6.5.08

The Ni****fication of Barack Obama

It is now clear why America has been hedging its bets, keeping Hillary Clinton around, keeping Barack Obama at arms length - our first black friend and we're still not comfortable; wary of a yoking, a request for our lunch money. We've been waiting for the Michael Richards moment when the media could stand center-stage, point to the YouTube clip in the balcony and shout to the country, confirm what we suspected:

"Ni****!!! HE'S A NI****!!!"

Jeremiah Wright gave the media their opening and they ran with it like pitchfork-toting Dixiecrats to a Mississippi lynching. The calls for Barack Obama to distance himself from Wright were answered long ago. If distance from Reverand Wright is really what this is all about, then Barack's hilarious retort to Hillary's juvenile semantic quibble at a debate a couple months back - "If Hillary thinks 'denounce' is a stronger word than 'reject,' then I concede the point, I reject and denounce [Reverand Wright's words]" - should have been case closed.

But for CNN, MSNBC, Fox... it was never about allowing Obama to distance himself from Wright, it was about tying the two as close together as possible. "Look at the scary black men," whispered Wolf Blitzer's beard subliminally, "you were right, you still can't trust them."

MSNBC's disasters for analysts talked and talked and talked about the "Wright Controversy" (How apt a name? They should have just gone all the way; "The Right Controversy") while they sat shoulder-to-shoulder with Pat Buchanan.
Ol' Pat must be giddy on the inside; the white answer to Wright and instead of an end-of-the-line finale of embarassing YouTube clips, shunted by cable news, there he is. A daily fixture on cable news.

"How much time is the mainstream media going to spend castigating, dissecting, digging into Pat Buchanan for being the racial arsonist that he is?" asked Tavis Smiley on Real Time with Bill Maher. He continued later:

"What troubles me is that Jeremiah Wright gets dismissed as cuckoo, as being crazy, as being anti-American and now we want to poo-poo Pat Buchanan by saying 'oh, that's just Pat being Pat.' No, that doesnt work. If youre going to go after Jeremiah Wright the way they have, let's dissect what Buchanan has said."

Furthermore, let's discuss the apparatus that condones Pat's saying those things in front of a nightly, national audience.

But Buchanan is the authority here. The soothing fatherly voice assuring the good people of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio... that "...no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream." It's not you, assures Pat, it's them.

We knew it all along. We just needed a man in a dashiki to confirm our suspicion.

1 comment:

Brad said...

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