Obama vs. Palin Partisan Politics


By Brandon Whitney

Obama doesn’t have to fight dirty, he just has to fight. I believe he’s doing so. When he directly addressed the McCain campaign’s false outrage at the lipstick comment, he took on a Republican machine that as successfully changed American politics into the dozens. Obama has thus far managed to energize the American public, teach Democrats how to run a successful campaign, and generate policy discussion. The last great task is to overcome the Republican guerilla tactics that have brought them to power. Obama is now the head of the counter insurgency against destructive conservative political fundamentalism.

Calling a spade a spade is powerful medicine. Obama pointing out the McCain campaign’s attempts to make the Democrats the anti-woman party as cynical partisan politics is a stroke of genius. It is engaging the enemy. Enemy may seem like a harsh title to give to a political opponent, but the tactics that McCain is engaging in, his Rovian politicking is not just destructive to the two political parties, it hurts America. A person who hurts our country for political and economic power is an enemy of the our nation and they have to be attacked aggressively.

The Democrats can win this election and by losing so can the Republicans. A small minority of conservative extremists has been running the GOP and have decimated what it once stood for. Lincoln was a Republican. African Americans, in one part of our history, supported the Republican Party. It is not an innately selfish and destructive party; it has been made that way. We cannot afford a President Palin, which is likely if McCain win’s considering his age, history of cancer, and the shorter life expectancy that being a POW has given him. We cannot afford four to eight more years of crony politics that apes the worst of third world governments. We cannot afford to be blindly led by our prejudices to elect the wrong candidate. Obama and the Democrats can stop all of this by fighting with fist and feet, knees and elbows, against the destructive politics of the right.

Brandon Whitney is the creator of Homelandcolors.blogspot.com a blog that focuses on issues that affect the African American community. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. Brandon has political experience as an Outreach Director for the Democratic party and is passionate about being a positive force in his community regarding African American issues. He is also a frequent guest on News and Notes’ Blogger Roundtable. You can read more of Brandon’s work at Homeland Colors.

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