Posted by: warnick68 | August 28, 2008

Charles Barkley Doesn’t Trust Me

Charles Barkley is one of my all time favorite sports figures. I think he was a fantastic basketball player. I loved watching him play, he gave me goose bumps the way Jordan gave others goose bumps.

One of the things I really like about him was his big mouth. The things that would come out of this guy’s mouth very often rang true and would crack me up.

Yesterday though, out of the blue Barkley insulted me for no reason. Heck I don’t even know the guy.

Okay maybe I’ve taken his comments more personal then they were intended, but I still find his remarks insulting.

What remarks?

These remarks:

(Barkley) says the big question is whether or not white voters will trust a black man. “Once you’re inside that little voting booth, try and see Obama as a man, not a black man.”

Huffington Post


Earlier in the same interview he had said the following:

“I want to make it clear that if I didn’t think he could do the job, I wouldn’t vote for him. I think Obama would make a fantastic president.”

Huffington Post


So let me understand.

Charles is 100 percent able to choose to vote for Mr. Obama because he believes Obama would make a fantastic president rahter than because of the color of Mr. Obamas skin; I however (because I am pasty white) may well be unable to look past skin color and may well vote against Obama because I may be unable to trust a black man.

I do not trust Obama not because of his skin color, I do not trust Obama because of his world-view his ideology. I will not vote for Obama for the very same reasons I did not vote for Gore and Kerry.

For the record I have in fact twice voted in the general election for a black man for president.

I know, I know, he is an “Uncle Tom”… heard it one hundred times. I however think that Alan Keyes is a brilliant human being, color of that human being playing no part what so ever.

The overall point being I am not an idiot and I know that his comment was simply a not so well veiled way of calling whites who will not vote for Obama racists.

Nice that Barkley knows he will do the right thing in the voting booth for the right reasons while he also suspects I will do the wrong thing in the voting booth for the wrong reasons.

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