Videos of President Obama's college days were promised by conservative hero Andrew Brietbart before his death. In fact, he dropped dead the day the first one was due to be released. Truth be told, the first video was a dud. Obama went to a play about Saul Alinsky, eh... boring. This video is disturbing. Obama is endorsing and hugging a radical racialist professor. To people who have already looked into Obama's past (what little is available) aren't really surprised. He surrounds himself with radicals, now and then. This particular radical, the late Professor Derrick Bell, was the first black professor to sit on the Harvard law school faculty.
Editor-in-chief of Breitbart.com Joel Pollak told The Blaze, "Derrick Bell was the originator of a school of thought called critical race theory, and he said that the civil rights laws were bad for black people because it encouraged black people to believe that there could be racial equality. In his view, the entire system, the entire United States of America was white supremacist to its core and therefore you have to bring the entire system down. This is what he taught, this is what he wrote, and these are the ideas that Obama says on tape are inspiring him and causing everyone to open their eyes." He also said that Bell and Rev. Jeremiah Wright had very similar ideas and the ties between the two were "very, very close indeed."
In briefly reviewing Prof. Bell's history, it doesn't seem nearly as explosive as Pollak says, but that remains to be seen. When Pollak and Breitbart.com editor-at-large Ben Shapiro called Sean Hannity's radio program yesterday, they said it isn't just about the video, it is about the massive coverup and lying to the public by the media, academia, and Obama supporters. Just like with President Obama's college transcripts, no one on the left has a problem with it. If this entire situation was involving Bush, Romney, or any conservative, it wouldn't be brushed aside. The attitude of Obama doing no wrong is getting tiresome.
If there is any doubt about Obama's supporters covering up his past, try the words of Harvard Law School's Professor Charles Ogletree from yesterday, "We hid this throughout the 2008 campaign. I don't care if they found it now." His attitude was reminiscent of President Obama's comments to reporter Ed Henry on Monday when he asked the president about high gas prices, flippant. They just don't care. As if they are just disgusted, even with a perfectly reasonable question or statement. It should be interesting to see what is released next.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012