Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama and the typical white person

Obama describing his grandmother in his major speech on race: white grandmother ... a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

Obama on the campaign trail today:

The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person.

If it’s racist and bigoted for a white person to have a general fear of unknown men on the street based only on their skin color – AND – Obama says that that represents a typical white person, well, then what do we call Obama?

A big...

[VIMH: Don't go there...]

What? I was going to say a big gaffe-prone extemporaneous speaker.

See – you thought I was going to call him something else.

Shame on you.

We'll leave that up to the likes of Obama

(h/t Mrs. Campaign Spot’s husband)


  1. "Earlier in the week it appeared that Obama had a free pass to make slurs. There was no media outcry when Obama, wearing a green velvet suit at a Saint Patrick’s Day event, inserted an apostrophe in his name and declared “O’bama, not your typical Irish Mick”."

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