It’s fairly old news that Obama, leading the pack of Liberals in Congress, is planning on “providing” a $825 billion stimulus package that is focused on repairing, expanding, and upgrading America’s transportation, communication, and power distribution infrastructures. Obama – much like the unlamented President Roosevelt – believes that a New Deal style of public works as welfare program will save our economy…or does he?
So there we have it; Obama’s economic adviser Robert Reich demanding that the – admittedly temporary – jobs created by Obama’s stimulus plan be apportioned along racial and gender lines – with the focus being on an “affirmative action” that would exclude qualified Whites from the positions.
I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers.
— Robert Reich
Jan 7, 2009 Congressional testimony
And in keeping with the long standing tradition of the American Black Liberal – Liberation? – Politician, Reich presents the readily expected dog-eared means for going about ensuring that Blacks, and presumably other minorities by osmosis, if not intent, get these jobs – hiring quotas.
There is one interesting thing about Mr. Reich’s apologetics on his blog. He explicitly mentions keeping skilled White workers from getting the jobs based on their qualifications, but lumps “women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed” under the sweeping banner of “low-income and low-skilled workers.” Nice.
Well, as long as we’re sure of Reich’s preferred demographic and his opinion of them…
Sad and Lonely Racist or Creditable Threat?
One might think these were just the mouthings of a singular leftover racist from the dark side of the Civil Rights movement, one who still held to self-serving (mis)definition of racism that was created to serve the needs of the Liberal agenda, and as such of little threat to America. Sadly, one would be dangerously wrong to believe that; Reich has support for his plan within our Liberal Congress.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) certainly seemed to agree with Reich’s plan, suggesting federal money be directed to specific groups of people as solely determined by the federal government. Rangel even wants to ensure that the Governors have no say whatsoever on how the stimulus’ monies are spent within their states.
Rangel also gloated that this was the best time for providing such reparations because the American middle-class was both too desperate and too distracted to voice their will in a meaningful way.
And one thing you can depend on, you don’t have to be worried about what the middle-class is gonna do. Things are so bad. They have to put food on their tables. Clothes for their kids. Get them in school. I think this is a tremendous opportunity for a stronger America.
— Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Jan 7, 2009 Congressional testimony
Rangel went on to advocate that Reich mandate that his social engineering criteria for stimulus or reparation spending be adhered to.
This strongly implies that Reich’s racist manifesto stands a reasonable chance of being forced onto the American people. I’d say that this is a creditable threat to America and that it should be treated as such. Such villainy should be stopped cold by any and all means that present themselves.
The Media’s Silence
As is sadly to be expected, America’s media has been largely silent on this issue. They’re in a bind, one of their own making. Not only does the modern pernicious stupidity of political correctness require that people publicly accept such statements from people like Reich and Rangel, but the Liberal Media spent a great deal of time, effort, and the last wilted scraps of their journalistic ethics and creditability installing Barack Obama as the 44th US President.
Also, after fostering an atmosphere of almost orgasmic self-congratulation in America over electing its First Black President, the media must find it supremely difficult to report on any occurrence of Obama’s coterie or his constituency behaving in a manner that exemplifies any of the negative stereotypes of Blacks in general and/or Black politicians in specific.
I’m gravely saddened for the effects of this upon the American people, but I’m finding it difficult to muster any sympathy for the media. To sarcastically paraphrase the racist, Jeremiah Wright – their chickens have come home to roost.