Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Politics of Hatred

Michael Gerson on Obama's speech:

"In Philadelphia, Obama attempted to explain Wright's anger as typical of the civil rights generation, with its "memories of humiliation and doubt and fear." But Wright's problem is exactly the opposite: He ignored the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and introduced a new generation to the politics of hatred.

King drew a different lesson from the oppression he experienced: "I've seen too much hate to want to hate myself; hate is too great a burden to bear. I've seen it on the faces of too many sheriffs of the South. ... Hate distorts the personality. ... The man who hates can't think straight; the man who hates can't reason right; the man who hates can't see right; the man who hates can't walk right."

Barack Obama is not a man who hates -- but he chose to walk with a man who does."

UPDATE: Dick Morris thinks Obama can walk this tight-rope right into the Oval Office and has good advice for him to help.

5 Comments:

Anonymous randal said...

The superdelegates will not override the will of the voters unless Obama is in jail. They will not let themselves in for a civil war by overruling a black man who is beloved
~Dick Morris

Once again Obama’s candidacy and success is predicated upon race and the specter of racial unrest.

Suspected of not being black enough or sufficiently tied to the minority community, he needed the networking opportunities Wright afforded him in his church to get elected. If he had not risen to the top of Chicago black politics, we would never have heard of him. But obviously, he can't say that. So what should he say?
~Dick Morris

What should he say? Well, he could start by not call Ms. Ferraro a racist for stating just exactly this.

And all the while he plays the racial victim.

That sure is some “change” and “unity” B. Hussein Obama has brought us. Sounds more like the same old one-sided racial crap to me.

March 19, 2008 at 11:04 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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March 19, 2008 at 11:39 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Yeah, Gil. And while you’re at it you could ask a second grade girl what she thinks and post that too!

March 19, 2008 at 11:56 AM 
Anonymous TG said...

Spencer goes out of his way not to post much about anything that doesn't fit his world view.

If it wasn't quoted or written by Limpbaugh, Coulter, O'Reilly, Savage, Beck or any other of those pundits, it's not true.

March 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Spencer goes out of his way not to post much about anything that doesn't fit his world view.

Yeah, umm, that’s kinda the whole idea of having one’s own personal blog.

If it wasn't quoted or written by Limpbaugh, Coulter, O'Reilly, Savage, Beck or any other of those pundits, it's not true.

You don’t know how close to the truth you are with this, sweetheart.

March 19, 2008 at 11:37 PM 

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