Who’s hurting Obama the most?

Posted: July 30, 2008 in Headlines, Politics

Not the KKK.
Not ‘the Right”
Not folks who just don’t want to see a Black president
AND CERTAINLY NOT MCCAIN (sheesh!).

It’s his supporters and those within his own party.

From jump, it has been the Left who consistently floated the question “Is he Black enough”. Then came Bill Clinton’s comments in South Carolina. Then came Ed Rendell’s comments. Then came Geraldine Ferraro’s comments. Then came Rev. Wright’s comments. Then came Michelle’s comments. Then of course you have to include how the media has been pushing his ‘greatness’ on the American public like a very pushy used car salesman.

But Duane, many of these comments were taken out of context and the Right has used that to trick the American people.

Obama has the entire media pool at his disposal. And he has been given (and used) NUMEROUS opportunities to clarify himself. If he is not able to persuade people otherwise, that fault ultimately lies with him.

“If I don’t win, it’s not going to be because of my race. It’s going to be because I didn’t project a vision of leadership that gave people confidence.” (Obama–source)

In the meantime, here’s another Obama support that is being played down by his campaign.

Obama camp condemns song: Ludacris ‘should be ashamed’
politico.com

Barack Obama’s campaign is condemning a song by the rapper Ludacris that praises Obama and bitterly attacks Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

“As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to,” said spokesman Bill Burton. “This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain, and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.” (more, with lyrics)

This reminded me of a comment made by another Obama supporter (insert going back in time music)–

It went down very simply. He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they’re two different worlds. (Rev. Wright)

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Comments
  1. Wizz says:

    A freestyling rapper?.. Seriously?? This is news? Rappers have become pretty powerful people I guess. For some reason that does not make them any smarter though.

    Ludacris is like Rev Wright because they both hurt Obama by saying stupid things, even though Obama says the exact opposite… Is that what I’m supposed to take from this post? I’m not sure.

  2. Give it a rest says:

    Duane,

    I must agree with you on this one! Sometimes I get the impression that the Democrats (manily Obama supporters) just do not understand the game of American politics.

    Politics in the USA is “hardball” NOT “softball” and as long a the wishy-washy supporters of Obama do not understand this they make it seem that their candidiate is weak and NOT ready for primetime on the presidential stage, because THEY appear weak yet continue to make so much noise!

    Look Ludacris is NOT the problem! It is all of the Obama supporters that have this silly attitude that no one can be critical of anyone else. Stop ascribing the fews of one individual blackman on the entire group. Ludacris has EVRY RIGHT to be critcal of anyone he wants including senator Clinton.

    IMO Obama himself is allowing the democrats to make him look weak. WTF is all of this continued association with the Clinton camp anyway? Senator Clintion tried her best to damage his character and make his RACE as issue. By not putting her “political” place he is showing a great deal of weakness as though he needs the support of the person who has actually been the most negative towards him and his campaign.

    If the brother is going to be the most powerful man on the world he NEEDS to start acting like it!

    IMO Obama is beginning to loose focus because he preceives victory as being so attainable now that he is ready to jump were he need to act with caution. To be successful in this campaign and retain enough integrity and person power to be an effective president Obama must be willing to LOSE and maintain the image that he is willing to forgo the presidency if he cant not attain it on his own terms.

    I think the worst aspect of many Obama supporters is that they hate Bush so much they are totally missing the fact of just how effective he has been with is own agenda! For the folks that have supported Bush and have benefitted from his policies Bush has been a great success, like it or NOT! I do not believe that the majority of Obama supporters understand just how much Bush has changed the structure of the federal government and how much power the republican interests will continue to have after Bush leaves office.

  3. Wizz says:

    Come on “Give it a rest”.. I could be mistaken, but wasn’t it you who said the democrats were not going to “let” him win? Weren’t you so SURE he was going to lose because of super delegates? Now you have advice?

    I think Obama (and his supporters) have been doing a pretty good job at figuring out how the game of American politics works. If he manages to lose then maybe your criticism would make sense. But so far he hasn’t had too many losses.

    And other than tax cuts during an unnecessary war which are bankrupting our country, what has Bush delivered? Yea that 26% or whatever it is that still support him probably did very well during his tenure.

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