|"The Blacks" aren't too happy with The Donald|
That one person is Donald J. Trump:
Donald Trump's new role as a Birther has been making headlines for weeks now. And despite some heavy backlash from the African-American community, Trump still seems to think all is well. "I have a great relationship with the blacks," he said after calling into Fred Dicker's radio show this morning, going on to say that the overwhelming black support for President Obama is "frightening."
Instead of viewing the business mogul as crazy, some African Americans are now claiming that the outlandish Birther accusations are downright racist. "There's a lot of people that I've talked to [who] instinctively think that he's using the issue as a proxy for race," Urban League President Marc Morial told Politico. "It's like a modern-day Salem witch trial -- because there's no merit to it."
Black celebrities have been quite vocal in their criticism of The Apprentice creator. "As a people, we celebrated his business acumen; purchased his books and anything else with the Trump name we could get our hands on," Goldie Taylor wrote on The Grio. "Now among African-Americans, the once gilded Trump brand is about as worthless as a plug nickel. I'm not calling Trump a racist. But he ought to quit quacking before people start believing he's a duck."
Cosby, who Black people love to hate, decided to return to “the Blacks” side and attack Trump despite the fact that almost none of “the Blacks” want him on their side.
Trump had this to say about Cosby who has largely been excommunicated from “the Blacks” for his disparaging comments toward prevailing cultural whims within that monolithic group:
Donald Trump trashed Bill Cosby Monday for teeing off on the developer over his "birther" comments, claiming the former TV star has only been nice to his face and even once offered to buy him a suit.
Trump said he happened to catch Cosby on the "Today" show last week, in a segment that aired after his own pre-taped interview with Meredith Viera.
"While I have never been a fan of Cosby’s, I had always assumed he liked or respected me because every time I met him — the last time at the David Letterman show where I preceded him as a guest — he was always so nice, saying 'let’s get together' —— asking me out to dinner, and being polite to the point of offering to buy me a suit because he has a 'great tailor,'" Trump said.
“In any event, as I watched the show, the subject of Donald Trump came up. I was surprised to hear him blabber, somewhat incoherently 'you run or shut up,' " Trump added, saying Cosby must know that "I cannot run until this season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' ends."
He went on, "I wish he would be more honest, and if he doesn’t want me to run because he’s obviously an Obama fan, he should state the reasons and not come into my 'green room' in front of numerous witnesses and treat me like his best friend, only to denigrate me when I’m not around. Sadly, he got more attention talking about me than he did on the merits of his own appearance—maybe he is not as dumb as I thought."
“The Blacks” is a phrase that beautiful captures the ferocity of Black love toward Mein Obama. That a Republican outsider like Donald Trump had the audacity to call out this monolithic group shows you that the elected Republicans and so-called front-runners for the Republican nomination have been playing a game with two-hands willing tied behind their back. Everyone of them is engaging in a perfidious game that Trump has exposed with but a few challenges to "the Blacks" monolithic thinking.
A huge coalition of people across this nation could be mobilized overnight – indeed the Tea Party was an early manifestation of this movement and it won’t be the last – that realizes the devotion “the Blacks” feel toward Mein Obama is frightening; that the devotion “the Blacks” have to advancing their agenda, with the help of craven Disingenuous White Liberal class, is ruinous to the overall health of the nation.
We were meant to live for so much more.
SBPDL note: In the next week, Stuff Black People Don’t Like is returning to strictly # posts (shorter ones) that reflect the early posts from May – August of 2009 when we first started. We got away from the humor and it’s time to return to that model.
A new site design is coming, plus a greater commitment to SBPDL 2.0, and a huge marketing push for Hollywood in Blackface: Black Roles in Film from Thor to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves will transpire. The book cover will be unveiled Monday.
But let us say this: “The Blacks” is the most accurate way to describe the collective Black mind. Donald Trump’s soft jabs at Mein Obama have even Bill Cosby returning to monolithic Black thought.
It’s going to be a hilarious 2011 – 2012 Presidential election cycle.