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President Obama, It Might Be Time for Some of That Trascending

Posted on the 23 August 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

You might remember this from the 2008 campaign:

At first it seems like an unusual sight: Barack Obama, a black United States senator from the South Side of Chicago, trying to market himself to white, rural farming communities like this one nestled ObamaInIowaTranscendingRacebetween Des Moines and Omaha.

And yet there he was Thursday, perched on a wooden platform in an open-air pavilion that smelled like livestock, seeking a common denominator with voters as they ate bratwurst, grilled corn, and watermelon.

"The basic idea is that we're all in it together -- we rise and fall together," Obama told them. "People here understand that. That's part of the values that have been so important in Iowa and part of the values that are so important in Illinois. Those are the values we grew up on, especially in rural communities -- you couldn't survive if people weren't looking out for one another."

Drawing on his white mother's Kansan heritage and his success in rural Illinois during his Senate race, Obama casts himself as a unifying force capable of seeing the country's woes from the vantage points of cornfields and ghettos alike.

By now you've heard of yet another white person being killed by black men.  That on top of the white Australian baseball player killed in Oklahoma a week ago today.  And let's not forget the black Department of Homeland Security employee advocating for the mass murder of "whites" and the "ethnic cleansing" of "Uncle Tom race traitors." And the myriad of other black on white crimes that have taken place in the last year or so.

This President has been quick to comment on events where blacks were alleged to have been victimized by whites.  Think Trayvon Martin and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

It would seem that now might be a great time for the President to go back to his 2008 campaign theme of being a unifying force. 

But that would be pretty much out of character now wouldn't it.

You know it's true.

Unity isn't this President's goal.  You'd have to be a fool to believe anything else.

A complete fool.

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