Friday, August 1, 2008

Obama Plays the Race Card....and Calls Republicans Racist

At a campaign stop in Missouri on Wednesday Barack Obama made the following statement...
“So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Mr. Obama said in Springfield, Mo., echoing earlier remarks. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making.”
Sen. McCain's campaign went on the attack claiming...
“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,”
The Obama camp's counter...
"He was referring to the fact that he didn't come into the race with the history of others," Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday. "It is not about race."
But when Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod was questions on Good Morning America on Friday he admitted...
"He's not from central casting when it comes to candidates for president of the United States. He's new to Washington. Yes, he's African-American."
You can watch Obama and Axelrod's comments here http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5494911

So let's call a spade a spade here (by the way, this is NOT a racist phrase), what Obama is basically saying is Republican's are going to try to make this a race about him being black, being an African-American...that they are racist.

Let me speak directly to Mr. Obama here, Barack this election is NOT about race. The only people who seem to care that you are black are other blacks.
In terms of voter demographics, black voters continued to overwhelmingly support Mr. Obama. Ninety-one percent of blacks in Pa. and 89 percent in Ohio and Fla support the Ill. senator.
http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=19882601&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
So let's be very clear here, Republicans and John McCain aren't making this election about race, Barack Obama is making this election about race. Is this really the type of person you want to elect to lead this nation. What roads will he lead us down if he carries this mentality to the White House?

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