Sandra Fluke got laid off from her position as “Obama Administration Stage Prop”.
Trayvon Martin has the gig now.
I’ve been pondering why the Administration has been going so long on the Martin case.
Certainly the Obama administration has hated guns all along; the President tried use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to pin responsibility for Mexico’s ‘drug wars on the law-abiding American gun owner. The fact that the media has been so utterly hands-off with “Fast and Furious” should show you just what an explosive scandal it should be; the Government trying to set up the majority of its own population?
Can you imagine what they’d have said if George W. Bush had used the FBI to set up a sting to try to blame 9/11 on Democrats, purely for political gain on a wedge issue?
So of course, Obama would like to find some way to take a chunk out of firearm rights, a movement that has spit in the eye of the left and (are you listening, MNGOP Legislative caucus) won, and won consistently for the past thirty years, by setting its bar high and not compromising on core principle
But gun control is only part of the story.
Here’s the real story: Afro-Americans are losing their enthusiasm for Obama. Oh, not in a way that’ll lose him the black vote – but Obama’s initial election depended entirely on a whipped up base. Obama is going to face an uphill fight getting his based whipped up, though; whatever “recovery” we’re in has largely skipped the black community; the black unemployment rate of 14% (actually up in the past month) only tells part of the story; while 59.6% of the general population is actually working, only 53% of the black working-age population has a job.
That’s catastrophic. Not only has the black community not gotten any of the hopey-changey yet, it’s inescapable that if you’re black in America, you are worse off than you were four years ago.
Of course, a black kid getting killed is hardly news. It’s sad but true; it happens all the time. And the white liberal media could hardly care less; confronting the horrendous death and incarceration rate among black youth – to say nothing of black unemployment – would force them to confront liberalism’s failures, which means confronting its institutional racism. So while the possibly unjust death of a young black man may be good for enthusiasm points, if it doesn’t get media coverage, it’s the proverbial tree falling alone in a forest.
But when you combine a dead black kid with an issue that does get the white liberal media exercised – their fear of citizens with guns? You’ve got political gold. Suddenly, you’ve got media coverage!
And that’s why Trayvon Martin is in the news, and Sandra Fluke is out. Every dim-bulb that can be fooled into thinking “Republicans will ban contraception” has already been fooled. Now it’s time to hoodwink the ones that think Republicans want to arm white people to kill black people.
And the media – wittingly or not – is totally on board with that.