By Wayne Allyn Root, Special for USDR
On election day, two weeks ago, President Barack Obama got 89% support from black voters and 66% support from Jewish voters. The question is why are African Americans and Jews voting against their own self-interest? Why are they voting for a guy committed to hurting them? As an American (and a Jew), I couldn’t think of a more dangerous or damaging plan towards African-Americans or Jews than the one being carried out by Obama.
Let’s start with black Americans, and let me be blunt. As a successful businessman, Obama’s plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will not greatly affect my life. However, it will it crush the lives of millions of poor and lower income black Americans, especially those striving and working hard to escape poverty and achieve the American dream.
After six years of Obama’s presidency, African-American unemployment is more than double that of whites. Obama’s policies haven’t provided jobs (obviously). But he has provided record levels of welfare, food stamps, disability and other handouts from government. Is this a man out to help you? With friends like that, who needs enemies? But I digress.
It’s about to get worse, far worse. Obama’s imminent amnesty plan will allow millions of illegal immigrants to compete for jobs at the lowest rung of the economic scale, a disproportionate number of whom are black Americans. With total disregard for their welfare, hopes, or dreams, Obama will snub his nose at all struggling lower-middle income Americans by allowing millions of uneducated, hard working, desperate-to-support-their-families illegal aliens to legally fight them for low wage jobs.
These illegal immigrants aren’t going to take the jobs of Obama’s liberal Ivy League friends. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his millionaire bundlers. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his billionaire limo-riding, private jet flying, Democratic donors. They pose no threat to Hollywood celebrities. Millions of illegal immigrants suddenly legalized will be taking low-wage jobs from black (and other lower income) Americans.
After Obama finishes his dirty illegal amnesty deed, black Americans will either have a hard time ever finding another job…or the wage pressure created by all these new job seekers means any black American with a low-wage job will never again see a raise. And, forget about young people, especially those without college degrees, ever finding employment at any wage.
Am I wrong? Well guess who agrees with me? Barack Obama himself. Obama wrote in his book, “The Audacity of Hope” that illegal immigration harms the wages of blue collar workers- especially black Americans; depresses wages; and strains the overburdened safety net. That’s what Senator Obama said in his own book in 2006.
So if Senator Obama understood the damage illegal immigration does to black Americans…why would now President Obama open the floodgates to illegal immigration? Why would President Obama want to harm blue-collar workers and depress wages? Is Obama a racist out to keep black Americans hopeless, helpless and dependent on crappy government checks for the rest of all time? I can’t tell you what’s in his heart. But I can tell you – Obama is no friend of black Americans. The next time you walk into a voting booth remember it’s Obama and the entire liberal political establishment who stays in power by keeping their voters poor and dependent.
Now, let’s examine Obama’s treatment of Jewish Americans. Let me repeat- I am a member of that tribe. Israel’s right to exist is of paramount importance to most American Jews. The list is long of things Obama has said and done which indicate that he is no friend of Israel. Let’s start with his nonstop supportive rhetoric towards Palestinians and Israel’s other radical Muslim enemies…to demanding Israel withdraw to borders that would weaken her defenses…to threatening to withhold arms shipments to Israel unless Israel stops defending herself against terrorists shooting missiles into her residential neighborhoods…to fomenting the “Arab Spring” so that Israel is now surrounded by radical extremist regimes dedicated to her destruction…to publicly embarrassing Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu (Obama aides went so far as to recently call Netanyahu “a coward”).
And then, Obama is about to do the unthinkable- enter into a sham agreement that will allow Iran a nuclear weapon, which puts the lives of seven million Israeli Jews at great risk.
Let that deed be on the hands of every Jewish voter who pulled the lever for Obama and his progressive cohorts.
Consider this. Obama’s true feelings towards Jews and Israel can be summed up by his nomination of Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General. As a law student, Lynch was active in a radical group at Harvard Law School that each month brought in to speak, Jew-hating, pro terrorist radicals, dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
Giving a platform to Jew haters like this, tells you all you need to know about the mindset of Obama. A history like that should automatically disqualify anyone from ever getting near the U.S. Justice Department, let alone running it.
Who would choose a person with Loretta Lynch’s background to run Justice? With friends like Obama, Jews don’t need enemies. By the way, if a white Republican conservative supported policies that hurt blacks or Jews; that resulted in more than double black to white unemployment; that allowed in millions of competitors for the jobs of black Americans; or nominated someone to head the Justice Dept with that kind of an anti-semetic background, what would blacks and Jews say?
Folks, if someone hits and hurts you once, it might be a mistake. If they do it twice, perhaps it’s a coincidence. But if they attack and hurt you repeatedly it becomes clear it’s a purposeful pattern and you’re the target. It’s time to admit the other guy doesn’t like you.
So my message to black and Jewish Americans is simple:
It’s time to recognize that Obama isn’t on your side.