Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's not about racism. It's about... something...

Huge thanks to the Denver Post for printing this fine letter today:
The problem with Obama is Obama, not the color of his skin.
Okay, fair enough. One needn't be a racist to oppose Obama. He's proposed to do a lot of things. People may simply disagree with him. Just because one disagrees doesn't mean one hates blacks.
Obama is economically ignorant and not very intelligent.
Oh. You know, there are a lot of things people have criticized Obama for, but unintelligence usually isn't one of them. But I suppose there are several dimensions of intelligence. Maybe it depends how we define our terms.
That is if you define intelligence as critical analysis, sound reasoning, enlightenment, honesty and most of all humility.
Okay! Similarly, Ronald Reagan was quite intelligent, if you define intelligence as height, charm, and looking good on a horse. On the other hand, John Kennedy was not very intelligent, if you define intelligence as faithfulness to one's spouse and not having Addison's disease.
So the tea parties are mostly old people who lived through world wars, left the cruelty of communist nations, know that socialism, fascism, totalitarianism are all kissing cousins and sense and smell the nasty odor of the direction he is not only leading us into, but forcing us. And the U.S. Constitution, be damned!
There are people who lived through both world wars who are marching on Washington? I'd listen to those folks! Especially if they can smell directions!
That’s what it’s all about.
I thought the Hokey Pokey was what it was all about. But maybe that made too much sense.

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