Blago: Dats Right, I’m Blacker Dan Obama!

-By Warner Todd Huston

Ah, Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich… if he isn’t a blooming fount of idiocy, well, who is?

In an upcoming interview Blago gave to Esquire Magazine he proclaimed that he was “blacker” than Barack Obama.

Here’s the full quote:

“It’s such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of sh _t and phonies, but I was real, man — and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the f_ _k? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter. I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.”

Hmmm. So, no one is officially “black” unless they once were a shoeshine? Interesting.

And does a white business owner qualify as “black” merely if he situates his business in a “black community”? Very interesting.

Of course, like every good Democrat that makes a racist statement, he’s already “apologized” for it. He called his remarks “stupid, stupid, stupid.” Well, he got that one right at least.

This guy is just a clown. There’s no other way to say it.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,,,,,, Human Events Magazine,, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for

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