Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I wasn't going to write about racist Barack Obama anymore this week but this is so good that I have to blog just one more timeSome good stuff from national columnists on ……..now don’t faint on me you gushing flaming liberals……..Barack Obama’s speech on race…..
THE GREATEST, MOST STUPENDOUS, MOST MAGNIFICENT ORATORICAL DISPLAY EVER GIVEN IN THE HISTORY OF THIS PLANET BY ANY HUMAN BEING, GOD ALMIGHTY, PRAISE OBAMA!!
From columnist John Hawkins:
“Did he give any sort of genuine explanation as to why he has been hanging around the black equivalent of David Duke for 20 years? No.
Did he say he was going to distance himself from a virulently anti-American, anti-white preacher? No.
He just asked people to stop covering his remarks in the name of unity. In other words, Barack's version of unity is, "Everybody talk about race in the way that I say it's Ok to talk about race or you're part of the problem."
Did he pledge to put an end to Affirmative Action? No. In fact, he basically just told white people to get over it.
However, when he said black Americans have legitimate racial grievances, he came up with a long, albeit relatively non-specific list of things that have to be done to address their grievances.
What is currently the biggest group of people in the country calling people racists for no good reason? Barack Obama's own supporters. Did he call any of them out besides Wright? No. Did he ask them to stop playing the race card on his behalf? No.
Moreover, he made reference to white voters pulling the lever for McCain. However, it's very obvious that a large percentage of black Americans in this country are voting for Barack just because he's black. How else can you explain the fact that he and Hillary are both very similar on the issues, yet Obama is pulling in 80% of the black vote?
Take away the black Democrats who are voting for Obama because he's black and he wouldn't have a prayer of winning the nomination. But, did Obama call any of those black racists that are supporting him out? No.
PS: You've got to love the fact that Obama kicked his own grandmother under the bus and portrayed her as a racist while simultaneously embracing a loathsome, anti-American bigot like Jeremiah Wright. That showed a lot of class.
PS #2: If Barack becomes President, will Jeremiah Wright be swearing him in on the Bible?
PS #3: Obama is way too inexperienced to be President. He's just not qualified to hold the job. So, how has he tried to get around that? By claiming he has great judgment. But, if he has such great judgment, how did he end up in this whole mess with Wright? It's not as if there aren't lots of other churches in Illinois. It's not as if he couldn't have left the church for another when he got into the Senate, right? Pretty much every politician not named Larry Craig or Eliot Spitzer could have seen a disaster like this coming years away. So, how is it that a man selling himself based on his judgment thought he could get away with being joined at the hip to a guy like Jeremiah Wright? Simple: his judgment isn't all that great.
And, from columnist Thomas Sowell:
“The great unasked question for Senator Obama is the question that was asked about President Nixon during the Watergate scandal; What did he know and when did he know it?
Although Senator Obama would now have us believe that he is shocked, shocked, at what Jeremiah Wright said, that he was not in the church when pastor Wright said those things from the pulpit, this still leaves the question of why he disinvited Wright from the event at which he announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination a year ago.
Either Barack Obama or his staff must have known then that Jeremiah Wright was not someone whom they wanted to expose to the media and to the media scrutiny to which that could lead.
Why not, if it is only now that Senator Obama is learning for the first time, to his surprise, what kinds of things Jeremiah Wright has been saying and doing? No one had to be in church the day Wright made his inflammatory and obscene remarks to know about them.
The cable news journalists who are playing the tapes of those sermons were not there. The tapes were on sale in the church itself.
Obama knew that because he had bought one or more of those tapes. But even if there were no tapes, and even if Obama never heard from other members of the church what their pastor was saying, he spent 20 years in that church, not just as an ordinary member but also as someone who once donated $20,000 to the church.
There was no way that he didn't know about Jeremiah Wright's anti-American and racist diatribes from the pulpit.
Someone once said that a con man's job is not to convince skeptics but to enable people to continue to believe what they already want to believe.
Accordingly, Obama's Philadelphia speech -- a theatrical masterpiece -- will probably reassure most Democrats and some other Obama supporters. They will undoubtedly say that we should now "move on," even though many Democrats have still not yet moved on from George W. Bush's 2000 election victory.
Senator Obama has been at his best as an icon, able with his command of words to meet other people's psychic needs, including a need to dispel white guilt by supporting his candidacy.
But President of the United States, in a time of national danger, under a looming threat of nuclear terrorism? No.”
Thank you, Barack.
Thank you, Jerremiah.
For the GOP, the path to the White House is starting to look much, much better.