Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chill Out, Dems

If you’re a Democrat and you’re still buying the argument that John McCain could still pull off winning this election, you need to check out what Ta-Nehisi Coates has to say.

OK, I’m tired of this. Someone–who shall remain nameless–just asked me if I was “nervous” about Obama. FTDS. I don’t believe in black cats. I don’t toss salt over my shoulder. I step under ladders whenever the mood strikes me. I break mirrors in my spare time. I’ve made a hobby out of splitting poles. Thirteen is my favorite number. So fuck it, I’m gonna say it–Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.

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Folks, we are watching a revoloution [sic]. I’m talking about the technology, the GOTV effort, the historic numbers for black voters, a sick, sick edge among young voters. Are we going to spend the next days trying to concoct exotic scenarios in which the dastardly Republicans steal this one? Are black folks going to sit around wondering if white people will revert back to their Yacubic nature? Or are we going to start thinking about the change taking place right before our eyes, and what it means for our agenda? What will we do? I’m not asking for self-congratulation–just some self-confidence.

Word.