Reacting to press coverage, bi-racial Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama heartily accepted the implications of his former pastor’s explanation of the racial divide in intelligence today. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in a speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People assembly in Detroit over the weekend generalized that whites were left-brained analytically-minded folk, while blacks had a monopoly on the right-brained more creative and intuitive side of intelligence. This theory suggests, of course, that Senator Obama, as a precisely 50/50 mixed-race individual, is the only candidate in full possession of both sides of his brain. Senator Hillary Clinton objected that her estrogen levels more than compensated for any difference in IQ between her and her apparently double brain functioning opponent. On the Republican side, presumptive nominee and immanently polite Senator John McCain fervently demanded Republicans not run ads taking advantage of the lack of intelligence of either of his Democrat challengers based on their choices of pastors and/or spouses.
Posted on 28 April 2008 by scrampbell