I don’t expect everyone to agree with me or understand the point I’m about to make. I can hear the stuttering excuses why it’s different for a black man and references to the Bush family and the Reagans.
Michelle Obama and her family are on a $4 million taxpayer-funded vacation, and between her traipsing around in $2,000 dresses, $1,000 skirts and dining at the most exclusive restaurants – she found time to send an email to an Obama mailing list saying, “I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more to help make sure we’re ready for the next [election].”
In December 2006, I wrote: “Race is the viscous grease Al Sharpton uses to lubricate his flim-flam machine. Adding the ‘Reverend’ moniker affords him cover by having a credible partner, i.e., God, who doesn’t want a cut of his ill-gotten gains. And not atypical of race-hucksters, he makes his choices based on what will garner him the most cachet.” (“Lights, camera … Sharpton,” WND.com)
Insert the name Obama in place of Sharpton, FLOTUS in place of “Reverend,” and “gullible voters” in place of God, and it’s a perfect fit. I am convinced that Michelle’s email was forwarded to their campaign’s black voters. As I recall writing about it at the time – it was during the 2000 presidential campaign and Al Gore had just finished speaking to a gathering of “well-dressed” blacks (I always find it interesting that, white liberals feel it necessary to say things like that, as if they expect blacks to be dressed like cotton-pickers).
Many of the all-black gathering said they were praying for him to be elected, but Gore’s concern wasn’t their prayers, it was their pocketbooks and wallets. The working-class black person was Gore’s concern, because working-class blacks weren’t inclined to offer much more than the fried chicken and the prayers being offered at that fundraiser.
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In 2000 Gore lost, and donations from working-class blacks were less than negligible. God thankfully didn’t answer their prayers. But with the Obamas, it is different. The two things that endear them to blacks is Michelle Obama’s black face and her impudent behavior – which many in the black community view as sticking it in the face of whites. If it were just a half-white Kenyan with Communist entrails, support for him would be at best tepid in the black community. It is worth noting that the questions surrounding his blackness are well-documented, and it wasn’t a white essayist writing for a conservative newspaper (if such a thing exists); rather, it was a black essayist writing for the liberal Los Angeles Times who identified Obama as the “magic Negro.”
Michelle Obama is a world-class conductor of the race-mongers orchestra. And she conducts the symphony with the adroitness that even the most skilled race-monger can take lessons from. In 2000, Al Gore may have gotten little more than prayers and fried chicken, but in 2011-12, Obama – thanks to his wife has figured out how to get juice from that fruit.
The fundraiser email may have seemed like nothing more than an innocuous request, but what matters is whom it was sent to and the social perspective of same. For those who doubt my opinion, I encourage you to read some of the comments made on black blogs and news sites in reference to Michael Jordan announcing his engagement to his Cuban born fiancée. The vitriol communicated between readers on the referenced sites goes beyond the pale.
Over-the-top expensive vacations, fashions, and dinners – in the view of many blacks – is seen as showing whiteys what it’s all about. It is viewed with applause and admiration because it is viewed through a racial paradigm. Do the math – $3 from even 75 percent of blacks adds up to a hefty amount of money. And since blacks, as Al Gore found out, are not inclined to give, $3 is an amount that those they’re reaching out to can not only afford, but also gladly give.
Identifying it as “needful for voter registration” and “something to get people fired up about” is nothing more than code speak for “it’s going to benefit the black man.” You can call me wrong, but I bet I’m right.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here