Monday, September 14, 2009

Supposedly, Obama's dropping support is due to racism...

But if so...

Did the people who now no longer support Obama all just turn racist? If so, which is the chicken and which is the egg? Did their turning racist lead to them changing their mind and no longer supporting Obama? If so, why would someone who supported (and potentially even voted for) a black President turn into a racist?

Or was their turning racist a result of their no longer supporting Obama? And if so, is it really fair to blame racism for Obama's dropping support when the racism was a consequence of the drop in support and not the cause.

Or perhaps they were always racist but somehow - and just a few months ago - willing to put aside their racism to support Obama? If so, what did Obama do - or is no longer doing - that caused racists to ignore their prejudice and support him?

This reminds me of the politicians lament that the same people who were smart enough to elect them to office aren't smart enough to listen to on the issues.