According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a fair amount of white supremacists are actually hoping for an Obama presidency. Why? Because they believe that he would be so horrible a president that it would teach Americans a lesson about putting minorities in positions of power and Americans would forever after support only white candidates for the presidency. Some even hope that a black man in the White House would ignite a long-imagined race war in America.
The SPLC website provided the following nuggets of wisdom from some of our hate-filled white citizens:
"He will make things so bad for white people that hopefully they will finally realize how stupid they were for admiring these jigaboos all these years," "Darthvader" wrote on the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network web forum.
Ron Doggett, a key activist in the Klan, the paramilitary White People's Party, and the neo-Nazi National Alliance, said, "I hope Obama wins because in four years, white people just might be pissed off enough to actually do something. ... White people aren't going to do a thing until their toys are taken away from them. So things have to be worse for things to be better."
"Centimanus" on the white nationalist Stormfront website. "I am gleefully, sadistically looking forward to Obama as president. ... It will be a beautiful day when the masses look at the paper and truly realize they have lost their own country."
And, of course, no sampling of white racist commentary would be complete without the insights of David Duke, who offered that, "Obama is like that new big dark spot on your arm that finally sends you to the doctor for some real medicine. ... Obama is the pain that let's [sic] your body know that something is dreadfully wrong. Obama will let the American people know that there is a real cancer eating away at the heart of our country and Republican aspirin will not only not cure it, but only masks the pain and makes you think you don't need radical surgery. ... My bet is that whether Obama wins or loses in November, millions of European Americans will inevitably react with new awareness of their heritage and the need for them to defend and advance it." European Americans! I love it.
And I thought they would just try to assassinate him. Silly me. Well, let's hope that they get their wish of an Obama presidency, but, obviously, not for their stated reasons. If Obama wins and turns out to be a good president, is it too much to wish that perhaps some of these clowns might recognize the errors of their ways? One can only hope.