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For Barack Obama: “Revenge” Ain’t Just a TV Series

For what seems like forever, Barack Obama, 2008’s  “Great Unifier”, has been anything but. Emotional venom, revealing itself in sometimes startlingly base, mean rhetoric, has been a staple of his Democrats since before he stepped into the Oval Office. ‘”Racism” has served as a centerpiece of his party, his campaigns and his administration (Support Barack Obama no matter what he does and avert your gaze from even his splashiest failures — because he is black.)”Classism” hasn’t been lacking in Obama and Company’s boilerplate, either  (Tax the evil “Rich”, hammer the successful — they haven’t been  paying “their fair share.”)

Crowning this track record of maliciousness, last Friday the president urged on his supporters a further flavor of nastiness: When Obama mentioned Mitt Romney during a Springfield, Ohio event, the fiercely partisan crowd began jeering.

“No, no, no — don’t boo, vote,” their idol snapped. “Voting is the best revenge.”

So: race-baiting; class warfare; now, revenge. All at the behest of the Leader of the Free World.

Ni-i-i-i-ce, Mr. President. Just the kind of role model America — America’s children — needs from her Chief Citizen in these already fraught times.

Look, Bobby! Look,Sally! One day you can grow up and encourage people to loathe others just like our President does!

Our Snarler-in-Chief’s “revenge” quip emerges at the tale end of a week in which one prominent Obama supporter, civil rights’ icon the Reverend Dr. Ralph Lowery, “joked” that “all white people [are] going to hell”. He continued,  “I don’t know what kind of a ni**er wouldn’t vote with a black man running.”

Are these the musings of a respected, Christian man-of-the-cloth? Or a bad imitation of Louis Farrakhan, his Nation of Islam opposite number?

To these unsavory observations, Lowery incongruously added, ” We’ve turned our back on the faith. America is gong to hell in a hand basket. We need to straighten up so God can use us … I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election.”

Thus Lowery, who offered the benediction at Obama’s 2009 inauguration and was rewarded a few months later with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,  frets over a nation curdled by hostility and a people which is stiff-arming the Creator. Yet, his remedy? Glibly tossing around a poisonous racial ephithet and jesting about an entire race passing eternity in the lake of fire.

Anyone else see a disconnect here?

For the record,  the ninety-one year old preacher volunteered these inspiring nuggets while addressing an audience at Forsyth, Georgia’s St. James Baptist Church.  I await the professional Liberal-Wailers-and-Gnashers-of-Teeth to begin shrieking about that “separation of church and state” they adduce every time a Republican says grace before his supper. Don’t watch for Michelle Obama to go that route, however: recall that last June she announced while visiting a Tennessee house of worship: “To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these [political] issues, you tell them there is no place better, no place better.”

Politics in church, a-okay, according to the president’s wife? Has Bill Maher read the transcript of that speech?

And speaking of Bill Maher …

Last week he also floated what some might head-scratchingly regard an anomalous stab at humor in this age of  Barack Obama, Historic Healer of Civilization.The HBO talk-show host/comedian, another unabashed Obama booster, deadpanned, ” “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea:  Black people know who you are and they will come after you.”

Not dabbling in any unflattering, racial stereotypes there, is he.

In March 2011, The‘s Joe Newby nailed it when he wrote, “Maher does what he does because the hard left likes it. They revel in such obscenities because that is the level on which they think.”

Race-baiting, classism, revenge. Remind me again, which political party/movement is the contemporary bulwark against incivility and animosity?

Steve Pauwels

Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH and host of Striker Radio with Steve Pauwels on the Red State Talk Radio Network. He's also husband to the lovely Maureen and proud father of three fine sons: Mike, Sam and Jake.

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