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JACKSON: Obama's War Stance Exposes Liberal Hypocrisy

Raynard Jackson | 9/25/2013, 3 p.m.
Raynard Jackson

Following this “logic,” if the U.S. goes to war against Syria, it’s OK because the intent, by Blacks and liberal Whites, was not to criticize a Black president.

This cancerous “thinking” is going to be one of the unintended consequences of Obama’s presidency. One could argue that instead of making race relations better, Obama has somehow managed to make them worse.

A double-standard is also at work. When Republicans criticize Obama, many Blacks are quick to say that it is because he is Black. However, when liberals refuse to criticize him, people don’t have the integrity to say that’s also because he is Black.

Somehow truth seems to be the only casualty of this war. Republicans, if they stay on issues, can legitimately criticize Obama and not be a racist. Liberals can and should be willing to criticize Obama without feeling bad or thinking that the only way to prove they are not a racist is by remaining silent.

It seems like the potential war with Syria is being overshadowed by our current war from within.

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his website, www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @raynard1223.

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