Obama being swiftboated for PWB: Politics while Black
The nation that Barack Obama and many others feels can heal its racial wounds still has people that create images and craft messages of hatred and misunderstanding. With Kerry, it was patriotism. With Obama, it’s Blackness.
The “let’s not talk this up too much until after the election” strategy is no longer workable or relevant in the face of such attacks. This is the door that has been officially kicked open after Obama’s “race speech.” He could have locked the door permanently and thrown away the key had that speech been given earlier. Now, it is up to him and his supporters to overcome this mockery and mis-construction of the Black experience in this country and tell the story of a people who’s hope and pride have made them the most resilient people on earth.
One Love. One II.