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OBAMA: Racism is alive in politics

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma on April 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 118 Comments »
April 30, 2010 1:37 pm

On every issue that President Obama has had to face, the Republicans and “tea partiers” disagree in their glorified rhetoric. There is no room for compromise. Their minds are made up immediately. They hope President Obama fails. They have admitted this.

They refuse to believe he was born in America. They rant and rave and accuse him of being a socialist. They are certain his agenda is to take every gun out of the hands of every American.

But these issues are really not about politics. They are sadly under the disguise of deep-rooted racism and hate. They refuse to accept the fact that there is a black man in the White House. In their destructive minds, Obama is guilty of being a president while being black. And this is absurd.

I voted for Obama because I believe he is qualified to be the best leader to take us out of the ruins the other party precariously put us. I voted for a president who has a cool and calm demeanor. I voted for a president that would truly keep us safe. I voted for a president (regardless of color) who happens to be black and white — and a constitutional scholar with a high degree of intelligence.

Obama is the right man for the job. We should be fortunate that he was willing to take on such a catastrophic mess. He is a leader I can believe in.

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