Sadly, Bernie Mac died yesterday. Very unfortunate, he was funny as hell. I've been reading stuff about him and I noticed that many articles mention his recent kerfuffle at a Democratic fundraiser in July of this year. He evidently made an off-color joke about women, sexual dysfunction, and menopause. I haven't looked at the joke itself so I can't comment on the content of the joke.
But what I find interesting is that Barack Obama's camp issued a statement denouncing what he said the very next day. About two weeks ago Obama's campaign also denounced a song Ludacris made calling Hilliary Clinton a bitch.
Why does it seem Barack Obama suddenly responsible for every comment (asinine or no) prominent black people make that is related to this election? This started with the whole Rev. Wright debacle back in February. Why is this necessary? Do people really believe that he holds these opinions or is he having to play it extremely safe in order to not scare off white voters? White voters would you associate these comments with Obama's beliefs and would this turn you off towards him? Would comments like this change your vote if you are undecided about voting for him? Would you think he agreed with these remarks if he didn't publicly denounce them?