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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Is this "Racist"? You tell me.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson explains his vote for Barack Obama in 2008:

In an interview with Ebony magazine, Jackson explained, "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 [bleep] to me."

Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling the mag, "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a [bleep]. Because, what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?' I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected."

What would have been the uproar had a white actor said: "I voted for McCain because he was white"?  You already know that answer.

This all goes along well with the Obama campaign group "African Americans for Obama" which started up last week. (Sorry I missed posting that during my short absence).  What would the media say about "White Americans for (insert the candidate de jour)"??

Sauce for goose AND gander?  Not in today's America.

Hat tip to Big Hollywood.

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