Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obama turns the other cheek....

The election of Senator Obama will never change the minds of those who think that the color of a person's skin is a reflection of their worth.  It will never convince some that by supporting Republicans, they are voting against their own best wishes and it will never convince others that FOX News and Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the like are nothing more than well paid propagandists who care not one whit for the common man.   Obama's hoped for election will never do all that, but it will START the change because Senator Obama turns the other cheek.

Politico reports a story today of a visit Barack Obama made to a predominantly white diner in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  As he entered, a woman began shouting, "Socialist!  Socialist!" and yelled at him to get out.  

Obama arrived at the barbecue joint around 12:30 p.m., where an older and majority white clientele of several dozen were eating lunch after church services.  Many patrons applauded as he walked into the diner, but Diane Fanning, 54, began yelling, "Socialist, socialist, socialist-get out of here!"
But Senator Obama didn't leave.  Instead he later went over to the woman's table and....

He held out his hand to her and asked, "how are you, ma'am?" but she declined to shake his hand.

He will never change old thought patterns...

But some of the other older white diners looked surprised and slightly uncomfortable as Obama stopped at their tables to shake hands.  "

But a President Obama will be a start.