Friday, September 19, 2008

Cafferty Draws Divine Ire

Jack Cafferty, CNN's far left commentator, the other day made the ridiculous charge that the only way to explain how close the polls are is rampant racism on the right. His accusation in support of The One has drawn the attention of The Real One. Or at least one of The Real One's representatives on earth. Father Johnathan Morris, blogging at Fox, has responded to the odious Mr. Cafferty in an articulate and interesting post.

This from Fr. Morris writing at Fox:


I’m appalled.

Yesterday on your CNN blog you made the outrageous claim that the only way to make sense of the closeness of this presidential race is America’s racism against Senator Barack Obama.

In your words,

“Race is arguably the biggest issue in this election, and it’s one that nobody’s talking about. The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn’t make sense…unless it’s race.”

I don’t know which is more shocking 1) your offensive suggestion that many McCain supporters recognize Barack Obama’s superiority (it’s so well-defined!), but refuse to vote for him because they are racists. 2) your simplistic analysis of the differences between the candidates, particularly your wild assertion that Obama, a Washington senator, is not really part of Washington because he wants to change it 3) your frightening disconnect with the majority of Americans and what determines their vote.

. . . Jack, until the Democratic Party breaks free from this ideological stranglehold, it is more likely that a conservative, Republican, black man or woman will rise to the office of President of the United States of American than the Democrat’s Barack Obama. He is an exceptionally talented man, but his values do not coincide with the majority of America –as Gore and Kerry proved. And that’s got nothing to do with color. . . .

God bless,

Father Jonathan

Do Read the entire article. Fr. Morris's analysis is fairly lengthy and quite good. I may have to break out my WWI-era German belt buckle - the one that says "Gott Mit Uns."

As to Mr. Cafferty, he should be just a bit worried. It appears that God is listening, and who knows what His tolerance level for stunning idiocy is on any given day?

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Yes, there is racism in the U.S. election, and it should be talked about. Over 90% of black Americans are voting for Barack Obama - now if this isn't racism, I do not know what is.