It should come as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of black folk support the president. After all, it takes a pretty strong constitution to ignore the underlying racism that is attached to some of the attacks.
Al Sharpton says we should ignore the latest from Rush Limbaugh. I rarely agree with anything Sharpton has to say and this time is no different. Perhaps he’s just trying to protect his job, having morphed from the outspoken radical to what I call an acceptable Negro.
The old Sharpton would have been shouting from the rooftops.
The new Shaprton is just plain wrong.
“What is so hard to understand about this woman being booed?” he [Limbaugh] said, calling her “Mooch-elle.” “We don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations,” he said, also complaining about her exhortations about nutrition and exercise. Nascar fans, he said, “understand it’s a little bit of a waste. They understand it’s a little bit of uppity-ism.”
Limbaugh knew exactly what he was saying and to not call him out just means there will be more and more overtly racist attacks. Death threats have prompted presidential candidate Herman Cain to obtain Secret Service protection, the first of any of the Republican candidates. It’s probably not a coincidence: after all, Barack Obama received a Secret Service detail earlier than any candidate in history.
Is Cain “uppity” too? Or does that only apply to “their” blacks?