Like White on Rice: Spike Lee Dismisses Black Conservatives

Concerning the remote possibility of Condoleezza Rice running for president, Director Spike Lee told the New York Observer the following:

“African-Americans will have to really, really, really, really, really, REALLY analyze the Secretary of State’s record, and get past the pigmentation of her skin,” he said. “If we do that, I don’t think we can vote for her.”

Blacks can’t vote for Condi? Hardly surprising. According to Jesse Jackson, John Kerry, and others, blacks can’t vote for anybody. 

Jesse Jackson, for example, says there were a million disenfranchised black voters in 2000. Yeah, I know. How can Jackson know exactly how many of them there are, since the whole point of the thing is that they were denied the right to be counted in the first place? Easy. He pulled the number out of his ass, where many liberals keep all their data.

Back to Spike Lee. I sincerely hope 2008 sees a plethora of black conservatives in the running for the Republican presidential nomination. Condi Rice, J.C. Watts, and others, should take their best shot. This will have the Spike Lee’s of the world all of a sudden coming out against blacks at a level not seen since Robert Byrd was being fitted for his Kleagle hat.

Lee is right about one thing: voting should be about ideology. I hope he remembers that the next time he says conservatives won’t vote for a black liberal because of sheer racism and fear.

Not long ago, Lee told the NY Daily News that Condoleezza Rice has “gotten a free ride from black people“. Huh? Yes, yet another trap set for successful black people by liberals.

I’m just a white guy, so I don’t know firsthand, but it would appear to be that one of the biggest hurdles to success nowadays for minorities isn’t white racism, but rather black criticism. If you’re black and don’t succeed the “correct” way, which is athletics, acting, hip-hop, or being a minority film director making movies about minorities, you’re not a “real” black person and, as such, are subject to abuse.

In the meantime, in coming elections, get ready for black conservatives to continue to be shoved to the back of the bus en route to the Jim Crow era (part of that “free ride” Lee mentioned), courtesy of Spike and many, many others who care so deeply about the “black experience”–just so long as none of that “experience” opposes Democrat wants and liberal preconditioning.

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