Diddy calls out McCain as “Bugging the F**k Out!”
My wife told me about Diddy’s comments in response to Sen. McCain’s choice for VP. He said that McCain was “…bugging the f**k out!” (Click here to read the story) He goes on to cite a few “interesting” reasons why McCain made a poor choice.
Diddy was quoted saying, “Sarah you need to be down with the whole cabinet. You are not ready to be no vice president. What is the reality in Alaska? There isn’t even any crackheads in Alaska. There isn’t any black people, no crime. There isn’t even any foreign policies in Alaska. You need to get versed on black policies. We are the future.”
This is quite interesting to me. I didn’t realize that crackheads were an important target for ANY politician. With this statement, does that mean that Obama is out campaigning to all of the crackheads of the country? I wish celebrities, who are extremely out of touch with the real world, would be careful what they say and how they word it. This is almost another Kanye West, “Bush hates black people,” type comment. Are you serious?
The second part of his absurd statement, “There isn’t any black people,” is actually incorrect. Had he made a more educated statement such as, “There is a very small black population in Alaska,” it may have been more worthy of actually speaking about. In fact, 3.7% or 24,791 of the 670,053 people in Alaska are black (US Census). Another interesting figure that we should address is the number of American Indians and Alaskan natives (non-white). 15.4% of Alaska’s population is American Indian or Alaskan native. As a descendant of American Indians, I actually am happy to see someone in the government that may actually be sympathetic to this segment of the population.
Also, let’s compare Illinois, the state of Barack Obama. Illinois actually has a larger percentage of white population (79.3 versus 70.7) than Alaska (Census info for Illinois). Now, since Barack Obama was raised by his white family and comes from a state where there is a larger population of white people, wouldn’t that say that Obama is out of touch with the black population also, especially the crackheads? I know Obama hangs out with some low-lifes, but I don’t think cracheads are on that list!
Third, I don’t understand the comment on foreign policies. First of all, it is a state. States deal with foreign policies in respect to imports and exports. Beyond that, isn’t foreign policy a federal issue? Why would Alaska be dealing with foreign governments and negotiating policies that would affect our entire nation. I believe Diddy has gone beyond the scope of Palin’s job description. Also, Palin did establish a few awards and programs to bring heightened attention to foreign relations in Alaska. (Read background here)
Finally, I believe we should address Obama’s experience, since Palin’s the VP candidate, is being attacked for her lack of experience with certain areas. Barack Obama , who only has 3 years of federal government experience, and only 7 years of state government experience before that, is pretty fresh on the scene as far as government is concerned. His ability on any issue should be questioned since he has not been around the national political world mroe than 3 years. I bet he has a lot of foreign policy experience.
I like to end Obama blogs with a quote from our friend Barack:
“My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.”