July 17, 2009

No Excuses! No Excuses!

Um, WTF? Obama has to work two weeks on a speech about race relations? That's longer than it took to pass the stimulus recovery what the hell are they calling it now? bill. You'd think this might be something he could actually speak on extemporaneously.

Rousing up his audience, Obama offered his most direct speech on race since winning the White House, a mix of personal reflection and policy promotion. He worked on it for about two weeks and revised it until shortly before he spoke, his aides said, underscoring the importance of his message and his audience.

"No one has written your destiny for you," he said to "all the other Barack Obamas out there" who could one day grow up to be president. "Your destiny is in your hands, and don't you forget that. That's what we have to teach all of our children! No excuses! No excuses! If someone as unqualified as I am can make it to the White House, each and every one of you can be president too!"
I might have made that last part up.

Either Obama doesn't recognize that he was put in office largely because of the color of his skin and not despite it, or he really thinks he's qualified and doing a good job of leading the country. Obama's ultimately doing more damage to race relations and the potential for a future minority president than I think he realizes - what message is sent if the first black president turns the nation into a welfare nanny state? And WTF is wrong with the Democratic party that they couldn't find a stronger, more experienced, more competent minority candidate to run for office? Since they're the party of the minorities, shouldn't they have been able to pick the cream of the crop to run?

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