Derek Hunter

I was going to write about the Obama/Boehner speech timing dust-up this week, but that’s already over. And I was going to write about Obama’s upcoming “jobs speech” that will undoubtedly be all the rage this week, but what’s the point in writing a long piece about something that can be summed up thusly: blah, blah, I’m doing all I can. Blah, spend billions. Blah, infrastructure. Blah, inherited. Blah, let me be clear. Blah.

Won’t people please stop not letting the man be clear? Just once?

Read anything anyone has written about Obama’s other “major” speeches on jobs and you’ll pretty much know what he’s going to say Thursday.

It’s Labor Day weekend, so I’ve decided to unionize myself for 3 days and go on strike, just to see what it’s like. By “strike” I mean drink alcohol and sleep in everyday.

Anyway, enough preamble, on with the show.

The Death Throes Of Progressive Tactics?

While you were off enjoying your August, several members of the Congressional Black Caucus were traveling the land spreading good cheer.

They went on a four-city bus tour they call the “For the People Jobs Initiative.” On our dime, they traveled to Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami to hold jobs fairs and give speeches to the un- or underemployed.

It wasn’t enough to undertake this blatant campaign trip on our dime. These “leaders” had to set their constituents straight on who their friends are in Washington.

It’s not the Tea Party. That’s for sure. The Tea Party, said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., “can go to Hell.” Why? Because it is racist and wants to lynch black people, according to Rep. André D-IN. Seriously. They’re still saying that stuff. It’s like the greatest hits of broken record, over and over, relentlessly, for more than 50 years now.

And they’re not alone. Much of the media and political left join in the chorus. Dylan Ratigan rages daily on his show on MSDNCNBC about how Republicans and their masters on Wall Street (news to the Obama ’08 fundraising team, but no matter) are robbing the “little guy” of his chance at the American dream. The racial undertones are impossible not to notice.

But what is racism? Is it not caring about the melanin in someone’s skin? Or is it seeing the melanin levels and immediately making assumptions about people based on that?

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.