Friday, July 30, 2010

Someone Tell Kanye West: The White House Doesn't Care About Black People

We all remember Kanye West's epic rant during the Concert for Hurricane Relief after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, where he blathered on about George Bush not caring about black people, despite the fact that the National Guard and Coast Guard rescued as many as 50,000 people (many of whom were black), the death rate from the storm was higher for whites than for blacks, and that the state and local governments failed its citizens in innumerable ways after the storm hit.

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.”

...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."
...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?

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.
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1 comment:

  1. I remember the majority of black people wanted Hillary because they thought Obama was too white .
    I think when they found out he was attending that church with that hateful anti-white pastor they were convincd he was one of them and the fact that Obama was hanbded the nomination so they can pley the race card against those who oppose his radical policies.