It's not about you personally, but political pundits on the right made a variety of comments about Obama winning because of his race and simply because of his race. Black people voted for him "because of race." Millennials voted for him "because of race" and because we "wanted to make history," and Colin Powell endorsed him "because of race."
Everybody just wanted to make history and feel good about voting for a black guy. He's presidency has been viewed as affirmation action issue, where a black guy with little experience or business of being president won out over all the qualified white people simply because of his skin color.
That is offensive to say about the country's first black president, but it was said. So now it's a little ironic to see a bunch of people on the right getting overly excited about a black conservative woman being elected.
“I don’t want to make black peoples’ lives better by giving them somebody else’s money,” - Rick Santorum in Iowa.
All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them." And they're hopeless. "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
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Charley Rangel was reelected yesterday and actually said Republicans want slavery to return. Barely a flinch from the media.
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I don't know if anyone has posted this, but she did an interview with CNN today: