We've had a good discussion so far, ladies (and occasional gentleman); let's see if we can keep it going.
Is Obama a Rented Negro? Quick recap: a "Rented Negro" is a well-paid or otherwise compensated POC who applies their color to white agenda; they're basically "a black face on white opinion." Their sole purpose is try to sell white agenda to POC (which, by the way, doesn't work). Their existence has a really annoying side effect: they tend to confuse white viewers who see them on TV, but don't often meet POC like them in real life or online. That's when the Loudmouths often emerge, because we're not - as Cinnamon would say - "bowing and scraping, shuckin’ and jivin’, skinnin’ and grinnin', or all around coonin' like a proper POC is supposed to do."
But back to the matter at hand: is Obama a Rented Negro? See, when I look at the likes of ole Billy Clinton, Dubya, and now O...I don't see men who were/are actually running the country. Not once, not ever have I looked at these men and seriously believed they were/are in charge. Take O, for example; there's no way he is actually running this place. The man doesn't even run his own family. So why was it so necessary to maneuver him into office?
And yes, I did just say "maneuver." McCain was set up, y'all; Palin's arrival merely confirmed it. So why Obama? Why him? What was is so important to shove aside Hillary for him? Because even with her arrogance, she would've been president; white privilege is still the national currency, after all. So how did she get passed over? I have a theory: Mira's Law.
Y'all remember Mira's Law...and the idiot tramp who demonstrated it perfectly. It explains that American POC tend to be viewed more favorably in say, Europe, than white Americans. Similar reports are coming in from Asia. The world knows good and well what's going on in America, and since 85-88% of said world is of color, they're not amused with the treatment of American POC. So how do you keep that world from simply getting rid of you once and for all? Change policies? Create an egalitarian society? Dismantle white privilege? No, silly - just hide behind POC!
You know...like a Human Shield.
See, most white Americans don't even know they're despised worldwide. A few who know are baffled as to why; after all, they live in a a whitopia and they don't know any bad white people! Others, however, are fully aware, but have "convinced" themselves - and are now trying to convince the rest of us - that it doesn't matter. You know...they work soooooooo hard to correct and convince the rest of us...all because it doesn't matter. The white Americans in power, however, are first in line to get shot when, ahem, "answering" to other countries, and so naturally - in a typical white privileged manner - they found a human shield of color to hide behind (*scowls at BP*).
Barack Hussein Obama is just lov-er-ly, isn't he? So pretty in all his pictures. Married to a dark chocolate woman. Has adorable kids. Has the boyish smile of an angel. Has name that's from nowhere near the Western Hemisphere. He doesn't hesitate to bow to Emperors. He's cheerful and charming and oh-so-sweet, and with the ominous shadows of China, North Korea, and Russia looming at the doorway, he's just the perfect guy to keep your country from getting blown to smithereens.
The way I see it, O's maybe bought this country somewhere in the ballpark of 4-8 years of safety, should he be reelected (and something tells me he magically will be). Personally, I think he should resign and let Biden or the She-Clinton be President. America is a mess. It is not his mess. As Tim Wise recently pointed out, 20% of the country's wealth - which took 200 years to build - was lost by a bunch of white guys without the help of any POC (though it sure as hell was "acquired" with the help of POC). Recap: they needed "help" to make that money, but then when left to their own devices, they lost it all.
Clarification: Barefoot, Spanish-speaking folk from the South didn't lose all that money and fuck up everyone's livelihood. Negroes in hoodies and nice cars didn't do it. Angry black women didn't do it. Poverty-stricken indigenous folks didn't do it. Invisible Asians didn't do it. Undocumented illegal folks didn't do it. Foreign white folks didn't do it. No, no: white Americans did it, and in a time-honored tradition, they put a face of color on the expanding mess...and seriously thought non-white Americans and non-Americans would fall for it.
So in conclusion, I don't think O is a rented Negro so much as a sacrificial lamb. What are your thoughts?