Friday, March 14, 2008

Sauce for the Goose?

Having cried "foul" at the canard about Hilary's promoting McCain over Obama in the general election, will the Obamites now turn on one of their own for saying straightforwardly that should Clinton win the nomination it would be better if she lost the White House to McCain? Professor Lawrence Bobo in The Root has recently asserted:

Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro have gone too far. Should Clinton somehow steal the nomination from Barack Obama as a result of the fear-mongering, racial politics she has decided to play, then 2008 will be the first year I do not vote for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Bobo goes on to say that while he used to believe that one most vote for the Democratic nominee no matter what, "from the 'fairy tale,' to the 'red phone,' and now to Ferraro's bitterly divisive remarks, a line has been crossed for me, and I suspect others like me."

So how will Obama's supporters react? Judging from the responses to Mr. Bobo's article, he's in no danger of being thrown under the bus. The commentary is solidly on his side, suggesting that party loyalty counts only when the beneficiary is Senator Obama.

Of course the claim will be that it's foolish to talk about Party loyalty in the midst of this alleged racism and race-baiting. But if so, where is outrage at Obama's dissing of the black poor as irresponsible, chicken-eating parents? Or as he so memorably put it in a speech given in Texas

I've got to talk about us a little bit . . . We can't keep on feeding our children junk all day long giving them no exercise. They are overweight by the time they are 4 or 5 years old, and then we are surprised when they get sick.
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Y'all have Popeyes out in Beaumont? I know some of y'all got that cold Popeyes out for breakfast. I know. That's why y'all laughing . . . You can't do that. Children have to have proper nutrition. That affects also how they study, how the learn in school.
Ok, so this is victim-blaming and stereotyping--not fear-mongering. But the Obamites apparently see no problem here.

1 comment:

red rabbit said...

What a bobo