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Mari - Dogwalk Musings

Just Who Are The Racists?

I’m getting tired of other people telling me why I think the way I do.  Especially when it comes to Presidential candidates who interest me.  Especially if it’s Democrats making assumptions about Republicans.

Okay, I’m an Independent but in order to be able to take part in the process I have to declare a party and when Independent is not a choice I choose Republican.  So to have a cable network analyst suggest it’s because he’s a black man who knows his place infuriates me.  That I feel like I’m not racist because I like the guy.

That they can make such statements astounds me.  It sounds like racism is surely percolating away just below the surface of those who think that.  Can they be serious?

I do like the man.  Would I vote for him?  Should he win the nomination you bet I would.  Would I vote for him in the primary?  I don’t know enough about him to say ‘yes’ for sure.  I’m looking seriously at several.  But if I don’t it will have nothing to do with race.

This is already the most silly of silly seasons I’ve been witness to. The President out there putting out executive orders faster than you can say Halloween. He ought to slow down or he’ll have run out of material long before next November.  Then what will he do to buy votes?

The question always comes back to what’s he been waiting for?  I won’t even start on Congress.

Let’s go back to our President.  You know what?  I voted for him and he is anything but a black man who knows his place.  A lot of other Republicans and Independents also voted for him or he wouldn’t have won.

Perhaps it’s because he was barely in office before I began my criticisms.  I’m sure it’s assumed it’s because I closeted my racism during his phenomenal run for the Presidency then could no longer contain it.

It couldn’t possibly be because I disagree with almost everything he has, or mostly has not, done since taking office.  Now that we have one of our own my conscience is being eased.

Yep.  I like Herman Cain.  He makes me laugh.  I listen to what he has to say, agree with him on some issues and disagree on others.  Plus there’s always the question of how he’ll get things done if he has a hostile Congress.  That, of course, applies to all the candidates no matter their race.

Do I think Obama was ineffective when he had both houses because he was black? Or now that he has only the Senate? Not at all.  I think it’s because he’s in over his head and doesn’t know how to lead nor govern.  He’d had no experience what-so-ever prior to being elected.

So don’t try to accuse the Republican party as a whole of being patronizing in order to soothe our inner racism.  In fact I think the party couldn’t be happier than to have a man of Mr. Cain’s accomplishments and experience suggesting the Democratic party isn’t necessarily the best one for any ethnic group.

I guess ‘one nation, (with or without under God) indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’ doesn’t resonate any more.  Neither should the assumptions of closed minded ‘analysts’.

Mari - Dogwalk Musings

Author: Mari - Dogwalk Musings

I have insatiable curiosity and an innate desire to find out whatever happened to common sense and the spirit of human kindness. For nine years I walked the same route with my dog, day in and day out. This blog began as a compilation of things I thought about while walking with him. I'm sometimes right, sometimes not - but I'm always open to intelligent and civil discussion.

4 comments to Just Who Are The Racists?

  • First of all let me say this: Chances are very good at this point that no one is going to get the chance to vote for Candidate Cain for President. Secondly, let me address this : (“Especially if it’s Democrats making assumptions about Republicans”).
    I would like to say that there is no need for “Democrats” to “Make Assumptions” about Republicans. Republlicans are visible enough with their obstructionist ways and the whole world who lives in any area of Reality can see this and knows this without having to be told. One does not need to make assumptions about either idiocy or evil because both are self evident and any educated mind recognizes the attributes of both or either.

  • I want to address this piece of absurdity as well: (“This is already the most silly of silly seasons I’ve been witness to. The President out there putting out executive orders faster than you can say Halloween. He ought to slow down or he’ll have run out of material long before next November. Then what will he do to buy votes?”)—Where were the Republicans protests about a president using “Executive Orders” When Bush was in office? There wasn’t a single Republican protest a far as I can remember and no one ever made greater use of the Executive Order as I can recall either. It is always the same: If the Republican does something, it is either genius or inspiration. If A Liberal does the exact same thing in exactly the same way it is evil or something. Obtuse! Obtuse! Obtuse! And, Oh by the way, my President (Obama) does not have to BUY votes. Buying votes and being bought is a Republilcan thing.

  • Yeah and I think that given recent developments, the Party deserves to have a man of his caliber to represent them. It would be he appropriate choice.

  • Democrats making assumptions about Republicans.– who needs to assume anything when everything is so obvious?

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