Skip to comments.We should have seen Trump coming (2008 Obama nostalgia)
Posted on 09/28/2017 10:49:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. Its just that I shouldnt have put it past us. It was tough to keep track of the currents of politics and pageantry swirling at once. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong? Watching the crowds at county fairs cheer for Michelle Obama in 2008, or flipping through the enchanting photo spreads of the glamorous incoming administration, it was easy to believe that I had been.
And it was more than symbolic. Barack Obamas victory meant not just a black president but also that Democrats, the party supported by most black people, enjoyed majorities in Congress. Prominent intellectuals were predicting that modern conservatism a movement steeped in white resentment was at its end and that a demographic wave of Asians, Latinos and blacks would sink the Republican party.
Back in the summer of 2008, as Obama closed out the primary and closed in on history, vendors in Harlem hawked T-shirts emblazoned with his face and posters placing him in the black Valhalla where Martin, Malcolm and Harriet were throned. It is hard to remember the excitement of that time, because I now know that the sense we had that summer, the sense that we were approaching an end-of-history moment, proved to be wrong.
It is not so much that I logically reasoned out that Obamas election would author a post-racist age. But it now seemed possible that white supremacy, the scourge of American history, might well be banished in my lifetime. In those days I imagined racism as a tumour that could be isolated and removed from the body of America....
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“modern conservatism a movement steeped in white resentment”
He who shouts “racist” first loses.
Well the day that Ta Neesi decides to stop being an idiot this whole problem goes away. But I’m probably asking too much.
2DV posts so much garbage on FR. I just keep scrolling whenever I see that particular OP designation. I don’t even need to scan the header anymore.
Wow, Mahatma Coates again.
What’s disturbing is that people like him won’t ever blame themselves once the world they’re trying to bring about makes them into the victim in earnest.
Like we don’t get enough of this from American liberal MSM.
Now we’re catching it from a radical leftist rag in Britain.
This brit needs to focus on tea and crumpits and leave us alone.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American.
It ain’t a Brit, it’s a twit. A Stalinist Black Supremacist.
Nope, 2DV keeps us abreast of what the deranged opposition is up to and “thinking.” We’d be fools not to keep an eye on the haters so they can be shot down (rhetorically speaking).
Yet here you are. But guess what? I get hundreds of compliments from other FReepers on my threads, so you’re out-voted.
I remember how sickening and frightening that year was. Dubya doing nothing to fight the Democrats. No respectable Conservative was running for President, just a bunch of failed Governors and Senators, and the most unpopular of the latter gets the nod and then lets us all know he’s not only not going to make a serious run for President, he’s going to play Zero’s ringer instead.
It was in a lot of ways the year the Republican Party died.
Without the Tea Party and Trump, the Republican Party would just be a rump of the Democrats, as they demonstrate to us every single day.
Trump was Hitliary’s choice.
Trump ate his Mentos
McCain and Romney did not
democrats believe it is wisdom to define others, while ignoring ones own failings. somehow, that minimizes the failings. warped sick minds. if hitler were just born, he would win.
Did not know that
Teensy has always been a moron’s moron.
White resentment? WTF? Unless you mean resentment of whites, you are suffering from a psychotic break.
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