Whitie, hang on, you may be in for a ride

Sean Hackbarth from The American Mind has this on Michelle Obama speaking to a group:

…Only “why’d he” slips to “whitey.”

Read more from Larry Johnson.

Surprising? Not if you’ve read the book! I sense there’s a storm brewing. Although it is after 9am in every time zone, and still no video.


  1. Honestly…if we’re going to criticize a candidate let’s focus on the issues. So far there’s no proof of this “whitey-gate” yet. People are really jumping the gun on this.

    If the video comes out, then attack away. Otherwise, this is just propaganda.

  2. Kathryn says:

    This is a pretty shaky argument even on video. The only difference between a D and a T is that the T is plosive. Shifting between the two, substituting one for the other, is very common in North American English.

  3. That’s why it will be interesting to see if anything comes of it.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Oh, oh. They’re both plosives. I don’t know what to call the T.

  5. This could also come back to bite the Repubs in the gluteus. Sykes, in his zealotry, accused McGee Jr. of calling the Jude cops the Jew cops.

    He was apologizing for days, and still catches grief on occassion. Beside from me, that is. 🙂

  6. Kathryn says:

    I don’t see McCain pulling that sort of ****. Of course, his friends may do him in with it.

  7. To be honest, I don’t think McCain would. He might be deluded about some things, but I don’t think he would intentionally cross the line.

    I agree with Kathryn that his “friends” will be more of his undoing than he will be himself. Unless he does some amazing blunder, but that part could be said about any candidate in any race.

  8. It is interesting to watch campaign/party loyalties as the season unfolds. In following the Johnson Web site, there’s speculation he was used for the Republican advantage while trying to turn the tide for Hillary Clinton.

    What a mess! Still, it wouldn’t surprise me. There are a number of statements from his book to indicate such a statement of Black Nationalism would not be unexpected.

  9. Lucky Lady says:

    I’ve heard of “Black Liberation Theology” but not “Black Nationalism.” Is that the same thing?

  10. Wikipedia isn’t a bad description. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_nationalism

    Think Malcolm X.

    I’ve always considered it as a way to prolong racial segregation – only instigated by the minority.

  11. Lucky Lady says:

    Thanks for the help, Cindy. According to Wikipedia, it looks like the terms Black Nationalism and Black Liberation Theology are closely related. There’s a link on your Wikipedia site to B.L. Theology. Trinity United Church of Christ, Obama’s ex-church, preaches Black Liberation Theology. There are references to Marxism there. That can’t be good for Obama’s resume.

  12. Kathryn says:

    This thread is highly speculative. There is sufficient history of liberation theology within the National Council of Churches to condemn most protestant denominations in the United States. Lest anyone feel smug about that, I will point out that liberation theology is essentially a Roman Catholic school of thought. If you want, you can find Marxism in the Sermon on the Mount. We can all be damned by association.

  13. Lucky Lady says:

    Yes, Liberation Theology started in the 1960’s in South America among the Catholic poor. Cardinal Ratzinger, under the direction of Pope John Paul II, condemned liberation theology in 1984 and 1986, accusing it of being a Marxist inspired movement and of encouraging violence and hatred. As Pope Benedict XVI, he said it is “a fundamental threat to the faith of the Church.” He rejects it from the Church as heretics with communist agendas. Pope Benedict XVI, to this day, is the driving force behind the supression of liberation theology in the Catholic Church. Dr. James Cone developed Black Liberation Theology from this movement. It might be found in many Christian religions, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is Marxist-based. It is the philosophy of Obama’s recent church.