A joke long shared in the African American community is, if there was ever a Black president he would be shot before he took office. Its a joke founded in truth, other African American have tossed their names into the Democratic hat as presidential hopefuls but until now there has never been an politician like Barack Obama whose popularity and decision to run for president makes him a true threat to both Republicans and Democrats.
To which we say, Brotha Obama "Watch your back" because here comes the Haters
On the January 24 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Rush Limbaugh referred to Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and actress Halle Berry as "Halfrican American[s]," stating that "Barack Obama has picked up another endorsement: Halfrican American actress Halle Berry." Limbaugh then said: " 'As a Halfrican American, I am honored to have Ms. Berry's support, as well as the support of other Halfrican Americans,' Obama said." Limbaugh then conceded that Obama "didn't say it."
Obama "is the son of a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya." As Media Matters for America has noted, conservative talk radio host Brian Sussman has also characterized Obama as a "Halfrican." Sussman later issued an apology on his website, describing his comments about Obama as "insensitive."
From the January 24 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: Hey, Barack Obama has picked up another endorsement: Halfrican American actress Halle Berry. "As a Halfrican American, I am honored to have Ms. Berry's support, as well as the support of other Halfrican Americans," Obama said.
He didn't say it, but -- anyway, there are those out there -- greetings.