I have been tricked! Hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Set up and played by the Clintons, and I fell right into their trap.
Oh don't act like they didn't trick the rest of you Negroes too. I read all the nasty comments and e-mails about Billary and their dirty tricks and racial politics. And the tone was all the same: "Why are you picking on one of us? Why are you racializing this election? Why are you playing the race card?"
I know you all meant well, and you were just looking out for one of your own. I read all the righteous indignation on your blogs, I heard it on black radio, and I heard it in your day to day conversations. But you were acting just like "Billary" wanted you to act, and you followed the script to a tee.
So what did we do? We helped to turn South Carolina into the 2008 version of Sista Souljah. The Clintons knew that by blackening up the "O" man, they would force us to come to his defense, and ultimately, make this election about race and nothing else. And what better place is there to set up a racial firewall than South Carolina, with black folks making up almost 50% of their democratic voters?
I heard it all night tonight from the lily white pundits and anchor people. "Boy race really played a part in this election." The blacks really came out for Obama." "Obama got 81% of the black vote which is far more than both of his opponents.... and on and on it went. When it was over, it was as if Jessie Jackson was running for president. Did I say Jessie Jackson? Oh yeah, and just for good measure; Bill mentioned him too. Just in case we forgot that Obama, like Jessie, is a black man.
A-merry-cans will wake up tomorrow and realize for the first time that Barack is black.
"Honey did you know that Beerack feller is black?""He is?" "Yep they have been talking about it on the news all night. Bout how he got 81% of the black vote, bout how all dem black folks are rallying around their own after the Clinton attacks." "Well I will be damned....I guess a woman president wouldn't be so bad after all."
Poor Barack, all that candidate of change stuff, all that morning in A-merry-ca rhetoric; and yet.....A-merry-cans will wake up tomorrow and see his Kenyan father and not his white mother from Kansas. His quest to achieve racial neutrality and to bridge the racial divide in A-merry-ca will be shot down by the politics of racial division and wedge issues. But the Clintons knew this all along. South Carolina was a small sacrifice to pay in order to blacken up the "O" man for their fellow A-merry-cans.
Honestly, listening to all those pundits tonight I wasn't surprised to see that Pat Buchanan was the only one who got it right. Think what you want about old Pat; he is, at least, honest. And he will usually tell you how white folks really feel. The other pundits were saying that the Clintons divisive politics of the nineties would fail, because this is a new day in A-merry-ca and blah blah blah. But Pat knew better, and said so. He told them that white folks will start seeing Obama as a "black candidate" now, and thus, their votes will not be as forthcoming. As a result, this little bump in South Carolina will be beneficial to the Clintons in the long run. I agree with him. And I bet Bill and Hillary agree with him too.
Damn those Clintons are good.