Is It Really ‘Racist’ to Quote Obama, Verbatim?

By John W. Lillpop

Some stories are just too silly to take seriously.

That would include the story titled, Was the Associated Press transcription of Obama’s CBC speech ‘racist’? at the reference.

The story, in part:

By most accounts, President Obama gave a fiery speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, telling blacks to "quit crying and complaining" and support him in the fight for jobs, according to the Associated Press. But was the AP transcription of Obama's remarks racist?

That's the subject currently being debated after the issue was raised on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show on Sunday.

On MSNBC, the African-American author Karen Hunter complained the news service transcribed Obama's speech without cleaning it up as other outlets did--specifically including the "dropped g's."

Via the AP version:

"Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes," he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. "Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do."

How in the hell can any sane person allege racism on the part of AP when they simply repeated the President’s words, exactly?

What about people in the audience who applauded and cheered Obama’s “fiery” rhetoric: Are they racist as well?

Then we have the inimitable Maxine Waters, and thank the Lord she cannot be cloned!

As reported in part at the reference, the California liberal extremist objected to Obama’s harsh words:

Rep. Maxine Waters is angry about President Barack Obama’s admonition to black Americans to “stop complaining.”

The California Democrat insisted during an interview on the “Early Show” on CBS today that he wouldn’t speak to any other group, such as Hispanics, Jews, or members of the gay and lesbian community, in such a disparaging way.

Obama, speaking Saturday at an awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus, told those present should “take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC.”

Waters, a frequent Obama critic, responded on the “Early Show”: “I don’t know who he was talking to, because we’re certainly not complaining. We are working. We support him and we are protecting that base because we want people to be enthusiastic about him when that election rolls around.”

Earth to Maxine Waters: When President Barack Obama told black Americans to quit complaining, he was talking directly to YOU, darling!

Do yourself a favor and ‘Google” your name and take a peek at the quotes attributed to you recently. If that ain’t complaining, nothing is!

In fact, Rep. Waters, with your urgent pleas for Obama to do more for the black community, you have advocated, perhaps unwittingly, that racial profiling be used by the President to address unemployment.

Shame on you, Congresswoman!



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