Ex-Obama pal, Artur Davis, decodes Joe Biden’s racial-speak for other Americans
…we have former Obama buddy Artur Davis to help interpret Biden’s racial Democrat-speak. A four-term congressman from Alabama, Davis seconded Obama’s nomination at the national convention four years ago this month and was national co-chair of his friend’s successful campaign.
Davis told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday Biden’s remarks were ”racial viciousness,” adding:
“It’s a divisive tactic that’s insulting to African Americans. It’s insulting to the American people. It’s insulting to the legacy that he used to build up as an orator who used to know how to inspire people instead of strike fear in people’s heart.”
Davis, who is black, added: “I know what Joe Biden was doing yesterday, and every black person in the room knew who the ‘y’all’ was, they knew what the chains were about, and they knew what the metaphor was.”
In May Davis officially abandoned Obama, the Democrat party and Alabama and has since endorsed Romney. Back then, Davis criticized ”an administration that has lapsed into a bloc by bloc appeal to group grievances when the country is already too fractured: frankly, the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country.” Davis will address the Republican Convention late this month.
According to all reports, such criticism doesn’t sit well with Obama and Valerie Jarrett, his constant crony. An Obama campaign spokesman said that the man, who once gained so much stature and the nation’s highest office and hopes by talking about a united United States, had no problem with Biden’s pandering comments.
Judging by Biden’s practiced histrionics, the disappointing moment may well have been planned. Nor was Obama bothered by a recent super-PAC ad suggesting that Romney causes fatal cancer.
But maybe Obama should have a problem with all this.
Clearly, with no achievement record to run on, the Oval Office occupant has decided there’s more to gain politically this time by dividing Americans into tiny camps and attempting to cobble enough of them together with treats, promises and windmill subsidies for victory come Nov. 6. Then what?
America is not a large Chicago. Buying and playing off one faction against another may work well in that one-party principality. With a childhood spent in another culture, the man once known as Barry Soetoro misreads this nation. Despite all the noisy acrimony at times nationally, there is a fundamental decency and sense of fairness that unites diverse Americans in their hearts, even in the worst of times.
Barack Obama may well discover come November that his increasingly desperate bid to retain power at any cost, any tactic, any phrase finally did unite conscientious Americans in the privacy of their voting booths.
And their collective decision was to go in a different direction, y’all.