Do Black Voters Favor Hillary Because They've Been "Oppressed"?

Another weekend, another barrage of stories by starry-eyed journalists on the all the American constituents who are just left absolutely starry-eyed by Barack Hussein Obama. Last week it was foreign policy wonks, this week it's college student bloggers and, according to Vanity Fair, Julia Roberts. So what's with his poor polling with black voters? Michelle Obama told Mika Brzezinski over the weekend she thinks black voters favor Hillary because "there's always that doubt in the back of the minds of people of color. People who've been oppressed and haven't been given real opportunities. That you never really believe. That you believe that somehow, someone is better than you. You know, deep down inside, you doubt whether you can do it, because that's all you've been told, is 'no, wait.'"

She also said she had faith that eventually "black America will wake up." Now, I am not the most objective observer of the Obamas, and I have also not really been oppressed, and while I would like to think this statement was borne of something other than cynicism, you know what? Maybe I should bow out of the controversy here. Maybe, for once, if I don't know what to think, I shouldn't go running my fucking mouth. Maybe I am not the person to be preaching to you about race relations in America, or the nuances of the decision-making processes of black voters, or how best to re-kickstart the process of unraveling the country's formidably institutionalized racism. Maybe that is one of the reasons I would like to elect a black president. But, you know, to each his own.


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