If you haven't already please go watch the clips from Obama's speech to the NAACP. It is ridiculous. For some reason he felt the need to change his voice, cadence, and accent to sound more like a stereotypical black preacher. Some of his words he intentionally cut off at the end to make it sound like he was abbrevatin' and other stuff he just said incorrectly because apparently that is the cool thing to do. It's absurd.
He did this a few times during the campaign including a rally where Oprah was on stage and they were speaking to a large group of black people. During his speech he dropped in a couple of slang words including some double negatives. Give me a break, this guy grew up in Hawaii and went to Columbia and Harvard.
I just think it's fake, deceptive, and lame for the President of The United States to lower himself to the level of using poor grammar because he thinks it will go over better with a large group of black people. Not to mention it's insulting to the educated black people who choose to learn and use proper English.
Bill Cosby talks about personal responsibility at the NAACP and he gets booed off the stage. Obama talks about personal responsibility at the NAACP and he is a hero. The difference? Cosby's idea of personal responsibility is to tell groups of poor, uneducated black people to get an education, get a job, stop abandoning their families, and work hard to lift themselves out of their situation. Obama's brand of personal responsibility:
"What Dr. King and Roy Wilkins understood is that it doesn't matter if you have the right to sit at the front of the bus if you can't afford the bus fare," he said. "It doesn't matter if you have the right to sit at the lunch counter if you can't afford the lunch."
"What they understood is that so long as Americans are denied the decent wages and good benefits and fair treatment that they deserve, the dream for which so many gave so much will remain out of reach; that to live up to our founding promise of equality for all, we have to make sure that opportunity is open to all."
If I weren't so disgusted by it, I might be able to actually admire his strategy. Obama is now using the guise of racial inequality to mask his systematic class warfare against the rich. Why you might ask? Because like so many other things in our ultra-sensitive, ultra-PC society, race has become one of those untouchable topics. So by hiding higher taxes beneath the cloak of racial equality, no politician in their right mind will speak out against it. Well of course, unless they want to be classified as a racist.