Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Martin Luther King Would Be Ashamed

Apparently, if you're an African-American politician who supports Hillary Clinton, you're an "Uncle Tom?"
WHERE DO local African-American political leaders committed to Sen. Hillary Clinton for president stand?

To use a phrase in circulation lately, between Barack and a hard place.

As enthusiasm over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama builds in black communities, early supporters of Clinton are increasingly being second-guessed, and superdelegates - party insiders guaranteed a convention slot without pledging to a specific candidate - in particular are being urged to switch.

"The pressure is enormous," said Sunday Sun publisher and Philadelphia NAACP president Jerry Mondesire. "It's almost like you're a traitor to the black cause in many camps if you don't wave the Obama flag. It's on black radio, in churches, on the street."
So . . . because Obama is black, every black must vote for him? Wow, that is the most racist thing I have read in months.
The pro-Obama group ColorOfChange.org urges followers to write black congressional representatives who are "threatening to undermine the voice of the voters they represent" by supporting Clinton. (H/T - The Philadelphia Daily News)
Well, so much for Bill Clinton's assertion that he's the "first black President." Racist thinking like this is completely despicable. It also doesn't give African-American voters credit for being able to decide upon a candidate for themselves. "Never mind platforms or experience, you guys just vote for the member of your race."

Imagine if whites did that in the general election: "Make sure you vote for whitey in November, because Lord knows we don't want the black guy in office!"

Forty-five years ago, Dr. King said these words:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Maybe some African-American politicians should read this, and take heed. /Rant.

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