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The WWTD Presidential Endorsement

19 March 2008 8 Comments

If Bossip gets to make an endorsement, then so do I.

And guess who I pick?


Mmmhmm. And I’ll give you five reasons why.

1. He’s black. Well, blackish. Blacker. Blackesque? However you slice it, he sure ain’t white. I don’t advocate voting blindly for any old black person (fascist Alan Keyes and “Crazy Cynthia” McKinney are still technically in the race and sure can’t have my vote), and having a Kenyan father doesn’t exactly make him “folk” in my book. But Obama shares my views on almost every issue, including my number one issue in LIFE, which is “black.” Not “black power,” or “black beauty,” or “black love.” Just plain old “black.” He’s black and calls himself black and is genuinely happy about being black. I think he and I see eye to eye on that, which alone gives him my vote.

2. He’s cute. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe that it’s the little things that count. I’m happier on warmer days, write better with my favorite pen, and am more inclined to watch a movie in crisp HD than on a rabbit-eared black and white. Barack isn’t quite my type but he’s growing on me, and aesthetically niether Clinton nor McCain can match his charisma and sheer cuteness. You don’t have to be attractive to be a good leader, but I’m so tired of ugly that cute gets my vote in ’08 regardless.

3. He’s married to Michelle.

Now, Michelle is “folk.” Not only is she folk, but she’s a real Fresh Black Girl who is smart and capable enough to revitalize the role of First Lady. Can you imagine if Rock Bammy were married to some stiff white woman like every past president we’ve had? That would be a whole different story. In fact, if Obama were a white guy married to Michelle that ALONE may get him my vote. And now that Rudy Huxtable is well into adulthood, I can’t wait to watch their cute little girls grow up.

4. Hillary is notsogreat. At the time, the Clinton administration seemed like a blessing from above to black folks. Now, I look at it the same way I look at ex-boyfriends, The Atkins Diet, and the Burberry pattern – better than anything else around at the time, but notsogreat in the end. The fact that Hillary is married to Bill means nothing to me – not only do I get the feeling that he doesn’t really like her that much, sadly I don’t believe that a female is the right person to get us safely and strategically positioned in the Middle East. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a feminist and all, but the reality is, this Bush-Clinton-Clinton-Bush-Bush pattern is a type of stagnantion that I’m tired of, and if Hillary enters office she’ll have to spend her first two years paying back Bill’s old debts. Not only that, she simply grates my nerves.

5. He’s cool.

“Please, please, there’s enough room on my jock for all of you.”

Bill Clinton was cool. Hillary is not. Clinton supporters of note include BET founder and president Bob Johnson (this guy seriously needs the Drop Squad), O.J. Simpson, and Iyanla Vanzant. None of them are cool. And I won’t even bother discussing the Republican option because despite what you may have heard that is NOT the party of Lincoln. I’ve been anti-Obamamania all of this time, but now I seriously sweat him. He cracks jokes, drinks beer, rides bikes, loves Godfather I and II, and smiles REAL smiles and not phony Hillary ones. I wanna kick it with Barack and not in that “Wow, I met the president way!”

6. HE’S BLACK. Yeah, I know I said that I have five reasons and this was one of them already, but he really is black. And he is running for president! Part of me still doesn’t believe I’ll ever live to see anyone but an old white man as our president, but I’m certainly going to try to show the world that’s its possible with my one little vote. Of course some people are specifically NOT voting for the black candidate:

“I’m not sure America’s ready to have a black president. I think they might kill him.” – 50 Cent

Well that’s a good reason not to do things, Mister “I got shot nine times.” To fight against such niggerish beliefs, all else equal, how can I NOT use my vote to push this country past the fear that such a thing could ever happen? Past the very IDEA that such a thing should be expected? I’m going to use the same system I use for American Idol, Top Model, and even for Celebrity Fit Club, and just stand behind the perfectly capable black person for group bragging rights – that group being everyone from my ancestors who fought for the right to vote, right down to the felons who have lost that right. Long live the colored race to that.

No, seriously. That is what Thembi is doing.

8 Comments »

  • Danielle said:

    Hi Thembi. I’ve lurked alot at your site and I have to tell you, I think your observations are brilliantly funny.

    I won’t put any pressure on you to stay in the blog game, but I had to tell you what a frank, hilarious breath of fresh air you are.

  • Julian said:

    BEST ENDORSEMENT EVER!!!

    I’ve been waiting for the WWTD endorsement and it’s finally here!

    I love me some Barack Obama. And I don’t really love people. Especially people with Coming to America names like Obama. But this is different.

    Thembimania meets Obamania. The revolution is on!

  • Aaliyah said:

    PRAISE!!! Beautifully articulated as per usual. Yes, a skeptic at first, Barack’s genuine black freshness makes me fall in love everytime I hear him speak or see his smile. And I LOVE that I can donate money even if it is just $10 or $25 at a time.

    YES H E CAN!

  • Qucifer said:

    Just for 500 cents going against I’m all for

    But then he’s married to Michelle

    And his ears make me so very knee-weakened

    and His speeches make me moist and then teary eyed, then moist again

    And Hillary makes my butt itch to the point that I’d vote McCain (who is the only other one to not demonize immigrants, HOLLA Im still a Spick!)

    Shit… if Hillary ran against the devil, he’d probably win even if he was just promising us eternal damnation

    But yeah on the issues alone I align, I believe, about a 87% with him and not the rest

    If he is the nominee and we don’t get us BLESSED with this man and his vision then We NEVER deserved him in the first place

  • Dara said:

    obama and michelle are my favoritest couple ever. i will rejoice if obama is president and i get to look at his hot ‘ole self for 4 years.

    on a sidenote: his little family is cute and everything, but NOBODY can hold a candle to rudy/polly/the little match girl…okay?

  • jjbrock said:

    Thembi I love it. I will vote because he is what God wants us too see in a man all of Him.

    To fight against such niggerish beliefs, all else equal, how can I NOT use my vote to push this country past the fear that such a thing could ever happen? I agree 100%.

  • Ill Mami said:

    I’m assuming by now that you’ve heard crazy-ass DMX’s ignorance of every and anything Obama in the XXL interview:
    http://www.soulbounce.com/soul/2008/03/oral_diarrhea_continues_to_spread_within_hip_hop_community_dmx_now_afflicted.php

    As an ex-felon who can’t vote, a former block-hugger who laces his blunts with yayo, and a father, I don’t know what’s worse:

    DMX not knowing Obama existed before this interview or that he is not afraid of retaliation by The Drop Squad.

  • hottnikz said:

    Sounds like my reasoning for voting for Obama. Especially the part were you said you use the same system for Idol & Top model, classic shit.

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