Saturday, October 18, 2008

Racism and the Campaigns

Each day I as read the bad emails and observe videos of attendance at McCain/Bimbo rallies it is very clear that racism is a major factor in opposition to Obama. This was to be expected. However, the blatant demonstrations of it are, to me, somewhat surprising. I have many friends, in fact, who oppose Obama and most of their opposition isn't due to policy differences. It is plainly racism. Why do I know this? I know my friends. I hear them substitute "Muslim" for black or the "n" word. I receive emails depicting Obama in racist terms.

A YouTube video posted on Betty's "No Sin Zone," very clearly shows that many, or even most of the folks in line at a Bimbo rally were racist. These folks were very vocal in their responses to some Obama supporters across the street. One fellow proudly carried a stuffed monkey doll which was labeled "Obama," saying "this is little Hussein Obama." Many, showing their total ignorance, yelled "go back to Kenya." One fellow stated that if Obama becomes president "his cabinet won't be a cross section of America, it will be Al Sharpton, Rev. Wright, and Jesse Jackson." I'm not sure exactly what he meant, since cabinets do not reflect a "cross section" of the country. A few, who had just come out from under their rock that morning and were apparently unable to think as quickly as the other charmers, called the Obama supporters Communists. These folks were in Johnstown, PA, not Georgia, TN, or Alabama. Overt racism used to be more confined to the South. No more.

I don't believe that all McCain/Bimbo supporters are racist. There are many "yellow dog" Republicans, who vote blindly each election. However, I would say that large numbers are supporting McCain, who see the issue as black vs white. I saw an article today about other racists, who realize that there are other issues and are willing, as they put it, to hold their nose and vote for Obama. At least these voters are able to put their country in front of their racist thoughts.

Many voters won't be as blatant as the PA people. The more educated and higher classes of them do not want to be overtly racist. That isn't acceptable, at least in groups. They will continue to express their racism in terms such as "Muslim" or "Terrorist." These labels are more acceptable to their sensibilities and better for business. They do, after all, have to do business with "them." They will take "their" money any day as long as they don't have to have "one" as a friend. It is totally unacceptable to have "one" as President of the United States of America. God forbid!


Anonymous said...

Do you want to overlook the fact that some of the claims about things being called out in the crowd were false. Never happened. How about the Obama supporters wearing tee shirts with vulgar words describing Sarah Palin. It gets more ridiculous all the time and the Democrats are as guilty, so give it equal time or politely hush up. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

I beg your pardon? Things being called out never happened? You obviouly didn't watch the video. There might have been some t-shirts in poor taste, although I didn't see them, but the subject of the post is racism. I doubt that any of the Obama people were wearing racially insensitive t-shirts.

Anonymous said...

Race carries more weight with you than calling a beautiful woman a terrible name that she is totally undeserving of? I think all people are valuable in God's eyes. Go over to read some at by some columnists who have a lot of national and world knowledge. It is disgraceful how supposed Christians are willing to disparage a beautiful, family woman of God because she has the guts to stand up for good values. She is not a bimbo, would you want to go on stage with her and debate? I'll watch if you do. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

Bimbo - [bim-boh]–noun, plural -bos, -boes. Slang. 1. a foolish, stupid, or inept person.

Boy, you sure have trouble comprehending what is written. No wonder you don't understand what is going on. I'll repeat it one more time. This post is about race. Not once in this post did I criticize Palin because of her faith, nor have I heard others criticize her because of it. I have seen people discussing that strange African preacher, who was striking out witches or something. As a matter of fact, I don't believe I mentioned Palin in this post, beyond that fact that these charming people were attending her rally. I have seen Obama's faith criticized by you and others. I have heard him called dirty names. He doesn't deserve it any more than Palin. I haven't seen any anti-Palin t-shirts, but I'm sure they are out there. If I do see some, I'll comment on them.