If we are to take the preposterous stance promulgated by leftists like Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton and now, Morgan Freeman, that anyone who opposes President Obama’s policies and ambitions is doing so solely on race, then let’s make sure we are being accurate – The Tea Party can only be half-racist, because Barack Obama is only half-black.
His mother is Caucasian and therefore Obama is technically the first “half-black” President. The first Fully-black President is yet to be elected. So, by definition, those who oppose Obama can only be “half-racist”.
Let’s apply this on a larger scale. Up until the 2008 election, according to the logic (or lack thereof) supplied by the race baiters, everyone who ever voted in a presidential election from 1789 on would have to be classified as racist, for they did not vote for the black candidate. Of course, most would raise the fact that up until 2008, no minority (or half-minority) candidate had ever been selected as a nominee of a major political party, but why let pesky things like facts get in our way now? Every Democrat who voted in the 1988 presidential primaries, and did not vote for Jesse Jackson must have been a racist. For that matter, those who voted for Michael Dukakis in the general election should also be considered residual racists. All Kerry supporters in 2004 are also guilty of racism – they didn’t vote for Al Sharpton.
It could even be said that supporters of Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 are at least half-racist themselves. You see, when given a choice between Obama and the fully black Cynthia McKinney, who was the Green Party nominee in ’08, they went with the half-white guy.
Rush Limbaugh has a phrase – demonstrate absurdity by being absurd. For those who have had their funny bones surgically removed (I like to call them Liberals), you may need to look up the meaning of a joke – a story with a humorous climax. Reading an article like this might make a sane person exclaim, “half-this, half-that? What’s the difference??!!” – EXACTLY!!
I am not considered to be a minority by conventional means, but I can imagine that those who TRULY had to endure discrimination and condescension based on the melanin content of their skin would be pretty upset when charges of racism are thrown around in such a cavalier manner. It desecrates their sacrifices and it minimizes their struggles. And… it’s just flat down untrue.
A wise man once said that he had a dream that, “my grandchildren will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Electing a man of color was indeed a significant step for America, but that wise man’s dream will not come to pass until we elect someone President for one reason and one reason only – they are the best candidate for the job.Rich Mitchell is the Sr. Managing Editor of Conservative Daily News. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Anomalous Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and google+