Friday, October 10, 2008

Have They Ever Heard of the Boy Who Cried Wolf?

If you don't vote for Obama, you are a racist

For the first time in our nation's history, a biracial man is the presidential nominee for a major political party. He is leading John McCain in every national poll. You would think this is compelling evidence on how far we have come on race relations in America. Unfortunately, the Democrats seem to be stuck in Mississippi in 1955.

Obama has tried to present himself as a post-racial candidate. But the only people bringing race up in the selection are his Democratic supporters and the media. According to them, if you don't want to vote for Barack Obama, you are racist. If you question Obama's experience as a "community organizer," you are racist. If you have a problem with Obama's relationship with a white, American terrorist, you are racist. If you say Obama is looking a little bit skinny, you are racist. That last one isn't even a joke, although it sounds like one.

Yawn. Nobody even cares anymore. The definition has been so watered down it has become meaningless. Add in the whole only white people can be racist line and we know you have completely lost your grip on reality. Most of us have moved past this and don't even think about race until it is rudely - and usually wrongly - shoved in our face. If you can't stop thinking about race you may actually be a racist. Stop it.

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