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Did You Know Obama is a Black Guy?

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It’s hard for H. Clinton’s supporters to get across the point that people are more sexist than racist when everytime they send someone out to bring it home their remarks inevitably come out sounding more racist than gender neutralizing.  B. Clinton did it and alienated black voters February.  When Ferraro did it people realized what really brings her to white sales.

So how can you get across the notion that it’s hard out here for a white chick when Three 6 Mafia isn’t offering to make you a theme song? 

How you ask?  Get a black guy to do it.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson on New American Media argues that H. Clinton’s biggest drawback is her gender.  In pointing out that Americans are more likely to laugh at a joke about women as opposed to one about minorities he concludes that the country is more sexist than racist.

The worst part of this is that if anyone dared make a racial crack about Barack Obama they’d be pounded into the sand. Yet, blatant sexist and anti-woman remarks are routinely spewed out, often unchallenged, and even cackled at. In the CBS News poll, though more said they have heard more racist cracks in the past few months than sexist cracks, they were less likely to be offended by the sexist ones than the racist ones.

I guess Hutchinson didn’t see the new CBS poll that they released last week on Apr 7 where they asked voters if the race of candidate mattered.  Although whites who said they were more likely to vote for a candidate who was white were outnumbered 6 to 1 by those who said race didn’t matter, those who used race as their guide “were three times likelier to say they would only be satisfied with Clinton as the nominee than if Obama were chosen”. 

Although most white pollster’s said that gender was not a factor, for those that did consider gender H. Clinton got the slight edge.

For African Americans only one in three said race was significant in their decision.

BET founder Bob Johnson believes that Obama’s garners black votes only because he’s black.  Picking up where Geraldine Ferraro left off last month, Johnson backs Ferraro’s statements and claims that the Obama “campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything”.

“What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called ‘Jerry Smith’ and he says I’m going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?” Johnson said. “And the answer is, probably not.”

Meanwhile, Obama’s statements on disenchanted poor whites who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations” has been called by both Clinton and McCain as elitist (which is funny since the Clintons have earned a tenth of a billion in the near decade since leaving the White House and McCain is one of the richest men in congress because of his wife’s money).  But really, it’s exactly to those anti-immigrant, gun-slinging people that the Clintons have been coquettishly been pandering to for the last few months by playing into their fear of a black President.

Wasn’t she something of the bitter one a few weeks ago because she couldn’t be femme enough for others to be misogynistic?  Well now Obama is looking blacker than ever, just ask the two black guys who keep pointing it out.

Well, Debra, is Obama black enough for you now?


Written by rentec

15 April, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Posted in politics, race

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