“This is pure pandering. Think about some of the states, like the Carolinas and others where the black vote matters. It did for Obama, especially in the primaries. They’re pandering to something that will never happen,” he said, referring to the spate of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates who’ve recently spoken in favor of paying out reparations to black Americans.
“Blacks, you are being lied to if you believe that at any moment, any one of them will deliver reparations to you. It’s not going to happen. It means nothing,” he added.
He made the remarks after the show’s co-hosts played recent clips of candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Julian Castro all touting their support for reparations.
Why does America need to pay reparations? Because of its history of racism, the candidates said.
The key word in what the candidates said was “history,” as in the past.
“We as a country have moved forward,” Webb noted. “We have overturned the blight of racism. We have dealt with so many issues in this country, and they want to drag us back because what does it solve, to your question? It solves nothing.”
It just gins up racial tension and animosity, as does any form of identity politics and racial grievance mongering. Ergo why race relations skyrocketed under former President Barack Obama.
While the former president never endorsed reparations, he and his wife spent all eight years in office drumming up false narratives of oppression and victimization, all while they simultaneously allowed rampant unemployment, rampant low wages and rampant welfare consumption to fester.
One could even argue, according to Webb, that the black community has already received reparations via these stunning achievements. which, as the video below shows, has left some black contractors with more employment opportunities than they can even handle:
“Under President Trump, the best form of reparation has been laid out,” Webb continued on “Fox & Friends”. “The best way out of poverty is a job. When you look at the employment rate in this country, when you look at teenage employment, very important to start jobs.”
“Black women, black males, college graduates. People of all ethnicities, because I don’t like separating them, but let’s deal with identity politics. When you look at those numbers, the available jobs and the term in job, the time spent in the job, the ability to be in a job longer, that is the best form of reparation to move forward.”
Intelligent point. But is it safe for white Trump supporters, let alone white presidential candidates, to speak out against the far-left’s push for reparations, co-host Todd Piro wondered?
“If I as a white person say that’s [reparations] not a great idea, don’t I run the risk of being labeled racist? And that includes white people who are running in the 2020 Democratic primary,” he asked.
“If you don’t have what it takes to stand up and say ‘I am not,’ that simple phrase when someone calls you a racist, then don’t run for the presidency,” Webb replied.
“If someone calls you — whoever you are in life, if somebody calls you something, and you are not, stand up for it, stop giving in to other people’s descriptions of who you are. These politicians are risk averse cowards who pander to anyone they want. It’s part of politics. That’s how it works. And unfortunately too many, some of them on the Republican side just as well do that.”
Not just some, but many, in fact.
Listen to the rest of Webb’s remarks below:
What the “risk averse cowards” cowards on the left and the right fail to realize is that pandering is itself a form of bigotry — the soft bigotry of low expectations. In regard to reparations, it’s specifically the faulty belief that the black community needs a bunch of government handouts to succeed.
But the success of blacks like Webb, Obama, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, among many others, makes it clear that’s not true.
It’s pandering for votes that’s both racist at its core and irresponsibly dangerous… #Reparations proposals are another version of a “soft bigotry of low expectations” and their imposition would undoubtedly stoke civil unrest and racial division. https://t.co/aYIPgqrptM
— Cindy Simpson (@Simpsonreport) February 22, 2019
So why then do Democrats keep pushing for reparations?
Social media users have some ideas:
I call that, buying their votes.
— Donna Palen (@donnapalen) February 22, 2019
It’s all about redistribution of wealth , actually the middle men like Maduro pretend it is redistribution. We don’t trust the dems anymore. Once they achieved that, think of all the other things they would, and already are coming up with to get America’s hard earned wealth.
— Sheila (@Shemaemoe) February 23, 2019
They are trying to buy the minority vote! They think handing out $$ will help them win. ?
— Mark Meyer (@MarkMey89886965) February 22, 2019
Meanwhile #Northam is still in power
No taxpayer today shd EVER have to pay for the primitive ‘norms’ of 100/200/1000+ years ago
— SHF (@HedgehogOptions) February 24, 2019
Have these Dem leaders any morals?!? Buy votes with your tax money. Reparations = buying votes. Period. When that #fakeindian donates all the money she gained from her harvard position, then we can talk.
— Trump’em (@Trump_em) February 24, 2019
It’s simple pay off the voter strategy for power grab. The real question is will they fall for the old promises of govt assistance to economic “freedom” OR the TRUE economic freedom of American capitalism and opportunity.
— Republicifucankeepit (@dave_danner) February 23, 2019
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