ALBANY - Gov. Paterson blamed a racist media Friday for trying to push him out of next year's election - launching into an angry rant that left even some black Democrats shaking their heads.
"The whole idea is to get me not to run in the primary," Paterson complained on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis.
He suggested that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the country's only other African-American governor, also is under fire because of his race.
"We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said."
The above is from an article in the New York Daily News, linked on drudgereport.com (if you want to read entire article). Now the (sealed) fate of Governor Patterson is not important, but this racist attitude IS important. It is often reflected in the mainstream media attempt to categorize opposition to President Obama as "racist", when the primary racism in this country today is in people on the left. It is those people who see other people in this country totally in terms of race. What other definition is there of "racism" other than looking at people solely as members of a racial or ethnic group, and not as individuals?
let me do a logical syllogism for Governor Patterson, and you other racist leftists out there:
1. People are DEFINED by their race, which totally determines how they look at the world, and how they view other people.
2. There are more "whites" than "blacks" in New York (not just more "white dominated" media).
3. The "whites" in New York will, therefore, never vote for a black person, because we are not in a "post-racial" society.
Q.E.D. Governor Patterson NEVER had any chance, and it is not a matter of the "white dominated" media.
I know. I left out a few things. But it is NOT ME that left them out. It is Governor Patterson, and the leftist racists out there. Why did all of those "whites" out there vote agaist their racial "interest", and for President Obama? Why was the "white dominated" mainstream media so biased in favor of Obama, and why is it still biased in his favor?
Governor Patterson has FAILED in New York. That is not to mention that he "confessed" to multiple sexual misconduct--not to mention other misconduct with, I believe, drugs--when he became governor after Gov. Spitzer (white) resigned because of sexual misconduct (which also involved the governor consorting with a criminal prostitution ring). I think Governor Patterson may have confessed to things that Mark Sanford has not even gotten around to. I am not, of curse, sure about that.
Think of just how pernicious and racist it is to suggest that a black politician should not be subject to the same types of criticisms, and media "suggestions", as white politicians. Sarah Palin would be ecstatic if the "white dominated" media treated her as well as they have treated Governor Patterson. I say this last thing with total confidence, even though I have not followed exactly how the media has treated Gov. Patterson in New York. But he, at least, has not been subjected to (unfair) national ridicule, even when he has deserved it (and I am aware of times he has deserved it).
Nope. The reason we can't get to a "post-racial" society is the racists on the left. Most of the rest of us are ready and willing to go beyond race, and leave it behind as a defining characteristic of people. The left is holding society back with their reactionary, old fashioned racism.