Saturday, September 19, 2009

twisting in the hot air

There are reasons why I have little to no respect for Sojourners--their attempts to foist sainthood upon Ted Kennedy, a man whose life was marked by corruptiong, excess, sexual debauchery and marital unfaithfulness, and support of the murder of the unborn; their selective outrage, which gets in a tizzy over comments about the President's wife's hair but says nothing about ACORN helping people set up prostitution rings of underaged girls from other countries, and says nothing when a conservative politician's underaged daughter is subjected to a sexually-laced 'joke' by a late-night comedian.

Now, Wallis of Sojo is trying to paint us who object to Obama's attempts to add an extra S to USA as know...

But fourth — and importantly — there was, and is still, a hard core of racially-motivated white people in this nation who did vote against Obama because he is black, and who virulently oppose him as president because he is black. And that racist core of angry white Americans resides on the extreme political right of U.S. politics. The Far Right in America have never supported racial equality. Their political representatives voted against both the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, and most have never repented for it. And, let’s be honest, the loudest voices of right-wing talk radio and cable television appeal directly to that core with subtle and not-so-subtle racial messages, as has the right wing of the Republican Party for many years.

And, agree with me or not, I saw it in the disrespect shown toward a black president by a white Congressman from the South, whose less than enthusiastic apologies have now turned him into a fund-raising martyr, cheered on by a defiant rebel yell against the man (or is it “boy”?) in the White House.

No one doubts that there are still racists in the country. Very well. Those who wouldn't vote for someone simply based on skin color are wrong, but by that same token, those who would vote for someone simply based on skin color are equally wrong. Racism cuts both ways.

To see what Wallis sounds like in that second paragraph, take a look at this from a raving lib.
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!

Now, I have heard Obama referred to as "boy" lately. It was in a recording of something said last year. By current race-card-playing poster-boy Jimmy Carter. (emphasis mine)

CARTER: It already has sent a wave of approbation and admiration in many countries around the world, just knowing that this black boy, who grew up with just a loving mother and a -- and grandparents and that was about all he had to start with, has now had the chance to become the nominee of Democratic Party for president.

Now, why hasn't that been made big to-dos about? Instead of shoehorning a racially charged word into one man's statement, why not find the blatant one in anothers?

I think we all know the answer to that.

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