Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hate America, Love Obama?

What do Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger, Michelle Obama and a majority of Europeans have in common?

They don't like America, but they really like Barack Obama. In fact, according to polls, preaching and personal observation, there is an undeniable, inverse relationship between one's affection for the US and support for the Obama campaign. That's certainly the case with callers to 96.9 WTKK, as I wrote in the Boston Herald today:

Yesterday on my radio show, a caller named Rich defended Obama’s membership at Trinity this way:

“That church is right. White people in America are privileged, just like Japanese people are privileged in Japan. This is you guys’ country. It ain’t our country.

“Don’t blame me, it’s not my America,” says Rich.

And when he does, I hear echoes of other Obama supporters - Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, Michelle Obama. They don’t see America as “our” nation - great, but flawed - but rather someone else’s country. It is simply a lost land waiting for these cultural outsiders to redeem it - and to heal our souls.

Only then will they embrace America as their nation, a nation they can finally be proud of for the first time.

You can listen to that depressing, heartbreaking call by clicking here.

Here's the big question for the Obamaniacs: If you don't like America, if you think so little of this nation that you can't call it your own, why do you WANT the White House? Shouldn't you just go to a better country somewhere, one with a political culture more in tune with your beliefs.

You know, like Cuba?