May 20, 2013

FOD

In case you were concerned that all of these scandals would impact Blowie's time on the links, have no fear, he was golfing with Sebelius over the weekend. Twelfth time this year, 123rd of his reign.

Also on tap over the weekend, a commencement speech at Morehouse College.  His speechwriters spent hours crafting an address that evoked racial imagery, sought to remind the young graduates of a time they were born well after, and rather than celebrate unity, used phrases like "someone who looks like you".

At one point Obama said:
Every one of you has a grandma or an uncle or a parent whose told you at some point in life as an African American you have to work twice as hard as anyone else if you want to get by.
Huh.  So, since he is half-black does that mean he works half as much as anyone else?

After he stirred up the crowd with Jim Crow and Dr. King, Blowie let this (clarifying phrase) fly:
Whatever success I achieved, whatever positions of leadership I’ve held, have depended less on Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs, and have instead been due to that sense of empathy and connection – the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you, to help those who needed it most; people who didn’t have the opportunities that I had, because but for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes
Oh, that's right, I had forgotten that the man that first campaigned with a mantra that he was half-white, then, upon his election, suddenly became Kunta Kinte, straight off the boat.

Does it strike anyone else as startlingly hypocritical that the African American community has had convenient amnesia about Blowie's insistence that he was only half-black? 

I suppose it is to be expected when so many have had convenient amnesia about the sort of president he said he would be and the things he said he would accomplish.

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