James T Harris is the African American man who "begged" John McCain to go after Obama's character. The incredible thing about this encounter is not Harris' race but the fact that he is not your average Joe Six-pack.
James T Harris is, however, a conservative talk show host in Wisconsin and that's not all folks. He owns Illumination which is kind of a PR firm. On his website he describes what his company does as:
"Motivational awareness, framing an issue in a whole new light."
My eyebrows are raised as I type. This is exactly what he said at a WisconsinrRally earlier this week.
"I doubt that anyone in this room has taken, pardon me, the ass-whuppin' that I have taken for supporting you. Sir, I believe that in the next coming debate it is absolutely vital that you take it to Obama and that you hit him where it hits" [sic]. The crowd exploded. "ACORN is out there, we have Reverend Wright, all of these shady characters that surrounded him. I am begging you, sir." Source
If you have seen the footage of these McCain/Palin rallies, you will notice that they are angry, racially charged events, reminiscent of a lynch mob. The fact that an African American male seeking to score points on a national stage would urge this angry mob to "go after" Obama is unbelievable and unforgivable.
Just a few more quotes from his web site.
"If you can get a room full of rednecks to like you, then you must be doing something right."
WTH. Is this supposed to be funny? Is it okay if those same rednecks want to saddle up their horses and go after Barack but as long as they give you a pass it's okay?
This is America and we are free to support whomever we choose. There are some black republicans who believe in whatever Republicans are believing nowadays. There is no room, however, for tokenism at the expense of the safety and respect that Barack Obama rightfully deserves.
PS. This video from Blogger Interrupted will blow your mind with the level of utter ignorance and stupidity.