COMMENTARY: There are a few conservative pundits I read and George Will happens to be one of them. In his latest column, he makes the argument that, despite all Mitt Romney’s missteps, that voters might be reluctant to call the nation’s first black president a “failure” and vote him out of office, but they shouldn’t be. Um, pardon the profanity, but George Will is full of shit, reaching in his back pocket for a dose of blackness and the post-racial bullshit. The recent polls may lend some credence to his point — Obama leads Romney 94% to 2% among black voters, but Mitt Romney and the Republicans haven’t exactly reached out to the black community.
George Will seems to be thumbing his nose at the average American, as though they were somehow overcome with “white guilt” that they voted for the first black president in America’s history as a way to make things right. In other words, the average American voter was too dumb to see that John McCain and his sidekick Sarah Palin were a viable alternative to Barack Obama and Joe Biden, while quite oblivious to the fact that a train wreck of massive proportions occurred on the watch of a Republican president.
Here’s the President Obama George Will wants you to see — the Witch Doctor:
Still, lost on George Will is the fact that President Obama inherited a country that was deep in the throes of a recession, worst than the Great Depression. You can’t possibly expect every problem the country faced, while it fought two wars that cost trillions of dollars, in four years. George Will reached back in history to find a scapegoat with whom to draw a parallel with President Obama — Frank Robinson, former manager of the Cleveland Indians, who was fired June 19, 1977, claiming that the move signaled a new era of color blind equality. So, too would firing President Obama on November 6.
Perhaps a pleasant paradox defines this political season: That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC’s excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant not to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head. Source
George Will is also forgetting that the Republicans, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed that their mission was to make Barack Obama a one-term president. I never want to see any president fail because it’s not an easy job and they all have the best intentions when they take office, despite their ideological leaning. Hey, George, the white guilt bullshit isn’t going to work, particularly since Mitt Romney is clearly a weak candidate in every sense of the word. Just look at his record all the way back to his 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy. I guess you can consider me a black racist for voting for Obama on November 6, instead of two white flip-floppers.
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