I voted for Obama because he’s black

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has admitted that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 “because of his race.”

In an interview for “Ebony magazine’s March issue,” the Oscar-nominated screen legend says his decision to vote for Obama had nothing to do with his political beliefs.

“I voted for Barack because he was black. Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,” Jackson told the magazine. “That’s American politics, pure and simple,” he said. Obama’s message didn’t mean “shit” to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do.

“I know politicians say shit; they lie. Cuz they want to get elected.” While discussing Obama’s chances of re-election, Jackson launched into a profanity-laden rant, repeatedly using the “Nigger” word. The actor has defended his use of the charged racial epithet by saying that it was used “at home while he was growing up.”

“When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a nigger,” he said. Because what’s a “nigger?” A “nigger” is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. “Niggers” don’t have beers at the White House. “Niggers” don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call him a liar; an apparent reference to Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst during Obama’s health care address to a joint session of Congress in 2009.

A “nigger” would have stopped the meeting right there and said, “Who the “fuck” said that?” “I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years,” Jackson added, “cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.” In a separate interview with Newsweek published in January, the actor said he has mixed feelings about the President’s performance so far.

“Some days I agree with Dr. Cornel West and what he says about the President not dealing enough with the plight of the poor,” Jackson said in the Newsweek interview. “Then I think about how they won’t give him credit for anything… The President got about a week of moderate applause for capturing the most-wanted man in the world,” he said in reference to Osama bin Laden. “You ask me, he should have put that “motherfucker” on ice and defrosted his ass November 1.”

In President Obama’s first campaign for presidency in 2008, Jackson was one of many celebrities who rallied behind him, and even skipped an Oscar award ceremony specifically to campaign for the candidate. Well, at least Samuel L. Jackson is being honest how he felt voting and it may be true for the majority of black men or women who voted for Obama.

And therein lies the truth of why Obama was elected. He got the “black/minority” vote behind him and it brought out the numbers because Obama started a “fire started under their belly’s” and most people were hoping that this would be that “change that was to come to America”. A lot of people voted for Obama to prove they weren’t “racist,” now they can vote him out to prove they aren’t “idiots.”

Defending his repeated use of the racial epithet “nigger”, Jackson said it “became a part of my vocabulary when I was born.” When asked why he uses the “nigger” word, Jackson responded by saying, “Because it was used on me in my house, often . . . I know the word “nigger” as an admonishment, an endearment, a criticism and an invective. So I use it; I don’t run from it. I don’t have an issue with it or who says it. I always put it in the context of how it was used on me.”

Well alright then. The world is no stranger to Samuel L. Jackson and his profane mouth.

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