“I voted for Barack because he was black.”
According to Samuel L. Jackson, the tea party movement is racist and opposed to President Barack Obama because of his skin color. “It’s pretty obvious what they are,” Jackson told New York Magazine. “The division of the country is not about the government having too much power. I think everything right now is geared toward getting that guy out of office, whatever that means. It’s not politics. It is not economics. It all boils down to pretty much to race. It is a shame.”
But if opposing Obama because he’s black is a bad thing, if politics being “all about race” is objectionable, then what are we to make of Jackson’s admission that he voted for the President based on his skin color and assumes a lot of the President’s other supporters did too?
“I voted for Barack because he was black,” Jackson confessed.”Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people—because they look like them.”
Having already shared mixed feelings about the first Black President of the United States, Jackson takes the position that an “n-word” would never have been elected. “That’s American politics, pure and simple,” Jackson said. “[Obama's] message didn’t mean sh*t to me.” “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a n-word.”
What a hypocrite.
I think it’s offensive to make decisions these sort of decisions based on race, whether you’re opposed to someone because of their skin color or supporting them.Tags: Barack Obama, racism, samuel l jackson, tea party