Saturday, February 21, 2009

Governors refusing Stimulus Funds accused of being Racist

I want to start this post by saying - I could not agree more with AG Holders remarks that our country is cowards when it comes to race. Though I do find it hypocritical coming from a man who got his job BECAUSE of the color of his skin - I have to ask who is afraid of race discussions?

Who keeps making race an issue? What party is hypersensitive about race?

Time and time again, we are seeing how Obama's election has done everything but transcend race. In fact I would say it has injected a racial backdrop on everything he does. Instead of being the President of the United States - his minions and Barack himself - continually play the race card for our first Black POTUS, even though he is bi-racial.

The citing of race and portrayal of victimhood is a typical, tried and proven tactic of most inner-city community activists. When Harry Reid raised questions about Roland Burris taking Obama's senate seat - he was accused of being racist. We also have all the hoopla over the stimulus cartoon in which some believe Barack was portrayed as a trained chimp. And of course we remember how anyone that did not support Obama was also accused of being racist.

Now comes the Stimulus Bill packed with 8yrs of democrat desires. Besides not creating the jobs as it is intended too, the bill will also saddle states with increased spending programs they will be unable to pay for in the future. Because of this, several Governors - Govs. Mark Sanford (SC), Rick Perry (TX), Bobby Jindal (LA), Haley Barbour (MS), Sarah Palin (AK), Butch Otter (ID) & Tim Pawlenty (MN) are resisting giving up the rights of their state and are refusing to accept portions of the money...
“The federal money in this bill will run out in less than three years for this benefit and our businesses would then be stuck paying the bill,” Jindal said. “We must be careful and thoughtful as we examine all the strings attached to the funding in this package. We cannot grow government in an unsustainable way.”

“Subject to learning more, my position is that Mississippi won’t accept funds that require us to have a tax increase later, because [they would force] us to change our rules for qualifying for unemployment compensation,” Barbour said.
(Yahoo News)

Your asking what the hell does this have to with being racist - right? It will show how the race card is convientently tossed out and until this stops - working past race and fixing our country will never happen.

For very good reasons and agreeing with over half of the US, some of these above Governors are being accused of being racist for resisting the stimulus funds...
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., amplified earlier statements that the governors' hesitation in accepting stimulus money had insulted him because "these four states are in the heart of the black belt.''

Clyburn singled out Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

This is a perfect example of how race is used by blacks, some democrats and most liberals when they don't get what they want. Leading up to this stand-off and taking a swipe at political rival, SC Governor Sanford, Clyburn inserted an amendment empowering state legislative leaders to accept the special federal aid if the governor fails to act within 45 days of the measure’s enactment.

So if there are ways to force the Governors to take the stimulus funds - why would Clyburn come out and inflame issues by bringing up race? Why would Clyburn purposely name the southern states and leave out the northern states? I'll tell you why - because invoking the race card makes headlines.

If handi-wipe Holder is sincere in his remarks and is not a coward himself - then he should publicly rebuke Clyburn for making these racially explosive, baseless and insensitive remarks. The same goes for President Obama if he truly wants to show his sincerity about transcending race - unless this too will be another broken campaign promise.

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