Obama as Randy Moss

Not a week goes by without one of these fools outing himself as a racist. Here's Bud Day waxing poetically on our nation's lovely multiethnic fabric:


"You know, we just got through (electing) a politician who can run his mouth at Mach 1, a black one, and now we have a Hispanic who can run his mouth at Mach 1," Day said. "You look at their track records and they're both pretty gritty. Charlie has not got a gritty track record." 

 Day confirmed he was speaking of Obama and Rubio. "You've got the black one with the reading thing. He can go as fast as the speed of light and has no idea what he's saying," Day said. "I put Rubio in that same category, except I don't know if he's using one of those readers."


Obama draws the racism out of these guys because they have nothing else. To the dead-ender constituency in white America, he is a terror, the scariest black man since Martin Luther King. Here is Black Power, not as a slogan, but literal, realized and then expanded. And so  like cats on the corner yelling "bitch," because old girl would not smile, they reach for race. 

Obama is like a receiver who draws like five interference calls a game. He should take the Bud Day's of the world as a sign of respect. "Nigger," in the ancient tongue of fools translates to "I just can't cope."
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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