Wallflowers of White America

Go figure.

A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.

I see this and I scratch my head. Obama inherited a moribund economy, a massive deficit and two wars that were killing Americans at a terrifying pace. He’s done a good job getting the country out of that awful mess. So what makes him a bad president?

I think the blacks have brought on most of their present-day problems themselves… They’re attacking white people in the big cities and we’re supposed to put up with that kind of stuff, and like them, and say, “Well, come on into our neighborhood.” And how about the discussion of the black crime that goes on in this country?

So says a caller at C-SPAN. On the 50th anniversary of the enactment of 1964’s Civil Rights Act they asked viewers to share their thoughts on the historic legislation. And many of them did:

I think there is a war on white men in this country from liberal white women that claim there is a war against women. No country has ever created more things for the betterment of mankind’s living than the caucasian race that came from Europe and I’m sick and tired — as an octogenarian — hearing all this bad-mouthing of white people. […] I think it’s time for white men to start standing up because there’s all kinds of groups for other races. And I think it’s time for white pride.

You want to talk civil rights, but what about white pride? That’s an interesting counter-point. Perhaps C-SPAN shouldn’t insult their audience by exalting something that only black people like. What about the cotton gin? How about Limp Bizkit, pal? The show could have at least greased the viewers at the top of the hour by running a clip of Courtney Cox dancing in that Springsteen video. That always warms my heart.

I’m kind of like that last guy. The white man has done more for the black man in this country — I think the black man owes the white man a thank you.

And how about a little gratitude finally? Thank You Fred Durst. Watts? Harlem, hello?