Spike Lee: Obama Is 'Pre-Deortained'

B.C. and A.D?  Get with it, old man.  History is henceforth divided into the eras of B.B. and A.B.—Before and After Barack. And George W. might have been "misunderestimated" as he engaged in "strategery."  But that's so, like, yesterday.  Barack Obama is "pre-deortained."  By whom?  Spike Lee stopped short of saying God's hand is at work.  But he was clearly speaking in quasi-religious terms in discussing The One on today's Morning Joe.

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SPIKE LEE: I say, it's very simple. You have B.B.: Before Barack and A.B.: After Barack.
And a bit later . . .
LEE: What he's done is historic. This coalition which he's gotten: black, white, Hispanic, Asian, gay, straight, whatever.  It's come together, and this has never been done before.  And I think this thing is, predeortained or whatever you want to call it.  I'm not gonna say that it's God. But this is not a mistake this is happening now. I don't think it's a mistake it's happening, that he's here when this country is at its lowest in many, many years.
Bonus Coverage: Lives in Manhattan, Votes in Brooklyn?

Asked about his Election Day plans, Lee let this drop . . .
LEE: Even though I live in Manhattan, I still vote out of Brooklyn, so I'm going, November 4th I'll be the first in line in Brooklyn then I'm going to LaGuardia to take the United flight to Chicago.  I'll be in Chicago all day.

Hmm, so Spike lives in one county but votes in another.  Now that's a voter ACORN would be proud of!

Mark Finkelstein
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