Ok, maybe more like brunch, a very late brunch.
Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party’s losses last November in large part on voters who “don’t want to be governed by an African-American.”
Reax, Clayton Cramer :
But Americans gave the Democrats large majorities in both House and Senate in 2008, at the same time they elected a black man to be President of the United States? Pretty clearly, Americans don’t have a problem with being “governed by an African-American.” They do have a problem with one particular African-American, and that is Obama. This was not a racist repudiation of being “governed by an African-American.” It was a repudiation of Obama’s leadership and that of the Democratic Party
How the Associated Press describes Hosni Mubarak’s problem in Egypt:
“[P]overty, unemployment and rising food prices.”
Problems shared by the constituents of Barack Hussien Obana, plus soaring energy prices. In short Americans do not so much object to being governed by a black man, but rather object to being ruled by incompents boob has has overseen over rising unemployment, food, energy and health care costs, while seeming to care little about anything except who his partner will for his Sunday golf match.
On Egypt, Hosni Mubarak has ruled Egypt for twenty-nine years, and thus has forfeited any claim to be a democratic ruler. However democratic rulers are not installed by bullets but rather by ballots. Deposing Mubarak is not synonymous with installing a democracy, and opposing Mubarak does not necessarily amount to supporting democracy. Remember while the Shah of Iran was not a democratic ruler, then neither was new regime.