Most that know me personally, already know that I have a lot of respect for Senator Obama and support his bid for the White House. For the record, I don’t support him just because he’s black or I dislike Billary or any other candidate, I support him primarily because I believe that the Senator represents all that is and can be right with America.
He’s a fresh face with a idealistic attitude and more importantly he makes you want to believe again. He makes you believe and have hope in America, politicians, and even in eradication of racial tensions. Unfortunately, not all people agree. In fact some disagree so much that they have begun to resort to lies and slander to discredit him. Everything from alleging that Obama is a “closet Muslim” to focusing undue attention to his middle name Hussein. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more worse, Rush Limbaugh on the first day of Black History Month, not only insulted black people as a whole (as if that is new) but also the Senator. Then on top of that, the very next day Imus did the same exact thing. Now one can only guess at why these to radio giants have said these things, I know I have my ideas, but in the larger context, one has to wonder how many people in America today feel this way. With the size of the listening audiences they command, it’s very, very, scary to say the least.
I’m here to announce for all that didn’t know or intentionally ignore it, that Racism is alive and well today. I believe that the venom that Obama is attacked with has a great deal to do with him being black. For example:
From the February 1 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: U.S. blacks — young U.S. blacks believe in politics, according to a new study. “Many U.S. blacks are as confident” — and we’re talking about the clean ones here, folks, I must stipulate this — young, clean U.S. blacks — “believe in politics. Many young U.S. blacks are as confident as their white and Hispanic peers that they can use politics to make things better, but a majority of young blacks feel alienated from today’s government.” Why would that be? The government’s been taking care of them their whole lives. Why would they feel alienated from — maybe “today’s government” means the Bush administration.
” ‘There’s good news and bad news when it comes to politics,’ particularly as U.S. Senator Barack” —the clean — “Obama, an Illinois Democrat, may try to become the first black to reach the White House, said Cathy Cohen, a political science professor who headed this project at the University of Chicago.” This research, by the way, “covered a wide range of social issues from sex to entertainment, also found that young blacks think that rap music and videos are riddled with too much sex and mistreatment of women — even though they are the biggest consumers of that entertainment. Nearly 80 percent of young blacks, whites and Hispanics think they can make a difference by getting involved in politics. Large numbers of them feel that they have the skills to do so.”
So I got — the headline says “Young U.S. blacks” — but blacks, whites, and Hispanics. Everybody thinks they can get involved in politics here. No big — no big shake there.
Special thanks to Mediamatters.org for the transcript. Im still trying to figure out if I’m a “clean” black as opposed to what? I guess a dirty one huh? Not to mention his implication that we are all on welfare, so in his Satanic mind, I guess since Obama is one of those “clean” blacks, maybe other “clean” blacks who are interested in politics will actually vote for him.
Meanwhile on the Don Imus in the morning show, he and his producer had this to say about Barak Obama:
From the February 2 edition of MSNBC’s Imus in the Morning:
IMUS: I saw Al Sharpton with — with Chris Matthews yesterday, and he was — he was terrific.
McCORD: I saw that.
IMUS: Wasn’t he good?
McCORD: He was excellent.
IMUS: But the — but the point is — well, Biden — it’s just idiotic what Biden says. But Obama’s a creep, a front-running creep, too, so —
McGUIRK: Flip-flopping —
IMUS: Really, I mean, that’s — that’s a weasel.
McGUIRK: He was OK with the statements until he was against the statements.
IMUS: Yeah, he’s not — he’s not — first of all, he’s not qualified to be president, that’s one, and two, he’s a flip-flopping weasel.
McCORD: A wind-watching wimp.
IMUS: Oh, thank you, Charles.
McGUIRK: With a Jew-hating name.
IMUS: Yes. Eleven — well, that’s a little far, don’t you think?
McGUIRK: Yeah, probably.
So what exactly makes Obama a “creep” and a “weasel”? More importantly what in the hell is a “Jew-hating name”? This is my points folks, sometimes what can seem so subtle and irrelevant after careful examination one will see that these things aren’t so small after all.
Do these two “characters” dislike black people? God Alone is the judge, however, one can easily see that these comments do not originate from anything holy, loving, or accepting. On the Imus show even the added flavor of Islamaphobia was thrown in, because of course if you have an Arabic name your name represents I guess the inherit hate that Muslims must “obviously” have for Jews. I guess I should have been more careful naming my children. Here I thought that I was giving them honorable and Godly names like Kareem, Khalil, etc. I should have known they were really Jew-hating names.
Folks we have to wake up. It’s not so much the words, but the intention and motive behind them, we need to watch out for. The sad thing is I believe this is just the beginning for Obama. Many will show their true colors as these two have surely laid their cards on the table. Like I noted earlier in the post, these guys have millions of listeners, I wonder how many of them were co-signing these comments. How many of them believe that blacks can be classified as “clean” as opposed to…..God only knows what Satanic minds think, or that Muslim or Arabic names are really “Jew-hating” names?
This is a troubling and sad state of affairs people. I believe this Obama campaign will once again in the 21st century show that many in this country haven’t evolved much since the days where their forefathers had mine in chains. Katrina anyone?