I know, this is a forbidden subject...but if Tyra Banks and Oprah can talk about race and racism then so can this “lazy housewife”. (as I’ve been referred to in the media)
From the beginning of this presidential election process, Barack Obama has played the race card. Bill and Hillary Clinton have played the race card. DEMOCRATS have played the race card. Up until now, I would hear the garbage being spewed on this subject, and just roll my eyes considering the source. However, today when I heard it suggested that if “they” do not vote for Obama, it’s because he’s black, that sent me right on over the edge! (I suppose "they" refers to anyone either not a Democrat or not of the same color as Obama)
Let me tell you something. If I think you’re an idiot, it has nothing to do with your skin color. You could have purple skin and you might be the nicest person alive or, in Barack Obama’s case, he has black skin and he’s a disgrace, a political thug, and an elitist pig. There, I said it. It has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. I base my opinion solely on the merits, and his don’t measure up.
What they are suggesting is that there are two options for voters in November: vote for Obama because you’re not racist, or don’t vote for him and you’re a racist. They are simply trying to bully the American people into voting for Obama based on race. It is insulting, and if he’d ever been someone I considered voting for, he would have lost my vote after the rhetoric I've heard the last few months, and primarily the last few days.
"Obama is stoking racism", says Rush Limbaugh, after Obama ran an ad that took comments about Mexicans by Rush completely out of context. Now Rush Limbaugh may not be your cup of tea, but I can tell you this after listening to the man for 20 years, he is no racist. I heard the two shows that Obama misrepresented in those spanish only ads, and I can tell you for sure that the Obama camp is lying and trying to bait the Hispanic population. His campaign is trying to pit the many races of the American people against each other. He cannot talk about himself based on the facts, so instead, he rips others to shreds and has yet to answer questions about many of his associations, many of the “bills” he says he wrote but didn’t, and so on.
This may come as a huge surprise, but I am NOT voting for Obama/Biden on November 4th. I am NOT a racist. I will NOT vote for Obama because he is a socialist. I will NOT vote for Obama because he will raise taxes. I will NOT vote for Obama because he believes not only in abortion, but infanticide. I will NOT vote for Obama because he chooses to associate with the likes of William Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, and his notorious racist former Pastor Jeremiah Wright. I will NOT vote FOR Barack Obama, and as much as they'd like to blame it on race, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the color of his skin.
I hardly think this is the “change” that this country needs.
More about the AP Poll on race.
For an interesting take on how the media is treating Palin, see this link. (**Please note: I don't endorse the language used, but the point is well taken)