Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.Mark Schmitt:
ABC’s Jake Tapper posed the question, at the same country club, who would Rove be? The easy answer, of course, is “the guy who quit the club when it integrated.”Ralph Nader:
"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American. Whether that will make any difference, I don't know. I haven't heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What's keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn't want to appear like Jesse Jackson?Ta-Nehisi Coates:
I just realized this after reading Ralph Nader--that druken master of Ebonics--give his take on Obama and race. Nader, along with many other penatrating scholars of the black experience, have helped me to understand not just Obama's true nature, but my own.
...there are roughly 317 black people in America. All of them live in the projects. All of them earn thier keep by making white people feel bad.
Yeah, there are going to be a lot more Blazing Saddles moments over the next few months.
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