You Gotta Be Crazy to Run for President!




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Why does Bill Clinton refer to himself as the first black president? If I were black, I’d resent having a sexual deviate calling himself our president.


Playing the sax doesn’t make you black.  It makes you the high school kid who played church league basketball and wasn’t good enough to be on the football team. It makes you the young man who tries to use music to get pussy.


In an effort to appeal to blacks Clinton said, “you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100%, 100% from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”


Bill doesn’t care about reality.  He wants to make all people part black the way he wants to pretend that his taking advantage of young interns is not a form of rape. He is about as close to reality as his wife’s assistant’s, Huma Abedin’s, husband, Weiner, when he is sexting and imagines that he is in a relationship with a girl on Facebook.


Clinton is a joke.  I am white.  But I am far closer to black than he is.  Not that I’d want to be black.  I am happy with who I am.


About fifteen years ago I was walking down the street with two of my black friends from my rap group, The Lost Trybe of Hip-hop.  I really did have black friends.  I’m not sure that Clinton did in a soulful, not phony way.


An old man walked by and my friend Jean said, “You know, it’s funny.  That old white guy was probably afraid of Sean and me yet you’re the rapper, the professional boxer and the guy who was in jail.”


I suppose I was the real thing.  Not the best part of the black race but the cliché. Not that I would insult the blacks by pretending I was one of them. I am what I am, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.


Bill Clinton is surprised at how well Obama has done despite congress trying to stop him from changing things.  Well, whatever changes he’s done have been disastrous.  He has had too much support rather than too little.


I didn’t vote for him but the only thing that tempted me to was that he was black.  Still, I could see past his inexperience and soapy speeches.


Although I am more in the black ethos than Clinton, I remember that I am white, and I wouldn’t be bigoted enough to vote for a man like Obama just because he is black.


What was all this that Obama hid his grades?  He might be a dummy.  My index was 3.78. Not that I want to run for President.  It is a huckster’s job where you are selling favors for votes.  It’s like a used car salesman.  It’s an intellectually lowly job.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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