It’s time, dammit. It’s past time.
It’s past time someone started keeping track of all those special moments Obama and/or his campaign uses the race card to further his campaign. The fact of the matter is, there’s only one person in this race who is pre-occupied by race, and that’s Obama, himself. So this is a list that I fully expect will continue to grow from now until the election, because Obama shows no signs of stopping and his willing accomplices in the media are happy to help him.
Much like his preening narcissism, (which has finally entered public consciousness), his clumsy attempts to use the race card against the hapless McCain, are finally rubbing people (and not just conservatives) the wrong way.
“What they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
Well, first of all…as others have mentioned…how many Presidents does he see on the one dollar bill?
Second of all, nobody’s trying to make people afraid of him because of his looks (race). There are plenty of things about Obama to be worried about, but his skin color isn’t one of them. As I have mentioned previously, he uses the race card to deflect justified criticism by tainting his critics as racists. As the McCain camp said, “That’s dealing from the bottom of the deck”. And his repeated attempts to do it are wearing thin.
When called out on it, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said:
He was referring to the fact that he didn’t come into the race with the history of others. It is not about race.
‘Cause we’re all idiot enough out here in the hinterlands to believe that!
I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city. The journey that led me here is improbable. My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya.
Never mind that Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell and Condi Rice had all spoken in Berlin, previously.
Whatever, Barry. Thanks for reminding us once again that you’re “different”.
Sheesh. It’s embarrassing.
“The choice is clear. Most of all we can choose between hope and fear. It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy.
“We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run,” said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “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?’”
No, Obama, they’re not. But you for some reason keep doing it. Maybe you should stop? Can anyone imagine Colin Powell talking like that? Or Condi Rice?
Somehow, saying that Obama’s candidacy was a fairytale was racist,
mentioning his past drug use was racist,
Hillary’s statement that Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality was realized only when President Johnson got the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress? Racist.
Bill Clinton’s assertion that Hillary Clinton is “stronger than Nelson Mandela”? Racist.
It was nearly impossible for Hillary to fight back against these smears with liberal primary voters more sympathetic to the accuser.
Her hardcore supporters are still pretty sore about it, but as far as Bill and Hillary are concerned, it’s water under the bridge. Heck, Hillary would have done the same thing, if she were black. She tried to use her sex to her advantage, but Obama trumped her with his race.
The general election is a whole different animal. Republicans aren’t sympathetic at all to race baiting smears, and they recognize bull@#it when they see it. McCain is starting to fight back.
Let Obama keep trying this ploy and see where it gets him.
Race Card “borrowed” from Cassandra