Apparently Bill Cosby Thinks President Carter is Right, Too

I haven’t liked Bill Cosby since he’s become a kind of poster idol for right-wingers for buying the “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” Booker T. Washington approach towards lower-class blacks (mostly single mothers) and their errant hip hop-loving offspring. This kind of generational misbehavior is a bit more complicated than Cosby thinks, but his harshness gained him plaudits around the country, to the chagrin of more liberal black intellectuals, psychologists, community activists, and social workers who labor in the fields, as it were.

Apparently, he’s forgotten the time he attempted to buy the National Broadcasting Company when it was having financial woes, and got the run-around until NBC was swallowed up by General Electric. A major American network in the hands of a black man? Horrors. What kind of programming would he put on? Better not give him the money for that kind of thing.

Looks like Cosby’s going to have to turn his Honorary White ID Card for writing this statement about our first black president, found on Facebook:

I agree with President Carter that racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama. During President Obama’s speech on the status of health care reform, some members of congress engaged in a public display of disrespect. While one Representative hurled the now infamous “you lie” insult at the President, others made their lack of interest known by exhibiting rude behavior such as deliberately yawning and sending text messages.

Health care reform is the most important domestic issue facing America today. Disease does not discriminate. African American, White, Asian, Latino, Republican, Democrat, no one in America is immune. So it seems obvious that a debate on health care reform should not include views born solely of partisanship or bigotry.

Various polls prior to the election indicated that between five and ten percent of Americans would never vote for an African American president. That number, of course, only includes those who actually admitted to their prejudice. How many others harbored such feelings but did not respond honestly when asked the question? And how many people oppose Obama’s plan because the President is African American?

In “Birth of a Nation,” D.W. Griffith used white actors in black face to portray black legislators as having low intelligence and acting like fools. Today, we have a band of real life congressional fools seemingly bent on blocking any meaningful reform of the health care system. But if we allow even one American to die simply because he or she cannot afford treatment, we are creating a shameful scenario that could aptly be called “Death of a Nation.”

Watch and see whether Cosby is going to be called on the carpet by one or all of Faux Noise’s so-called correspondents like Bill O’Reilly or Glenn Beck to explain himself before said idiots. That would be a time to pass the popcorn.

Faux Noise’s denizens of the alternate reality are already weighing in at his apostasy. Nope, I am not going to repeat what is proving to be cusswords and n-words on the blog. West’s friends were quite enough. See for yourselves.

~ by blksista on September 19, 2009.

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