Saturday, December 15, 2007

Andrew Young and “The Haterade Syndrome”

Khesha Duncan at Black Women for Obama responds to Andrew Young’s comments, complete with the satirical image above:

"I’m SOOOOOOOO heated right now – still, after reading an article in the Redding News Review a couple days ago, titled “Andrew Young explains why he is not supporting Obama,” forwarded to me by one of my many fellow Obama-ers. So heated, in fact, I’ve just decided to coin a new phrase called “The Haterade Syndrome!” . . . .

. . .[I]t is difficult and painful to even dignify Young’s last remark with a response:
“Bill is every bit as black as Barack,” he said. “He has probably gone out with more black women than Barack.”

First of all, what the hell does dating black women have to do with running the country effectively?!? . . . .That’s just what we need, a black man in Andrew Young’s position bragging about how his white homey friend has probably dated more black women than a real brotha, and issuing him a “black card” with a lifetime membership as a reward to boot!"

Granted, Andrew Young said he was "just kidding" about Bill Clinton. But Khesha's frustration is understandable. The full post is here.

1 comment:

Ivan said...

Khesha was right on...It is clear that a great number of the "black leaders" are more concerned about their allegiance to the Clintons than supporting the best candidate for president!