Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Damn Damn Damn: I Thought We had Gotten Past This!

(If your vote is value or issue-based and not based on race or sex, then this message isn't for you.)
Mary Francis Berry, PhD was on CNN this morning and she said race

may have had something to do with Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama's, losses in the Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas primaries.

May have? (Although he is doing well in the Texas Caucus)

She was the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Clinton Administration.

I interviewed Ms. Berry once during a Chicago Defender

Editorial Board meeting back in the 1990s. She wrote a book

entitled, "The Pig Farmer's Daughter".
Anyways, I was shocked that she would actually admit what every

person was thinking--or at least what I was thinking.
Come on! We all thunk it. Down there in Texas, there are more

than a few good 'ol boys who don't mix their seed and keep to

their own kind and so forth.
Lots of Blacks are like that too

and I don't care for their attitudes toward race either. We all

know about Ohio's stormy interactions with race relations. They

ain't the most inclusive group of folk outside of their Black epicenters.
Dang. All this time and it really just comes down to the fact

that some of us really are not ready for a Black

president even among those who are chauvinistic.
(I can hear Patti LaBell's "If You Don't Know Me by Now" playing in the background with a whole bunch of tiny violins)

I really don't know what these people think Hillary will do for

the economy or national security that Barack won't or can't do. They will all have access to top-notch advisers.
I bet they think if Barack wins, he'll give Blacks reparations

and other special perks--imaginary perks but perks just the

same in their minds. Then again, many people have been outright mean to Black people on purpose and may feel a Black at the top could bring chickens home to roost.

I remember walking down the street one day off-campus in Terre Haute and a raggedy pick-up filled with what appeared to be drunk Caucasians yelled, "N*gger" as they drove by. I think I yelled back, "F*ck You" and they sped off with surprised looks.

What was I supposed to do?? I'm no more sane than the next person.
However, I wasn't mean to all white people after that. I had actually forgotten about it until just now as I began to type this post. (hmmmmm)
They were stupid and drunk and young--at least they had an excuse.

Gee Whiz we've got some ignorance in this country!
Wake up People!
The Republican Party cannot wait to get Hillary the Democratic

nomination so they can pounce on her--and she is ready for it

but what about the rest of the country? Do you actually think

any Republicans will vote for her in the general election like they are planning to vote for Barack?

They don't have to show up at Barack's rallies but they do. Why? They want Change too.
Now, just because of a few close-minded people in Texas, Rhode Island and Ohio, Democrats are in danger of losing the general

election in November and seating Sen. John McCain as our next


These people who voted for Hillary--do you trust

them to vote for her again in November? Or will they be swayed

away to the GOP over their love for the War and the Economy and a common hate of others?

What about after the GOP gets done pouncing on her?

Every other word out of the mouth of McCain and the rest of the conservative GOP is tinged with racist undertones. McCain is on television now and he seemingly suggests Barack is looking for a handout of some sort by asking for a vote or that the swing voters may be guilted into voting for him or that the country owes him something.

Barack has never indicated any of this but we all know the stereotype McCain is talking about. He acts like Republicans aren't poor or jobless or damn near homeless.
Apparently, that's a Black thang or a Hispanic thang or a Democratic thang. The gall of them.

Damn Damn Damn!
Democrats need to get together. The party needs to be unified

so that we can stop scratching each other's eyes out and put an

electable Democrat in office--Barack Obama.
People, I tried to hold all of this in because it actually

hurts to say--it draws tears to my eyes--but just like a sneeze, it had to come out.