It’s getting so hard to keep up! Apparently, now, if someone says Obama is “cool” they’re sending a coded racism:
[Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus] said that “a lot” of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word “cool” in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS superPAC.”
Oh, for Pete’s sake, it was just one month ago — just a bare month! — that we were being told by members of the Obama press and the folks who attend his fundraisers that Obama was ‘way cool! That “Mitt Romney isn’t cool”, like Obama, who is “hip and young and not square” because he was the definition of cool.
Now it appears the quality of his coolness is strained. Suddenly, there is a new rule for calling Obama “cool” and it’s spelled r-a-c-i-s-t.
This very confusing woman continues:
“There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren’t asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that’s the number one person they’d love to have a beer with. So, if that’s not cool I don’t know what is.
She added that “even ‘cool,’ the term ‘cool,’ could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance].”
As my Auntie Lillie would say, “for cryin’ out loud, lads, find an idea and stick with it!”
Ed Driscoll calls it The Death of the Cool.
What it takes to be cool, this month: Mama, we’re all dorks, now.