Tuesday, August 05, 2008

You're Either With Me or a Racist

Glad to see I'm not the only one tired of being called a racist because I happen to find BarryO an arrogant ultra Liberal elite.
And Maureen Dowd better watch out when she talks about Obama being proud. Apparently, that is code language and it takes David Gergen to translate that for us. Today on ABC's show This Week, Gergen told us that everyone with a southern heritage knows that when the McCain campaign juxtaposes Obama with Moses and calls him "The One" (something both Maureen Dowd and I have also done) that every southerner knows that that is just code for calling him "uppity." Really!? Does that mean that no one can ever point out that Obama seems quite arrogant and full of himself without Gergen saying that we're playing to subliminal racism? Baloney! Remember the trouble that Biden got in for saying that Obama was articulate? Apparently, that was also racist. What is it when a white guy like John Kerry was ridiculed for being arrogant? And just as there is no defense against this sort of attack where every word is a hidden attack of racism, there is no arguing against Gergen's logic here. He knows this because he's from the South so that gives him an extra spidey-sense to detect this sort of thing. If you disagree, it's either because you're not from the South and don't know whereof you speak or you're from the South and probably just sublimating your inner racist.

This is quite a gig that these people have. Basically, they've drawn the rules so that whatever you say about Obama, you can be called out for catering to racism. I know that the Democrats would like to make Obama immune from all criticism, but this is an election, dang it! Candidates criticize each other in elections and Republicans refuse to unilaterally disarm just because Obama had an African father.
Now it's some mysterious code that conservatives use to racially denigrate BarryO by calling him arrogant, but when BarryO uses an obvious racial statement about not looking like president's on dollar bills, he's saying what exactly?
Sen. Barack Obama's chief strategist conceded that the Democratic presidential candidate was referring to his race when he said Republicans were trying to scare voters by suggesting Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."
He's not just playing the scare tactic but the guilt tactic. Not a difficult game considering that large numbers of liberal whites still find some internal guilt over slavery. But that's not playing a racial card is it? No can't be. And every time he throws one of those grenades into the crowd, McCain has to dive for cover.

Nice to see that BarryO is still not playing the negative campaign style he swore not to get into.

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