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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Van Jones: "I think if President Obama came out as gay, he wouldn't lose the black vote."

A statement from Van Jones who used to work for the Obama White House on the issues of  "green jobs". It was shown in a video found at RealClearPolitics.

Got wind over it at Ann Althouse's blog with these thoughts:
Let's analyze why Van Jones thinks that's so funny. The foundation of the joke is the assumption that black people have negative feelings toward gay people. It works as funny because only because we're expected not to take this negativity seriously — either because black bigotry doesn't matter — or is fair retribution for America's racism — or because gay people don't matter... or all three. Throw in the breezy assumption that black people, looking at Obama, will not in any way engage with the actual political issues. Jones portrays black people as emotional, simple-minded, and all alike.
Then she wonders if we're supposed to laugh?

I could offer my opinion but I believe in choosing my words carefully. I will just say that Blacks will vote for the Democratic nominee. As for the other issues mentioned not sure how to read it yet, but I would imagine that this wouldn't cause a huge shift to another party for Black voters.

To be honest I laughed at this comment although surely it would raise the ires of some:
Fen said... Is this Van Jones the Marxist they wanted to put in charge of Watermelon Energy?
LOL! Oh really now!?!?

Hat-tip Instapundit!

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