I learned a new word today while reading one of our weekly rags here in Philly. The word is "exceptionalism", and I learned it from a University of Pennsylvania sociology professor no less. Apparently it is when a person who holds a negative stereotype about a certain group will make exceptions for people he likes in that group individually. The author used our Mayor, Michael Nutter, and Barack Obama, as examples of African American politicians who the majority population has practiced "exceptionalim" on.
Now I don't know about our Mayor, but I do know that the "O" man is in some serious doo doo. And I don't think all the "exceptionalism" in the world will save him.
But Obamaholics I promised I would be here for you when this thing started, and I don't plan to let you down now. I told you that when the real A-merry-ca raised her ugly head and torpedoed your boy's run, you could come here and find some solace. So here I am. Ready to counsel console, and just be a shoulder to cry on.
And let's be honest, the man ran a hell of a campaign to this point. Honest to god I didn't think he could get this far. I have said that on this blog before. So please don't think I blame him for what was bound to happen at some point. In fact, at this point in time, the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a certain crab. A crab with a microphone in one hand and a bible in the other. At this point! I say at this point because it was going to happen whether the camera loving Reverend came out of the wood work or not. They were going to find something. "How can we have a President that can't bowl?" His wife is too angry." Or "the man smoked cigarettes for crying out loud, what kind of message is that sending to our children?" There is a certain segment of A-merry-ca's population who don't want the "O" man's unity message to fly. They need this country to stay divided, and stay split down the middle between red and blue states to hold on to political and financial power. Thing is, those people have a lot of power, and they influence a lot of people. Think people like Rupert Murdoch and the clowns at FOX NOISE.
But hey, that's Okay, all those old racist who influence our politics, our thoughts, and ultimately our vote, can't live forever. A new day might just be on the horizon. Maybe not in our lifetime, but maybe there are children alive now who might live to see that A-merry-ca.
I have read all the comments and the e-mails. I feel the disappointment and the frustration. Believe me, I live with one of you, life has been hell in the field household. You all don't watch the cable and news shows anymore. You tune out the pundits, and I can't say that I blame you. Not when they are going after your boy like a new parolee at a Victoria Secret photo shoot.
So all I can tell you is hang on, and see where this thing goes. Knowing your fellow citizens like I do, I am not sure this will have a happy ending, but we will see. Your boy was late again to respond, and you really have to wonder now just who is advising him. At some point "O" man you have to step up and decide who and what you want to be, or A-merry-ca will decide for you.
Hillary sure as hell is trying to.
"...he doesn't know me very well..."
Okay "O" man, but I sure hope you know yourself.