Because I have a high-energy young dog and a bad knee that precludes more vigorous exercise, I walk a lot. I happen to find this very boring and am grateful for whatever entertainment I can get on my iPhone. A lot of trial and error has revealed that the best app is the one for NPR radio. Using this app, it’s very easy to assign radio segments to a playlist and then to listen to them, one-after-another, on demand. The downside, of course, is that I have to listen to NPR, which I no longer find as entertaining as I did back in my Democrat days. Still, it’s rather fascinating to see from an intellectual distance the Leftist shibboleths that once seemed so normal to me.
The segment that caught my interest today was an interview that Fresh Air’s Terry Gross did with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a comedy team on Comedy Central. They are two very talented young men whose entire awareness of self and raison d’etre seems to be race. Both have black fathers and white mothers. Wait! I said that wrong. Terry Gross was oh-so-careful to say “African-American” fathers and “white” mothers. Frankly, I was offended by her skin-color obsession with Key’s and Peele’s mothers. What she should have said if she was going with the skin color was “darkish brown” fathers and “sort of pale peach colored” mothers. And if she was talking continent of origin, of course, she should have extended to the mothers same courtesy she extended to the fathers: “African-American” fathers and “Euro-American” mothers.
Yes, what I just said is totally nonsensical, which is my point. The Left’s racial obsession, as well as the insane racial “sensitivity” Leftist white folks try to show when discussing race, makes all racial interactions uncomfortable. All I could think of was Basil Fawlty, who after being warned not to talk about the war to German guests at his B&B, banged his head and then obsessively (and hilariously) focused on the war. (Imagine my shock when I learned that, in modern Britain, the government almost banned Winston Churchill from a bank note for fear it would offend Germans. The Germans lost that war, but I think even most Germans would agree that, ultimately, if losing wasn’t actually a good thing, Naziism was so foul that they deserved to lose. Churchill helped save them from themselves.)
But back to Key and Peele. . . .
What gave Key and Peele recognition outside of Comedy Central was the first in a series of sketches they did that showed Obama giving a speech in his usual pinched way, with his Luther, his “anger translator” standing behind him saying what he really means. They felt bad for Obama that, because he was black, he couldn’t have a temper tantrum when faced with the slings and arrows of outrageous GOP and Tea Party attacks. This racial view of history ignores pale-peach-colored George Bush handling gracefully the unendingly vicious attacks and lies that came his way. Pale-peach-colored Clinton (aka “the first black president“) was also usually dignified in public, no matter his disgraceful private behavior. To the racially obsessed Key and Peele, though, the black(ish) Obama is the only one who is forced to act dignified when addressing the people of the nation that elected him.
With that horrible handicap in mind, it’s obvious that the following pictures are mere tricks of the camera insofar as they show Obama being anything but dignified and restrained:
Anyway, knowing how Obama suffers in silence, Key and Peele invented Luther, Obama’s “anger translator” (language warning):
Luther is both Obama’s and the Left’s Id. Luther says the truth that the Left dare not say. All Leftists know that when Obama, in his flat, clipped, angry tones is saying bland-ish things, he has a tiger waiting to get out. What’s fascinating about this tiger, as Key and Peele first voiced him in January 2012, is that everything the tiger says is wrong. By that I mean that, when push came to shove, Obama either didn’t have the courage of his alleged anger (the “anger translator” was in error) or he felt free to act upon it himself (the “anger translator” was unnecessary). Need proof? Here:
Obama: First of all, concerning the recent developments in the Middle Eastern region, I just want to reiterate our unquenching support for all people and their right to a democratic process.
Luther: Hey! All y’all dictators out there, keep messing around and see what happens. Just see what happens. Watch!!
Hey, Luther! Obama bowed down before the Muslim Brotherhood, a group open about its goal of denying the “democratic process” to women, Jews, Christians, gays, etc. Obama told Bashir al Assad that he’d drawn a “red line” by gassing his own people. The only problem was that, when Assad essentially said “So what, pretty boy?”, Obama hid behind Vladimir Putin. Put another way, Luther, not only did nothing happen when Obama faced anti-democratic impulses in the Middle East, the reality was that he either sided with the bad guys or ran and hid.
Luther got it wrong about Iran too:
Obama: Also, to the governments of Iran and North Korea, we once again urge you to discontinue your uranium enrichment programs.
Luther: Oh, Mahmoud! Kim Jong! I think I already done told both y’all 86 your sh*t bitches or I’m gonna come over there and do it for y’all. Please test me and see what happens.
Uh, Luther! We’ve got another little problem here. In fact, when Iran tested President Obama, he told them to go right ahead with their enrichment — but to be sure to stop just a few minutes before creating the nuclear warhead with Israel’s name on it. To help this program, Obama un-froze a whole bunch of funds the absence of which had been helping to destabilize the Mullah’s regime. Obama pretty much failed that test. (With regard to North Korea, the whole world is watching in fascinated horror as an allegedly drunk Kim Jong Il nukes his own family.)
Obama didn’t do so well at home, either.
Obama: On the domestic front, I just want to say to my critics, I hear your voices and I’m aware of your concerns.
Luther: So maybe you can chill the Hell out for like a second, and maybe then I can focus on some sh*t, you know?
“I hear your voices.” Really? Does anyone remember January 2009?
After listening to a critique of the nearly nine hundred billion dollars stimulus package from Republican Congressional leaders, along with some helpful suggestions on how to fix it, President Barack Obama had a two word answer.
“I won,” President Obama said, indicating why the Republicans were not going to have any significant input into the bill. President Barack Obama was echoing sentiments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had explained by the House Democratic leadership version of the stimulus bill was going to pass with or without Republicans.
Funnily enough, Obama’s words don’t sound much like “I hear your voices.” They sound a lot more like “Shut the eff up!!” Luther, Obama lied to you, his beloved anger translator.
But wait, there’s more:
Obama: That goes for everybody, including members of the Tea Party.
Luther: Oh, don’t even get me started on these motherf*ckers. Right here (slamming a fist into his palm).
Obama didn’t need Luther to call the Tea Partiers nasty names. When someone recently wrote Obama a letter complaining about his treatment of a group the author called “Tea Baggers,” the President didn’t blink. Instead, he called them “Tea Baggers” too. For those out of the loop, the MSM’s beloved Anderson Cooper (who told the world about the time he proofread his mother’s ruminations about oral sex) coined the term soon after the Tea Party first appeared on the political scene (although he was only one in a long line of immature gay Leftists sniggering about the Tea Party’s name). Given the giggles with which his words were received, it was clear that Cooper, who is gay, and his fellow TV folks all knew that he was referring to a gay sexual practice involving oral sex and testicles.
And so it goes with the rest of the comedy sketch. You can watch the last minute of the video, which is pretty much more of the same.
As fascinating as the video is the reason that Key and Peele felt compelled to give voice to Obama’s id is just as interesting:
We know we’re frustrated when a person like [Rep.] Joe Wilson had , when he was like, “You lie!” to the president. And we were like, “The president can’t react the way millions of Americans right now are going, ‘Ugh!’ He can’t say anything. He can’t rail at this man, he can’t get upset. What if we had a surrogate who could get upset for him?” And that was the embryonic state of creating Luther [the anger translator].
Peele: The way we’ve described it before is that he couldn’t come off like an angry black man, especially early on, so what Luther says are things that ring true to us, and we felt like we were giving the truth a voice in a lot of ways.
First of all, let me say again that Obama isn’t the only president who has to suffer insults in silence. It’s part of the job. He’s not special. Second of all, to the extent that Key and Peele appear upset that Obama had to stand silent as he was being slandered, they’re a little confused. Joe Wilson called out “You lie” when Obama promised that the monies from Obamacare (which Key and Peele, per Democrat party directive, now call “the ACA”) would never go to illegal aliens. The problem (for Key and Peele, at least) is that, while Wilson was rude, he was also accurate. Obama did lie:
Now [August 11, 2011], Wilson’s indictment seems to have been proven right.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it was awarding a $28.8 million Obamacare grant to 67 community health centers, many of which offer free care to ‘migrant workers,’ in other words…illegal aliens.
HHS spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com that “approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers.”
Andrews continued: “Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center. The Program’s authorizing statute does not affirmatively address immigration status.”
In other words, while Obamacare ostensibly excludes illegal immigrants, the HHS has already handed out Obamacare money to organizations that serve illegal immigrants. Obama’s lie wasn’t white, so much as dark grey.
Watching Key and Peele perform, it’s obvious that these are two extremely talented men. They’re also one-dimensional. To them, the world is solely about race. That’s why Obama gets a pass. Better to lie about his policies and spin fantasies about his accomplishments than to acknowledge that the man is dishonest and inept. A black (darkish brown) president cannot be seen as less than perfect.
This race-obsessed duo is as boring as my once-dynamic high school friends who, when they came out of the closet, defined themselves solely by sexual practices. All their friends were gay, they only went to gay themed entertainment, their politics boiled down to their bedroom proclivities, etc. It wasn’t “Hi, I’m a dentist, and I have two children, and my hobby is archery.” It was “Hi, I’m gay.” Key and Peele don’t introduce themselves to the world as creative thinkers who are talented mimics, wry observers, and quick-wits. Instead, the Fresh Air segment title says it all: “For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic ‘Power’.” Gawd, how dull!
In a healthy society, race is an incidental, culture is something interesting, and natural talent and hard work are what count. To the NPR crowd, though, it’s all about a person’s “biracial” African American-Euro American status (or, as linguistic purists should be saying) their “biracial” darkish brown-pale peachy pink status. The way in which two talents have been compressed to do service to a party’s continuing racial obsession proves more clearly than anything I’ve seen that the Democrats have had a straight-line racial continuum from the KKK crowd to the NPR crowd. When all is said and done, they are defined by (and, eventually, one hopes undone by) their unsavory racial obsessions.