NY Times Accuses GOP of Racist ‘Insurrection’ Against Obama
Six years in to the presidency of leftist Democrat Barack Hussein Obama and the mainstream media is still playing the race card to defend their precious from Republicans in Congress engaging in traditional political disputes with the Executive.
A house editorial published by the Times in Sunday’s edition titled A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks decries efforts by Republicans opposing Obama’s actions by asserting state and Congressional rights under the Constitution as a racist insurrection against America’s first Black president.
“It is a peculiar, but unmistakable, phenomenon: As Barack Obama’s presidency heads into its twilight, the rage of the Republican establishment toward him is growing louder, angrier and more destructive.
“Republican lawmakers in Washington and around the country have been focused on blocking Mr. Obama’s agenda and denigrating him personally since the day he took office in 2009. But even against that backdrop, and even by the dismal standards of political discourse today, the tone of the current attacks is disturbing. So is their evident intent — to undermine not just Mr. Obama’s policies, but his very legitimacy as president.
“It is a line of attack that echoes Republicans’ earlier questioning of Mr. Obama’s American citizenship. Those attacks were blatantly racist in their message — reminding people that Mr. Obama was black, suggesting he was African, and planting the equally false idea that he was secretly Muslim. The current offensive is slightly more subtle, but it is impossible to dismiss the notion that race plays a role in it.”
The editorial went on to cite the recent open letter by forty-seven GOP senators to Iran on the nuclear negotiations reminding Iran of the limits of Obama’s authority to cut a permanent deal.
The editorial also cites an op-ed in the Washington Post that attacks Republicans for asserting state sovereignty.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is singled out for inserting the Senate in Obama’s ‘climate change’ agreement efforts.
The Times concludes:
“If this insurrection is driven by something other than a blend of ideological extremism and personal animosity, it is not clear what that might be. But it is ugly, it deepens mistrust of government and it harms the office of the president, not just Mr. Obama.”