Saturday, June 21, 2008

Obama: Fear of a Black Messiah

Another GOP meme I find intriguing is that of "Obama as black Messiah". It was, after all, J. Edgar Hoover's fear of a "black Messiah" that drove the FBI's covert campaign against Martin Luther King.

The implication now as then seems to be that only those in the grip of religious mania or delusion could follow the leadership of a African American.

Obama and Experience

It’s amusing, when presented with the GOP meme of Obama’s lack of “experience”, to reflect that Abraham Lincoln had even less experience in elective office prior to becoming President. Of course, I suspect that many present day “Republicans” wouldn’t have voted for Lincoln either