This race issue has gone completely out of control. Anyone ever hear of a self-fulfilling prophesy?
I don’t have enough room on this site to make race cards for everyone who jumped the shark on the Bryan Wooley Cooper Road event. Of course Calvin Lester had it rolling on Facebook. Even Jim Wells got in on the bandwagon, although he didn’t play the race card.
Worse yet, young Parker Ward jumped way over the shark and immediately declared it “racist move” in an email sent to the Times and on his Facebook page. Oops.
Now, I’m the first to admit that this was a dumb move by the Wooley campaign. It only serves as fodder for the opposition who will place the race card immediately. Wooley should have seen that coming a mile away. Pure stupidity.
Wings and More owner Jeremy Savannah said the idea was his and another Wooley supporter in the neighborhood. The food included hamburgers and ribs, organizers said. — KTBS.com
However, the whole event was apparently organized by…wait for it…wait…local area residents!
Since when is eating chicken wings racist? What, are we supposed to ban chicken billboard advertising from Shreveport since it’s over 50% black? Come on, by the logic of the people attacking Wooley, that’s racist! No more ads showing blacks eating chicken.
Did anyone consider that a local limo business and Wings & More benefited financially from this?
PS: I’m not from Shreveport; however, I haven’t seen anything impressive about Bryan Wooley. Anything is better than Glover, though.
UPDATE: Looks like there was a little fun at the Shreveport City Council meeting with Joe Lee. While I dont agree with the race cards played by everyone on this – I gotta give Lee credit. His speech was good and he looked Wooley in the eyes. Awesome.