March 18, 2008

THE WHITE DEVILS MADE ME DO IT:

An Elegant Farce: Obama’s ‘conversation’ about moral equivalence. (Victor Davis Hanson, 3/18/098, National Review)

The message? Some of us are never quite responsible for what we say. And Obama has no responsibility to explain the inexplicable of how he closely tied himself to someone of such repugnant and racist views. We will never hear “It’s time for Rev. Wright and me to part our separate ways, and here’s why.”

Instead, the entire Wright controversy evolved due to America’s failure to understand the Wright’s past and the present status of race. No doubt, the next time some public figure utters a racist comment — and it will happen — we will then expect to hear about context that explains and excuses such an apparent hurtful outburst.

Obama is right about one thing: We are losing yet another opportunity to talk honestly about race, to hold all Americans to the same standards of public ethics and morality, and to emphasize that no one gets a pass peddling vulgar racism, or enabling it by failing to disassociate himself from its source — not Rev. Wright, not even the eloquent, but now vapid, Barack Obama.


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 18, 2008 5:15 PM
Comments

Let's see;
Republicans/Bob Jones Univesity: BAD
Obama/Racist hate monger Wright: Gee, I didn't know!
I almost look forward to my imminent death!
Mike

Posted by: Mike at March 18, 2008 8:46 PM
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