Barack Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth on welfare?
Posted Wed, Mar 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm
The Mickster deconstructs Obama's Sermon on Racism here, listing several problems with it. Commenter "fhdpjosc" offers this followup:
[Obama's] rhetoric is very carefully crafted to appeal to two different audiences: black and white. And the language he uses leaves each audience with opposite understandings.If true, that makes Clintonian Parsing look extremely crude in comparison.
...For example, Mickey calls this Obama comment a "Souljah moment":
"A lack of economic opportunity among black men, and the shame and frustration that came from not being able to provide for one's family, contributed to the erosion of black families - a problem that welfare policies for many years may have worsened."
...After hearing the quote above, white folks like Mickey go away thinking Obama considers welfare a bad thing, and black folks go away thinking Obama considers Clinton's welfare cuts a bad thing...