One thing that infuriates me more than anything else is when someone falsely accuses me of something. Most recently, I, and several million other Conservatives, have been accused of being racist because we are not going to vote for a black candidate.
Well, here’s a news flash folks. I am not a racist. I am voting against Barack Obama because he is a leftist Socialist and his policies will wreck the American economy. There is absolutely nothing racial in that point of view at all. So, please dispense with the false accusations and save them for the real cases of racism, okay?
The new charges of racism stem from the fact that Barack Obama has a relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers. Apparently, the Obama camp wants us to take the stance that mentioning this relationship is somehow racist.
Glenn Beck penned a column that captures my feelings on the subject. Writing for CNN, he notes the following about the Obama campaign and Democrats in general:
|The defense on Ayers from the Obama camp is that they’re not friends — Ayers was “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” as Obama said. This strikes me as a strange argument from the same campaign that ran Spanish-language ads attempting to disparage McCain by highlighting his “Republican friends” like Rush Limbaugh.
Besides the fact that Rush isn’t a terrorist and had to be completely taken out of context in the attempt to smear him — Limbaugh and McCain are best known for their adversarial relationship. Rush has spent the better part of a decade mocking him, most recently on the specific stance that was the focus of the commercial, immigration reform.
If Rush qualifies as McCain’s friend, then William Ayers might as well be Barack Obama’s fiancé.
But as The Associated Press claimed, even mentioning the association with Ayers, as Sarah Palin did in a speech earlier in the week, signifies a hidden “racial tinge.” Is anyone else getting tired of this? Any and every time a question of Obama’s history or record is asked, there is always someone to blame it on racism.
Remember, William Ayers is a pasty white guy like me. Shouldn’t the fact that Palin is criticizing a white terrorist show that it’s not his color — but his terrorism — that she’s not fond of? Instead, the AP tries to make the case that voters will think Obama is “not like us” since “terrorists are envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims.” Right, because nothing dredges up visions of radical Muslims with box-cutters like a guy named Bill.
Charges of racism have even entered the financial meltdown. One recent criticism by conservatives has surrounded the Community Reinvestment Act. This act, passed in 1977 under Jimmy Carter and then strengthened by Bill Clinton, pressured mortgage companies to lend to those with poor credit and lower income. You might think that putting the government’s endorsement of the loosening of lending standards under the microscope in the middle of a global financial crisis would be a no-brainer.
Well, not to House Financial Services Committee chair Barney Frank: “The bizarre notion that the Community Reinvestment Act … somehow is the cause of the whole problem, [conservatives] don’t mind that. … They’re aware that the affordable-housing goals of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [and] the Community Reinvestment Act [aim to help] poor people. And let’s be honest, the fact that some poor people are black doesn’t hurt either from their standpoint.”
I guess when you’re on record in July of this year saying “I think this is a case where Fannie and Freddie are fundamentally sound, that they are not in danger of going under,” the only thing you can do is play the race card.
Voting against Obama is not racist. It’s American.
You can access the complete column on-line here:
Commentary: Voting Against Obama Doesn’t Make You A Racist
October 9, 2008