He’s Yoda with a LightTeleprompter. He can make the seas recede, if only you have enough hope. He’s the One we’ve been waiting for…but he can’t even get through a speech even with a teleprompter.
Obama appeared before the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, and gave what he might have thought was to be a rousing class-warfare speech. A stem-winder, as they say, to get those poor dumb passive field hands off their butts to work for…my re-election.
Obama put on his best Southern black Baptist preacher accent, droppin’ “g”s all over the place, trying oh so hard to sound…black. Exhorting the faithful to get out there and do something to stop those evil Republicans.
However, since Obama has never lived in the South, and since he was not raised in the typical African-American post-slavery culture, his attempt at race and class warfare fell a little flat.
Now, I don’t know about your experience with black Baptists, but as a Baptist I’ve attended worship services at black Baptist churches. Let’s just say that when the preacher sermonizes, it comes from the heart and the gut. No teleprompter needed, thank you, so much.
Obama, with teleprompter, comes out with this lovely line: (via LA Times):
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor.
That’s perhaps what might be called a Freudian slip: he’s got those perfidious Jews on his mind. The real story is that he yells at his fellow blacks, telling them to stop complaining.
Black unemployment is running well above the national average, at 16.7%, but, hey, you’ve got me!