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Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

Playing the Race Card

Posted by Warren Peterson on August 31, 2012

Show a color photo of President Obama or better yet one of him with his family.

Mention Obama’s name in the same sentence with Chicago.

Ditto for Obama and Kenya.

Feature African-American elected officials or Hispanic ones at a Republican event.

Have a white, aging Hollywood star debate an empty chair representing Obama.

Say you hope Obama fails.

Or even make that you hope Obama’s policies fail.

Blame the President for the state of the economy.

Point out that the truly racist KKK types are a small minority and represent neither party.

Note that a single racist sign among hundreds of political signs at a Tea Party rally does not mean the Tea Party is racist.

Speak or write any disparaging comment about Obama’s background, politics or performance.

Do any of the above and you are a Republican or just endorse Romney for president, expect the wild-eyed liberals to scream RACIST at you.

It is more than hypersensitivity. Sadly, it is an Obama campaign strategy designed to silence opposition and change the subject from the economy. It may be successful in winning or retaining some votes but it is divisive, hate based and contrary to the Hope and Change promised in 2008. One man speaking out strongly against this strategy could stop it. That man is you Mr. President. Your Sister Souljah moment is now.

Related posts:

Indicators of Hope for Change

Obama’s Economy

Obama Hope

End of American Racism


One Response to “Playing the Race Card”

  1. The Tea/Republican party was able to wrangle the majority in the state and national congressional offices, mostly because many of us chose to sit out the 2010 elections, buying into the notion that the Tea party had more voices, simply because they screamed so loudly and consistently. We bought into their protracted tantrum, mistaking it as power. The truth is that in spite of what the Tea Party members believe, the Tea Party was and is no less a Republican party marketing strategy than the Christianity and family values meme during G. W. Bush’s run for re-election. Christianity and family values were never their ideology although they did an excellent job of selling that particular brand of snake oil to their followers.

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