Thursday, July 31, 2008

Obama Plays The Racism Card....Again

Yesterday, while campaigning in Springfield, Missouri, Barack Obama said, "Nobody thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face. So what they are going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all of those other presidents on dollar bills." (

Clearly by "they" Obama is referring to Bush and McCain.

A McCain spokesman said of Obama's remark, "Like most celebrities, he reacts to fair criticism with a mix of fussiness and hysteria."

I would rather if the McCain campaign said that Obama was cheapening the meaning of racism and therefore cheapening himself.

Be that as it may, the Obama campaign stated he was referring to right-wing talk show hosts and not McCain.

OK then which right wing talk radio hosts have made Obama's race an issue in this campaign?

I bet Obama can't name them much less find anything they said objectionable.

Obama, of course, played the race card back in June at a Democratic fundraiser when he said, "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?"

Barack Obama is doing a fine job of making the American people afraid of him all on his own.

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