COMMENTARY: Matt Drudge and his tag team of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity bombed last night with their “game-changing” video of then-candidate Barack Obama using a “black” accent and saying that the response to Hurricane Katrina was tinged with some racism. Um, really? If anything, the three men have shown us loud and clear that they are race hustlers. Mitt Romney and his lackeys should be ashamed of themselves for being party to this nonsense. One of his campaign advisers, Matt Rhoades has a close association with Matt Drudge. It is a sad commentary that Tucker Carlson, who was once a decent magazine journalist has sunken to an inept online media professional. His heavy-footed performance on “Dancing With the Stars” speaks volumes and is spot-on about his character and integrity. He’s no only inept on the dance floor, he’s inept as a person.
Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who said Michael Vick should have been executed for his dogfighting activities, are playing the race card and it almost always backfires — Shirley Sherrod comes to mind. Andrew Breitbart took a victory lap by engaging in the modern-day lynching of former USDA director Shirley Sherrod and comments she made about helping a white farmer. He took a snippet of what she said and got the support of Fox News (surprise) to impugn this woman’s reputation. This was the Jim Crow era all over again when Mrs. Sherrod’s father was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and no-one was ever charged for this unspeakable act of violence wrought on her family. As you can see, Andrew Breitbart is six feet under. In reality, Matt Drudge’s much hyped video fell flat, even with commonsense Republicans looking the other way. This only appealed to the fringe elements who think this was a gotcha moment. This video was covered in the past, even by Tucker Carlson himself.
The Obama campaign called a video as a potentially explosive development in the election a “transparent attempt to change the subject” from Mitt Romney’s comments, made by his “allies.” Yep, Mitt Romney and the fat cats are trying every way possible to steal the presidential election. It is a known fact that there were racial undertones in how the government handled the situation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Remember “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job?” Brownie was gone days later after the Bush Administration came under fire for the mayhem that erupted days after the levees broke in New Orleans. Had this occurred in an affluent community, the response from the government would have been quite different.
“In a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the American people, Mitt Romney’s allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. The only thing shocking about this is that they apparently think it’s wrong to suggest that we should help returning veterans, children leaving foster care and other members of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent get training that will allow them to find the best available jobs,” said Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt in an e-mail to The Hill. Source
The so-called bombshell video proves one thing, Obama is black. To echo James Brown’s song, Obama was saying “I’m black and I am proud. Say it loud, black and proud!” Tucker Carlson and his posse are the throne-sniffers he accuses others of being. Seems that they haven’t gotten the message that karma is a bitch. Look at Andrew Breitbart. There is something very dark and spooky about the right wing’s obsession with race-baiting. This is why I encourage all Americans to go out and vote. Don’t let a small faction in the Republican Party hijack this election. If Mitt Romney should prevail and become our next president, it shouldn’t be because of racial politics, it should be because he won fair and square. The same holds true for President Obama. Don’t let them fool you. Oh no.