The PC police are at it again…CNN Rick Sanchez made the comment “He’s the cotton picking President”
CNN’s Rick Sanchez quickly apologized on his Rick’s List program on Monday after inadvertently labeling Barack Obama the “cotton-picking president of the United States.” Sanchez used the racially-tinged term in response to the President recently addressing the significant percentage of American population who believe he is Muslim or was born outside the U.S.
The anchor raised President Obama’s recent comment about his birth certificate with correspondent Jessica Yellin 21 minutes into the 3 pm Eastern hour. Yellin explained that “this is the first time he’s talked about it since the polls showing how many Americans believe him to be Muslim came out” and that “you get the sense that he’s been sort of through this. He wants to set the record straight, but he really does seem to accept that he’s not going to convince everyone, and he’s not going to spend a lot of time and energy on something that’s not going to change.”
Sanchez replied to Yellin full of frustration: “I’m just sitting here just shaking my head. He is the cotton-picking president of the United States!” He continued with another slighter gaffe: “If the president of the United States doesn’t have enough of a bully pulpit to convince people of a lie- that a lie is a lie, I should say, then- you know, where are we? What kind of planet are we living on? What the hell is going on here?”
Here is what I found about the term — cotton picking.
COTTON-PICKING as an adjective cotton-picking” is widespread as a term of disparagement.
Damned, darned. “From the “Dictionary of American Regional English,” Volume 1 by Frederic G. Cassidy (1985, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England).
What does that dictionary say about calling Hillary a bitch and Sarah a cunt? Are they widespread terms of endearment toward our female candidates?
Actually, I think it’s more a light-hearted old fashioned term not meant to be disparaging. “Keep your cotton-picking hands off my sandwich.” Or “you’re out of your cotton picking mind.” Besides what’s wrong with picking cotton? As far as racially tinged- both Blacks and whites picked cotton in the south. And looky here what I found:
Sanchez was not describing Obama as the cotton picking President. Nor was Sanchez describing the actions of Obama since Obama has never actually picked cotton. Sanchez was expressing his own frustration with Obama’s inability to speak up for himself, to mean He’s the President for Pete’s sake (hope that term is ok) if not him then who?
Obama has never picked cotton. Sanchez couldn’t have possibly been speaking literally about the President when he said Obama was the cotton picking president; that would require that he had picked cotton. Me just thinks some of you are out of your cotton picking minds. Me also thinks enough is enough! Anyone making anything outta this– is plum outta their cotton –pickin minds!
That race card is worn out now! It’s a joke! If we have to parse every damned word we say about everyone but women then I say lets get rid of all these thin skinned Jack-asses and get some real patriots in there who know how to take a punch – like Hillary, Sarah and Jan! These guys are Pussy Cats with glass balls! Let fill those seats with real men- Women! We can take a lickin and keep on tickin!