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This is what middle-class black America love about Obama:

For black people, the clear benefit of Obama is that he is quietly exposing an ancient hatred that has simmered in this country for decades.  Rightly or wrongly, a lot of us grew tired of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, mostly because they presented easy foils for Limbaugh-land. Moreover, again rightly or wrongly, they were used to define all of us.

It’s intensely grating to live say, in Atlanta, and have some dude in Harlem crowned as your unelected leader. It’s even more grating if said dude’s agenda seems, in large measure, come down to standing in front of cameras and tweaking his opponents. It’s no mistake that O’Reilly and Sharpton would break bread together at Sylvia’s–they feed each other.

But Barack Obama, bourgeois in every way that bourgeois is right and just, will not dance.He tells kids to study–and they seethe. He accepts an apology for an immature act of rudeness–and they go hysterical. He takes his wife out for a date–and their veins bulge. His humanity, his ordinary blackness, is killing them. Dig the audio of his response to Kanye West–the way he says, “He’s a jackass.” He sounds like one of my brothers. And that’s the point, because that’s what he is. Barack Obama refuses to be their nigger. And it’s driving them crazy.

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6 Comments

  1. Samuel Johnson famously said that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’. That being the case, accusations of racism (when losing an argument) is the last refuge of the liberal scoundrel.

    It exactly the opposite of Martin Luther Kings content instead of color. It’s color and lets not talk about content. Let’s not talk about the failed content of John Maynard Keynes foolish economic theories. Lets not talk about the content of the continuation of the empire in foreign affairs. Let not talk about the failures of all types of central planning.

    From here our liberal scoundrels will do one of two things — they will accuse Obama’s opponents of wanting him to fail because he is black — and as the wheels continue to come off of their failed programs, that will become a daily theme. Or they could admit the fact that the first black president we elected is a shyster, and is in way over his head. Don’t look for this second option anytime soon.

  2. Not sure you understood this post. It has nothing to do with white southerners like Jimmy Carter shouting “Racism” and everything to do with how Obama breaks the mold. Content of character and political ideals are pushed to the forefront. Obama is not the easy foil that Al Sharpton is. He is harder for Limbaugh to satirize. People like Beck have to hide behind the last refuge of the far right–calling Obama a…ummm…racist.

  3. I did get your point. To be blunt then, he is someone’s nigger (this word is super offensive to me). He is the nigger of the liberal scoundrel.

    Socialism does’nt sell with a east coast liberal. Socialism dosen’t sell with southerner that have trouble keeping their pants zipped. Socialism doesn’t sell with California fruitcakes. Socialism doesn’t sell with Don King, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson look alikes. The found the guy though. The Tiger Woods/ Micheal Jordan cross. Now they just have to hide the ideas

  4. Just to clarify my point on “they”. “They” to me isn’t some secret society. It just a sort of group think kinda thing. The conservatives have a group think and it spit out George Bush “The Kick Ass Cowboy”, the liberals have a group think and, as I said before, we got a cross between Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan ( I mean who could possibly vote against that). As for my group think, Ron Paul, the crazy professor type (not exactly working out well other than attracting other crazy professor want-to-bes like me).

  5. Which you got to ask yourself, why is the Ron Paul wing of politics and economics so correct, yet more people don’t sign on. Not the masses. They are easily wound up with tax breaks or government giveaways. The question is why the brain trusts in your movement so apparently non-existent. A global conspiracy of sorts? Giant corporations like GE suppressing your views? A GOP built on warmongers and neocons? If you guys are so right, where are you? Where is your reasonable, professorial Glenn Beck?

  6. I give a couple of answers to your questions, so here it goes:

    Regarding the correctness, obviously we have had a lot going in the world. Both the left and the right like to say that no one saw all this coming. They especially like to say that all the “serious” economists agree with them. My trouble with that is that people did see this coming and warned about the problems in the economy. Ron Paul was one of them, investor Jim Rogers (George Soros’s former business partner) was another and my personal favorite was a guy named Peter Schiff (broker who is a frequent commentor on the financial networks, there is a Youtube video called “Peter Schiff is right” that uncanny on how he nailed the problems). All of them were pretty much marginalized in the boom but are getting a lot of attention in the bust. All three come from the Austrian Free Market school of Economics. The now dead Austrian intellectual leaders where people like Fredrick Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard. So I look at people who got it right instead of people who got it wrong or were clueless (Obama, Bernake,Paulson, Geitner).

    Secondly, I don’t see any suppression. Ideas have germination time and then they either die or they grow. I think that inquiring minds people are questioning some long standing tenants off government. Both in the economy and foreign policy.

    There are good reasonable people. Ron Paul is one of them. He hasn’t yelled out liar in the House chmabers or wore around “Bury Obamacare with the Kennedys” signs in all his years. He has tried to establish a voting record that is consistent with his views. Paul’s son Rand is running for Senate in Kentucky and Peter Schiff is running for Chris Dodd’s seat in Connecticut. So, patience is a virtue and time will separate good ideas from bad ideas.


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