Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lest anyone misunderstand...

Let's discuss Mayor (congress is only national) Cleaver's remarks in a Canadian public radio interview, before some ridiculous, hyperventilating chucklehead paints the most decent human being in Congress with the racist brush that has been slopping paint and making a hell of a mess these past weeks.

Mr. Cleaver is a Hillary supporter and superdelegate, and in the interview he reveals just how shaky the support for Senator Clinton is among black superdelegates.

"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president. I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States."

But Cleaver, who gave his word to Ms. Clinton is not backing off his support. If he did, he said "[T]here would be African-Americans cheering. But I would have difficulty shaving in the morning, unless I could shave without looking in the mirror."

What is going to fill the air with faux-outrage is what he said about Obama's oratory skills.

"He is articulate - in the black tradition, he would probably be mediocre, but in White America...For White Americans, it's like, this guy can speak," he said.

And that is what some hyperventilating jackass is going to jump on. Some idiot (not from the MO 05) is going to say that Cleaver said that because Obama is half-white, so I am going to preemptively call bullshit.

The reason I say the towering jackass sure to level that accusation won't hail from the Fifth is because in these parts, we know EC, and we have heard him speak. He can say that because he is from that "black tradition" he is speaking of.

As proof I offer this video of him speaking at an anti-war rally in Washington:

So shut up already before you even get started with any "racist" attacks and accusations about Cleaver. They will meet stiff resistance.

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