By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
Once again it is all about race. Or perhaps I should say Raaaaacism. For those of us who see and judge the individual for the content of their mind and character, and not the color of their skin (to paraphrase Dr. Luther King Jr) we can only find the following video and transcript repulsive.
People who equate every issue to race or raaaaacism are likely racists themselves. For if you see every issue wearing the glasses of race your view is quite one dimensional. As many of us realize, raaaaacism is the most evil form of collectivism there is as it identifies a person not as an individual but rather by their race.
But I digress.
Apparently for some the mere questioning of the policies and programs of our first Black President (sorry, I don't like hyphenated descriptions)is equal to "whites" fear of losing their majority status. To this I say... BS.
Before I get riled up, the video and transcript of Cynthia Tucker's remarks. Via:Newsbusters
CYNTHIA TUCKER, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Well I think it may help the Democrats in some races this time, Chris, because some of the Tea Party candidates are so extreme. But there is another issue. There is, as Norah said, a whole lot of voter anger, discontent out there. We haven't talked about the elephant in the room, and I don't mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: That's so interesting.
TUCKER: Obama's election has suddenly made many white Americans aware of the loss of a white majority.
MATTHEWS: That's so interesting.
TUCKER: That's what this crazy summer has been all about. Anti-mosque construction. Anti-immigrant ravings. It, that fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome.
That fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome? You find that interesting, Mr. Matthews?
Well, then why did 43 percent of white Americans vote for Obama in November 2008? And why did Obama have a 78 percent favorability rating in January 2009 according to Gallup?
No it is not about whites losing a majority Ms Tucker, it is abut political and economic philosophy and policy. The fact Obama's policies are becoming increasingly more unpopular has nothing to do with race. That is unless your are a raaaaacist.
Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.