Friday, April 25, 2008

On Disliking Obama for the Right Reasons

Writing at Creative Minority Report, Matthew Archbold thinks middle America's response to Obama reflects well on our country:
... But now just 50 years later there is an African American running for President and many many people I know are rejecting him, not because he's black. But because he's a snob. He's an ivy league elitist who looks down on regular folks who "cling to their guns and their religion."

And many Americans don't like him not because he's for civil rights but because on the great civil rights struggle of our time for the unborn, Obama is on the wrong side.

If you ask me America should get points for that. This is something the media will never point out but I think it shows real advancement towards a color blind society. Kudos to America. We dislike Obama for the right reasons.


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At 4/25/2008 3:06 PM, Anonymous paul zummo said...

many many people I know are rejecting him, not because he's black. But because he's a snob. He's an ivy league elitist who looks down on regular folks who "cling to their guns and their religion."

There's that, but that's not what's driving my rejection of him. I will not be voting for him because: he's a leftist who is so in the bag for the abortion lobby that he voted against a version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, would appoint judicial activists to the bench, would drive our economy further into the ground with his quasi-socialist agenda, and does not have the chops to adequately fight the radical Islamists. I don't care if he's a country bumkin - I ain't voting for a guy with that kind of record.

Anyway, it is true that the rejection of Obama has nothing to do with race, but that won't stop his acolytes from painting his rejection as being steeped in racism.

 
At 4/25/2008 3:09 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Yeah, there's that as well. Matthew does list abortion as another primary reason not to like Obama:

"And many Americans don't like him not because he's for civil rights but because on the great civil rights struggle of our time for the unborn, Obama is on the wrong side."

 
At 4/25/2008 5:54 PM, Blogger Tito Edwards said...

Jay,

Good point in reminding us all that the civil rights struggle for the unborn IS the great civil rights battle of the 21st century.

 

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