O RLY, Miss (Rose)anne?
I have decided that having a woman president before any man of any color is what these times call for.--Roseanne Barr, who is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
But by Thursday morning she assured she “liked Obama, too.”Um Hum.
(Thanks to Hot Air)
UPDATE: More seriously, in largely black South Carolina, the conflict between Clinton supporters and Obama supporters seems to be taking on racial overtones.
The comments, which ranged from the New York senator [Clinton] appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement — an aide later said she misspoke — to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they've drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians.I will admit to having giggled at the senator’s innocent “spade work” comment the other day, but feared that things might get more tense—and divisive--as time wore on. Laughter is one thing. Escalating the issue beyond that is another.
“A cross-section of voters are alarmed at the tenor of some of these statements,” said Obama spokeswoman Candice Tolliver, who said that Clinton would have to decide whether she owed anyone an apology.
What do ‘fairy tales’ have to do with race? Nothing, of course. As with the Steinem and Barr statements, tribalism is on display here--this time in its more traditional sense.
Even more seriously, Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee notes that some Leftwing bloggers and pundits are pointing to a pre-perpetrator in a theoretical Obama assassination attempt. Why? Because you know “they” will try it.
Let's be clear. I'm not saying that such a thing is outside to realm of possibility. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't put it past the supporters of one presidential candidate in particular--one with an 'R' behind his name. But these "warnings" of assassination are merely fuel to urge on BDS/anarchy fantasists--ideological kin to the author of The Turner Diaries. Interesting that they come from the Left.
Fellow Americans, here’s a suggestion: how about we not fantasize about this country turning into Kenya or Pakistan or reverting to the 1968 version of the USA just yet. That’s the only horse I have in this particular race.
(Thanks to Instapundit)