Tuesday, January 15, 2008
There is a classic song from one of my favorite R&B groups, the Spinners. And the words go something like this: "It takes a fool to learn that love don't love nobody..." Now I don't know if my man Barack knows that song or not, but I would suggest that if he doesn't, he might want to listen to it.
I saw the debate tonight. I saw how the "O" man made nice with Hillary, and how they were both saying all the right things to each other. It was truly a Kumbaya moment for the dems. Hillary looked presidential in the debate, and in the eyes of many pundits, she probably won it.
Obama played nice. He rose above the pettiness and chastised the people in his camp for fighting back against the Clinton machine. Barack turned the other cheek. Way to go "O" man, that's what Jesus would have done. But then, Jesus isn't running against Hillary Clinton for President of these Divided States. But I get it, in order to win the presidency you will need a miracle, so you might as well act like the man that can give it to you.
Still, I don't totally blame Barack. What was he going to do? He was running as the race neutral icon, America's Bagger Vance, he had to put down this racial dust up by saying, enough! White folks were not going to vote for him if he was perceived as the angry black man who called out Hillary for her racially insensitive attacks. After all, to white folks, what Hillary and her minions did wasn't so bad; why are black folks so sensitive? Barack you aren't like that are you?
You heard Tim Russert tonight after the debates; "it's time to move on to more substantive issues than race." "MORE SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES THAN RACE"? OK Tim, at least you are honest.
So the truce between Barack and Hillary is in full effect, and now all Hillary has to do is hope that black folks have a short memory.