Saturday, May 1, 2010

Did Barack cheat on Michelle?

A big Hat-tip to my blog superhero The field Negro for this one, folks!

OK, so I know already how some of you are gonna react to this story. Especially the female Obama supporters who frequently read my blog. You know, the typical "he can do no wrong," because "he's able to walk on water," crowd? Well yeah, I could just imagine the responses to this post from them especially when you consider the source of this information:
Reports out of Washington, DC:  PRESIDENT OBAMA in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, reports reveal that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo driver's account of the secret 2004 rendezvous. (source)
OK, so I see you giving me the side-eye on this one; and yes, I understand, this came out of the National Enquirer. Of course this publication is not known as a credible news source with esteemed journalistic qualities. That is, outside of the occasional UFO and Loch Ness Monster sightings, of course. But we gotta remember, that this is the same rag that broke the John Edwards sex scandal about a year ago.

Now I'm not saying that the above story is true. But if it were, my concern would be mainly focused on the reactions of the 96% of black people who voted for him. The Obama family has come to represent everything that is right about the black family, and black love. We have endeared ourselves to the image of the Obama family, and understandably so. However, even so, we unwittingly cast a certain level of omnipotence, and infallibility upon them. And in doing so, it's easy for us to dismiss anything negative about them as pure racist propaganda.

But what if it is was true? How differently would you look at Barack Obama? Would he be able to retain the same level of respect as Bill Clinton was able to after his Monica Lewinski affair? We know how his opponents on the right-side of the ailse would react. But how would we as his supporters react to this? Would we as supporters, who are quick to condemn republicans and their hypocrisy when it comes to moral issues hold him to a lesser standard of expectations? As Obama supporters, do we in turn become the the very hypocrites we despise and are so quick to condemn?

What do you think?


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