Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Plays The Race Card With His Vote

Colin Powell has put his support behind Barack Obama today. Back in September while speaking at George Washington University, Colin Powell, the first African-American Secretary of State, said this afternoon that electing an African-American US president would be “electrifying” for the world.

He claims it isn't about race but obviously it is. I fully understand the excitement about the first African American candidate running for president but why is it called racial pride?

If Senator Byrd (D) said voting for a White American candidate would be "electrifying" for the world - what would that be called?

If 90% of the Whites in America voted for a "white" candidate what would that be called?

Until we can truly look past color including influential African Americans they will always perpetuate racism through their so called racial pride.

The fact of the matter racial pride is nothing more than racism - rationality through irrationality.

The irony of the Colin Powell decision is that if he had endorsed McCain he would have been called Uncle Tom by the same exact people he is supporting.

Unfortunately race has again dragged American politics down to a new low and lowered the bar to the point where we can see the election of these least qualified person ever to run for president who also happens to have deep and direct connections to American terrorist, Islamic radicals, Fannie Mae and ACORN.

In the same breath as saying Barack Obama would make a great president he couldn't pass up the opportunity to slight a white woman running for Vice President - Sarah Palin because he doesn't think she is ready to be president even though she has more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama does but she is missing the most important qualification: her skin color.

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