Oy Vey, Maria

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Race, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy4 Comments

Oh, Marie Jon Apostrophe.  You’re so self-parodying, it’s not even fun anymore:

Hope and change worth having without an Obama racial test

Ok.  So I’m going to gather from Marie’s awkwardly worded headline, that she is in favor of hope and change.  Not in favor of Obama’s racial test (I guess we’ll have to wait and see what that means), but nevertheless, Marie is happily in favor of "hope" and "change".

Let us be extremely wary when we ask for "change."

Ok, maybe not so happily.

The Democrat Party is guilty of injecting race into the presidential campaign.

Oh, are we now?  Let’s take a look at some of Marie’s columns from the last few months….

And those are just the headlines.  Why it seems that almost every week in her column, Marie wants to remind her readers that Obama is, you know, black.  BLACK, I tells ya!  But of course, it’s the Democratic Party that is injecting race into the presidential campaign (presumably by running a candidate who has a different race than everybody else).

America is no longer a racist country, and Americans are deeply offended when it is portrayed as such.

Yes, I never see or hear about racism in this country.  Why, it’s totally unheard of.  It just doesn’t happen.

Seriously, that’s a bizarre statement to say, Marie, given how Jesse Helms just died and the right wingosphere is falling all over themselves to sing his praises.

These accusations and the apprehension tied to them have been insidiously worked into our collective subconscious. Keep that in mind when you’re feeling guilty for something in which you most likely took no part. The days of slavery and segregation are gone.

Oh, I see.  Unless you’re actually whipping the coloreds in the cotton fields, or preventing from drinking from white drinking fountains, then it can’t be called "racism".  Good to know.

It is not anyone’s imagination that voices of dissent have been heard throughout our land ever since Obama became a lightning rod for Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s bigoted inflammatory words: "God Damn America."

Actually, Wright’s words were not inspired by Obama.  Had nothing to do with Obama.  They came from Wright’s experiences with racism, which, as Marie insists, does not exist.

Something very evil has been purposefully created. Many Americans know and feel this. Some can’t quite put their finger on it, but they can sense trouble. If we are not wise and prudent, our country will move into a very dangerous area.

Translation: "I don’t know what it is about Barry Hussein Obama, the first black presidential candidate ever, but it’s something.  Something I can’t quite put my white finger on…."

This is not the time for problems caused by manipulative racial divisiveness.

Especially the kind of deviseness caused by Barry Hussein Obama, who, we want to stress, is the first black presidential candidate ever.  I mean, seriously.  The dude is black.

It has been noted that, in his world, it is perfectly acceptable for Barack Obama to play the race card.

Noted by….?

He will undoubtedly continue to do so if and when he sits in the Oval Office.


Obama is not a uniter; he only sounds like one.

As opposed to McCain, who doesn’t sound like a uniter.  Oh, wait.  That’s not good.

What legislator will dare question President Obama with the spectre of being branded a racist looming before them?

Poor Marie.  She just wonders why, oh why, can’t we live in a world where Obama’s race can’t be pointed out with nearly every breath without being called a "racist".

It was no coincidence that the woman who sang at the Denver State of The City Address was inspired to change the words of our National Anthem. She did so because Obama is the presumptive presidential candidate for the Democrat Party. The lyrics to "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" were intermingled with the melody of The Star Spangled Banner.

A mashup?  Cool.

The Black National Anthem was used to create hostility and division where none should exist.

I guess that’s why the crowd applauded and cheered.  Hostility.

When interviewed, Rena Marie said she would do it over again. She recanted her apologies later on…

Neat trick.  Recanting apologies that were never made.

…and appeared to be not only disrespectful, but antagonistic.

Appeared that way to whom?  The same nameless people who note that Obama plays the race card?

And she was "antagonistic"?  Yeah, well — death threats will do that to you, I guess.

As the campaign clock ticks on, more unpleasant tactics will be employed. When it becomes excruciatingly obvious, it will be too late to retreat from a very disingenuous dialogue about race.

Apparently so, Marie.  Apparently so.

Black activism and activist churches are dividing America.

Because now we have to see them and hear about them in the news.

The sanctuaries of these churches contain political pulpits.

This used to be a good thing for Marie.  Not so much anymore.

There is far too much harsh rhetoric spoken openly during a time that God intended for worship and reflection upon His word.

His Republican word, people!

It is taking its toll upon our society, because what is spoken inside of a church has repercussions on the outside.

Because what happens in vespers, stays in vespers.

Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not of the uppermost importance to the pastors therein. Let it be understood that what is being taught in these militant denominations is called the "Social Gospel." Scripture is set aside and replaced with man-made theology.

Not like white people’s churches, where they talk about things mentioned specifically in the Scripture, like abortion and school vouchers.

So far, religion has been a big part of this election. In March, Obama gave a speech about race to cover up for his former pastor. Dr.James Dobson accused Obama of distorting the Bible. Obama has never made a clear statement about his present attitude towards Rev. Wright, Rev.Otis Moss III or Father Michael Pfleger.

Pssst, Marie.  Only one of the people you mentioned isn’t a pastor or have a theology degree….

If he is elected, it is more than likely that they will be allowed back into his good graces once again.

Apparently, Obama must have made a clear statement about his attitude toward Wright et al.  How else could Marie know that they are not in "his good graces"?

Hold on America. Seems like there may be more ranting and scolding in store for us…

Oh, good.  Is this the part where you explain what you meant by Obama’s "racial test"?

It is not by chance that Obama is proposing a government-funded faith based program.

Honestly?  I didn’t think it was by chance.

Church-affiliated programs where the Bible is not taught in a traditional manner will benefit from Sen. Obama’s plan. While there will probably be some that reject the plan to maintain their religious liberty, organizations such as Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition will have its coffers filled to overflowing. The devil is in the details.

So we should have government only fund faith-based programs for churches where the Bible is "traditionally" taught?  And who decides which churches will those be?  Interesting how Marie always seem to focus on black churches and organizations exclusively as those undeserving of respect or, indeed, government assistance.  Yeah, Marie.  No racism in America.

The United Church of Christ as well as those which belong to the Council of Churches are made up of far Left constituents. Their biblical teachings are progressive. They have no problem updating God’s immutable word to meet the needs of the immorality that they embrace. A big government-funded faith-based program will not bother them in the least.

Among others who belong to the lefty Council of Churches: The United Methodist Church, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., The Episcopal Church, and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Bunch of commies.

The plain truth needs to be understood. A black Republican presidential candidate would not have brought with him the racial rumblings being heard today.

I guess we’ll have to take your word on that Marie, seeing as how the pool of black Republicans is the size of a the puddle on my sidewalk.

Oh, wait.  Alan Keyes.  (Hahahahahahaha!)  (Interestingly, when Obama was running against Keyes for the Illinois Senate, it was Keyes who asserted that Obama possessed insufficient "negritude", because Obama was not a descendent of slaves.)

The party of Abraham Lincoln is not invested in the color of a person’s skin; only the Democrat Party takes an unhealthy interest in color.

So sayeth Marie Jon Apostrophe, in her tenth column this year dwelling on Obama’s race.

Anyone can be a success story in America; the opportunities are there for the taking.

Which is, of course, WHY you see so many black Republicans running for president.

Obama is a questionable man. He obviously cares little for the issue of the company he has kept, then thrown under the bus on his way to the White House.

So he’s a racist if he stands by Wright’s statements, and uncaring if he disavows them?

Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and the New Black Panther Party are cheering for an Obama presidency.  Various radical groups and people gravitate toward him. That alone should trouble all Americans.

Actually, the leader of Hamas said Obama was preferable to McCain because, like JFK, Obama "has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance".  Any problem with that, Marie?

This upcoming election is being viewed by some as a test.

Oh, I get it now.  It’s not "Obama’s racial test".  It’s a "test" by people who don’t like Obama.  Not that their making race and issue or anything.

America has shown a willingness to vote a black president into office and lead our nation, but what we need at this crucial hour is an experienced leader. This fact is race-neutral. Hope and change that is worth having should not bring with it an Obama candidacy racial test. America simply cannot afford such disunity.

It’s simply fascinating how Marie and her ilk can invoke Oabama’s race with almost every utterance while trying to make the point that this election has nothing to do with race.  It’s the blogpsphere equivalent of "Racist?  Me?  Why, some of my best friends…."

Methinks they doth protest too much….

UPDATE:  Okay, and now she’s spamming me to death….