Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lynn Forester de Rothschild Can Kiss My Elitist, Black Male Butt!

Lynn Forester de Rothschild just made herself my enemy and for a very good reason. The former Hillary Clinton fundraiser came out and basically made a totally racist comment regarding Senator Barack Obama when she said:

“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don’t like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”

This is the biggest bunch of bullshit I've ever heard in my entire life. This matter of being elitist is a tag that I've gotten -- and frankly wear it -- as have other African Americans who are confident, well-educated, intelligent, and don't fall into deference because someone's White. There are those of us -- who are Black -- who still do this just to, as they say, "get along" but I personally decided a long time ago that I was going to be myself.

In fact, I made that decision at the age of 22 and simply went from there. The reason for that walk, that journey is because American society has sent so many messages to Black men that they're "less than" that one has to fight the messages every day of their lifes.

It's one reason why Black men have such high rates of heart disease and why self esteem is commonly -- even to this day -- sought via athletics and not education because the sport of the body the one area of life where a person can't deny your prowess. Sadly.

Getting good grades is awesome, but people at times have a tendency to pay no attention to transcripts. Scoring touchdowns is hard to ignore.

But I rejected that path at six years old. I decided then that I wanted to lead via the intellect and damn anyone who stood in my way. And yes, I was six. Six.

So I've met a lot of people like Lynn Forester de Rothschild and overcame all of them. See, some people like Lynn Forester de Rothschild are not happy unless they have the subconsious idea that if you're Black, she's better than you are.

Think about it.

Why then would she claim to reject Barack Obama for being elitist, and then run to John McCain, who's not only elitist and can't remember how many homes he owns, but is massively sexist on top of that.

Because McCain's White. That's why. Lynn Forester de Rothschild expected Barack to kiss her ring and when he treated her with respect and, well, like any normal person, that wasn't enough for her.

Well, my one request is for Lynn Forester de Rothschild to be kicked off the DNC Platform Committee. As soon as possible.

UPDATE: she's already off of it.

Gallup: Obama 47, McCain 45 / Daily Kos: Obama 48 Mccain 44 Dail- Convention "Tricks" Are Over

My blogger friend Oliver Willis reports that the post Republican Convention "bounce" is over, but I wonder if it's just that Gallup elected to stop playing games with numbers. So I walked over to the DailyKos, which has its own daily poll tracking system.

DailyKos has Obama ahead by 4 points and not 2 points, 48 to 44 points. But back to Gallup, I'm going to check on their method to see what's up, later.

Palin's Mistake: Idea Placing Federal Spending Online is Obama's 2006 Law

Last week I reported via video about Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin's lack of knoweldge of who owned Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. I avoided making a video regarding Palin's lack of knoweldge of The Bush Doctrine, but you knew about that. Now, Palin's made another mistake -- three in the span of a week -- and this time it's a doozy because it could have been avoided.

At a rally in Ohio on Tuesday, Palin said this:

"I've got another idea that I think Senator McCain likes. In Alaska, we took the state checkbook and put it online, so everyone can see where their money goes. We're going to bring that kind of openness to Washington,"

There's one problem, the idea's been thought of and acted on and by none other than Senator Barack Obama in 2006. It was called The Colburn - Obama Act and had as it's other co-sponsors Senator John McCain, off all people. The law was signed by President Bush on September 26th, 2006 and called The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S. 2590). It established this new website called USA, where you can see where Federal dollars are going.

Palin Does Not Know The Federal Government

But the problem once again is Governor Palin's lack of knoweldge of the Federal Goverment. She simply lacks the feel for the nuance of goverment at this level, let alone a sound understanding of the history of the Federal Govermment and its policies and programs.

The other problem is the aides to McCain are not properly briefed on the Senator's work themselves. Regardless of where you look, it's a tragic story of the blind leading the blind.

Sarah Palin Goes From Most Popular To Least Popular Canidate

This didn't take long: Palin now has the lowest favorability rating of the four presidential / VP contenders.

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