Thursday, May 1, 2008

witch hunt

Have we been hearing anything about Hillary Clinton's pastor or John McCain's? Would information about them inform the voting public about their ideas or their ability to perform the job of president? No.

Has the media made an issue of the fact that McCain attends and likes a Phoenix-area Baptist megachurch but publicly identifies as Episcopalian? Has there been any significant attention to Hillary Clinton's beliefs? Do most Americans even know that she is Methodist? No.

Why all the hoopla about Jeremiah Wright? He takes controversial stands on some issues. Does it mean that Barack Obama embraces those same opinions. No.

Let's call this ruckus what it really is: thinly veiled racism. I'm hoping that Wright's 15 minutes will be up sooner rather than later.

3 comments:

Alice said...

I couldn't agree more!

Tim Jackson said...

I am disturbed by the use of words in the attacks on Wright. He is viewed as "clearly anti-American," which seems to have become the latest code-word for anyone who disagrees with the status quo or says anything publically about who historical treatment of People of Color in society.

Fargo said...

viewed as "clearly anti-American," which seems to have become the latest code-word for anyone who disagrees with the status quo

Reminiscent of McCarthyism, isn't?