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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And there are MILLIONS more just like Jackson!!!


I'm sure some voted for him bc he's black. I'm equally sure that some did not vote for him bc he's black. The rest of us thinking ppl vote on issues that we feel are important. Race will always be an issue for a small percentage of ppl. Always. the rest of us are tired of hearing about it. If Obama had done more to improve the economy and create jobs then we'd all vote for him again regardless of whether he was black, white or purple.


Why didn't he just say "I'm ignorant!" Could gave saved himself a couple of breaths. Truth be told I know a lot of white men/women that voted for Obama and he doesn't look like any of them. Truth is millions of white ppl voted for him. He wouldn't be president if they hadn't. Now, whether or not they vote for him again is a different story, but I'm sure the way he looks did not suddenly become the issue.


Finally, some people are admitting to the real naked truth of why the voted for Obama. Truth will out.


It is apparent that Jackson is past his prime. to think that if you are white & will not be called prejudice is the thinking of a fool. Jackson's medication is clearly off. he along with Morgan freeman should be grateful to the many whites who supported their career. had it not been they would have nevr had one at all.


Sad commentary by Mr Jackson. He has behaved as a racist and if you call this guts/honesty etc you are just as racist. Playing the race card, how lame and mutant.


What the hell does sex scandals have to do with this? Idiot. I'm so sick of of the complaining ..if whites had a WET TV channel (white entertainment ) or white enterprise magazine y'all would boycott so shut the F. Up and get over yourselves. You were not the only people to be sold (FYI YOUR OWN RACE) into slavery.


Finally! A Black or Nigger as Jackson would say has told the truth about his intentions! Maybe this is the Progress Obama was talking about! 97% of Blacks voted for Obama in 08 all the while you couldn't find 3 Blacks in a room that could agree on anything. Racism? 17% of this Country is Black which means that in itself is not enough to vote anyone in! Where in the Hell did the Obama votes come from- I wonder! Celebrites have this perfect timing to unveil their true colors. Its called ACTING- before they show it! ! Of course after they have made their millions- do they show this. All the while these "Racist" Republicans have supported them at the Box Office. I doubt many boys from " The Hood" show up at a Sean Penn Flick' Correction- We use to support them. White People you really need to wake up. Seriously - your ignorance is showing. Obama's entire unwritten message by Summer will be- If you don't vote for Obama then you are a Racist!


you mean to tell me that, if for all of your voting life you only had the choice to vote for one black person or another black person and FINALLY you got the choice to vote for a white person of your own political party, that you would not?


We need a president that can get the job done! 3 years...nada. We need a change. White, black or yellow, we need a president, not a performer.