Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jim Crow Attitudes for the New Millennium or Why I Prefer to Identify Myself as Jamaican

As reported on tonight's CBS News, Clinton is currently leading 51% to Obama's 35% among African-Americans. But, lucky him, he's apparently "more palatable and more acceptable to larger numbers of white voters". Apparently to some people, he's the "nice black man" to Clinton's evil b__ch.

Sadly though, poor Obama just can't seem to win. On the one hand, he's seen as "not black enough" - white mother and Kenyan father don't equal really Black to many African-Americans. Which would surprise your average white, city taxi driver making decisions on who to pick up. So, on the other hand, we get classic quotes like this one tonight from an only slightly redneck looking, 30-something representative of dumbf__k America - "I don't want to sound prejudiced or anything, but for one, ahm, I'm not gonna... I don't wanna vote for a colored man for President."

What year is this again and why doesn't the news give quotes from intelligent, thoughtful people?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because these are the same people who elected GW to a second term, that's why...

Beth said...

Not to sound too Irish, but Holy Mother of God! Disgraceful.

Sirmelja said...

Yeah M.C., I was trying to forget the whole GW fiasco. Sigh.... There are a lot of things I love about America, too bad democracy means we have to tolerate (and live with the consequences of) stupidity.

Sirmelja said...

Beth, I so totally agree! Of course, if you were going to try to sound more Irish, you would have dropped a couple of "fecks" into your response :-)

Beth said...

Oh feck. You're right.

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happybunny said...

I have really enjoyed reading all about your move to Ireland. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy 2008. Will visit again soon.

HappyBunny

Sirmelja said...

Glad to hear from you happybunny. I love it when I'm able to suck a new, unsuspecting reader into my "circle of hair death". Hah, now you have to read back into my archives to figure out my arcane reference! I'm so sneaky :-)