Just as black anger often proved counterproductive, so have these white resentments This is from the speech.
black grievance and white resentment This is from the AP
Now, when I heard the speech earlier today I had a copy in front of me, I was following along. He is a great speaker and chooses his words very carefully. So I noticed the words from his speech…Anger and Resentment; I looked them up in my dictionary which sits on a bookshelf in our living room.
I will use an online dictionary for this though, it is easier to link to so that my readers, all three of them, know I am not making this up.
Anger- a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
Resentment-a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury
Funny how the word resentment is based on a feeling in the first place and anger is not. Resentment is predicated on 'perceived' hurt, while anger is predicated on real antagonism.
Okay, the AP used the word grievance which is defined as: 1obsolete
: suffering, distress 2: a cause of distress (as an unsatisfactory working condition) felt to afford reason for complaint or resistance
Notice that the first definition is obsolete, and that is the one that the ap J school grad is going for. Of course, the second works as well since there is no qualifier for the complaint or resistance.
This is how this is being played everywhere, whites think they have a problem, blacks have a problem. Of course none of this matters, the gist of the speech was that if one is not black and does not vote for Barack Hussein Obama that person is a racist, he said so.
C'mon, let's get past this and vote for someone who will lead this Country, not someone who is constantly dragging it down.
With this crap being spewed though, how can we beat them? I have never felt more convinced that this man's candidacy - not this man, his candidacy - and what he can bring us to achieve - is an historic opportunity.
Andrew Sullivan does not care about the man, his successes (of which there are very few) or of his failures. He does not care that Obama has NO experience, and no reason other than his race to even be a candidate, and he ADMITS that! How can we beat this?