Well, that is the way it works, isn’t it? Do anything to oppose a black man in office, and that is proof of racism, right?
Embattled New York Governor David Paterson said on Sunday he was still running for office, in the face of reports that President Barack Obama had asked him to withdraw from the 2010 race for fear that he cannot regroup from a series of political setbacks.
“I am running for office,” Paterson told reporters at a Manhattan parade. “I’m not going to discuss confidential conversations,” he said, adding that he planned to continue focusing on matters related to the financial crisis.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Obama administration is worried Paterson’s unpopularity could drag down New York’s Democratic members of Congress and the Democratic-controlled state legislature in November 2010 elections.
Citing an administration official, the Times reported that Obama’s request that Paterson step aside was put forward by his political advisers, but approved by the president.
Of course, this means that Obama is a bit of a fascist, too – typical of modern liberals, he doesn’t want to let the Democrats of New York decide but, instead, wants to use political pressure to get the man he wants.
Wasn’t there a mention or two of “change” when Obama was running?