And if you say he is, you’re a racist.
Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
“This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime,” Rye said during CSPAN’s Q&A yesterday. “I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black…”
“There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren’t asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So, if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.”
She added that “even ‘cool,’ the term ‘cool,’ could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance].”
Of course it could. Any term could and should be deemed racial if it’s not being used to praise Obama. And did you know George Bush is cool? If you don’t think so, why are you a racist?
Here’s the ad Ms. Rye is talking about:
Remember: It’s not Obama’s fault for doing all that stuff. It’s your fault for noticing. Stop saying Obama is cool.
Obama is not cool.
P.S. Americans’ wealth has dropped almost 40% over the last 5 years. That’s what we get for thinking Obama is cool.
P.P.S. Now this is cool!
Cool. (I think? No offense.)