Skip to comments.Following up on 'the first female president'
Posted on 07/03/2010 6:29:59 PM PDT by cruise_missile
In the days since I suggested that President Obama's rhetorical style mimics feminine tropes, I've been informed of the following:
One, a black man cannot show anger in public lest he be considered an Angry Black Man.
Two, to suggest that a black man has any feminine characteristics, even when framed as an "evolutionary achievement," is to emasculate and reduce him to a figure from Jim Crow days.
These were the two most common complaints I heard in the column's wake. Some of those who wrote were polite, self-identifying African Americans who sort of agreed with my point but wanted to help me see things a different way. Others were not so civil.
I am proud to be Obama's cousin. But that bond doesn't blind me to his -- and our -- flaws. In my earlier column, I sought only to offer one possible reason the president is paying such a high price for his response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. American culture is complicated, and gender expectations play an important part.
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The woman has lost her mind.
I always hear that but I don’t know by what stick they measure.
She did indeed and 8th cousin is no relation
I stopped reading her long ago.
Alinsky or Lenin I think is the ideal.
Maybe it’s a “measuring twig.”
What a maroon
Obama, the semi-angry black man. Two, to suggest that a black man has any feminine characteristics, even when framed as an "evolutionary achievement," is to emasculate and reduce him to a figure from Jim Crow days.
Gosh, Obama, AC/DC??
Well, they should whack her with it.
And they were both white, by the way.
Sounds like Mark Morford, minus two people’s worth of brainpower. And no, that doesn’t mean Morford has a brain.
As my Post colleague Jonathan Capehart wrote on the PostPartisan blog — and explained to me in a telephone conversation — black men are held to a different standard than whites. They are practiced in keeping their emotions under wraps. They can’t “go off,” as some have urged Obama to do in response to the gulf oil spill.
Yah, I’ve never heard WASP’s made fun of for emotional reticence by blacks. /sarc
What a load of horse $#!+.
How can Obama be the first female president? Chris Matthews declared that he is the last Kennedy brother. So is he an honorary Kennedy or an honorary woman???????
“our flaws” only flaw i see is obozo.....
She is supposed to be a “conservative”. If she were a true conservative instead of a “winky wink” conservative she would be in big trouble with the MSM.
This is just so frustrating to read this kind of crap.