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Actor Samuel L. Jackson -- Vote Your Race
Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2012 | Larry Elder

Posted on 02/23/2012 4:18:28 AM PST by Kaslin

What if actor Clint Eastwood gave an interview in which he explained why, in the 2008 presidential election, he voted for John McCain: "I voted for McCain because he was white. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people -- because they look like them. ... That's American politics, pure and simple."

No, Eastwood did not say that. But actor Samuel L. Jackson did, in explaining why he voted for President Barack Obama -- "because he was black." Jackson also said his vote had nothing to do with Obama's agenda: "(Obama's) message didn't mean (bleep) to me." If Eastwood had said stuff like this, a cry to boycott his films would come from everybody from the NAACP to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

But the popular Jackson, who played in more films during the '90s than any other actor, makes an incredibly racist statement and it's ... yawn.

Jackson insists he just does what every voter does. If they did, Obama could not have been elected U.S. senator from Illinois (15 percent of the state is black, 72 percent white) or the president of the United States (13 percent black, 72 percent white).

How does Jackson explain Obama's election in a country where people vote their race? Simple, you see. Obama isn't really a black man -- at least as defined by Jackson: "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a (n-word). ... A (n-word) is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. (N-words) don't have beers at the White House. (N-words) don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call (him) a liar. A (n-word) would have stopped the meeting right there and said, 'Who the (bleep) said that?'" White voters, according to Jackson, voted for Obama because they found him un-black or semi-black or quasi-black.

Obama did, in fact, lose the white vote -- as has every white Democrat presidential candidate since 1964. But Obama outperformed Democrat John Kerry, who ran in 2004, pulling in 43 percent of the white vote to Kerry's 41 percent.

How does the vote-my-race Jackson explain the 2010 elections of black House Republicans Tim Scott and Allen West, in South Carolina and Florida, respectively? Scott won in a district that is 75 percent white and 21 percent black. West won in a district that is 82 percent white and 4 percent black.

Polls repeatedly show that only a small percentage of Americans refuse for vote for a black person. A 2006 Times/Bloomberg poll found that 3 percent of voters would not vote for an otherwise qualified black candidate. But 4 percent wouldn't vote for a woman, and 14 percent ruled out voting for a Mormon.

What if people chose movies the Jackson way? What if blacks only saw movies about or starring other blacks? What if sports fans only saw players or teams that consisted solely of athletes who looked like them?

Back in 1980, an advertising magnate named Ted Stepien purchased the abysmal Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. Stepien thought he had a formula for success. White fans, he said, like to watch white players. Because the Cavaliers' stadium was then located between Cleveland and Akron, a demographical area that is predominately white, Stepien felt fans would come if the players looked like them.

Stepien employed the Samuel L. Jackson formula. He stacked the team with white players for the white fans. Stepien made a series of bad player trades that hurt the team's competitiveness for years. The team played even worse than before. Embarrassingly, the league eventually instituted the "Stepien rule," forbidding any team from trading its first-round pick in consecutive years. The team also drew even fewer fans. White fans, Stepien learned, did not enjoy watching white players lose anymore than watching black ones lose.

Confused? According to the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., a black president is a problem -- for black people: "A white president, frankly, could be pushed a great deal more than we would push President Obama because nobody would accuse him or her of having partiality toward African-Americans. So it's a tough spot. It also means we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations in this country, and the President has, I think, moved through these troubled waters about as well as any African-American could, becoming the first black president."

Cleaver says black lawmakers make fewer demands of the Obama administration than they would have under a McCain presidency. To follow Cleaver's logic, blacks should have voted for McCain because he would not be labeled as preferring blacks -- unlike the way a black president would be so labeled.

To sum up, Rep. Cleaver tell us that he expects a black president to do less for blacks than would a white president. And actor Jackson tells us that he votes for blacks just because they are black. This might explain why moviegoers stayed away Jackson's recent movie, "Snakes on a Plane."

Why, how could people decide whether to see the film -- without knowing the race of the snakes?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackvote; hollywood; racecard; voteyourrace

nuff said

1 posted on 02/23/2012 4:18:31 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Samuel Jackson--Vote Your Race

Sounds like a good idea to me. Now if we could get the entire country to do it.....

2 posted on 02/23/2012 4:26:31 AM PST by SC DOC
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To: SC DOC

The black racist block vote can be counted on by almost any black pol running against a white candidate.

There is a racist block vote in the white electorate too. Ironically, they are guilt tripping white “liberals” who also voted for Obama because he is black.

So Obama got the benefit of two blocks of racist voter.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 4:34:33 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Kaslin
Never liked him... always knew that he was a racist... he is an example of the rot and evil in America today... a hollyweird example for business as usual.

LLS

4 posted on 02/23/2012 4:35:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Uncle Lonny

You are right about that. I know some people who voted for him because he is black, but they regret having voted for him


5 posted on 02/23/2012 4:38:57 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: LibLieSlayer

To be honest, I don’t recall ever having seen a movie by him. His reason though having voted for 0bama because he is black, shows his mentality to me


6 posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:49 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Uncle Lonny

And he is going to get the same benefit again. He already has the fools, idiots,parasites, and American haters. He also has the Wall Street bankers and stock brokers,and CEOs. Why they support someone who has vowed to destroy them is beyond my power of comprehenhion. And from what I have observed, the Established Republicans prefer him over a Conservative.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 4:47:33 AM PST by sport
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To: Kaslin
No, Larry, obama has not lost the White vote. There are still oodles of self hating White Liberals, White acedemians, White union members, and White college students who are going to vote for him again.

For every vote he has lost from 2009-2012 because the voter has seen through him, he will get who are on welfare, food stamps, unemployment, who think that he wiill pay the mortage on their house,give them free "health insurance" ,forgive or pay their student loans.

8 posted on 02/23/2012 4:56:07 AM PST by sport
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To: Kaslin
Why, how could people decide whether to see the film -- without knowing the race of the snakes?

Whitesnake:

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9 posted on 02/23/2012 5:02:44 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Kaslin

What this mental midget bigot doesn’t realize is that we vote with our dollars every day.

What would he call it if we vote with our dollars and boycott products and services by people not of our race?


10 posted on 02/23/2012 5:22:32 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Kaslin

I always vote my race. I’m a member of the human race.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 5:34:31 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Kaslin

This is why they had to get Herman Cain out of the way. Even if he wouldn’t win, he was a threat. A black man with conservative common sense message.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 6:07:02 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Kaslin

I vote with ticket purchases to any movies he’s involved in.If he’s In the movie I just boycott it.Thats it and done.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 6:12:49 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

He’s still pissed off that YT Anakin threw his ghetto jedi pimp purple saber wielding ass out of the window. LOL. Oh and red tails bombed to so FK you as well george lucas, libtard.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 6:15:46 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Kaslin

Lynn Swann would have won the Gov of PA against Rendell if the blacks would have voted their race instead of staying vote slaves to the Dem plantation.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 6:30:04 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the laugh....your post is FUNNY!


16 posted on 02/23/2012 6:30:56 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Kaslin

Jackson was eaten by a dinosaur.....a raptor.....in “Jurassic Park.” Only one of his arms was left behind.

If he wants to vote his race, white people should do the same....Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, and Paul.....all white guys.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 6:50:33 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Graybeard58

The Steve Vai edition of Whitesnake! That was a long time ago. :)


18 posted on 02/23/2012 6:58:24 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: opentalk

Yep.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 7:00:32 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
"Never liked him... always knew that he was a racist... he is an example of the rot and evil in America today... a hollyweird example for business as usual."

Well said.  I never liked him neither.  He's got that perpetual in-your-face angry black man schtick going on. 

And he was the absolute worst actor to cast as a Jedi in that Star Wars movie.  The presence of Jackson as a Jedi ruined that movie to a certain extent.  I suspect there was some liberal white guilt "feel sorry for and help prop up the black man" reasoning behind the casting of Jackson for that part in Star Wars.  Liberal politics in movies.  Who'd a thunk it.

 

20 posted on 02/23/2012 7:01:29 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: Kaslin

Jar Jar Binks was better in Star Wars than Samuel L. Jackson.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:10 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Uncle Lonny

The black racist block vote can be counted on by almost any black pol running against a white candidate


I can go along with that, it is a good explanation of why Maxine Waters keeps getting reelected BUT we must remember that Northern Virginia keeps sending Jim MorOn back, Frank in Mass, and countless other ‘idiots - on both sides of the aisle’ are shoo ins and keep adding to their personal fortunes while their constituents are struggling.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 7:24:55 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: Kaslin

To summarize the old joke. “You’re firing me because I’m black.” “No we hired you because you’re black, we’re firing you because you’re incompetent.”


23 posted on 02/23/2012 7:32:15 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Kaslin

Note to Samuel Jackson:

I will take your sage advice:

I will NEVER attend any film EVER again in which you participate.

I will NEVER buy a DVD of anything you are associated with.

I will NOT do business at a small company which is opeerated by BLACKS or visibly staffed by BLACKS.

I will do my very best to avoid ALL BLACKS for the rest of my life.

I will NEVER donate another cent to any group which does anything for BLACKS in particular.

Since I am too poor to even file a tax return, the only source of revenue from me to BLACK recipients is sales taxes & my property taxes. I cannot control that.

BUT—I am DONE with doing any business with any BLACK person.

Thanks for your sage advice........Good Luck.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 7:37:44 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SC DOC
lol...my first thought too

but we better make sure it's the right one first...peckerwoods often ain't what they used to be:

Allen West could be an honorary peckerwood any day...about any white Democrat and many white Republicans ain't worthy of the title

25 posted on 02/23/2012 7:39:07 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Uncle Lonny
The black racist block vote can be counted on by almost any black pol running against a white candidate.

Unless the black pol is conservative, when the black racist block vote will go to the white liberal.

26 posted on 02/23/2012 7:48:54 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Kaslin

Indeed... he has been in many movies... one of his biggest was Pulp Fiction... with John Travolta and Bruce Willis.

LLS


27 posted on 02/23/2012 8:21:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

As the post below this one states... Jar Jar was 100% better than sam... he stunk the movie up.

LLS


28 posted on 02/23/2012 8:27:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Kaslin

Vote our skin cause if you vote with our brain, the brother is in for an early retirement by a landslide.

Samuel is not so good at diversity race math.


29 posted on 02/23/2012 9:19:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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