No, not the speech — all that is is Obama in 2002 preaching covert class warfare and leaving open a justification for violence against the rich, or rather, an empathy toward the root causes that brought it on.
Rather, what’s ugly is the fact that someone found it and posted it.
And after the Daily Caller’s temerity of last evening, posting the full Obama speech that had previously only been shown in bowdlerized fashion, this latest foray into the very sensitive issues of race and racial politics, by which I mean class warfare as articulated by a one-time member of a black nationalist church, might just be a bridge too far.
Listen: if people on the right are going to continue to notice and make public, using his own words and images as their evidence, that Obama is not the man he claimed to be in 2007-8, what with his academic markers and his nice pant crease and all his pleasing bromides about unity and pragmatism, then I’m afraid I’ll have no choice but to support him for President in 2012.
I said good day, sir!
update: such ugliness must not stand! Having noticed your noticing, I must condemn noticing in all its forms, unless of course we are talking about my metacommentary on your vile noticing.
Did I say good day sir, yet? Because if not, good day, sir!