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“Race War” Politics

Posted by republicrat on January 16, 2008

It seems as though Clinton & Obama have agreed to a cease fire in regard to their “race war” that was raging in the headlines and sound bites during the last few days. Anytime we debate such issues whether it be race or gender (two issues that seem to get a lot of attention due to those candidates who are in the spotlight), we avoid the real issues of the campaign and ones that we as Americans should be truly concerned about–Iraq, the economy, education, immigration, health care reform, and a host of other issues that should matter more than a candidate’s race or gender.

Personally, I can’t believe that Obama would allow his campaign to be drug into such bickering. His words from his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention were words of a man that looked beyond such issues:

Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us — the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of “anything goes.” Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there‚Äôs the United States of America.

It’s just as stupid as those on the Republican side of the aisle make an issue of Romney’s Mormon faith. Let’s make this election about the issues and the ideas the candidates put forth to solve them.

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