Code Switching

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“If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather,” Mr. Huckabee said. (via nytimes)

Leaving aside the fact that POTUS was raised in Indonesia (how can anyone not know the man’s biography at this point? It’s been two years of nonstop Talmudic examination. Unless you’re a birther, it takes willful self-deciet to not know this. Glen Beck has an excuse, he thinks Obama sprung out fully formed from Bill Ayers’ forehead – but of course, he practices willful self-deciet.), the British WERE imperialists. I know you know that, Mr. Former fat man who wants to be our next homespun president. 

You claim that you just want an answer for his liberal views, but why go all the way back to British Empire’s colonization of East Africa? If an ancestor’s experience with imperialism was all it took to make someone liberal, then wouldn’t Bobby Jindal be liberal? Besides, Mr. Former Southern State Governor, there are probably one or two reasons why a young man growing up black in the 60s might evolve to hold the views he does… I think (i’m no historian!). 

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asked. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.” (via Huffpo) (Newt Gingrich – oh look another Southern elected official!)

Because obviously it’s a coded way to pander to the birthers, racists, xenophobes, and imperialists that make up today’s Grand Old Party. What a big tent!

0 thoughts on “Code Switching

  1. somehow i didn’t see that post before, but you nailed code switching- which is one of my most favorite topics ever. since I do it for a living.

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