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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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17 Responses to “Mirror, Mirror, On Washington Mall, Who is the Blackest of them All?”

  1. manbearpig68 Says:

    100% agreed!!!

  2. boldandbald Says:

    Is it just me or do the Democrats seem to be doing an awful lot of apologizing lately? Maybe they should all go out with Our Dear Leader on his next Apology Tour. It could be a real all-star event.

  3. Joanelle Says:

    Frankly, I don’t want an apology – I just want them all to leave. They are bumbling fools who are still living in the past.

  4. Janelle Humbert Says:

    “uses his blackness like a rented tuxedo” That may be the best summation yet of Obama I’ve heard. Steuben crystal award!

  5. Peter Says:

    It’s true that Blago has grown up with far more of the black American influence that Obama, he’s also grown up with far more of the ethnic white American influence, along with the plain old American influence. That, I believe is what Blago was trying to say, Mr. Obama simply did not grow up with the American experience, not in Indonesia and Hawaii is not exactly middle America, either.

    We can say what we will about Blago but he was raised right in the middle of American big city, competing interests rubbing shoulders and. at times, going at each other with brass knuckles for advantage. Mr. Obama wasn’t.

  6. Rose Says:

    It’s a shame really. The people voted for him because they believed he transcended race. That his brains and his honor and his ethics and his vision matched their own, no matter their race, social status or age.

    He was a mirrored vessel that reflected back to them their own high ideals and dreams for the future. They saw their own goodness there, and believed he shared all their own goodness and hopes and dreams. It wasn’t about color at all.

    He turned out to be an empty vessel. A mirrored facade, who would use any means possible to get ahead, from the cutthroat (unsealing private divorce records), to Rezko, to ACORN, to race, to phony church attendance, you name it.

    It turns out he doesn’t share any of those high ideals. They’re just tools for him to fool the public with.

    • Aussie Says:

      The LSM is to blame for this particular vision being the only one that was seen. If people had been listening and watching they would have seen the truth. The fact is that the LSM refused to report what was really going on.

      Hillbuzz were on the ground in the Iowa caucus and they saw how the Obots cheated and took that Iowa caucus. That is cheating and it is only the start… but then again do we have proof that this man really did graduate as magna cum laude? Where is the evidence? Where is the degree certificate that sets out his grade for each year? He might have been editor of the Harvard Law Review but he did not write one single solitary article. Then there is the sham law professor thing. Sorry , a mere lecturer is not a professor, especially since he was not tenured. Even a senior lecturer does not deserve the name professor since “professor” is normally attached to a chair position.

  7. Aussie Says:

    If one gets the point of the Blago comment, it was not offensive in its thrust.

    As an outsider, I have to smile at the comment because it reminds me of the comment about Clinton being the first black President.

    It would seem that Blago has more credentials when it comes to where he lived and how he grew up.

    Growing up in Indonesia is not the same as living in an American city like Chicago.

    I am not American, I am Australian. I have American cousins. I have lived in Fairborn OH. That does not qualify me to be American but I share some affinity. I think that this is the thrust of what Blago was stating.

  8. I really have to ask… being black is equal to being a slave or a servant? My Dear God! Why?

  9. Stilton Says:

    Let me also say that “using his blackness like a rented tuxedo” is a perfect representation of the Obama mystique!

    The current situation with Harry Reid literally sickens me – not just because of the things he said (which really amount to a combination of outdated attitudes and pragmatic politics), but with this “gotcha” game in which a person can be destroyed by poorly chosen words.

    Too many Republicans have been tarred with that brush, and instead of playing “payback,” we should say “that’s a pretty dumbass thing to say…but let’s move on.” We need to STOP the whole Kabuki theater.

    The very real problems of race in this country can’t and won’t be solved until BOTH political parties stop playing semantic games and start getting serious about solutions.

    The fact that Obama seems to be doing nothing to help heal the racial divide may well be the great tragedy of his administration.

  10. yttik Says:

    Ha! This whole mess has been kind of amusing. It seems like the Dems are choking on their own race card. Biden must be really grateful, Harry Reid just got caught saying something stupider then he has. And then Blago has to step in and add his two cents worth. Good grief.

  11. When playing the race card is the totality of one’s campaign rhetoric, using it against even allies becomes standard operating procedure.

  12. Buttered Says:


    Keep up the good work. I just love your post and insights!

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