Grandma Got Run Over By Obama
There is one facet of Obama's Philadelphia speech on Tuesday that has continued to unnerve me more and more, as time continues to pass.
It was the instance where he interjected his very own grandmother into the huge controversy with this statement:
I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother -- a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
If true - and such moments in time would be virtually impossible to substantiate - comments of that variety would certainly be shameful and embarrassing for the woman; the lady which was so pivotal in raising him and who, admittedly, "loves (him) as much as she loves anything in this world...".
Through much of the first days of the controversy, Obama had been so cautious to avoid being overly-critical of Minister Wright's attitudes, beliefs, and words, for the sake of political expediency. Yet, it is for those same self-serving ends, that he has now used his own grandmother's possible historical, prejudicial moments and shortcomings.