Some have accused Bill or Hillary Clinton of interjecting race into this year's presidential primaries.
I think that's wrong.
Oh, don't misunderstand me. I do not like Bill or Hillary Clinton. But I don't want anybody accused of something they're not guilty of.
Now, let's be clear. Racism has been brought into the campaign. But not by William Jefferson Clinton. Or by Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.
By who? Okay, by whom?
By racists who support Barack Hussein Obama.
Yep, Obama is getting support from racists.
How could I say such a thing?
Stay with me, and I'll explain.
But first, let's look at a scenario.
Say that Candidate A is a White man, running for President.
And say that Candidate B is a Black man, running for President.
Voter C is going to the polls. He's White. And he votes for Candidate A, because he likes his position on the issues more than Candidate B's.
Voter D, another White man, votes for Candidate A. Not because he likes Candidate A's position better. He votes that way because Candidate A is White.
Voter E, a Black man, votes for Candidate B, because he likes his message better than he likes Candidate A's message.
Voter F, a Black man, votes for Candidate B, because Candidate B is Black.
Who is the racist?
There are some that would say D. They'd be half right.
The correct answer is D and F.
If Voter D is a racist for voting for the White guy just because he's White, then Voter F is a racist for voting for the Black guy just because he's Black.
Now, not all Blacks are voting for Obama just because he's Black. But some are.
Just like some are voting for Clinton because she's White.
Well, it's hard to tell. Because many say they're not voting for Obama "just because he's Black" but because of the issues.
But note that many use the word "just."
"Just because he's Black."
Which means that his race is a part of it.
And who's fault is that?
Not Clinton's (either one). And not Obama's.
It's the fault of the racists who are including race in their decision.
I picked on Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell the other day for saying that some Whites won't vote for Obama.
But Rendell is right. Some won't.
But some Blacks will vote for Obama because he's Black.
Racism is still with us. Always has been. Probably always will be. It's something we'll all have to battle.
Racists can be White. Racists can be Black. Racists can be any color.
Racism works both ways.
And it works to tear this country apart.