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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bob "Beelzebub" Johnson Calls Barack Obama Bourgie

"I don't think he has that common -- what I call `I-want-to-go-out-and-have-a-drink-with-you -- touch," Bob Johnson on Barack Obama.

Hold on a second while I pick myself up off the floor. Hold on another sec I'm back on the floor laughing.Talking about pots calling kettles "BLACK!." Bob "my kinds don't watch BET" Johnson had the nervie to call Barack Obama "bourgie" ( alternate spelling bougie).

bourgie (boo'-zhee) adj. an adjective form of bourgeoisie or alternate for bourgeois (as used in Marxist analysis, rather than its French origin) usually employed in a pejorative sense. alt. spelling bougie. That new bourgie coffee shop is just full of people drinking double skinny lattes.The Urban Dictionary
Oh look, HIllary Clinton let Bob Johnson come from out of the bunker she threw him in after his wildly popular comments he made about Barack Obama doing drugs from a South Carolina pulpit back in January. He is at it again saying Obama does not have "ze common touch."

[B]illionaire businessman Bob Johnson said Monday that Sen. Barack Obama would not be his party's leading candidate if he were white. "Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial ... it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything....So Obama comes in and runs a smart campaign. But that's not the Second Coming, in my opinion, of John F. Kennedy, FDR or the world's greatest leaders." Charlotte Observer
NO seriously, how much does Johnson stand to gain if Hillary is elected, how much does he stand to lose if Obama wins because y'all know the only thing Bob Beelzebub Johnson cares about is money. The man who made his money off of being Black and Black people.

Well for those of you who have been under a rock, last week Obama was attending a swanky fund raiser in San Francisco and he went "off prompter". We have previously discussed the dangers of Obama going off script on the podcast ("Barack Obama's Church", March 20, 2008)

Well Barack went off and said that the White working class voters in Pennsylvania are "bitter" and cling to God and guns. OUCH! Well of course Hillary and McCain have pounced on that.
A couple of weeks ago, Obama talked about teenage girls being "punished with a baby". So he has some issues with word choice:

"I said people were bitter," Obama said. "People seemed to misunderstand. Yes, people are angry. If you've been filling up your gas tank, you're angry."You've got to feel some frustration. You've got to feel some anger," he said, "when you get the sense that the ...American way of life for so many people is slipping away." Source

But again, of all the people to speak about Obama being out of touch, Bob Johnson is the LAAAAST person to say a word.

Here is the deal. Obama is the Democratic nominee. Short of a miracle or the apocalypse, Clinton can't beat him in pledged delegates and the Supers are not so idiotic and stupid that they will sacrifice the party to stop John McCain. It isn't necessary considering they may very well be increasing their margin in the Senate and with the help of moderate republicans, they could keep McCain on the ropes of four years. So making lemons out of Bittergate by continuing to make sure that you alienate White rural voters and assist the Republicans in painting him as the second coming of John Kerry is helpful how? Oh yeah, it stops people from talking about that whole " you weren't really fired at on that Trip to Bosnia after all" scandal. P.S. Expect Bob Johnson to go BACK in the bunker.

What Happens When Johnson Tries to Make Money Off Of Someone Other Than Black folk

You see I've previously covered that BET was a success because it was the first and only. You can't take that away from the man, he built a business empire, but so have arms dealers, moonshine men, sex traffickers, and drug dealers (oops did I just say Bob Johnson and drug dealer in the same sentence?...He won't mind, he talks about drug dealers and Obama all the time!) Well anyway, he is having yet another problem with professional sports teams in Charlotte. Things aren't going well apparently:

Charlotte's business community has fallen short in its support of the Charlotte Bobcats, majority owner Bob Johnson said Monday, leading him to ask executives across the region to pony up more money for tickets, suites and sponsorships.

"I am absolutely concerned," Johnson told the Observer in an interview. "I am doing everything I can to make this team work, including writing a lot of checks." Charlotte Observer

Um Bob, you are a good capitalist. Isn't that what you are always saying in response to criticisms that your entertainment empire was built by glorifying B*tches, Bullets and Bling.? Capitalists and entrepreneurs can go it alone without government subsidies, set asides, or guilt money. You'll be fine, you've built businesses in the past without relying on those things...oh sorry, no you haven't. Yes, yes. Keep writing checks. while you are at it, you should buy a Major League Soccer team as well and name that team after yourself too.

A self-made billionaire who founded Black Entertainment Television network -- then became a candidate to own an NBA expansion team in Charlotte. When he went back to the same Charlotte business leaders for help with the $300 million expansion fee, he said, none would commit. That made him question if there was ever enough local ownership interest to make up the other 49 percent in the two Hornets bids. "It really wasn't the reception I thought I was going to get," he said. Source
AAAAW That hurts my heart. Don't worry y'all he is still one of Viacom's largest shareholders, he has plenty of money. Well if you think we are harsh with Johnson on THIS Blog, wait until you read what some Charlotte sports fans have to say:

First of all Johnson is not a billionaire.Second of all, Johnson also proves that a person does not need to be smart to make a lot of money.Johnson needs to stop whining about his losses. No city is going to support a losing team. He got off on the wrong foot by allowing Jordan to run his basketball operations. Just because Jordan could jump high and make players look stupid on the court does not mean that he can run a basketball team. Go ask the Wizards. They have been a decent team since Jordan was "let go". I have not given the Bobcats a dime and I will not be giving them a dime until they get their act together. One more thing - people stop making this a racial issue. Johnson just happens to be a black man who made millions of dollars with BET showing exploitive music videos. Now he is a black man who cannot make any money with an NBA team because he has allowed another black man with no success in the front office to run it. Now he has black and white fans who do not want to spend a bunch of money to watch a sorry product on the floor.
Comment from the Charlotte Observer.

Previous Posts on Bob Johnson's Obama Jabs:
Am I Going To Have to Get An "Obama" T-shirt? - Bob Johnson is Still The DeviL
YouTubers Beating the Crap Out of Bob Beelzebub Johnson
News Roundup-Clinton Obama Call for Truce- Bob Johnson STILL Thinks Black Folks and Everbody Else is STUPID!

Baracky The Movie
We aren't Obama acolytes around here, but I thought this was a hysterical YouTube. I was actually wondering if it was a neutral video until the end because it showed both of the candidates giving as good as they got.

Join Us Tomorrow (Thursdsay, April 17th) For the Podcast
This week on the podcast, (Thursday at 8:00PM CST) We will be talking about this week's campaign developments. The topic will be "Bitter-GATE". We'll talk about Hillary suddenly becoming a duck hunter, Bob Johnson's comments AND we'll also be talking about Tavis Smiley quitting the tom Joyner morning show allegedly because he has been catching fire/ hateration behind his Barack Obama comments. So Join us from 8 to 9:00 on tomorrow night on our internet radio show and podcast,The Black Women's Roundtable. You can participate as a guest by calling 646-478-4750 or join us in the chat room.