American Family Association not happy that African-Americans support Obama
Fresh from American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer using what can be deemed as a racial slur to describe President Obama, the organization itself has begun making pointed but unproven assumptions regarding the President and the African-American vote in general. According to the AFA's One News Now, black people who vote for Obama are "choosing their race over their faith."
A conservative black writer and commentator says despite the emergence of new dynamic conservative black leaders, he still believes President Barack Obama will have overwhelming support from minority voters in 2012. Ron Miller is a former Air Force captain who later served in the George W. Bush administration. He has been very critical of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for their refusal to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for intimidating white voters in Philadelphia in 2008. But Miller says despite the election of conservative black Republicans Allen West and Tim Scott to Congress, Obama still has the black vote in his hip pocket. "As I tell some of my friends who don't understand why a race that has such a strong faith-based foundation could then support a man who obviously goes against many of the things that are taught in that faith -- I say, well, that's because whether they admit it or not, they place their blackness ahead of Christ," Miller says.That's the gist of the article - just a one-sided conversation with an unknown black conservative who makes insulting assumptions about the mindset of the African-American community. No one else is talked to. No other point is brought up. I don't think anyone can honestly ascertain that this article was meant to delve into whatever complexities there may be between President Obama and the African-American community. It was meant to pander to the potential racial prejudices of One News Now's readers. And I say this because this is not the first time that the AFA has stooped to this level. In 2008, AFA's phony news service published an article days before the Presidential election entitled Could an Obama loss spark race riots complete with a photo of white policemen holding down an alleged African-American looter. The title is self-explanatory. The comments from some of the readers reached another level of idiocy:
I am so sick of everyone trying to play the 'race' card. Obama is 60-70% Arabic, about 12% black, and the rest is white!! Just because he married a black lady doesn't automatically make him black!! I work in downtown Baltimore and lately have seen many people wearing t-shirts that read, "Obama 2008 Or Else!" Or else what? Riots? Disruptions? Terrorism American style? What if he is elected? Are we going to pay either way? Who is going to pay? Only white Americans or anyone who doesn't believe or embrace your views? I think that it is ridiculous that after all these years every single white American is being held responsible for the sins of slave traders and anyone else who wronged another because of race. My forefathers were abused and enslaved by Germans...does that make every ancestor of German descent evil in my eyes? No, nore should it. I hold people responsible for their own actions, not the actions of their ancestors. The world has gone mad! I pray this doesn't happen, but the thought sickens me. I am prepared to defend my property though. Mr. Corbin is just being truthful. This is something that many of us fear and I am NOT one iota a racist. I would vote for a black candidate in a heartbeat, if he was qualified and not a marxist. But a good man like Alan Keyes can't even get to first base in this wicked country. Obama is NOT qualified, he has TOO MANY scary connections and a questionable past. If he was honest, he would withdraw his candidacy, repent openly and publicly of his past liasons, be honest with the American public and with God, and maybe in 4 or 8 years, God would have a plan for him. But right now, he's not ready. The police and the National Guard need to be ready. It's just a sad truth.
I've been saying this for months -- win or lose there WILL be rioting all over the US in larger cities, and in even in smaller cities. This has been one of the most emotionally charged elections that I can think of in a long time. Call it what you want (racist? I don't think so because past behavior is usually an indicator of FUTURE behavior) but there will be destructive "celebrating" in the inner cities if he wins and destructive vandalism in the inner cities if he loses. Pathetic. All I can say is bring it on, I am not voting for him and the rest of the country shouldn't be scared into it either. Ive got guns, try looting my house.It's a shame that One News Now doesn't allow comments anymore. I'm almost dying to read what folks would say about today's article. And for those concerned, One News Now hasn't abandoned it's usual smattering of homophobic nonsense (including an absolutely asinine piece encouraging gay men and lesbians to marry each other.) Seeing that I am both black and gay, it's feels so nice to be "doubly loved."