My problem with Barack Obama isn’t that he’s black…

James Delingpole
Telegraph [UK]
25th May 2011

…My problem with Barack Obama is that he’s a white liberal.

All right, I’ve cracked this joke at least twice before – once in Welcome To Obamaland and once in 365 Ways To Drive A Liberal Crazy – but it’s always worth repeating for at least two good reasons. 1. It’s true. 2. It annoys the hell out of all those liberal-lefties who love to pretend that attacks on their pet president are racially motivated. As, predictably, many of them did below my last blog post O’Bama? Oh puh-lease!

Here’s one of the paragraphs they found so offensive:

Except, when he’s in Africa, of course, when he disappears into the dry ice and re-emerges with a grass skirt and a bone through his nose and declares himself to be Mandingo, Prince of the Bloodline of the Bonga People, Drinker of Cattle Urine, Father of A Thousand Warrior Sons, Keeper of King Solomon’s Mines, Barehanded Slayer of Lions, Undaunted Victim of the Evil Colonial British Empire.

Is this racist? I’d say not. I’d call it satire. But then, one of the clever things about the term “racist” in its modern, catch-all sense is that it’s a bit like witchcraft in the 17th century: denial just constitutes further proof of guilt. That’s why liberals like Twitterer @DCPlod – who branded me yesterday with the hashtag “racistpig” – so enjoy deploying the deadly “R” word against their ideological opponents. It enables them to play judge, jury and executioner without having to go through any of the tedium or intellectual challenge of offering their antagonists a fair trial.

For the record, though, I probably am a teeny bit racist. For example, I have to confess that I have a slight bias towards black conservatives and libertarians over white ones. It’s harsh and unfair, I know. Poor Rush Limbaugh and Mark Steyn and Dennis Miller and G Gordon Liddy and PJ O’Rourke and all the other right-wing whiteys I like are probably never going to get over the fact that I don’t respect and admire them quite as much as I do, say, Thomas Sowell. But I’m afraid that’s just the way it is…

The article continues, with video, at the Telegraph.

H/T Backyard Conservative

Update: President Obama’s top ten insults against Britain–2011 edition, by Nile Gardiner at the Telegraph. H/T Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel.

Read Nile Gardiner’s 2010 list, Barack Obama’s top 10 insults against Britain

Update 2: Congress Gets an American President — For a Day at American Thinker

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