In this bizarre world I guess it had to happen sooner or later.
Following Reverend Ken Hutcherson’s comments that Black conservatives were voting for Senator Barack Obama just because of his race, White Supremacist groups and individuals have picked up on his comments as support and justification for their own racially biased viewpoint in supporting only white candidates.
My entree to this thread was a comment post on the Vanguard News Network web site (I won’t link to them) which was launched in 2000 by it’s founder Alex Linder, an anti-Semitic and White Supremacist former researcher for CNN. A profile of Linder by the Souther Poverty Law Center can be found here.
The comment titled “Have your lemming friends read this” quoted extensively from a post on a blog titled “Color of Crime: Exposing today's racist double-standard that today's media doesn't want you to know. REMEMBER: Truth is NOT Racism!” (I won’t link to this site either) said, in part:
Two black conservatives are being blasted for stating that blacks should NOT vote for Obama because of his race. If this doesn't say it all, nothing does.
Two black conservatives -- one a pastor, the other a leader of an urban ministry -- say they can't understand why a number of black Republicans have publicly said they are considering voting for Barack Obama this election. It should be about character, they say, not skin color.
Ken Hutcherson, an African-American pastor in suburban Seattle, says black conservatives who are supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama must remember what they have been saying about race for decades.
Several prominent conservative African-Americans have said they are at least considering supporting Obama because of his race. The list includes talk-show host Armstrong Williams, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and former Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Oklahoma). But Pastor Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church cannot believe what the purportedly conservative leaders are saying.
Hutcherson says he understands being proud of a black man, but he notes that for years black conservative leaders have screamed that it is not about color -- it is about the content and character of one's heart. "... [A]nd some of these same guys seem to be forgetting that that's what we're supposed to be doing now," says Hutcherson.
White people say it's "racist" to not vote for Obama because he's black. Well, isn't it just as "racist" to vote for him because he's black?....
The post linked to another post titled Black 'Conservatives' Blasted for Obama Remarks on the Western Voices World News, the web division of European Americans United which styles itself “an ethics-based activist organization dedicated to the exaltation of classical European values”, (they are tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center and I won’t link to their site either) . Originally, however, the text came from a OneNewsNow story.
How has it come to this?
Ken Hutcherson and OneNewsNow - the Poster Boy and Preferred News Source for white supremacists.