Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Clinton as Rocky=Root for me to defeat a black man!

Am I the only person who feels that Clinton's "Rocky" analogy is racially tinged? The original Rocky is all about a white, working-class underdog who fights against a favored black man. We're supposed to root for Rocky because he's an underdog and he never quits, but the subtext is always there: we're supposed to root for Rocky because he's standing up for all of us white folks.

the white hero is paired up against a "motor-mouthed African-American punk who shows no respect for America." According to Queenan, the film said "exactly what White America wanted to hear: They're gifted but we work harder."

So, Senator Clinton, you're like Rocky? You're going to take down the Black Man? How quaint and progressive.