Thursday, June 12, 2008

Election 2008: All about race

Make no mistake about it: the 2008 election will be about race. All about race. The press will make sure of that, and the Left will make sure of that. All criticisms of Obama and Company will be regarded as thinly veiled racial attacks. Never mind the Senator's unfailingly liberal voting record. Never mind his positions on Iraq, taxes, international relations, health care or a thousand other issues. A vote against Obama will be a vote against racial progress.

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This has been a remarkable year for campaigns. There have been two firsts in the race - a woman who made it almost to the top, and a black man who has become the nominee for the Democratic party. Never before in history has this happened. But, the process in which it happened was warped. Anything said about Hillary was said to be because of the issues or what she said - nothing to do with her being a woman, which I find a little ridiculous since it was mostly her own party that was doing the talking. On the other hand, if anything derogatory was said about Obama, it became racist. The media left him alone on all the issues and questions for which the public wanted answers. I find it strange that our nation could be looking at the election of a President that is afraid to be asked questions and thinks that his wife is not supposed to be held accountable for the things she says. The day she stepped out to campaign for her husband, she became accountable and she will be watched until the election in November. Her comments have struck a high note in the public's eye and the note is a little off key!


moreofhim said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. It's distressing to me that we are still focusing on "racism" where there is none and not focused on the issues. It's hard for me to believe that we are really going to have to be "hands off" where his wife is concerned. Does this mean she can say anything without challenge? I'm very concerned for our country and am trying to just lay it all in God's hands. He is in control and I need to remember that. Thank you for your insightful post!

God bless you ~ Julie

Cindy Swanson said...

Barbara, I have to agree as well. There certainly seems to be a double standard going on here.

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