Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Barack Obama claims that African-Americans may riot

Stone Martindale:

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama said on Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a coming "quiet riot" among blacks that looms post-Katrina.

The first-term Illinois senator says there are many angry black people ready to erupt.

"This administration was colorblind in its incompetence," Obama said at a conference of black clergy, "but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane.

"All the hurricane did was to pull the curtain back for all the world to see," he said, reported the AP.

Obama's words against Bush garnered him a standing ovation from the nearly 8,000 people gathered in Hampton University's Convocation Center.

Especially well-received were his anti-war comments.

Obama referenced the L.A. riots in 1991 over the trial results of the officers accused of beating of Rodney King, a black motorist, after a high speed chase.

Looting, pillaging and mayhem defined the city for several days, as fifty-five people died and 2,000 were injured in the city's black neighborhoods. reported the AP.

"Those 'quiet riots' that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths," Obama said. "They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better."

Obama, who is working his half-black, half-white lineage to his advantage in a calculated schedule of fundraising appearances, took the stage following black ministers who "repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet, singing, praying and swaying to music," reported the AP.

I wonder how many "quiet riots" will there be when he doesn't become President of the United States?


At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, I hope so.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could he win???

If so the US is f*cked.

(A UK reader)

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Bush didn't do enough for whiny blacks. No one ever does anyway. So once again, white people have to do for black people because they won't do for themselves. Just deport them all to Africa and that way black people won't have to suffer the horrible neglect that is the fault of whites.

At 11:48 PM, Anonymous bob said...

It appears Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), a front-runner for the Democrat Party presidential nomination, has stolen a page from the campaign playbook of Segolene Royal, the French Socialist Party candidate who lost the French presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy early last month.

In a Bob McCarty Writes™ post May 4, I reported that operatives of Senator Obama and his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), would be paying close attention to the results of the presidential election in France. A day later, I wrote and published a post about Royal’s warning to her countrymen — or, as she would say, “country-persons” — only 48 hours before election day that violence would erupt in the streets of France if she lost. And it did.

Now, according to an Associated Press report, Obama tossed out words like “Katrina” and “Rodney King” before accusing President George W. Bush of doing nothing to defuse a “quiet riot” among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.

Sounds like a threat to me. Moreover, it sounds like he’s targeting the same segment of the Democrat Party base at which people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tend to direct their oft-divisive, race-bating efforts, such as “No Justice, No Peace!” Worst of all, it sounds as if he’s hoping those targeted will actually resort to violence so that he — Obama — can try to lay the blame for the social unrest at the feet of Bush and, more importantly, his Republican opponent in the 2008 general election.

If I was Senator Clinton, I would be eating this up, satisfied that the junior senator from Illinois had blown his chance and, in so doing, improved hers.


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