Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen this photo. It’s of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama, who appears to be taking a verbal lashing from the governor. Brewer, according to CNN, said the president took issue with her characterization of him and his White House in her new book, Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.
Brewer told reporters on Wednesday night that Obama was “disenchanted” with the way he was portrayed in the book.
“Bottom line is that I wanted to be there to welcome him, to come and see first hand what Arizona has done in regards to our economic recovery,” said Brewer. “He wanted to talk about the book and I thought that he was pretty thin-skinned…”
Brewer, who said she felt “a little bit threatened” during the encounter, also said that Obama walked away from her in mid-sentence.
Brewer, a Republican who became governor at the beginning of Obama’s term, told reporters the president took offense with her portrayal of him not being cordial in the past.
“I have all the respect in the world for the office of the President, but the book is what the book is,” she said. (SOURCE)
Sigh…really, Jan Brewer, threatened by a super, skinny intellectual black man serving as president of the United States? Nothing like the convenience of using the big, scary black man stereotype to excuse one’s racism and lack of deference to the person holding the highest office in the land…
Considering Brewer has repeated false claims about headless bodies appearing in Arizona’s desert, I can’t blame the president taking issue with some of the governor’s claims in her book, including calling the president patronizing and condescending. Brewer’s finger wagging and appearance of lecturing the president, reminiscent of the Jim Crow Era’s allowance of white folks to talk down to adult black men, is nothing short of political grandstanding and a play to her anti-Obama, anti-immigration ultra conservative base that subconsciously has issues when it comes to race.