Ran into our local racist political commentator and his anti-Obama pick-up truck on Saturday. I was having lunch with my buddy Matt. We were both having the tostada plate.
The local racist walked up to our table and I stuck out my hand, hoping to catch him off-guard, so that we could finish our lunch and then verbally lash him. No such luck. He refused my extended hand and called me "Obama". I asked him what he meant (I knew exactly what he meant). He went on to ramble about "being like Obama". I told him that I was honored to be compared to President Obama and "thank you". He then asked me if I was ok being compared to Obama. I said, "You mean because he's black?" He said, "Yeah he's a n-word." I expressed my incredulity that he would use that word in a restaurant full of people. He went on to say that he uses the n-word all the time and that, "There are black people and there are n-words and Obama is a n-word."
Well, it just got worse and Matt and I requested to-go boxes for our food and tried to leave. He followed us to the parking lot where he continued his pitiful abusive racist rant. He explained to us that he and his wife are attorneys and owners of significant property and that many educated folks like him agree with him and that he talks with people about "niggers" all the time in Houston. He then told Matt that he could no longer talk to him because Matt had bad teeth and left.
This dude is so very lucky that he wasn't talking with us ten years ago. I'm 6'3' tall and 230 pounds. Matt is 6'3" tall and around 240 pounds. I've done manual labor my entire life. Although Matt is a musician; he's a big musician who enjoys manual labor. Neither one of us has a violent nature. I wasn't as circumspect in my youth. I'm not saying that we would have beaten him. We would have scooped up the little twerp, pulled his pants down around his knees, pinched him, filled his britches with sweet tea and maybe have put gum in his hair. We would have had a blast with the racist. However, at fifty-five and sixty-three, with bad knees and backs, I think it's best we simply organize.
We are going to start an organization called, "Big Hippies For Obama." It appears that most anti-Obama organizations have a macho bent. Hank Williams Jr. and the "Cat Scratch Fever" guy, I can't remember his name, are going to be our foils, inspiration and antonyms. If anyone out there is interested -- let me know.
P.S. We also have had interest in our, possible, other organization, "People That Look Like Muslims For Obama."