I Oppose Barack Obama Because He's Black
Some on the left have unleashed wild accusations that I harbor a primal animosity toward Obama's shredding of the Constitution, or his opposition to the ideals of the American founding. They think I look at Obama's membership in a European-style socialist party (about which he lied) or his close relationship with anti-American terrorist William Ayers (about which he lied) or his twenty year tutelage under the racist, anti-American preacher Jeremiah Wright (about which he almost certainly lied) or the several attempts at government encroachments so overweening that they have been struck down 9-0 by a normally divided Supreme Court — and see all that as evidence that this president is less committed to the American project than any leader of this continent since King George.
Wrong! I’m just not down with this whole African-American business. I mean, the guy’s all, like, dark and stuff. What’s that about?
Listen, I don't mind black people in their proper place. I can accept someone like Thomas Sowell, say, as one of the greatest political philosophers of our time, or Congressman Allen West as a shining example of the best and bravest men this nation can produce. But when it comes to running an administration of incompetence, corruption, arrogance and ignorance, well, doggone it, I feel that's a job for a white man!
So to Sam Donaldson I say: "You got me. I don't like Obama because he's black. You I don't like because you're an idiot."
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