Friday, August 22, 2008

Wha? Part 2: Electirc Boogaloo

Is this a joke?

That dude who once sang, "We'll put a boot in your ass/It's the American way," is backing Barack Obama. Right along with his fellow musicians Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Superchunk, The Decemberists, Paris Hilton, etc., etc., Toby Keith has decided that Barack Obama is the right guy for the job.

What does this all mean? Is it a clever ploy to make Obama seem more like the white-middle-class voters he courts? Is it an even more clever ploy by the Republicans to associate Obama with militant extremists? How many houses does Toby Keith own?

I don't know what it all means, just that Obama needs something to boost his numbers. If Toby Keith is the key to the White House, so be it, but I have my doubts.

Obama has tons of endorsements from both politicians and celebrities what he doesn't have are voters with white skin and a truly leftist message--no matter what McCain says. It's sad, but there doesn't seems to be any way Obama will overcome the racism in this country. It's so ingrained in our culture that I don't see white voters backing Obama in the voting booths in the way he needs in order to become our next president. Additionally, the partisan rhetoric of this campaign make Obama out to be a socialist (which would be cool with me) even though his message is continually one of the middle.

I don't know.

Hopefully, with the email announcing Kathleen Sebelius as his VP and a stirring speech in Denver, Barack Obama will overcome the scourge that is Tobie Keith...and racism and become the first president that doesn't look like the presidents on our continually sinking dollar.

1 comment:

bdegenaro said...

I love the Pitchfork headline "Bob Dylan big-ups Obama."