September 19, 2007

Is Obama Acting White?

It's a question some are aksing...

Posted by Kate at September 19, 2007 10:27 AM

Obama is the whitest black man I ever saw...he even has a whitebread establishment upbringing to placate the establishment supporters of the DNC that he's no "radical" Black culture leader with ethnic axes to grind...he will be a good shepherd over the Dem's inner city "plantations" and will offer no challenge to establishment institutional agendas...he's the perfect sanitized token candidate.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at September 19, 2007 10:41 AM

"Acting like he is white" Man, what a jackass. Jesse Jackson, is living proof, you can say anything no matter how stupid and outrageous when you have "Rev" in front of your name.

Posted by: Talkinghead at September 19, 2007 10:45 AM

and Hillary is acting like a man , except she doesnt like sex.

Posted by: cal2 at September 19, 2007 10:51 AM

"If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said"

Yes, you would,Jesse, and that's what makes you so irrelevant as a political aspirant. The "race" card has been overplayed for so long, it no longer has, or should have, any credibility.

You're a relic of the 1960's,America just doesn't need you any more, if it ever did.

Posted by: dmorris at September 19, 2007 10:58 AM

Cal2 said: "and Hillary is acting like a man , except she doesnt like sex."


She always was the one who had the balls in the family...perhaps they got in the way of normal marital relations with Bubba?

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at September 19, 2007 10:58 AM

That was nasty, Kate. It was also spot-on. I love it.

Posted by: Silicon Valley Jim at September 19, 2007 11:01 AM

I want to aks my own question:

If a white politician tried to "criticize" a political candidate by claiming that they were "acting black" or (better yet) claiming that they were "not white enough", how many death threats would they get in the first day?


Posted by: bryceman at September 19, 2007 11:06 AM

This is so old. What was it, five months ago that Rush Limbaugh broadcast "Barack the Magic Negro" and was immediately labeled a racist?

It's the same thing, only this time a black man says it and, surprise, surprise, he's not labeled a racist.

Futher prrof through the MSM that is all DOES have to do with the color of your skin, NOT the content of your character. MLK would be a leading conservative if he were alive today.

Posted by: Doug at September 19, 2007 11:09 AM

What an old style comment.

And if Obama is successful then perhaps "acting white" becomes the role model as opposed to "acting black"

By The Way I have no idea what it means, Jesse hasnt said anythng relevant for years now.

But if it means more Black Kids acting like Obama and fewer White Kids acting like Eminem then I am ok with that.

Posted by: Stephen at September 19, 2007 11:15 AM

Perhaps Jesse Jackson should listen to what another "black" American has to say about the "black/white" card. The following is an e-mail that has made the rounds over the internet for the last few years, it is attributed to Bill Cosby, the comedian. Apologies to 'Fat Albert'

"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it's important to speak English
except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor
with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

In fact you will never get any kind of job making a
decent living. People marched and were hit in the
face with rocks to get an education, and now
we've got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up
their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying
things for kids. $500 sneakers for what ? ?

And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

Where were you when he was 2 ? ?

Where were you when he was 12 ? ?

Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol ? ?

And where is the father ? ? Or who is his father ?

People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something ? ?

Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up ?

Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from??

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks, have to do a better job.

We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer."

Dr. William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.

Posted by: Antenor at September 19, 2007 11:38 AM

Hey Antenor,

You can't quote Bill Cosby, he's acting white :)

Posted by: Rob at September 19, 2007 11:50 AM

Jackson is the racist ... if ya'll axed me!

Posted by: Paul at September 19, 2007 11:59 AM

"Obama is the whitest black man I ever saw"....only after OJ Simpson. Too bad his murder trial didn't get tried before a jury of his real peers in his white Brentwood neighborhood instead of Central LA.

Jesse, always the race hustler, I guess has forgotten his outrageous and accusatory comments about the Duke Lacrosse players. He promised to pay Crystal Magnum, the lying stripper's, college tuition regardless of the outcome, bet that's not happening. No apologies from Jesse on that his Duke public performance. So now he is off to stir the pot in the Jena, La. case. Typical.

Jesse and Al Sharpton would be relegated to the graveyard of irrelevant hacks if the MSM didn't keep them alive.

Posted by: penny at September 19, 2007 12:01 PM

Obama needs to pull his underwear up and sag his pants down to relate to his "natural constituancy"

didnt Colbert do an interview with Sharpton on whether Obama was black. Sharpton said no.

Posted by: cal2 at September 19, 2007 12:06 PM

Obama is the Great White Hope...

Posted by: philanthropist at September 19, 2007 12:12 PM

I'll see you're Bill Cosby and raise you One Bob Parks.....
"As Democrats love to interject race into everything, before complaining about the fact that race is involved, I'll just sit back and let this catfight play itself out…."

Black & Right

Posted by: OMMAG at September 19, 2007 12:21 PM

Obama Bin Laden is white? I wouldn't go that far; I would say that Jesse Jackson is more of a burr head; that from his perspective, everyone looks white.

Maybe Obama needs to poppa cap in Jesse's ass and wear some more bling to be more palatable for the black community...

Posted by: Jim at September 19, 2007 12:26 PM

Here it is:

Barack the Magic Negro

Posted by: Doug at September 19, 2007 12:44 PM

Um, how do you act "white?"

Posted by: Dodos at September 19, 2007 12:58 PM

Um, how do you act "white?"

If you not into pimpin' an mackin' and gang-bangin' and b-boyin' and keeping it real, and if you care about getting an education and actually making something of yourself, you's actin' white, G.

Posted by: Dudley Morris at September 19, 2007 1:22 PM

Penny: "Jesse and Al Sharpton would be relegated to the graveyard of irrelevant hacks..."

Great point if the MSM was ethical, responsible and accurate. The media gives gold plated megaphones on a 10ft stage to these aspiring megalomaniacs because they provide controversy for tabloid style headlines. It would be a Wayne & Schuster comedy if these foul spewing air bags weren't being treated so seriously.

Posted by: Martin B. at September 19, 2007 1:58 PM

Um, how do you act "white?"

If you are white you don't have a race hustling industry in play so you are more likely stuck taking personal responsibility for your failures rather than the convenience of projecting them on to others, not that lefty feminists haven't haven't aped the race card.

Contrary to pc tenets, the biggest racists in America right now are blacks. Try finding the white equivalent of race baiting haters with the endurance of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan or the African-American studies faculty that composed the core of the Group of 88 at Duke.

When Bill Cosby suggested that ghetto blacks clean up their act and take personal responsibility for their failures, it brought him the wrath of hell from the black community. He was suggesting a white solution.
Extrapolate from that.

Posted by: penny at September 19, 2007 2:03 PM

We shouldn't make fun of our yankee doodle neighbours!! What would life be without Coca-Cola, FoMoCo, Wal-Mart and hot dogs!! Try and imagine a world where the highlight of your day is going down to the corner store to buy two sticks of "Beaver jerky!!" Hey..That has sexual overtones....!!

Posted by: Jim at September 19, 2007 2:13 PM

Ironic name the "Duke Group of 88" have, eh?

88 = HH = Heil Hitler! = fascists!

or even: Duke -> David Duke reference!

Coincidence? I suspect that this would give even the numerologist kooks in the Nation fo Islam and the troofer conspiracies pause...

Posted by: Dudley Morris at September 19, 2007 2:48 PM

Why do they want Obama to ACT BLACK? They've got

Kentucky Fried Hillary

Posted by: OMMAG at September 19, 2007 2:55 PM

Jesse Jackson is the biggest "shake down artist"
If bamma through him a couple of bucks this would all go away

Posted by: Norm Shanahan at September 19, 2007 3:21 PM

Anyone who does not hew to the list of Jesse Jackson's leaking Race Card ship is "too white". Thus, though Obama is a typical Liberal Democrat, he is not black enough for the likes of the Race Pimp, Jackson.

Posted by: benning at September 19, 2007 3:35 PM

And I guess Chief Clarence Louie is acting white too! So that means we're fighting a losing battle in the war on poverty because when someone from whatever race forges ahead through initiative, hard work and personal responsibility, the rest of the race instead of following the example pulls out the race card and again puts him/her down for being too much like 'whitey'.

Posted by: Antenor at September 19, 2007 4:05 PM

Obama is half white. In other words, he's just as much of a white man as he is a black man. In Brazil he'd be considered white.

Jesse Jackson won't consider anyone authentically black unless they're an ebonics-speaking, knuckle-dragging, nappy-headed, ghetto-dwelling, gold-toothed gangsta-wannabe.

Posted by: JP at September 19, 2007 6:59 PM

I think that this is ridiculous that people are analyzing this...he is what he is....there is no black or white be to are your own indivual

Posted by: Aaron at September 19, 2007 8:04 PM

I think that this is ridiculous that people are analyzing this...he is what he is....there is no black or white be to are your own indivual

Posted by: Aaron at September 19, 2007 8:05 PM

Speaking of Black identity crisis where's MJ these days?

Here's something from Frank Zappa back in the day... he nailed the whole black/white cultural identity swapping scam for what it was:

Do you know what you are?
You are what you is
You is what you am
(A cow don't make ham...)
You ain't what you're not
So see what you got
You are what you is
An' that's all it 'tis

A foolish young man
From a middle class fam'ly
Started singin' the blues
'Cause he thought it was manly
Now he talks like the Kingfish
From Amos 'n Andy
("Holy mack'l dere...Holy mack'l
He tells you that chitlins...
Well, they taste just like candy
He thinks that he's got
De whole thang down
From the Nivea Lotion
To de Royal Crown

A foolish young man
Of the Negro Persuasion
Devoted his life
To become a caucasian
He stopped eating pork
He stopped eating greens
He traded his dashiki
For some Jordache Jeans
He learned to play golf
An' he got a good score
Now he says to himself

You are what you is
(I'm the kinda guy...)
You is what you am
(That ought to be drivin' a Mercedes Benz...)
A cow don't make a ham
(A four-fifty SLC...)
You ain't what you're not
(A big ol' red one...)
So see what you got
(With some golf clubs stickin' out de trunk...)
You are what you is
(I'm gwine down to de links on Saturday mornin'...)
An' that's all it is
(Gimme a five dollar bill...)
(And an overcoat too...)
(Robbie, take me to Greek Town...)
(I'm goin' down to White Street, y'all...)
(Gone down to the Mudd Club, 'n work
the wall...)

(Frank Zappa from Fish-Thing 1984)

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at September 19, 2007 9:15 PM

"It's a question some are aksing..."


as in dont acks me why? the billy joel song mimicing black dialect slang?

surely a freudian slip . . .

Posted by: huh? at September 19, 2007 9:35 PM

"you are your own indivual"

How dare you! RACIST! that's a feeble attempt at Ebonics. You should have said:

"You's be you's own individule, mo-fo."


Posted by: Doug at September 19, 2007 11:16 PM

I cannot say for sure what Martin Luther King would say about his one time protégé Jesse Jackson or what the civil rights movement has brought to his people after 40 years.

What would Martin Luther King think of the condition of the black family structure, once the envy of the nation?

What would Martin Luther King think of the strutting gold encrusted rappers and professional athletes?

Would Martin Luther King say it was ok for blacks to call each other ‘nigger’ or the women 'ho's'? Somehow, I doubt it.

And what exactly is the point of Jesse Jackson saying that Barack Obama is not black enough? Then later he does not even remember making the comment. It is kind of sobering to see the way he tosses around such horrific personal attacks so casually that he does not even remember them a few hours later.

I can tell you why Barack Obama scares Jesse Jackson. Barack Obama has succeeded in “the white mans world” the same as Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Tiger Woods, Condi Rice and any number of others, without the help of Jesse Jackson or his kind. The difference though is the others are successful black conservatives. Those he is free to call ‘Uncle Toms’ and ‘House Niggers’. Obama is a fellow Democrat so what can he do? Knowing full well that Obama’s mother is white he once again pushes the race button with other blacks saying he is 'not really one of them' because he is not black enough.

And so, why exactly does that scare Jesse Jackson so much? It is because that Jesse Jackson does not want blacks to be successful. At least he does not want it on any sort of wide scale. He doesn’t mind himself being successful but the average people at the AME churches he visits, no.

You see, without oppression and race hatred he has no power. Jesse Jackson cannot keep buying those $3000 silk suits if the average black family is solid middle class and enjoying life. Jesse Jackson thrives on the pain, strife and suffering of others. That is where he gets his power. Jesse Jackson is a race baiter and poverty pimp, nothing more. Some day more people will see him as he truly is. I think he knows his days are numbered hence his attacks on Barack Obama. ~RJH

Posted by: Rico at September 20, 2007 9:38 AM