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Bruce on the Obamas: “We’ve Got Trash In the White House”

March 24, 2009

Hat tip to Media Matters:

BRUCE: It’s all about her.

OBAMA: — hounding me or that they had the expectation, it was just something that I wanted for myself. I wanted an A. And I didn’t care whether it was cool, ‘cause I remember there were kids around my neighborhood who would say, “Ooh, you talk funny, you talk like a white girl.” I heard that growing up my whole life, and I was like I don’t even know what that means, but you know what? I’m still getting my A.

BRUCE: Man, oh, man. That’s who he’s married to, what does that tell you? This is what we’ve got — you know what we’ve got? We’ve got trash in the White House. Trash is a, is a thing that is color blind, it can cross all eco — ecosocionomic kind of categories, you can work on Wall Street or work at the Wal-Mart. Trash are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy.”

Take that in America. Take that in BLACK America imparticular. These are the thoughts of the conservative pundicrocity. Yesterday, Tammy Bruce, while sitting in for Laura Ingraham decided to release that little gem of philosophy in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Anacostia High School.  America, we are entering a dangerous moment in history. The level of  victriol that the members of the Republican/Conservative media are using to describe the first BLACK leader of the western world and his family is unprecedented. But I have come to certain conclusions about this latest strain of venom being produced by the Wingnuts. Hate does not think.

These people have lost all form of power they have held in the last eight years, not unduly caused by there continued attempts at marginalizing the perspectives of the peoples of color in America. In this instance, Ms. Bruce felt the need to reduce herself to insulting the First lady of these United States, because she could not relate to the experience she was detailing during her presentation to the students of the majority black Anacostia High School. A complete devaluation of what has been the black experience since the first African was shanghaid from his mother country and forced to labor at the end of the lash. It is a definite undervaluation of our experience, but even more incidious is that the hate in Ms. Bruce’s rant comes from her jealousy.

Yes. I said JEALOUSY.

She is jealous because the Obamas don’t fit her image of the black family. He is not a recovering crack-head , and she is not a illiterate baby factory. She hates them because they are stable, they are openly loving, and have stayed together for nearly 20 years. All of which must shatter her socially incorrect philosophy, and I might the philosophy of many of the conservative party. That philosophy being racism/white supremecy.

She redefined trash to be someone who grew up in an environment of unequality and struggled to do well because she was outcast as being “white” when she did well or did not speak slang. That, ladies and gentlemen, was the context of Michelle Obama’s conversation at Anacostia High School, and I would ad a conversation that stemmed from the accummulated experience Black people in this country over centuries. It was a description of a struggle against the status quo of racism. Not the marching, not the singing “We Shall Overcome”, that we see on TV. This was mental combat Michelle was talking about. The fight against centuries of mental degredation that has many of our young people believing that the only people who should press for academic success are white!

That’s why Bruce hates so much. It’s because even though Barack and Michelle have gone through Ivy League education and achieved large successes in their lives, they have not allowed it to remove them from the larger reality of this country. The reality that inner city schools (those servicing people of color the most) are more readily understaffed, delapidated and underfunded than their suburban counterparts; the reality that says Black men are being incarcerated at twice the rate as whites committing the same crimes; the reality of unequal advancement in the workplace, etc. etc. etc.

You see, Bruce thinks that the Obama’s should lay-up in the White House like good house negroes, happy that Massa has allowed them a mat in the basement instead of the hay in the barn. We as a people, must come to the aid of our leaders, because it is the mission of the hateful political minority to derail the progress whose end is equality.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Dave Groomes permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:16 AM

    Well said.

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