Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Blow job for Obama

The spectacularly named Charles Blow (pictured) has been appointed an Opinions Editor at the New York Times. (The Times, you may remember, is the paper that promoted Jason Blair way above his station just because he was black, and this lead to one of the greatest journalistic scandals of modern times).

Anyway, Charles is unhappy. Barak Obama isn't getting enough votes from whites due to blatant racism, no less. Here’s what he says:

“Barak Obama’s candidacy has shed some light on the extremes of racism in America — how much has dissipated (especially among younger people) and how much remains.

According to a July New York Times/CBS News poll, when whites were asked whether they would be willing to vote for a black candidate, 5 percent confessed that they would not. That’s not so bad, right? But wait. The pollsters then rephrased the question to get a more accurate portrait of the sentiment.


They asked the same whites if most of the people they knew would vote for a black candidate. [Excuse me Charles - but how exactly is this more accurate - asking people how they think other people might vote?] Nineteen percent said that those they knew would not. Depending on how many people they know and how well they know them, this universe of voters could be substantial. That’s bad.


Welcome to the murky world of modern racism, where most of the open animus has been replaced by a shadowy bias that is difficult to measure. As Obama gently put it, today’s racial “resentments aren’t always expressed in polite company.” However, they can be — and possibly will be — expressed in the privacy of the voting booth.”

So. Maybe up to 19% of whites are thought to be unwilling to vote for a black candidate. Mmmmm.... In fairness though, this race-based preferment doesn’t apply among blacks.

Still, just to be absolutely sure I went to check out the latest polls and they all showed… my goodness! They showed that, not 19% but between 90% and 92% of blacks were voting for Obama! Well now, isn't that amazing? It can't be racism, as we all know that only whites are racist. So what else can it be, I wonder?

Fascinating.

7 comments:

Rhein said...

Overhall there are more Whites than blacks voting for Obama. Even if Whites voted 50/50 there would still be more white votes. But my best guess is 60% of them will vote for him. But they're all evil racists anyways, as are all Whites.

latté island said...

I'll admit the main reason I'm not voting for Obama is that he's black, and I don't want to encourage the rest of them to behave even more badly than they already do. That said, Obama is spectacularly underqualified, and if he were white, no one would even consider him for any office higher than mayor of a small town. Even if I weren't a flaming racist, I wouldn't vote for him because he doesn't understand current events, he's just a talking head, devoid of content. He might as well be an opera singer who depends on the prompter.

Anonymous said...

Good point from latte island. If obama were white nobody would hjave heard of him.

kerdasi amaq said...

What next, affirmative action for black candidates, a certain proportion of votes given to a non-black candidate are automatically transferred to the black. Could it happen?

Anonymous said...

NICE TO SEE PEOPLE ON HERE ADMITTING TO BEING FLAMING RACISTS...

proves Charles' point .....there are a % of white people ...whether noveau riche ignorant Irish people or redneck Southern, Rocky Mountain Americans who will never vote for a candidiate just because he's NOT WHITE...

you people are so easy to laugh at...you make a mockery of your own argument yourselves...

that's the definition of real stupidity..lol

Anonymous said...

Yes, and there's a % of blacks people, LIKE NINETY PERCENT, you asshole, who WILL vote for a candidate based on race.

Anonymous said...

Only 5% of Blacks voted for McCain. Daz raycis' and sheeit!