Newsweek: The Moderate Voice: Crying Wolf – A Continuing Story of Black and White

Newsweek: The Moderate Voice

Crying Wolf – A Continuing Story of Black and White

Yesterday, in response to Senator McCain’s “That One” comment, I advised the supporters of Senator Obama to let it pass. Someone must have gotten my blog to the Obama campaign becauseMichelle Obama followed my advice by letting the comment go (Good for you, Mrs. Obama). Unfortunately, a reporter caught up to several African-American Democrat members of the House of Representatives and they couldn’t keep their mouths shut. A simple “no comment” would have sufficed but politicians love to get their names in the paper even if it is going to be detrimental to their nominee for President of the United States

Rep. Meeks (D-NY) made this statement about codes:

“They are trying to throw out these codes,” said Representative Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from New York.

“He’s ‘not one of us?’” Mr. Meeks said, referring to a comment Sarah Palin made at a campaign rally on Oct. 6 in Florida. “That’s racial. That’s fear. They know they can’t win on the issues, so the last resort they have is race and fear.”

What code is he talking about? Codes are symbols and symbols have different meanings to people based on their interpretation. Rep. Meeks is only throwing gasoline on a fire when he lashes out in this manner. The Republican ticket is digging their own ditch. The people who fall for that trap are not going to care what you say or how you say it. In other words, keep your indignation to yourself. You are not helping Senator Obama win this election.

In this election, every person of every color is experiencing an economic recession not seen in over 30 years. Only a policy of inclusiveness, that helps everyone succeed, will provide healthcare for all, end an unpopular war, and ease financial pressures on families across America. Obama represents a change in direction, in race relations, that has taken 40 years to occur. It is time for political leaders, of all races and colors, to stop crying wolf and become Americans.

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