For decades, African Americans have voted more reliably Democratic than any other ethnic or special interest group. President Obama himself received over 95% of the black vote in 2008 and 2012. But rather than appreciate this almost unshakable loyalty, Democrats have taken the black vote for granted. I have often declared to black audiences that we have been in an âadulterous relationship with the Democratic Party. They knock on our door at midnight! Sometimes as late as the Sunday before the Tuesday. They want what they want, the way they want it; but later on, we don't get flowers, romance, or respect. Not even the occasional dinner!â
He unfurled this showmanship in this campaign of redemption, in which he was combatting not just his opponent, but also his deeply tarnished image as result of serious ethical transgressions during his second term as governor.
I was flipping through the TV channels last week and came across one of Spike Leeâs best movies,Â School Daze.Â This was a 1988 film written and directed by Lee.Â The movie took an inside look at some of the internal issues that go on within the Black communityâissues like dark skinned Blacks versus light skinned Blacks; Blacks that have âgoodâÂ hair versus Blacks with ânappyâ hair; Blacks from wealthy families versus Blacks from poor families. Â Â The movie was funny and serious at the same time.Â I always say that comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
You know, now that I think of it, I canât recall the head of any Muslim-dominated country expressing a single word of condemnation for the act, or sympathy for the victims. Furthermore, except for one moderate Muslim on Fox News, there doesnât seem to be a lot of people in the Muslim community worldwide particularly interested in denying the Islamic jihad aspects of the bombing; nor can I recall any major U.S. news outlet (with the possible exception of Fox News) criticizing anyone but the U.S. for the action.
But then it occurred to me. Collins had a girlfriend of eight years. In fact, they were engaged to be married before he dumped her. This would make him âbisexual,â then, wouldnât it? So â and bear with me here â if being âgayâ makes him a hero, does being âbiâ make him a superhero? That. Is. Awesome! I donât know: âCaptain Switch-Hitterâ? (Sorry for the mixed metaphor.)