Aug 1, 2008

Obama's 'race card'

The McCain campaign is accusing Obama for playing the "race card" in response to this statement Obama recently made in response to recent characterizations of him (made by the McCain campaign) to Britney Spears or Paris Hilton.
“So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Mr. Obama said in Springfield, Mo., echoing earlier remarks. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making."
I don't know if you noticed this, but Obama is a black man. And he said he was a black man. He doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills.


As a person of color, I can tell when someone is making blatant use of their race as a play for emotions or sympathy. To be honest, I don't see that happening here.

And McCain? Please. Give me a break. You've been playing the Karl Rove card for months now. I think that's a million times worse.

1 comment:

pins&needles said...

I think the situation is pretty silly too. I'm sure we're all aware that Obama is a black man and he doesn't look like any of the other presidents.

I guess if you're going to play the Karl Rove card, you should be prepared to be cited for contempt of Congress. Which brings me to another point worth mentioning and, again, something everyone knows. Discriminating against liberals to ignore subpoenas and lying to Congress is nothing new in the White House. How is this news?