Monday, August 25, 2008

The Race Card, Part Deux

It's official: I'm a racist.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article is beyond stupid. It reads like a parody of the most ridiculous and hateful things you think a mindless Obama suppoter would say.

5:16 PM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger QueensGuy said...

No, no, you're only a potential racist. If Obama wins, you're fine.

I'm with anon. here -- this is just ridiculous, and completely contrary to things Obama himself says. It reads like somebody's trying to bait you.

9:41 PM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger VermontGuy said...

QG, I disagree. Obama has, at the least, been talking out of both sides of his mouth on this issue.

I think there is some real fear on the left now that they might lose this election and they are desperately searching for a reason.

In 2000, the election was stolen. In 2004, it was the ignorant red-staters. In 2008, it will be the racists.

All of them white, of course.

3:57 AM, August 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess in 2006 the people were too stunned by the Iraq war to be racist.

8:48 AM, August 26, 2008  
Anonymous denver guy said...

Didn't Kerry lose the older white guy vote by a large margin? I guess that was anti-Catholic sentiment.

2:28 PM, August 26, 2008  
Blogger QueensGuy said...

Not sure what you mean by talking out of both sides of his mouth, VG. Are you saying that he's implied that any vote for McCain by a white person is necessarily a racist act? I doubt it. He knows, just as you know and I know, that most votes for his opponent will be based on grounds other than race. Of course, all three of us also know that some votes -- for both McCain and him -- will be based on race. Unless you're self-identifying as part of the 5% who say they won't vote for a black man (or that the country isn't ready or any other fig leaf), I'm not sure why you're personalizing this.

10:21 PM, August 26, 2008  
Blogger VermontGuy said...

I guess in 2006 the people were too stunned by the Iraq war to be racist.

No, but they weren't electing a President, either. People don't seem to have any color (or gender) issues when voting for congress, why should it be an issue for President?

5:10 AM, August 27, 2008  
Blogger VermontGuy said...

QG, when I say that Obama has been talking out of both sides of his mouth about race, I mean that he's run both as a "post" racial candidate, where his race is meaningless, and at the same time, he's played the race card himself twice.

By doing so, he's pandering to those who believe that race is a defining issue in this election.

For myself, I couldn't care less what his race is. He's not getting my vote because I don't think he's qualified to be President.

5:26 AM, August 27, 2008  
Blogger QueensGuy said...

That's a perfectly valid reason to decline to vote for someone, and indeed even to vote for one of his opponents.

I'd be interested to hear the specific qualifications you think are important for a presidential candidate.

7:43 AM, August 27, 2008  
Blogger VermontGuy said...

I'd be interested to hear the specific qualifications you think are important for a presidential candidate.

That's a subject that probably deserves a full post, but I'll give you the short version:

Experience
Good Judgment
The Ability to Lead

From what I know of Obama, I don't trust his ability in any of those areas.

9:42 AM, August 27, 2008  
Blogger QueensGuy said...

Those are better criteria than picking based on policy positions, I'd say. I was just reading a short story where one character makes a joke to another along the lines of: with politicians, you can get honest, smart, and effective, but you only get to pick two out of three. Thinking back on some of my favorite presidents, I'd say that's pretty close to the truth.

10:15 AM, August 27, 2008  

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