While on the treadmill for the last 30 minutes, I did tune into Hannity although I should be taking the opportunity to catch up on Justified or Southland.
No surprises. All we got was a hug. I’m certain we’ll hear more about Professor Bell in the future, and we know “radical” fits his description, but for now…
- President Obama was pretty close to Derrick Bell and completely embraced what they man had to say. Bell was another radical in the same vein as Rev. Wright and others.
- The media or someone tweaked the video – both Frontline years ago and BuzzFeed today – to exclude some of the audio and/or the hug at the end. No big deal, but one of Obama’s debate coaches said they took steps to hide the video during the 2008 campaign. (His words.)
- If Sarah Palin had made a similar video in college glowingly introducing and embracing a former white supremacist in 2008, they would have been all over it.
The media really should have done a better job vetting Obama, but at this point, we know exactly what the man wants. In my opinion, this additional “vetting” will convince no additional voters the current president has big time, big government socialist tendencies. In other words, if you don’t get it by now, your’re not going to get it.
If you’re a liberal and voted for Obama, you’re going to vote for him again unless you feel you got screwed by the government. In other words you got something from them which is suddenly taken away, or you were promised something you didn’t get. An other possibility is you have an enlightened conservative awakening. If awakenings are happening – and I think they are – conservatives have the edge.
It’s another brick in the foundation of how Obama came to be Obama. But all I need to see is what he, his administration and Democrats in Congress have been doing for the last 40-plus months.
Update: I was able to read parts of the Frontline transcript last night (it’s hard for me to read since it included the narration) but I saw a brief portion of the video and it does include “the hug.” It does not include “Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.” Bell was a pretty radical guy, but again, that’s nothing new. Again … it’s what he’s done since he took office in Jan. 2009 that matters to me.