Obama’s Epic Fail : Overshadowed By Jackie Robinson

Walter Williams

In 1947, black people could not afford an epic fail black baseball player. Today we can. The simple reason is that as a result of the excellence of Robinson — and many others who followed him, such as Satchel Paige, Don Newcombe, Larry Doby and Roy Campanella — today no one in his right mind, watching the incompetence of a particular black player, could say, “Those blacks can’t play baseball.” In a March 2008 column, I argued that for the nation — but more importantly, for black people — the first black president should be the caliber of a Jackie Robinson, and Barack Obama is not; Obama is an epic fail; in terms of character, values, experience and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. Obama became the first person in U.S. history to be elected to the highest office in the land while having a long history of associations with people who hate our nation, like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Then there’s Obama’s association with William Ayers, formerly a member of the Weather Underground, an anti-U.S. group that bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. Ayers, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack … continues

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