The Race Card is Getting Old

. Monday, June 16


I am officially calling for a new deck of cards. The one that's being used over and over is old, too old to deal from any longer. You see, the issues that surround all of us right now have nothing to do with race; yet be prepared, that's all we're going to hear about for the next five months.

I hate to be the one to break the news to you, Obama. But, as long as black people are a minority, there are fewer black fathers than white fathers who shirk the responsibilities of fatherhood. There are far more poor white than poor black. Why should this be about race? Is race the card you think will carry you into the White House?

Perhaps the race card is the only card up Obama's sleeve for his campaign. The articles about his speech in a new and different church serve up the same thing. The Washington Post quoted Obama as saying, "too many black fathers are missing from too many lives and too many homes"

CNN takes the issue farther, highlighting more of the overall attitude of this presidential contenter:

"We can't simply write these problems off to past injustices," Obama said Sunday. "Those injustices are real. There's a reason our families are in disrepair ... but we can't keep using that as an excuse."
Listen up, Obama. I am no more responsible for my father's actions than I am for my great-great-great grandfather's. This whole country is populated with immigrants in one way or another, and everyone deserves to be represented, not just black people. If you happen to get elected in November, you had better serve all of us.

You see, I will vote for a person capable of doing the job, not just a black man. It is way past time for a new deck of cards.

4 comments:

The Webloglearner said...

Yes, you hae the point. Just because Obama is black, he must win. But it is still worth giving chance to everyone. I am not American yet, even here in Italy, the three presidential candidates' campaigns are closely tracked and reported here.

We are all excited to see who gotta be chosen between Hillary and Barak actually.

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Theresa Komor said...

The point is that Obama needs to think of representing, fighting for and leading all people, not just black people.

Barak already beat Hillary in the primaries. It's now between Obama and McCain.

Rebecca said...

You are so right!

Also... if someone votes for Obama BECAUSE he is black, does that make that person a racist? Hmmm.

Theresa Komor said...

Thanks for "dropping in" Rebecca!

I don't know if voting for someone just because he is black is racist, but it sure does sound it. Last I knew, the color of a person's skin isn't in the requirements to be president.

I sure wouldn't vote for him just because it's time we had a black president, no more than I would vote for Hillary just because it was time for a woman president. The one who is the most qualified gets my vote.

Now, is Snoopy running this time?