You Can’t Say the “A” Word Anymore

13 Apr

Just a heads-up for everyone out there.  Be careful with the word “athlete.”  You might want to try “A” word instead, just to be safe.  Particularly if you are a Republican.

According to Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made racially charged remarks about Obama while speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.  Gingrich commented that:

“shooting three-point shots may be clever, but it doesn’t put anybody to work”…and when speaking of Obama’s basketball skills he stated What we need is a President, not an athlete. We need somebody who actually focuses on getting people back to work.”

Not missing any opportunity to insinuate that Republicans are racist, Norah O’Donnell commented:

But I’m not sure what he means by this particular soundbite and I think it’s open to some criticism because it suggests that the President is an athlete and some people may suggest, you  know, because all black people are good athletes. I mean that’s what it sort of sounds like to me.”

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One Response to “You Can’t Say the “A” Word Anymore”

  1. Diane Vignola April 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    So, she said that all black people are good athletes, but he is the racist? She really thought that one through.

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