Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Governor: Pennsylvania too racist to elect Obama

So says Ed Rendell, Democrat governor of Pennsylvania. He thinks that there are white voters who will not vote for Barack Obama just because he is black.

Since Obama cleaned up in tonight's primary in the District of Columbia - a District that is 60% black - Rendell's statement begs a serious question: If it is racist to vote against a candidate simply because he is black, does that mean it is also racist to vote for a candidate simply because he is black?

The same scenario applies to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. We have heard quite a bit from the left-wing pundits out there who excoriate us men for being afraid of a strong woman, and not liking Hillary's aggressive personality because it's unlady-like (never mind the fact that its her leftist/Marxist politics and her slimy corruption that we hate). So, if it is sexist to vote against Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman, what do we say about all these starry-eyed ladies out there who are pulling the lever for Hillary simply because she is a woman? Are they any less sexist?

I will keep harping this point, because the important feature of a candidate is not the skin color or the plumbing; it is his (or her) political ideology and personal integrity that matter the most.

Good Day to You, Sir


Anonymous said...

I was just thinking this morning about the response of some members of the black community if Obama was to lose the general election.

I know that many of my African-American students will respond negatively saying something like "see . . . a black man can't win." I would be willing to bet money that this will be the response of many of my students, as well as many members of my community.

So my prediction is that the media will explore the racism angle as much as possible, interviewing African-Americans who feel disenfranchised, and racist whites who belong to extremist organizations, and conclude that all white voters are still as racist as whites from the 1920's - 1960's.

Pessimistic? Oh yeah!

rightwingprof said...

Almost every time Fast Eddie opens his mouth, he sticks his foot in it. This time is worse. Slandering your own state to try to pump up support for Hillary (really, political favors if she's elected) is low even for Rendell. As for Swann, the man's not only a Steeler, which is as close to divine as you can get in this state, but a hall of famer. He has only himself and the state party to blame for not winning. It was his election to lose, and he lost it.