Obama Plays the Race Card Again

This is one way that Obama isn’t the third coming of Bush: Bush didn’t complain about the race card being used on him (or the legacy card, or…).

But Obama isn’t above that sort of thing. The Race-Based campaign Rolls On.

Obama had been quiet about it recently, since his awful speech on race so backfired so bad that he had to denounce his minister and leave his church.

If there is hope here, it’s that Obama seems slow to learn lessons from his mistake.

And that is a trait Bush IIII does share with Bush II.

10 thoughts on “Obama Plays the Race Card Again”

  1. Funny, the Texas GOP had other ideas, tolerating a racist political riff on Obama until word leaked to the media.
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hNTv9halsWqtutkIqBh2Y6YwJmmgD91COLB00
    And of course elements in the GOP are pulling the religion card too…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/us/politics/21ads.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&adxnnlx=1214028696-qUr537Ya6Go1GATQiWHxwg

    The “Obama Muslim” meme is certainly fertile territory for appealing to the ignorant and fearful. No wonder the GOP’s attack men are already using it in e-mails and ads.

    McCain is a man of honor who will not condone these attacks. Sadly, he does not run the GOP like a dictatorship and cannot control what some people in his party will do. Much as Obama warned people that smears and lies would be spread about him being a Muslim and people would play on racial tensions and resentment towards blacks to counter his candidacy.

    Perhaps you are lucky to live in Nebraska, but those of us who live in the South are well aware of the potency of such negative campaigning.

  2. Eddie,

    Pointing to a case of the Texas GOP taking action against a vendor once it was aware of a problem hardly points to tolerating of racists!

    But does this “toleration” mean you now agree that Obama was wrong to tolerate Wright in the way he tolerated his grandma?

    The “Obama Muslim” meme is certainly fertile territory for appealing to the ignorant and fearful. No wonder the GOP’s attack men are already using it in e-mails and ads.

    Defend or withdraw this assertion.

    Perhaps you are lucky to live in Nebraska, but those of us who live in the South are well aware of the potency of such negative campaigning.

    Do you mean the danger of Obama playing to liberal white guilt?

    Of course not. I imagine your criticism here goes only one way.

  3. The Texas GOP did not take action against the vendor during the convention.
    Only after the buttons were publicized in the media were they suddenly outraged and took action.

    The NYT link alone gives you the story of why this attack man of the GOP finds his supposed Muslim heritage fertile territory to explore for electoral purposes.

    I have no doubt Obama plays to liberal white guilt. I have little doubt he tolerated Wright’s sermons for his own purposes. I have little doubt he is just another politician, albeit a gifted one, who knows how to ply the identity politics trough for his own gain.

    Let there be no doubt that his opposition will not hesitate to respond in kind.

  4. “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”
    (-Obama)

    I’ve noticed that Obama says stuff like this more than any Republicans do. Its almost like he wishes the GOP would make comments like this?

    The truth of the matter is when Obama makes accusations like this, its really no different than a person making the claim that Obama is “anti-American.” IOW, when left accuses the GOP of being a bunch of “racists,” its no different than the right calling the left a bunch of Communists.

    But this is something the right needs to be ready for. Because in America, being a “racist” is worse than being a communist or even anti-American.

    Plus, keep in mind that Obama is an experienced race-hustler. So you can be sure that he, and his MSM media backers will be sure to suggest that “racism” is the reason for him not winning. People like Nina Totenberg (NPR) will say things like “no matter how much this country has progressed, America is still unable to overcome its terrible racist roots.”

    This is the SOP of the Left.

  5. Eddie,

    I have no doubt Obama plays to liberal white guilt. I have little doubt he tolerated Wright’s sermons for his own purposes. I have little doubt he is just another politician, albeit a gifted one, who knows how to ply the identity politics trough for his own gain.

    I’m glad you’ve come around to the belief that Obama’s just another politician. It’s the first step on the road to recovery. 🙂

    If I understand your comment correctly, you claim that both local aparathicks at the Texas GOP and Barack Obama are uncomfortably close to racists. Then why not support an alternative: John McCain?

    Seerov,

    The truth of the matter is when Obama makes accusations like this, its really no different than a person making the claim that Obama is “anti-American.” IOW, when left accuses the GOP of being a bunch of “racists,” its no different than the right calling the left a bunch of Communists.

    Very insightful!

  6. I don’t like McCain’s flip-flops (some more serious to me than Obama’s) and I don’t agree with his foreign policy. Plus, an Obama victory might speed up the displacement of baby boomer politicians in favor of younger, perhaps better ones. Or at least not so loony and loopy ones. I prefer SC GOP governor Mark Sanford myself in ’12. Or Petreaus in ’12.

    By the way, as if Obama’s words needed to be echoed by events.. here comes the white supremacist groups touting higher interest in their sites and ideas because of the prospect of a black president…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/21/AR2008062101471_pf.html

  7. Eddie,

    I don’t like McCain’s flip-flops (some more serious to me than Obama’s)

    Which are?

    and I don’t agree with his foreign policy.

    What is Obama’s?

    . Plus, an Obama victory might speed up the displacement of baby boomer politicians in favor of younger, perhaps better ones.

    The decline in quality of the political class is a good thing, so in that respect a generational change is for the better (by being for the worse). Still, institutional change will occur at about a rate of 1 year per annum.

    By the way, as if Obama’s words needed to be echoed by events.. here comes the white supremacist groups touting higher interest in their sites and ideas because of the prospect of a black president…

    I’ve previously mentioned the negative consequences of Obama’s race-based campaign. [1] I hardly think Obama’s racial divisveness (comparing his “white grandmother” to Rev. Wright, sending his kids to a racist church, etc.) helps this country. Though it doesn’t support Obama’s playing of the race card, either.

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/06/04/the-race-based-candidate-etc-etc.html

  8. 1. Immigration, torture, tax cuts, global warming, fiscal responsibility, fringe preachers like Hagee, Falwell, Robertson, etc.

    2. McCain’s foreign policy is far more objectionable to me than Obama’s. Re: McCain’s ignorance of the Muslim world, flawed vision of Iraq, odd bi-polar views on Russia and China and the utopian concept of an Alliance Of Democracies.

    3. For the dead and wounded soldiers who died because of crappy political leadership and overall mediocrity in Washington, that assertion would seem rather baseless. Granted, events and people outside of government matter as much if not more than government itself nowadays, this is still a vexing problem for America and others.

    4. McCain’s twisted embrace of Hagee and others like him remain equal to me as Obama’s relationship with Rev. Wright. You and I certainly have differing personal opinions on that.

  9. Eddie,

    1. Immigration

    Do you have support for this?

    I’ve heard it before, but the only reference I’ve ever received was just to another opinion column which asserted it without reasoning why.

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