Over the past few days I have seen three or four articles on how the opposition to President Obama’s legislative agenda is rooted in racism. I think that those playing the race card have it 97% wrong.
Obama was not around for the bank bailout. It was Bush. He did not write the Healthcare legislation. Pelosi and the House Democrats did.
To forget that opposition to a perceived government takeover of health care was even stronger in the Clinton administration, is to fall back into the old ways of looking at life. Blaming racism is a convenient way to dismiss the conflict over substance and to divert attention from the real problem facing America today: Enormous deficits. Read the rest of this entry ?