9/20/2010

US President Obama urges blacks to vote, ‘guard the change’

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have...Image via Wikipedia
"US President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November’s elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to “guard the change” he was delivering."
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President Obama once again reaches into his bag of  "identity politics" to try to rally the "Black" Democrat base.  His "call to arms" would not be that big of a deal if he provided solid examples of policies that are working, that are creating jobs, making their future less uncertain,  or something tangible that they could get behind, but sadly, he is asking them to vote because he, and they are black.  Or as he put it: "to Guard the change".  This is politics at its most cynical. Martin Luther King spoke of judging a man by "the content of his character".  Barack Obama is asking black voters to vote because of  "the color of his skin".  I wonder who is setting the Civil Rights Movement backwards these days?
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