While most conservatives saw Obama’s State of the Union Speech as a disaster, some found it to be just fine.  In fact, once again Chris Matthews was moved to the point of stupidity.  He declared “I forgot he was black for about an hour”.  And once again we marvelled at his idiocy.  By first exclaiming how brilliant Obama was, then saying that he forgot he was black, he revealed his true feeling about black intelligence.  But he is also holding on to an image created in eighties cinema folklore.

In the early 1980’s a movie called Revenge of the Nerds established the idea of the “typical” nerd.  The movie was about a fraternity of geeky, uncool college students who were being pushed around by the jocks.  At the end of the movie, a chapter of their national group Lamda Lamda Lamda, composed of really big black guys, comes in to punk out the white jocks.

Apparently many liberals think this was a documentary.  They see angry tough black people as a fifth column against you evil, pro-Constitutional conservatives.  And many of them have bad memories of being thrown in lockers when they were young. Obama and ACORN give them their chance to get you evil Christian conservatives back for what happened to them.

The “hard” black image has also been romanticized as a commercially acceptable form of anti-establishment behavior. And the consequences that most black people face for this behavior gives liberals someone to save.  It is a fundamental part of the liberal identity.

But once in a while, they find a black person on their side who rises above this stereotype.  And then they see this person as being almost as being white, just like them.  They forget Obama is black because they do not associate intelligence with blackness.  They buy into the notion of cultural blackness because it fits their anti-Western world view.  They want to be “relativistic”. 

We only see liberals talking about  “you’re the white black guy”.  If you speak clearly and listen to rock, and if your conservative, to the multi-cultural liberal, you are white.

Chris Matthews statement was an exercise in pure bigotry. His “look at all the white people” remark about Sarah Palin’s book signing, along with this and other statements make him every bit as racist as Bull Connor and George Wallace.  Laura Ingraham said “they are obsessed with race”.

Finally, Matthews leaves no doubt that Ingraham was right.

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  1. valorie
    January 31, 2010 at 4:57 am

    This is really good and a different “angle” on Chris”tingle” Matthews comments. Very insightful!

  2. January 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Bob Keough
    January 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    You are absolutely correct. There are bigots and they don’t even know it.

    I also think Democrat’s, Progressive’s and a lot of black leaders don’t want blacks to succeed so that they can be controlled.

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