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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 27, 2013 / 19 Tammuz, 5773

BO, spare us the BS

By Michael Reagan





http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Will the left ever stop playing the race card?

Not in my lifetime, it won't.

The Obama left in this country acts like we're still living in 1960, when racism was legally, socially and morally sanctioned across the South and elsewhere.

Here's a newsflash, folks. It's 2013.

Racism is not extinct and never will be as long as human beings walk the Earth.

But despite President Obama's constant efforts to persuade his low-information constituencies otherwise, examples of overt or institutionalized racism are harder to find in America today than a rotary pay phone or a Studebaker.

Of course this reality doesn't matter a bit to the Obama left. It still sees racism everywhere it looks -- and it looks for it everywhere.

Why? Because the left knows playing the race card is guaranteed to get them votes, and saturation coverage from the friendly liberal media.

Sadly, dealing the race card works. It doesn't matter if the issue involves racist words uttered years ago by Food Network star Paula Deen or the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision.



Deen is the latest celebrity who's been slapped with the race card.

The 66-year-old product of the Jim Crow South, whose food and restaurant empire reportedly made her $17 million in 2012, is taking a serious financial hit not for something racist she blurted on her TV show, and not for anything she had been secretly recorded saying in private.

Deen's been sacked by the Food Network and dumped by one of her biggest sponsors simply because she was honest and admitted in a deposition in a discrimination suit that she had used the N-word privately in her past.

The N-word was once heard in every corner of white America. We're a better country because it's so rarely heard today -- unless you listen to rap or watch bad Quentin Tarantino movies.

If merely ever speaking the N-word in your lifetime is cause for losing your job today, then kiss half of Congress and the news media goodbye.

Crying racism works. President Obama knows this political truth like he knows the back nine at Andrews Air Force Base.

He immediately slapped the race card down on the table Tuesday when he heard about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to gut a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The act was needed 48 years ago. That's when racist Democrats in Southern states were using dirty tactics to deny black citizens the vote and Congress decided the best way to prevent it was to make states get federal approval to change their voting laws.

But now the voting rights law is obsolete. Black voters are not being denied the vote because of their race, but that reality didn't enter into the president's cynical political calculus.

Before MSNBC's Obama echo chamber could decry the high court's 5-4 decision, he pronounced he was "deeply disappointed" and called on Congress to pass a new law to fix a problem that he knows no longer exists.

Please, BO, spare us the BS.

You were "deeply disappointed"? No you weren't. You were playing your racial card game.

I challenge you to show us one instance in one state where the federal voting rights law is still needed in the U.S.

You can't, Mr. President. So put your race card away. Put it back where it belongs -- at the bottom of your deck.

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Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Comment by clicking here.



Previously:


06/20/13 The mess that is Mexico: What few have the cojones to say
06/13/13 Obama, the role model. Seriously
06/06/13 Don't whine about the IRS, kill it!

© 2013, Michael Reagan

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