Jack(ass) Cafferty – “Racism is only explanation for Obama not blowing out McCain.

CNN blowhard Jack(ass) Cafferty (left) thinks there are two types of people in this country, those who support Barack Obama and racists.  Only could a member of the media be so out of touch with reality.  Remember Pauline Kael, former entertainment writer for The New Yorker who famously said, “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know ANYBODY who voted for him,” in an election where Nixon won 49 states. 

When you only speak to people who agree with you the obvious can be a surprise when it goes against what you think.  The simple fact of the matter is that Barack Obama is a liberal, he’s very liberal, and this country isn’t.  People love their liberty and aren’t willing to give it up to the government simply because the cyclical nature of the economy has us at a lower spot than we’d like.  Sure, many people are, but they’re willing to give up their freedoms for damn near anything.  These are the people who are outraged that our government would dare listen in to a phone call between two people outside of the country, but would readily give up their liberty to a monster bureaucracy in the areas of health care and employment.  They’re called socialists and they are few.

The fact that Barack Obama is black is probably less of a factor for people who don’t support him than it is for those who do.  Were Hillary Clinton the Democrat nominee the polls would be equally tight because of McCain’s appeal to “moderates” in this country.  We would then be hearing about that sexism is why she wasn’t winning in a landslide. 

The truth of the matter is the majority of people in this country would rather sink of swim on their own, and they know that when the government gets involved it makes things worse.  Barack Obama can talk all day about people not being able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps because they don’t have boots, but people do it all the time.  Hell, he did it!  It’s tough to argue that people can’t make it in this country without government when the messenger did just that.  People pick up on that. 

And while the media is playing Chicken Little on the economy, individuals are doing ok.  Some aren’t, most are.  But some always will (and it’s always a different “some” if you look at the statistics) and some always won’t (again, read last parenthetical), that’s the nature of liberty and freedom – you can attempt to make anything you want of yourself and your life but success is not guaranteed.  If it were they wouldn’t call it risk, they’d call it something else.  There’s a reason the Declaration of Independence says “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness” and not the guarantee of it.  Happiness, success, fulfillment and wealth can not be guaranteed, unless you’re talking about a guarantee of not getting them.  That the government goes quite well.

So when you hear media talking heads babble on and on about people not voting for Barack Obama because he’s black remember the circles in which they roll.  Guilt can be a powerful motivator, but so can anger.  Get angry about it, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on.


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