Sunday, June 22, 2008

And did I mention he's black?"

There are very few things in this world that genuinely make me angry. Being called a racist is one them. Senator Barack Obama did just that in a speech in Jacksonville Florida last Friday.

"It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy," Obama told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida. "We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid.

"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?"

And did I mention he's black?

Funny name, youth and inexperience aside, I am not basing my judgment of Senator Obama on the color of his skin, my only concern is the content of his character.

That character is getting a little more attention these days. The spotlight of a presidential campaign makes it easier to spot the flaws under all that polish. I will be pointing out some of the more glaring flaws on each of the candidates as the general election nears.

But since I am now officially a racist, I guess I'll start with Obama.

If the Jr. Senator from Illinois thinks the only way Republicans can find fault with him is pointing out the color of his skin, let me scrape away a few layers of Obama polish and show you just a glimpse of the real politician behind his new 'Shield of Hope and Change'.

This week Barack Obama decided break his pledge to accept the limits of public funding for his campaign. Something he spoke about for two years, but it seems now that high sounding rhetoric and inspiring speeches don't add up to cold hard cash. If you buy his explanation that Republicans are using 527s to get around public funding, you will have to explain how to me why Democratic 527 have outspent Republicans 2 to 1 this year. Its not about 527 groups, its about cash, Barack is winning the fund raising war right now and if he has to break his word to gain a political advantage, his high minded ideals take a back seat to politics.

A different kind of politician? Did I mention he's a liar?

This week Barack Obama decided to go back on the idea of holding a series of townhall meetings with Senator McCain without conditions, just real people asking real questions. If you take Obama out from behind his "Shield", away from a prepared speech and have him answer question on his feet, his inexperience and naivete when it comes to foreign policy and the economy is apparent for all to see.

A different type of politician? Did I mention his word means nothing?

Do you remember the senator's position on 'domestic spying'? Glenn Greenwald says is best.
What had been a vicious assault on our Constitution, and corrupt complicity to conceal Bush lawbreaking, magically and instantaneously transformed into a perfectly understandable position, even a shrewd and commendable decision, that we should not only accept, but be grateful for as undertaken by Obama for our Own Good.

This is only going to get worse as Obama moves to the right for the general election. I could go on for a while, but for someone who talks so much about being a new kind of candidate, why does Obama act like such a typical politician? Behind the image of hope and change, Barack Obama is a liberal Chicago politician who wants to be President so bad he is willing to do or say anything to get there. After all, he can't make any change if he looses, right? If elected he will turn back to his radical left roots and we will all get a taste of progressive socialism. I can hardly wait.

Is it too much to point out his actions don't live up to his rhetoric without being called a racist?
Apparently not.

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