Making A race about race
The Republicans are playing a rather nuanced game, right now, in that they're cheering Obama for his history-making nomination* because he's black. (Well, sort of. Okay, he's black enough.)
"We can all share in how far we've come," said CNN conservative political analyst Amy Holmes, who is African-American.Nice. Gotta qualify that the GOP type making the comment is black. (My South-African-by-way-of-Louisiana friend Bayou Renaissance Man is "African-American," and he seriously needs SPF 45 or better on a cloudy day. Why use terms that don't mean anything?) Ever noticed that we're focusing on the middle name of a presidential candidate now more than ever? Anybody got a clue what Al Gore's middle name is? **
Why does a terribly offensive (but damned funny) scene from Clerks II ** come to mind?
*This is news? Hillary threw in the towel about 2.5 months ago. I don't think that, at any time in my life, the DNC has actually meant anything except as a pep rally. Roger Mudd says that during the postwar years it was sumpin' to see.
**It's Arnold. And our current prez, who was a former part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, has the middle name of Walker. But all you hear is "W."
***Seriously-- don't click on this link. It includes a LOT of cursing, and some offensive racial terms. This is not safe for work.