Once Again, Everybody is Trippin’

Not even two days after Barack Obama received enough delegates to claim the Democratic nomination for president, people have gone crazy trying to parse the meaning of Barack and Michelle’s shared “fist bump” (better know as “giving dap”) before Obama’s speech to a raucous crowd in St. Paul Tuesday night.

Michelle and Barack Obama
It’s been rather funny watching the mainstream press try to figure out how to label it (Time went so far as to try to compile a chronology of the gesture). Of course, some folks out in wingnut land thought something sinister was amiss (a commenter to a Cal Thomas article at Human Events called the Obama’s move, “Hezbollah style fist-jabbing”). Has that person seen an American sporting event anytime in the last decade? We’re at the point where everybody gives dap, even if they don’t know where they got it from.

In any case, some people seem to think that Obama’s being a little too hip by engaging in things like the giving of dap or brushing the dirt of his shoulder in response to the actions of what we like to call “haters”. But if Obama is being too hip, what in the world are we to make of this?

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No outrage over that (and at a military commencement no less). I can only wonder about why.

Update: More here.

Update II: Look at all these terrorists.

I mean…they’re just everywhere.

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~ by uvasig on June 7, 2008.

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