Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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Once again, if the objection to Obama is his agenda, policy or initiative, the critique can address some kind of meaningful differences between political philosophies. When the objection is because the man is Black, I am not the one "playing the race card" I am the one calling the foul. Whether the objection is because he is black (racist) or because you are too stupid to find out whether or not he is a Muslim (violates freedom of religion and is equally objectionable, even if it doesn't apply, and even if it is an easy way to incite fear into other Americans too stupid or lazy to uncover the truth about Obama and his religion), the criticism is not a valid criticism. In most cases trivial bullshit pumped up to some kind of projected but unsupported status, like lapel pins or not, is just another way for a bigot to claim there is something wrong with Obama.
I see you find this tactic acceptable. I don't, and I don't feel any compunctions about pointing out when bigotry is trying to hide behind some veneer of faux righteousness. There is nothing righteous about being unable to accept a Black man as President. To suggest because you either believe a lie about his being a Muslim, or are just repeating it to make it seem like you are just a reasonable religious bigot instead of a racist, is also far from righteous. But, you disagree. Ok, that's you. Jim
And, I can say it with far fewer words and less convoluted syntax.
Look in the mirror. It's okay to see for yourself what others see plainly.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama