Samuel L. Jackson Voted For Obama "Because He's Black"

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Samuel L. Jackson is making news for some candid remarks about President Barack Obama and why he supported him in 2008. What did the actor say exactly?

That he pulled the lever for Obama because of his race.

In an interview with Ebony, Jackson said, "I voted for Barack because he's black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people, because they look like them ... That's American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn't mean [bleep] to me."

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Jackson then went on to drop the n-word many times discussing Obama, telling the magazine, "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a [bleep]."

"Because ... what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar," he said, referring to Joe Wilson's famous outburst.

"A [bleep] would've stopped right there and said, ‘Who the f--k said that?' I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected."

There you go. The only thing missing is a Snakes on a Plane reference.

Provocative word choice aside, Jackson's point appears to be that some people vote based on race, and that Obama won because while he is black, he does not fit negative African-American stereotypes. For more on the subject, see Rock, Chris.

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Miley-fakes

the states are built on black ppls labor - so why no vote for obama?

Tequila911

Funny how you'd think its 2012 and times have changed..look at all ur comments, granted Jackson's comments are ignorant but most of you are no better, stooping to his level.

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damn Obama and damn Jackson! racist as people- both of them. get a new president!

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MOST BLACKS PROBABLY VOTED FOR OBAMA, BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. BETWEEN THAT MORON, PALIN, AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED POST, MCCAIN DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE. NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT OBAMA IS A TERRIBLE PRESIDENT. THE ULTRA CONSERVATIVES, CALL ROMNEY, OBAMA LIGHT. HOWEVER, MITT KNOWS HOW TO TURN AMERICA'S ECONOMY AROUND. HE'S THE ONLY ONE FOR THE JOB.

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I'm a Libertarian white guy who worked for, donated and voted for Barack Obama precisely because he is black. And I'm proud of it. African-Americans needed to hear that this country has evolved and race was no longer relevant. After Obama was elected I saw an enormous sense of pride in the black community. Dr. King's dream was becoming reality even if less than perfect. I'm voting for Ron Paul this time around. In those infamous words of G. W. Bush, " Mission accomplished".

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I did not vote for Obama, not because he was black, it was what he preach while running for President. He made so many promise that would have been a miracle in it self. Why do we need a bigger and stronger police force than our military. The FBI, CIA has done a wonderful job all these years.
Now it has come to pass that he has disrespect of the Constitution.

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I did not vote for Obama becaude he was a he was black. It was what he was going to do and promise free stuff with a civilian police force bigger than our military. To me that is a take over of our freedom. Now it is coming to pass that he has disrespect the constitution.

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Almost every US President has been a Christian, including Bush(s) and Obama.

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How is this any different than the idiots who said they voted for Bush b/c he was Christian?

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Mr. Jackson, due respect, but I don't think the percentage of blacks in America can vote any black person in office. The actual fact is that if any one can profer solutons to peoples challenges, he/she will be voted for. Having the right kind of team to actualize the lofty ideas is another matter all together.

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