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Racism and the Obama Campaign

Posted by Admin on October 12, 2008

Over the course of this election we have been hearing Obama shout about racism.  We have seen him play the race card over, and over again.  Whenever Obama’s opponents uncover more dirt on him, he blames it all on some perceived effort to try to make him look bad because of the color of his skin.

Geraldine Ferraro brought this up during the Democratic Primaries, and she was shouted down.  Now, the Republicans, and their candidates are being accused of being racist?  Enough is enough.  I have a little history lesson for everyone…

1. Abraham Lincoln who was the Republican Party’s First President was the man responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation which freed all slaves.

2. Democrats, primarily in the South were the ones who wrote and enforced the “Jim Crow Laws” that subjugated former slaves, and their now-free children, and granchildren.

3. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. Frederick Douglass was a Republican.  George Wallace was a Democrat.

4. It was the Republicans in Congress who pushed for and passed the Civil Rights Amendment while Democrats fought against it.

5. It is Conservatives and Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds that has examined the content of Barack Obama’s character, and found it sorely lacking, and indeed dangerous.

6. In his book, Obama himself wrote that playing the race card could help keep people focused on things OTHER than the accusations being brought against you in an election (he learned this watching Harold Washington, Jr.’s Campaign in Chicago.

I will leave you with the following wisdom from some true American Heroes of Equality:

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”

- Booker T. Washington

“Every colored man who has a vote to cast, would cast that vote for the regular Republican Party and thus bury the Democratic Party so deep that there will not be seen even a bubble coming form the spot where the burial took place.”

- Robert Smalls, Civil War Hero & Ex-Slave

“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”

- Frederick Douglass

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2 Responses to “Racism and the Obama Campaign”

  1. koyaan said

    My apologies for posting this here, but Free Republic has banned me for reasons unknown and I’m not able to reply directly to your post to me over there.

    Well we could always look to the 10th Amendment and say that anything not delineated in the Constitution would be left up to the States. In that case would it be the National Guard that would be the “enforcing authority” to ensure a free and fair election?

    Similar to the oath the military takes – to defend and uphold the Constitution?

    I’m just throwing this out there — I have no clue if this would be correct or not…

    The FBI and the Federal Courts would enforce it as well, wouldn’t they? Similar to the investigation being conducted in Chicago and the FBI raids all over the country regarding ACORN?

    There’s no constitutional issue to uphold at this point.

    The Constitution doesn’t prohibit anyone from running for the office of President. It only establishes the qualifications as to who may actually hold that office.

    At this point, it’s entirely a state issue. The Constitution grants the states exclusive power to appoint electors.

    Once the electors cast their votes in Congress, and if Obama receives the required number of electoral votes to have been elected President, then it becomes a constitutional issue.

    However even at that point, Congress is empowered by statute to challenge those votes if it wants to.

    If it chooses not to, and the electoral votes are given to Obama, then the courts could step in. To step in sooner would be for the courts to usurp the powers of Congress.

    k

    aka Peerless

  2. Admin said

    Wow. You have brought up a VERY good point. IMHO that may be the only recourse allowable. Of course, you would have to have a state’s governer/government that agreed that SCOTUS and Congress should’ve acted in at least hearing the Supreme Court cases, and releasing some sort of statement. Now, if somehow enough states’ leaders got together and held a press conference demanding action be taken the media could not ignore it, and if the leaders implore the Representatives and Senators to do the same it might be a good thing. I just wonder if the states themselves ccould even perhaps, file suit somehow as States vs. The Office of President, or SCOTUS? LOL — Who could hear it if someone sued SCOTUS? ;) J/K

    Seriously though – this is an angle I haven’t heard many people mention. I wonder though how many Governors there are that would even ring it up — heck, not even Palin is talking about it…

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