Thomas Sowell is a wonderful writer, one of those on the Right with whom I was unfamiliar until the last few years. His writing may lack flamboyance, but it is remarkably clear and concise, and this recent piece is one of his very best.
As a black man himself, Sowell compells extra respect in speaking on the subject of how Obama uses race. Here, for example, is one of the most succinct statements of what is so deeply wrong with Obama that I’ve ever seen:
[Obama] found it expedient to appeal to a wider electorate as a post-racial candidate, just as he has found it expedient to say a lot of other popular things — about campaign finance, about transparency in government, about not rushing legislation through Congress without having it first posted on the Internet long enough to be studied — all of which turned to be the direct opposite of what he has actually done after getting elected.
Those who were shocked at President Obama’s cheap shot at the Cambridge police for being “stupid” in arresting Henry Louis Gates must have been among those who let their wishes prevail over the obvious implications of Obama’s 20 years of association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Anyone who can believe that Obama did not understand what the racist rants of Jeremiah Wright meant can believe anything.
Read. The. Whole. Thing.