There. I said it. Now I feel free to say anything I want. As a white Democrat voting for Hillary how else can I defend my lack of reverence for Obama?
A candidate who, I might add, famously said he was “not that invested in the fights of the 60s and the 70s” and endorses Reagan’s views about the “excesses of the 60’s” – which are both code words for the civil rights fights.
I need to come clean, especially as the word is being tossed around so much right now
I have been called racist so many times in the past few months that I may have to accept it – and proceed from the assumption that I have nothing to lose at this point so, I might just speak freely.
No, I don’t have anything against people of other races – in fact I will very likely vote for Cynthia McKinney this November.
Still, 2 days ago, I was called racist for carrying a sign that said ” SELECTED NOT ELECTED – PUMA” and “ROE, FISA, ANTI-WAR – UNDER THE BUS- PUMA”
How racist am I?
Let me count the ways:
Before I didn’t even know of it, Obama called me racist in his book, talking about “White Folks Greed”
(he gives it a dramatic reading at the link)
During the primaries, Michelle Obama called me racist in this speech when she said:
“We don’t like being pushed outside of our comfort zones. You know it right here on this campus. You know people sitting at different tables- you all living in different dorms. I was there. You’re not talking to each other, taking advantage that you’re in this diverse community. Because sometimes it’s easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance… That’s America. So the challenge for us is are we ready for change?”
She may have used “we” but I know she didn’t mean herself but just me. But she gave me also the key to the euphemism the Obamas use for racists these days “afraid of those not like them“. Useful, because later, B0 will use it in two very publicized unguarded statements- where Obama calls me racist – and the media will go out of their way to ignore this fact:
1. First – the event remembered as throw grandma under the bus – but everyone – opponents included – glossed over the premise the “typical” white person is a reflexive racist.
In the “bestest speech on race ever” he tells us of his grandmother’s fear of black men on the street (again that fear Michelle instructed us about). In the clarification to the bestest speech on race ever he calls us all white people racist
again, using the same euphemism.
The other time Obama called me racist was
in the much publicized “bitter statement” -
also public – made to a friendly audience in an effort to make them feel superior to those not voting for B0. I call it bitter statement because everyone latched on that word, the guns and bibles too, but gingerly stepped over the worst:
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Now – since we know what “fear of those different” means – it’s easy to understand that “antipathy to people who are not like them” is a step further – he is calling white democrats voting for Hillary rabid racists.
I know Obama presumes everyone has to worship him – and any deviation from this rule implies something sinister – “fear or antipathy” of those who don’t look like them.
Presumption noted. I will not defend myself.
Is McCain’s ad going to rally the racists to vote against Obama? Yes.
It’s going to be the real, died in the wool racists. And then there’s going to be me. Because much as I said at the start that I will relax about it, I am seething angry at the insult. Maybe even angry enough to pay back by voting with the other racists. Because McCain ad – however maligned it may became – legitimized me too, along with the Clintons, McCain, Apalachians, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania voters and Obama’s grandmother.
Because if racism is fear of those different than you, I do fear you, Barack Obama. I even have antipathy for you. You don’t look like me.
From where I sit you look very much like George Bush.
Update of October 19, 2009
And now, we know for a fact that the race memo against the Clintons – was part of a deliberate and controlled manipulation of the media as admitted now by Anita Dunn
President Obama’s presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was “controlled,”
“”Very rarely did we communicate
through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control,”
in this video