Barack Obama won the American presidency in 2008 by securing fully 96 percent of the black votes.
In terms of sales pitch, he was selling “Jom Ubah” as his country had never had a non-white sitting in the White House before.
But despite his supposed platform of “Change, yes we can”, his victory nonetheless hinged squarely on race loyalty – black voters were thrilled to death with his candidacy – rather than any real transcendence to loftily look “beyond race”.
Even George Bush’s own Secretary of State Colin Powell – he’s Republican lah obviously – crossed the political line to endorse Obama. Well, yeah. They’re both black.
The Democrats in Amerika like to portray themselves as the most liberal of folks while at the same time branding their opponents the Republicans as kolot conservatives. Hah!
They’re merely like our Firsters who pose as liberals and scream “racist” at other people at the slightest pretext, provocation or when their airy-fairy dreamweaving is remotely challenged.
“Whatever happens on November 6th, America will emerge from this  election an extremely divided country. At present nearly two in three whites will vote for Mr Romney: and four out of five non-whites will vote for Mr Obama. The ideological divide is wider than in any recent election.” — The Economist
Another case of cyber bullying
Black actress Stacey Dash (from Alicia Silverstone’s 1990s hit movie Clueless) recently came under venomous attack for her tweet supporting Mitt Romney — “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @MittRomney @TeamRomney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney”
Among the avalanche of furious and nasty Twits who bashed Stacey, one even said: “Kill yourself, you old hag.”
In an ABC television programme discussing the vicious Twitter backlash, Whoopi Goldberg commented: “It’s because people have gotten so solidified in left and right that they’ve forgotten that there is a middle.”
Another TV personality Barbara Walters opined: “The reason she’s being attacked is because she is black, and the feeling is, black people should not be voting for Romney.” [Same lah, Chinese people cannot be anti-Guan Eng neh].
In an interview last week on CNN, cable TV showhost Piers Morgan asked Stacey: “What do you think has been the predominant factor in the fury?”
He noted that “there aren’t many actresses full stop who are Republicans”. Almost all of Hollywood (with perhaps the exceptions of Clint East and Bruce Willis) is Democrat.
Pier Morgan also noted that “some polls say there’s zero black vote” for Mitt Romney.
Responding to his question, Stacey says: “You know, I really don’t understand the fury. I don’t understand it. I don’t get it.”
The mayhem in Twitterverse that erupted all because a black woman wants to vote for the white guy reminds me of DAPsters.
They call you stupid (only uneducated Malaysians support BN, they claim), cheaply bought (with RM100 and a kain pelikat), immoral (supporter of corruption), venal and a host of other unsavoury attributes if – heaven forbid – you let on about your decision to vote BN.
Their behaviour is plain cyber thuggery.
The Twits had also screamed at Stacey Dash, “You’re CLUELESS.”
She shot back: “It’s my constitutional right to have my choice of who I want to vote for for president.”
Again, it reminds me of DAPsters who don’t recognise the right of other people to hold an opinion contrary to their own.
Do these DAPsters imagine that fencesitters, looking at DAPster behaviour, can ever be convinced that the Pakatan parties are truly democratic?