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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Teeing Up The Ball.....

Of course, since American Blacks identify with presidential candidate, Barak Obama, and that Obama, oddly enough is a mulatto, is considered a Black candidate, the inevitable "race card" gets thrown on the table. The latest salvo surrounds a Harvard professor's claim that the 3am telephone ringing ad by Hilary Clinton's campaign underlying message is racist[scroll down]. It is not at all surprising that race is being injected by such people, since its a potent weapon to claim racism from these so called 'experts.'

The following is the actual ad with some other material stripped in including Barak Obama's response ad at the end....

Judge for yourself if it is even remotely racist. I cannot see it, maybe because I am white, but I do think that some people can see racism in almost anything. So why is this is the first salvo in teeing up racism as a potent campaign weapon? Since essentially, a campaign will be able to roll these people in front of the salivating press claiming racism in any attempt to differentiate a candidate.

So what did this fellow Patterson say about the ad?
PATTERSON: I have spent my life studying the pictures and symbols of racism and slavery, and when I saw the Clinton ad's central image—innocent sleeping children and a mother in the middle of the night at risk of mortal danger—it brought to my mind scenes from the past. I couldn't help but think of D. W. Griffith's ''Birth of a Nation,'' the racist movie epic that helped revive the Ku Klux Klan, with its portrayal of black men lurking in the bushes around white society. The danger implicit in the phone ad—as I see it—is that the person answering the phone might be a black man, someone who could not be trusted to protect us from this threat.

The ad could easily have removed its racist sub-message by including images of a black child, mother or father—or by stating that the danger was external terrorism. Instead, the child on whom the camera first focuses is blond. Two other sleeping children, presumably in another bed, are not blond, but they are dimly lighted, leaving them ambiguous. Still it is obvious that they are not black—both, in fact, seem vaguely Latino.
This is just silliness. These clowns that try to inject racism into everything and every body do no one any good. Blacks in the bushes outside. Bullshit. Its Arabs and Muslims that are causing trouble and they too will kill you, if they have the opportunity, whether you are white or black.

In fact, I think that that racism and other human identity metrics is normal and is something that we will always be facing. Whites are different than Blacks are different than Chinese. People in one neighborhood or state are different than people in another state. Southerners watch NASCAR. Northeasterners whine constantly. They are very different. So what. Of course it is wrong to consider one's race or other metrics in an economic or or other transaction such as a hiring decision. And many people have been guilty of this for a long time. But how stupid is it to reject a candidate for job if they are qualified and settle for a less qualified candidate due to color and not ability? Who is the stupid one? Like why did milquetoast Maryland Democrat Cardin beat Michael Steele, Republican black man for the Sarbanes open Senate seat in the last election? In my mind, Michael Steele was clearly the better candidate. Once, a fellow claimed that he was less racist than me since he he, a white fellow like me, married a black woman. Since I am married to a Chinese lady, this fellow must think that there are some kind of varying degrees of race and that Chinese must be closer on some metric to whites than blacks are. It mystifies me.

Imagine if the presidential contest is a race between McCain and Obama. And lets say that McCain accuses Obama to be a high tax candidate, something that may resonate with some voters. Well, in this case, the Obamaniacs can wheel in some 'expert' to bludgeon the electorate by claiming that that is a racist position, essentially transforming the disagreement into racism and away from the actual debate. It would be quite easy for a candidate to play this card over-and-over for those issues in which are a loser for a empty suit candidate like Obama

Guys like Patterson with this type of idiotic behavior do no good for anyone except for their own narrow needs. Without racism, these clowns wouldn't have a job as these so called 'experts' in these fields and can be expected to distill race out of nearly anything.

And even Democrat NYT columist Paul Krugman has been under attack for some of his material...
One measure of how crazy people on at least one side of the Democratic nomination struggle have become: I’ve gotten a number of complaints that the end of my last — entirely non-political — column, “hope is not a plan,” was a swipe at Obama.

Um, guys, it’s a phrase military types use; I started using it a lot when Iraq went pear-shaped. In fact, if you Google it, the first entry that comes up is a book about the Iraq war.

I’m sorry to say that a large part of the progressive movement seems to have lost its sanity.
I have to say, so far, these troubles have not happened to nicer people. Attacks against Democrats for daring to debate a Black? Horrors. Its seems as if people are saying "You cannot debate a Black." Blacks won't get anywhere in national politics until everyone is able to debate without being called a racist. And to attack this fellow Krugman as a racist is just silly. Its silly since he too has played the race card such as in this opinion piece...
Look, Southerners are racists. Starting with Reagan and his "southern strategy" in 1980, Republicans have been quite successful in winning elections. Now, don't get me wrong, Reagan was probably too stupid to tell people apart. I'm just saying that without gains in the South, none of those victories would have been possible. It's simple logic: If Southerners are racists and they elect Republicans, then Republicans win because of racists. Do we really want a bunch of racists running the country?
Its silly season. Who are the real racists?


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