Now for tonight's main topic: H.W. Brands gets on my nerves.
Who? Some history professor at the University of Texas who was on All Things Considered (NPR) today. Barack has trouble connecting with voters. And so Brant has to wonder if it's 'race.' Which race would that be, Brant? Barack's Black race or White race?
Barack doesn't connect for any number of reasons.
Among them, his special lifestyle which Steve Horsley lies and calls up from bootstraps.
Really? His father was at Harvard either when he was born or right after.
If race is playing a part, it's from people like Steve. You say "Harvard" to a Black person and you get a reaction. And we do see that as red carpet and all this other stuff. Your parent went there (even if they drop off) and your parent's a celebrity.
Turn it into your parent went there in the early 60s and it's even more impressive.
Barack is not an up-from-the-bootstraps person. And when NPR claims he is, they lie. His grandparents were well off (maternal grandparents).
There are reasons Barack doesn't connect. It's the same reason he didn't connect in the primaries with Wally, Cedric and Mike and I guess we're going to need to talk about it at Third this weekend. It has nothing to do with race.
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