Throwback Thursday: Remember When Barack Obama Was The Preferred Candidate Of WHITE SUPREMACISTS?

Written by K. Walker on August 29, 2019

This kinda makes that “Trump-Is-A-Racist-Because-Racists-Support-Him” argument difficult, eh?

Since the Media(D) continues to want to prop up these asshats and their support for Trump as evidence of the President’s racism, let’s examine who ELSE they supported.

It turns out that back in 2008, white nationalists supported the Democrat nominee, Senator Barack Hussein Obama(D-IL).

No, really.

It was covered by CBS News, NPR, Esquire, and even those ridiculous clowns over at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

With the nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate clinched, large sections of the white supremacist movement are adopting a surprising attitude: Electing America’s first black president would be a very good thing.

Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

Back in October 2008, David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK and all-around vile excuse for a human being, was interviewed by NPR about the potential Obama presidency. In that interview, he seemed non-committal to an Obama presidency, but he clearly wasn’t keen on Obama’s opponent, Sen. John McCain(R-AZ). Duke also wrote an essay on his website stating that an Obama presidency would be good for white racists.

Duke, the former Klan leader, posted an essay on his Web site in June titled, “Obama Wins Demo Nomination: A Black Flag for White America.”

Obama “will be a clear signal for millions of our people,” Duke wrote. “Obama is a visual aid for White Americans who just don’t get it yet that we have lost control of our country, and unless we get it back we are heading for complete annihilation as a people.”

Source: CBS News

But it wasn’t just David Duke, (who, incidentally is also a fan of both Tulsi Gabbard and Ilhan Omar,) other racists were cheering for Obama as well. Granted, it wasn’t for Obama’s policies, but because they thought that he would be a hot mess and would turn white voters off of casting their ballots for black candidates in the future.

The white supremacists in 2008 believed that Barry would not stand up for so-called “white interests” but instead focus on his black identity despite being half-white.

This type of position is exactly the identitarian policies that is held on the left as exemplified by the unfathomably racist statement by the Ringo of “The Squad” Rep. Forgettable Moesha Ayanna Pressley(D-MA) who doesn’t wantbrown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice, we don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice, we don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice, we don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.” 

Believing that people can only think a certain way because of their race is the very definition of racism, but the left has championed it as “identity politics.”

Across the United States, some white supremacists are saying an Obama presidency could create a racial backlash that will give their groups a boost…

…Although not all white supremacists agree, “large numbers of these people really seem to think that an Obama election would benefit them hugely,” Mark Potok, the center’s intelligence director, said in an interview. He called that view “essentially a fantasy.”

Source: CBS News

The Esquire coverage was much less scientific and included just five interviews — four white nationalists and one black nationalist. Three of the white nationalists backed Obama.

If recent polls are to be believed, white voters favor John McCain over Barack Obama by nearly ten percentage points, but the McCain and Obama camps probably haven’t factored in the following fact: In an informal Esquire survey, three out of four white supremacists prefer Obama, while McCain is the clear favorite among black nationalists. (Sure, our methodology suffered from an extraordinarily low sample size–limited to four white supremacists and one black nationalist–but just because it wouldn’t fly with Gallup doesn’t mean there ain’t a kernel of truth in there.) This is just one of many surprising views that emerged after we talked to extremists about this historic electoral showdown between a 46-year-old black man and a 71-year-old white man.

They interviewed Tom Metzger who is the director of the White Aryan Resistance and was a former grand dragon of the KKK. He likes “white people, karaoke, and environmentalists,” but dislikes “race-mixing, Jews, the federal government, and capitalism.”

When queried about who he was supporting for President, he responded:

“The corporations are running things now, so it’s not going to make much difference who’s in there, but McCain would be much worse. He’s a warmonger. He’s a scary, scary person–more dangerous than Bush. Obama, according to his book, Dreams Of My Father, is a racist and I have no problem with black racists. I’ve got the quote right here: ‘I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s white race.’ The problem with Obama is he’s being dishonest about his racial views. I’d respect him if he’d just come out and say, ‘Yeah, I’m a black racist.’ I don’t hate black people. I just think it’s in the best interest of the races to be separated as much as possible. See, I’m a leftist. I’m not a rightist. I hate the transnational corporations far more than any black person.”

Source: Esquire

The other responses are just as nutty.

But did you happen to notice that this particular “far-right” white nationalist claims that he’s a leftist and holds some rather far-left ideologies? Weird, eh?

Now, I don’t condemn the Media(D) for exposing these disgusting racists. They need to be shown in their full dunce-cap wearing, bedsheet-clad absurdity. We should also publish their ridiculous titles like “imperial wizard,” “grand cyclops.” and the even the lowly “goblins” and “ghouls.”

These people are utterly ridiculous and deserve public mockery of the highest order.

But really, there aren’t many of them. They can’t seem to gather more than a handful at their highly publicized rallies. 

Even the “big” and controversial “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017 barely drew 600 people. (That’s a generous estimate.) The vast majority were counter-protesters.

If you conduct a web search, you’ll see dozens and dozens of stories about how white supremacy is a growing threat in America.

Is it, though?

You’re not allowed to compare the size of the KKK now to its widespread support in its heyday. Nor are you allowed to say that it was a Democrat association and many white nationalists don’t associate themselves with the right at all. After all, many of their policies are decidedly leftwing. The “alt-right” isn’t rightwing at all.

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson has been condemned for downplaying the threat. There was even some speculation that his “sudden” vacation was in response to the backlash.

Identity politics is gross on its face. It reduces people to racial groups or immutable characteristics like gender and ceases to view them as complex individuals. It is the antithesis of the “colorblind society” advocated by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If Rep. Ayanna Pressley can say that “brown faces” must have a “brown voice” then it is logical that “white faces” must have a “white voice.” This is precisely what these KKK nutters and white identitarians believe. THAT IS RACIST. And yet, the left asserts the first half and condemns the last part as racist.

The Media(D) has decided that President Trump is guilty by (non-)association. He has condemned these jackwagon racists publicly for decades.

Somehow that never gets reported just like the white supremacists cheering on Barry was largely ignored.

The propagandists in the Media(D) have continuously pushed the “Fine People” hoax for two solid years, and they’re going to double-down on it in the lead up to 2020. The New York Times had a meeting in which they said that they will do precisely that.

It’s almost as if the Media(D) is using white supremacists to push a particular agenda, isn’t it?

[Editor’s note: the photo of the Klansman with an Obama endorsement used for this article is a “shopped” photo that I found on the internet, so, don’t blame me. You can blame Esquire who used the image in 2008.]

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll