So we have twenty-one days left and I already feel like I am living in a Stalinist state. Here we have the party that is supposed to be all about tolerance, building bridges and open mindedness about to take the reins, if you listen to the Government owned media channels, and yet if we on the right even dare ask a question about Obama’s associations and past we are shouted down with cries of racist and worse.
I’m not trying to change minds at this point; in fact I can’t believe there are still people who haven’t decided yet. The difference between our two parties is the greatest it has been since Ronald Reagan sent Jimmy Carter off to build houses for the poor and crank out his anti-Semitic crap.
I am going to challenge my Enlightened Progressive readers to try something really difficult. Put aside your unbridled idol worship for King Barack and reach deep down into your intellectual honesty and admit there is a double standard in the way the media questions the two men running for the right to screw up traffic where ever they go.
I want you to look without emotion for a moment at what it would be like if a man from a different ethnic background was running and had done some of the things Obama had done.
Let’s say there was a guy from the south side of Chicago running for president but instead of being African-American he had a last name that ended in a vowel. This candidate goes to a Catholic Church where they still say Mass in Latin and the priest gives sermons about how America had deserted God and was an instrument of evil for allowing abortion. He has a friend that kicked off his campaign for Alderman several years ago who had been a reputed mob hitter and had once beat a rap for murder. Some of his early financing had come from well know Chicago political figures with ties to organized crime. Do you think the New York Times would do an article or two about this man’s associations? Do you thing folks on he left would be screaming about how who you do business with isn’t important?
Ok, maybe that’s not fair so let’s look at another example. Let’s imagine there is a politician not from the south side of Chicago but from the Deep South. He’s a decent guy especially when it comes to matters of race. Being born and raised in the South he knows history the importance of the Civil Rights movement. Even though he is a conservative he has a record on race issues any liberal would be proud to show around. Then one day he is at a birthday party for an old man who was a segregationist and Klan member much like Robert Byrd (D-WV) and he says a few kind words about this old man. The big time elite media guys go nuts and ignoring his lifetime of work all but hounds him out of politics. Fair treatment, who’s to say?
I know I am beating a dead horse with you lefties but as long as I still have some first amendment rights left I will ask, Mr. Obama what exactly is your relationship with Bill Ayers? Will you ever publicly denounce him? How is it you bought a house you couldn’t possible afford? Why did Tony Rezko help you get such a sweetheart deal? Why did you start wearing a flag pin is you didn’t think it necessary? Why didn’t you stand by your principle? There’s more I’d like to ask but there is an old saying that even a stupid dog will walk away if you kick him enough.