>> Thursday, October 30, 2008
I just had a situation come up here at work that has me so pissed off that my heart is still pounding over it. A group of people from our office were sitting around the table discussing the upcoming elections and different things about McCain and Obama. The typical rumors and untruths about Obama came into play--he's a Muslim, he's a socialist, etc. One by one, a woman in our office of mostly McCain supporters dispelled the untruths. THEN the issue about the birth certificate came up. Thus far, I had kept quiet, going about my business of filing, etc. But on this one I couldn't be silent. I turned around and said,
"You know, I really don't understand what this whole thing about Obama's birth certificate is all about. There is an official copy of his birth certificate on line that shows he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you want to see it, I have the URL. But the fact is, it really doesn't matter WHERE he was born. He could have been born anywhere in the world because he was born to a U.S. citizen, and that makes him a U.S. citizen too. And the other thing is that no one seems to question John McCain's citizenship even though he was born in Panama. I wonder why THAT is?"
They all just glared at me like I had just committed treason so I turned and walked away.
The truth of the matter is that they just can't accept the fact that a BLACK man is about to win the U.S. Presidency and they'll use ANYTHING as an excuse. "Oh no, we're not racist!"
So if this isn't stemming from racism why do they not question McCain's citizenship as well?
Ulgy, ugly, ugly...