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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Now Andrew Young is Throwing Cow Chips at Obama? When willl the madness end?

Time for a full disclosure moment-I have had great admiration for Andrew Young during my formative political and educational development. When it was expected for a Black person to be liberal (which it still is, unfortunately) Mr. Young made for a stellar example of achievement and grace. How could he not? He was a primary figure in Dr. King's camp during the seminal years of the civil rights movement and who could discount his pedigree? Civil rights activist, UN ambassador, mayor of Atlanta and scholar-he has done it all. So why the manure tossing at Senator Obama? Check out the latest, courtesy of today's NY Daily News:

Barack Obama is too young to be President, says Andrew Young

News Wire Services

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 4:00 AM

Civil rights icon Andrew Young says Barack Obama is too "young" to ascend to the White House.

Young also quipped that Hillary Clinton has her husband behind her, and that "Bill is every bit as black as Barack," adding, "He's probably gone with more black women than Barack." But he quickly added, "I'm clowning."

"It's not a matter of being inexperienced. It's a matter of being young," the former UN ambassador said. "I want Barack Obama to be President - he said, pausing for effect, "in 2016."

He spoke online at "Newsmakers Live!"

We see once again, issues of Black authenticity brought to light. We also see youth being brought up when JFK and Clinton have also been relatively young presidents. I'm coming from the conservative side and even I can see the liberal facade. Mr. Young can we stick to Obama's policies and opinion of issues? My only problem with Obama is that he is stereotypically progressive, if he moved closer to the center, I really would not have an issue. Let's hear from our readers. Is this another case of progressive player hating? Or is this just the nature of politics and Black folk are the casualties of the war of ideologies? What say you?

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