I have to say that it is a very bad faux paux to misidentify the heritage of someone like Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA). But, leave to the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, Sen. Messiah Barack Obama (D-Ill) to do so to Sen. Webb.
I am reading transcripts from Barack Obama's Virginia rally last night with Senator "Born Fightin'!" Jim Webb. Obama's description of Webb as an "unlikely German" strikes me oddly.
OBAMA: Now, speaking of -- speaking of folks having your back, when I announced that was running for the presidency, this unlikely German, there were a number of people who said it's too soon. He's too young. He hasn't been in Washington long enough. We weren't getting the big name endorsements. A lot of people took a wait-and-see attitude. But there was one person who about three days after I announced was willing to stand with me in the seat of the old confederacy right here in Virginia and say that the time for change has come.What does that mean? Because Webb is German it's unlikely he would have supported Obama from the gate? The whole passage is weird to me. If I'm missing some kind of reference or am not "getting" it for some reason, let me know in the comments because this sounds like some kind of racial/heritage thing.
Now, if Sen. Messiah Barack knew the first thing about Sen. Webb that he is known for the book "Born Fighting" which is about the Scots-Irish and their warrior impact on the United States. Sen. Webb is. . .SCOTS-IRISH! What a shock! I mean, the new leader, Sen. Messiah Barack now has a real American hero, Sen. Webb as a German?!
Maybe what Sen. Messiah Barack was really trying to say is that because he was in the military, why he must have been German. You know, like all those crazy Germans back in the old country oh say back in the mid 1930s to around, hmm, maybe about 1945. Is that what our new secular messiah meant?
Why did the man who says his whole campaign is to transcend race feel the need to bring up, incorrectly, the national heritage of an out-of-the-box supporter?
Maybe he thinks only Germans are members of the armed forces. And if it not someone who is German, say a black man or woman, then they must have a Germanic surname. You know, from all the German slaveholders.
Once again, our new flavor of the moment, Sen. Messiah Barack opens mouth, inserts foot. Yet, because he is who he is, it is OK. You know, he just might be tired. As if being president would not be tiring enough.
I think it is going to be a very funny summer every time Sen. Messiah Barack goes off the teleprompter!
HT: Amanda Carpenter @ Townhall.com