Friday, October 17, 2008

Who is a Sellout?

This is an interesting debate between two black men, James T. Harris and Shelley Wynter, who refer to themselves as conservatives. One of them supports John McCain, and the other supports Barack Obama. The Obama supporter calls the McCain supporter a “sellout”, and says that Obama is the great leader that our country needs, like “FDR, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and John F. Kennedy.”

Hat tip: DJ.

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X said...

Simple. A sell--out is someone who abandons his principles in order to aide someone who his principles require him to oppose.

laine said...

Obama has the thinnest resume of any candidate for President. He has not run a phone booth and has spent his entire adult life gazing at his own navel (two autobiographies) and promoting himself far beyond his level of competence. He has zero accomplishments such as legislation as a politician because he's too busy running his next campaign.

He is a marxist snake oil salesman and anyone who mistakes that for previous presidents with stature is a racist fool who will vote for any black promising handouts.

Henrik R Clausen said...

I know Who's a sellout. But as for Obama, I don't think he has anything to sell out in the first place. His involvment with ACORN should guarantee that he will not address the root problems of the financial crisis, and his general lack of experience makes him a favorite to support - by all those who later will want to manipulate him.

From the article (which is from May - before the crisis got out of control. NRO knows their stuff):

What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America.

Even from my European point of view, I would consider electing Obama president a suicidal move. If the nation really wants a coloured president (and TV series like 24 Hours made that plausible), getting Colin Powell or someone else of integrity in office would be much wiser.

God help us all...

Anonymous said...

The notion that "authentic" blackness has something to do with left wing politics is a commonplace of American political life.

It is one of our more disgusting expressions of racism.

The left has played American blacks like a violin for decades. And their efforts have paid off handsomely.

It's quite pathetic.

And American blacks never seem to notice that the cities with the worst slums are run by the Democrats. And the schools that abandon their children to ignorance and incompetence are run by the leftist teachers' union.

The welfare state policies that have absolutely destroyed the integrity of the black community have all been promoted by the left.

By contrast, the American Republican party was the party of Lincoln in the civil war, and indeed it was the Republicans that passed the 1965 civil rights act.

They just never put 2 and 2 together. It's weird.

In fairness however, it must be said that in recent years the Republican party has been grossly negligent in getting their message (such as it is) out to the blacks.

Although perhaps they were just outbid by the welfare statists.

There's plenty of blame to hand around.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Although perhaps they were just outbid by the welfare statists.

I think that is very likely to be the case. These people have other methods in the States than in Europe, which is why they seemed vastly stronger there. The financial crisis has exposed ACORN, FM & FM etc. to be the US counterpart of the more direct and visible statism of Europe.

Sarkozy is acting like Faulty Towers indeed. I had high hopes for this fellow, but this case of megalomania will take more than your average skilled psyckiatric doctor to cure. He seems absolutely without understanding of the profound nature of Capitalism and private property.

Our politicians are out in a giant power-grab over this crisis. I refuse to let them, but probably they'll manage. This time around, at least, until the next crisis strikes.

Anonymous said...

They just never put 2 and 2 together. It's weird.

It's not weird at all. They just value something more than they value good schools and well-run cities. Most blacks will vote for the "get whitey" candidate no matter how much they are screwed over by that candidate (see Kwame Kilpatrick and Ray Nagin). That's what they value. Republican values are useless in that situation, unless Republicans start talking the "get whitey" mantra themselves --which they can't, obviously, because their party base is overwhelmingly white. Remember the words of Lee Kuan Yew: in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society, you don't vote for the good of society, or even for the good of yourself. You vote along racial and/or religious lines, to make sure the other competing groups don't crowd you out. You vote for a piece of crap politician just because he looks like you. Basic group survival is the goal, not a clean well-run prosperous society. That's why "diversity", far from being a "strength," is in fact a deadly, nation-killing weakness. That's why the most stable and prosperous and low-crime societies are homogenous (see Japan, or Scandinavia, before it was "enriched").

Joanne said...

queen - that is true. People of the same race and the same religion live in the greatest harmony. The more races and the more religions added to the mix, the less harmonious life becomes.

Joanne said...

This Shelly Wynter guy is a sell out himself. He says he is a conservative and backs the most liberal-socialist man, Obama, in the Senate for President, and he rags on James for voting party lines. This is the reasoning coming out of the left - that are morons.

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I simply just don't get it. Aaahnold can't be elected because hi ain't born in the US but neither is this Obama bin Laden dude.