On his website, JoeForAmerica.com, “Joe the Plumber” has posted an article from TheBlackSphere.net that tries to make the argument that America would be better off with a white Republican president because having a black president is distracting from important issues.
“Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.
In the pre-black president era, criticizing the president was simply the American thing to do. An exercise of one’s First Amendment right. Criticism had nothing to do with color, because there had never been a black president, or at least one whom people recognized as black.
So to criticize the president meant that you didn’t like his policies.
The election of a recognized black president was not supposed to change anything. In fact, it was supposed to (1) ease any perceived racial tensions, and (2) allow the government to focus on legislating without race. So America would be more free than ever to discuss the issues.
Not the case. And that is why having a white Republican president is best for the country.”
The essay continues to argue that no one is called a racist for disagreeing with white Republican presidents and somehow that’s not fair.