So, there have been stories in the news recently talking about how much race will be an issue in the 2008 election.
We had Barack Obama’s comments in response to McCain’s “Celeb” ad, comparing Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton: “Since they don’t have any new ideas the only strategy they’ve got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills and,’ and they’re going to send out nasty emails. And, you know, the latest one they’ve got me in an ad with Paris Hilton. You know, never met the woman. But, but, you know, what they’re gonna try to argue is that somehow I’m too risky.”
And back in June, Obama also said, “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me: ‘He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. … Oh, and did I mention he’s black?’”
But, if we go back and look at his speech in Berlin, what do we find? We find this: “I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city.”
So, Mr. Obama, who is it that’s consistently playing the race card? We’ve heard from you now accusations that Republicans and the McCain campaign are racist and will play the race card, but by saying that over and over again (without any examples to back up those claims), you are the one who plays the race card and is a racist.
You can’t try to wave your race as a banner to get you elected, and turn around and call the other side racist for running a TV ad that has nothing to do with race.
Mr. Obama, you are the racist.
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