Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Race Card

It would seem that this weekend, the Obama Campaign, is once again using the race card. This weekend Civil right leader John Lewis said about John McCain,

"During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama."

McCain had referred to Lewis as "one of the wisest men he knows, one whose advice he would seek should he win the presidency". How could someone in good conscience compare a patriot like McCain to Wallace, who by the way was a Democrat. Lets not forget that while African American were fighting for their Civil Rights, John McCain was a "Prisoner Of War" and had no Civil Rights.

In response to Lewis's comments McCan said, "Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale. The notion that legitimate criticism of Senator Obama's record and positions could be compared to Governor George Wallace, his segregationist policies and the violence he provoked is unacceptable and has no place in this campaign. I am saddened that John Lewis, a man I've always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my character and the character of the thousands of hardworking Americans who come to our events to cheer for the kind of reform that will put America on the right track".

"I call on Senator Obama to immediately and personally repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to shut down debate 24 days before the election. Our country must return to the important debate about the path forward for America".

"On Saturday evening John Lewis said, "a careful review of his remarks made earlier in the day "would reveal that I did not compare Sen. John McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin to George Wallace." No apology in those words.

The Obama Campaign responded with, "Senator Obama does not believe that John McCain or his policy criticism is in any way comparable to George Wallace or his segregationist policies. But John Lewis was right to condemn some of the hateful rhetoric that John McCain himself personally rebuked just last night, as well as the baseless and profoundly irresponsible charges from his own running mate that the Democratic nominee for President of the United States 'pals around with terrorists.' As Barack Obama has said himself, the last thing we need from either party is the kind of angry, divisive rhetoric that tears us apart at a time of crisis when we desperately need to come together. That is the kind of campaign Senator Obama will continue to run in the weeks ahead."

This is a race for president!! How do you come together when both of you want to be president? The way I see it, every charge of questionable affiliation against Obama is genuine. How many questionable affiliations does McCain have? None!

How insane is it to expect MacCain to stay quiet about genuine concerns, because of Obama's skin color. It's almost like they are silently saying, "Oh, don't say anything about him, because of his skin color". Come on now, Obama is a Harvard graduate and should give himself more credit.

The truth is, that Obama, has no way of clearing his name when it comes to his ties to Ayers, Acorn, Frank Williams Davis, etc., so he uses the race card to intimidate his opponent. Very clever, but it won't stick. It would seem that the Obama camp doesn't like the adds that question his affiliations with terrorists and communists. I'm sure Obama would like to see those ghosts disappear, but they won't.

This is just another attempt to take attention away from all the questionable affiliations that Obama refuses to clarify. He has not repudiated John Lewis's outrageous and offensive comments.

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