Human Events Editor: Obama Voters ‘Thought They Were Supporting Will Smith’

October 3, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—CNN kicked off its documentary of right-wing activists last night. The program, “Right on the Edge,” showed scenes of the vitriolic Jason Mattera, promoting his book, “Obama Zombies” that is chock full of racially tinged falsehoods and smears about President Obama, our first black president. And during the documentary, Mattera is shown talking to a group of young conservatives, wherein he attacks Obama supporters, as a group of wild-eyed radicals who mistook Barack Obama for the black movie actor Will Smith.

Mattera, known for his race-baiting, described the legion of “Obama Zombies” as confused supporters who voted for Barack Obama, not because of his policies, but because they associated him with a black entertainer.

“What is an Obama zombie? Style over substance. It’s all about feelings not facts. I think many Obama supporters forget for a moment they were electing a president. And instead, thought they were supporting Will Smith,” said Mattera.

During the segment, CNN helpfully flashed an image of Will Smith on the screen, after showing President Obama.

This sort of offensive racially tinged remark is nothing new for Mattera. As editor in chief of Human Events, a right-wing newspaper known for its extreme neo-conservatism and anti-immigration bigotry, Mattera pens a steady stream of sexism and racial and homophobic slurs, while also advancing falsehoods about President Obama.

Mattera once said, a “feminist new black man” is “a crossover between RuPaul and Barney Frank,” while mocking college women’s studies classes.

And he once ambushed the openly gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), asking for tips on how to run a “brothel.”

Not content with just race-baiting and gay-bashing, Mattera is also an odious misogynist. He decided that it’s fair game to attack the looks of high profile Democratic women, to belittle their accomplishments. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, were all attacked by Mattera, based solely on their looks.

They all “look like linebackers for the New York JETS,” said Mattera.

In Mattera’s warped mind, President Obama is no different from famous black entertainers and athletes, which perpetuates the derogatory stereotype that African Americans can only become successful in the sports or entertainment industries.



One Response to “Human Events Editor: Obama Voters ‘Thought They Were Supporting Will Smith’”

  1. majii on October 3rd, 2010 7:53 pm

    I can’t think of a reason why Mattera is going after Will Smith. Will Smith posted a score over 1500 on his SAT and was offered a full-ride scholarship to MIT which he turned down to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. President Obama was Editor of the Harvard Law Review and was a constitutional law professor. I think Mattera may be a bit jealous.

    Something that few of these far rw mouthpieces never realize is that those who voted for Obama didn’t vote for him because he’s African American. We voted for him because he was the best candidate for the job, McCain is a fake, and Sarah Palin is not the brightest bulb in the box. I’ve heard a lot of disparaging comments from these same people who don’t understand that most of us African Americans didn’t vote for Obama because he’s African American. We voted for him for the same reason that we voted for all of the other white presidential candidates down through the years: we thought that he was the best person for the job.

    Those on the far right have never understood just how much we discuss politics and politicians. I can remember my parents studying the candidates positions in the 1960s and discussing them. I was raised in a household in which my parents never failed to vote. African Americans discuss politics in barber and beauty shops, at church, in checkout lines at the supermarket, in our homes, at social gatherings, etc. I think the reason these far right individuals say stupid stuff like Mattera says is because they have invested little time in getting to know African Americans and they can’t convince us to vote for their candidates. They never seem to realize that they cannot continue to underestimate an entire group of people, insult our intelligence, make inaccurate assumptions about us, race bait, show disdain for us, and still expect us to vote for members of their party.

    I also think that the far right has a problem with President Obama because it no longer has access to a POTUS whose decisions they can influence. If they were able to manipulate him, they’d be happier than a hog in mud.

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