See, Barack Obama speaks to white people like this: "Hello whites, let's talk about budgets!" But he talks to black people like this: "I'm Barack from Chicago, (fist pound)." Politico is racist, for real.
I mean, we know Politico is basically a ceaseless factory of Drudge-bait concocted angles, but really. "Dog-whistle politics." This is why black people are hearing all sorts of secret things from Barack Obama that whites are totally oblivious to. Like once when Obama went to Ben's Chili Bowl? And he said "Nah, we straight?" And whites were like OMFG what was that about? But blacks knew what he meant?
A video of the exchange became an Internet hit, and there was a clear moment of recognition among many blacks, who got a kick out of their Harvard-educated president sounding, as one commenter wrote on a hip-hop site, "mad cool."
Sorry Politico, can you just clarify what "mad cool" signifies? You're losing the whites here. More secret Obama black-talk:
In January remarks about the economy, Obama made a reference to "American dreams that are being deferred," a phrase black audiences understood without a citation as black poet Langston Hughes'. First lady Michelle Obama often cites her upbringing in the "South Side of Chicago."
Who is this "Langston Hughes?" Where is this mysterious "South Side of Chicago?" As a white, I have no idea! And furthermore, what is that thing that Obama's doing with his leg—is he injured?
Beyond speech, blacks have picked up certain of Obama's mannerisms, particularly his walk, that signal authenticity. Bush had his cowboy strut, and Obama has a swagger - a rhythmic lope that says cool and confident and undeniably black.