By now most of us have seen the photos of the AZ governor wagging her finger at Obama on the tarmac. Listening to black radio this morning, you’d have thought she had a white hood on and called the President the N word.
I can’t help but to think that there is no discussion about this at all if a governor wagged his finger at Bush. I don’t think there is.
What really struck me was an outraged radio host talking about “sticking up for the President” and “stop having a slave mentality” - when in fact I find this to be possibly having a “slave” or “victim” mentality.
Bush was criticized all the time. Lampooned. White people did not feel the need to “rally” behind him and defend him. Obama holds the President’s office of a Superpower…and we’re worried that the Governor in a free nation raised her finger at him while making a presumably heated point?
The clear implication here made by some is that she only raised her finger because he is black. I find that conclusion troubling - that’s just my opinion. I think wanting to assume that, IS a victims mentality.
Can the argument be made that she “disrespected” the “office of the President”? I’m not sure. We live in a free nation where spirited discourse is protected by law and encouraged within our government and its citizens.
Whether or not she disrespected the office of the President, it wasn’t necessarily fueled by Obama’s race.