(h/t to JJP)
See, if you poke around the increasingly unhinged parts of the liberal blogosphere, you’ll see crazed “progressives” gnashing their teeth saying that Obama supporters are like cultists or that they’re just supporting him because of vague hope. White women for the Clinton’s overwhelmingly use “coded” racist terms to describe Obama. I say “coded” because anyone who’ll nitpick the use the of the word “hysteria” as sexist, knows what the words they use are saying.
But I gotta tell you, when I speak politics with random people and they know what they’re talking about 9 times out of 10, they’re Obama supporters. When I went to the rally at UCLA, I was blown away by being able to just approach of group of people and have an intelligent conversation. These people didn’t just know Obama’s stances, they could compare and contrast Clinton and Edwards’ policies too. On their pet issues, they knew what each candidate offered. A breath of fresh air compared to the Clinton supporters I run into. They only tout “experience” with no details, the ’90s like they were so wonderful and the most offensive, “It’s time we had a woman president.”
Still, when you watch this video, you know the interviewer expected to snag some dumb brother. It wasn’t so much an interview as it was a quiz. Gosh, I’ve been in that situation. At YearlyKos definitely and even recently, I’m asked questions which devolve into a quiz. I’m informed. I don’t speak slang. I don’t “sound black”. Interviewers don’t like that. I never make the cut.
To all the Obama supporters out there, I urge them to stay informed, get informed. This goes doubly to every black Obama supporter, because we know how they are. Be Derrick.