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While examining an article on www.alternet.org, I happened across a recurring theme in American politics: Mitt Romney was supported by white voters despite his mediocrity, and only because Barack Obama was (and continues to be) black, despite his exceptional nature.

I know the idea of white privilege, the bastard child of critical race theory, keeps gaining ground as time goes on, and it will be perpetuated as long as the media and their Democrat allies can sustain the narrative. The President seems to have set his “laser-like focus” on its preservation throughout his administration.

The reason I reject it is simple: I’m white, and it has purchased me no privilege.

I come from a divorced home, from low-to-middle class income, and have managed to list as my current education credentials (hold your breath): graduated high school in 1999. I don’t even know if “high school” should be capitalized. My wife’s family has a much more homogenous income spectrum, and she still manages to come from the lower end of it. Where the hell is our white privilege?

The truth is it ain’t out there. LPSDs (Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, Democrats) are falling more and more on the white privilege sword, and the continued cries of racism, for two very simple reasons.

black-unemployment-chart2First, and this is most important: Barack Obama is a terrible President, terrible Executive, and terrible Commander-in-Chief. It must be the white half of him that sucks at his job, right? Remember the cultural meme that was “we are better off than we were four years ago”? A more accurate phrasing, although far less catchy,  would have been, “we are better off than we were four years ago, unless you are black”. Check out this graph from liberal hate-orifice thinkprogress.org.

Oh sure, they play into the whole “white privilege” idea by talking about how black unemployment is above 10% for the better part of 50 years, but they fail to mention that, according to their own graph, President Obama has not had a better month of black unemployment than George W. Bush.

Or, to be more blunt: In terms of employment, President Bush was way better for the black community than President Obama has been. At its conclusion, the article tries to subtly blame this on the Tea Party (I’m not kidding), by blaming local and state budget cuts for the loss of black jobs in the public sector.

From now on, cutting government spending equals white privilege.

Second, President Obama has not let all of this economic misery go to his head. He seems to be taking Rush Limbaugh’s advice of choosing not to participate in a recession. Must be nice to have that privilege. Of course, every President has been given the privileges President Obama enjoys, and Bush took more vacations, so why do we even worry about what he does in his spare time? You have to admit, it’s a brilliant governing strategy: walk into the Oval Office and wonder aloud why the hell the country is not fixed yet, blame the Republicans in Congress, and hit the links.

President Obama is simultaneously a walking refutation of white privilege and a walking testimony to government’s excess in a time of scarcity for the rest of us. This is what “shared sacrifice” looks like, folks.

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Osama Bin Laden is dead, and the UAW is alive and killing (jobs).

And during the State of the Union address, which I’m surprised he gave because it is a Constitutional obligation, he proposed a minimum wage hike to $9.00/hr. I don’t know how Wolf Blitzer kept it in his pants following that statement. A minimum wage raise is liberalism’s pincer attack. On the one hand, it helps secure union jobs by increasing the price of competition.

On the other hand, it helps keep the unemployed right where they are by increasing hiring costs. And who has the highest unemployment rate? Well, if the BLS is to be believed, it is black female teenagers. And who makes up the unions that this new protection tariff protects? According to a Cornell university study, a whopping 79.5% of union members in this country are white, and most are men. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Crony Socialism .

Sasha and Malia Obama are not under attack here. They have done nothing wrong. They are black female teenagers, though. (Well, Sasha is a tween, to be fair) In typical liberal fashion, in typical Demographic Party fashion, and in typical Crony Socialism fashion, the President has made sure that their privileged existence will never face competition from anyone who manages, despite his policies, to better their economic circumstances.

I guess he’s just a family man, after all.

 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.kirk.758 Stephen Kirk

    Great job Joe! Keep shining the light on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iamjosephkurt Joseph Kurt

      Thank you, Stephen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Charles17121 Charles S. Imwold

    We The People have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number , forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President . We The People demand the US congress honor their oath to the US Constitution and remove this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office under Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution .

    • Claudia

      Interesting how you didn’t question the birth rights of ANY of the previous presidents… I wonder if the fact that he’s half black has anything to do with that but since he is the first of his kind I’m inclined to believe that you’re a racist. And since you’re an older conservative white male the chances of that being a fact are very high lol

      Good luck with removing him btw LOL
      THERE IS NOTHING you can do to take his picture off that wall. FOREVER you will have it there. You have a black president. Get over it.

      • charles17121

        I would tell you to put down the obama kool Aid but I think it is a little too late for you to wake up and find that you have been conned by a half black moslem going by the name of barack hussein obama . I feel sorry for and you the rest of the idiot obots . The truth is coming and there is nothing you or your kind can do to stop it .

        • Claudia

          First, EVEN if he was a muslim it says NOWHERE in the constitution that you have to be a christian. Actually, freedom of religion is one of the pillars which the USA was created so get off that horse already… His religion is irrelevant… I bet you were not talking crap about Romney being a mormon so why does it matter?

          Secondly, I noticed how you ignored the question… Too close to reality for comfort? lol

          Why is it that you didn’t put in question the birth right of ANY of the previous presidents? Why Obama?

          You can pretend as if his race has nothing to do with your hate towards them but anyone with common sense can see that’s not the case…

          The truth is coming and there is nothing you or your kind can do to stop it .<<<< LET IT COME… You still won't be able to remove him from office so who cares about your rants? LOL

          • charles17121

            Claudia , You really should put down the obama kool Aid and take a drink of reality . Your boy the fraud and usurper barack hussein obama is taking you down the yellow brick road to no were . And your to dumb to see it .

          • Claudia

            HAHAHAHA No matter how much you hate the FACT that he is YOUR president you’re just going to have to DEAL WITH IT! You have a black president. GET OVER IT!

            You really should put down the obama kool Aid and take a drink of reality<<< YET you can't discredit anything I just said with FACTS can you? LOL

            Do you really think you're fooling anyone? How was Obama different than Bush you hypocrite?! lol

          • cautionkid

            In all actuality, he is not black. he is mixed. so when you are trying to throw something in someone’s face, try being factual. secondly, when you can comment facts with a .org .net or .gov, then post youre bull, because .com and .net don’t mean crap.
            and to answe the question about why we didn’t question the birth of the rest of the president’s is because we had no reason to. their birth place was accurate and obama gave us reason to believe he was lying. but because you are literally a follower and believe ‘everything nice’ about the man you see, then you will never believe otherwise. be a little open minded child. and just because the guy is an older white male does not mean he is a racist. you don’t know his life, so stop acting like you kknow everything.
            white privilege does exist, but only ion the little minds of those who will not make a life for themselves and for those who don’t try and are using the race card on themself. k thanks bye.

        • Claudia

          Why is it that you didn’t put in question the birth right of ANY of the previous presidents? Why Obama?

          Why won’t you answer THAT question uh?
          Like I’ve said, you’re not fooling anyone!

  • BigGuy

    This article asserts White Privilege is a myth, but says nothing about it. Whites can much more easily go into hotels to use the lobby restrooms than Blacks can do so, Blacks are often closely monitored by security in high priced designer clothing stores while Whites rarely are so monitored. that with equal incomes and credit histories, White buyers obtain better mortgage rates than Blacks.

    Separate from White Privilege, the writer claims that raising the minimum wage reduces employment opportunities. That’s false. That presumes that lower wages produce more employment. That’s also false. Unemployment is lower in states with higher minimum wages and higher in states with lower minimum wages — compare MA to ME and MS. There’s positive correlation across the board that states with higher minimum wages have lower unemployment.

    • Aaron

      “Whites can much more easily go into hotels to use the lobby restrooms than Blacks can do so”.

      Proof, please.

      “With equal incomes and credit histories, White buyers obtain better mortgage rates than Blacks.”

      So the natural conclusion is that there must be some national conspiracy against black people, right? Wow.

      Quotes like these are the reason no one takes arguments about supposed “privilege” seriously. Social justice advocates need to start embracing objectivity in their arguments.

      • BigGuy

        In Times Square every day, White tour guides can use the restrooms at nearby hotels without any problem. Black tour guides are often stopped. Non-white bus drivers and limo chaffeurs never even try to go into the hotels to use the restrooms; they go to Starbucks. I was there 5 days a week or more for 8 years. That’s what I saw happen, over and over.

        • Aaron

          Do you have anything other than anecdotal evidence (which is not evidence at all) or are you just attempting to troll me?

          • BigGuy

            I think more than 1,000 observations over 8 years is more than anecdotal evidence. There are very few studies proving out that everyday discrimination against Blacks exists and preference for Whites exists.

          • Aaron

            The observations of one person in one spot? That’s pretty much the definition of anecdotal evidence. Also, the reason that there are so few studies on the subject of “preference for whites” is probably because “privilege” is such an opinion-based topic.

          • BigGuy

            You are convinced of your point of view and do not accept as evidence what I have observed every day when I worked in Times Square, I could confirm my observations with every one of my co-workers, White and Black, but you would be unlikely to accept 100+ people all confirming what I have written to be true.

            I do not believe there is a national conspiracy against Black people. I do believe most Whites in the USA benefit from racial preferences. Most Whites are unaware of the benefits they receive in our society because they are White, most believe racism hardly exists, and most are unaware when they are racist.

            What would you consider to be objective evidence?

            What would it take for you to change your point of view?

            I believe NOTHING AT ALL will make you change your views. You appear to be a “true believer” in asserting that White privilege is a myth. ANYTHING at all presented to you would not meet whatever criteria you require to be objective evidence. If something does meet your criteria, you will change your criteria, rather than change your mind.

          • Aaron

            A nationwide poll would certainly make me change my view, but obviously that can never happen. Also, what constitutes as discrimination varies from person to person. Anecdotes are simply not enough – you’re trying to prove that which cannot be proven or disproven,

          • Claudia

            EXCEPT that anecdotes are not the evidence presented… EVEN THE SUPREME COURT has had to intervene in many cases when the cases of racial profiling and police brutality were getting out of control… Sounds like you live under a rock and when you do come out, your privilege allows you to be able to ignore these things which is not the case with minorities and the LGBT community

          • Claudia
          • Kevin Law

            look up the definition of anecdotal, Big Guy,

        • MargaretJacobson

          In Baltimore I never saw black men ever be stopped in the inner harbor, harbor east ?? If they choose to use Starbucks restroom , it is their business .

      • Claudia

        http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

        Why don’t you try to discredit this list too….

        Good luck with that lol

    • Kevin Law

      “Unemployment is lower in states with higher minimum wages and higher in states with lower minimum wages”

      Oklahoma’s minimum wage is equal to the federal rate of 7.25 per hour. The unemployment rate is 4.9%. California’s minimum rate is 8.00 per hour with an unemployment rate of 9%. It’s also worth noting that Oklahoma is a Republican State while California is by far a Democrat stronghold.

      • BigGuy

        OK vs CA does show OK with a lower unemployment rate than CA. Altogether, states with higher minimum wages have a larger portion of the population in the work force than states with lower minimum wages. They also have a lower unemployment rate.

        If lower minimum wages improved local economies, then the counties where prisons are located that lease out the prisoners to industry — at well below minimum wage — would do well, but they do not.

  • This Guy

    LoL Obama has already proven his worth. Nuff’ said.

  • Claudia

    LMAO But OF COURSE whites would want us to believe that their privilege doesn’t exists! How else would they maintain the status quo if not by keeping the rest of us sleeping? LOL

    NICE TRY but the evidence PROVING the existence of white privilege speak for itself…. Don’t believe me? Then explain the disparities in sentencing by race in the US…. A black man can be given harsher sentences than a white man for committing the same crime and that’s a fact! Look at the stats. Not only that, even though the data shows that stop and frisk is targetting blacks and hispanics for no reason because 90 percent of the time they are doing nothing wrong and no arrest is made, they STILL focus on blacks and hispanics….

    How about the study that shows that a white man with a record is often prefered over a black man with no criminal record when the only differentiator is race? How do you explain that if there is no white privilege?

    http://www.nymbp.org/reference/WhitePrivilege.pdf

    If you’re poor and white and wonder how can we say you’re privileged? Then you need to read this: http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

    Oh, and before you try to discredit the source because it comes from a feminist website, why don’t you try to discredit their claims instead?

    You can all live in denial but the rest of us know better.

  • charles17121

    Claudia , USing the race card again when you don’t have a answer for logical questions just proves you are an idiot obot . The race card has lost all it’s meaning . Pulling it out at every opportunity just makes you look the fool .

    • Claudia

      LMAO I always laugh when you idiots talk about the “race card” LMAO
      Did I say anything that wasn’t accurate? Has anyone EVER questioned the place of birth of any previous US presidents? Why this one?

      The race card has lost all it’s meaning . <<< Don't you wish that were true? LMAO

      That is only the case when it comes to racist fucks that see their privilege slipping away so they feel the need to bitch about it lol Nothing new here…

      IT IS NOT THE RACE CARD WHEN PEOPLE CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR RACIST BEHAVIOR! lol Learn that. There is a difference lol

      I bet you were alive in 64 when the civil rights laws passed… Did you think them to be another way of pulling the race card? Those damn blacks! Who do they think they are trying to be equal to everyone else uh? The nerve! LOL

 
 
 
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