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Let's talk about #Omarosa for a second time...
Cut the dumb broad narrative out. It's misogynistic b.s.
If you truly understood code switching you'd get the underlying game she's working
I do not in any way condone her nonsense from before. She was claiming community but being extraordinarily selfish
But you know....I know a thing or two about what happens when House Negroes get disgruntled
She did what our Ancestors did....she collected those secrets and spent their capital when personally beneficial and expedient. This isn't new. This is one path of Black survival. Why do you think Jefferson installed lazy Susan's and dumbwaiters? To keep the enslaved from spying
I am watching us get distracted by Brennan ..myself included...when really we need to skip on back to Omarosa just to watch him lose his mind that a Black woman...got the better of him.
No she's not my buddy or yours...she was admittedly complicit. A welcome token...but you remember Samson?
Samson took everybody out when he was no longer empowered by superficial strength.
So sit back, relax, let her do her. She doesn't have to be your friend as long as she's his enemy.
One more thing. If he wants to see a dog he should look at the tape of him on Howard Stern judging the looks of his pregnant wife.
But the most vicious ads for freedom seekers (runaways) were from slaveholders who felt that their "servants" were ungrateful...sometimes calling for their death rather than their return.
Posessing Omarosa was Drumpfs way of symbolically posessing and controlling Black America. If this smacks of some torrid unfortunate Antebellum trash novel...well....

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