And the prospect of an African American president in a country built on slavery and racism is exciting for millions of people — not just
African Americans, but others who see a vote for Obama as a vote to put the U.S.’s sordid history of racism behind us once and for all.
Obama plays the race card:
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.
I humbly offer a translation of Obama's statement:
"I was hoping that the Republicans would bring up my blackness earlier so we could call them racists. Since they didn't, I'm going to accuse them
of planning to use my blackness for their racist purposes".
Three cheers for pre-emptive race-baiting!
Obama is half-white American
and half-black Kenyan
, yet when we do a little comparison on articles on Google:
Is Obama white enough?
Is Obama black enough?
Yeah, us white anti-Obomination types are so
Seriously, the only people that seem to be mentioning his blackness - and complaining that those who don't vote for him are racist - are Obama
And I'd like to know how many white voters are voting for Obama out of:
1. White Guilt
- Voting for Obama so they feel less "guilty" about what mean ol' Whitey did to those po' black slaves, or
2. Because he's Black
- I don't know how many white Obama supporters gush over the fact that he's black, and therefore they're voting
They've attempted to show that "Race Issue for 1 our of 5 white
is because mean ol' Whitey is hatin' on a brutha
, yet I'd like to know how many whites would vote for
of his blackness
But "racism", due to it's almost-taboo nature now, has become the perfect card in Obama's deck:
By claiming that those who do not vote for him are "racist", Obama supporters can guilt white Americans into supporting him.
If a person claims that another - especially white - person is "racist", the burden of proof is shifted to the accused
, who must then prove
beyond all reasonable doubt that they aren't "racist
If you called me "racist" in one of your pro-Obama "dialogues", half of the AboveTopSecret would presumably shake their heads at how a "racist"
could survive among their ranks so long.
But hey - let the double standards continue!