Friday, January 29, 2010

Must not forget that Obama is black???

We read:
"An American television presenter has come under fire for remarking that he forgot President Obama was black. Staunch liberal Chris Matthews said ‘I forgot he was black’ while commenting on Mr Obama’s State of the Union speech on Wednesday. ‘He is post-racial, by all appearances,’ the host of MSNBC said on the air. ‘I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.

And although the Democrat supporter meant it as praise, it quickly caused uproar – with claims that America’s projected ‘post-racial’ image is a simply myth. Many called the quote a troubling sign that blackness is viewed - perhaps unconsciously - as a handicap that still needs to be overcome. ‘As a black American I want people to remember who I am and where I come from without attaching assumptions about deficiency to it,’ said Dr Imani Perry, a professor at Princeton University’s Centre for African American Studies.


I think the critics have a point. Matthews knows as well as anybody else that blacks are a problem population but, like most Leftists, screams "racist" when anybody says as much. He just tripped up this time and inadvertently admitted his real thoughts. His offence is not racism but hypocrisy. It is not racist to admit reality, though it often is politically incorrect, of course.


Anonymous said...

How strange - that a person who acknowledges that he looked entirely past the colour issue should be pilloried for doing so.
Isn't this part of MLK's dream?

Anonymous said...

With Chris Matthews though it could just be another wet his leg moment. He is quickly becoming a laughing stock.

Anonymous said...

So Matthews see's him as Black except when he's giving the State of the Union address. What does Matthews he see him as them, brown, green, pink?

We The People said...

Don't you just love it when a notoriously hypocritical Leftist (as they all are) like Matthews gets caught with his true feelings accidentally dripping out of his mouth?

But it must be very uncomfortable for poor Chris, and other Obummer worshippers, to watch their false idol falling before their very eyes, especially when they invested so much to create a pedestal for him.

"Thou shalt not worship false gods"

Stan B said...

Anon 6:53 - what you don't understand is that Matthews and the rest of the Liberal Media are quick to paint anyone commenting on race as a "racist" for even noting someone's skin color, yet Liberals are allowed to comment on things like Negro Dialect and "forgetting" someone's black with impunity.

I don't have any pre-judgment about Obama because of his skin color. It's his liberal policies, power grabs, and expanding government (along with deficits) that I object to. I'd be just as anti-Obama if he were white (you know, like Bill Clinton was....oh wait, wasn't Bill our "first black president?" Oh Snap! You caught me....)

Bobby said...

If Rush Limbaugh had said that they'd be out with the pitchforks.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:53 - But doesn't saying that you forget he's black imply that there's something wrong with being black? Why would his race have anything to do with what he says or the impression he makes? Apparently, Matthews was impressed that the president was almost as good as a white guy.

Anonymous said...

Just imagine if he was a true black! Matthews would be wetting himself with glee. Comrade Obama is only 1/2 black!