Sarah Palin joined white-rights champion Sean Hannity last night for a double-segment in which the two used the widely-ridiculed videotape “exposé” Hannity had aired the night before to make racial attacks on President Obama. Palin eagerly jumped on Hannity’s race-baiting bandwagon and accused Obama of being out to “bring us back to the days before the Civil War.” Palin seemed to be saying that Obama’s black racism was a threat to equality and the notion that “all men are created equal” - hallmarks of the Civil Rights movement. So did Palin not know the difference between the Civil Rights movement and the Civil War? Or was she really suggesting President Obama wants to reinstate slavery? I report, you decide!
As I’ve repeatedly noted, Hannity has a very disturbing record on race including time spent palling around with a white supremacist. I doubt there’s a better go-to show for race baiting than the Hannity show. Palin could not have been a more willing sidekick.
The racial part of the discussion began at about 6:07. Palin – of all people – lamented that Obama is “trying to divide the country. He is not in this to unify America.” As if she and Hannity ever open their mouths on television without being divisive.
Then, Ms. “Uniter” moved in for the racial kill:
“He is trying to divide us based along lines of gender, religion, of income, even of race. Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor whom he – you showed in a video last night – embraced literally and figuratively, asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama evidently – at least at the time believed what Derrick Bell believed.”
Of course, Hannity had presented no evidence that Obama agreed with Bell on race. Obama spoke warmly of Bell in the 22 year-old video and then hugged him. But segregation-supporting Hannity took Palin’s words as truth. “I’m going to ask you in the next segment about that,” he said agreeably. Nobody mentioned that Bell was a tenured Harvard Law Professor when he got that hug from student Obama.
In Part 2, Hannity went back to the video hug. Hannity suggested – but was too crafty to come right out and say it – that the video was evidence that Obama is a black militant: “Now we have another, sort of bit of information about what has, I guess, created the foundation of what Barack Obama believes… What do you take from this about the president… what we would have in the future if he was re-elected?”
Palin got the hint. But what she did with it was so astonishingly lame or ignorant or just far-fetched that it’s hard to believe that even the Hannity viewers would have found her persuasive. She said,
“He is bringing us back, Sean, to days that (she fumbled for words) you can hearken back to days before the Civil War when, unfortunately, too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal.”
Of course, in the pre-Civil War days, those who suffered from inequality were black. But maybe Palin didn’t know that. She continued,
“And it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth, that here in America, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of your skin. You have equal opportunity to work hard and to succeed and to embrace the opportunities, God-given opportunities to develop resources and work extremely hard and, as I say, to succeed.
Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake that took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin. Why are we allowing our country to move backwards instead of moving forward with that understanding that as our charters of liberty spell out for us, we are all created equally.”
So would Obama want to go back to the days of slavery? Or was she worried that his “radicalism” would institute white slavery?
Don’t tell me that Hannity didn’t know Palin had just unloaded a pile of baloney on the viewers. But he didn’t challenge a single thing she said, didn’t try to clarify anything. Instead, he changed the subject.
Sarah Palin: stupid never looked so good!
She makes them feel brilliant!
I godda a lodda heat on me for bein’ a hard nosed phone hacker and political/police briber. Can you all whip up a media firestorm to give me cover?! Bonus to anyone who deflects the most! Oh, and get Palin some more face time!!!! I like that girl!!!!
If High End Hannocchio wants to bring up people’s past relationships, we don’t mind telling the masses worldwide of his past friendship with neo Nazi Hal Turner and current love interest racist Patrick Buchanan.
The Stop Hannity Express urges all the masses to post articles of Hannocchio’s friendship with Turner and Buchanan on Facebook, blogs, Twitter, internet radio, and all of social media. We will continue doing this 24/7, seven days a week.
2012 will go down in history as the worst year for conservatives and their mouthpieces.
Coming down the pipe this year.
1. One conservative mouthpiece says goodbye.
2. A popular conservative mouthpiece is exposed as a fraud.
3. Conservative mouthpieces and News Corporation brings down the GOP.
NOTE TO HANNITY
Like father, like son.
Sure….as if the human race needs any help from anyone to create these divisions. Pointing out the obvious factors that have been dividing humans since their existence is not the problem. Ignoring them is the problem. The left tries to engage these problems, while the right continues to pretend these problems don’t exist…