“Obama Confuses NAACP With NCAA At Medal Of Freedom Ceremony”
Some wingnut Birthers are pointing to this as yet another of Obama’s rhetorical blunders — see, for instance, Polish death camps, eg., which the White House has already explained — but what this truly shows is that in Obama, we have a President who transcends mere politics and allows his prodigious (and, some say, otherworldly) intellect to engage myriad areas of interest, such as college basketball tournaments or BCS title games, and so gives us the well-rounded, cosmopolitan statesmen we’re blessed to have working on our behalf to transform what has been a miserably unfair country stoked by greed into a bastion of government-mandated equality run on compassion.
Instead of taunting him for it, the right should recognize it as being part of his genius — the very trait that allows him to connect so effortlessly with everyday people. Who don’t bittercling.
Besides: who the fuck uses “Colored People” anymore, anyway.
The correct term, allow me to inform the NAACP, is “people of color.” And if that organization doesn’t wish to make the correction, then one can hardly blame Obama for an error that isn’t so much his fault as it is the fault of some anachronistic verbiage which his supposed gaffe has helped illuminate. And perhaps will even help correct.
Even in error He heals the culture.
Be thankful and grateful. For He errs for your (cultural) sins.