UPDATE! APPARENTLY THIS IS A HOAX.
This is not only disrespect to our President, but it is disrespect to ALL black people. The attacks since day one have been racist in content and not political attacks of policies. For example: A Congressperson calling the President “Tar Baby”. However, when folks on the right attack this President it has something to do with skin color and racist stereotypes. Not one black person attacked President Bush’s or any of the other 43 President"s skin color or all white people. It was always about their policies. However, this is not the case with President Obama. Nope, instead they are attacking, disrespecting, and insulting ALL black people.
There appears to be those in our so-call free society, land of liberty, that seem to think that black folks place is in a servile positions and that they don't deserve to be apart of the "American Dream" because of the color of their skin. Yup, there are some folks who seem to think the only deserving people who have a right to that dream are lily white rich folks. Therefore, they hold up and praise people with Confederate leanings and aspiring wannabe slave owners like Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry.
The only people that seem to be speaking out and protesting against this study flow of racist insults seem to be some Black bloggers. Where are the Black Caucus and NAACP organization at and where is their outrage? Have they grown weary or have they grown fearful or have they been brought too? Why are they not standing up and speaking out against the racist insults and disrespect towards our President and Black people is beyond me. Are they out of touched with the black community? Are the Color of Change Organization and Al Sharpton the only ones that have guts enough to stand up against bigotry?
Travis Smiley and Cornell West have joined the rightwing in bashing the President, but where is their bull horn in speaking out against all of the racist stereotypes and racist disrespect that has been aimed at this President and Black people. Talk about poverty, slavery was a big factor in poverty for black people since it involved “free labor”. Slavery is a subject that is, constantly, being brought up by the rightwing and Teaparty candidates running for President, lately. Yup, they seem to longing for the good ole days of picking cotton when they could call us darkies any denigrating name they felt like, disrespect us however they felt like doing, and treating us less than human legally.
People can sit back thinking that it will never happen, but think about this, it happened after Reconstruction and there were those who thought the same thing. People it is time to stand up and say ENOUGH! Skip the empty apologies.