Well shucks, I thought Barry was a new type of politician; post-racial, full of hopechangery and ponies. Turns out, not so much. Here is what he said last night in Jacksonville:
“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. 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?”
It’s ironic that the thing that he is accusing the GOP of doing is the exact thing he himself is doing, namely using fear as a campaign tactic. Does he offer any proof that McCain plans on using race in the campaign at all? Of course not. McCain has gone out of his way by distancing himself from even the slightest mention of race (e.g. Bill Cunningham and the NC GOP ads). This is just the same old ploy used by Democrats in every election cycle, you can expect the “Republicans are going to take away your Social Security” ads soon.
Don’t the Democrats have any new pages in their play-book? This ranks up there with the ads in St. Louis in 2000 stating that if Bush is elected more black churches would burn. This myth that Republicans are more racist then Democrats is foolish. After all it was Bill Clinton (the first black president) who started this all by blaming Hillary’s loss in South Carolina on the black vote. It was Hillary who deliberately sought after the white vote in her interview with the AP. Republicans are no more or less racists then Democrats are. Are there racists people in the GOP, I guess so. But if memory serves, there are more former KKK members in the Senate who are Democrats then Republicans. If you want to scare people into voting for you I guess that is your prerogative, just remember who has been in charge of all these failing inner-cities for 50 years, and the answer is not Republicans.
9.22.2008 UPDATE: A lot of people are talking about Obama’s revelations that he has a funny name and is black. People feel he should have made there revelations sooner in his campaign! But nooooo …. he waits till he’s nominated and NOW he tells us!!
Cassandra lost a night’s sleep over it. So she made him the race card that I included at the top of this post. Juliette says its just pathetic. Sister Toldjah says he’s right, that old stuff he’s pulling does divide people. Nice Deb is being nice and saying that he’s just trying to prepare us for whatever might come out about him later in the campaign. Fausta says its the REPUBLICANS that keep bringing this up, fer sure. And the Right Pundits’ very own Zoey gets all high and mighty and declares – you are a dangerous man obama. you are the scary one. you are the race baiter. you would divide us not unite us.