For weeks between the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina primaries the drumbeat of racism charged everything that many blacks said when addressing what the Clintons said. Far be it for these people to deal with anything truthfully.
Any comment about Obama's drug use was racist. It was Obama was not Jackson who was the trail blazer, and to say otherwise was to belittle Obama. It was the Clintons who were for voter suppression in Nevada, particularly regarding Hispanics. The Clintons were racists, racists, racists intoned Roland Martin chants from CNN.
As these progressed, we had Reverend Wright yell out the problems with white America. Time and again. Both videotaped and then live.
Then we had the black journalist from the Washington Post ranting about a few signs and claiming that Palin was inciting racism, and that the whole atmosphere at McCain-Palin get togethers was pure racist.
Obama claiming racism would rear its ugly head some two months ago, laying the groundwork for today's claims.
And now we have John Lewis, a black legislator from Georgia, making today's claims. Claiming that McCain and Palin are like George Wallace. That, like him, McCain and Palin are racists and inciting racism.
"What I am seeing reminds me of too much of another destructive period in American history," Lewis said in a statement released to FOX News. "Senator McCain and Governor Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse."
"George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights," Lewis added. "Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama." He then accused McCain and Palin of "playing with fire" in a way that "disregards the value of the political process and cheapens our entire democracy."
McCain immediately responded, calling on Obama to denounce Lewis' statement.
"Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale," McCain said in a written statement. "The notion that legitimate criticism of Senator Obama's record and positions could be compared to Governor George Wallace, his segregationist policies and the violence he provoked is unacceptable and has no place in this campaign."
A veritable racist cornucopia. Spawned by black hate.
If this were the 1960s, we might be fooled about America and McCain, whose black child is blacker than Obama. But this is the year 2008, and blacks have pulled out all the stops this election year.
Blacks want to paint McCain as someone he is not. They want to wrap the racist card around his campaign. They seek to point to the three signs and one statement by someone in a Palin crowd and claim that all of us who support McCain are racists. The hate flies with their spittle as they wrap their evangelical might and right around the Obama campaign of the man who is a liar par excellence. Vote for Obama, and you prove you are not a racist! Vote for McCain and prove you are.
As a man who lived during the 1960s, who supported blacks at the most trying time, and who sang "We Shall Overcome," I have been totally disgusted with Obama and his campaign.
For I have seen this before. The claims of racism, shouted against someone who is as far from racist as anyone. The claim of the statement by Hillary Clinton about Martin Luther King needing Lyndon Johnston as "unfortunate" rather than in no way showing racism. As disgusting a reminder of what we can expect from this man who sues those who raise facts about his past life as freely as he sues Democrats and anyone else to get ahead. A man who would stoop to anything to get elected.
Of course, this is not enough. We also have the riot threats, coming longer and harder now. Lest you forget and find that the blacks in this country are not entitled to riot, they are. Obama said so in June 2007. And Lewis says it again in 2008. Just before the election: "Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all." A fire that will consume us all.
Just who is stirring this pot to a fever pitch? McCain?
Not this or any other year. Along with the complicit media, especially the Robinsons and others who have been for Obama since he announced, the lather foaming at the mouths of these commentators and alleged "news" people is so thick we can hardly understand what if any facts they are using now. And there are precious few of us now who voice opposition to Obama. Because Obama and his surrogates know what they are doing. They are using intimidation above all others methods in these last days of this campaign. They threaten us all. With riots and worse.
As we get closer, make certain that you do not speak out. Obama is taking names and suing. And you may be next, if you dare say anything to get in his way. Only a very few of us left in most venues. Daring to say what is happening. Daring to tell the truth as we see it.
Just wait until you see his hate crime law. And his educational systems. It is just beginning now. Remember that behind closed door meeting with the black evangelicals? Wonder what they agreed upon?
And you think they do not know what they are doing? Nonsense. They know full well that they are fomenting danger to McCain and Palin every minute of every day. And they embrace that danger.
Win at any cost now. The gloves are off, and the methods disgusting and getting worse all the time.
We know already what Obama says and has done. Why McCain mistakenly says that there is nothing to worry about Obama as President is one of the biggest mysteries of all. That he fails to challenge Obama upfront and personally is the biggest mistake of this election. That he believes that Obama will denounce Lewis is as blind a view as they get. Obama denounce the man who helped him build his campaign against any who stand in opposition? Not on your life.
Call it what it is. Obama and his friends' racist claims are coming home to roost on McCain. And still he is silent. Why in the world is he doing this? To seem like the better man?
Whatever the reasons, they are nonsense. Obama and his legions are coming to get us all, every last one of us who speak out for McCain. It is almost too late to say anything like the truth in this election year.
So what next? One more time to praise Obama when he will wait, and then issue some mealy mouthed statement at best. One not designed to dampen the flames. For he wants them raging for all.
With his ACORN and Ayres fomenting trouble for our country, we sit and listen to him as if he is the most normal American of all.
The power of division is rampant more now than at any time during the Obama-Clinton nomination run. Righteous indignation is important to Obama. Not healing and oneness.
And this great divide will increase in rancor and tone. All brought to us by Obama surrogates. Intoned by those who would like nothing better than to see anyone voting for McCain labeled as racists.
So goes 2008. Into 2009. What is next? This is up to each of you. See the truth or suffer the consequences. But this is not TV show. This is real life and our country at stake. And it is not Saturday Night Live. It is real life.
Wise up. Only three weeks left.