Promoted from diaries.
I have to admit: I've seen some pretty ridiculous uses of the race card in the past four or so years, but this one might just take the cake. We've seen people using negative terms like "socialists" and criticizing Obama's policies accused of being racist in some crypto way. However, this is entirely new to me. Calling him "cool" is now racist...wait, what? That's just what the esteemed arbitrators of all things race-related, the Congressional Black Caucus. Per the Washington Examiner, after saying conservative critics of Obama don't like him because he's black, Executive Director of the CBC Angela Rye bleated:
She said that "a lot" of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word "cool" in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS superPAC.
"There's an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there's this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses," Rye said. "And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren't asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that's the number one person they'd love to have a beer with. So, if that's not cool I dont know what is.
You know, I could give you an entire paragraph about how ridiculous this is; about how the CBC, having jumped the shark before, is now returning for another go 'round for the 1,254,728th time (or something like that); and about how whatever fumes the race card is running on might finally be used up, but I think this video expresses my response nicely:
But hey, don't blame me. It's not like Obama's trying to avoid this "cool" meme, and there are plenty on the Left who would just lap this all up. He is our celebrity President, after all. Perhaps he is, in the words all-too-often employed by the Left, a "self-hating black man"? Hey, just sayin', CBC. Just sayin'.
You can almost smell the desperation....