Derek Hunter

No reason? None at all? How about three years of unemployment above 8 percent every month and growth below 3 percent every quarter? Or the $5 trillion in new debt, ObamaCare or recess appointments when Congress wasn’t in recess? I could go on, but to Sen. Lucas, I’ve already gone too far. I’m a racist. I wonder if my opposing President Clinton makes me a redneck-ist. Or my opposition to President Bush’s Medicare prescription drug program makes me a…actually, there isn’t a word for people who oppose things Republicans propose because the people with the hair-trigger to name-call all oppose Republicans. Weird.

Senator Lucas is mad – about what or at whom I have no idea. But she’s happy about one thing – she’s managed to pollute her children’s minds with her sickness. She told Fredericks, “I absolutely believe it's all about race, and for the first time I've convinced my children finally that racism is alive and well.”

Great mom, eh?

When asked “Even in Virginia?” she replied, “In Virginia? How about all across this nation. And especially in Virginia!”

I guess she, a black woman, was elected by a bunch of racists. And I guess President Obama carried Virginia in 2008 because all the racists there forgot they were racists for a while.

Or maybe, just maybe, this country isn’t a racist country. This is where I add the caveat that racism still exists, in people of all colors, but in smaller numbers all the time. Progressives would like people to believe we’re a nation full of Mississippi Democrats from the 1950s, but we’re not.

Criticism of – and dislike for – the policies of a president who happens to be black does not a Klansman make.

Nor does judging the President by the standard he set for himself when he said in 2009, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years….A year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress, but there’s still going to be some pain out there. If I don’t have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition.”

It’s not “done” in any sense – not even close. Every piece of economic data suggests it hasn’t even started in the direction of being “done.” But don’t tell that to Sen Lucas, lest she call Barack Obama a racist.


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.