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Good For Him.

“US President Barack Obama does not believe current criticism of his policies is based on the colour of his skin, the White House has said.” Prediction: angry letters in next week’s Eugene Weekly excoriating the President for being a racist.

But seriously, the guy just went up a few points on the “classiness meter” as far as I’m concerned.

  1. nike urbanism duk says:

    It is good to see that someone else noticed that listening to Obama is about as inspiring as talking to a potted plant.

  2. Vincent says:

    I’m not sure anyone would be awake at the end of one of his lectures. For all his eloquence, he’s an incredibly dull and ineffective speaker. Since the election, how much of his speechifying has really had any effect on the public mood at all? For that matter, how much of his pre-election speechifying was all that effective, outside of the “I WANT TO BELIEVE” brigrades (which were, admittedly, very large).

    I think everyone was just excited that he could string together a few sentences without stuttering or interjecting some malapropism. After eight years of that, just about anything sounds good.

  3. C.T. Behemoth says:


  4. Vincent says:

    It’s only a “sensational story” for race-obsessed “progressives” for whom skin color is the non plus ultra of identity.

    Really, the only difference between Barack Obama and the millions of other “mixed race” people out there (do we have a “hyphenated-American” appellation for them yet?) is that he successfully parlayed his personal story into an election-winning narrative.

    I’m still just waiting for our promised “post-racial America.” Alas, with such luminaries as Jimmy Carter, Maureen Dowd, and Janeane Garafolo — to say nothing of the host of lesser lights like our friends Carla Axtman and the Eugene Weekly letter-to-the-editor squad — mentally appending racial epithets to everything that comes out of the mouths of people they disagree with, I think we’ve got a long way to go.

  5. C.T. Behemoth says:

    Well, it’s the conflict that makes it such a sensational story. How does one man carry out the internal battle between who he is, how people see him and what he wants to be?

    Obviously, the end has something to do with Mint Oreo Ice Cream.

  6. Vincent says:

    I’m not sure even the Weekly would run a letter that effectively calls Obama a race traitor.

  7. C.T. Behemoth says:

    Actually…I think that the article in the Weekly will be more along the lines of something that analyzes how Obama must feel being half caucasian and half (black) african. Some shoddy, deconstructionist take on the battle of wills between the man who was elected (obviously the white half) and the man who lurks beneath the veneer of civility and charismatic speaking (obviously the other half). It will all culminate with a glorification of the man for being able to straddle both sides of the race fence and stay above the fray despite the reality that he is America’s first half-black President, people hate him for that and many of them want him to die.

    They might throw in some religious tie as well. Maybe a note on the recent poll in New Jersey that showed how 15-18% (I can’t remember exactly) of self-identified conservatives believe that he is the anti-Christ. The proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing come to take us all to hell. I’m sure you could work the whole black & white issue into that pretty easily too.

    Hell, now that I’m thinking this shit up for them…I’m going to scoop them and write it myself. Of course, I’ll send it in for consideration and possible inclusion in a future issue. Hate is too far away, but that would make the most sense.

  8. nike urbanism duk says:

    Prediction: Next Weekly letter topics- sustainabullshit, global whining, fascist cops, and cuntry fair follies. Sorry kids, I hate this fucking town…….it is the media stupid. Next HATE issue please allow me a column about all the reasons I hate Eugene. (better make that issue the size of a encyclopedia okay?)

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