Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 19:47:46
Subject: RE: Obama
Sandra, thanks for including that clip from Tavis Smiley's show on your site. I hadn't seen that. Unlike 99% of your readers, I agree with everything that they said. And, maybe I missed it last night, but, in the movie they showed of Barack's life before he spoke, I don't remember seeing any pictures of his Kenyan family, even though I've seen pictures of them all over the Internet. He seems to take pride in the fact that he's interracial, but yet only wants to highlight the white side of the family, while pretty much denying anything about him that is black or African.
People are saying Barack is going to be the president of all America, so he shouldn't address black issues. But, for as long as I can remember, white Democrats running for president have been asked to tell what they are going to do for the black community. How many times did I hear this year people asking what have Hillary and Bill Clinton done for the black community to "deserve the black vote", or what have Republicans done for blacks?
Before McCain spoke before the Urban League, the director of the UL said he would ask McCain what he was going to do for the black community. Why is it, if you're a white candidate, you're expected to kiss up to the black community, but if you're a black candidate, you can just ignore our issues and pretend we don't exist?
Oh, yeah, it's because Obama has the black vote in his pocket. Because, we saw how he pandered to the Latino community to get their vote. Once again, blacks getting taken advantage of by the Democratic party. Things will not change if Barack gets elected; he'll continue to pretend we don't exist, except to perform for him.
And, Michelle IS the brains in that family. Anyway, keep up the good work!