John Sununu, the former Republican Governor of New Hampshire, has done it again.
In an interview, Sununu commented on Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama, “Well, I think that when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States — I applaud Colin for standing with him.”
This is hardly the first time John Sununu has used race and other dog whistle politics to attack President Obama and his supporters.
He has said that President Obama is foreign and doesn’t understand the “American System” (I guess that’s because he was born in the country of Hawaii) He says that Obama doesn’t know how to be an American (whatever that means). He says that Obama is a “lazy idiot” because of his 1st debate performance, and he says that Obama has no class and just wants to be cool. (personally, I do think that he’s pretty cool)
Sununu remains Romney’s most prominent spokesperson and is even attacking Obama for dividing Americans along racial lines.
It’s truly amazing that the President of the United States is being endorsed for another term by a brilliant 4-Star General that was Secretary of State, and it all comes down to race? Why does the burden of race still weigh down on much of American life? The gains we’ve made have been enormous, but we must remember to take off those blinders that we sometimes continue to wear to all types of discrimination. We’ve got quite a challenge. I don’t know if we’ll ever change people like John Sununu. But, we do have a responsibility to future generations, and we’re going to have to change if we’re going to survive.