John Sununu a Palestinian American of Arab descent was the 75th Governor of New Hampshire and later became US White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.
Presently, John Sununu is the Top surrogate and the co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign. Sununu has been displaying antagonistic shenanigans of racial animosity and undertone towards two prominent African American leaders: President Obama and lately the retired Four-Star General Colin Powell.
Colin Powell endorsed President Obama for second term and Sununu who was appearing at CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” was asked to comment on the endorsement and Powell’s standing in Republican Party. John Sununu suggested it was act of Black solidarity, recommending that the reason Powell endorsed President Obama was because they were both Black.
Decide for yourself, this is the exchange between Piers Morgan and John Sununu:
Sununu: Well, I’m not sure how important that is. I do like the fact that Colin Powell’s boss, George Herbert Walker Bush, has endorsed Mitt Romney all along. And frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama.
Morgan: What reason would that be?
Sununu: Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.
Retired General Colin Powell is an American patriot who does not need John Sununu or any other person for that matter to lecture him on how to be an American. Most Americans appreciate Powell as a statesman and All-American who has given the best to his country of birth.
It is an insult to every American for Sununu to make such a suggestion and to play to the worst of human instincts of racial animosity and hatred at this important election. After all, John Sununu is supporting Mitt Romney which is his right as an American and nobody is accusing him of anything.
John Sununu has not stopped there; lately he has been heaping racial jokes, innuendos and silly racial stereotypes on President Barack Obama:
As Igor Volsky , Deputy Editor of ThinkProgress rightly put it, “The former New Hampshire governor has repeatedly suggested that Obama or his policies are “foreign,” European, and something less than American.” Below are some of the Sununu utterances against President Obama:
– Obama is foreign. Obama doesn’t understand the “American system” because “he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure.” [Fox News, 7/17/2012]
– Obama doesn’t know how to be an American. During a conference call, Sununu claimed, “The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world. It is the American way. And I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” [Conference call, 7/17/2012]
– Obama is a lazy idiot. Sununu described Obama’s debate performance as “babbling,” “lazy,” and “disengaged,” and dismissed the possibility that he could do better in the future. “When you’re not that bright you can’t get better prepared.” [Fox News, 10/4/2012]
– Obama has no class, just wants to be cool. “That moment of using the B.S. word was kind of a self-defining moment for the president,” he told Sean Hannity. “No class, wants to be cool. Sacrifices the dignity of the presidency for appearing cool to a magazine that works for some of his base.” [Fox News,10/25/2012]
John Sununu a Middle Eastern Arab is also a minority in America and should learn how to respect every American irrespective of their color, language, religion, political affiliation or background.