Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK Day & The Massachusetts Senate Race

On Martin Luther King Day in 2009 there was much euphoria because Barack Obama was to be sworn into office the following day becoming the first African-American to be President of the United States.

On Martin Luther King Day in 2010 much of that euphoria is gone. Although Obama is still well liked personally his policies are another matter especially where it concerns Obamacare. Tomorrow voters in reliably liberal Massachusetts might very well elect a Republican to the Senate despite his interventions.

Well, I would like to think that both of these developments would have made Dr. King proud. I say this because I think most Americans who voted for Obama judged him by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. Conversely, should Scott Brown be elected here in Massachusetts tomorrow it will be in part a repudiation of Obama's agenda. A repudiation based on the content of his policies not the color of his skin.

America is not yet a color blind country and never will be entirely. But we are getting closer to it everyday.

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