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Obama plays the race card again

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080731/D928PB3O0.html

I'm getting really sick of Obama injecting race into the campaign.  Same OLD politics.

Obama goes around saying that he is "different".

Obviously he is NOT different, because he is just like every other politician who tries to pit race against race, male against female, rich against poor, etc., etc., etc.

This is one sick and tired voter.

21 Comments:

  • Yes you are right, it's just politics. He's much like the Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton ad McCain did of him. Now that's new politics. This is one voter that is cracking up laughing at the lengths these politicians go to get votes. Very entertaining stuff.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/30/mccain-ad-compares-obama_n_115839.html

    By Tenaj, at 12:20 PM

  • Yes, I agree. As I wrote on Jarasan's blog, I don't like either of them. You already know which candidate I prefer.

    By justxploring, at 12:42 PM

  • No matter which one wins there will be a lot of crying afterwords.

    By four4me, at 12:59 PM

  • @f4m: I hear a lot of people saying that same thing, but there is really no comparison. If Obama is elected it will be the return of Jimmy Carter. If McCain is elected, the majority of decisions will probably make sense, and some things will be maddening. Obama will be something that the country will have to recover from over a period of 10 years (if we're lucky), but McCain will likely keep us moving in generally the right direction.

    By Todd, at 1:39 PM

  • I am not even voting this time!

    By angelm, at 1:57 PM

  • He played the race card with the Clintons. Have a hard time liking him.

    By emilyg, at 7:15 PM

  • @EmilyG - my point exactly.

    By justxploring, at 8:23 PM

  • Jimmy Carter was the cuddly blanket America needed after the reaming we got from Johnson, Nixon and Ford.
    We were no more prepared to fight in Vietnam than we are in Iraq.

    There have been 5 republican presidents since 1969. Reagan being the best of them at diplomacy and the endeavor to balance the budget. Two democratic presidents Jimmy and Clinton, Clinton was in my opinion a good president did his job, he got caught with his pants down and lied about it. Served almost two full terms and was done anyway.

    After or during the last few wars the republican president was ousted because the American people don't want to deal with the bloodshed and loss of life. They want to see and end to whatever war were involved in. If a republican president gets elected this war will continue for another 4 years or more depending on how well it is handled and or if it comes to an end. Many are protesting about this war and want to see it end you can deduce for yourself what will happen next.

    The tough part about politics is no president can fulfill all their promises and many are sidetracked once in office and end up doing the exact opposite of what they promised and get involved with agendas they didn't see coming.

    Maybe Americans want another cuddly blanket president.

    By four4me, at 9:36 PM

  • @f4me: I could not disagree with you more. On every single thing you said.

    By Todd, at 10:27 PM

  • Todd i don't know if what you said is a good thing or bad. In Vietnam we fought an enemy that for all intensive purposes we couldn't see we had severe problems with the m 16 we used left over equipment from the previous wars. Ask any vet who served there and saw battle they fought against an enemy who had 30 years previous jungle warfare experience and were never defeated. We trained people for about 16 weeks and sent them to the slaughter house. Johnson and his wife had serious stocks in the huey helicopter. Lots of money was made by people in that war. Nixon was left with the fallout of all that and we know what road he went down as the American people protested with a vengeance to get him to stop it.

    Now it's Iraq another enemy with no face our boys don't know from one minute to the next if it will be them that gets killed, women strapped with bombs what next children and infants. Sometimes you have to let go or take a step back and take in the whole picture. Maybe we could have went about it differently but that didn't happen. Were committed to this war and there is no end in site. As these people have said for every one of us you kill we'll kill 20 or more of yours. They hate us with a vengeance and will stop at nothing to wage war. We can never stop them now if we pull out they will bring the war to us and continue to do so even though they could never wipe us out. And a lot of people are making big money on this war at the expense of our soldiers.

    By four4me, at 11:56 PM

  • You know what is ironic about Barry and his ilk? He is half black and half white, and I think it's totally unfair that the white half is being dismissed, I call foul. It just goes to show what a charade and circus this whole thing is, Sharpton and Jesse J. were talking about this a year ago.   Barry should emphasize his choclate/vanilla flavor to unify instead of fudging up the race card and alienating the pale faces.

    The whole thing is Ludicris, that can't be good either, Hillary a "Biachi" McCAin in a wheelchair and the white house painted black? Doesn't Ludi know the Rolling Stones already painted stuff black.

    By jarasan, at 10:26 AM

  • @f4me: Viet Nam is nothing like Iraq, as much as liberals in the media would like us all to think. They are not even close.

    It seems to escape the media's notice, but we are *winning* the war in Iraq. the insurgents are mostly wiped out and/or disbanded, with scattered violence here and there. Statistically, it is safer to walk the streets of Bagdad than it is to walk the streets of L.A.

    There are always complaints by individual people or soldiers of lack of this or lack of that, but this president made sure to hammer congress repeatedly so that they would not leave the soldiers out to dry. This president actually respects the military, unlike some past presidents who dispised them and cut them back to nothing.

    I guess you would look at my last comment posted as a "bad thing", because I strongly disagree with each statement you made.

    Clinton was a *good* president? Huh? Good to whom? Do you actually think *Clinton* was responsible for the economic resurgence of the 1990s? If so, then you have selective memory.

    The economic prosperity of the 90s was due to the fact that the American people threw out the Democrats in both houses on congress and voted in Newt Gingritch and the Republicans. They had their Contract with America, and it was *brilliant*.

    The Republicans basically forced Clinton to do things that he would never in a million years do otherwise. Like reforming welfare from a system that fostered dependency on the system to something that encouraged people to get back to work.

    No, it was not Clinton who brought prosperity, it was the Republicans in the Congress.

    But many times I wonder where have all those brave Republicans gone? Now we seem to have nothing but spineless ones in their place, afraid of losing whatever power they have left.

    Silly Congress men and women. Don't they realize it was their courage that brought them power?

    By Todd, at 10:46 AM

  • Statistically, it is safer to walk the streets of Bagdad than it is to walk the streets of L.A.

    Then why aren't we in LA rather than Iraq?

    By Tenaj, at 11:53 AM

  • Tenaj, great comment! However, let me ask you something. If suddenly there was a military presence on the street of every city area with high crime, wouldn't its citizens whine about their rights?

    By justxploring, at 12:38 PM

  • @T: The question really is, why is the media saying that Iraq is so dangerous? It's always good to focus on what the media is *doing*, not what they are *not doing*.

    By Todd, at 1:32 PM

  • @JE: It is illegal for the military to operate within the USA borders. The National Guard does that. A lot of people think we *should* deploy the National Guard for stuff like that -- and on the border (which they did a great job of helping to clean up).

    By Todd, at 1:34 PM

  • Jxp - The point was keeping our streets safer FIRST on a deeper level. They will be safer in a good economy because people won't have to result to crime to just survive. Granted that there will always be criminals but it's fact that when the economy is bad there is much more crime.

    By Tenaj, at 1:45 PM

  • @T: The USA is as safe as it's ever been. There is no great rise in violence in L.A. The point is the overblown media on Iraq.

    By Todd, at 1:52 PM

  • How is he playing the race card. That card was played years ago. Yes he is a strong and confident black man. And this white racist world can't deal with it. If he held his head down and shuffle his feet, he would be a good ole boy. That day is gone and you might as well deal with it, if you want a "united states of America. And if you don"t vote who cares. I'm sick to, sick to death of racists who think they know it all

    By chowchow, at 11:53 PM

  • WHO is being racist? The only person injecting race into the race is Obama. He keeps going on about how "Republicans are going to scare you about how I'm black".

    Would you care to tell me one single Republican who did that?

    No one has, but he's going to carry on as if they did, because he thinks that injecting race issues into a compaign -- where none exist -- will make people like you angry enough to vote for him.

    Yes, he is a strong and confident black man. And John McCain is a strong and confident white man. In those two sentences there is not a single thing said about either man that would make either one qualified to be president. Stop using "black man" and "white man" to qualify who you're going to vote for.

    I don't even like "strong and confident man" and "strong and confident woman", because that too tries to qualify someone according to gender.

    If you can't justify your support for a candidate other than race or gender, then you need to examine your own feelings and motivations, not mine or anyone else's for pointing out shameful campaign techniques.

    By Todd, at 3:59 PM

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