It started in Iowa, certainly one the whitest states in the union. From there, a perpetual smackdown of the race card playing goons culminated in Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Diebold voting machines and ACORN had a hand in getting him elected, but that said, he most likely would have beaten John McCain anyway, a man who mysteriously gained the Repulican nomination given that he was so unpopular, even among his base. Never mind his socialist campaign promises, or that he may not even be qualified to be president. The fact is, that Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States. I reserve using the term African-American until further proof is submitted.
Be that as it may, we will now have Obama in the White House (at least for now), and all the Al Sharptons, and the Louis Farrakhan’s, the Jeremiah Wright’s, the Michelle “America is just mean” Obama’s that built their careers on playing the race card are now in danger of retirement. It will be interesting to see how the rhetoric changes now. No longer can they say that their is a ceiling. Obama has the top job in the world. No longer can they say a black man can never be elected because he’s black. No longer can they say there isn’t equal opportunity. Obama shattered all that, and he showed us how it was done. He showed intelligence, determination, and the key, he took advantage of an opportunity. I remember years ago when I entered community college, I just walked in the door. Just walk in the door. See what happens.
Now I disagree with virtually everything Obama stands for, from redistribution, to taxes, to immigration, to the horrible bailout bill. But as far as race, America has turned to the George Steinbrenner philosophy: He doesn’t care who the hell you are. Are you any good? Then you’re on the team. Are you any good. We’ll see…