Monday, August 4, 2008

America calls Obama’s bluff on the race card

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by garychapelhill
Obama has finally played his hand out. Today Bill Clinton called him out on playing the race card in the primary. And for good measure laid into that weasel from South Carolina, Jim Clyburn. Clyburn, you will remember, is the “distinguished” AA congressman from SC who tried to pretend he was neutral and a friend of the Clinton’s all the while preparing to stab them both in the back by suggesting that they had used racism as a tool in the battle for the state. Here’s what Bill said:

When Clyburn’s name was brought up as a supporter who criticized the former president, Clinton interrupted to say Clyburn was never a supporter of the Clintons.

When Clyburn’s description was changed to “longtime friend,” Clinton replied, “Used to be.”

Pressed on whether Clinton “severely damaged” his standing with African-Americans as Clyburn has claimed, Clinton snapped, “Yeah, that may be. By the time he got through working on it, that was probably true.”

Check out the video, its really revealing. When asked if Obama is ready to be President, he dodges the question. About Obama’s qualification, he says he is, according to the US Constitution. That basically is anyone who is a US born citizen and over the age of 35. By that standard about half the population is qualified.

This was accompanied by actual proof that the race card is losing its effect. Recently the McCain and Obama camps have been exchanging charges of race-baiting. First the Oborg went half crazy suggesting that having OMG!! white girls in a video with Obama was the most racist thing EVER!!! Good thing we had Riverdaughter to remind us of Obamagirl. Not to mention commenter Woman Voter who dug up this quote from Obama himself:

“Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame,” says Barack Obama. “I’ve already had an hour and a half. I mean, I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.” - Barack Obama, in February 24th, Washington Post
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You can judge for yourself, here for the McCain ad or here for Obama’s comments (only listen to the first 30 secs, Laura Ingraham may be hazardous to your mental health). Rasmussen today provided us with some actual evidence of how the American public is taking all of this in, and it doesn’t look good for Obama.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of the nation’s voters say they’ve seen news coverage of the McCain campaign commercial that includes images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and suggests that Barack Obama is a celebrity just like them. Of those, just 22% say the ad was racist while 63% say it was not.

However, Obama’s comment that his Republican opponent will try to scare people because Obama does not look like all the other presidents on dollar bills was seen as racist by 53%. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree.

Obama, here’s one I bet ole Donna’s Momma forgot to tell her. When you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned. You can only call decent Americans racists so many times before they tell you to go jump in a lake. PUMA ROAR:

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