Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama Throws Grandmama From The Train

Barack Obama's mellifluous speech contained more to offend. Here's a question: Why is Obama afraid of showing his white side? Is he embarrassed to be white? Did he feel like he had to attach himself to one identity? Has he always had to prove, like he had to prove at the beginning of the campaign, that he's black enough?

Obama equated his white grandmother's fear of passing a group of black young men with the good Reverend's racism and anti-semitism and anti-Americanism. Nice. Victor Davis Hanson deconstructs the sermon:

Instead, to Obama, the postmodernist, context is everything. We all have eccentric and flamboyant pastors like Wright with whom we disagree. And words, in his case, don’t quite mean what we think; unspoken intent and angst, not voiced hatred, are what matters more.

Rather than account for his relationship with a hate-monger, Obama will enlighten you, as your teacher, why you are either confused or too ill-intended to ask him to disassociate himself from Wright.

The Obama apologia was a “conversation” about moral equivalence. [emphasis added, -ed.]

Hanson continues:
2) We are all at times racists and the uniquely qualified Obama is our valuable mirror of that ugliness: Wright may say things like “God damn America” or “Dirty Word” Israel or “Clarence Colon,” but then it must be balanced by other truths like Obama’s own grandmother who also expresses fear of black males (his grandmother’s private angst is thus of the same magnitude as Wright’s outbursts broadcast to tens of thousands).
I'm liking Obama less every day. I wonder if the general electorate feels this way. It seems that his Democratic nomination for President is assured.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Friends like his wife and Rev. Wright...who needs enemies? They really did him a great disservice. Or did they? This was a good thing that happened because so much has come out in the open that the public really did not fully understand.

Maxed Out Mama says that he is good for the party because he brings out some real issues. I have to agree with that.

I would, however, never vote for the man. His wife seems very angry to me and I would not want her as the First Lady in the White House. He has been indoctrinated for 20 years under Rev. Wright. His view of America is frightening.

Anonymous said...

I note the comparison of Mr. Obama's grandmother's angst and Wright's rantings.
Am I to understand that Mr. Obama thought that she was prejudiced, racist, or somehow unjustified in having her feelings? That seems to be the implication. This brings to my mind a question. Say Mr. Obama were strolling down the street somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line and happened to be walking toward some young men with shaved heads, camouflage pants tucked into combat boots, and wearing t-shirts. Now, is he saying that he would feel NO angst or discomfort with this situation? If that is what he asserts, that would seem to suggest he's a foolhardy imbecile, but he doesn't really seem to be. Well, his assocition with that Wright dude does give one pause, but still, Mr. Obama is not an imbecile. Anyway, I think his comparison about his grandmother's concerns and that god damned Wright's nonsense, is bogus.

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