Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Obama outed his white grandmother

James Taranto at WSJ’s Best of the Web Today begins by giving the real reason for Obama’s “major speech on race.”

It was, of course, an attempt to rescue his campaign from the revelation that his so-called spiritual mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, espouses a virulently anti-American and anti-white worldview called "black liberation theology."
Amen to that.

I wish Obama and his MSM supporters would admit it.

Taranto goes on to quote the part of Obama’s speech that bothered him the most:
I can no more disown [Wright] 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.
Taranto explains why that bothered him:
Our first thought was that it was pretty low of Obama to exploit his (still living) grandmother in this way. Is it really necessary for the whole world to know about her private expressions of prejudice? Doesn't simple decency dictate that a public figure treat embarrassing facts about loved ones with discretion?

Obama was trying to accomplish something very specific by dragging his "white grandmother" into this political mess. He was trying to diminish Wright's hateful theology by implying that it too is a private matter. Said Obama:
For the men and women of Rev. Wright's generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years. …
And occasionally it finds voice in the church on Sunday morning, in the pulpit and in the pews.
Note how Obama elides the difference between a comment at the "kitchen table" and a sermon delivered to a congregation of thousands and recorded on DVD. ...
Taranto’s entire post is here.


I agree with Taranto. Only he said it better than I could.

If Obama meant to tell us some whites, like some blacks, and some people of every other skin coloration are racists, fine. That’s true.

But why’d Obama have to bring up his grandma? There were plenty of other ways to make his point.

Why not mention one or more white hate groups or David Duke?

Most of you know the answer to that question.

Doing that would make it obvious Obama’s close friend and pastor was not “a beloved religious leader” who now and then put a few controversial “snippets" in his sermons.


mac said...
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Anonymous said...

Reading through the core beliefs of Wright's "church", which Obama gave total allegiance to for 20 years one finds nothing but racial division and class superiority. God is color blind. He does not have one set of rules for blacks, whites, Asians or any other color or nationality. Yet Wright and Obama leave no doubt that they are willing to trash all the progress that has been made in this country toward EQUAL rights in the name of BLACK superior rights.

This is a very sad thing for Obama to identity himself with, because IMO it will actually set back Black/White race relations in this country in the same way that Mangum's false accusations in the Duke Lacrosse case have now caused the greater scrutiny for women crying "Rape!"

Affirmative action has bent over backwards in favor of blacks. Qualified white men don't have a chance in the marketplace if there is a black woman anywhere near, because of the paranoia of racism.

White people have become so knee-jerking afraid of being called "racist" that they have been cowed into fearful submission to this politically correct paranoia.

IMO, the "outing" of this subject will uncover the hypocrisy of the black agenda which is not equality but dominance. And black slavemasters will most certainly be just as cruel and horrific as were the white slavemasters.

This is the very same dogma that is perpetuated today by the Islamists.

The fact that Obama has both black roots, and Islamic influences makes him a natural adversary to white, middle-class America.

I am glad the flap has happened. I just hope that Middle Class Americans will wake up to the reality that the kind of CHANGE that Obama is pushing for is a threat to stability and freedom for ALL AMericans.

Wright has shown us Obama's agenda: Anti-white, antisemetic, anti-American.

All that is left is civil war... again.

That is a very scary prospect.

Anonymous said...

Mac: Just want you to know I truly appreciate and agree with your daily comments. I hope you continue to respond to John's postings.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not his grandmother. How dare he compare her to Wright!