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Most blacks called Republicans and George W. Bush the worst of names in 2000. When they suddenly found themselves totally out of political power after the election, black Democrats demanded the GOP now reach out to them.

It was that kind of nerve that later inspired the column “Why God Makes Middle Fingers”.

It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them. Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.
Barack Obama, New York Times Magazine

History repeats.

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  • n.n

    bellefleur:

    Well, he has been attacking Democrats and Republicans alike. That only leaves his partisans free of injury, which from observation may only include him and himself. There is something about Obama that he just cannot get enough of.

  • bellefleur

    So the guy who promised hand-to-hand combat if Dems lose in the midterms is simultaneously expecting (warning?) Republicans to “work with [him] in a serious way.”

    Oh, and did I mention that he’s post-partisan?

  • n.n

    My father reminds me often that his patience, and tolerance, is analogous to a cup of water. That seems to be true for most people who subscribe to American Conservative principles. I think the cup is dangerously close to overflowing.

    work with me in a serious way

    That’s odd. He wasn’t nearly so gracious when he thought himself to be invincible. In fact, I remember his “suggestions” to sit down and shut up, because he was endowed with the mandate of divine redistributive change.

    It’s funny how denigrating individual dignity does not win someone universal accolades. It’s funny, but predictable.

    Hopefully, the Conservatives will have the courage to do what is needed to empower America and her citizens. First on the agenda, a rejection of selective reality and policies which promote it.

  • http://black-and-right.com Bob Parks

    @Igor Actually, the entire line from my column was, “That, I theorize, is one reason the good Lord in his wisdom created, and continues to make to this day, the middle finger. And if the Republicans were the pigs they’re constantly being accused of, they would use them.”

  • Igor

    How can you “reach out” to somebody with your middle finger, Bob? Sure, the Black Dumbocrats are every but as clueless (if not more so) than the White ones, but giving them the finger isn’t going to help.

    Now, ignoring them or even turning a cold shoulder is somewhat better, in my humble opinion. How a bout a dose of, “Tough cookies, you all-day suckas!” might also be in order… But, what do I know, I’m just a dumb engineer.

    Igor

    Karma’s a Bitch, ain’t it?