October 3, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under U.S.
One Response to “Human Events Editor: Obama Voters ‘Thought They Were Supporting Will Smith’”
I can’t think of a reason why Mattera is going after Will Smith. Will Smith posted a score over 1500 on his SAT and was offered a full-ride scholarship to MIT which he turned down to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. President Obama was Editor of the Harvard Law Review and was a constitutional law professor. I think Mattera may be a bit jealous.
Something that few of these far rw mouthpieces never realize is that those who voted for Obama didn’t vote for him because he’s African American. We voted for him because he was the best candidate for the job, McCain is a fake, and Sarah Palin is not the brightest bulb in the box. I’ve heard a lot of disparaging comments from these same people who don’t understand that most of us African Americans didn’t vote for Obama because he’s African American. We voted for him for the same reason that we voted for all of the other white presidential candidates down through the years: we thought that he was the best person for the job.
Those on the far right have never understood just how much we discuss politics and politicians. I can remember my parents studying the candidates positions in the 1960s and discussing them. I was raised in a household in which my parents never failed to vote. African Americans discuss politics in barber and beauty shops, at church, in checkout lines at the supermarket, in our homes, at social gatherings, etc. I think the reason these far right individuals say stupid stuff like Mattera says is because they have invested little time in getting to know African Americans and they can’t convince us to vote for their candidates. They never seem to realize that they cannot continue to underestimate an entire group of people, insult our intelligence, make inaccurate assumptions about us, race bait, show disdain for us, and still expect us to vote for members of their party.
I also think that the far right has a problem with President Obama because it no longer has access to a POTUS whose decisions they can influence. If they were able to manipulate him, they’d be happier than a hog in mud.
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