The president's a little too comfortable in his skin - for some people
John Althouse Cohen (and his mom) used to be big on comparing the fight for gay marriage to the black Civil Rights Movement, because it suited Cohen's purposes as a gay man. But then, once that battle was won, he abruptly switched to referring to blacks - who call bullshit on white's adoption of "colorblind" racism - racists ourselves. Now he reveals who, in his mind, is "normal" and who is not - and the breakdown is as obvious as I'd expect:
"When I watched Romney, I thought: that's probably what I'd be like if I ran for president. I'd be stilted and awkward and overly calculating. Probably most people I know would be. Most normal people would be uncomfortable as national politicians. Very few people would be as cool and effortless as Obama.”
So, Obama isn't "normal" - he's black - but Cohen and "most people I know" (presumably other "colorblind" whites) are like Romney: "stilted and awkward and overly calculating." (Try putting that on a dating site,...)
Anything but "normal" - as blacks understand the term - you know: graceful, comfortable with ourselves as people, and so honest we try not to pull anything over on others. My take on this reading?
John Althouse Cohen is just sick, sick, sick, sick, sick.
Seriously, when white supremacy is finally exposed for the insidious evil it is today, we're all still going to be left with the problem of white supremacist's seriously dangerous mental problems - and, especially, who has them - being exposed as well. Just like at the end of the Civil War.
And whites, today, are going to HATE that as much as they did the last time.
And then the backlash against that will be black's new white problem to deal with.
Watch - it's coming,...