Frank Rich had me going. Up, then down, then up again.
All while reading about Obama.
A lot of ink has been spilled on Obama and the White vote,
but what these articles don't mention is that Black folks have
to do a VERY similar dance every day.
We constantly monitor our Blackness. We monitor it
during small talk, we monitor how we use our language,
we monitor the food we eat around coworkers. Oh.
Food. I had a classmate who would not eat fried chicken
in the law school cafeteria. He was like, "baked, grilled",
thats fine, but fried, "I'm cool on those."
That bugged me out.
But back to Frank Rich.
So he says some things that had me excited
such as this,
Mr. Obama’s much-derided readiness to talk promptly and directly to the leaders of Iran and Syria, for instance, was a clear alternative, agree with it or not, to Mrs. Clinton’s same-old Foggy Bottom platitudes on the subject.this,
But much like the Clinton campaign itself, the Republicans have fallen into a trap by continuing to cling to the Hillary-is-inevitable trope. They have not allowed themselves to think the unthinkable — that they might need a Plan B to go up against a candidate who is not she.and the really juicy part, which is this,
Part of the Republicans’ difficulty in countering Mr. Obama, should they have to, is their own cynical racial politics. For the most part, race has been the dog that hasn’t barked in this campaign despite the (largely) white press’s endless fretting about whether the Illinois senator is too white for black voters and too black for white voters.Then I was disappointed when he said,
Most Americans aren’t racist, most Republicans included.According to who? What is racism? How are you measuring it? Based on what?
Then he turned around and said this,
It’s not because those no-[shows [Rebublicans]are racists;Now come on Frankie. Come on. Be easy with the "most",
it’s because they are defensive and out of touch.
and "many's", and defining the racism levels of entire groups.
You and I both know that unless you have data
to back your assertions up, you come across person
whose integrity has a shot gun blast right in the center.
Other than that, I am pleased with the piece.
When is AL GORE going to come out the wood work?
Maybe the plan is to make Al the VP?
But then again he wouldn't go for that. VP?AGAIN?
When was the last time you had to think about
"who you were" in mixed company?
What made you think about it in the first place?