9.24.2008

A Racist Vote is Cowardly and Unpatriotic

There's much media buzz re: White voters who will not vote for Barack Obama because of his race.

It's hardly news that American racists are, well, racists.

Of course, since the story was written and promoted by rightwingers supporting McCain, it's easy to see that the message is really directed to racially motivated white voters in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, et al, that race voting is OK.

It's the same sort of garbage the Clintons and their friends at FOX (led by Hannity, O'Reilly, Rove, Ferraro and Van Susteren) have already been using to gin-up the anti-Obama vote.

The truth is that racist voting is despicable, harmful, and immoral (as well as unChristian). Additionally, blogger Mary MacElveen rightly tags racist voting as a cowardly and unpatriotic.

For those who would not vote for Barack Obama based entirely on the color of his skin, you must not believe in America. You must not believe in the 'Pledge of Allegiance' and I invite you to read it in its entirety.

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible...With Liberty and Justice for all."

What part of that pledge do you not get? We are one nation, who are supposed to be a united people, who cherish our liberties and most of all justice for all.
MacElveen's right -- although that won't stop the racists (overts and coverts alike) from doing their evil deeds.