The Best Sentiment On The New President Elect Came From, Wait....Michael Irvin?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

There something about Obama that brings out great things in people. A while back it was an eloquent speech from Emmitt Smith, and now Michael Irvin is the one putting things into perspective. The former ESPN analyst was on Mike and Mike this morning and he had the following to say about last night. Via Fanhouse....

"What a historical moment that was last night. ... From an African-American standpoint, I watched my people -- watched my people -- celebrate the not guilty verdict of O.J. Simpson. They were so hungry for a victory of some kind that they celebrated -- we celebrated -- the verdict of O.J. And I was thinking to myself, 'Two people are dead. Two people are dead' Now, I'm not talking about my people, I'm explaining them here. They were just so hungry to say 'We have a victory.' And I cringe when I even think about that.

"But last night I watched a celebration. A real celebration. A real celebration, and it was a celebration for everybody, and everybody celebrated, and they kept showing this shot, and I was watching, of this little black girl and this little white girl, just sitting there crying together, and I thought, wow. I thought about Martin Luther King and his 'I Have a Dream' speech, and I thought about him saying, black kids and white kids playing together. ...

"Last night we removed all differences and became just one, and I thought that was a beautiful thing. It was just a beautiful thing. I stood here with my kids, we watched it and we cried and we prayed."
Well how about that? I don't care what your political background is, but that was just beautifully put. You can only hope that this pride and overall good feeling continues.

Just for the heck of it....let's go back and watch that Emmitt speech again....



Michael Irvin's Eloquent Expression of Pride in Election of Barack Obama (Fanhouse)

17 Comments:

That was quite eloquent considering the mouth that it was coming out of.

GMoney said...
Nov 5, 2008, 12:08:00 PM  

Elegantly racialist. The pride and the celebrations all come from a tribalist sentiment, yet whites are not allowed to think in terms of their own race. Let's all celebrate yet another chapter in the ever-steady march of white displacement. Much more to come, white people!

Prepare for many more tears shed in the future, though they will be tears not of joy but sorrow.

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2008, 12:14:00 PM  

Because I have begun to think in terms of "MY People," just like Mike here does, because it is only fair, no?

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

To anon #1 & #2,

Don't hate the players, hate the game. Doesn't take much in the way of guts to remain anonymous. Whiny little bitches.

des said...
Nov 5, 2008, 12:26:00 PM  

there is a guy at Harvard named Charles Ogletree who has great pull and authority.

He said it's not over...we all know it's not over.

You expect me to believe that Barry won't be playing any goddamn race card when put into a tough position?

Please.

This is the climax, or at least one of them, of the race pimps of the radical left.

Good for people with dark skin to feel good.

When do the Chinese get their turn? Italians? Koreans?

Hollywood Wags said...
Nov 5, 2008, 12:39:00 PM  

As the person with the whitest skin tone in the world, let me just say that this depresses me. I'm not sure why the Internet is so racist, but I guess there's nothing you can really do to change that.

Nov 5, 2008, 1:01:00 PM  

It is pretty depressing that the anonimity of the internet allows many to show their true colors when it comes to racism.

However, deep down, it's simply nice to know that that type of thought, that mind and that way of thinking is more or less in the minority rather than the majority like it once was.

You also have to consider many are simply bitter about the results. I for one am very proud of what happened, and i'm interested in seeing how the next four years unfolds.

Jeff said...
Nov 5, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

It's not the internet, Brian, it's the people on the internet.

Although I'm fairly certain that my router is an anti-semite

Nov 5, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

Now that's funny.

Nov 5, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

To all of the racists:

When you're people were enslaved for thousands of years, come back and talk to me about fairness.

Kris said...
Nov 5, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

As one anon to two others...get a life you pathetic tools.

If you can't realize the experience of African Americans in our society has been difficult and that this is a special historical moment then you need to get off the internet and start being a human being. Seriously. Stand up and be a man, not a whining little shit for brains racist douche nozzle twinkle toes cock sucker like you seem to be here.

I'm out.

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

To commenter Kris:
You were never enslaved either, so can you please refrain from posting offensive comments in the future. All people alive today had nothing to do with slavery, so
to bring that up is just plain dumb,ignorant, racist, and offensive.

Regarding the first 2 anonymous posters: They are absolutely correct. The celebrations of so many in the black community was centered solely on the basis of the presidential candidate's race and that is discriminatory. How is it not racism when such a large percentage of black voters would not even consider voting for McCain based on his skin color? I can guarantee you that when the next Caucasian U.S. president is elected, people in the Caucasian community will not be celebrating in the streets and partying because of the man's skin color. Most Caucasians today are not hung up on race. We heeded Dr. Martin Luther King's advice and stopped taking note of skin color a while ago. Too bad much of the black community has not followed suit as they remain race-centric in their views.

I am using an anonymous identity because I do not have a username.

-Anthony Gansey

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

First of all, Obama's mom is caucausian. He is biologically just as much white as he is black.

It is sad that this has to be about race. Period. Whether it's celebration that a black man got elected or hatred that a black man got elected? And no, I don't think Obama will play the race card as president. The only reason he had to bring it up in this campaign was because Reverend Wright forced the situation and he had to address it.

JFein said...
Nov 5, 2008, 11:54:00 PM  

I understand Irvin's statements. I just kind of find it funny that he's talking about two little girls sitting together. Maybe someday those little girls will actually have someone like them as President, huh, Michael? There was a woman running for President this year. An African-American woman, at that. Funny how her "people" didn't have much to say about her.
I don't have much use for either dominant political party. While I despise McCain, I'm not seeing Obama as a savior, or even a big change. After all, he's just another man who graduated from an Ivy League school and got elected president with the help of his rich backers. Not much different than the all those rich men who came before him, now is he?

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2008, 5:17:00 AM  

jfein....TELL OBAMA HOW WHIE HE IS WHEN HE WAS GETTING CALLED NIGGER HIS WHOLE LIFE. HES BLACK WITH A BLACK WIFE BLACK KIDS AND BLACK NAME. NO ONE SAYS O HES HALF WHITE. NO SHIT. AND REV WRIGHT WAS CORRECT. WHITE PEOPLE ARE FULL OF SHIT AND ASSHOLES. BUT AT LEAST THEIR BOTE PUT OBAMA OVER THE TOP. SO THANKS WHITE PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2008, 8:56:00 AM  

Probably called a n***** more by his black friends than random racist whites. lol silly apologists.

Anonymous said...
Nov 6, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

First off i don't know where you went to school but america's only 233 years old and slavery here under the american flag only lasted 80 or so years not thousands you fuck nut.Oh yeah my people were slaves to the british for about 800 years and then we were slaves to new america born into servitude and i'm fucking irish so piss off you racist so called african americans who were sold by your own people for trinkets,you were already slaves before any brit ever invaded your land cause it wasn't your land your nieghbors killed your warriors raped your women and kept a few for slaves then sold ya

dave said...
Oct 13, 2009, 2:43:00 AM  

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