Monday, November 26, 2012

Quote of the Day - Jaime Foxx Edition

"It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama."
No, there is no reason to think that people have a unrealistic view of who the president is.  My real question for Mr. Foxx is if he is such a savior, why has the black community's numbers of people living in poverty risen?  Why has the unemployment level reached almost double what it is in other communities?  Why has the broken educational system in black communities not been fixed?  

I have no problem with a black person feeling a sense of pride that we have broken that glass ceiling, what I have a problem with is that incompetence is not only acceptable, but praised as God like.  Oh, wait, I used the "I" word, just showing my racism again.  


net observer said...

In fairness, Jamie Foxx is a comedian, and I suspect this hyperbole was more or less a part of his act.

And, for whatever it's worth, I'll bet you anything there were more than a few devout black Christians who didn't find Foxx's metaphors particularly funny, despite their support for Obama.

All that aside, I think it's probably time we acknowledge that these empty, thoughtless charges of "racism" come from both directions -- especially nowadays.

Once upon a time, indeed, right-wingers were a lot more logical and sober in their use of that term. But frankly, those days are long gone. If you're a black person who supports Obama, no matter what your actual reason is, you will no doubt be accused of having racial motivations.

Now, to be fair, I presume the people making these accusations are thinking, "Well, Obama is a terrible president, and I can't think of any other reason why a black person would vote for him."

Okay, fine. But that's just your opinion. That's not evidence of racial prejudice.

I suspect there are a LOT more people (myself included) who don't understand why Sarah Palin gets the kind of support she gets. But is it fair to suggest that her supporters are primarily motivated by gender? If not, what's the difference?

Plus, the whole "racially motivated" diagnosis completely ignores other far-more-compelling data. Like the fact that African-Americans vote overwhelmingly Democrat ANYWAY.

Add to that, all of the other groups who voted mostly for Obama (e.g., Asians, Jews, Latinos), an eventually, it kind of begs the question, "Why are so many right-wingers (esp. whites) so quick to say that blacks are voting racially? Especially when so many of them have been the target of such shallow, blanket accusations?"

One day, America will see a presidential race featuring a black GOP-er versus a black Dem. Will African-Americans be forced to write-in a white candidate to avoid being called "racially prejudiced"?

Just a conservative girl said...

I have never said that all blacks voted based on race.

I am simply pointing out that he has a very low expectation of someone he considers God.

Watch the video, he wasn't using this as a comedy act.

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