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White House Strategy: Fabricating Fear and Injustice

Facing mid-term elections and burdened with persistently high unemployment, President Obama is playing the race, gender, and class cards. Fabricating fear and injustice, such tactics keep the economy in slow gear and make worse the very people the president professes to help.The financial crisis hit African-Americans much harder than whites; more jobs and wealth were lost in the black community and in neither category have blacks since recouped as much as whites. The fundamental problems are slow growth, especially in blue-collar manufacturing and construction, and deep seated problems in the African-American community -- lagging educational attainment, high rates of teen pregnancies and the like.Instead of effectively addressing those, the president and Democratic members of Congress offer palliatives -- more Medicaid, food stamps and other entitlements. And raise alarm among blacks that Republican-dominated state governments are conspiring to steal their right to vote, and charge the...

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