Saturday, January 29, 2011

Racism! Racism! It's All Racism!

Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) is blaming racism for the Democrats losing control of the House:
Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party's losses last November in large part on voters who "don't want to be governed by an African-American."
But Americans gave the Democrats large majorities in both House and Senate in 2008, at the same time they elected a black man to be President of the United States?  Pretty clearly, Americans don't have a problem with being "governed by an African-American."  They do have a problem with one particular African-American, and that is Obama.  This was not a racist repudiation of being "governed by an African-American."  It was a repudiation of Obama's leadership and that of the Democratic Party.

The one thing that is nice about Obama getting elected in 2008 is that the race card has now expired.  Americans clearly were quite willing to elect a black man to the highest office in the land.  They now regret doing so, not because Obama is black, but because Obama is incompetent and turned out to be a radical leftist.  (That it took Americans this long to figure out that Obama was a radical leftist does not say much for the smarts of the voters.)

3 comments:

Jim said...

I read the linked article because I thought they were talking about my Congressman JERRY Moran of Kansas. The one from VA is an idiot and the one from KS is a fine man.

James B. Shearer said...

I think this post exaggerates how unpopular Obama is. According to intrade he is currently a 3-2 favorite to win in 2012. It is convenient for the Democrats in Congress to blame Obama for their losses in 2010 but he wasn't on the ballot, they were.

Kevin DeGraaf said...

I would be interested in hearing you support the assertion that Obama is a "radical leftist".