Now it's the fist-bump seen round the world. Honestly, I never even noticed it when it was happening, but apparently many of my A-merry-can brothers and sisters did. It's actually a major news story now. The "O" man fist thumping his wife as they greeted each other on stage. "Wow! How cool was that? Did you see that honey? That Obama guy actually gave his wife a 'fist-bump.' Man those black guys are cool. I think I could vote for this guy for president. It would be like having Tiger Woods in the White House without the blond wife."......
But seriously, what the Obamas did and seeing the reaction made me realize that there are quite a few white folks in this country who don't even see black folks on a daily basis let alone interact with them. Hard for me to believe, because I live in Philly, where we are right on top of each other competing for jobs, houses, and damn near every dollar we can scrape. The love ain't all the way brotherly between us, and during the summer time the white folks run to the Jersey Shore every weekend to get away from us. Not that we care that much. We love having the city to ourselves during "Greek Picnic" weekend. Whoops, digression alert!
So back to the "O" man and Michelle. Look, it's like this, if and I do mean if, the "O" man wins the presidency, there are a whole lot of things that you white folks who aren't used to us are going to have to get used to. We don't do the PDA thing with our spouses like you guys (That Al. and Tipper lip lock made me want to vomit). So you might see a fist thump, a quick smooch or a high five from time to time. That's cool, it means they are still in love. Trust me on this one, and sisters please help me with this. The good thing about having the Obamas as our first family is that you will know exactly what's going on behind closed doors when they appear in public. There will be no hypocrisy no pretence. That shit is for Laura and Hillary. If there are problems at home, you will not see Michelle at his side. Sisters do not play that stand by your man bullshit when he is fucking up. Do you really think Larry Craig, Eliot Spitzer, or Jim McGreevy could have been married to sisters? Sheeeet, they would have been doing those damn press conferences all by their lonesome.
So don't panic A-merry-ca, it's cool. The fist- bump thing is par for the course, and it won't affect the way the "O" man does his job. And this president will play basketball instead of golf, and he might like to break out a little EWF on the West Lawn now and then. It's all good. "Oh damn there goes that Barrack blaring his stereo again, I told you this would happen as soon as we let them move in." [For those of you who will send me e-mails telling me how crass I am and to stop stereotyping, and making jokes at the expense of our race. Save them and get use to it. Because if the "O" man does win and become POTUS, you are going to see a whole lot more. And it won't be from your friendly neighborhood field Negro.]
A brotha in the White House? Yeah I could fist-bump to that.