He’s got the fried chicken and potato salad, ya’ll! So “Ya’ll come” to the Republican Party already!
From Talking Points Memo:
What … the … hell?
Uncle Mike, let’s talk.
I realize that you feel this strange need to overcompensate for your blackness because you’re a conservative and black conservatives usually catch some degree of hell from black people. I get that. Totally. And I think it’s wrong to question someone’s Negro-ness simply because their political views differ from yours. But DUDE, you have got to stop talking to me like I just walked out of the cotton patch. And even if I did just emerge from that field, doorag on head, I would still give you the sideye and say “Harpo, who dis man?”
What are you doing, sir? You do realize that other minority politicians manage to get minority votes without talking about damned fried chicken. I mean, yeah, fried chicken is delicious. People, white and black, love fried chicken. But I know you have to be cognizant of the stereotype of black people being obsessed with fried chicken to the point of “Poeyes Ran Out of Chicken, Someone Must Die” freak-out insanity. You don’t have to feed the beast, sir. We do that well enough on our own.
It’s also pretty patronizing. You think the only way to get the attention of “diverse populations” is food? Is the way to the black vote through our stomachs? We’re not complete morons, sir. We actually listen to our politicians and make decisions on how to vote based on how our politicians stand on issues we care about. Maybe if you would talk more about issues and less about chicken you could get somewhere.
What’s most sad about you Uncle Mike is that I actually have more respect for just about every black Republican, from Clarence Thomas to Larry Elder who is not you because at least they seem petrified of even coming off like your particular brand of idiot. Run away they do from anything stereotypical. They try to appeal to my logic. Even when I don’t agree with them, they continue with their spiel, unabatted, undeterred and determined to convince me that they, in fact, know the solution to black America’s problems and that they don’t come Democrat-flavored. What I’m saying is, they seem to give two shits about how they come across no matter what degree of reasonable person to asshat they are operating from, but you sir, you seem to have no shame which makes you both sad and dangerous as you nod and endorse such foolishness as if it were the norm.
For your own sake, man up or shut up. If a white politician, regardless of party, had said what you just did, we would have out the pitchforks and torches. Rev. Al Shaprton would have the lighter at ready to set your hair on fire. Get it together, man! You’re making me feel sorry for you.