Sometimes, you all get deep without any nudging from the regular bloggers. Tonight is case in point.
Tom Daschle withdraws his name from consideration as HHS Secretary. As usual, the posters at JJP see this through a different lens.
From poster RobM on the Tuesday Open Thread.
"The problems w/ President's Obama's choice's are twofold.
1. The economic crisis which is the highest priority is taking up all the political operators time.
2. Many of the people in the vetting process either didn't do their job, missed the tax issues and/or the candidates hid the facts and/or the candidates took President Obama's call for full disclosure as DC disclosure-you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
Last and most important the whole country IMO is receiving a lesson in institutional racism. W/ these candidates it means a recognition that being on an African Americans team means you are held to a different level of scrutiny. Ask any African American how many times they have had someone Caucasian/Jewish/Hispanic run behind their back to influence how that African American treats them. It's I am on your team temporarily. If that African American calls them out on their behavior they call you sensitive, bitch, overbearing and/or have anger management issues.
So now having a African American President putting together a team, the pulling apart of it is being done by managers(Senators and House Rep) hostile to his success not only as another manger but for racial issues as well.
It is time for the president to talk about how white people need to move away from a situation that has changed."
From that, you all just went to town:
all the Obama folks should know that they are now black by association. His vetting team forgot that. If any of these people were being vetted for a white guy, it wouldn't have been an issue. They want to hold Obama to an impossible standard, and now the people that want to work in his administration have to be held to the same standard. Tom Daschle, you have officially become an honorary negro.
From rorysmomma (in case you didn't get the first point she made):
WHITE FOLKS, LEND ME YOUR EAR! IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM PLANNING TO BE AFFILIATED WITH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, YOU BETTER BE PURER THAN THE DRIVEN SNOW. YOU ARE NOW HENCEFORTH AND FOREVER MORE BLACK BY ASSOCIATION
I can't lie, I won't fault him for his tears, they were genuine. How could he know? Who could have possibly prepared him for this? As one of my friends said earlier "maannnn....they done went and niggerized a perfectly good white man"...we fell out laughing, but hey..it is what it is.
Miranda, I saw this crap coming a mile away. Daschle wasn't crying about Obama, he was crying because of his loss of privilege. He actually gets to see what it feels like to be denied a job you are qualified for because of taxes. When people before him weren't nearly as qualified, but were allowed to have the job. If that doesn't make him an honorary negro, I don't know what does.
Sometimes, you all speak the truth so loud and profound, it's screaming from a computer screen. And, it's one of the reasons I enjoy blogging. The raw, honest dialogue about what's going on underneath...I can't express enough the gratitude for hitting the nail on the head.