Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is Race An Issue?...

"Is race an issue?"

I just listened to a speech made by Barack Obama which was supposed to put to rest whatever qualms the people of America might have had about electing a black man to the office of the Presidency. He was expected to clear up any ideas we might have about how he felt about the racial and hateful statements made by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, in the pastor's denigrations of America in general and white Americans in particular. He didn't do that.

Senator Obama rationalized away everything bad the pastor said about America and he (Obama) made excuses for all of it, even using his white grandmother as a comparison to the pastor.

Please follow the link and read this for yourself.

There is a video link there that has a clip which shows a few admirable seconds of his speech but the complete text of the speech tells it like it is!

I do not want a president who thinks his job is to fix all the racial things in America. I want a president who wants to fix problems for all Americans without first examining how it will affect any particular minority.

Here is a quote from the text of his speech that says a lot:

"...The fact is that the comments that have been made and the issues that have surfaced over the last few weeks reflect the complexities of race in this country that we’ve never really worked through – a part of our union that we have yet to perfect..."

Excuse me, Senator, the remarks which were made by your minister reflected hatred for America and American white people! It's that simple and you trying to spin it away from that fact is an insult to the intelligence of all Americans!

I could not ever vote for a man who heard such hate filled sermons from his pastor for twenty years then, for his own convenience, dis-avowed that pastor and even lied about having ever heard one of those hateful speeches! (check my last post)

There, I've told it like it is! Was race an issue in this Wright/Obama problem? No it wasn't but, thanks to Barack Obamas' speech today, it is now!



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