Women for Obama — Except For One Who’d Rather Cut Off Her Nose to Spite Her Face

You take two steps forward and one step back in the dance of the die hard Clintonista.

Most are smart women. They measure their odds. Do they want the guy who beat their gal, but shares her platform, or Mr. Can’t Answer A Question About Contraception and Insurance Companies? There’s really not much of contest here. If you like your women’s rights movement with pro-reproductive rights, pro initiatives for the healthcare of women and children, plus some equal pay for equal work you’re stuck rooting for the team with the “D” on their chest.

That’s what several women’s rights groups did Tuesday — drawing the line in the sand and joining Sen. Hillary Clinton in chanting “No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin.”

Six organizations — the Feminist Majority Foundation, the National Organization for Women, Business and Professional Women/USA, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Congress of Black Women and the Women’s Information Network — all came out for Team Obama and against the woman Arianna Huffington dubbed a “Trojan Moose.”

Don’t let the vagina fool you. Women actually vote with their brains.

WASHINGTON – Women’s rights groups endorsed Barack Obama for president Tuesday, asserting the historic selection of a female Republican vice presidential candidate does not make up for John McCain’s lack of support on issues important to women.

“We don’t think it’s much to break a glass ceiling for one woman and leave millions of women behind,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation …

NOW backed New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries. “We join with her in saying ‘no,'” said NOW President Kim Gandy, referring to a line Clinton used at the Democratic convention last month. “No way, no how, no McCain.”

Gandy and Smeal dismissed polls that suggested McCain has received a boost in support from white women after he picked Palin.

“The die is not cast yet,” Smeal said.

Indeed, but not everyone got the memo on (or got over) the Clinton v. Obama slapfest being moot. Namely a wealthy Democratic Party operative, Lynn Forester de Rothschild. According to CNN, Forester de Rothschild is a prominent Sen. Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee.

She is the CEO of EL Rothschild, an international holding company and is married to international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. CNN reported, “Forester is a member of the DNC’s Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York.”

And now this wealthy woman of status and means is endorsing John McCain.

Why, you ask?

Steady yourself for the most hypocritical, pot calling the kettle black and the skillet”uppity” statement ever.

In an interview with CNN this summer, Forester did not hide her distaste for eventual Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don’t like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”

He’s an elitist and she’s an insanely wealthy former “Hillraiser” who generated more than $100,000 in funds for Clinton’s failed campaign. A person who travels and lives abroad and is married to a guy who has sir as a title.

Je accuse!

What is up with elites calling Obama “elitist?” Is this woman for real? Really, really real, son. Want raw deal, son, if it’s really real, real? She kicks back at the dive downing shots of tequila while field dressing a moose and talking about Toby Keith albums and NASCAR? She’s down with the NRA and OPP and the STD or whatever banal stuff people like Forester de Rothschild think us regular dumbasses are down with? How hood can you be when your name “Forester de Rothschild?” It even sounds like it belongs next to Richie Rich, the Roosevelts, the Rockefellers and Archduke Ferdinand.

And how could she support Hillary? Hillary and Bill Clinton became “elitist” the moment they were proclaimed President and First Lady of the United States. Next to being the Pope I don’t know if there’s a more elite office on the planet. And some would even argue the Clintons became elites before that. And what is up with hating people for being educated and refined? I thought elites liked the idea of people like them being in charge? Sort of like an American version of an aristocracy, falling in love with powerful political families like the Kennedys and the Bushes.

But let’s just keep it real, Ms. Insanely Rich Lady With Elitist Sounding Last Name, this re
ally isn’t about Barack’s Ivy League education and ability to pronounce “nuclear.” Don’t make up a fake hypocritical reason. Just say you are so blinded by bitterness over Clinton’s loss (or racism, whatever, it’s you’re party, rich elitist lady) that you don’t care. You’re willing to let your house burn down because you don’t like the fireman who came to put it out.

All those issues you claimed to love didn’t really mean anything after all. At the end of the day you couldn’t accept the loss that even both Clintons have worked their way through. You’re still holding on to hate. Enjoy yourself because if McCain wins, pulls a William Henry Harrison and you’re living under the theocratic fiefdom of Queen Pink Pony Princess Polar Bear Killer President-for-Life Sarah Palin, where you have to go to Mexico to get your birth control pills and the Supreme Court rolls the Constitution back to 1787 and I have to move to Canada because I’m not down with being anyone’s slave, we’ll rest easy knowing that you didn’t vote for that elitist Obama. No. You chose the lazy son of an admiral who is married to a wealthy heiress who can just drop $300,000 on an outfit.

*Thanks to reader Dexter T. for the tip!

41 thoughts on “Women for Obama — Except For One Who’d Rather Cut Off Her Nose to Spite Her Face

  1. a little bit more background on Miz No Trust Uppity Negro Rothchild:THis article on her commences thusly:”A corporate lawyer and telecommunications entrepreneur, the sparkly blond ex-wife of former New York politician Andrew Stein had made more than $100 million from the sale of cleverly acquired wireless broadband licenses. She was also sexy, charming, and dazzlingly well connected. Two years later, after the smitten Sir Evelyn divorced his second wife, Victoria Schott, the mother of his three children, Forester became the third Lady Rothschild. After marrying in November 2000 at a London synagogue, they honeymooned at the White House, guests of Lynn’s good friends Bill and Hillary Clinton.Today the New Jersey-born Lady de Rothschild—the flashiest hostess in London—is mates with Tony and Cherie Blair, among other topflight Britons. She’s also mistress of the former John Singer Sargent home in Chelsea and of Ascott House, the 3,200-acre Rothschild family estate in Buckinghamshire, and the chief executive of E.L. Rothschild, the holding company that she owns with her third husband to manage investments in the Economist and various enterprises in India. Those include FieldFresh, a startup that will grow and export Indian fruits and vegetables for markets in Europe and Asia, and a soon-to-be-announced retail venture aimed at the exploding Indian middle class.”For those who want to learn more about a true self-aggrandizing elitist:http://www.portfolio.com/views/columns/the-world-according-to/2007/10/05/An-interview-with-Lady-de-Rothschild

  2. Chele Belle: FASCINATING! And not surprising since her last name is freakin’ Rothschild! For a woman so cultured, successful and refined she made herself look like a total dingbat accusing Obama of elitism when she’s kicking it with Tony Blair and is Lady Rothschild numero tres.

  3. But of course she can afford to cut her nose off to spite her face – she has the money to have her plastic surgeon repair the damage. He’s on speed dial – it is the elitist thing to do. She has no real stake in the outcome because since she splits her time between London and NY she can pop in the jet and pop to whatever locale meets her medical and pay to play needs or marry another man w/ money. She clearly collect husbands as fast as Elizabeth Taylor – corporate mergers in action and she gets the house as keepsake.

  4. There are a lot of women– including that inconsolable black delegate sobbing ridiciously before the cameras at the convention–who can’t get over the fact that Hillary was beaten by a cultured, sophisicated, Ivy-league educated black man, who came out of nowhere so fast. They thought it was their time, that a woman like Hillary was finally going to reach the White House. Well, I’m sorry, it ain’t happening and they can’t deal with it. And now this anger is tapping into their own latent sexist and racist (in the case of white women) feelings. Rothschild probably dislikes Obama more because she sees him as a pretender, trying to crash into her exclusive high society, fat cat club. My advice to all of them: get over yourselves.

  5. This entire post was so ON POINT but this portion said it all for me:”You’re still holding on to hate. Enjoy yourself because if McCain wins, pulls a William Henry Harrison and you’re living under the theocratic fiefdom of Queen Pink Pony Princess Polar Bear Killer President-for-Life Sarah Palin, where you have to go to Mexico to get your birth control pills and the Supreme Court rolls the Constitution back to 1787 and I have to move to Canada because I’m not down with being anyone’s slave, we’ll rest easy knowing that you didn’t vote for that elitist Obama. No. You chose the lazy son of an admiral who is married to a wealthy heiress who can just drop $300,000 on an outfit.”

  6. Best political analysis with use of Wu-Tang quote I’ve read all day.What the Republicans are SO good at is establishing and using coded language. That’s why I was so surprised when the dude from Georgia called Obama uppity. This is 2008 — we’re onto “elitist” now. It’s all shorthand for “this nigga thinks he’s better than you. He’s not better than you, is he? Well, we best put him in his place.”Kudos to you and everyone else calling her out.

  7. what does the word “elitist” mean to these over entitled rich folks? apparently, it must just throw their whole gameplan for how a black person should be that they cannot get over it…how many times have you heard the man say “black people should pull themselves up by their bootstraps”? well obama did that, an he has a fabulous, strong black educated wife, beautiful unpregnant children and yet it’s still not enough for some people…i can accept if rothchilds doesn’t obama….i don’t expect everyone to like him…but let’s get real, she, like all these other super rich hypocrites that use “obama is an elitist” as an excuse, don’t have the balls to say the real reasons why they have a problem with obama…he’s black, he’s the future and you will have to pay taxes…

  8. A group or class of persons or a member of such a group or class, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status. That is the definition of elite. Hmmm, sounds like Lady Rothchild fits that definition. Did she forget she is a card carrying member?

  9. You know some people, like myself, are just disgusted with the Democratic Party and the party bosses propping up candidates like Al Gore, Kerry and Obama. They might be the best candidate but that doesn’t mean they can win. If the last two elections has taught us anything, if the folk in Kansas and OK aren’t feelin’ you, the another four more years.And if this people didn’t vote for Gore or Kerry, you know good and damn well they aren’t going to vote for Obama. Add to that Obama didn’t do himself any favors by says working class white people clung to their guns and religion. He may not have meant to be condescending, but he was. It sounded like the very thing blue-collar workers always suspected “merlot drinking liberals” of saying about them behind their backs.Let’s not forget that Booker T Obama Father’s Day Speech From Hell. Was he being self-righteous and judgmental? Was he looking down on poor black people also?Was he arrogant in both cases? I think we all have to judge for ourselves.

  10. Now wait a minute, Sister Wendy P, you’re at a liberal blog (the name black snob is a misnomer) and calling Obama Booker T and saying his speech on Father’s Day was written in Hades? You sound like an imbedded Republican operative. It’s funny because the Republicans have paid spokespeople aggressively working in their camp, who are really Democrats in their private lives. I don’t know how people do that. Personally, I couldn’t be anything I’m not. I’m a fire-breathing liberal and I’ll stay one forever. BTW, you’re right when you say if Obama can’t get accepted in Kansas, he won’t make it. He won’t carry The South either and it’s always been picking the winners, sad to say.

  11. If I was a Republican operative wouldn’t I say that his Father’s Day speech was up there among the greatest political speeches of this country’s history.”…But if we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it… “”…But we also need families to raise our children. We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child — it’s the courage to raise one…””…It’s a wonderful thing if you are married and living in a home with your children, but don’t just sit in the house and watch “Sports Center” all weekend long. That’s why so many children are growing up in front of the television. As fathers and parents, we’ve got to spend more time with them, and help them with their homework, and replace the video game or the remote control with a book once in awhile. That’s how we build that foundation…”Was that a right-wing guest on the Trinity Broadcast Network? No, it was Obama. If that’s not modern day Booker T speak, I don’t what is. Was that for black people? Was that for white audiences? Would he have made a similar speech to white audience?You asked if I was a Republican operative. I think a better question would be is Obama a Republican operative?

  12. “I know some of y’all got that cold Popeye’s [chicken] out for breakfast. I know. That’s why y’all laughing. You can’t do that. Children have to have proper nutrition. That affects also how they study, how they learn in school … It’s not good enough for you to say to your child, ‘Do good in school,’ and then when that child comes home, you got the TV set on, you got the radio on, you don’t check their homework, there is not a book in the house, you’ve got the videogame playing.”Paternalistic much, Brother Obama?

  13. Thanks for clarifying your comments, Sister Wendy. I was so confused about what you said earlier. You’re preaching to the church choir–I think. Maybe by tomorrow some of it will seep in. Peace and light always

  14. I believe that draven7 is onto something when he likens Special Agent Obama as a “pretender”. I would go one step further and opine that he is seen as a “spoiler”, one who on paper meets the ‘standards’ (ivy-league sheepskin and the contacts and open doors that come with it, political and hollywood boldface names on speed-dial, international and single-name recognition) PLUS he has some street cred. The problem is that *many* serious elitists do not suffer those who were not into the manor born, and rarely suffer those who were not into the manor wed. The term ‘elitist’ in this sense was meant to be as much of a slur as ‘community organizer’. I personally will not begrudge her her own opinion, but she has to be aware that it sounds childish and ill-informed; something that any true female HRC supporter should be loath to admit to in public.

  15. “If the last two elections has taught us anything, if the folk in Kansas and OK aren’t feelin’ you, the another four more years.”Wendy,The idea that for the Democrats to win they need to be more like the Republicans and covet votes in Kansas and Oklahoma presupposes that the Democratic party isn’t viable. When, in fact, it very much is. In 2000 they won the popular vote and it was very, very close in 2004. The idea that the Republicans and their conservative values hold a death-grip on this country is just plain false. The numbers don’t support (need we look at who’s running congress?).

  16. Oh, I get it now, Sister Wendy, you’re were quoting from Obama’s speech. Duh! Well, he said what had to be said. Obama directed the message to a black audience, with the intent of wooing white voters by taking up the mantle of personal responsibility. That Obama is one smooth operator and one of the reasons I admire. He’s no chump like Jesse Jackson. If you’re not prepared to go after the white vote (without selling your soul), you should stay out of politics. It’s that simple.

  17. Devessel, I appreciate you’re saying that I may be on to something, but I really don’t think Obama is a pretender. I think the Rothschild lady probably feels that way. I believe Obama is the real deal, although I don’t think Americans are ready to handle the truth yet. Peace and light always

  18. GREAT.. I find it amazing this woman has the nerve to say the things she says to try to make it seem as though she’s just “one of us”. She’s just like McCain or Cindy McCain, I suppose. She’s the poster child for exactly what many people suspected of so-called Democratic supporters. I think Hillary Clinton asked her supporters whether or not they were for Democrats or for her. We see exactly what these kinds of women truly believe. She does not make herself look good nor does she shine a favorable light on real feminists. Women like LADY Roth-whatever and Caribou Barbie do the Republicans a favor by setting women BACK instead of moving them forward much like Alan Keyes and Michael Steele.

  19. @InvisibleWinning the popular vote doesn’t matter; the electoral college elects the president and Gore and Kerry didn’t have enough electoral votes. Most of their votes came from urban areas and the coasts. Bush carried everything in-between. The popular vote was close but both times, Bush had the electoral college edge. In Kansas and Oklahoma, Bush beat Kerry 2 to 1. With Palin on the ticket, McCain will probably carry those states by the same margin. The election is going to come down to places like PA and WV i.e. the “guns and religion” folk Obama pissed off.I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

  20. Draven7 said…Devessel, I appreciate you’re saying that I may be on to something, but I really don’t think Obama is a pretender. I think the Rothschild lady probably feels that way. I believe Obama is the real deal, although I don’t think Americans are ready to handle the truth yet.That is it – Obama does not fit the image elitist have of AA’s and all other non-white persons (minorities) such as this twit. The fact is that there are AA’s who are like the Obama’s maybe not at that scale 200K+ dual income – but there is a large segment of the population that does not make the news – is not in the media. Accepting Obama and the reality he represents means that folks will have to admit that the media stereotypes are wrong, that there is a whole segment of the population that are well educated, family oriented, raise their children to be nice, polite productive high achieving AA out there – despite all the lies and delusions that the elietis like to think. It means they and everything they hold true and their self concept is wrong – which open the door to the fact that everything else about there shallow self serving, racist existence is wrong. It also means admitting that AA can and do compete with the best and the brightest and not only compete but beat them at their own game and come out on top.An Obama win calls into question the notion they feed on of superiority – suddenly they are no longer able to believe the hype superior – the lies have been proven false in your face proven wrong. That is a nightmare these folks can’t cope with – because they can no longer feed themselves the lies.

  21. Elitist isn’t the word I would use to describe Obama.I think the terms condescending, self-righteous, patronizing, sanctimonious, self-important.Seriously who is he to scold black fathers. Interestingly he didn’t chastise single black mothers…wait, maybe he did with the cold Popeye’s chicken comment.Oh well.

  22. Wendy,The electoral vote was close, too. And even IF most of their voters came from the urban areas, the fact that Gore won the popular vote and the 2004 votes (both popular and electoral were close — Bush cleared the bar by 8 electoral votes) shows that both parties have the base to win.And so what if Bush won 2 to 1 in Kansas. That’s SIX electoral votes. And winning 2:1 there means 300,000 more popular votes. Look at California where Kerry “only” won by ten percent, but that means he received 1.2 MILLION more votes.Crunch the numbers. The Democrats are viable. The Republicans only hold on by the hair of their chinny, chin-Southern Strategy-chin. Still, there’s relative parity.

  23. Wendy, What Mr. Obama said regarding unsupportive black fathers was on point. For anyone to get upset about it must mean that they think it’s ok to abandon a family and not accept responsibility. And Mr. Obama carries himself with dignity which many people mistake for arrogance.

  24. Wendy Obama has been talking about this subject for a while. His own father abandoned him. I don’t think he was making that speech to talk down to anyone. He LIVED it. When over 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock and the gap between the haves and have nots is growing I’d think it would be odd for him not to address this very serous issue.Maybe because my family is from the caribbean, I don’t see Obama as arrogant. He carries himself the way all the black men in my family do…with dignity. No one told them they were less than anyone because of the color of their skin. It wasn’t until they move to america that they found out being black was a “negative”. Also looking at the electoral college, the latest polls (heard the number this morning) show that there are some states in play that were not in play in Kerry was running. The republicans have said in front of the press that this was not an election about issues. However, their tricks might not work this time with the news about AIG, Lehman Brothers etc. fresh on peoples minds. Hard to focus on “wedge” issues when you are losing your house and job.

  25. My issue is that out of wedlock births crosses the board-why not address he concerns to all people? Black people don’t have the lock on inattentive parenting, yet he directs his comments at us. If any other politician (esp. any white politician) had made comments along those lines, he would be judged a bigot and he would receive thousands of calls from angry black voters.Now that I think about it, Latinos have the highest high-school dropout rates and teenage pregnancy rates near (if not higher) those of African American teens. Is he going to lecture them on what Latino parents need to do? Would he make those “guns and religion” comments about PA voters in front of those voters? No. He made the political choice to kick the group of people of choice when you need to gain points with moderate and conservative whites-poor and working class black people.Does that make him elitist? I don’t think so. Uppity? No. A condescending opportunist guilty of the same political tricks used by his predecessors? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

  26. nyc/caribbean ragazza said…Maybe because my family is from the caribbean, I don’t see Obama as arrogant. He carries himself the way all the black men in my family do…with dignity. No one told them they were less than anyone because of the color of their skin. It wasn’t until they move to America that they found out being black was a “negative”.Exactly! Obama and Michelle carry themselves the way all individuals with a sense of self worth, self respect and self esteem do – with dignity and a sense of composure. They do not feel they are better than anyone else nor do they believe the negative hype and media kool aid, the stereotypic expected ‘normal’ as ascribed by media- that says because of color and/or ethnicity they are somehow lesser or less than. The though never occurred to them to be anything other than who they and the best they can be. That is startling and disconcerting to people and quite scary. Most people are ridiculously insecure and seeking validation and external approval – hence the media obsession w. looks, money and power all of which fade or can be taken away or overshadowed by someone prettier, richer, more connected. Quiet dignity and composure which comes from within and not subject to external stress weathers all storms and is unaffected by what happens externally. A person with that quiet confidence and composure cannot be shaken by the storms like those dependent on externals. That unshakable durability scares insecure people – because it cannot be bought, with money, power or looks.

  27. WendyP, you sound like you’re the very things you accuse Obama of being. Maybe it is because I too (like nyc/caribbean ragazza) am from the Caribbean – we expect men to carry themselves like men and we aren’t put off or offended when they do. We haven’t lowered our standards, so what seems like “arrogance” to you is considered as simple good home training to us. But you probably consider that point of view in and of itself arrogant.

  28. I guess Susan Jacoby was correct when she said reading comprehension suffers when we excessively read blog posts on the interent.I never said anything about Obama’s home training. I never once wrote anything about him the way he carries himself. (For the record, I’m from AL and every one I know carry themselves well-yes, it’s called home training. Black people with dignity aren’t limited to the West Indies and Africa.)My point has always been how he talks down to people in general and poorer people in particular.It’s amazing how his supporters just ignore examples of his condescension. Why is that?

  29. Wendy if you believe Obama is “talking down to people” maybe that’s on YOU. Obama has never “talked down” to anyone from my vantage point, but I have enough self-confidence and security to handle being talked TO. You on the other hand seem to have some issues that you need to work out. Don’t put your self-esteem issues on Barack Obama, he’s not responsible for that.

  30. Sorry Wendy – but I too disagree. I don’t hear condescension, I hear someone talking to me as if I’m intelligent enough to understand. His speech about race was the first time I’ve ever heard a politician, in my lifetime, talk to the electorate as if we were grown ups and capable of understanding nuanced discussions.Look strong fathers make for strong children. We as a people in the black community have a history that dates back to slavery of broken families. At first they were ripped apart by slavery but then, for far too many, it became a way of life, a part of the culture, if you will. It’s residual of the American birth defect we are still striving to overcome and correct. It was Father’s Day, he was scheduled to appear at a Black church and its a topic that is close to his heart if you’ve read either of his books. Frankly it’s a speech that could easily be given to a wider audience and still be on point. Do we continue to pick apart the speech because it’s emotionally easier than addressing the underlying topic? Isn’t that intellectually dishonest?Seriously – are you going to judge him on that one speech? What about his speech on race, or his acceptance speech? His recently release video blurb on the economy? Are you really going to distill the entire 18 months of campaigning to one speech? So be it. I guess we WILL see on Election Day. Yes We Can.

  31. I’m not an Obamite.I wanted to be uplifted, ride the wave of euphoria with you all, shed tears with you when I heard him speak. It hasn’t happened and I don’t think it will.Maybe it’s because I’m a long way from my small town AL roots. Maybe it’s because I’ve spent to much time in the pit of inhumanity that is corporate America. Maybe because I made the decision to become a more independent thinker and not repeat the talking points handed down by the media and campaigns. I listened to the “race speech”. I read the text. What I heard and read was classic CYA. That speech wasn’t for all Americans, that was for moderate white Americans, an exercise to make them feel that they hadn’t made a mistake in voting for him. After all (they assumed) Obama had no reason to be that angry. The centuries of injustice suffered by black people in this country was not part of his story, so why did he attend that church for years? Anyone with an ounce of common sense knew that Obama straight up lied when he said he hadn’t heard Wright’s ideas regarding the reciprocality of the terrorist attacks. Obama didn’t want those voters to sit out Nov or vote for Hill. He had to do something. He disavowed the man and the church that had been an integral part of his family’s life for years. That speech delivered the coup de grâce to the relationship not only with Wright (let’s not forget Obama started distancing himself from Wright at the announcement of his candidacy) but also all the black people of certain generation who carry the scars of institutionalized racism with them. So the speech left me cold. He played both sides against the middle and as a result, said nothing of consequence. And to be honest, he could have said that black people are totally irrational in their concern of racism, and 98% black people would still bow at the altar of Obama.As for the nomination speech, again I listened with anticipation and again I was let down. The first black man to capture a major party nomination and he could have given a speech for the ages that could tie the struggles of all people of color to the greatest of this country. Instead he gave a stump speech. What’s more he didn’t even mention MLK? What about Ella Baker or Fannie Lou Hamer? Hell if Hillary Clinton could cite Harriet Tubman and I know good and damn well he could done something other than referring to him as “the preacher”.And don’t say anything about John Lewis’ speech beforehand because that’s not going in the history books.

  32. Wendy – You don’t have to be an Obamaite. Vote for the candidate that you feel will best represent your values and beliefs.We’ll see how that works out for you in four years…

  33. This is my last word on the topic. I don’t know how any intelligent black person of a liberal slant can find fault with Obama, especially on nitpicky matters. I have a few heated discussions on this with my sister, who’s often thrown criticism at Obama. We don’t really talk on politics anymore. She’s going to vote for Obama in November, but all during the primary she attacked Obama on being an empty suit and elitist. Truthfully, I think she’s just jealous of him, and I don’t think Joe Sixpack out in Scanton, PA and Bubba in rural Alabama are the only ones feeling the envy. It’s sad when black people start acting like crabs and don’t have the self-awareness to know it. I’m not buying whatever arguments they use to defend their points because it’s still petty. Peace always

  34. For the life of me, I have yet to hear anything Obama has said that any intelligent person could construe as elitist. What I do get is how ridiculous it is that the GOP is trying to pander to Joe and Jane Sixpack. The same party of Karl Rove’s behind closed doors condescension of their religious right base.This brings to light what I have strongly suspected – certain white folks are most comfortable with blacks of a certain level. Be a court jester coon and they’re fine. But woe to any black person who shows themself to be equal or better. It will be Greenwood all over again.Bourgiestan

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