Monday, September 22, 2008

Not So Funny Obviousness

This past week has seen the public acceptance by various right and left-leaning pundits of the obviousness of a likely Obama defeat.

What!?! You didn't see anything of the sort?

I've lost track of the number of references to racism made journalists on both sides in the current presidential race. It boils down to this obvious trope:

A loss by Obama is due to racism by whites. A win by Obama is due to racism by blacks and liberals. A win by McCain is due to votes cast for "the lesser of two evils."

I have said it before publicly more than once and numerous times privately to friends and relatives. There is NO WAY that Barack Obama will be elected president. To think otherwise is pure ostrich behavior on behalf of wishful thinkers, many of whom are amongst the 62% who believe in angels.

Read my lips: Barack Obama is a black man in a white nation. Whitey is no more ready to elect a black man to the ultimate leadership role than it is ready to elect a female. Sorry Barack. Sorry Jesse (as if!). Sorry Hillary. You too, Liz (Dole). Forget it, Ms. Palin. You might become the vice-president, but I'll wager dollars to donuts that some misbegotten Aryan militia would take her out the moment an announcement is made of McCain's demise. If not sooner.

Cynical? Absolutely. Pessimistic. Yep.

Then again, most of you never thought we'd find ourselves in a prolonged depression at the hands of the Republicans and free-marketeers. Greed is as greed does and history does repeat itself when the population forgets its lessons.

born-again Reagonites all thought it'd be a cold day in Hell before the Republicans would spend us into oblivion, didn't you? And I'll bet all you Democrats secretly thought it could never happen. Ever.

Pretty obvious to this curmudgeon -- after more than 30 years of dealing with the public and its stupidity. Too bad I didn't heed my own advice and prepare to survive. Then again, I got old without noticing when it actually happened...

Just goes to show there's no fool like an old fool.

I hope you survive the coming bad times. I don't expect to, but can hope others do.

And so it goes...

Seattle Post Intelligencer
Is Everyone A Little Bit Racist?
Town Hall, DC - 3 hours ago
In other words, they claimed that voter racism alone could cost Barack Obama the election. Certainly, the meme perfectly encapsulates elite views on the ...
Video: Poll: Race Steers Some Dems Away From Obama AssociatedPress
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Rush Limbaugh on Obama's Controversial Political Ad, McCain, Palin ...
FOXNews - 6 hours ago
What I mean by that is specifically that Obama is stoking racism himself via his campaign ads. Spanish-language-only ads in four states, including Florida, ...
Barack Obama plays the 'incognegro'
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa - 12 hours ago
The question over the next two months is: will there be an Obama effect? And if so will it end like Wilder, in victory; or like Bradley, in defeat? ...
Thomas Elias: Obama and the Bradley factor Long Beach Press-Telegram
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Andy Martin calls Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times a bigot ... (Pressemitteilung), Austria - 9 hours ago URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama is raising money to fight Barack Obama. ...

“It’s not true that [we don’t] want to be associated with Muslims”
alt.muslim - 7 hours ago
Again, there is unfortunately still some racism. But there’sa lot less than it used to be. And I think the rise of Barack Obama is really the rise of a new ...
Was The AP Racism Poll Inspired By Karl Rove?
Black Star News, NY - Sep 20, 2008
McCain's phenomenal defeat in 2000 when the Bush team claimed he had fathered a Black daughter? You never know what nuggets congressional investigators will ...
Dueling Narratives of America
American Spectator - 13 hours ago
Or conversely, would his defeat mean that America has reverted to being a racist society? I DON'T THINK this is the main issue in the election. ...
Why This Election is So Close
Huffington Post, NY - Sep 19, 2008
Efforts to explain Gore's defeat and Obama's failure to break this race open, particularly among frustrated progressives-a group to which I also belong, ... (subscription)
Democrats Panic, Blame Racism (subscription), CA - Sep 17, 2008
TIME Magazine says the word "flashy" is code word for racist when you talk about Obama being flashy. CALLER: You know, one thing I want to go ahead and ...
Tapped, DC - Sep 19, 2008
Limbaugh complains now that it's a presidential election, but he had no problem "stoking racism" when he was trying to defeat the immigration bill. ...


Lisa :-] said...

Unfortunately, I can't realy argue with this, Wil. But we'll have to play the cards we've been dealt... :-[ said...

Is it possible, that Obama's lead could evaporate on election day because of Bradley-Wilder effect? Or nowadays Americans are significantly less reluctant to vote for an African-American? Vote here -