Corey Poitier Calls Obama Buckwheat
Oh, no he didn't!
I seriously wonder if some politicians can't help but put their foot in their collective mouths. Corey Poitier is a African-American Republican running for Florida's 17th Congressional District. He had the incredible misfortune of refering to President Barack Obama as Buckwheat during a speech to the Broward County Republicans. Poitier is now backtracking.
"I wasn't meaning him any harm. Maybe it was a little insensitive," Poitier said. "It's a term that my brother and I use. It was kind of a way of saying, 'dummy,' like when I say to my brother, 'Hey, Buckwheat, cut that out.' That's what it was."
Poitier wasn't making a racist term towards the President. He just thinks Obama is a "dummy." Even fellow Republicans came up to Poitier, after his speech, and informed him that his comment was over-the-top.
This is the only publicity Poitier will get. District 17 is overwhelmingly Democratic. Poitier's fundraising has been so poor he has not even filed a campaign finance report. Kendrick Meek has given up to his and the field is filled with Democrats. Rudolph Moise, Frederica S Wilson and Shirley Gibson are the serious contenders.