So today I went and voted in the Presidential Preference primary. This is where you select the delegates to the convention.
So I mistakenly went over to Federal Hill House. While I was there, another gentleman was looking for the polling location too. We both got the information and as we’re heading over the older gentleman, probably in his early 60’s, made a comment.
I’m paraphrasing but the gist of the comment was he hoped Obama doesn’t get a second term.
Among his other comments are that the President has done nothing for this country, which is PATENTLY false and propagated by Fox News.
He also said Obama shouldn’t even have been President. I stopped, looked at him and said “So tell me, you actually prefer the alternative candidate?”
The older guy didn’t utter a word – because I know the REAL motivation underneath all of it. It is racism. As I’ve called it before the thought pattern of people like the older gentleman and other Fox News viewers: They’re not mad at him because of any policy decisions, or any other characteristics. They’re mad because of his skin color, there is no other real basis that they can use to defend themselves.
I said this when President Obama was elected. I said that the election of a mixed man (The President’s mother is a white woman!) would bring all the closet racists out. And sure as hell, it has.