“Melanin is thicker than water?”
I guess Rush Limbaugh has just announced that he will vote for whatever white candidate is on the ticket. According to News One:
Right wing talk show host, Rush Limbaugh reiterated what he said during the 2008 Election when he said that Powell supported the candidate Barack Obama “because he’s Black” on his radio show.
After Colin Powell told CBS News “Face The Nation” that he wasn’t sure who he was going to vote for in the 2012 Election, Limbaugh said on his radio show that Powell will vote for President Obama in 2012 because “melanin is thicker than water.”
Colin Powell is one of the most respected military and political leaders of our time. He has served his nation in time of war as a general and again as Secretary of State under George W. Bush. He is hardly ’wink wink nudge nudge’ material.
Using Limbaugh logic (is that an oxymoron?), the United States must have a great many more blacks than are showing up on the census in order for Obama to ever have been elected in the first place if “melanin is thicker than water.” Perhaps Limbaugh is math challenged.
This kind of thinking is popping up in all sorts of places. Rush was actually a little kinder than a couple of the local blogs here in Prince William County who have busied themselves with making fun of those individuals and organizations supporting local “minority” candidates for office. I suppose they forget that PWC is now a majority-minority county. As of 2008, about 10% of the counties in the United States were designated at majority-minority which simply means that non-Hispanic whites are less than 49% of the population. More areas are joining those majority-minority ranks, according to today’s Washington Post.
I would hate to see our elections break down along racial lines, especially our local elections. Locally, some groups seem to have little compunction against name-calling and finger pointing if the candidates aren’t “their brand.” Perhaps some of the blogs need to stick to topic and issues rather than trying to hang labels on certain candidates.