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Shameless David Paterson Plays The Race Card

by on September 10, 2008

I have to admit, that I never really had a major problem with David Paterson since he became governor. Today, however, he has pissed me off beyond belief, by taking a page right out of the DNC playbook and playing the race card.

On Monday, Gov. David Paterson angered some state lawmakers by comparing them to vampires, calling them a bunch of “blood suckers.” On Tuesday, he raised eyebrows again, and tempers, by accusing the John McCain campaign of veiled racism.

At the Crain’s Business Forum this morning, Paterson drew attention to a phrase used numerous times by speakers at the Republican National Convention to describe Barack Obama’s leadership experience: community organizer.

“I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama ‘black’ in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a ‘community organizer.’ They kept saying it, they kept laughing,” he said.

Paterson referred to McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin who compared her work experience to Obama’s.

“So I suppose a small town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except with real responsibilities,” she said at the convention.

Paterson sees the repeated use of the words “community organizer” as Republican code for “black”.

Sadly, this is the game Democrats want to play. Protect the Obamessiah by accusing his rivals who dare criticism his lack of experience.

How dare you, Mr. Paterson. How dare you! 

David Paterson has accused all Republicans of being racist. 

I am a proud supporter of John McCain. I am a proud conservative Republican. I will not be bullied into keeping legitimate criticisms of Barack Obama’s experience (or more accurately, lack of experience) quiet.

I may have long disagreed with Paterson on various issues, but I didn’t dislike him or consider him a political enemy. Until tonight.

David Paterson has proven to be as shameless as the rest of the Democratic Party. I thought he was above that.


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