Of course to 99% of American’s this is nothing new or shocking. But then again, 99% of you aren’t GOP Congressman Joe Walsh who decided to pull the ‘ TEH BLACKS MAN WON CUZ HE WAZ …” argument in an interview with Dave Wiegel.
Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this. It is what it is. If he had been a dynamic, white, state senator elected to Congress he wouldn’t have gotten in the game this fast. This is what made him different. That, combined with the fact that your profession” — another friendly tap of the bumper sticker —”not you, but your profession, was just absolutely compliant. They made up their minds early that they were in love with him. They were in love with him because they thought he was a good liberal guy and they were in love with him because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that.”
This is the kind of thing conservatives say that shows they don’t hangout with many black folk. Or history professors for that matter. Because had Joe Walsh paid any attention to the…oh the last 30 or so years of presidential politics, he would have noticed that voters tend to like candidates that have a knack for communicating their message. Which is why people voted for Reagan because he was “The Great Communicator” or Clinton because “he felt their pain” or Dubya because “he was the kind of guy you could sit down and have a beer with”. And yet President Obama was elected because “he was articulate AND black”.
SHOCKING I KNOW!!
Forget the fact that after eight years of President Bush, the 2008 election was the Democrat’s election to lose, or the fact that he ran a revolutionary ground campaign or the fact that Republicans nominated John McCain and Sarah freaking Palin to represent their party. Obama only won because he was a black man that didn’t use ebonics and shit.
Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised that a party that doesn’t believe in evolution, global warming, birth certificates, and science in general would be shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, by an intelligent black man.
But still, if you consider yourself any type of intelligent conservative you should feel at least a little ashamed that your party is filled with candidates who so regularly say outright retarded things.
I’m just saying…