Well, I don't know what Kanye's doing now, but he may be interested to know a few things which have recently come to light.
African-American lawmakers are irate that the Obama administration has promised Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) $1.5 billion in farm aid while claiming it can’t pay a landmark legal settlement with black farmers.
...At the same time, the administration has told black farmers it lacks the funds to pay a $1.2 billion agreement they reached with the Department of Agriculture in 1999 to settle the Pigford class-action lawsuit.
...The agriculture disaster relief had been included in the small-business bill until Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled it at the last minute in a bid for GOP support.That's right. The government can't seem to find the cash to pay black farmers who were victims of discrimination, but they have plenty to pay off a white senator, to make sure she votes the way the White House wants her to.
...just wanted to make sure that sunk in for everyone.
There was another little gem that has the blogosphere in an uproar this week. Every once in a while, we'll hear this politician or that politician say something racially insensitive. If a Democrat says it, they will inevitably get a pass. Republicans? Well, not so much.
Needless to say, it's time to hand another top Democrat such a pass.
NEW YORK — President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”...What?! You cannot be serious. Did he just call black people, "mongrels"?! Granted, the technical definition of the word "mongrel" isn't quite as salacious. But the connotation of the word implies that one is impure, dirty, without social mores, etc. Why the hell would anyone choose to use that word?
...When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
But you know what? It doesn't matter. At the end of the day, the same folks who call Republicans a bunch of rrrrrrracists will choose not to acknowledge these and future insensitive remarks/actions from Democrats. But I'm sure that Democrats are well aware of this fact, and are counting on it to save their hides come November.