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Making a big election about small things, oh and racism.

by Steve Mona on Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:59 AM

"If you don't have any fresh ideas, use stale tactics to scare people, -- if you don't have a record to run on, paint your opponent as someone people should run from. Make a big election about small things," Barack Obama 2008.

In 2008 candidate Barack Obama wasn't suggesting that these things be done, he was pointing them out as an accusation about what his opponents were doing. However, in 2012, President Barack Obama is following that strategy to the letter. Instead of real solutions to our problems we have Big Bird, binders and horses & bayonets. With no record to run on the President tried to paint his opponent as a vulture and a vampire. That facade came crashing down at the first debate and he's been in free fall ever since. Now today the Democrats and their mainstream media enablers are all up in arms over an allegedly racist statement by former NH Governor and Romney adviser John Sununu. While being interviewed by Piers Morgan the Governor suggested that race had something to do with Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama.  But what the Governor didn't say is much more important than what he did say. Governor Sununu did not say, "Powell is supporting him because he's black." What he did say was, “When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to look at whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or he’s got a slightly different reason for endorsing President Obama,” Sununu said, adding, “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.” Much more importantly however is what Colin Powell himself said about his endorsement of Mr. Obama in 2008.Said Mr. Powell, "I didn't endorse him simply because he was black. I felt this was, you know, something to take into consideration... And I spoke at length with John McCain about his campaign and I watched Mr. Obama and his campaign. And at the end, I cannot say I was totally colorblind.  But at the end, I convinced myself, based on the facts as I saw it, that he was the better choice for this time in our nation’s history." Powell also added, "And I think he won not just because he was black, although that influenced most African-Americans and a lot of people. I think he won basically because he convinced the American people that he was the right candidate for the times.” When most polls show the President receiving over 90% of the African-American vote it would be naive to suggest that race doesn't factor in to that equation. Much more interesting to me is the historical context. In 1960 John F. Kennedy received over 80% of the Irish-Catholic vote. For the 50 plus years since no one has ever disputed the fact that a good portion of that vote was based on his ethnicity and religion but to suggest that a person of color factors that in to their support of the President is racism.

I'll leave you with this. Speaking on the subject of unemployment in the Black community (14.1%, Black teenage unemployment 37.9%) Representative. Emanuel Cleaver, Democrat from Missouri and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in 2011, “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House.” As recently as September 2012 Mr. Cleaver said, "As the chair of the Black Caucus, I’ve got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent (black) unemployment, if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House… The president knows we are going to act in deference to him in a way we wouldn’t to someone white.”



by Wile E. on Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:52 PM
Good info Brother.
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