Clinton Supporters

27 08 2008

I was about to pull into the parking garage near my office when NPR, which never fails to enrage me at least once a day, featured a report from the floor of the DNC. The report focused on Hillary Clinton’s supporters – specifically those who are refusing to support Barack Obama in spite of the following facts:

  • Obama won the nomination
  • Hillary Clinton is urging all her supporters to back Obama
  • The supporters are lifelong Democrats who have NEVER voted Republican or sat out an election
  • Everyone from Obama, to Clinton, to the DNC is urging party unity
  • John McCain will kill us all

Nearly everyone still supporting Clinton has two of three traits in common. First, they are middle aged white women. Seriously. Damn near all of them. Not only are they all middle aged white women, but they all look the same: short Hillary-style hairdo, moderately to severely overweight, pants suit of some sort, fucking goddamn pins and other pieces of feminist and pro-Hillary flair all over their clothing.

Figure 1: Hillary Clinton Supporter

Secondly, Hillary supporters fall into one of two categories: 1.) those who say they will vote for Obama if he’s willing to blow a requisite amount of sunshine up their asses (e.g. supporting roll call votes, etc.), and 2.) those who simply will not vote for Obama at all, despite Clinton and Obama supporting nearly identical policy proposals, and are in effect taking their balls (yea, that’s right) and going home. Both of these camps are insanely idiotic.

It’s interesting to know that women, who are supposed to be the fairer and more emotionally grounded sex, are willing to fuck over the whole entire country because their candidate didn’t win. They seriously think that if they skip the general election out of spite, then 4 – 8 more years of John McBush will somehow be Barack Obama’s fault instead of their own. I imagine these same women refuse to feed their infants and, when they die of starvation, they shrug their shoulders and tell the jury “hey…that nigga shoulda hit up a Hunan or somethin’.”

My favorite quote from these women comes in the following form:

“I’m a lifelong democrat. I’ve never voted non-Democrat in 40 years, and I’ve never sat out an election. But this time…I don’t know…I just don’t know.”

As a black person, it’s tempting to substitute “I don’t know” with “I hate niggers”, but I think this lets them off a little too easy. People who are racist are taught to be that way by their parents and by the media when they are still young, impressionable, and not responsible for what they are exposed to. Crying racism makes it too easy to shift blame to previous generations or abstract conceptions of “The Man”, and racism is a charge that’s way too easy for these women to deny (“my son has a colored friend!”).

Instead, I like to chalk up their reluctance to plain old fucking immaturity. It’s far more insulting to be called a child than a racist. They didn’t get what they wanted, so now they’re crying their figurative eyes out like a toddler that just spent a week in a sex offenders’ prison.

Figure 2: Hillary Clinton supporter

“My candidate didn’t win. Boo hoo. Now I’m gonna let the world burn and tell everybody ‘I told ya so!'” This is, of course, all the more infuriating because Obama’s black supporters on the whole would have never adopted a passive aggressive stance like this if Clinton won. Sure we’d be pissed, but we wouldn’t cut off our nose to spite our face. This is proven by the fact that black people didn’t stay home during the general election after Jesse Jackson (who was still respected in 1988) didn’t win the nomination 20 years ago.

Clinton supporters (middle-aged white ones in particular), however, are showing just how selfish they really are. They are willing to risk keeping the party divided at the start of one of the most crucial Presidential elections in modern history…just because their candidate didn’t win. Some are even willing to attempt to subvert Obama’s nomination by turning a roll call vote into an official vote, which they know damn well would tear the Democratic Party to SHREDS and ensure Republican rule for the next century. That’s right, people: these broads want feminism to prevail EVEN IF IT MEANS THE END OF THE WORLD.

Figure 3: Hillary Clinton Supporter

I’ll leave everyone with the following gem: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-65630

Have a nice day.





Aside: The New Yorker

16 07 2008

I suppose it goes without saying that everyone is, by now, familiar with the following image:

Figure 1: Get over it

It appears that damn near everyone in the country is upset about this cover except me and the The New Yorker’s Editor (and, of course, whoever drew the damn thing). In fact, when I first saw the cover, I laughed so hard I damn near crapped my pants.

First of all, the fucking thing is clearly over-the-top political satire. Anyone that’s ever read The New Yorker, or even heard of it for that matter, is familiar with the fact that the magazine is CONSTANTLY printing controversial political cartoons designed to make people challenge their own perceptions. This naturally leads self-important reactionary left-wing douchebags (and so-called Educated Black People) to make pompous statements like the following:

“Yea it’s satire, and I know WE [pompous liberal yuppie douches] get it, but I don’t think the ‘others’ in America will.”

This shit enrages me for two sets of reasons:

First,

  1. Generally speaking, pompous liberal yuppie douches are NOT that intelligent – and yes, I draw SHARP distinctions between intelligence and education
  2. The vast majority of Americans DO NOT read The New Yorker
  3. Liberal douches are aware that most Americans DO NOT read The New Yorker
  4. If liberal douches think the cartoon would damage Obama’s image if it were exposed to the masses…why are they making such a fuss about it and shoving it into the national spotlight? SHUT THE FUCK UP THEN, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!
  5. The outrage displayed is, therefore, a disingenuous mechanism for gathering props from/getting laid by other liberal yuppie douches who find logically vacuous righteous indignation super fucking sexy

Secondly,

  1. The vast majority of Americans fall into one of two camps: those who like Obama, and those who do not
  2. The Americans that like Obama see the cartoon for what it is – a round lampooning of the ridiculous statements concerning Obama’s patriotism, heritage, religion, and ambitions made by…
  3. The Americans that do not like Obama. The effects of this cartoon on them will at worst reinforce internalized notions about Obama that nobody was about to change anyway, and at best (and far more likely) force them to realize just how RIDICULOUS their opinions are

People need to pipe the fuck down with the kneejerk self-righteous self-aggrandizing false outrage already. Obama has way bigger problems that a magazine whose cartoon, while controversial, will do nothing but help his chances.

Jesus fucking Christ.





Ralph Nader

27 06 2008

The greatest thing about this political campaign cycle, unique in its having a viable black candidate for the first time ever, is the fact that it’s been white people, not black people, who have been constantly injecting race into the…race.

Hillary and Bill Clinton tacitly injected race into their campaign by comparing Obama’s candidacy to that of Jesse Jackson during the now-infamous South Carolina primary. They did it again when they painted Obama as ‘the black candidate’ in an attempt to rouse Latin vs. Black sentiments in the run up to Nevada. When the Clintons got really desperate, they directly tapped into white fear/hate of Obama by becoming the first campaign in decades to directly aim their appeal at working class whites at the expense of alienating minorities.

Then there were countless other incidents:

  • The ‘terrorist fist bump’ as described by Fox News between Obama and his wife (anybody else think that the date of the fist bump is slowly becoming an unofficial black national holiday?).
  • Various members of the Clinton campaign attributing Obama’s success singularly to his race.
  • Images of Obama in Somali garb that prompted rumors of him being a secret Muslim, with conservative commentators all over the country placing emphasis on his middle name from then on.
  • The Rev. Wright fiasco, with the media conveniently glossing over the fact that he was also a spiritual adviser to the Clintons
  • John McCain, among others, attempting to wheel Obama’s education and oratory ability into an ‘elitist’ label, which is absolute crap. I wish McCain would just cut the bullshit and say what he really means when he says ‘elitist’ – namely, ‘Uppity Nigger’. If Obama were white, no one would be calling him elitist. He’d just be a smart white guy.

But all of the above instances are downright subtle when compared to recent comments made by the man I consider to be the second-most responsible for the shitty state of the country today: Ralph fucking Nader.

Figure 1: Creepy similarities, anyone?

In case you hadn’t heard, Ralph Nader made public comments this week accusing Barack Obama of “talking white” and “appealing to white guilt” in his bid for the White House. Specifically:

“There’s only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He’s half African-American…Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn’t want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We’ll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards.”

Figure 2: Even Jesse Jackson doesn’t want to be Jesse Jackson

According to Nader, Barack Obama shouldn’t be running for President of the United States. Instead, he should be running for President of Stereotypical Black America. Hey Mr. Nader, avoiding talk of payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos and lead is ‘talking white?’ Does this mean that white people don’t ever have to worry about these things and don’t talk about them because the issues don’t affect them? I had no idea that predatory lending was a uniquely black problem, but thanks to Ralph Nader I finally know that us reggins are the only ones dumb enough to succumb to ecomonic exploitation.

Nothing amuses me more than white people that like to pretend there aren’t vast swaths of their own kind all over the country living in poverty and getting their asses handed to them by life on a daily basis.

Figure 3: White people like to pretend she isn’t one of them

Nader quickly followed up his original statement with one even more ridiculous:

“I mean, first of all, the number one thing that a black American politician aspiring to the presidency should be is to candidly describe the plight of the poor, especially in the inner cities and the rural areas, and have a very detailed platform about how the poor is going to be defended by the law, is going to be protected by the law and is going to be liberated by the law…”

Oh how I do love it when people who aren’t black tell black people what they SHOULD be focused on, as if black people don’t know what the fuck it’s like to be black. Thanks, asshole.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. Ralph Nader, like countless other white politicians whose hopes were dashed in the wake of Obama, are very pissed off that a black man was able to successfully run a campaign as something other than ‘the black candidate’. Obama represents the worst nightmare of every white racist prick in this country: a black person whose success cannot even remotely be attributed to affirmative action, preferential treatment, quotas, handicapping of white people, or any other double-edged policies racist fucks use to justify ANY measure of success achieved by black people. Obama is a black man who, by some miracle, has managed to get a large part of the American public to look as his character first and his color second.

Dr. King’s dream is staring racists in the face in a way more real then they could have ever imagined possible, and they are scared to fucking death.

I couldn’t possibly be any happier.





To My Readers: Barack Obama Week

4 06 2008

Figure 1: “When you get sad, stop being sad and be awesome instead.” -Anonymous

Shhhhhh…listen. Do ye hear that? Turn down the TV, step away from any noise, and listen well…

‘Tis the sound of crying. A deep guttural wailing, much of it coming from the south (and Boston) where the racists dwell.

Harken left! ‘Twas quick. Doth ye hear it, still?

Shattered porcelain, and a ringing. Metal discs rotate quickly and come noisily to rest, but one rogue of silver-gray rolls toward a wall to be rescued by a pale hand nigh it’s collision. The face-in-relief of the first President doesn’t look at the boy. It just seems to stare to the left, out the window, or perhaps at the pink shards of its former prison. It’s been freed from it’s cage for the first time; the little racist boy with the big racist father having smashed his piggy bank.

$6.66. It will have to be enough to order the murder of the dark candidate from the North. He knows the black lord cannot be defeated fairly: for he will cross cutlass with a mere skeleton.

Bottoms up on ye grog me hearties, yo ho! The nomination is Barack’s!

I wrote myself a Haiku to celebrate:

Rednecks are sobbing
Black men sprint to the White House
McCain is too old

In continued celebration of what I hope to God is the inevitable, I’m keeping the new Barack Obama banner at the top of the site for at least one week. He is our honorary angry black man, and yes he is angry no matter how much you see him smile.

I’d like to know how everyone else celebrated and otherwise reacted to the news of the clinching of the nomination. I, for one, stood on my balcony laughing like an absolute maniac for fifteen minutes and, I shit you not, was joined in my bellowing guffaws by three black people and one white guy in the next building over.

Sorry, Hil-Dawg. You fought one hell of a fight:

  • You first declared a top-down candidacy that you labeled ‘inevitable’, running on a platform as an establishment candidate.
  • When that didn’t work, you called yourself a candidate of change.
  • When that didn’t work, you compared your rival’s candidacy to that of Jesse Jackson – and you even cried a little.
  • But that didn’t work either, so you tried to quash the black vote by appealing to Black vs. Latin sentiment.
  • When that strategy fell on its ass, you resorted to good old Clintonian/Rovian scare tactics, taking out red phone ads and even calling John McCain more qualified for the job.
  • Then you really dug into the shit pit making tacit claims that Obama wasn’t good enough for white voters. Of course…that didn’t work either.
  • When it finally became clear you might actually lose, you went completely apeshit.
  • First, you started making dubious claims that you were ahead in the popular vote (so long as you count Michigan and Florida, and exclude all caucus votes). You tried to convince the DNC that this heavily-altered popular vote was the criteria for taking the nomination. The Clintons actually tried to move the goalposts of a decades-established election playing field to suit their needs at the moment. THAT, my friends, is how you act WHITE.
  • Second, you suddenly decided that Michigan and Florida were the most important states in the universe. Quietly brushing over the fact that you initially supported the DNC’s punishment of those states for breaking the rules, you fought to get all their delegates reinstated…and you fucking SUCCEEDED!

Ever since Iowa, you tried to latch on to an ‘underdog’ status and, at the very least, convince everyone that you were a tenacious fighter. But here’s the thing, ‘sweetie’ (as my idol would say) – Obama was the one fighting the establishment candidate. Obama was the one who prevailed despite your SUCCESSFULLY changing the rules of the game THROUGHOUT the primary season. Obama was the one who prevailed despite your scare tactics, racist divide-and-conquer strategy, and even your outright lies fed to and swallowed by the media. Yes, Hill, you are quite possibly the most incredible fighter I’ve ever seen…

…but Obama outfought YOU.

God Bless America.





The Democratic Party

23 04 2008

There are a lot of reasons for Obama supporters to be angry at Hillary Clinton:

  • Red phone ads designed to scare people into submission, taking a page from the Karl Rove handbook
  • Calling Obama, a black man who grew up in a single-parent household and just finished paying off student loans, an elitist – while she and her husband have been earning about $15.5 million per year on average for the past seven years
  • Accusing Obama of being pro-McCain after Obama said he’d be a better president than Bush…while she herself said publicly that only she and McCain were ready to lead the country on day one
  • Crying her way to votes in Texas while claiming not to be playing the gender card
  • Playing up Obama’s connections to Rev. Wright to downplay hypocritical revelations regarding her words vs. her actions on NAFTA and Colombian free trade
  • Outright lying about sniper fire in Bosnia and her active role in the Ireland conflict

The list goes on, but I’ll stop here.

How ironic is it that so many people accuse Obama’s supporters of backing him based entirely on emotion, while no one seems to be looking into the fact that Hillary’s supporters are backing her for that reason in far greater numbers. I’m not saying that Clinton would make a bad president – quite the contrary, I think there are plenty of good reasons to vote for her, especially over that racist snake John McCain. Unfortunately, nearly every argument I’ve heard in support of Clinton, both in public and in private, have centered around the following “logic”, all of which I feel compelled to fire away at in turn:

“You know, she’s earned it. She’s worked hard. It’s Clinton’s time to be President”

There are lots of people who work hard that don’t deserve to be President.

Figure 1: Like this guy

But assuming she has worked hard in a way that makes her qualified for the Presidency…how has she proven herself to be more hardworking than Obama or, for that matter, John McCain? Yes, she’s worked hard and certainly is qualified, but that doesn’t fucking mean she’s ‘earned it’, especially when you consider the competition.

“Her husband did a good job, and I think she would too. It’s like getting Bill and Hillary at the same time.”

There are three types of people that make this argument. One type thinks that Hillary Clinton = Bill Clinton. Another type thinks that Billary will work as a two headed monster, effectively giving us two presidents slaying social injustice and reviving the hyperinflated economy of the late 1990s for the next eight years. The last type thinks that Bill will effectively become president again, overshadowing his wife in terms of policymaking and so forth thus rendering third and fourth terms of a Bill Clinton presidency.

All groups are underestimating the force of Hillary Clinton’s personality.

Figure 2: Soul-Eater

The first group seems to be ignorant of the fact that, behind closed doors, Hillary Clinton is a raging bitch. Innumerable people who have worked in close quarters with her in the past have noted three major issues with her personality: her fiery temper, her readiness to hold lifelong grudges, and her view of people as either absolute friends or absolute enemies on a very personal level. While Bill certainly shares his wife’s temper, he lacks the second and third flaws of his wife which made him a very respectable statesman until that fat chick in the purple dress showed up.

The second group is deluded. Bill and Hillary have been at odds constantly throughout the presidential campaign, with Hillary occasionally having to muzzle her husband. It’s only going to get worse if she becomes president and they start butting heads on the world stage. Bill and Hillary are a lot more likely to get in each others’ way than work together as an effective team.

The third group is just plain fucking stupid. Hillary Clinton is not the type to just get on her knees and take it from her husband (if she were, the Lewinsky thing probably wouldn’t have happened). Hillary Clinton is too strong a woman to be run or overshadowed by her husband, even if her husband is the awesome political legend that is Bill Clinton. A vote for Hillary is not a vote for Bill, you delusional fucktards.

“It’s time for a woman to be President.”

This is the most infuriating argument of all because it is by far the least logical. I’ve never heard any woman make this argument and actually explain WHY it’s time for a woman to be President – so I’m going to posit some arguments for these morons.

1.) a woman could bring a ‘light and gracious touch’ to international politics, helping restore America’s good moral standing after Dubyah et al ran roughshod over our reputation in the pursuit of oil/evil.

This argument has one crucial flaw: Hillary Clinton is not a woman. Hillary Clinton is a fucking cyborg.

Figure 3: Clin-Tron

Gracious and feminine are not words that come to mind when one thinks of Hillary Clinton. In fact, her combative nature, hardheadedness, and ends-justify-the-means modus operandi are reflective of none other than George W. Bush. Hillary Clinton is not the one to bring a lady’s touch to the American and/or international political scapes.

2.) women have been oppressed forever, it’s time for a woman to come to the head of power

Perhaps this would be a valid thing to say if Hillary wasn’t running against a black man, but since she is – it’s not. Non-black women everywhere are making this argument and, by tacit extension, are claiming that white women in America have a deeper history of oppression than black men, to which I respond thusly.

Why, then, is this post entitled “The Democratic Party”? Simple. Everything I’ve written above has illustrated one unavoidable fact: the ‘Democratic Party’ is a lie.

Figure 4: But the logo is pretty damn accurate

‘Democrat’ is not a party – it’s a label. It’s a label adopted by disparate and often competing groups that have virtually nothing in common. Just think about the divisiveness that’s reared its head in the democratic race:

  • Blacks are being pitted against Latinos
  • Blacks are threatening to boycott elections if Hillary wins
  • Middle class white men are overwhelmingly unwilling to vote for Obama
  • White women are being pitted against black people
  • Black women are being torn in half
  • Practically-minded poor/middle-class people are being pitted against ‘high minded’ yuppies
  • The rural vote and the urban vote are virtually dichotomous
  • The Clinton vote and the Independent vote are virtually dichotomous
  • 40+% of Obama’s voters won’t support Clinton if she wins
  • 40+% of Clinton’s voters won’t support Obama if he wins

This divisiveness is going to cost us the election. Barring some HUGE gaffe by John McCain, he will win the general election because a.) all republicans will vote for him, b.) all white middle class voters will vote for him if Obama wins, or all Independents will vote for him and many black/young people will stay home if Clinton wins, and c.) John McCain is Satan.

So given McCain’s inevitable win, who do you think we’ll invade first: Iran, China, or Russia?





Abraham Lincoln

27 03 2008

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Figure 1: Owns neither comb nor razor

Abraham Lincoln is a fucking asshole. Yes, he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves. So fucking what? Doing so was politically and militarily motivated, and he’s still a racist fucktwat:

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races [the crowd applauds] – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people, and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the black and white races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

-Abraham Lincoln, 1858

Several years later, after Pharaoh softened his heart, he delivered this little tidbit:

“It is also unsatisfactory to some that the elective franchise is not given to the colored man. I would myself prefer that it were now conferred on the very intelligent, and on those who serve our cause as soldiers.”

-Abraham Lincoln, 1865

Sho izz mighty KINE o’ya massa ta fix’n let dem niggaz wit da book learnin’ vote, yess’a sho nuff iz! Fuck you very much, asshole. Abraham Lincoln hates black people and he really REALLY hates Indians. If John Wilkes Booth wasn’t a racist assclown himself, I’d spill a 40 in his honor.

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Figure 2: My homeboy, as long as I’m willing to delude myself…

I’ve met a lot of white people who get pissed off when blacks seem ‘ungrateful’ for the things some of them have done for us. Now, these white people know they can blame Abraham Lincoln. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the things you do, it’s that we don’t trust you. It’s the same sentiment that a girl in a bar has toward a guy that buys her a drink. She appreciates the drink, but she’s pretty sure that his sneaky ass is up to something (and he almost always is).

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Figure 3: Smile! You’ve been Abe Lincolned!





Derrick Ashong

20 03 2008

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Figure 1: Accidentally called out America on its own bullshit

Remember this?

I was probably one of the last people to watch this video, since I only saw it about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I wasn’t actually filled with a sense of pride because Derrick knew what he was talking about. I was filled with pride because the belligerent interviewer got his ass handed to him, and justly so for making the racist assumption that a dark dude with a shell necklace was simply voting for Obama because it’s the ‘black’ thing to do. Overall, I was very happy after watching this interview.

Then I read this commentary, written by Derrick as a guest column for CNN.

After reading it, I was VERY angry.

There are two things that piss me the fuck off about Derrick Ashong, and what’s interesting is that these two things really have nothing to do with Derrick Ashong at all.

The first thing seems relatively superficial – Derrick’s writing style. In reality, it’s not “Derrick’s writing style”, per se. Rather, it’s the writing style of many intelligent people (and not just blacks) who, when put in front of a general audience, feel the need to really gun it intellectually. They emphasize sophistication over clarity which, ironically, is exactly the wrong way to connect with the average person. So I guess I’m pissed off at this emphasis rather than the writing style itself, which is why my anger really has nothing to do with Derrick Ashong.

Anyway, If you read the commentary you’ll notice that it’s filled with four-syllable words that are rarely used in normal conversation. Reading Derrick’s article aloud is damn near impossible. While this demonstrates either an impressively masterful grasp of English vocabulary or ready access to an online thesaurus, it does two things that are very negative:

  1. Makes his writing difficult to digest: meaning that the message of his commentary, which is a very good one and should be absorbed by everyone, will probably be discarded by the average (i.e. easily distracted) reader as soon as they encounter the word ‘sophomoric’. This effectively renders his message as useless as if he’d responded to the interviewer on the YouTube video by flinging poop at him.
  2. Makes him look like he’s trying too hard to impress someone: like the first issue, this perception will dilute his message. Blue collar blacks and whites alike will, because of his language, view him as elitist, and dismiss his opinions altogether for a very simple and even logical reason – they’ll assume that Derrick doesn’t understand them, so his message can’t apply to them. They’ll do this even if they haven’t read/understood his message, and even if his message actually does apply to them (and it does)

I’m sure SEBPL will one day post an article entitled “Showing Off Intellectually” (they came close with this article), and explain the ins and outs of how smart black people everywhere feel the need to always max out their intellectual capacity in public, even if it makes them impossible to understand or a pain in the ass to deal with. It’s is similar to someone driving a Corvette at 160mph at all times just because they know it can go that fast. Derrick is using way more intellectual horsepower than is necessary to get his point across, and doing so is getting him in his own way. The shit needs to stop.

The second thing that pisses me off about Derrick (remember, I’m pissed ABOUT him, not AT him) involves subtle racism. If Derrick were white, none of this shit would’ve been news. Why? Because people wouldn’t necessarily be surprised that a white guy knew the issues and the candidates’ stances on them. It wouldn’t be a big deal, and it wouldn’t be newsworthy.

But a black guy, especially a dark black guy, is a different story. I can only imagine that the asshole reporter approached Derrick hoping to hear a ridiculous emotional motivation for supporting Obama: namely “BECAUSE HE’S BLACK!” or “I DUNNO, I JUST LIKE THE GUY AND THINK HE CAN CHANGE THINGS!” What’s even more enraging is that the reporter wasn’t the only one who thought this way. MOST PEOPLE thought this way, including a lot of black people.

Any person, black or white, who forwards you Derrick’s video gushing about how he knew his shit (instead of gushing about how dumb the reporter is) harbors the same latently racist attitude as the reporter. Why? Because that person is, like the reporter, either surprised or downright shocked that a black guy would know the issues so well.

I offer a challenge for people to dig deep, and really examine what they liked about the video. Did you like the video because the presumptive, racist reporter made the mistake of assuming Derrick was an idiot based on his appearance and, as a result, wound up looking like one himself? Or did you like it because, to your surprise, Derrick was able to pose a lucid and logical defense of Barack Obama?

Be honest with yourself. Subtle racism’s a bitch, ain’t it?