Henninger Joins Trump In The Civil War — Part 2
Who would think that The President of the United States could be considered out of line, for telling a reporter not to speak over him. If there's any sensationalism to the proposition, the sensationalism should be, that he has to . . .
Perhaps Daniel Henninger doesn't think that President Obama should be treated like a president, because he doesn't think that President Obama, should be the President. His point of view is reflected in his refusal to call Barack Obama president — ever.
Henninger begins his cautionary tale, by warning the President against acting like a man, and inferring that his wife is a liar. After questioning if what the First Lady says, " . . . is the truth," he declines to acknowledge her title, or even her surname . . . She's just Michelle Obama — to him . . .
Then Henninger goes on to call the President by impressions, periods, events, attitudes, activities and a host of things, but he never calls him president. For Henninger, President Obama is: Obama's Likability; Obama Today; Barack Obama; Obama.2008; Obama.2011; Mr. Obama; Obama migration; Obama's high-toned; Barack Obama; Obama persona; Barack Obama; Candidate Obama; Another Obama; Latest Obama; Barack Obama; Obama Approval; Barack Obama; Historic Obama; Mr. Obama . . .
When the title of his article is included, he calls Barack Obama nineteen times, but he never calls him president . . .
In my opinion, before Barack Obama’s election, people like Daniel Henninger believed that most Americans were closet racist, and that they would never, ever, in a million years, put a person of African descent in the White House. They were wrong. But that doesn't mean that they are not the genuine victims of an identity crisis.
Racism is not just a belief that people of color are inferior, it is also the belief, that white people are superior, and historically, that idea was supported by preventing non-white people from achieving anything that represented status. Consequently, it appeared that they were inferior, in that they had nothing that anyone wanted, and they had more trouble than anyone cared to contemplate. But it's not so easy, to feel superior, to the President of the United States . . .
Henninger's solution is to diminish the status of the Presidency, by perpetrating and supporting disrespectful behavior toward the President. This is the Civil War we are in today. It's not about physical freedom, the Civil War — Part 2 is about equal participation in the American Dream . . . It is a struggle for the day when a president of African descent doesn't have to be as brilliant, hard-working, moral and personable as Barack Obama, and can be a George Bush, or a Newt Gingrich, or even a Donald Trump . . . And when they win, their accomplishment will be met with all of the bells and whistles that ordinarily accompany it.
The Civil War — Part 2 is a fight for the day, when a person of African descent can win the Apprentice, and get the prize, without explaining to Donald Trump that the rules should not be changed, to diminish his prize. This is a fight for the day, when a person of African descent can win the presidency, and reporters will respect his right to speak, without being instructed to do so . . .