Over a year ago, Barack Hussein Obama rode into the Presidential Election campaign and quickly became the Democrat front runner. His confident and powerful voice promising hope and change wooed citizens across the country. The mainstream media swooned over him. Some journalists lost all pretensions of objectivity and almost reported Obama's victories in the primaries with glee.
It all seemed a bit odd to me. When listening to Obama promising to end the war in Iraq, shelf the Bush tax cuts, raise minimum wage, establish universal health care, and deal with countries like Iran and North Korea with a diplomacy-first attitude, I wondered what was so different about him than the other Democrat candidates. Hillary Clinton seemed to have the same agenda and John Edwards was running on a virtually identical platform.
What's more, it was soon revealed that Obama was toting baggage. He had stated that the Constitution was a "flawed" document that was about what the government cannot do. He was friends to Bill Ayers, a radical whose method of protesting government was to bomb buildings. Obama also was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ headed by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It was revealed that Wright had a very anti-American attitude and blamed the U.S. Government for the 9/11 attacks. Yet Barack Obama referred to Rev. Wright as his "spiritual advisor" and Wright even performed the Obama's wedding ceremony and baptized Barack and Michelle Obama's two daughters.
With Clinton and Edwards having similar agendas but not having anywhere near the potential problems Obama had, one would think that one of them would have been selected as the Democrat candidate of 2008. It didn't happen. Why?
By the way, Barack Obama is half black. That wouldn't have anything to do with it would it? After all, it is the Democrats who are always claiming to be so tolerant and blind to racism so obviously that wasn't the reason.
Yet Bill Clinton seemed to think otherwise as he accused the Obama campaign of playing the "race card". The one-time media darling got basically shunned by the media for making such an accusation. In fact, the mainstream media didn't report on Ayers or Wright. They didn't seem to think it was newsworthy.
If you heard anything about Ayers or Wright, it was most likely from talk radio or Fox news. The Obama supporters decided that Obama was beyond reproach. Anybody who questioned his candidacy or his policies did so without any merit. If the criticism against Obama was without merit, then what motivated those to critique Obama? There could only be one answer: Racism!
Obviously, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh and the host of others who daily expressed concern over an Obama Presidency were nothing but racists. They couldn't see the magic in Obama that ordinary people see because they were blinded by racism.
9 Months Later
Obama has shown he meant what he said by a "flawed" Constitution. He bailed out and seized control of failed banks and auto companies - spending billions of taxpayer's money in the process. Call me crazy but federal government control of companies is outright Socialism if I recall. According to the left, I'm not crazy. I'm racist.
Obama is always talking about re-distribution of wealth. Hard-earned money by those who studied, got an education, and worked hard should distribute their wealth to those who didn't but feel they are entitled to the same benefits anyways. I don't think it's fair at all so that makes me a racist.
Similarly, Obama wants Universal Health care. A notion that sounds lovely on paper but has been shown repeatedly to be a failed system. The United States has the best health care system in the world and the statistics support that. Yes, it could be even better but I have every reason to believe that Obama's policies will worsen it and cost us more. I'm told that that sort of thinking is that of a racist.
When traveling abroad, Obama is always apologizing for past actions of the United States. Hey wait a minute! Doesn't that justify and promote more terrorist attacks? Isn't Obama proud of the nation that allowed him to come from humble beginnings and become its leader? Isn't Obama a living testimony to the power of Democracy and our tolerant culture? Apparently not. We should all be ashamed of ourselves for having so many racists like me in the country.
Obama actually told the Arab world "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation." Later in the same speech, he called the United States a "Muslim nation". Did he state this for appeasement or was it just an oversight? If it was an oversight, why was it on his teleprompter? For those of us who question Obama's motives concerning the Middle East, we are wrong and should stop judging Obama by the color of his skin.
Obama has waffled on talks with North Korea and Iran. He has stated that these fledgling nuclear powers can be talked with without pre-conditions. Then he's stated otherwise. Do I feel comfortable with a President who is so unsure of how to handle nations like these? No, I don't but that's just the racism talking.
ACORN, the group that supported Obama and registered over a million voters for him has been caught for many illegitimate registrations. Furthermore, recently it was discovered that ACORN is willing to support prostitution of underage girls from El Salvador. Obama claims no knowledge of the goings on at ACORN yet has funded them over $50 million in taxpayer-funded bailout money. The mainstream media does not seem to want to report on this. Something seems fishy here but that must be the racist in me.
What about Iraq? Obama promised an end but that doesn't look like it's happening anytime soon. Where are all the protests against that war that we used to see during the Bush Presidency? Did racists like me quell them?
Obama keeps appointing Czars. One of them is out to suppress Fox News hosts Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, not to mention Rush Limbaugh and others. Media control by the federal government? I find it scary and tyrannical. Apparently racists like them and myself should have no voice.
The bailouts and health care reform will lead to unprecedented deficit spending - something Obama condemned in his campaign. Yet, the only way to deal with it at all would be to raise taxes everywhere - something else Obama said he wouldn't do. Remember what happened to George HW Bush when this happened? But then again, he was a racist like all us conservatives.
Obviously, I have issues with our President. I am being told repeatedly from members of the Democrat Party, the media, and even a fellow blogger that my issues aren't real and that racism is the root of it all. How insulting! Strange how it seems that it is the left that is hung up on Obama's skin color while I feel like I and others who don't trust him are judging him by the content of his character. Strange indeed.