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    Saturday Night Card Game (Was Obama Elected “Because He’s Black”?)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Was Obama Elected “Because He’s Black”?)

    This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

    Rush Limbaugh stated the other day that Barack Obama would not have been elected if he were not black. Predictably, Limbaugh has been called racist.

    There are two issues here. Was Limbaugh wrong? And if he were right, should he not have said it?

    The video below is a pretty good discussion of both the facts and the issues. Surprisingly, Chris Matthews moderated relatively fairly (back at a time when there still was the aroma of hope and change in the air):

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQw5q2Cu694]

    If Rush Limbaugh were “racist” for his statement, what about the professor in the video, who reported that her college students overwhelmingly said they voted for Obama because he was black, and who challenged others that they may not like the reality but the facts were the facts?

    What about the students themselves for voting for someone based on race?

    Or the HuffPo blogger who wrote the post Vote for Obama Because He’s Black; or the Salon.com columnist who wrote It’s OK to Vote for Obama Because He’s Black?

    Or Cynthia Tucker, who repeatedly has called Michael Steele an unqualified affirmative action appointee, someone who is Chairman of the Republican National Committee only because he is black:

    http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Xd2GeuQu6U

    It is important to have frank discussions of these issues. But that is not possible, when the race card is played.

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    Limbaugh's comment about Obama being elected because he is black is entirely appropriate because it is the truth. We as a people must not fear to speak the truth, however bitter the pill may be to to some.

    Dumas and nashvegas beat me (comment-wise) to my first two sentiments. The cosmopolitan, "Ain't we post-racial?" white guilt led lots of folks I know down the wrong path.

    And for all the moonbats' vehemence toward Limbaugh, and all the daily material they have to sift through, how many times have they shown him as dishonest, or even incorrect?

    Until the left comes to define Affirmative Action and the NAACP (and such) as racially divisive and without validitiy in a "post-racial" America, there'll be no such thing as honest debate regarding race.

    The thinness of skin for Rush's critics are more significant than the color of their skin. Rush's biggest sin, in the liberal mind, is that he refuses to perpetuate the white guilt syndrome or embrace the nutty concept of victomhood for non-whites.

    even more disturbing is the thought of the social climate when BO is defeated in 2012. i seriously doubt that America will be post-racial by then. it is going to get ugly!

    the comment about folks voting for Obama to prove they are not "racist" is spot on!

    My wife, who would represent the opinion of most independents or moderates, did not vote for president. Her statement was that there was no one to vote for. I have to agree, but my vote for McCain was a vote against Obama. Not for his race, but against his ideology. McCain would have been a horrible president, but at least he would not be out to destroy the country.

    I am sure that a large number of people voted for Obama for his race. I know that most Blacks that are friends did so. Many whites did so as well for whatever reason. After all, most women voted for Kennedy and Clinton because they were "cute".

    It brings up the idea that our voting system is broken. As it stands, a group of people can vote for their person with the intent of taking money and wealth from another group of people. That is not a free society. A better system would be to "earn" your vote. You would only be able to vote if you were worth a given amount or owned property. As I understand our early government, this was the accepted system and it worked much better than what we have had for the last 100 years.

    As to race, I don't think it is a problem in the South were I live except among Blacks who feel that the white man has caused them misfortune. Those Blacks who meld with society seem to prosper and are accepted as anyone else; Indian, Asian, White, Cajun, etc. So racism as I see it is predominately in the African American community.


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