Friday, July 21, 2006

Mr. Tone Deaf

Demon Princess only has time today to twitter a bit over the Prez's address to the NAACP, where the audience reaction was mixed: some applause & some vigorous booing.

Mr. Honky Cracker, after personally ignoring the NAACP for 5 years, besides being chief of the party that so shamelessly tried to lock out blacks at the ballots in Florida, now says he wants a reconciliation. We wonder why.

Black people, for the most part, weren't fooled. He touted his "No Child Left Behind" program. Audience members said, "Mmm-hmmm, we don't see you funding it." The Bush Administration also campaigned against affirmative action at the University of Michigan before the Supreme Court. Never mind what happened to the 9th Ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Do they even have electricity yet?)

But, wait: he did tout the estate tax repeal. That's a sure-fire winner, and worth being turned away at the ballot box in Florida.

We daresay white boy don't have no rhythm, neither.


Blogger dusty said...

Touche' DP! I do love your way with words :)

That our asshat-in-chief even thinks he can kiss some black ass and fool some of the people all of the time..amazes the shit out of me.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Demon Princess said...

Thanks, Dusty. I try :) Something about the topic inspires me.

Weirdly enough (synchronicity?) I happened to catch "The Autobiography of Malcom X," directed by Spike Lee, on Bravo late last night. I'm old enough to remember when Malcolm was considered a very dangerous subversive, with all his separatist talk & his disagreements with MLK's "turn the other cheek" philosophy. I even once thought so myself.

However, in view of VERY recent events in FL, the rollback of affirmative action for minorities *but not for the rich, else how would Bush have survived Yale*, as well as the threats by Southern Congresspersons against the voting rights act, I have to say that we as a nation haven't progressed very far & wonder whether he wasn't onto something very important.

Given the amount of time that's passed, we haven't made much progress. That Bush thinks he can completely ignore them until it's politically expedient to court them says a lot about his Administration's attitudes toward "underdogs" of whatever color in general. White people should not be fooled. The Neocons are waging a class war, pitting the haves against the have-nots.

10:28 AM  

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