During Keith’s appearance on the July 30 broadcast of Beck’s show, he Toby Keith said “I think the black people would say he [Obama] don’t talk, act or carry himself as a black person.”
“What does that even mean?” the audibly shocked Beck replied.
“Well, I don’t know what that means,” Keith drawled, “but I think that that’s what they would say. Even though the black society would pull for him I still think that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason he is in [the general election] is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian.”
Doesn’t act like a black person? Doesn’t carry himself as a black person? Black Society? Talks, acts, and carries himself like a caucasian? What in the world does that mean? (strange that Beck and I have the same question) That Senator Barack Obama fulfills stereotypical caucasian behavior but not stereotypical African American behavior and what exactly are those behaviors? Could we actually get past what we expect people to be by their appearence and actually see them for their character, their choices (both wise and foolish), and their accomplishments? Not that I know much about Mr. Toby Keith, but why would he say such things? If he is an avid supporter of Senator John McCain couldn’t he say something to the effect of, ” I applaud Senator McCain’s constant pressure on the Burmese government ? Or I’m completely for a gas tax holiday, you wouldn’t believe how expensive it is to fill the tank of a tour bus?” Or even better, actually disagreed with Senator Obama for a real issue, such as saying, “I think its foolish to try and create more protections against food borne illnesses, those illnesses make our immune systems stronger and he wants to make us weaker and thats un-American” (I’m not certain Mr. Keith would say that, but it’s just an example of the latest bill sponsored by Senator Obama and what I could come up with on short notice) Didn’t he know one wise person that chided him, to not ‘judge a book by its cover’?