Friday, October 5, 2012

Incredible – George Will Says Americans Will Vote to Re-elect President Obama Because He is an African American

The Most Absurd Explanation Yet for Mitt Romney Being Behind in the Polls

The reason that Conservatives are so aghast at the lack of support, both in the polling and the Presidential race itself for Mitt Romney is not their love of Mr. Romney but their hatred of Mr. Obama.  They just cannot understand why the rest of the country doesn’t join them in despising the President or embracing the Conservative fiscal policy of big tax cuts for the wealthy, higher government spending and a balanced budget.

Of all the excuses that have been set out there, none is more astonishing than that of Washington Post columnist George Will.  Mr. Will says that the reason Mr. Obama in winning is that in spite of the fact that Mr. Obama stands for everything which Mr. Will dislikes, Mr. Obama is the nation’s first African American President.  As such according to Mr. Will voters are refusing to say they made a mistake in choosing Mr. Obama because that would be, well would be this.

Perhaps a pleasant paradox defines this political season: That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC’s excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.

That's right, Mr. Will is saying that Mr. Obama is leading because he is an African American.  Wow, everyone used to think that being a minority meant being subject to discrimination, now it turns out the reverse is true, at least in the parallel universe that Mr. Will inhabits.

Notice that the columnist actually thinks this is a good thing.  The subtext of course is poor Mitt Romney, he just never had a chance in America because he was a rich, white male, the type that can never be elected to office in the United States because of his personal characteristics.

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