She's right about a lot of it, it happened here with our new Dear Leader.
Thanks to Bruce.
How do you argue with someone who says that, as only 10% of the US population is black and the percentage of them who voted could never give Obama the win he received, it's obvious that he wasn't elected because he was black... because white people wouldn't vote for him because he's black.
Bugger me. They're still calling him the bloody messiah! He's gonna save America. Why does this adoration and adulation make me feel very, very nervous about his election?
I can only wait and see if Obama is up to the job. I hope that the Republicans widely publicised their policies... judging by similarity of the performance to Dear Leader here in Aus and the way he was thrust into the "top job", he'll need to have something concrete to back up the hype. Good policies would be an excellent start.
I wonder when he'll have his summit?
Bugger me again, the Mayor of Palm Island has said he doubts an aboriginal will be elected PM of Aus. They've erected a US flag in honour of Obama's election.
WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.
Ok. The reason an aboriginal would not currently be elected to be PM of Aus is, well, there's lots...
1. lack of education - it's all very good to learn to speak your local aboriginal language at school as your first language, but if you can't understand and communicate in English you're unemployable and you won't get anywhere (there are approximately 1,000 aboriginal languages);
2. many of them are too busy pissing and moaning about how hard their lives are and how hard done by they are by whitefellas to get up off their arses and help themselves. You don't get anywhere playing the victim card*
3. so many more reasons why, and they're nothing to do with the race - if someone came along who could do the job and not pull the race trump**, perhaps it could happen.
It won't happen. Not because of the "racism" of Australians, but because of the quality of the material.
Check out many of the African countries and how well they're run by their own people after the colonial/white governments fell.
* Oh wait, worked for Obama... the parking valet story?
** Oh wait, worked for Obama....
Arrgh. ABC Mornings with Madonna King, who asks the amazing poingient question:
"Where were you when the history making announcement of the winner of the US presidential election was made yesterday?"please, please, please. Give it a rest!