele, and Herman Cain was a legit candidate pretty deep into the nomination process, and yet Team Red is full of racists? They do a pretty bad job of it if that’s the case.

          3. “Perception” = “pretty much drilled into every public school student and on through college”

  8. What the hell is “racial justice”? Is it in the Constitution?

    Isn’t Governor Nixon a white Democrat promoting “racial justice”? Doesn’t he want Wilson prosecuted and convicted of murder?

    1. Yeah, I’d say so.

      Isn’t that part of what equal protection is about?

      Not that there’s anything wrong with private citizens being concerned about things that aren’t listed specifically in the Constitution anyway.

      1. Equal protection isn’t about racial justice. Its about color-blind justice. The opposite of racial justice, actually.

        1. What are we, all progressive spin-meisters now?

          It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about–it’s just important how we describe it? What words we use?

          We’re talking about whether the police have been unfair and unaccountable to the black community in Ferguson. You can call that “racial justice”, “color-blind justice”, just “justice”, or something else–I don’t care what you call it.

          Equal protection is in the Constitution.

          Thank God.

  9. What is ‘racial justice’? Is it anything like ‘social justice’? If so, I’ll stick with justice sans modifiers.

  10. I see there is good acid around again. I’ll have to swing by my local dealer and ask if he’s got whatever Dalmia’s got.

  11. I’d settle for a president of any color who respects the Constitution and individual human rights and dignity.

  12. Obama is the only politician who could get away with telling these folks they need to pull their pants up, stop acting like fools and do something with their lives.

    For some odd reason, he won’t.

    I wonder why that is?

    1. I wonder why that is?

      Because he can’t fit in before his next tee time?

    2. I haven’t seen any evidence that Obama has even been to Ferguson yet.

      I suspect he’s afraid of associating the Democrats with rioters ahead of the mid-terms. …in which case, he’s basically selling the people of Ferguson down the river.

      Libertarians, both Reason staff and commenters at Hit & Run, have shown more solidarity with the people of Ferguson than Obama has.

      The other explanation, I guess, is that Obama doesn’t want to piss off the police unions, either, ahead of the midterms, because I think their endorsements do have some effect in a lot of important districts.

      If he hasn’t been to Ferguson, I don’t understand why. From the left’s perspective, that should be worse than him doing nothing during the Gulf oil spill. That should be like Dubya waiting for the locals in Louisiana to tell him what to do about Katrina.

  13. I have to say this Michael Brown race war bullshit would be far more tiresome if any of the elected official presiding over this pr dumpster fire was a Republican, imagine how little play the militarization angle would get then.

  14. The problem is not just that Obama is black, but also white?

  15. “Promoting racial justice” is what got us into this mess to begin with; all government can do is ensure legal equality.

    If you want to read what a black Republican has to say about it, read “Please Stop Helping Us” by Jason Riley.

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