Sunday, June 22, 2008

Obama’s latest race speech

On March 18 Senator Barack Obama, self-described “uniter” and “post racial” candidate for President, delivered a speech in Philadelphia which had his MSM flacks swooning and comparing him to Lincoln.

The flacks especially liked Obama’s outing his still-living white grandmother for what he said was her racism and his avowal he could no more disown his close friend and pastor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright "than I can disown the black community."

Obama will still tell you Grandam's a racist.

But once Wright became a major political liability and said Obama was just “another politician,” Obama threw Wright under the bus faster than you can say “Duke did that to its lacrosse team.”

Now Reuters reports on the latest Obama race speech in which the “post racial” Senator issued a dire warning to his fellow Americans:

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said on Friday he expects Republicans to highlight the fact that he is black as part of an effort to make voters afraid of him.

"It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy," Obama told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida. "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?" ...
The entire Reuters report is here.

I’ve listened to Republicans who’ve told me Obama has the most liberal voting record of any Senator.

I’ve listened to what Obama's said about no offshore drilling.

I’ve listened to what he's said up until the eve of the campaign about Wright.

I’ve learned about Obama's confidence in Rep. Jack Murtha’s libels about Hidatha and our Marines.

Having done all of that and more, I’m very worried about an Obama presidency.

And so are millions of Americans who, despite what Senator Obama may preach, are not racists.

BTW – Has Obama yet explained how he sat in the pews of Trinity for 20 years without knowing what his friend and preacher Rev. Wright was saying?


Archer05 said...

This is a popular statement on the web since Obama broke his word about public financing:
Obama has traded his
Unity Pony for a Cash Cow.
That isn’t really a joke if you think about it.

Archer05 said...

“Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said on Friday he expects Republicans to highlight the fact that he is black as part of an effort to make voters afraid of him.”
The Morphing Race is on, Rev. Wright hands-off the baton to Jesse Jackson for the Race Card lap.

Anonymous said...

John -

I have the same fears you do. It's not about race. It's about demagoguery, and sweet promises meaning nothing.

Jack in Silver Spring

Archer05 said...

The buzz on the web is that Obama’s use of the Presidential Seal, shows just too much Audacity of Hope. Google is listing 228,000 articles about it already. I look forward to his flip-flopping on still another issue, and deciding symbol piracy does have meaning.

Anonymous said...

John, I, too, am worried about the damage that an Obama presidency would do to this country.

I BELIEVED at first, much to my chagrin, that he is what he TOLD us he is- post racial, a uniter, a deep thinker (because of his academic credentials), etc. I overlooked his calculated persona articulated in his book- that he found that a polite, soft-spoken black youth was a persona that could benefit him.

Oddly, as I think about it now, Tiger Woods is truly "post racial"- he bases his reputation on his ACCOMPLISHMENTS, not on bulls***. He is successful because he is EXCELLENT, not because of his skin color or heritage.

Given Obama's inability to recall history with any degree of accuracy, I am beginning to wonder about the education he received at Columbia and Harvard.

JWM said...

To Archer 05,

Thanks for all your heads-up.

You're a one-person research dept.

To J in SS,

Well said.

To Anon @ 1:09,

I, too, once looked at Obama with hope he'd at least move the Dems and MSM beyond the Jackson/Sharpton "civil rights" era.

Now I doubt that.

Thank you all three.


Ken said...

The Democrats haven't had an idea since Marx first proposed them 160 years ago. Well, I suppose you could say since FDR packaged them for America 80 years ago. They have to run on identity politics, especially race. They have nothing else.