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Samuel L. Jackson says he voted for Obama “because he was black”

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In a recent interview with Ebony magazine, Samuel L. Jackson proved that celebrities should be fitted with electronic collars that zap them when they attempt to discuss politics with reporters, when he said that he voted for Obama "because he was black." "'Cause that's why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them," the actor, who skipped the Oscars in 2008 to campaign for Obama, said. "That's American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn't mean shit to me."

Jackson went on to criticize Obama for failing to do "what he said he was gonna do" while he was campaigning in 2008. "I know politicians say shit; they lie," Jackson griped. "'Cause they want to get elected… In the end, he's just a politician." You guys can insert your own, super-timely and culturally relevant "he's had it with the motherfucking president in the motherfucking White House" line here, 'cause I'm not gonna do it for you (except I totally just did). 

Jackson then proceeded to drop the n-word multiple times throughout the interview, stating that when it came right down to it, the American people "wouldn't have elected a [expletive deleted]. Because what's a [expletive deleted]? A [expletive deleted] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Expletives deleted] don't have beers at the White House. [Expletives deleted] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [expletive deleted] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, 'Who the fuck said that?'" 

Of course, [expletives deleted] aside, what Jackson said about Obama doesn't diverge that much from what millions of now-disillusioned 2008 supporters are saying about the president. So although Jackson should have (or, perhaps, already may have) foreseen the attention his remarks would garner in the press, it's tough to get worked-up about the quote, because he's Samuel L. Jackson and unless he admitted to voting for Obama as part of a pact with the Devil in exchange for eternal youth and a vial of infant blood, he can say whatever he goddamn wants.

(Also, regarding his point that people vote for candidates who look like them: if there was a snarky white Jewish bitch running for President, I can't say that I wouldn't vote for her, particularly if she ran on a platform of making it illegal for U.S. airlines to show anything other than RuPaul's Drag Race as their in-flight entertainment. So in this sense, Samuel L. speaks the truth).