01 March 2012


by Andy Weddington
Friday, 02 March 2012

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person." Barack Obama (44th President of the United States)

For today, a little something main stream media is conveniently opting to overlook...

After reviewing JFK's speech (from fifty years ago) about the absolute must for separation of church and state, Rick Santorum, who, being a devout Catholic and surely with a big bucket full of Hail Marys (and Our Fathers) to his credit, said he wanted to throw up.

Recently, our president did throw up. A Hail Mary--that end of the game desperate play of a losing football team and a sinking politician. If you can't run for office and reelection on ability and achievements then roll up the sleeves and shamelessly appeal to skin color. That is, make the race about race--because you can and can get away with it.

President Obama, self-proclaimed uniter, recently made a 1 minute 43 seconds campaign appeal to the black community; churches no less. Whether technically in violation of the letter of the Constitution (and law of the land), or not, it sure violates the spirit. So, yet again, another peek inside his divisive nature. Red flags (e.g., referring to Americans who disagree with him as the enemy and vowing to punish them; mocking Tea Party folk; siding with and encouraging violent and destructive Occupiers; etc.) abound. But no one seems to care.

The video's plainspoken Executive Summary: Vote for me, Barack Obama, because I'm black. And anoint  "Congregation Captains" and get all of your black friends, brothers, sisters, and neighbors to vote for me because I'm black. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BdjoHA5ocwU

Geez. Incredible.

The presidency is about character and leadership and representing all Americans--the epitome of statesmanship. So explains the skin color Hail Mary. Supporters, black and non-black, of the president have expressed concerns and stumbled in defense. Rightfully so. The conscience is powerful.

Ordinarily such a video would cause every American--race and creed notwithstanding--to turn white, see red, and feel deep blues. And turn gills green. But that's not going to happen and there's no need to spell out why.

And, I digress, what, exactly, is a "typical white person"?

Between JFK's politics, the president's video and policies telling churches what to do (e.g. contraception), and Romney's recent caucus wins in Arizona and Michigan, Santorum, with little left to throw up, must grab some wins otherwise dry heaves set in, and then it's over. A fervent Hail Mary, or two, maybe three, can't hurt.

Tuesday coming is Super Tuesday. Some will be ashes Wednesday. And others will ascend on Thursday. With Holy Week and Easter Sunday still six weeks away it's anyone's guess as to what happens between now and then. But throwing up and Hail Marys assured.

And probably more expensive gas.

Thank god it's Friday!

Post Script

Good grief.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes. Thank you for saying it Andy. Perfect! Look forward to seeing you in "Cigar City".

Anonymous said...

The more we continue to stress our differences as Americans (What is an African American? Not a single slave is alive today in the United States. Am I a Polish American because my great grandparents immigrated from Poland? I don't think so. We are all simply citizens of the USA.)the more polarized we become. This campaign add emphasizes our differences, not our similarities. I expect a better example from our President. Very sad.