Friday, March 14, 2008


Following up on the last post, here is a quote from Victor Davis Hanson just a short while ago:
Sen. Obama promised to transcend race; millions of sincere people of both parties took him at his word and invested psychologically and materially in his candidacy. Part of his message was that collectively America had made great progress, and their Ivy League and subsequent careers, in addition to his rhetoric of inclusiveness and tolerance, bore witness to that progress in racial equality. Now we learn, that for much of his career, he was not only attending hate-filled sermons against “rich white people” and the “g-d d——d America” (in hopes of solidifying his racial fides in regional Chicago politics?), but subsidized that ministry of intolerance. So while he promised an evolution beyond the race-identity politics of Jesse Jackson or the Rev. Sharpton, his own minister trumped anything that either one of those preachers might have sermonized. All in all—a betrayal.

Read it all. I'm sure there are a large number of people of goodwill who support Barack Obama because the persona he projects is so positive and, as Hanson says, he promised to transcend the usual racial divides that plague this country. In fact, he seemed almost too good to be true, considering the the reality of today's politics.

Well, guess what? He is too good to be true. Check out his earmarks. As I suggested in the previous post, check out his religious mentor, his political associates, and business partners.

This is not change, people. This is the same old same old politics that everyone else plays, but with the new twist of the Democrat's own special brand of identity politics. He's ahead of Hillary because race trumps gender in the victimhood food chain.

So the true believers now have to come to grips with the reality that their great black hope is just another guy who plays the political game rather well and is a real smooth talker able to seduce the masses.

Gee, now why should that sound familiar to the Democrats?

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