davidg wrote: n11pilot wrote:
I'm not sure why LT Uhura is smiling next to the guy who would turn Star Fleet into infantry.
Perhaps because even though he did that, she is of the generation who remembers sitting in the back of the bus and other such things and now one of theirs is President of the United States. Even if you don't like the guy, ... it is something.
"One of their's". I'm not sure exactly why, but that small group of three words strikes me as being, well, racist. Obama was elected by a majority of my fellow Americans of every race and I think that his race is about as material to the discussions of his administration as his shoe size. I am assuming that Obama is President of the entire US and not just that segment of the population that shares his race.
As far as "not liking the guy" I really wouldn't know. I have never met the man personally so as far as I'm concerned his is an OK guy. I do however greatly disagree with his administration, his goals, his philosophy of governing, and most importantly his disregard of the US Constitution. I have never on any level argued against the Obama administration based on anything so insignificant, capricious and arbitrary as race. I voice my disagreement based on differing philosophies of the future of our country. I see America as Reagan did "A shining city on the hill", whereas I think Obama sees it as East Germany 2.0.
I voice my opposition to this President the same way I have voiced my opposition to every other US President with whom I disagree. To do anything less would indeed be racist. It would be treating Obama not as a US president with a differing philosophy of governance but rather as a "Special project" or worse a social program. Obama is the POTUS and to hold him to a different, lower standard than I have held every other President in my lifetime would be to denigrate the man far more than disagreeing with him.