by Scott Rogers
Obama Plays 'Race' Card
June 07, 2007 01:53 PM EST
It didnât take too long before Barack Obama decided to play the race card, did it? It is very sad. This week the AP reported that in a speech, Obama blasted the Bush administration for Katrina recovery efforts. He also went so far as to say the problems that were in New Orleans before the hurricane were Bushâs fault also. The biggest slam came when he said that Bush has done nothing to defuse a âquiet riotâ among blacks that will erupt like it did in Los Angeles 15 years ago. Now, I presume Obama isnât talking about the 80âs metal band here. Did I hear him right? He is basically saying that he would approve of race riots. Amazing.
âThis administration was colorblind in its incompetence, but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane.â
How is this Bushâs fault exactly? Letâs examine Obamaâs claims. First of all, President Bush is not responsible for how states run their STATE governments. Most presidents, as you know, know that we elect Governors for this job and decide to work on the country as a whole and let states deal with more specific âSTATEâ issues. Second, it is Bushâs fault that the people of New Orleans re-elected an imbecile mayor, Ray Nagin, to another term. We all know that Ray Nagin has complained a lot about federal assistance to his city. However, he has also neglected to provide information on where the majority of government funds disappeared to. This is the money that was supposed to strengthen the levees and provide support for displaced families. Maybe Nagin gave it to William Jefferson, who by the way Nagin still supports, even after Jeffersonâs indictment. Third, according to Obama, Bush is responsible for natural disasters and acts of God. Am I to assume here that because Bush created the hurricane then he is a god? After all, he sat around and did nothing while the wind and rain slammed into New Orleans. I suppose President Obama would be out there in the storm, physically going from house to house personally to remove people stranded in the line of fire? Doubtful.
Obama clearly has no clue. This should not be a surprise. Whenever a candidate is having bad luck in a race, its best to play a card no other candidate can play, the race card. What is so bothersome, however, about his speech, is that repeatedly he referred to race riots. He stated if Bush doesnât fix Louisiana, it will be the fault of only Bush and no one else there. Where is the governor of Louisiana? We all know where Nagin is. Where are the rest of Louisianaâs elected officials? Does Obama know that this state has its own legislature? Apparently not, itâs Bushâs fault remember?
âThose âquiet riotsâ that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths,â Obama said. âThey happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better.â
Obama must realize, that by giving these types of speeches, he is only creating unrest among the citizens of Louisiana.
Are you sure you want a president who is going to tell all people who have gotten a rough deal recently to stand up and riot, destroying neighborhoods and creating havoc on the streets? Better yet, attack policemen who are trying to protect the law biding citizens? Could you imagine if a Republican candidate blamed Nagin or other politicians in Louisiana in this manner? What if he mentioned that other races should stand up and riot? There would be heck to pay for sure. This speech by Obama, definitely being played down by the main stream media, is inspiring hate and racism. In essence, Obama is calling Bush a racist. And you know what? He is going to get away with it. Is Obama the true racist or is he just uninformed? You decide.
The full AP article is available here http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/05/politics/main2888706.shtml