I don't know if I've seen a lazier analysis of Barack Obama, than the one put forth today by Juan Williams. I've done my share of Sharpton and Jackson dissing, but Williams has officially rendered me unable to do anymore. It's just become so effing cliche for any black person looking to be taken seriously by white people to begin their comments with a smackdown of the good Reverends. I think both are problematic. That bears saying on behalf of the substantial number of black folks who know this, and also for the white folks out there who've been fooled into thinking that the sum ambitions of black America can be summed up in two people.
But I detect another agenda in Williams--the need to ingratiate himself with a particular tribe of white America who will not be happy until black folks, en masse, take to self-flagellating in the streets of Harlem, Detroit and B-More. I mean no disrespect to Williams--who I have people in common with--but this sort of errnoneous and factually inaccurate commentary can't be allowed to stand.