Saturday, September 13, 2008

Is NY's Democratic Governor a Racist?

I hate to be inflammatory with my post title, but I've had it with the whole, "Barack Obama passed up lucrative jobs on Wall Street and instead became a community organizer" nonsense.

First of all, what's wrong with taking a job on Wall Street? The Democrats simply assume that everyone agrees that working on Wall Street is somehow inherently evil.

But this week David Paterson, the Democratic governor of New York, went a step further and accused the McCain-Palin camp of injecting racism into the campaign by making reference to the Senator's time spent as a community organizer.

"The Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black,'" said Paterson, the state's first black governor." But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican convention. A 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing, like what does this mean?"

For Gov. Paterson's sake, I'll remind him that it's Sen. Obama who constantly brings up his experience as a community organizer and that the Republicans are merely responding to that. But beyond that, what Paterson really seems to be saying is that community organizing is a "black" job, and that working on Wall Street is a "white" job. So tell me: who is the racist here?

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