'Racism' charges distract from more serious issues

info@islandpacket.comJuly 26, 2013 

In the past few weeks we find that:

  • Obamacare has been exposed as a train wreck that will negatively affect the health and finances of Americans.

  • The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party groups was directed by a White House political appointee at the IRS.

  • Survivors of the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, may have been asked to sign confidentiality agreements to block the public from learning what really happened.

  • But instead of giving these issues of national import the thorough coverage they deserve, the news media spent much of the past few weeks focused on the George Zimmerman trial and in particular the question of race. That despite the fact that not one shred of evidence, testimony or FBI investigation can find any link to racism.

    And just when that cry of "racist" was dying down, President Barack Obama inserted himself into the matter with a personal reflection on what it's like to be black in America. In his usual style of making everything about him, he went so far as to say he had been racially profiled and "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." How disgraceful that a president of the United States would seek to divide us on race.

    By pandering to the race profiteers, Obama gave the circus new life and deflected attention from the greater issues mentioned above. It's a sure sign that in the era of Obama, we've gone beyond political corruption to a corruption of the soul.

    Michael Miller

    Bluffton

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