It was election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. At precisely 10 p.m. Central Standard Time, the west coast polls closed. Instantaneously, the networks projected that the United States of America had elected its first African-American president. At that precise moment, thanks to the resaurant’s wi-fi connection, I pressed the “send” button to post this video on the Politics forum of the Texags.com web site. I had been working on it, off and on, for about a week, in anticipation of Barack Obama’s victory that would bedevil the conservative political sensitivity of the god-fearing, Limbaugh-listening, arch political conservatives who inhabit this forum.
I entitled it, We’re So Sorry, Right-Wing Aggies. I’ll admit, I did it to make them mad. There’s not a lot of tolerance for left-wing though on that forum, so I thought I’d tap the moment for a bit of fun.
You should have seen the reaction. Some 50 Aggies watched the clip on Blip.tv within just a few minutes. Their anger flowed back with every click of the reply button. How dare I include Earl Rudder in this video! It’s riddled too many inaccuracies to list, one replied. Two insisted that Alan Keyes was right to advocate repeal of the 17th Amendment. One correspondent said he wanted to punch me in the face.
After about 25 replies, before John McCain could begin his concession speech, the Texags moderators shut down the thread. I wish they had left it up. I’d have loved the Texags morning crowd to have had the opportunity to watch.
It’s a joy to poke fun at conservative Texas Aggies, expecially at the moment of their greatest agnst. If only they were so offended when some idiot embarrases A&M with a black-face video, an affirmative action bake sale, or a gay-bashing parade. It happens every year here in Aggieland.