Obama says no to reparations… in a yes kind of way

The Golden One weighed in on the issue of reparations while speaking to a cheering crowd of minority journalists at the UNITY ’08 convention in Chicago on Sunday:

“I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”

Ah, and what would those deeds include?  Behold, my friends, the mind of a Democrat:

You know, the fact is, is that dealing with some of the legacy of discrimination is going to cost billions of dollars. And we’re not going to be able to have that kind of resource allocation, unless all Americans feel that they are invested in making this stuff happen. And so, you know, I’m much more interested in talking about how do we get every child to learn, how do we get every person healthcare, how do we make sure that everybody has a job, how do we make sure that every senior citizen can retire with dignity and respect. And if we have a program, for example, of universal healthcare, that will disproportionately affect people of color, because they’re disproportionately uninsured. If we’ve got an agenda that says every child in America should get—should be able to go to college, regardless of income, that will disproportionately affect people of color, because it’s oftentimes our children who can’t afford to go to college.

To paraphrase what Obama is saying here: “Listen folks, Joe Taxpayer isn’t going to be too keen on forking up money for reparations to specific minority groups. At least not in a formal manner. But not to worry — MY administration is going to GIVE everyone universal healthcare. MY administration is going to GIVE every child a college education. And since minority groups are most in need of these things they will benefit most from these programs. Furthermore since Joe Taxpayer is going to be footing the bill… Voila! You have your reparations!”

So what we have here is a very Clintonesque solution. Rather than offer a direct apology and announce an official reparations program, just offer a little wink and nudge to let minority groups know that a more discreet form of justice is about to come their way.

Pretty shrewd that Barack. You libs who mourn for the ’90s need not fear… this boy is bringing slick back.

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Obama is simply proposing that all taxpayers be enslaved to pay for everything that he can dream up to give away. Remember, if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you will always have the support of Paul.

Comment by Jacqui Shurtleff

You nailed it. And the number of Pauls is growing by the day.

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