Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Irony of Obama

From an article entitled "GOP Trying to Scare Voters" in regard to Obama's townhall meeting in Springfield, MO on July 30, 2008:
Democrat Barack Obama, the first black candidate with a shot at winning the White House, says John McCain and his Republican allies will try to scare them by saying Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."Here
From Obama's speech in Berlin on July 24, 2008:
"I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city. The journey that led me here is improbable. My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya. His father – my grandfather – was a cook, a domestic servant to the British". Here
So. It is okay for Obama to exploit his race to his advantage in his this is our moment” speech rhetoric to offer visions of a world transformed.

However, apparently Camp Obama also believes it is perfectly acceptable for him to use the race card to his advantage by surmising that it just may be possible that McCain could hypothetically say:
"You know, he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name, you know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."
McCain isn't saying this at all. Obama is. He said it in his Berlin speech.

Obama is using his race to appeal to you. And, Obama is using his race as his excuse if he doesn't. For Obama, it is all about race.

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