Gutfeld: Obama's weird racial double standard

Written by Greg Gutfeld / Published February 14, 2012 / Red Eye

So President Obama has a new ad out, and it's all about healing divisions within our country.

Just kidding. It's an appeal to get blacks to vote for him.

Take a peek, take-a-peekers:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: This month we're announcing 2012 the launch of African-Americans for Obama. Now, I don't think there's a better time than African-American History Month to consider the tremendous progress we've made through the sacrifices of so many.


Now I don't know if this is a big deal or not, but for some reason, it bugs me. It doesn't bug Andy or Bill, but it makes me cringe a little. I'm not sure why.

I guess I remember his State of the Union, when he said that we are all in this together. He says it again, kind of, in this ad:


OBAMA: This is another moment where we've got to decide what kind of country we want to be. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well or we can build a nation where everybody gets a fair shot. Everybody does their fair share. And everybody plays by the same rules.


Playing by the same rules? How does that jibe with what the president said earlier?

Let's play that again:


OBAMA: This month we're announcing 2012 the launch of African-Americans for Obama.


Why is that so weird to me? Am I nuts?

At one point he's talking about "the same rules," the next he's imploring blacks to vote for him -- something no white candidate could ever do with whites, obviously. So the rules don't apply to everyone.

I'm not sure you can have it both ways. You can't denounce divisiveness and the create division at the same time.

Or can you?

Either way, I'm starting a "Gnomes for Ron Paul" and none of you are invited.

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