Now that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee, he and his advisers are busy trying to win enough support to get in the White House next year. There's one group that looks to be giving Obama's campaign unlikely support, at least, well, "immoral" support. Via Dave at Orcinus, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch reports that white supremacists are hoping for an Obama win in the fall:
It’s not that the assortment of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, anti-Semites and others who make up this country’s radical right have suddenly discovered that a man should be judged based on the content of his character, not his skin. On the contrary. A growing number of white supremacists, and even some of those who pass for intellectual leaders of their movement, think that a black man in the Oval Office would shock white America, possibly drive millions to their cause, and perhaps even set off a race war that, they hope, would ultimately end in Aryan victory.See the linked article for direct quotes. I'd rather not sully the Ranch with their bilge.
I do love how Dave poses this obvious question:
Of course, none of them seem to have considered the prospect of what will happen if an Obama presidency succeeds -- which, I guess, should be expected, considering their blind spots.Blind spots indeed - where's Clayton Bigsby when you need him?