According to CNN, Obama lost Kentucky’s Democratic Primary by a 35% point spread. He subsequently lost West Virginia’s primary by a 41% point spread. Obama, in my opinion has almost come off coy about this situation, and doing, I guess, what’s politically the best thing for him to do. He’s got the numbers of delegates, which is what really counts and Hillary knows it.
And if I can go off tangentially for a moment…
I just think that her fight for Florida and Michigan are stupid. She was on board for the states not counting. Perhaps, if she herself had decided to campaign, I would say she has some sort of argument and that she did her part, but she did not. And secondly, Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan–she needs to give it up as far as that state is concerned. IF she has an argument, whatever tenous argument that may be, it rests only with Florida.
I could care less about this “alleged racism” that many blacks are saying that she is committing because of her speeches. LOOK, she’s trying to get as many votes as possible, I don’t blame her. If that means catering to white fear, well, hell, she’s trying to win. As dishonorable as that may be, in the broad scheme of things its just interesting because a few months ago blacks were wondering is Barack was black enough and still the majority of blacks were behind Clinton. Truth be told, I bet SHE’s the one that feels that she was betrayed.
Chew on that for a moment.
Be that as it may, most pundits are saying how does Obama explain these trouncing losses. Hillary simply says that she’s more electable than he is. Hmmmm, so far, that’s what the facts say. Reality, on the other hand, says that many of these people in this small stretch of the United States known as Appalachia really don’t want a black president.
Yes, I finally said it.
It took a while for me to really admit it, and I guess I had to come down from my uppity Negro tower of solitude and look around and realize that some of Obama’s alleged problem is really America’s dirty little secret that no one has really touched on in MSM. Although, I’ve been at home with Mama and Papa Uppity for the last week and a half, and they don’t have cable, so I’m wary of saying if all of MSM has carried it or not. Although, somehow I feel sure enough to say that FoxNews probably hasn’t, nor the likes of a Campbell Brown on CNN has either. (I really don’t like her either, she needs to move to Fox and take Greta Van Susteren’s spot because at least she looks better than that crooked mouthed wench!)
Check out this following clip and then keep on reading:
Um, we have a problem church.
In West Virginia, where 60+% of the voters were 50 years old or older, these folks are saying that they are NOT voting for this black man, and would vote Republican.
Church, we have a BIG problem.
So, the question I’m asking is why is this an Obama problem as opposed to an American problem? This problem existed before Obama’s name was even on the lips of denizens of Appalachia. The married couple in the clip exposed what may be more normal white thought, I could be wrong and I hope to stand corrected, but it’s just interesting to hear the words used to describe what she liked in McCain and Clinton, and she was quite clear on the inference that Obama did not do these things.
Come on now, he knows the Star Spangled Banner.
But what I had aught with was “…At least I know they [Clinton and McCain] believe in this country…who we are and when times get bad we pull together because we’re Americans.”
“…when times get bad we pull together because we’re Americans.”
Do, I REALLY need to do a historical roll call of the times when we didn’t pull together, when we were QUITE separate–on the basis of race. Black folks in this country remember just how interesting it was after 9/11 (yes, I’m channeling my inner Jeremiah Wright) that this jingoistic atmosphere descended on this country and all of sudden everyone was in the same boat. It came off as though whites wanted us all in the same boat because it seemed like the boat was sinking.
And lemme pause here and talk about the blatant and wanton ignorance of Miss Tracy sitting there in the coffee shop! They talk about how ignorant Rontreveon and Deondre and Shaniqua and Boomquesha sound on the evening news, at least Shaniqua knows what’s going on!! Miss Tracy–who probably is doing well by West Virginia standards, I mean she can afford a cup of joe in a nice establishment as opposed to putting that four bucks in her car–sounded like a fool saying she wanted “someone who was from here [in the United States].”
Obama was born in Hawai’i.
I mean that’s Constitution 101, he wouldn’t even be eligible if he wasn’t born in the U.S. Tracy! Hell, she’d probably vote for Arnold Schwarznegger for president over Obama!
Then once she realized that she had lost that argument, she pulled out the good ol’ WV trump card–“well, he’s Muslim.”
Pauses…. pauses…. pauses….. (I’m pausing to maintain composure….)
When I hear such egregious forms of ignorance peppered with philitinistic logic, I wonder WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!? WHAT ROCK ARE YOU AND WEST VIRGINIA LIVING UNDER?!?!?! DID YOU NOT THE BIGGEST MEDIA BLITZ WE’VE HAD IN A LONNNNNNG TIME WITH JEREMIAH WRIGHT–OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN!
Now, Ashley, I thought it was very interesting to see her response when the reporter asked her why she didn’t think a black man should be president and her facial expression and shrug told the whole story. She was socialized and acculturated to think that blacks were inferior. There was no other answer that there could be. If she felt that blacks were equal or capable of somethings, her little world would be rocked. At least Miss Ashley kept it real and said she didn’t want to have a black president; Miss Tracy was ONE word away from saying that. But we all know what she was thinking.
Sadly, when I see and hear comments such as this, I begin to seriously worry about Obama’s safety. Just this morning, there was talk of the Secret Service shutting down the block that Obama’s house is located (right around the corner from mama and papa Uppity) but, um, one need only read the comments beneath that YouTube posting to see just how crazy folks really are.
I’d go out on a limb and say places like California, Oregon or even somewhere like New York, mayyyyyyybe Ohio, in some parts, and Indiana perhaps, those Clinton supporters would for the most part switch over to Obama no problem. But, the fact that we have life long democrats adamant in their dislike of Obama so much that they’d vote Republicans is scary.
So what does Obama need to do to positively deal with America’s problem and hopefully increase his electability in the General Election in November? Secondly, would it be fair for me to categorize all West Virginians as “backwards rednecks” because of what I saw on television news interviews just as many white categorize blacks as all “ghetto trash” because of what they see on the evening news?
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL