In May, “The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama,” a GOP Super-Pac proposal that was pitched to Republican billionaire Joe Ricketts, was leaked to the New York Times. The 57-page proposal looked to dismantle President Obama‘s re-election plans by inciting the racist foundation of this country with a re-airing of the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright‘s remarks during Obama’s 2008 election. With the premature exposure, though, top-Republicans, such as Mitt Romney and Ricketts, backpedaled from the polarizing document as a firestorm of criticism descended. Now, the main strategist responsible for the document, Fred Davis (pictured), is said to “regret” writing the document and insists — in spite of the racist and incendiary language — that he isn’t a racist.
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In his proposal, which called President Obama a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln,” Davis criticized then-GOP Presidential nominee John McCain for squandering a ripe opportunity with the potentially divisive Rev. Wright scandal, “[McCain] is a crusty old politician who often seemed confused” and failed to exploit the target-rich opportunity presented by the venomous Wright.”
According to the New York Times, the proposal continued:
Our plan is to do exactly what John McCain would not let us do: Show the world how Barack Obama’s opinions of America and the world were formed, the proposal says. And why the influence of that misguided mentor and our president’s formative years among left-wing intellectuals has brought our country to its knees.
Once the malicious proposal became public, though, Davis and his Republican peers were exposed as the desperate bigots that they are.
Recently, Davis allowed himself to be interviewed by the L.A. Times, where he reportedly says that his life after the May expose has become “miserable.” Why? Because Davis has been inundated with thousands of e-mails and death threats for the underhanded way he looked to secure Romney the title of commander-in-chief.
The L.A. Times reports:
Davis, who works in Hollywood, got word of the slap-down indirectly, through the many thousands of emails he received in the days that followed; he has not consumed a word of news coverage since the initial report, finding it too painful.
There have been death threats and sleepless nights. By his account, Davis has lost nearly 10 pounds.
“It’s been miserable,” he said.
Sometimes, I really do think that the hand of God is personally guiding President Obama in his presidency. As with his recent health care coup — with Republican Chief Justice John Roberts leaning across the aisle to uphold Obama’s health care reform — I’d bet my last dollar that if this proposal wasn’t exposed, we would be sentenced to a painfully shameful election cycle that would be punctuated with cringe-worthy flashbacks of Rev. Wright in auto-repeat.
Since President Obama first took office, the Republicans, Tea Baggers, and Birthers have been foaming at the mouth to compromise his presidency at every turn. It is straight-out act of God that such a diabolical and dubious proposal would be thwarted and the author would be publicly outed and criticized for all to see.
As for the racist slant of his proposal, Davis says that he learned the hard way that “you can’t come within 100 miles of anything that could conceivably, conceivably, have a racist angle to it,” and according to the L.A. Times, he plans to never go down that path “ever again.” He also adds,”I do want to correct some of the wrongs. There are people [I] hurt “big time, and I hate that.”
The public has seen him for who he is and will continue to hold him — and others like him — accountable.
You don’t have to be religious or spiritual to see that for all the times that President Obama has been ridiculed, counted out, insulted, and dehumanized, he has rose up stronger and more powerful than his adversaries.
We are still at the beginning of the election cycle, so no one is attempting to celebrate President Obama’s win yet, but with Davis conducting interviews in order to receive pity for his wrongs, one has to savor this — and several other key — moments.