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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Is CNN's Jack Cafferty a race baiting clown?

Anyone who mistakenly watches CNN knows Jack Cafferty is a self-important buffoon in the mold of a Bill O'Reilly or Keith Olberman. However, now he is making statements that indicates he is also a race baiting clown.
The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn't be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn't make senseā€¦unless it's race.
So, the only thing that would explain the polls to Cafferty is race? People couldn't possibly disagree with Obama's naive foreign policy ideas? We couldn't possibly disagree with his domestic policy plans that sound a lot like socialism? People couldn't be considering Sen. McCain out of concern for Obama's complete lack of experience. The only conceivable reason anyone is voting for Sen. McCain is race. Right? Wrong! There are many legitimate reasons to vote for or against either John McCain or Barack Obama, but either candidates skin color is not one of those legitimate reasons.

A few months ago I said we would see a lot of this racial crap as we get closer to the election. We will hear endlessly how this election is a referendum on whether race relations have improved in this country. What hogwash.

I could be wrong, but I fully expect the race card to be overplayed and backfire. Regular folks are tired of worrying about being called racist over innocent comments. We can all agree that saying the "N" word is racially provocative and wrong. However, when political morons try to equate demeaning the job of "community organizer" as being a racist code language they will lose the support of normal folks. Personally, when I heard Giuliani and Palin mock the job of community organizer the only connection I made was to communists like Saul Alinsky who advocated using community activists to undermine society. In fact Alinsky's son wrote an op-ed praising Sen. Obama's acceptance speech saying Obama learned his lesson well.


Bizzyblog notes the AP sanitizing their story about Kansas Gov. Sebelius making the "code_word" racism charge in order to make it seem less incendiary. Like I said, the charge will be thrown out more and more as Dems get desperate.


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