Daily Archives: April 4, 2008

"…The People Who Wouldn’t Vote for a Person Because They’re Black Wouldn’t Vote for a Democrat Anyway"

Singer John Legend says Republicans wouldn’t vote for a black man for President (see below excerpt from WaPo). Looks like Legend needs history lesson.
On this, the 40th Anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr was gunned down (by a democrat?).
I ask you to take a look here at just some of the things the Republican party has done for civil rights–including starting with waging a war to free the slaves and then signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

John Legend: I think America is ready to elect Barack. It’s not insert-any-black-man-here and they would vote for him, but Barack is a unique and special person. And so I don’t really like the question of “is America ready for a black president?” because it’s more about the specific individual. And the thing is, the people who wouldn’t vote for a person because they’re black wouldn’t vote for a democrat anyway. And so I think it’s all about the right candidate and I think Barack is the right candidate and part of what is great about him is that he really is inspiring young people to participate and they really are getting involved, going door to door, voting, contributing small amounts of money, which I haven’t really seen before.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Politics Friday: No Mitt, Obama as Hata, Hill as Stand Up

A group calling itself the “Government is Not God PAC” is taking off after Mitt Romney urging John McCain NOT to choose him for Veep. Here’s the copy of the ad they’re running in Arizona just in time for McCain to see it as he returns from his ‘introductory’ tour.
Personally I view Romney as an excellent veep choice.

Read Juan Williams’ piece in the WSJ here about not really being able to trust Obama that he’s not a racist. Hmmm…

As the nation tries to recall the meaning of Martin Luther King today, Mr. Obama’s campaign has become a mirror reflecting where we are on race 40 years after the assassination. Mr. Obama’s success has moved forward the story of American race relations; King would have been thrilled with his political triumphs.
But when Barack Obama, arguably the best of this generation of black or white leaders, finds it easy to sit in Rev. Wright’s pews and nod along with wacky and bitterly divisive racial rhetoric, it does call his judgment into question. And it reveals a continuing crisis in racial leadership.
What would Jesus do? There is no question he would have left that church.

And Hillary was on Leno. Do you think it’s unseemly for her to joke about lying to the public?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

"…The People Who Wouldn’t Vote for a Person Because They’re Black Wouldn’t Vote for a Democrat Anyway"

Singer John Legend says Republicans wouldn’t vote for a black man for President (see below excerpt from WaPo). Looks like Legend needs history lesson.
On this, the 40th Anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr was gunned down (by a democrat?).
I ask you to take a look here at just some of the things the Republican party has done for civil rights–including starting with waging a war to free the slaves and then signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

John Legend: I think America is ready to elect Barack. It’s not insert-any-black-man-here and they would vote for him, but Barack is a unique and special person. And so I don’t really like the question of “is America ready for a black president?” because it’s more about the specific individual. And the thing is, the people who wouldn’t vote for a person because they’re black wouldn’t vote for a democrat anyway. And so I think it’s all about the right candidate and I think Barack is the right candidate and part of what is great about him is that he really is inspiring young people to participate and they really are getting involved, going door to door, voting, contributing small amounts of money, which I haven’t really seen before.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Politics Friday: No Mitt, Obama as Hata, Hill as Stand Up

A group calling itself the “Government is Not God PAC” is taking off after Mitt Romney urging John McCain NOT to choose him for Veep. Here’s the copy of the ad they’re running in Arizona just in time for McCain to see it as he returns from his ‘introductory’ tour.
Personally I view Romney as an excellent veep choice.

Read Juan Williams’ piece in the WSJ here about not really being able to trust Obama that he’s not a racist. Hmmm…

As the nation tries to recall the meaning of Martin Luther King today, Mr. Obama’s campaign has become a mirror reflecting where we are on race 40 years after the assassination. Mr. Obama’s success has moved forward the story of American race relations; King would have been thrilled with his political triumphs.
But when Barack Obama, arguably the best of this generation of black or white leaders, finds it easy to sit in Rev. Wright’s pews and nod along with wacky and bitterly divisive racial rhetoric, it does call his judgment into question. And it reveals a continuing crisis in racial leadership.
What would Jesus do? There is no question he would have left that church.

And Hillary was on Leno. Do you think it’s unseemly for her to joke about lying to the public?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com