Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Race Card Jar Overfloweth

Original Link: http://paganpower.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/the-race-card-jar-overfloweth/

Obama has wasted no time whatsoever making this election about race. At a recent fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida Obama stated that the Republicans are going to try to scare voters away from him by mentioning that he is black.

Obama at Florida fund-raiser says GOP will go after him because he is black.

We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”

This patently offensive claim demonstrates exactly what we should expect from the Obama campaign and the Democratic party for the next several months. Tragically, it wasn’t always like this. Obama began his quest for the presidency wearing the mantle of the post racial candidate. He was supposed to be someone whose candidacy transcended the hate of the past.

But that was before Obama and his minions discovered how beneficial it was for him to become the racial candidate. After all, if Obama can make it seem as if people aren’t supporting him because of his race then “white guilt” will take over and people will vote for him out of common decency. Talk about your hoodwinking.

And the Washington Post aka The Obama Shiller weighed in supporting their candidate’s position.

3 in 10 Americans Admit to Race Bias

As Sen. Barack Obama opens his campaign as the first African American on a major party presidential ticket, nearly half of all Americans say race relations in the country are in bad shape and three in 10 acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

And wouldn’t ya know it, the poll informs us that blacks feel that racial relations in the country are worse than before, now that Obama is the presumed candidate.

More than six in 10 African Americans now rate race relations as “not so good” or “poor,” while 53 percent of whites hold more positive views. Opinions are also divided along racial lines, though less so, on whether blacks face discrimination. There is more similarity on feelings of personal racial prejudice: Thirty percent of whites and 34 percent of blacks admit such sentiments.

I don’t know about the rest of you but I smell bullshit. Or is that donkeyshit? I agree that racial relations in this country have worsened. What they leave out is the fact that they have only begun getting worse since Obama began his campaign of race baiting. And the statistics, while troubling, really matter very little when it comes to explaining why Obama isn’t gaining traction.

The Demonization Begins

Most people couldn’t care less about your name and your color, Senator Obama. They fear being lead by you because you have no substantive legislative record, you’re a chronic liar and, after explicitly stating that you choose your friends carefully, you have repeatedly and systematically made friends with people who hate this country.

This is the real reason so many people are opposed to Obama. But that doesn’t get attention in the press. It isn’t sensational and it doesn’t divide us. So that isn’t the message Obama tries to sell.

Way back in 2000, George W. Bush used racist claims about McCain to smear him. It’s more than a little ironic that the supposed agent of the new politics of hope resorts to these same tired, divisive politics to smear McCain too. But that is what we have come to expect from Obama. Words, just words.
The problem with those words is that Obama’s constant claims of racism only make the word itself meaningless. And thus when real racism occurs it is ignored or overlooked. Damn tragic if you ask me.

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