Obama Race-Baits By Quoting Malcolm X; PLUS: McCain Is Like George Wallace?

John McCain has been accused by the Obama campaign and its surrogates of inciting racism for calling Obama’s lack of honesty and untruthfulness “lies.” In fact, it was actually Obama’s campaign that called McCain a liar first. If McCain honestly returns fire, he is a racist for saying a half-black man is not telling the truth.

Sen. Obama himself has decided to use rhetoric that essentially reminds his voters of Malcolm X and civil rights when he said, in the video above, that:

People will not be hoodwinked. We will not be bamboozled.

Keep in mind, the post-race candidate has already played the race card with reference to his looks and his name, and how he thinks the message we’re sending is to be afraid of him based upon those features.

He used the same line of attack against Sen. Hillary Clinton in South Carolina in the Democratic primaries. You can thank The New Republic for the legwork published back on May, 28, 2008:

His use of the phrase is resonant. It comes from a scene in Malcolm X, where Denzel Washington warns black people about the hidden evils of “the White Man” masquerading as a smiling politician: “Every election year, these politicians are sent up here to pacify us,” he says. “You’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled.”

By uttering this famous phrase, Obama told his black audience everything it needed to know. He was helping to convince blacks that the first two-term Democratic president in 50 years, a man referred to as the first black president, is in fact a secret racist. As soon as I heard that Obama had quoted from Malcolm X like this, I knew that Obama would win South Carolina by a massive margin.

To this I respond, I don’t care that you’re half-black. Personally, I would love to elect a black man or woman, or any other race/ethnicity, to the office of the Presidency, provided that they espouse conservative, Christian, and wholly American ideals. I would be far more comfortable with Dr. Alan Keyes, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, or Gen. Colin Powell.

Meanwhile a Barack Obama surrogate, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), takes it a step further and accuses the McCain-Palin campaign of acting like Gov. George Wallace.

As one who was a victim of violence and hate during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, I am deeply disturbed by the negative tone of the McCain-Palin campaign.  What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history.  Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate.  George Wallace never threw a bomb.  He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights.  Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.

First, Rep. Lewis, if you are so concerned about repeat of the 1960s, perhaps you should discuss with your candidate his responsibility to reign in the corruption of his own constituents in election stealing and economic irresponsibility that have left responsible Americans holding the country’s economy together.

Second, Rep. Lewis, if you are so concerned about a repeat of the 1960s, perhaps you should discuss with your candidate that his tone of race-baiting (as evidenced in the above link) and the need to buy votes by promising your voters a check from the government as a thank you is a corruption borne from redistribution of wealth and Chicago-style manipulation tactics.

Third, Rep. Lewis, you are just as guilty as charged for characterizing Sen. McCain to Gov. Wallace. Make no mistake, the discontent in America right now is not about race. It is about ideology: socialism vs. capitalism and liberalism vs. conservatism. You are correct, sir, it is reaching a fever pitch. Americans are angry and tired of politicians who are gutless and consumed with cowardice by refusing to stand on American principles and the framer’s design for government as outlined in our Constitution.

Rep. Lewis, you could do a lot for the country by looking past your civil right’s experience to the founding of the nation, if your selective memory will allow it. If not, you should simply remove yourself from the dialogue of manipulation that you are only encouraging.

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More discussion at Hot Air, RedState.

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