The New Obama race tape just further illustrates what was known all along.
In a video that was obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama told and audience filled with black ministers, including fake Reverend. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because they were black. This is the full unedited 47 minute video of Obama other race speech.
Some on the left are calling this an October surprise by the right wing. I don't know whether it is or not. There is still 28 days left in the month of October. The reason why this story about Obama's "other race speech" at Hampton University doesn't spark my interest is, because it's nothing really new past the point of what many on the right have already learned about Obama back in in 2007. Its already known that the only reason Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ is, because he was "drawn to the church's black value system" and fake Reverend Wright. It's already known that Obama and Jeremiah Wright were friends and that Wright married Barack & Michelle twenty years ago tomorrow. It's already known that Barack Obama has always had deep rooted issues on the issue of race. So yes the video has never been seen before until now, but the footage only rehashes what was known five years ago. Here's another reason why I believe the video is irrelevant with 33 days to go before the election. It's not really going to change people's minds one way or the other. To Obama's Democratic base, this isn't going to change their minds. Hell, many of Obama's supporters voted for him, because he is black. As for Romney supporters, this video is nothing but red meat to the base, mainly conservatives. They were already going to vote for Romney anyways regardless of whether this video came out or not. And finally Independent voters, Independent voters have historically been more concerned with economic issues during presidential campaigns. That is what these debates are really aimed towards, because they are the ones who ultimately decide elections. There is one aspect of the Obama race tape that I did find of interest. I noticed how Obama talked to the black audience with a black dialect which he normally doesn't, when he is talking to whites.. Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid made note of Obama being able speak with or without a" negro dialect" at will. If anything, the Obama race video reinforces what the editor of the Los Angeles Times David Ehrenstein wrote back in 2007 in his editorial piece entitled "Obama The Magic Negro". The sub headline of David Ehrenstein's story summed it up "
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man.
I've always found it odd how progressives can't seem to speak to black audiences without trying to speak in a black tone to them. That reminds me again of 2007 in which also then candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a black church in Alabama, but not in her "regular" voice.
Since she was speaking in Alabama, maybe she figured she had to "adjust" her speaking tone so that the unsophisticated black folks could better relate to her.
This video has been forgotten by many, but I haven't forgotten about it. This is the far out progressive Father Michael Pfelgher who is white. Listen to and see how he speaks when addressing the congregation at Obama's church.
Again, the Obama race tape will have near zero impact on the election, but it does highlight how black and white progressives feel they need to talk black as political figures when addressing black audiences to pander for votes. The issues are what is ultimately going to decide this election. The last jobs report at the end of the month will have far more impact on the result of this election then this tape ever will. It's still an interesting distraction for a day or two though.