I am trying to keep this post as non racial as possible. But sometimes, given the reality of what's happening in our country, it gets kind of hard to do that. And quite frankly, that's not always a bad thing. Sometimes we can use certain incidents as teachable moments amongst each other (the races) and we can learn about each other in ways that can bring us together.
So here is the reason for this post: Recently I have noticed that quite a few pro Hillary, conservative, and even liberal blogs , have been all a buzz over the fact that the "O" man gave the Ice Queen the middle finger at a speech recently. Now I love my girl Carolyn Kay over at "Make Them Accountable", but I think she is wrong on this one.
Let me say this right now (and someone mentioned it on this blog before). Black folks don't give the finger. We would much rather just say "fuck you". Have you ever seen a black driver flip the bird to another driver in a car? I don't think so. We would run you down until you got to the next light, roll our window down, and ask you what your fucking problem was. White folks, on the other hand, will flip you the bird, and make skid marks on your ass. I looked at that You Tube clip over and over, and no matter how hard I tried, I just didn't see the bird being flipped. I saw his middle finger go up to brush his face, but not in a way that said, "fuck you Hillary".
Then there is the other hand gesture our boy made in North Carolina. The one where he made like Jigga (That's Jay Z to all you white folks) and brushed his shoulders off. I see where some white blogs spent all their time and energy investigating that shit too. ("I think that was some hip hop black reference. Code speak, dog whistle politics for the black folks ") Let me help you. It means the shit you threw at me didn't bother me and I have moved on. And yes, I think he did do that on purpose. It's funny, because when he did it, I saw the black folks in the audience laughing their asses off. But the white folks (at least the old ones), to quote my man Borat, "not so much". I thought that was kind of amusing.
The "O" man was mad during that speech. It was right after the ambush at 5th and Market, and he fucked up and let his black come out. But it was cool, I understood why he did it, and it seemed very appropriate at the time. Now if he had really flipped Hillary the bird it wouldn't have been cool. And I am sure he knows that. The funny thing, or should I say the sad thing, is that people are not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. The man is running for president of these divided sates and he is going to flip his opponent the bird in front of thousands of people? Give me a fucking break please! Do you think they would say that shit about another kind of candidate? Do you think they would give Mr. Morton the benefit of the doubt? I think they would. And yet his crazy ass would be more than likely the one to do that shit.
So calm down folks, there is nothing to that finger story. You can get the "O" man on other shit--like some of his policy positions for instance--, but not this.
When it comes to flipping his opponent the finger in a presidential race; no he can't.