There are many reasons why the political tide changed so dramatically during the November elections. Pundits were quick to provide analysis of the GOP victories and the Democrat defeats. I wrote three different columns with my own analysis, but I seemed to miss Democrat Jim Moran’s theory. In an interview, Moran attributed the election losses to one thing: racism. Can we get over this already?
Yep, that’s right. Despite polls and analysis and endless commentary regarding the reasons Americans flocked away from the Democrats, Moran says he has the answer. As Fox News reports, Moran told the Alhurra Arab network the turn of events on Election Day happened “for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States.”
“In this case a lot of people in this country, it’s my belief, don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society. And that’s a basic philosophical clash,” Moran said.
And this man is an elected official!
First of all, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States by the American people. Clearly there was no uneasiness, or Obama would never have been elected.
Moran is right about a philosophical clash, but a philosophical clash has nothing to do with race. It has to do with… philosophy. (Imagine that!)
Americans don’t like that Obama is liberal (check one to Moran). Americans don’t like that he wants to spend money on everyone (check two to Moran). That’s about all Moran has right.
As far as being inclusive, Obama has brought up race in a divisive way more than any president I’ve seen. Remember when his buddy was arrested by the police? Obama’s first statement was that he “didn’t have the facts,” but then we went on to blast the white police officers for acting irresponsibly. When it came to his hallmark pieces of legislation, he proposed bills that were so far to the left that the only reason they passed were because he had the numbers. He didn’t care if Republicans were on board or not.
Moran and others like him will probably never learn. What I wonder about is whether Moran actually believes what he’s saying or if it’s just the traditional Democrat tactic of accusing someone of racism. In either case, it certainly doesn’t explain how Obama was elected in the first place. What do you think?