As the rest of the country gets ready for the Bush Presidential Inauguration today Oprah cannonized Barak Obama. The new senator from Illinois was raised by his white mother and white grandparents when his black father abandoned him and his mother. Yet, Oprah, made it sound that his life in Hawaii, the Far East and his days at Harvard make his the classic rags to riches story. In fact his alcoholic father went back to Kenya had his own second family and only saw Barak once when Barak was 10 years old (no fault to Barak).
Oprah could not stop drooling over him. They even played a clip from his talk at the Democrat Convention and his belief in books (which is great). But the reality is not that he made it out of the “hood” unlike Oprah tries to portray him but that he had a completely different life than what other fatherless black men have lived and are living through.
Meanwhile… in Washington Condoleezza Rice took further steps to become the first black female Secretary of State in the nations history. Condoleezza Rice grew up in Alabama where a young black girl was blown up in a racist attack during the civil rights struggles of the 60’s. This was one of Condoleezza’s friends. Unlike Barak, Condi did have black parents at home and today has become the most powerful woman in American politics. And, as the liberals and Oprah salivate that “I can feel a new day has arrived” in descibing Barak Obama their liberal cohorts in the senate confirmation hearings (it was nice to see John Kerry show up, wasn’t it?) tell Rice “I personally believe … that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth…”
The utter disrespect and hypocrisy!