Proof Obama was the one who first played race card
by yellowdem1129, Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 02:19:18 AM EST
Yes, November is when it all started. The Obama camp began playing the race card in an effort to boost black votes for them. They wanted to keep their general support and then boost the black vote toward victory. The problem is, as I know very well the black community is a PROTEST community. This means as a group we are more invested in fighting against something than making a political decision about who is the best candidate. There was nothing to protest going into November. So Obama sought out to create a furor to stoke the emotions of black voters:
Sweet blog special: "Black America will wake up"--Michelle Obama on MSNBC.
WASHINGTON--With polls showing African-Americans have yet to give overwhelming support to White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), his wife Michelle said "black America will wake up and get it" in an interview running on MSNBC on Monday.
MSNBC is using excerpts of a Michelle Obama interview to run in full on Tuesday morning. In a clip that's featured in the afternoon cycle, Michelle Obama invoked the name of civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. when talking about African-American turnout, a crucial voting bloc for the Illinois senator.
Michelle Obama said there was a "natural fear of possibility" and that there were times in her life when she was put down and not encouraged. There is "always that doubt in the minds of people of color."
She said the African-American community has to shake of its fear
"That's what we want to show our community," Michelle Obama said. "...We can do this too."
They brought out Oprah who chose being black over a woman, if you doubt this check the transcript of their speeches. BTW people say Obama speaks the same to all people, do you remember the following in Iowa (?), in New Hamshire (?):
CROWLEY: In South Carolina.
WINFREY: You know, Dr. King dreamed the dream, but we don't have to just dream the dream anymore. We get to vote that dream into reality.
CROWLEY: Almost half the Democratic primary voters in South Carolina are black.
OBAMA: The fire hoses came out, the dogs came out, but they kept on standing up. Because a few stood up, a few thousand stood up, and then a few million stood up, standing up with courage and conviction. They changed the world.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
OBAMA: South Carolina, we can change the world.
Now could the dream be made into reality only by voting for the black guy?
3. the much talked about "fairytale" comment which had no racial overtones.
4. The big one: LBJ - MLK. timeline:
* Hillary said that Obama was giving false hope about how he could transcend the political divide, go to Washington and change everything just through "hope". That was "false hope"
here's obama's response:
What does that mean, false hopes?" he said at Claremont, the start of a 720-word summation about "false hope" he repeated almost word for word during the day.
"How have we made progress in this country? Look, did John F. Kennedy look at the moon and say, 'Ah, it's too far?' We can't do that. We need a reality check.
"Dr. King standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 'You know, this dream thing, it's a false hope. We can't expect equality.'
"False hopes. Let me tell you something about hope. I do talk about hope quite a bit. Out of necessity. There is no oddsmaker who would have said that I would be standing here when I was born in 1961."
Then Hillary said, it took a president to get the 1964 civil rights acts through Congress.
then Obama people claimed she attacked MARTIN LUTHER KING!
BINGO. Now most of us would find that ridiculous, but not the average black voter. I heard on black talk radio all about this.
It was then that the Clintons basically said, "o.k. you can win the black vote like this if you want, but we're going to let everyone else know you are the black candidate".
I challenge someone to give me an alternate timeline that shows that the Clintons injected race in this Primary. Obama wanted to play the race card and have no consequences. The MSM was willing to let it happen. They were appealing to blacks to vote for him and against Hillary based on race.
Notice I'm using facts, not emotion to assert a point. anyone can say, "not true". If Obama supporters believe the clintons are the ones who used/using race, where's the proof?
btw Bill clinton alluding to jesse Jackson winning s.c. in 1984 and 1988 is a historical statement that shows that if he could win s.c. over 20 years ago in a much more racially polarized time, Obama was expected to win now. He had to say that because the media is acting as if this was Iowa.