Midterm Election Review
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Lemme see if I can explain how this works with the Metaphor Comparison Method (MCM). We will parallel:
DAWWATFR - Dating A White Woman And the Family Response 1975 - 1990
DBPBNAHR - Demonizing The First Black President But Not Admitting How Racist that shid really is
1) ~ DAWWATFR - You two meet. Everything is exciting and all Jungle Fever in college.
~ DBPBNAHR - Yes We Can. Elected.
2) ~ DAWWATFR - Driving, in the rain, quietly holding hands, all Sidney Poititer/ Katherine Houghton, off to Thanksgiving to meet her folks.
~ DBPBNAHR - Joy and shock. Everything kinda quiet for a bit.
3) ~ DAWWATFR - Greeted at the door by her parents, who apparently haven't been told you were Black
~ DBPBNAHR - Settles in to Far Right White consciousness that there is a Black President. Lord Help, it's not a dream.
4) ~ DAWWATFR - Eating at the table all seems pretty decent, pass the gravy, then they ask about your upbringing, where you're from, and parentage.
~ DBPBNAHR - Birthers. Where's the birth certificate? His dad is African! What’s up with that name?
5) ~ DAWWATFR - Her doing dishes with her Mom. Mom asks "What do we tell your Grandma? What about the children? What will I do with their hair?"
~ DBPBNAHR - Where's the money coming from for this Communist Obamacare? Look at that name! Why isn’t he wearing a dashiki?
6) ~ DAWWATFR - (Her to mom) He's only part Black...
~ DBPBNAHR - He's at least more than part African. His mom was white but we know that doesn’t count. Look at that African name!!
7) ~ DAWWATFR - (Mom) You'll get a rep at school as a, well you know, one that only does...them. They'll taunt you. You'll be n****r digger marked for life!
~ DBPBNAHR - Ebola. Our borders. You're not protecting us. What’s with that African name?
8) ~ DAWWATFR - (Dad) How are you driving back to campus? Waddya mean the parkways because the bridge is too expensive? They're safer for my daughter!! You got half a tank with a credit card? You don't carry cash?
~ DBPBNAHR - Taxes. The Economy. Your fault. Their dog is Black!! With a little white!! Just like him!! Its an Afro-Commie-Portuguese Water Torture Dog plot!! Bo is code-word for Guantanamo
9) ~ DAWWATFR (me) I aced the Graduate Organic Chemistry II exam, no one else has done that, ever, before we left to drive here……………………..(Dad) So?
~ DBPBNAHR (Obama, paraphrased) We killed Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted man in the democratic free world, the mastermind of the greatest attack on the US since Pearl Harbor………….(Conservatives) So?
10) ~ DAWWATFR - What if his friends from that neighborhood of his during some visit home take a liking to you?
~ DBPBNAHR - Immigrants. Our borders. Ooogah Boogah.
11) ~ DAWWATFR - (his older, wiser brother who dated a white girl in the early 70’s, to him on his cell) "Man, I shoulda told you them people was gonna be crazy down there, ..I should have foreseen that there'd be all kinds of obstructionist stuff to deal with...
~ DBPBNAHR - (what Obama's advisors should have explicitly said to him in mid-2007) "Man, I shoulda told you them people was gonna be crazy down there, ..I should have foreseen that there'd be all kinds of obstructionist stuff to deal with…”.
12) ~ DAWWATFR - (her, while driving home, cause you sure as shit weren’t gonna stay in separate rooms there) Ohhh I’m sooo sorry - I had no idea my parents would react that way… (sigh) Maybe we should stay in our own dorm rooms tonite...
~ DBPBNAHR - (Midterm Elections) "Man, I shoulda told you them people was gonna be crazy down there, ..I should have foreseen that there'd be all kinds of obstructionist stuff to deal with…” . And what’s up with that name?
And yes, I have lived each and every one of the DAWWATFR in this past 40 years…And yes, we will all live the DBPBNAHR for at least the next 6.