Political Card Game

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by admin on 04-08-2009

Political Card Game?

Barack, a man of purpose; one who can unite us, close that which divides us.  Barack—a man of integrity, virtue; a man of color who would never play the race card in our poker game of politics.  What a load of crap!

That’s not to say that his worthy opponent, the honorable Senator McCain, is incapable of stooping to other low-level tactics.  One might point out numerous under achievements of this guy’s checkered record.  But this is about Barack; the man who,” … doesn’t look like our past presidents on those dollar bills”.  He has a funny name.  He’s risky and is made out to be an intimidating figure to make us afraid of him.  Didn’t we hear this same cockamamie racially injected diatribe a few weeks ago at the Dem’s primary?

Stanley Kurtz, contributing editor for NRO, National Review Online, penned an article in the May 29th edition entitled, Inside Obama’s Acorn; by their fruits ye shall know them.  In the article, Kurtz wrote…

What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama.

During the North Carolina primary, Senator Obama said, “play on our fears” and “exploit our differences.”  In June Obama was reported as saying Republicans were going to run against him saying: “He’s young and inexperienced, and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”

Rich Lowry, editor, wrote: Obama hopes to use the racism card to inhibit all criticism of him, with the presumed cooperation of the press. But there’s a much larger downside. Obama’s race is a political advantage so long as it is sold in a post-racial context. If his background is a symbol of how we can get beyond the poisoned atmosphere of both racism and the hyperactive, opportunistic charges of racism, it’s a boon to his change-and-unity candidacy. That’s why Jesse Jackson expressing a desire to perform emergency surgery on Obama was a priceless assist.

Look, I’m just an ordinary working class DAWG.  A man who holds steadfast in my faith and the love for my wife.  I have a fairly solid understanding of right and wrong, though I’ve tested that many times in my past.  I believe in the goodness of people.  I’ve seen it, therefore, I believe it.  I love this country and will follow a leader through shot and shell, as long as that leader doesn’t play me or my countrymen for a sucker.

So, what am I getting at?

I don’t know—maybe I just want those who are best qualified to lead this country to be more substantive of character and of good moral fiber.  Maybe it’s just me, feeling a bit like Diogenes of ancient Greece, searching for an honest man.  We are cynical by nature these days.  So we continue to look.  I do know I won’t find it in the form of Senator Obama.  Race may always be an issue during my lifetime in one way, shape or form.  I loathe that it’s played like a card game, wielding it in the name of equality in one hand and as a scythe for political gain in the other.


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