By Bruce Bialosky
Monday, July 02, 2012
Repeat something and it becomes heard. Repeat something
often and it becomes accepted fact. Repeat a lie and people believe it even if
it defies logic. But if you’re a prominent person and you repeat something that
has no factual basis, you truly are a disgusting individual.
One of the accusations that the supporters and allies of
President Obama have continued to assert is that challenges to Obama are based
on something other than disagreement with his governing policies or
philosophies. Unwilling to listen to opposing arguments, they’re convinced that
every difference of opinion has to be based on distaste for black people.
The latest to make this ridiculous claim is Sam
Donaldson. Some of you may not even know who Sam Donaldson is so his making a
pronouncement about the President may seem as important as your Aunt Lucy
making one. Donaldson was a former White House Correspondent and has been an
employee of ABC since 1967. Donaldson, who is considered one of the senior
newsmen of Washington, stated that "Many on the political right believe
this president ought not to be there – they oppose him not for his polices and
political view but for who he is, an African American!" Donaldson was
prodded to make his comment after reporter Neil Munro jumped in to ask the
President a question about his new immigration mandate. This is not a defense
of Neil Munro, but what does this have to do with racism?
Donaldson, of course, has a history of aggressive
behavior, having similarly asked untimely questions of both Presidents Reagan
and George W. Bush, but that is just a matter of degree. Those were Republican
presidents, and, according to the MSM playbook, don’t merit any respect. But
throughout all the coverage of Donaldson’s comments, not one person asked the
man on what he based his assertion. Someone in a senior position for ABC News
shouldn’t be able to spout ludicrous statements like this without any basis in
fact, or without being questioned.
He’s not the first prominent individual to make this
preposterous claim. The President’s buddy and Attorney General said it himself.
On the topic of criticism of himself and President Obama, Eric Holder told the
New York Times that “This is a way to get at the President because of the way I
can be identified with him. Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you
know the fact that we’re both African-American.”
Not having any proof of this, I decided to do my own
research. It just might be shocking to the race-baiters, but I can find lots of
people who gravely dislike Obama’s policies, but could care less about the
color of his skin. The Leftist retort to that is “of course, they are not going
to admit their racism to you. That is something that remains under the radar,
lurking in the shadows.” Those who truly believe this will never listen to
reality or reason. They are, in fact, unredeemable.
But here’s a story for you. I recently went to Fenway
Park to watch the Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves, and found myself sitting
next to a couple of ”good ol’ boys” from Georgia. I don’t often get to meet
folks like this; they’re rather difficult to find around the West Side of Los
Angeles. I informed them that I was visiting #1 son, who is in Boston working
for Governor Romney. My neighbor replied that he was very unhappy with the
performance of the current president, and would be voting for Mr. Romney in
November. Now keep in mind that this man was the epitome of a southern white
boy. He spoke and reeked old south. He even had some chew under his lip.
Picture Larry the Cable Guy.
I leaned over and quietly asked him if his distaste for
President Obama had anything to do with his race. He said “Hell, no. That stuff
has been over long ago.” Then he said the most fascinating thing. “You know who
I wish you Republicans would put up for President?’’ I waited, fully expecting
to hear names like Jim DeMint or Chris Christie. He blurted out “Condi Rice.
That woman is smart and classy. The best thing President Bush did was make her
Secretary of State. Now that is someone who would make a great President.”
There’s no science behind what I did, but at least I
tried to find out some facts. I have asked the same question to hundreds of
people who do not support the President, and have always received a similar
response. That doesn’t mean that somewhere there might be people who will base
their vote on racial animus, but I haven’t spoken to any of them and neither
has Sam Donaldson, Eric Holder, or any of their supporters. They have offered
no evidence for their position.
To accuse those who do not support this president of
racism is disgusting. To accuse all Republicans of racism is disgusting. To use
a position of prominence to assert that someone that disagrees with you is a
racist is despicable. And to assert that people are racists with no basis for
that assertion is as low as you can get as a human being.
Now you know what I think of you Mr. Donaldson, Mr.
Holder, and anyone who agrees with you.