Now they’ve gone too far. “Cool” is now a racist term, according to Team Obama in (yet another) fundraising email:
“There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said in June, referring to an ad by Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads. “Even ‘cool,’ the term ‘cool,’ could in some ways be deemed racial [in this instance],” she added.
When I was growing up, cool was defined by motorcycle-riding, jukebox-meister, hot-chick-kisser Arthur Fonzarelli. AKA, Fonzie, or simply “The Fonz.” He lived in Wisconsin and was played by a nice Jewish boy, Henry Winkler. That’s about as white as it gets — and it was totally make-believe.
Please, Team Obama, just leave us that much, won’t you?