Run Him For President

Why not? He’s really not far off from the rest of the pack:

Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told listeners of his radio show that President Obama could absolve black people of all crimes and refuse to prosecute them in the future. He also implied that Attorney General Eric Holder is a reverse racist for not applying civil rights laws to white people.

During the weekly show, a caller named Stu postulated that Obama may announce in the future that a “black person accused of a crime, charged with a crime, is not going to be prosecuted, regardless of the crime,” based on his recent immigration action.

Kobach didn’t dispute the claims, saying, “Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws. I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely, but you know I’ve learned to say with this president, never say never.”

This shouldn’t have to be said, but cries of racism by wingnuts fly in the face of the very definition of racism. To wit:

Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. It often takes the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities.

This is important; racism is a heavy charge to level and requires a very steep burden of proof. In other words, we should refrain from throwing it around so carelessly. The oppressed minority is rarely “racist”. To the best of my knowledge, even the Black Panthers, despite their talk about black power, do not see white people as inferior. Whining about racism as a white person is absurd.

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