Anatomy of how a racism lie spread half way around the world

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

That quote, erroneously and ironically attributed to Mark Twain, is reflected in a false accusation of racism spread recently regarding Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, a/k/a “Joe the Plumber.”

Wurzelbacher is hardly the household name he was back in the 2008 campaign, when he asked Obama some difficult questions and complained about government regulation during an Obama campaign stop.

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For the unforgiveable sin of saying something negative about Obama, Wurzelbacher immediately came under attack on a scale seen by few, including having government employees illegally search Ohio records trying to dig up dirt on him.

While Wurzelbacher ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, he hardly is a central political figure.  But the urge to get him and demonize him lives on in the left blogosphere and media.

Wurzelbacher recently cross-posted a column written by Kevin Jackson at The Black Sphere.

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The original Jackson column was titled America Needs a White Republican President, a provocative title but espousing a fairly conventional theory — that fear of being accused of racism has stifled the ability to have an open dialogue regarding Obama’s many faults.  And in the case of the Black community, Jackson argued, free rein has been give to black race card players.  The column ends (large lettering in original):

Blacksphere America Needs a White Republican President

Nobody wants to discuss it, because racism by black Liberals has been  sanctioned by the Left, even encouraged. Black racists get a pass, as black  race-baiters are unchallenged on the most idiotic ideas and statements.

MSNBC’s Touré said that using the word “angry”  to describe Obama is racist. Juan Williams of Fox News said that mentioning the  Constitution is racist, and the list goes on.

But it gets worse. These Lefty racists do a far bigger disservice to blacks  and America in general, as they rationalize Obama’s (and the Left’s) inability  to create opportunity. When their policies wreak havoc, they pose insane  arguments. They say that Republicans are trying to starve people by reducing the  welfare rolls that Liberals have happily increased by 16M Americans.

Race-baiting, poverty-pimp Al Sharpton argued recently to keep 3M known deadbeats  on welfare.

Black racists don’t complain when black people are marginalized and insulted  with policies that dumb down black America, like the lessening of academic standards. They are  fine telling black youths that those youths are less smart than all other ethnic  groups. Certainly no future ramifications from that policy, said nobody  ever.

These same racists allow for black children to be cheated in education and  ultimately, opportunity, as their enablers—guilty white Liberal racists—turn a  blind eye.

I long for the days of a white president, because under white presidents, at  least black people had pride. Liberals have stolen pride from blacks, and they  have no intention of giving it back.

At least if we had a white president,  black people might have a shot of regaining a modicum of respect.

Whether you agree with Jackson or not, it certainly was not a racist column. The literary device of claiming to want a white president was an expression of frustration with race card players, not an expression of anti-Black sentiment.  Any fair-minded person reading Jackson’s column would see that.

Read the rest there, and tell them, “Thanks!”

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