posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:59 AM
I think the bigger hypocracy is from the writer of the article, who seems to want to suggest that 3 people interviewed represent all those at the
"24th Annual Black Family Reunion", and then goes on to imply -- at least to me -- that these folks represent all opinions of blacks in general.
The fourth person cited in the article as being interviewed (according to the link) said,
Alan Sims, 38, is a home improvement contractor. He
supports Obama and the changes he's advocating, but he said criticism comes with the job. Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, he said, was judged
harshly by black Americans because he is white.
"Race is always," Sims said, "going to be a factor in American politics."
Race probably IS always a factor in politics, but I think it's a stretch even at that to imply that it's true for all people. Was George Bush
judged harshly by a majority of black Americans ONLY because he is white? Or was that just the talking heads doing their thing? Why do we listen
to these heads; what have they ever done for the unity and cohesion of the country?
I am a tawny beige American
Trust me when I say that I judged former President George Bush harshly on his policies and actions, and haven't
EVER considered age, skin shading nor gender to be an acceptable variable for qualification of a politician. I suspect most Americans are the same.