Wednesday, March 19, 2008

OBAMA TIME

He is supposed to be the post racial candidate. The guy who will let us get on with life in a colorblind society. We didn't want another Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton and yet his Reverend Wright is worse than either one. He's a Christian Louis Farrakan.

How did Obama explain his association with Wright? He threw his own grandmother under the bus.
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

If such talk makes Barrak Obama cringe then why does he seek it out?

I could go on line by line, but the only real point of his speech was to convince people that he's beyond this kind of racial division and he clearly is not. This is the only line that really matters.
Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

What white candidate could withstand an association with such a character? Obama can only survive if he is allowed a double standard. And if he is allowed the double standard then he isn't the post-racial candidate that makes him so appealing. How can Obama bring the nation together if he supports someone who is helping to divide it?

I can't see swing voters putting him in the white house. The question is whether the super delegates can see it.

1 comment:

Sir Saunders said...

Oh I couldn't agree more, he now has placed himself firmly in the realm of not being a change candidate, if anything this is a throw back to pre-1964. Trent Lott was drummed out of leadership for a minor implied statement and association with a "divisive" candidate of years of yore. Man! Where is the "equal justice under the law" now?

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