“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder."Huh. Who knew that 'getting beyond race' meant firing the starting pistol for the race of the races to begin? Pardon me for my lack of PC, but to make a political exhortation to an American electorate, beginning with,
President Obama speaking to Univision
"...If [fill in YOUR favorite race here]'s sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,'...... there is no other way to describe that in this day and age, but as racist. It means, in and of itself, that
"We are all racists now, and it's important that the races we like [for now], punish those races we are opposed to!"
I’ve often gotten short tempered at simple dumb, bigoted and/or prejudicial statements being taken and cast as racism... I mean, stupid is sometimes just stupid, it isn't always necessarily malevolent... but this one – from our President – takes the cake. This is not only nominally racist in content, but is purely racist in those 'principles' which must be held, affirmed and believed in, in order to have thought of it, and to have said it.
I now drop those few shreds of reservations and presumptions of innocence towards Owebama which I'd managed to cling to... bitter as it might be to admit, the President of the United States of America, is a racist.
I can't tell you how painful it is to say that.