We are entering Day Three of the Democratic National Convention.
Although Thursday will feature Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden giving his finale speech, tonight is the Blackest DNC speech night ever.
Featured speakers are former first African American President Barack Obama and current first African American female Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris.
It follows days of a Joe Biden confidence fest that has seen former first African American First Lady Michelle Obama excoriate Trump, while praising the virtues of Joe Biden.
Former first African American Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is very subtly Republican, did a not so subtle thing of endorsing Biden at the virtual DNC for the world to see.
Yeah, that rhymed.
But for Trump’s MAGA faithful Republican base, you know, the ones that are fully co-opted to believe anything he says and does, the Convention has already been an affront to their white fragility.
From the virtual (pun intended) United Nations feel of America that the DNC has showcased via an intricately woven Zoom call network, Joe Biden’s America looks Black and Brown as hell.
Who thought it was a good idea for either Clinton to speak at the DNC this year?
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) August 19, 2020
Its also an LGBTQ world where many prominent Democratic delegates and regional political seat holders are multi-racial and proud of their chosen sexual identity.
However, nothing will infuriate Trump’s base more than watching two astute, intelligent, and supremely confident Black leaders, from immigrant parents, deliver speeches affirming their value to America while degrading Trump’s on the world stage.
Make America Great Again was always code for “Make America White Again” and that divisive language has never fit well in a nation built on the premise of unified diversity.
Still, his espousal of hatred towards anyone non-white and non-elite has seemingly backfired on the moderate Republicans and liberals that chose him over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Now those Republicans like former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and former Ohio Governor John Kasich are so disgusted by Trump’s de-evolution of their party that they are actually stumping for Biden.
But Barack Obama, who will always be the reminder that Black Excellence trumps privilege, is comfortable in his newfound secret weapon role. Biden was his number two and unlike Jay-Z’s verse to Ma$e, “look at your own videos, you’ll always be number two,” Biden is in the number one slot with the heavy co-sign from a former number one.
I can’t help but see Barack Obama on his Puffy “take that, take that” shimmy as he lays out plainly and eloquently, in his Hawaii meets Chicagoan measured voice, why Trump is trash and Biden is the bag.
But more than anything, Kamala Harris making her case for the Biden-Harris ticket to restore America’s grace will be the dagger that hits home the most. For Trump, women are bed wenches and he would love nothing more than to deflate Kamala’s potential by minimizing her.
He’s already started by validating the eponymous position of law professor John C. Eastman that Kamala Harris is an anchor baby and possibly not even a citizen.
Sound familiar? Yes, Trump is repackaging his Birtherism mess for a new election cycle y’all.
We must be honest and vigilant about what we see and hear coming from our government and leadership. Yes, this USPS debacle is voter suppression, and yes, and the renewed birtherism call against Kamala is racism. It's blatant! We can get no where unless we call it what it is.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 15, 2020
You see, Black Excellence is an affront to Trump’s entire existence. He is the guy who hides his grades and was probably a pre-Varsity Blues recipient of college admissions favoritism at Wharton Business School.
We already know he was given his wealth by his father and has manipulated his way to the top of the real estate world through shenanigans, double-dealing and not paying his debts.
He has used bankruptcy as a get out of debt free card and used the media as a personal spin machine to reimagine himself as an American oligarch. His ties to convicted deceased pedophile and his currently locked up accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell are well-known.
Both Obama and Harris come from Harvard and Howard respectively and grew up under the unfortunate assumed rule in Black America, that you have to be excellent all the time to elevate yourself.
That’s why tonight, the tweets will be robust, the soft drinks will be warmer and #45’s finger will not change the channel. He will just sit there seething at his worse nightmare, Fear of A Black Planet, where the world recognizes yet again that Black America is a national treasure.
Shout out to Public Enemy, they tried to warn y’all.