I have to agree with Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s statement about how blacks are treated in her part of the country.
“Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states.
“I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu told NBC News in an interview. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.”
Noting that the South is “more of a conservative place,” she added that women have also faced challenges in “presenting ourselves.”
The comment prompted a fiery response from Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, who called it “remarkably divisive.”
“She appears to be living in a different century,” he said in a statement. “Implied in her comments is the clear suggestion that President Obama and his policies are unpopular in Louisiana because of his ethnicity. That is a major insult by Senator Landrieu to the people of Louisiana and I flatly reject it.” ‘
He can reject it all he wants but we all know that it’s true. Of course the president’s race hurts him in the South.
Still, senator Landrieu didn’t have to single out the South, there are plenty of not so friendly places for blacks in America. Lots of those places are right here on the East Coast.
Anyway, so now the GOP is angry at Landrieu
because, as we all know, nothing that they do is motivated by race. *sarcasm off*
Speaking of race, there has been a lot of talk about race leading up to these midterms. Republican’s are mad because they believe that the Democrats are going out of their way to paint republicans as racist. (Gee, I wonder there they got that idea?)
Which some of them are. And some of them, such as Charles Rangel, are taking this the republicans are evil thing a little too far
This is, of course, if he meant that they (republicans) want to enslave us in a literal and not metaphorical way.
Finally, Laurence Fishburne’s
statement about that idiot Justin Beiber being “blackish“
got me thinking: Which other high profile white people are “blackish”
Just off the top of my head I thought of a few.
1. Robert De Niro.
2. Christina Aguilera.
3. Joe Biden.
4. Kim Kardashian.
5. Justin Timberlake.
6. Bill Clinton.
7. Jimmy Carter.
8. Hope Solo.
9. Arne Duncan.
10. Ellen DeGeneres
Bill Gates, Al Pacino, Tony Bennett, Madonna…..
You get the picture.
The South and black folks, and some "blackish" white people.