Character assassination on Texas Governor and 2012 GOP Presidential contender Rick Perry, as written by Stephanie McCrummen at the Washington ComPost (h/t Legal Insurrection).
In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.
“Niggerhead,” it read.
But the name of this particular parcel did not change for years after it became associated with Rick Perry, first as a private citizen, then as a state official and finally as Texas governor. Some locals still call it that. As recently as this summer, the slablike rock — lying flat, the name still faintly visible beneath a coat of white paint — remained by the gated entrance to the camp.
When asked last week, Perry said the word on the rock is an “offensive name that has no place in the modern world.”
....In his responses to two rounds of detailed, written questions, Perry said his father first leased the property in 1983. Rick Perry said he added his own name to the lease from 1997 to 1998, when he was state agriculture commissioner, and again from 2004 to 2007, when he was governor.
He offered a simple version of how he dealt with the rock, followed by a more elaborate one.
“When my Dad joined the lease in 1983, he took the first opportunity he had to paint over the offensive word on the rock during the 4th of July holiday,” Perry said in his initial response. “It is my understanding that the rock was eventually turned over to further obscure what was originally written on it.”
Perry said that he was not with his father when he painted over the name but that he “agreed with” the decision.
Sooooo? Why is this even a story? Because the liberal ComPost is so desperate to link racism to Republicans, especially ones from the South, and to all opposition of Obama (never mind the President is only half-black).
However, this nation elected a President in 2008 who had allied himself with racists and anti-Semites in a way that would have eliminated him from being a contender for his party's nomination....had he been a Republican.
Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection noted:
Our mainstream media is biased beyond comprehension, trying to bury Obama’s 20-year association with his mentor Jeremiah Wright while putting a painted-over rock on page 1. How many parishioners at Wright’s church did WaPo interview as to Obama’s claim that he never heard Wright’s race-baiting and anti-American speeches, even though they were sold in the lobby?
Not only that, but Obama appeared in the lobby for book signings with Wright.
Remember that the Racist Reverend Wright, in this clip, called Jesus Christ "a black man." Keep in mind too, Obama was moved by Wright's sermon that mentioned "white folks greed runs a world in need."
There was also this, anti-white racism from Obama's own books and lips, including calling his grandmother "a typical white person."
Neither will you hear the Washington ComPost trying to get to the bottom of a videotape of Obama at a 2003 going away party turned "Jew bash session" for Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO member. Other attendees at the party included unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, another person of ill repute whom Obama was close to, but the media ignored.