Margaret, we’re old. We were born in 1925. Well, I was anyway. You were born in 1926, but whose counting? Either way, we are still a couple of old broads. When we were born the Ku Klux Klan had 5 million members and Catholics and Jews were hated almost as much as the blacks… almost. Today the KKK membership is about 5,000. And now we have a black President who appointed a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court and then had a beer with a white cop and a black Harvard professor on the White House lawn. My goodness, but look how far we’ve come.
It only took 144 years after the Civil War before a black man finally made it to the highest office in the land and a hispanic woman made it to the Supreme Court. We were doing so well, and then Obama had to take one more question from one more reporter. Like a house of cards it all fell apart because he had to go and suggest the police acted stupidly when they arrested that Harvard Professor. Clearly something is wrong. How could this happen? Is it reverse racism? Could it be we’ve come that far?
Take it from someone who has been around the block a few times too many. We’re not even close.
A police officer mistakenly arrested a Harvard professor for breaking into his own home. It doesn’t matter the skin color of anyone involved. That was stupid.
A President who wasn’t there decided to talk about it at a press conference on healthcare reform instead of staying focused on the issue thereby allowing the media to once again take our eye off the ball. Again, it doesn’t matter the skin color of that President. That was stupid.
Sarah Palin quit her day job. Now that was really stupid.
Rush Limbaugh called the President a racist. Now come on folks. That’s not just stupid, that’s… well that’s… uhhh… well that is… hmmm… that has become pretty typical for ‘ole Rush. And when stupid becomes typical you can’t really use the word stupid anymore. It’s not politically correct. Instead you have to call him mentally challenged which seems like an insult to all those who came by it naturally like Miss California and most of the mayors in New Jersey. But I digress…
Honestly the most stupid thing of all that came out of this is the number of white people calling into their favorite AM radio hate talk show about how the President is out to get white people. Which do you think makes them more mad – the fact that the President is black or that they now know at least one Harvard professor is black? After all, that’s a tough pill to swallow coming on the heels of the whole Sotamayor uprising . Or maybe what really makes them mad is that electing a black President wasn’t the end of the civil rights movement. It was really just the beginning. Suddenly our black and white world is becoming various shades of grey… or is it gray?
The last time I checked, white people still have it pretty good in the world. Of course, I’m no Harvard professor so what do I know? What I do know, however, is that this particular episode was a whole lot of something about absolutely nothing. How about we get back to talking about healtcare reform? I mean it really.