Right Wing News: Biden: Let the Terrorist Mullahs Have Nukes

Right Wing News:

Biden: Let the Terrorist Mullahs Have Nukes

At least with Biden on the ticket, there would be a grownup to advise the clueless Obambi on foreign policy, right? Wrong:

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Political Carnival: FOX Finally Goes There “Obama is Angry Black Man”

Political Carnival:

FOX Finally Goes There “Obama is Angry Black Man”

The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates: More thoughts on West, Obama and Malveaux

The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates:

More thoughts on West, Obama and Malveaux

I went back and watched the entire video of their appearance on Tavis’s show, and then thought some on it. There is a tendency to react to this sort of thing out of anger, and I kinda was angry when I first started watching. But the more I listened, the more I calmed down, as I saw what really seemed to be at work. I didn’t hear a single policy disagreement in the entire interview. Not one. What I did hear was a general complaint that Obama isn’t claiming his blackness–historically or politically. That sort of talk makes me cringe, if only because it’s so open to interpretation and can easily slide into a sort of lazy equivalence between lefty politics and blackness. Barack Obama could have stood up and quoted Boooker T. Washington or George Schuyler and yet, I don’t think that’s what his critics are talking about.

The specific charge seems to be essentially that Obama–for political reasons–neglected to mention Martin Luther King by name (“the preacher from Georgia” being demeaning”), that he didn’t mention Katrina,  that he was–in Malveaux’s words–“white-washing” his speech so as not to offend good white folk. Hmmm. I took the “preacher from Georgia” riff as poetic use of understatement. MLK’s significance is such these days that, in America, he is the air, the symbol of purity that ideologues of all stripes reach for to launder their cause. But, hey, I love poetry, and I’m an Obama fan, so maybe I see too much. That said, it seems to me that an attempt at white-wash which mentions “the preacher from Georgia” and references the March on Washington, is a sorry effort indeed. Are we to believe that Obama’s folks, think that white voters–fresh off a week of having history drummed into them–are going to somehow miss these references? If this is the Obama campaign’s idea of hoodwinking white folks, they should all be fired.

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Angry Asian guy: the colbert report: asian guy with obama

Angry Asian guy(9/1/08):

the colbert report: asian guy with obama

Check out this great clip of Konrad Ng, Barack Obama’s brother-in-law, getting some attention on The Colbert Report. Colbert’s stark analysis of Obama’s moment at the DNC was foiled:

Philadelphia Daily News: Fatimah Ali: We need Obama, not 4 more years of George Bush

Philadelphia Daily News: Fatimah Ali(9/2/08):

We need Obama, not 4 more years of George Bush

If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness!

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Right Wing News: If McCain Wins, There Will Be A Race War?

Right Wing News:

If McCain Wins, There Will Be A Race War?

It’s hard not to notice that even though Barack Obama initially claimed to be a post-racial candidate, his supporters obviously see his race as the primary selling point of his candidacy.

Setting aside the fact that had it not been for black voters voting for him just because he’s black, he could have never received his party nomination, racism is a constant refrain from Obama’s supporters. They’ve tried to make just about any and every criticism of him imaginable off limits because of race and worse yet, they’ve tried to portray his candidacy as defining one for the country; whether America is a racist country or not depends on whether we overlook the fact that Obama is too inexperienced to be President and elect him anyway.

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American Spectator: Liberals love Obama because he is a Numinous Negro.

American Spectator:

critique of: Liberals love Obama because he is a Numinous Negro.