Newsweek: Hey, Whities, You’re Old, You’re White And You’re Finished

Your days are done, white man. In its November issue, Newsweek and writer David Frum want you GOP whities to know that you’re old, you’re white, and you’re finished.

Not only does Newsweek want white Republicans to know their salad days are over (and that they are racist, no doubt), but the aging magazine has done so with a cover illustration that portrays Obama wearing the uniform tunic of a Revolutionary War soldier — maybe even with allusions to founding father and first general of the armies George Washington.


Nov. 2012 Newsweek Cover

You can add this Obama-as-George Washington image to the many other Old Media claims that Obama is somehow just like some of our most revered Presidents. We’ve been told he’s somehow “just like” Lincoln, John Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt. Of course, he’s closer to Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter, but, well, you know.

You might recall that Newsweek is soon to stop printing its hard copy, newsstand edition and will go all electronic at the end of this year. This will be Newsweek’s penultimate newsstand issue, so it isn’t a surprise that one of its last issues is as outrageous as many of its most controversial past issues.

As to David Frum, the writer of the article cited above, you might also recall that he lost his job at the American Enterprise Institute basically for not pulling his weight there.

As one AEI insider told The Daily Beast back in March of 2010, “David didn’t come to the office very much, and… Arthur [Brooks, the AEI president] arranged a lunch with him to talk about coming more often to the office to earn his salary.”

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  • Carl

    It’s a brave new world, Todd. If you can find it in your hear to truly love your fellow man, regardless of their skin color, you’re welcomed to join us as we move forward.

    But you’re also welcome to move out to the sticks and cling to your guns and religion. That way you won’t risk being accidentally touched by one of them ‘homeosexshuals’ which, as I’m sure you know, will turn your hair pink and give you AIDS.

    • 914

      You are one sick puppy.

      • Hugh_G

        No, he’s just telling the truth.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          As he supposedly sees it, which may or may not have any resemblance to real opinions by real people instead of his fantasies about people he has no respect for..

          • jim_m

            Hugh wouldn’t know truth if it slapped him in the face. To hugh and his fellow travelers (yes, that means you Carl), truth is just whatever supports his agenda, truth has nothing to do with facts.

        • retired.military

          No Hugh He isnt. His hyperbole in this case is about as valid as Huston’s is when he says all leftists are the devil.

          • Hugh_G

            And that is my point. Which is way beyond jim_m and Huston, both of whom have no respect for facts.

          • jim_m

            What facts? Like the fact that the left is far more intolerant than the right as evidenced by the way it treats blacks, women and gays who happen to espouse conservative views?

            Like the left has fostered racism for centuries and today works as hard as it can to preserve racism because it is the one thing that will help keep the left in power? The one thing obama has done successfully is deepen the racial divide in this nation. He’s done it, not the opposition.

            You can lie and pretend that these things aren’t true if you like. But even you will have a hard time denying the open hatred that people like you and Carl express toward anyone who expresses even the slightest Christian faith. The truth is when you look at the facts the left is far more intolerant of ideas, race, homosexuality and women than the right.

            I respect facts but only ones founded in real data. In other words: real facts. WHat you and the asshole Carl call facts are little more than leftist talking points not based in reality but based in political ideology and meant not to promote understanding of truth but to promote your fascist political agenda.

          • Hugh_G

            Aww Jim there you go again (remember who said that?). You just make these incredible sweeping generalizations which just aren’t factually accurate. You also love to live in the past when it comes to democrats and racism – cf Nixon’s Southern strategy.

            But your best absurdity is the religious one. I am a practicing Roman Catholic, admittedly of the cafeteria varietyI have 19 years of education in Catholic institutions.

            Please enlighten me on my “fascist” politics.

          • retired.military

            Hugh

            The left has proven itself far more intolerant.

            How many prolife democdrat politiicians are out there?

            Any Catholic sticking to the teachings of the church is admonished by the leftist media for being out of touch, and just plain wrong.

            Look at the sweeping generalizations of the left

            Do you believe that even half of the people in tea party is racist? Even 10%?

            Do you believe that the right really wants to push grandma off the cliff?

            Do you believe that the right really wants everyone to run around with fully automatic weapons and grenade launchers?

            When you make the statement ” incredible sweeping generalizations’ Maybe you should look at the beam in left’s eye prior to point out the splinter in the eye of the right.

            As for being a “Cafeteria” practising Catholic. Isnt that like being sorta pregnant? Either you accept the tenets of the church or not. I made a similar statement (cafeteria Catholic) to a friend a few years back and he pointed out that I might as well just start my own religion. BTW he is an atheist. His statement made me reevaluate my outlook and I can now call myself a practising catholic with no qualifiers.

          • Hugh_G

            How bout we civilly agree to disagree about right and left. I, of course, see if far differently than you do.

            As for how I practice my religion. Seems to me that’s a pretty personal thing. In fact, my spiritual life consists of what I get from my 12 Step recovery program, daily transcendental meditation, and what I am willing to take and give from my catholic community. In other words how I choose to communicate with God is my business and no one else’s. And I believe that for you and everyone else.

          • retired.military

            Hugh

            You are the one who mentioned being a cafeteria catholic. In fact you mentioned being a catholic in several threads. I am not trying to tell you what to believe, how to worship, etc. I am simply saying that if you dont accept the tenets of the catholic church why call yourself catholic. As I stated. I have been there and done that.

            I feel the same is true for Biden, Pelosi, Selibus and anyone else who doesnt believe in all the tenets of the church. IMO the church is doing a disservice to true practising catholics by not excommunicating (at least temporarily until they fall in line with the tenets of the church) politicians and others who openly dont follow the churches views on things like abortion and gay marriage.

            I have no problem with how you practice your belief in God. In fact I believe that Allah (muslims) is in fact the same God that Christians worship. I have no problem with protestants, Mormons, baptists, Muslims, etc.

            Also you failed to address my questions about the sweeping generalizations (which you brought up for the right) of the left. I would appreciate your response. Not to argue but as a sense of what you believe to be true.

          • Hugh_G

            I call myself a catholic because I believe that I am, as does my priest. The only 2 votes that count as far as I am concerned. I do understand your point, respect it and disagree with it.

            What I believe to be true is that too many folks on both sides make sweeping generalizations. Look, I am not so naive as to think democrats are pure and innocent. My issue is with those -on both sides – who think their side is and that the other is simply evil, duplicitous, dishonest etc. The shoe fits both sides, always has and always will.

          • retired.military

            Thank you for the answers. I happen to agree with most of what you said.
            No offense meant on the religion issue.

          • Hugh_G

            None taken. Nice talking to you.

      • Hugh_G

        No, he’s just telling the truth.

    • TanongSak

      And you’re welcome to move back to your rainforest and swing through the trees.

  • Hugh_G

    Funny the alleged “journalist” Huston didn’t address Frum’s point. Wonder why?

    Probably hasn’t looked at any of the demographics. Or did you? A little scared are we? I hope so.

  • Hugh_G

    Funny the alleged “journalist” Huston didn’t address Frum’s point. Wonder why?

    Probably hasn’t looked at any of the demographics. Or did you? A little scared are we? I hope so.

  • GarandFan

    All Hail the Obamassiah! Uh, won’t they get in trouble printing a picture without the halo?

    As for the “GOP, you’re old, you’re white, you’re history” – isn’t that rather premature (again). IIRC, wasn’t the theme back in 2008 – “Conservatism is dead, we’ll rule for the next generation!” – Then came the 2010 elections.

    Is Nancy-poo Speaker of the House again? If anything is going “dead”, it’s NewSpeak Magazine. At least it will die on the Internet, out of sight and out of mind.

  • ackwired

    Isn’t there an old saying that arrogance precedes the fall? I think Mr. Frum’s arrogance is a little premature. The Obama campaign revolutionized the political ground game and got more voters out than most of us thought they could. Well done. But they always have more trouble getting their voters to the polls on the non-presidential years, and the Republicans will now be copying their new techniques and practices to narrow the gap. I don’t think “The old white man’s party” is as dead as Mr. Frum is saying.

    • jim_m

      Isn’t there an old saying that arrogance precedes the fall?

      Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

      But the left hates Christianity so I am surprised that you would want to draw any lessons from it.

      • ackwired

        Well, your cruel comments don’t surprise me.

        • jim_m

          I believe that we are calling those comments “honest” on this thread. Nor do I see anything cruel about what I wrote. I really would be surprised to hear a leftist citing the Bible as a source of wisdom applicable to the real world. Such an admission is unusual.

          • Commander_Chico

            “The left,” this, “the left” that, yadda yadda.

            As for the Bible, read Ezekiel 23:20, that’s a source of wisdom applicable to the suburbs of Los Angeles.

          • ackwired

            I find your prejudice to be quite cruel and hard-hearted.

          • retired.military

            Ackwired
            I believe that Jim and several others are simply imitating the treatment that the vast majority if the right is being subjected to by the hard left and its spokespeoples. I for one am tired of being accused of being full of hate and racism when I disagree with Obama and I stand up for my values which happen to disagree with the values of those spokespeople on the left.

          • ackwired

            Many people that practice prejudice are simply imitating, and yes, victims do tend to imitate those who victimize them. It is a cycle that has to be broken. That is why I don’t respond with prejudice when I am the victim of Jim’s prejudice. I simply call it what it is and challenge it. In this case Jim is saying that anyone who does not share his extreme right wing ideology could not be a Christian. I’m sure he believes it, as silly as it is. He needs to have such thinking challenged.

          • TanongSak

            Go ahead, challenge it. How has your “challenge” worked for you so far?

          • ackwired

            Some people are intelligent enough to understand. Some are not.

          • jim_m

            To f-ing bad. I have listened too long to my religion being derided by stuck up holier than thou leftists who bow and scrape to fanatical muslims and hate Christians and Jews with a fervor only surpassed in the last century.

            If I seem “cruel and hard hearted” it is only because I really don’t give a damn about offending your delicate sensitivities. I do find it highly ironic that any leftist, coming from a group that despises and denigrates all things Christian would dare to cite a Biblical principle
            as the basis for their beliefs.

            I really don’t give a damn if I’ve offended you since your side has offended my religion more times than I can count.

          • ackwired

            Well, I’ll pray for you.

          • TanongSak

            Pray? To whom? Your monkey god?

          • TanongSak

            You haven’t heard anything yet.

          • ackwired

            “Some people think that they are thinking when they are merely re-arranging their prejudices.”

            William James

    • retired.military

      People thought the dems were dead after Reagan won 49 states. People thought the dems were dead prior to the 2006 election.
      people thought the republicans were dead prior to the 2010 election. The pendulum swings both ways.

    • Commander_Chico

      Yah, they need to ditch the Tea Party cranks, neocon warmongers and Christian Taliban and go with small-government Tenth Amendment non-interventionist conservatism.

      • ackwired

        You are describing libertarianism. The Republicans refused to give them a voice or a seat at their convention.

        • Commander_Chico

          Correct. I think it would have been very popular with Americans, which is why the message was quashed.

          • retired.military

            Full on liberatarism has several planks which are against the majority of issues which most republicans have and feel very strongly about. Examples, being : Gay marriage, abortion, and legalization of drugs.

          • ackwired

            Yes. There is a conflict between those who would legislate their morality and the libertarian view. As libertarianism grows, we may have to come to the conclusion that there is not room for both views in the same political party.

          • retired.military

            ackwired

            We legislate morality all the time.

            Prostitution

            Drug use

            Incest

            Child pornography
            Public drunkeness
            Beastiality.
            Bigamy

            and the list goes on.

            Now I am not saying all comparisions are equal. Very few things are as vile as say child pornography. And I chose the most extreme to prove a point. These are nonetheless society legislating morality.

            But I am saying that society legislates morality all the time. Liberals like to legislate a lot more. What you can and cant eat, what you can and cant drive, etc.

            p

          • ackwired

            Yes, it is done all of the time. But the libertarian view is that it is not the purpose of law. The libertarian view is that the purpose of law is to ensure liberty and to protect the rights of individuals. At times this will coincide with those who wish to legislate morality, and at times it will not. You cited some examples of when it does not in your earlier post, i.e. Gay marriage, abortion, and drug law. Given the current composition of the Republican party, it may be possible that libertarians can no longer be tolerated within their ranks.

          • herddog505

            You may find this blog post interesting:

            In the end, Democrats will probably continue to run around screaming for gun control and punitive taxes against anyone not on welfare, and the Republicans will shove their pet religion where it doesn’t belong, with armed enforcers of virtue jackbooting around. And the Libertarians will continue to have the organizational capabilities of autistic cats, getting the same 1% in every election.

            http://olegvolk.net/blog/2012/11/08/defensive-voting/

            I regret that you are likely correct: libertarians are probably NOT especially welcome in the GOP (or, at least, no more welcome there than in the democrat party). Both parties have no problem with using the power of government to force people into “correct” behavior; the GOP merely comes across as more dour about it than the dems.

          • ackwired

            Agreed. The two party system has outlived it’s usefulness. Most people are not really Democrats or Republicans. They have just bought into the two party grand scam. When, or if, people start voting their conscience, that is to say voting for the party and candidates that best reflect their actual beliefs, we well have representatives from many parties. Then candidates will not get by with campaigning on the basis that they are not as bad as “the other guy”, and corporations and billionaires will not be able to buy all of the politicians and write all of the legislation.

            Oh, well…call me a dreamer!

        • retired.military

          ackwired you see by Chico’s remarks exactly what I am talking about a comments of this one.

    • Vagabond661

      You must be talking about the 2008 election. Obama lost 10 million voters from 2008 to 2012.

  • http://www.outsidethebeltway.com rodney dill

    Obongo just pawn in game of life.

  • Paul Hooson

    No, No, No. NEWSWEEK has it all wrong once again. However, that is not to say that Romney’s campaign and the GOP in general made nearly effort to alienate so many groups of voters this year, and then looked shell-shocked when Romney was blown out in the electoral vote and lost the popular vote by around 3.2 million votes. Many early immigrant groups such as Catholics, Irish, Italians and Jews tended to be the old backbone of the Democratic Party of yesterday. Today Asian voters and Hispanics tend to the largest immigrant populations, and Romney and the GOP did poorly with both groups in addition to losing women as well as African-Americans.
    Someday Republicans will win presidential elections again. But, it will take a dose of common sense to try to appeal to many voters, instead of going out of the way to alienate as many groups as possible.

    • 914

      Apparently Obama alienated some three million voters that voted for him last time. Of course, that could have been this years unemployed because of Barry, saying hell no to the clown in chief.

    • Vagabond661

      Tip your hat to the media for ginning up non-issues like birth control while ignoring important issues like unemployment and a stagnant economy. A perfect microcosm of this is wizbang pop. Wizbang pop delighted in posting more negative stories about Romney and the republicans while giving Obama a pass with not one negative story.

  • Vagabond661

    As an old white male, I am offended at Frum’s racist commentary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Gaskin/100000074101532 Thomas Gaskin

    Ha! We’ll be around much longer than Newsweek.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Torre/1166052010 Chuck Torre

    “Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” Prov 16:18

  • mikegiles

    Odd that putting a national leader into a prior period uniform. Reminds me of something I saw before.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jG7Hsg65TMc/TfD9SUgjYeI/AAAAAAAAATA/i–P7SgizIs/s1600/hitlerportrait.jpg

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  • TanongSak

    What if the Newsweek headline said, “Hey blackie, you’re an uppity young punk, you’re black, and you’re history.” When in the distant future do you think we’d ever hear the end of it? This is getting serious. We’re starting to look more and more like North Korea every day.

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