“The content of his character ...”
We usually observe Black History Month in some positive (if unorthodox) way here at mwbh, but were at a loss for just how to begin. Fortunately, an interview with actor Samuel L Jackson, in an upcoming March issue of Ebony magazine, gave us exactly what we wanted.
I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them ... That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean s*** to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do ... When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [n*****], because, what’s a [n*****]? A [n*****] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [N*****s] don’t have beers at the White House. [N*****s] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar ... A [n*****] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [****] said that?’ I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ’cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.
As I recall, he did not stop the meeting. The last point was a reference to Congressman Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst during the President’s health care address to a joint session of Congress in 2009.
I also had no idea this President was the first to have beer in the White House.
Had I lived in Maryland a few years ago, I would not have hesitated to vote for Michael Steele to the United States Senate, and he's black on both sides of his family, as opposed to a President who, were he anyone else, would be what is known as "high yellow." People will be interviewed on the television talk shows, and tell us we have a long way to go toward realizing "the dream" envisioned by the late (and pro-life) Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. They have a point, don't you think?
Or don't you?