This morning I watched Barack Obama's speech that appealed to white liberal guilt! He even threw his maternal grandmother( pictured above with grandfather) to the wolves in order to find moral equivalence between her private family comments about race (IF SHE EVER MADE THEM) to that of the recent public racist comments of the "Reverend" Wright! Who will now defend his grandmother and her background? She has avoided giving interviews in this campaign and has not sought the publicity of the campaign but now her grandson has dragged her into the campaign in an attempt to extricate himself from his poor judgment in becoming and staying a member of "Reverend" Wright's congregation. You cant' pick your grandmother but you sure can pick where you go to church! Also as some one over on National Review On Line said: "What does it say about the character of a man who would “out” as a racist a... relative whom he credits with helping to raise him, just to make a political point — and a bad one at that?" After his grandmother he went after the Reagan Revolution, conservatives and conservative talk shows and white men who vote for John McCain. It's all about race according to Obama!
Victor Davis Hanson called Obama's speech "An Elegant Farce" and farce it was! Some quotes from Hanson's article:
An Elegant Farce
Obama’s ‘conversation’ about moral equivalence.
By Victor Davis Hanson
Barack Obama’s Tuesday sermon was a well-crafted, well-delivered postmodern review of race that had little to do with the poor judgment revealed in Obama’s relationship with the hateful Rev. Wright, much less the damage that he does both to African Americans and to the country in general.
Obama chose not to review what Wright, now deemed the “occasionally fierce critic.” said in detail, condemn it unequivocally, apologize, and then resign from such a Sunday venue of intolerance — the now accustomed American remedy to racism in the public realm that we saw in the Imus and other recent controversies.
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. So the Wright hatred must be contextualized and understand in several ways that only the unusually gifted Obama can instruct us about:
The message? Some of us are never quite responsible for what we say. And Obama has no responsibility to explain the inexplicable of how he closely tied himself to someone of such repugnant and racist views. We will never hear “It’s time for Rev. Wright and me to part our separate ways, and here’s why.”
Instead, the entire Wright controversy evolved due to America’s failure to understand the Wright’s past and the present status of race. No doubt, the next time some public figure utters a racist comment — and it will happen — we will then expect to hear about context that explains and excuses such an apparent hurtful outburst.
Obama is right about one thing: We are losing yet another opportunity to talk honestly about race, to hold all Americans to the same standards of public ethics and morality, and to emphasize that no one gets a pass peddling vulgar racism, or enabling it by failing to disassociate himself from its source — not Rev. Wright, not even the eloquent but now vapid Barack Obama.
To read all of Mr Hanson's column click on the title for a link.
Today Barack Obama played the "race card" of liberal guilt in an attempt to get the votes of the "super delegates" and the rest of the democrat party establishment. Too bad ! I thought better of him.