At least a dozen times this past week, I have read articles stating that all the Republicans want is to “get that black man out of the White House.”
Really? I haven’t once heard a Republican, or anyone else indicate any such thing. Since I am a Republican and spend a lot of time with other Republicans, you would think I would have heard about such a plot at least once or twice if it were such an all-consuming desire among Republicans.
The truth is that I, and most other Republicans, do not think of President Obama as black. After all, wasn’t his mother white, which would make him as much a white man as a black man, wouldn’t it?
Republicans, as well as members of other parties have far more important and obvious reasons to want a replacement in the White House than the color of a candidate’s skin after the next election.
It is commonly believed that if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it, whether or not it is true. I see this constantly repeated phrase about the Republicans greatest goal being to get that black man out of the White House –repeated over and over by democrats–as nothing more than an attempt to paint all Republicans as racists.
Is it succeeding? Only time will tell. Let’s hope that thinking Americans will respect themselves and our political system too much to fall for such lies, no matter how many times they are repeated.