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Mirror, Mirror, On Washington Mall, Who is the Blackest of them All? January 11, 2010

Blago and Obama. Blago says he is "blacker than Barack Obama". Photo from Chicago Tribune.

Now that the Democrats are in agreement that President Barack Obama is light skinned and speaks non Negro dialect, their next  paramount theoretical task is to decide which DNC jackass is really the dark horse (so to speak).

From this article in the Chicago Tribune.  Blago claims he is “blacker than Barack Obama”.

Blagojevich apologizes for Obama remark

January 11, 2010 8:25

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is apologizing this morning for saying in an Esquire magazine interview that he is “blacker than Barack Obama.”

In a radio interview this morning, he called his remarks “a stupid thing to say,” according to his public relations firm. He was also to make a public apology outside his Ravenswood Manor home this morning.

In the magazine interview, Blagojevich also said he  was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies.

Blagojevich, referring to the president as “this guy,” said Obama was elected based simply on hope.

“What the (expletive)? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter,” Blagojevich told the magazine for a story in its February issue, which hits newsstands Jan. 19.

“I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived,” Blagojevich said. “I saw it all growing up.”

The White House refused to comment.

It is worth remarking at this time, that as pathetic as Blago’s comments were, this is what Barack Obama deserves. He allowed his constituents to play the racism card during his election. He allows his supporters to play the racism card now.

Barack Obama uses his blackness like a rented tuxedo. As it happens, I was offended by many of Barack Obama’s statements as a person of color. I was also offended by the things he said about Hillary Clinton during the primary as a woman.  A crucial corrective is needed here.  Somehow it never registered with Obama that if you treat your ethnicity and race like a product—a thing—it will in turn do the same thing to you.

When you look at Obama’s experience and leadership abilities, the fabric of this man, what else is there except the historic moment and teleprompter enhanced speaking abilities.

For me, being black is just a part of who I am. I will never let it be the only thing I am.

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