‘The reason we don’t attack him’

'The reason we don't attack him'
'The reason we don't attack him'
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As complaints about President Obama go, this one, via Morgan Whitaker, is a doozy.

Conservative writer and occasional conspiracy theorist David Horowitz joined high-profile Republicans like Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio at the Koch Brother-sponsored “Defending the American Dream Summit,” in Florida last Friday. While his fellow speakers were busy blasting the president, Horowitz claimed that Obama doesn’t get attacked enough as The Washington Post first reported.

“The reason we don’t attack him is obvious, but no one will say it out loud. I will: It’s because the color of his skin is black – actually he’s half black,” Horowitz told the crowd. “It is because Obama is a minority that nobody will hold him to a standard or confront him with what he has done.”


First, I like to think I follow President Obama pretty closely, but I’ll confess it simply never occurred to me think, “You know, I wish I knew why the right doesn’t attack him.”

Thank goodness we have David Horowitz around to resolve this lingering mystery. President Obama has been shielded from criticism for the last several years because he’s “a minority,” which means “nobody will hold him to a standard or confront him with what he has done.”

And if there’s one thing minorities can count on in the United States, especially President Obama, it’s the luxury of knowing everyone will resist the urge to hold them accountable for anything.

Second, let’s also note that Horowitz, this fount of wisdom on racial issues, was invited to speak at a Republican National Committee event in April. Why? Because officials believed he could help the party “broaden the GOP’s appeal with voters.”

Yep, the guy who thinks “we don’t attack” Obama because he’s black was the RNC’s go-to guy on broadening the party’s appeal.

Did I mention he’s written books with titles like “Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes” and “The Race Card: White Guilt, Black Resentment, and the Assault on Truth and Justice”?

David Horowitz and Racism

'The reason we don't attack him'