Pretending to be Black?

Pretending to be Black? November 19, 2013

Did you see this crazy story about a white candidate who pretended to be black?

Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district that is predominantly composed of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilson’s direct mail campaign included a flier with smiling black faces he says he found on the Internet. “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson,” the accompanying text read.

In another flier, the text said he had been endorsed by Ron Wilson, a popular black former state representative. But the Ron Wilson who endorsed him was Dave’s cousin Ron, not the ex-lawmaker.

“He’s a nice cousin,” Wilson told the network, chuckling. “We played baseball in high school together.”

Nevermind his cousin lives in Bloomfield, Iowa, about 940 miles from Houston.

I think what Wilson was trying to prove was that it’s really hard for some voters to get past the race issue.

It made me think of this Saturday Night Live routine that poked fun at how difficult it would be for President Obama to lose the support of his black supporters.  It’s pretty funny!

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  • 1MiddleRoader

    “I think what Wilson was trying to prove was that it’s really hard for some voters to get past the race issue.”
    I think he was just trying to win, but in any case, aren’t you kinda sorta supporting Oprah’s view that racism does play a part in politics?
    Race aside, Wilson’s tactics may technically be legal, but they were misleading and unethical, in my opinion.
    But my real question is since when do folks send out flyers for seats on a Community College Board? Maybe it’s a regional thing…
    But the SNL skit was funny.

    • TrueBlue

      The SNL skit was hilarious! Not sure if they were poking fun at the fact that blacks won’t ever abandon BHO, or if they’re advancing the opinion that no one else has yet measured up. Anyway, I suppose it’s open to interpretation. At least we can all agree that it’s funny!

  • $70129662

    Bristol, not even you can make me watch SNL. 🙂

    • $70129662

      Gutter humor is not my thing, that is why.

      Like all low information voters, you probably believe Sarah said she can see Russia from her house, only she did not say that.

      • Guest

        No she just did not know what magazine she read, or any, or any book for that matter. Perhaps it’s why she needs a ghost writer.

        • otlset

          As I recall she said to the perky liberal questioner (angling hard for a ‘gotcha’ moment) finally got this soundbite out of hours of interview time edited out and not shown: “reads them all”, meaning of course at the time that she was very busy being governor and busy mom and wife, what magazines and other written matter, (mainly germane to her duties as Alaska governor at the time one would think) when time allowed she would read. I can fully understand her not at the time being a devoted full-time reader of any periodical or newspaper (other than ‘local’ Alaskan newspapers), as if she had all the time in the world.

          So time to upchuck that meme once and for all.

        • $70129662

          From Obama’s lips:

          “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” — Obama on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.

          “.. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” –confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

          “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument,
          Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

          Obama thinks Europe is a developing country…
          “And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular..”

          etc. etc. etc.

          • otlset

            Idiotic gaffe after gaffe that the propagandist lamestream media just lets slide by — no wonder Itarion among others seem to have no idea what a royal screw-up Obama really is.

          • Itarion

            Hey, not cool.

            Also, he can’t be royal, we did away with the whole royalty business centuries ago.

      • Itarion

        Funnily enough, the exact quote “I can see Russia from my house” originated on…. SNL. No wonder you hate them.

    • otlset

      No, but I hear those who live in the 57th state can!

      • Itarion
        • otlset

          No, and you know exactly what I mean — just a reference to one of Obama’s way-numerous gaffes and misstatements. 57th state indeed.

          • Itarion

            Oh, you mean Kenya. Look, he released his damn birth certificate, get over it.

          • otlset

            Boy, your efforts at twisting and obfuscating the subject are getting worse!

          • Itarion

            I don’t obfuscate. I either speak meaningfully, or dick about. This is me dicking about.

            What the hell is the 57th state? Who knows. However, Georgia is either a state, or a place you can see Russia from. That’s wordplay.

            Kenya is a reference to the birther movement. Presumably you are a member?

            Don’t get mad at me making fun of you making fun of Sarah Palin and… something else [you say Obama, but I don’t see it].

          • otlset

            The problem is the news sources, likely all lib propaganda outfits, are not giving you all the news you need to have so you can keep up with the conversation. Obama gaffes that he visited all ’57 states’


          • Itarion

            Hmm… yep. He dicked that up hard. Can’t even argue with that.

            My apologies for missing your reference above, I hadn’t seen this. Don’t blame the lamestream media, though; I just don’t watch much domestic news.

          • PaMaDu

            So? He’s human, or isn’t he allowed to be that either? He was also on the road campaigning… You people including your ilk, jump on him for every little thing, much like piranha…

  • $70129662

    If the poster called “Mom” is reading here, thank you for the message you left me three months ago! I just found it today, divinely orchestrated for me to find it today, since I never go back into the archives here at Bristol’s blog, for some reason I did it today, and the first thread I found was where you left me the message! I hope you are doing great and I was really blessed by all your posts. Perhaps you needed to know today, the Lord used you – to bless me!

  • Lindsay

    Yes, that is exactly what Saturday Night Live is, and has always been-Funny! When they make fun of Barack Obama it is Funny. When they make fun of Bill Clinton, either George Bush, or Nancy Pelosi it is Funny! When they make fun of Sarah Palin it is Funny. I don’t get why some Palin supporters got so outraged by her being made fun of on the show. That is what they do. Thank you, Bristol, for reminding us that SNL makes fun of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

  • I just shows that some people..actually, a LOT of people…will vote for someone as long as he’s the right skin color.

  • David

    Looks like Wilson has learned a lot from watching Democrats run for Office … Democrats will do just about anything to win an Election.
    It has been a while since I have watched SNL … they are pretty funny … I will start watching them again.

    • Guest

      Yes tell the truth, respect woman and minorities. Be mature and basically don’t be a republican

      • otlset

        Ooops, that last meme must have given you gas! You gotta chew more thoroughly before swallowing those large DNC-strength ones.

  • TksABunchJohn

    “I think what Wilson was trying to prove was that it’s really hard for some voters to get past the race issue.”

    Wow. Um, no. He was trying to cheat, to win at any cost. Sort of like when your mom ran for mayor and in flyers intimated that her opponent was Jewish. Or in 2008 when she said Obama was “Pallin’ around with terrorists”. You don’t run for office to prove some point.

    You should stop playing the race card. You are woefully bad at it.

    • otlset

      “Wow. Um, no. He was trying to cheat, to win at any cost.”

      Well now…

      “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.” — Barack Obama

      “Obama wins a historic second term!!!” Lying and cheating all the way to the White House. Thanks a bunch John.

      • Itarion

        Well, now, there’s a difference between misrepresenting the extent to which something is true, and outright lying. See, most people do get to keep their plan. I do not think that Dave Wilson is mostly black.

        • otlset

          He lied.

          And you are naive to accept the latest in a string of lies spun out by this most corrupt administration (“most people do get to keep their plan”)…

          Yessir, it’s a hard rain’s a gonna fall.

          • Itarion

            An analysis of Obamacare by a conservative [read: Republican] think tank saying that Obamacare is going to cause issues? Really, I never would have suspected that that would ever happen. As of yet, most people have gotten to keep their plan. And you’ll notice that they say that it is small businesses – defined as 50 employees or less – that will be affected. Then we pull up your other article, which is about a not-small business owner.

            two stores to the 60 that we had.

            60 stores. I’ve worked in a pizza store. 60 stores is in the hundreds of employees, probably between 300 and 400.

            But it’s the added on regulations, it’s the added things that are constantly being thrown at us. And as a small business person that wants to keep going, it is really, really hard to do that.

            Emphasis mine.
            Fuck that. You have 300+ employees with 50+ locations. You are not a fucking small business owner.

            Guess what. Everyone lies. I fucking know that. The important question isn’t “are they?” The important questions are “how much?” and “why?”. When the answers are “all the lies” and “personal gain,” I have a bit of a problem. When the answers are “some distortion” and “to help a lot of people,” well, it’s unnerving, but immeasurably better than the alternative.

          • otlset

            More will be dumped, you’ll see.

            “…and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard rain’s a gonna fall.”
            — Dylan

          • Itarion

            I do not know why you insist that I am merely a Democratic patsy. I freely and readily admit that he often takes wrong steps. What I am against is your insistence that he can do absolutely nothing right, which doesn’t really do anything for anyone.

            Unrelated, but interesting, and I thought you might like this video. It suggests that everyone should take a long view, and limit their leaders, even if they like their intents. See here:

            [you may need to replace Obama with Bush for it to apply to you, but most of the message remains intact. It’s an unfortunate consequence of when the video was produced.]

      • Guest

        He did not cheat or lie, the republicans have no one America is interested in that’s all, face it the republicans are on the outs, the emerging political landscape has no need for them, perhaps it’s why all there actions are punitive in nature now.

        • otlset

          Get your low-info head outta the sand. He lied.

          • Johnny Blackwelder

            Please provide proof that he lied. He never claimed to be black. Not once did he. This proves that racist blacks vote skin color.

            Still waiting on that proof.

        • Rick

          What planet are you on?

    • ghetto rats

      Cheat? How so? How wrong is it he was voted for by blacks merely because they.thought he was black? Racist much?

  • RevvvKare

    Bristol, do you know why I admire you? You admit you’re human. There’s no facade or pretension. You had your son and you chose to take responsibility and become an adult. You got a job; one it seems you enjoy. You’re continuing education to open your horizons on that front. Your son is a loving little man who clearly receives more than his share of cuddles and nurturing. In the beginning, you were publicly silent on how disgusting your ex was and how lost he was. You kept your nose to the grindstone when he left Alaska to pursue empty things off your familys name. I think if I had been you, I could not have kept my mouth then. You’ve been lied about more than most people in the world, you’ve been attacked for no reason. The thing that sets you apart, you have an amazing family. The closeness is palpable. And then again, there’s no pretension or facade. You are all normal people with human frailties. The more your mom is lied about or attacked the stronger you become as a unit.

    That is commendable. I hope in the future you can learn to trust and work with Tripp’s father and he can share in the amazing childrearing of such a great boy. He’s so sweet and cute with his cousin and Trig. They will be best friends forever. And Trust will come as far as his father goes. You’re a great woman.

  • Kathy Guymond

    Did he win ? Unless I missed it, it didnt say.

    • Patrick Fallon

      yes he cleaned up

  • Kristy Patullo

    I don’t know, I don’t really see the humor in that SNL skit. It’s pretty sad,
    really. The story about the candidate pretending to be black is pretty funny.
    That’s pretty insane.

  • Johnny Blackwelder

    He never actually claimed to be black. He just never said one way or the other. Proves blacks vote skin color. Now how racist is that. They knew nothing about him at all yet he won the election. LMAO jokes on them.

  • rsoski

    What’s worse …pretending to be black or pretending to not be a communist.