Jackson: I Voted For Barack 'Cause He's Black
Samuel L. Jackson says he voted for Obama because he's black. This sort of statement generally makes people crazy, but I don't see the problem.
I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” the actor recently told Ebony magazine.
All sorts of factors bias voting - ethnicity, geography, college affiliations... the only thing you can really be mad at SLJ for is being honest.
“That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me."
Jackson, who skipped the Oscars to campaign for Obama four years ago, expressed his disappointment in the president, complaining that “in the end, he’s a politician." "I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do," Jackson said. "I know politicians say [bleep]; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected.”
Dropping the N-word many times, Jackson added, “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [bleep]. Because, what’s a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [Bleeps] don’t have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?’
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ’cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”