Sunday, April 27, 2008

Non-racist Reasons Not to Vote for Obama

Interestingly, MSNBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell and I had the same thought today. I was tossing around how people, deeply prejudiced people, would 'justify' not voting for Barack Obama, rather than admitting that they would never vote for a black man. During the roundtable on Meet the Press, Mitchell mouthed these very words.

Let's see...where to begin? Oh, how about: He's inexperienced- he's only a first-time senator and this is not time to get on the job training. That's a good cover-up for IWNVFABM. Of course, George W. Bush was governor of Texas and has snatched the 'worst president ever' title from James Buchanan. Interestingly, number one ranked Abraham Lincoln was a first-term senator.

Isn't he a Muslim or something like that? I wouldn't vote for a Muslim because this is a Christian nation.

He didn't put his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance; what kind of American is he!

He refused to wear an American flag in his lapel; what kind of a patriot is he!

His pastor said, 'God damn America!" That's all I need to know about him!

His wife said, "This is the first time I am proud of this country!" I don't want that kind as First Lady!

He called middle class whites in Pennsylvania, 'bitter' and said that they cling to guns and religion." What an uppity attitude!

Funny stuff; funny people. They would never vote for a black man in the first place, but I suppose those 'reasons' soothe their prejudiced souls and narrow minds.

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