April 17, 2008

Let the Bitter, Gun-toting, Religious and Racist…

Filed under: Toon — Tags: , , , , , , , — Volt @ 5:18 pm

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  1. This seems like as good a place as any to address this:

    Why is it?

    When Obama talks about race, it’s an “honest and frank discussion that’s loooong overdue.”

    But if anyone else talks about race, it’s hateful, mean-spirited and uncalled for?
    That tells me the talk about race isn’t all that “honest.”

    [Bob] Johnson said “If you take a freshman senator from Illinois called ‘Jerry Smith’ and he says
    ‘I’m going to run for president,’ would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?
    And the answer is, probably not. Would he also start out with the excitement of starting out as
    something completely different? Probably not. He would just be a freshmen senator…”

    That’s true, but Obama’s media circus has made it “racist” to have that opinion.

    If Obama was a white, freshman senator and had the gall to announce a run for president,
    he’d be laughed out of the contest like Keyes, Gravel, Tancredo, Kucinich and every other 1% candidate.

    And since Johnson isn’t Obama, he’s a nasty racist?
    I think “honest” is the last adjective I’d use to describe this “conversation.”

    In a way, you’re right. As you know perfectly well, Obama did not start off with 90% of the black vote. He was polling far below 50% among black voters until after Iowa.

    So “Honest” is indeed the last adjective to use to describe Bob Johnson.

    Comment by happymisanthropy — April 18, 2008 @ 3:33 am

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