Mike Suarez, 42, a friend of Fueyo’s and chairman of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, pointed out what Obama did not say during his Tampa rally.
“If he were the quote-unquote traditional black candidate, he would have said something about Don Imus,” said Suarez, who has not yet decided upon a candidate. ~The Washington Post
Thank goodness Obama’s not like some “quote-unquote traditional black candidate” like this guy who spoke on the day of the Virginia Tech massacre:
There’s also another kind of violence though that we’re gonna have to think about. It’s not necessarily physical violence but that the violence that we perpetrate on each other in other ways. Last week, the big news, obviously, had to do with Imus and the verbal violence that was directed at young women who were role models for all of us, role models for my daughter [sic]. I spend, along with my wife, a lot of time making sure that my two young daughters, who are gorgeous and tall and I hope will get basketball scholarships, that they feel good about who they are and that they understand they can do whatever they can dream might be possible. And for them to be degraded, or to see someone who looks like them degraded, that’s a form of violence – it may be quiet, it may not surface to the same level of the tragedy we read about today and we mourn, but it is violence nonethesame.
Oh, hang on, that was Obama. I guess what Mr. Suarez probably means is that a “quote-unquote traditional black candidate” would keep talking about Don Imus until our ears bled, whereas Obama only talks about him in earth-shatteringly inappropriate ways occasionally. Right?