Once again former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shows her ignorance where history is concerned. She appeared on Sean Hannity’s show yesterday to continue his “discussion” from the previous night about another Andrew Breitbart non-story — the video of then-Harvard University student Barack Obama giving his support of former law professor Derrick Bell. Sarah Palin attacked President Obama saying he wants to return to the days “before the Civil War.” Um, during that period of time, blacks were slaves. In fact, had President Obama been living in pre-Civil War America, he would have most likely been a slave, unless he was among the small percentage of freemen. If that was the case, he who would have lived with the fear of being kidnapped and re-enslaved. It’s insulting that she could even suggest President Obama, the nation’s first black president, would be guilty of such a ridiculous assertion. I guess she doesn’t understand what the word antebellum means, particularly where black Americans are concerned. As usual, Sarah Palin is on the wrong side of history. Her take is sort of like the Paul Revere twist:
Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake, took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.
Yeah, it was called SLAVERY back then you idiot. This is the person who harbors ambitions of becoming the president of the United States one day. Talk about the dumbing-down of America. Anyone with commonsense would see the absurdity in Sarah Palin’s assertion, even though she didn’t directly mention the word slavery. No, that would undermine her argument. One more issue that shows how absurd her argument is — Derrick Bell and Barack Obama weren’t black nationalists. They weren’t fighting for a separatism. They wanted assimilation. Lost on her is the fact that in the 1990s there were virtually no black law professors at Harvard University, which was what Derrick Bell was fighting for. But the right wing, including people like Sarah Palin and Andrew Breitbart, want you to pretend slavery didn’t exist and Jim Crow was a figment of our imagination. They want equality but can’t utter the dirty word — racism. They would rather invoke Jeremiah Wright at the drop of a hat and point a finger at anyone else who dares to point a finger at the scourge that continues to dog us. Yes, Derrick Bell and President Obama fit that bill perfectly.
Sarah Palin can only appear on Fox News because they spew the same ignorant bullsh*t as she does. How this woman became governor or even a vice presidential candidate is beyond me. Instead of worrying about Obama’s vetting, how in the world did John McCain’s people not realize they were dealing with a moron.