Wack That Johnson, Bob! – Bob Johnson on Barack Obama

"To me, as an African American, I am frankly insulted the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues — when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in his book — when they have been involved,"

Lemme guess… you wanted to say "drugs"?

Can someone please tell me why this guy is even on the mic? Or better yet, why should we care?

Yes, folks. He’s a black billionaire. But at the same time, he’s not a reasonable one. After all, he’s the founder of BET, a network that portrays blacks in a very negative light.

Barack Obama is (almost) everything Bob Johnson is not. And for the Clintons to pull this card out is quite frankly disturbing, to say the least (I can say something else, but it’s only January).

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  • Ian

    Didn’t Bill do drugs back in the day? That’s just petty

  • Raible

    You have a situation where one man admits his past in college (smoking marijuana) and another man who does not have the courage to admit it (Bill Clinton’s famous, I smoke marijuana but I didn’t inhale).

    One man confronts his past head-on, the other runs away from it. One man has proven to lie to us, point blank (I did not have sex with Monica Lewinsky), the other admits his mistakes and moves on.

    The “race” card was not played by Obama, all he said he was Hillary’s statements about MLK were “ill-advised”, meaning they were not a prudent thing to say, because the media will run with it, and turn it into a race war.

    The media (including BET) like race wars. They boost ratings, they sensationalize the news, and make it easier for all of us to harbor our prejudices.

    Billionaires like status-quo, they fear real change. Change means their businesses will have to adapt, and that hurts the bottom line.

    What is not mentioned here, is the Clintons asked Bob Johnson to speak, and love to cast this illustion that the they are victims, and are being hurt by vicious attacks from Obama.

    The Clintons are the establishment, they’ve been connected to the political apparatus of this country for three decades. Barack Obama is a newcomer, to suggest he is bullying the Clintons, and taking advantage of them is the most ridiculous lie I’ve heard in years.