Friday, July 22, 2011

Republicans Love Angry Black Men

Contrary to popular belief, the GOP loves them some angry black men.

Boy, they do.

Republicans love angry black men to play the race-card and they encourage them to play it fast and furious.

Republicans will finance angry black men and promote them to the head of the class.

There's one hitch.

The target has to be President Obama and Progressive politics.

To receive fame, fortune and career these angry black men must shout at the top of their lungs, stomp their feet like there's no tomorrow and pound their fist in self-righteous indignation of all things Obama.

Yes, they will receive their rewards after telling the world, or anyone who would listen, their hatred of Obama.

Enter Forida Congressman Allen West:

When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.

I'm the threat because I'm the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation, and they cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there, reverberating and resonating across this country.

President Barack Obama is in violation of the law -- plain and simple -- and he must be held accountable. ... The very foundation of our republic lies on the system of checks and balances, and as a member of the United States Congress, I have a constitutional obligation to ensure this system is upheld.

Enter Herman Cain:

“To all of those who say that the tea party is a racist organization ... eat your words!”

"Obamacare`s an atrocity around the necks of average Americans." He added: "The election wasn`t so much about what Obama brought to the table. People voted for him because they wanted to feel good about themselves, that they weren`t racist."

These angry men thrill white conservatives from sea to shining sea. As black men, they understand this symbiotic relationship and they leverage it to the nth degree. They validate Tea Party folks who can deny any racism by pointing to these angry black men:

See my birther movement isn't racist...good ole Herm supports us.

The strangest thing about GOP angry black men, even though they often (sometimes correctly) tell blacks stop playing the victim card, they are masters of the race game.

They offer themselves as examples of how racism perceived or real shouldn't hinder one from success (once again no argument here).

To cheering and adoring predominately white conservative crowds they use coded langauge to serve as red meat:

“I am an American. Black. Conservative,” he said, punctuating each aspect of his self-identity. “I don’t use African-American, because I’m American, I’m black and I’m conservative. I don’t like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.”

Here is the responses to Herman Cain's above statement by far right wing bloggers:

I am liking him more and more each day.

I am experiencing SUCH a mancrush right now.

Good for him, I like his style and honesty.!

They even go as far as criticizing President Obama and co. for playing the race card:

Every time somebody disagrees with the president, one of his surrogates want(s) to play the race card. Well, if the policies aren`t working, that`s not racial, that`s just simply a failed policy

So, after firmly establishing their conservative street cred - hating the race card even if one is responding to egregious and blatant racism - one would think yelling racism is not an option.


Almost every single time the mainstream media, political challengers or the progressive press challenges the speeches, policy or platform of black conservatives, the race card is the first card - and the white folks of FOX Nation cheer them on:

Allen West, when interviewed about his angry outburst and nasty insult ladden e-mail attack on fellow Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, claimed he was a victim of a liberal smear because he is a black conservative.

One Last Note:

Yes gentlemen, I agree with you 100% that you did leave the plantation. You abandoned us (middle-class America of all colors) in the field to go cozy up with massa (Fox Nation and the ruling elite) in the Big House.

Enjoy your thirty pieces of silver.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!!!

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Statement From President Obama

As the people of the world celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday on July 18, Madiba continues to be a beacon for the global community, and for all who work for democracy, justice and reconciliation. On behalf of the people of the United States, we congratulate Nelson Mandela, and honor his vision for a better world.

Nelson Mandela said, ‘There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’ A man who devoted 67 years of his life to public service, Madiba sets the standard for service worldwide, whether we are students, shopkeepers or farmers, cabinet ministers or presidents. He calls on us to serve our fellow human beings, and better our communities.

Michelle, and my daughters, Sasha and Malia, recently met Madiba during an official visit to South Africa that focused on service, youth leadership, education and healthy living. Their time with Madiba was the most moving part of their trip. Mandela’s legacy exemplifies wisdom, strength and grace, and on the anniversary of his birth we salute the example of his life.

In 2009, the United States was honored to join 192 other United Nations member states in the creation of Nelson Mandela International Day. As the global community honors Madiba on July 18 through individual and collective acts of service, we honor the man who showed his own people, and the world, the path to justice, reconciliation and democracy.