Now All Of A Sudden, A Black Republican’s Opinion Matters

Posted: October 19, 2008 in Politics

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I tell ya’, sometimes you gotta laugh.

Both liberal blogs and mainstream media have been buzzing about a possible endorsement from former Secretary of State, Colin Powell.

Throughout this whole campaign season and beyond, practically every Black person that has declared they will not be supporting Obama has been treated as a strange being from another planet.

“You’re not voting for Obama? But he is…uh…Black.”

“How could you not vote for Democrats this year. They have been good to Black folk.”
(That’s another one someone told me recently).

Despite Powell’s awesome political record that is respected on both sides of the political spectrum, it is unfortunate that the effectiveness of a Powell endorsement for Obama will be minimal. Why? Because based on the narrative pushed by both the media and many Obama supporters, he is only doing what is expected of him–as a Black man.

(Prediction: Don’t be surprised if a few “independents” use his possible endorsement for Obama as cover as they come out of their own closets.)

**Updated**
Well, at least he was 4th pick.

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Comments
  1. pacer521 says:

    I totally agree, its crazy out there. What are you opinions on Sarah Palin overall?

    here’s my take:

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/overview-was-sarah-palin-worth-it/

  2. tsfiles says:

    “[P]ractically every Black person that has declared they will not be supporting Obama has been treated as a strange being from another planet.”

    It is really sad that anyone should have to deal with this kind of pressure.

  3. Anon says:

    I’m an independent and I supported McCain in 2000 … probably would have voted for him in 2004.

    This year I supported Hillary in the primaries … and I’ve never caught flack. Not once. 2 of my close friends and my boyfriend (all of whom are black) supported Hillary in the primaries too… shoot, my college friend campaigned for her and worked in her Senate office. No flack.

    So yeah um… about that “every black person” thing…

  4. Duane says:

    Anon,

    Who are you voting for now?

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