I found it very amusing when certain pundits took exception with Barack and Michelle Obama doing the bump. No, we’re not talking about the bump that was a crazy 70’s dance craze that Steve Miller sang about in his song “Swingtown.” I mean, this gesture:
Surprisingly, the bump is still a quote/unquote “Black thing.” Unlike other expressions from the African-American community that have become mainstream (like the high-five, the chest hug, and the use of the phrase “Right On”), apparently many people find this a rather odd gesture. Just what does it mean?
Well, according to the The New York Times, some pundits interpreted the move (done at a St. Louis rally) as a terrorist fist jab.
Of course, we have never seen a terrorist do the bump... but rumor has it former President Bush might have done it with his favorite tennis pro:
And the most all-American team in that all-American sport surely are not terrorists, are they?
So, maybe we can all agree that the fist bump is not something that is done by terrorist, right?