Randy Newman Croons Race Card for Obama
Not all celebrity liberals play the race card. Some sing it.
Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Randy Newman is back with a new song just in time for the election season.
The piano tune features the refrain: "I'm dreaming of a white president." It is full of satirical, sarcastic - and signature - Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white.
Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says he wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know he's serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world - and in the current presidential race. He called racism "the great issue of this country....
"I'm Dreaming" features lyrics like: "He won't be the brightest, perhaps, but he'll be the whitest, and I'll vote for that." He said as he wrote the song the lyrics "didn't come that easy."
Obama supporters have virtually nothing to say in defense of their preferred candidate. They can't crow about the economy, health care reform or the state of the Middle East.
Enter the race card, which is vague enough to be applied as needed and doesn't demand a lick of proof.