Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More points on the Issue of the day

OK Back at it.

Point #2. Obama will not be able to "get past" this issue until he leaves politics entirely. There is nothing that Obama can say or do that will get the Limbaughs and the Hannitys of the world to abandon such a juicy line of attack. Case in point, Rush Limbaugh following yesterdays speech.
I'll tell you what I think is happening here, folks. Be on guard for this. I think Barack Obama is trying to put America on the defensive once again. He's trying to put America on defense. Original sin, it's back full-fledged. No progress has been made. None whatsoever! We have to start working on this! He's the guy to do it now. If anybody needs a lecture on race relations, it's not the people in this country. It is the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. If somebody needs a lecture on this country and on hate and its horrible effects on people, it's not the people of this country
Hmmmm. Now let's look at what Obama said in his speech.
The profound mistake of Reverend Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. It’s that he spoke as if our society was static; as if no progress has been made; as if this country – a country that has made it possible for one of his own members to run for the highest office in the land and build a coalition of white and black; Latino and Asian, rich and poor, young and old -- is still irrevocably bound to a tragic past. But what we know -- what we have seen – is that America can change. That is true genius of this nation. What we have already achieved gives us hope – the audacity to hope – for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
That doesn't seem to have registered with Rush Limbaugh or his cohort. And it won't register with them, because if they heard that they'd have to move on from Jeremiah Wright and they sure as hell don't want to do that.

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