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9/12/09 - a day wherein a whole lot of neo-segregationists decended upon Washington DC looking for a negro to string up

The worst thing about the election of Barack Obama - worse than his radical past, worse than his belief more government is the solution to every challenge, worse than the media tongue baths - is knowing how rapidly opposition to any of the President's policy prescriptions would attributed to racism by his cheerleaders in the media and on the left. Barry himself hasn't dusted off that old chestnut yet, perhaps he's savvy enough to realize doing so would lose the political center forever, instead creating opposition strawmen who mindlessly defend the status quo.

Among Barack's unofficial communications directors in the media, however, there is no compunction over playing the left's all purpose Get Out of Factually Inconvenient Arguments Free Card. Viewed from an ivory tower, hundreds of thousands of Sheriff Bufford T. Justices marched on Washington yesterday...

Buford T. Justice: Hey boy, where is Sheriff Branford at?
Sheriff Branford: I AM Sheriff Branford.
Buford T. Justice: Oh, pardon me. For some reason you sounded a little taller on radio. (turns away and addresses his stupid inbred son) What the hell is the world comin' to?

I caught the link at RCP - Obama Opponents Can't Accept a Black President - Maureen Dowd, NYT - Dowd's title is an even more classic "Boy, Oh, Boy".

Surrounded by middle-aged white guys -- a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men's club -- Joe Wilson yelled "You lie!" at a president who didn't.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!


Only the finely tuned ear of a liberal uber-literati can discern the subtle racism inherit in a here-to-fore unknown conservative's inconveniently factual admonition that Obama was indeed misrepresenting the language contained in every single Democrat-designed health care bill currently languishing in Congress. Call him gauche, call him racist, just don't call Joe Wilson ineffective - on Friday the Senate Finance Committee wrote language to restrict federal health dollars to illegal immigrants. Call it the soft bigotry of factual representations.

Buford T. Justice: This is Sheriff Buford T. Justice. I'm in pursuit of a black TransAm. He's all mine, so stay outta the way.
Sheriff Branford: This is Sheriff George Branford of Deeson County, Arkansas. We are apprised of the situation and are taking appropriate measures. Did you say you are a sheriff?
Buford T. Justice: That's a big 10-4! This is Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Texas.
Sheriff Branford: Texas? You know, of course, that you're out of your jurisdiction. I suggest that you let my department handle the situation.
Buford T. Justice: That's very comfortin', but I'm in a high-speed pursuit. Don't you hear good?
Sheriff Branford: I hear perfectly. The fact that you are a sheriff is not germane to the situation.
Buford T. Justice: The god damn Germans got nothin' to do with it.

Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.

...

It may be President Obama's very air of elegance and erudition that raises hackles in some. "My father used to say to me, 'Boy, don't get above your raising,' " Fowler said. "Some people are prejudiced anyway, and then they look at his education and mannerisms and get more angry at him."


Most people don't like a condescending, partisan hack browbeating them with falsehoods and thinly veiled personal attacks regardless of the lecturer's race. Besides, there's nothing worse than a not-so-brainy egghead who thinks he actually is an intellectual heavy. Obama has trained himself to read a teleprompter pretty effectively, but nothing I've seen from the guy leads me to believe he's some sort of quasar in the intellectual universe. Obama's really bit of a dullard so far as I can tell.

But when inconvenient facts intrude it's time to insulate yourself in a cocoon of liberal conventional wisdom. Better drop the "U" word. Limited government types just think Obama is uppity. What with his fancy book learning coupled with being clean and articulate and all.

Taggart: Now what the hell do you think you're doing with that tin star, boy?
Bart: Watch that "boy" shit, redneck! You're talking to the sheriff of Rock Ridge.
Taggart: Now if that don't beat all. Here we take the good time and trouble to slaughter every last Indian in the West, and for what? So we can appoint a sheriff that's blacker than any Indian. I am depressed.

The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolina's state Capitol and denounced as a "smear" the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the '48 segregationist candidate for president.

...

For two centuries, the South has feared a takeover by blacks or the feds. In Obama, they have both.

The state that fired the first shot of the Civil War has now given us this: Senator Jim DeMint exhorted conservatives to "break" the president by upending his health care plan. Rusty DePass, a G.O.P. activist, said that a gorilla that escaped from a zoo was "just one of Michelle's ancestors." Lovelorn Mark Sanford tried to refuse the president's stimulus money. And now Joe Wilson.

"A good many people in South Carolina really reject the notion that we're part of the union," said Don Fowler, the former Democratic Party chief who teaches politics at the University of South Carolina. He observed that when slavery was destroyed by outside forces and segregation was undone by civil rights leaders and Congress, it bred xenophobia.

"We have a lot of people who really think that the world's against us," Fowler said, "so when things don't happen the way we like them to, we blame outsiders." He said a state legislator not long ago tried to pass a bill to nullify any federal legislation with which South Carolinians didn't agree. Shades of John C. Calhoun!


There you have it. Joe Wilson is from South Carolina. South Carolina! Just look at all the nutty characters to whom he can be linked! South Carolina, for God's sake! Why he might as well have fired a cannon shot from the wall of Fort Sumter than question our black president's veracity!

I hear at Christmas time they open presents next to the burning cross all of them use instead of an eco-friendly artificial tree.

Then again, I'm one of those people who believe the 10th Amendment is just as important as the 1st too. Maybe the reason conservatives defend states' rights is the intrinsic nature of our federal government to grow and wield more power over increasingly minute aspects of our lives. Countless thousands marched in Washington yesterday because Barack Obama is a) President, b) as such the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and c) the Democratic majority in Washington is attempting to rush through the most radical transformation of the US economy ever contemplated.

I figure Dowd probably thought conservatives were racist when they stood up against Hillary Care and the BTU tax in the '90's, too. I imagine she sees racism just about everywhere to the right of Olympia Snowe.

Undercover Brother: You know what they say, behind every great black man...
Conspiracy Brother: is the police.
Undercover Brother: No.
Smart Brother: A bunch of slow white athletes?
Undercover Brother: No!
White She-Devil: A cute butt.
Undercover Brother: NO!
Lance: Probable cause...

I'll choose to ignore Obama's ethnicity and continue to oppose him where I disagree with him. I figure I owe him that much and it's what Dr. King would want. The whole content of his character thing. Obamaphiles like Dowd and their boy-who-cried-wolf routine is already trite, and by 2010 it may prove to be a real burr under independents' saddles. They may have assumed post-racial meant something other than post hoc accusations of racism.

Desperation is a stinky cologne.


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Dowd hears a lot of things ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Dowd hears a lot of things in her head. Hollow places have a tendency to do that. Never mind that Wilson's retort SUDDENLY SPARKED CONCERN about Democrats. The same Democrats who ON A PARTY LINE VOTE TWICE REJECTED SAFEGUARDS AGAINST ILLEGAL ALIEN ACCESS TO GOV'T HEALTH CARE.

Joe Wilson should yell LIAR! more often.

Ass for Dowd, I often wonder if she has a Lewinsky dress stain problem.

What is kind of funny is th... (Below threshold)
matt:

What is kind of funny is that a lot of us that are told we jusc can't accept "black" president, would of gladly supported Colin Powell. Maybe it's a case of we won't support an incredibly incompetent president.

I think it ironic that our ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I think it ironic that our 'post-racial' president has done more to provoke racial tension not because he's the first black president, but because his first response and the first response of his every supporter is to accuse people who disagree with him of racism.

His own reflexive racism, blaming the 'white man' for the world's problems and the same racist beliefs of his supporters (Van Jones et al) have done more to return this country to the 1950's than anything his opposition have done.

The old chestnut "empty can... (Below threshold)
apb:

The old chestnut "empty cans make the most noise" is perfectly applicable to Maroon Dowd.

As for the good Baron's "nothing I've seen from the guy leads me to believe he's some sort of quasar in the intellectual universe," well, that's freakin' brilliant!

Thanks for an all-around laugh.

What amazes me is the abili... (Below threshold)
jim m:

What amazes me is the ability of leftists to see into the souls of people they have never met and on the basis of only two spoken words these elitist a--holes presume to think that they understand the complete contents of our souls.

Please don't misunderstand ... (Below threshold)

Please don't misunderstand the tea party: there were nearly as many anti-Republican as anti-Obama, anti-Pelosi, and anti-Reid signs. We have not forgotten that it was Bush who started us into the ramped up part of the mess we are in, or that it was the Republicans' abandonment of their small-government principles that maintained and accelerated the profligacy of the Clinton years. It wasn't Obama who acted against free trade a few years ago, but Bush, to pick one example.

Nor should the Democrats ignore that their use of the race card so frequently and in such silly contexts imperils their future use of that tactic greatly. First, those people who voted for Obama for the historic nature of it, to be able to say "I voted for the first black president," will no longer have that motivation; their guilt or joy, whichever, is gone now in that context. Second, overuse of a powerful word diminishes the power of that word. Even now, calling someone racist is more often met with derision than serious shock; it's too clearly partisan and too cheapened. (The worst thing about this being that it gives real racists a lot more room to operate.) Finally, if people come to believe that having a black (or, when it happens, a woman) president means that they (the people) lose their political voice for four years, we won't have more black or female presidents, no matter their qualifications.

Both parties misunderstand this anger, and both do so at their peril. Of course, this is more true for the Democrats at this point, because they have effectively complete control of the Federal government. They won; they should be happy. But when the Republicans are once again in the ascendant (perhaps in little more than a year), these protests won't go away unless the Republicans listen, and change their behavior.

So far, I see no evidence of that kind of reassessment on the part of the Republicans. And at this point, without such evidence, the Republicans won't be getting my vote either.

I have 2 friends who are ra... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I have 2 friends who are rabid antibush haters. They dont see themselves at that but they are.

They recently told me in an online conversation.

"The opposition to Obama is racism pure and simple. If it isnt that then what is it?"

I answered "well his policies have quite a bit to do with it" but they disagreed with that statement.

So I asked them

"If bush were black then can all the opposition to him then be considered racism?"

They stated no EMPHATICALLY.

I said "Oh so according to you a white man can be opposed for his policies but a black man can only be opposed for the color of his skin.

They still havent responded back.

Funny how when you use logic with liberals they just sorta get tongue tied.

But Wilson's shock... (Below threshold)
Stan25:
But Wilson's shocking disrespect for the office of the president -- no Democrat ever shouted "liar" at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq -- convinced me: Some people just can't believe a black man is president and will never accept it.Oh yeah? You Ms Dowd and your colleagues were calling W a liar the day he started his campaign for the Presidency in 2000. You never said anything when W. was being booed by the Democrats when he was giving his State of the Union address in 2005, According to you and your friends that was freedom of speech. You also cheered when Harry Reid called W a liar on national tv on Meet the Press no less.

You cheered on Dingy Harry when people called him out on the statement. Yet, you have the temerity to bash someone who spoke out against the policies of a man that is hellbent on taking this country on a path that no sane American wants to be on.

We all know what kind of person you are Ms Dowd. The sooner you and the birdcage liner that you work for goes down into the oblivion of Hell, the sooner we can have a sane discourse in this country again.

We would accept a black man in a heart beat for President, if he was at least was a bit honest about what he wanted to do, but to lie, cheat and steal to get where you want to be is not the way to go. Oh by the way, it is you and the people that are your colleagues that want the radical communist changes in this country

retired military, be carefu... (Below threshold)

retired military, be careful not to stand too close to Liberals when you use logic...their heads tend to explode.

you might hit them with this stat:
45% of all "whites" voted for Obama, versus 55% for McCAin.

95% of all "blacks" voted for Obama, cersus 5% for McCain

fascinating!

Sometimes I feel that I wan... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Sometimes I feel that I want to take the tack of Ezra Levant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iMNM1tef7g

This is still (at least for the time being) a free country, and I am free to vote for anyone or against anyone for any reason I choose. Furthermore I can oppose or support anyone for any reason I choose.

I did not vote against Obama from any racist motives, I did so because I am a conservative and he does not support my conservative beliefs and values.

But had I desired to, I could have voted against him for the most repulsive and racist of reasons imaginable.

And if these elitist leftists want to say that I am racist for opposing his policies based on the issues then fine: I oppose him not only on the content of the issues and my beliefs about the issues, but I also oppose him for the most repulsive racist reasons they can imagine, because it is MY RIGHT to oppose ANY president for ANY reason I wish to.

So now liberals have a choice. They cannot stop me from opposing Obama on a rational basis or a racist one. Thought is not currently a crime so they must choose to outlaw my opposition to Obama, which is really what they want after all.

Be of good cheer.T... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Be of good cheer.

The fact that the "you're a racist" line is all the libtards have left is a sure sign that we're winning.

Funny how when you use l... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Funny how when you use logic with liberals they just sorta get tongue tied.

Even if you were racist, merely crying "Racist" does not absolve them from addressing the substance of your objections.

The problem with liberals is that they conflate motives with means. My reasons for opposition are immaterial. My objections are. If you answer my objection, I can continue to disagree with you but you have dealt with me honestly. By ignoring the objection and addressing only motives, they avoid the issue and treat me as a sub-human.

I am hoping for a few Sheri... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I am hoping for a few Sheriff Buford Pusser(s) personally.

Dowd and the others in the ... (Below threshold)
Hermie:

Dowd and the others in the MSM have no other recourse but to make the most inflamatory accusations possible when they refer to the opposition to the Obama policies.

They have nothing left. They can't form reasonable arguements supporting Obama, because the facts are not on their side. So they go back to the old standby, which rings more hollow every time they use it.

Whether it is Obama's economic policies; his betrayal of our friends in the middle east and South and Central America; the rabid radicalism and political partisanship of his Justice Department; and of course, the destruction of our existing healthcare system for an unworkable, vastly bureaucratic and economically unviable one. Each and every time when there is opposition, the Dowds, Olbermans, Matthews, Stephanoupoulos' and the 'perky' Katie Courics make an accusation, or inference of 'racism'.

They lost the arguement and what happened in Washington and around the country this Saturday have proven the accusations of 'racism' are no longer heard by the majority of citizens.

Dowd and the other... (Below threshold)
Marc:
Dowd and the others in the MSM have no other recourse but to make the most inflamatory accusations possible when they refer to the opposition to the Obama policies.
Unfortunately what they are doing seems to be working at some level.

A few hours ago I was listening to C-Spans call-in show, well I did as long as I could sand it anyway.

The question asked was if the D.C. Tea Party meant anything to the health care debate.

Out of the ten callers I listened to seven were from a group of ill informed nutcakes who all disparaged the protesters as racists in some fashion.

The worst of the bunch was a male, and obvious graduate of Ebonics 101, who claimed there were more people at the Georgia State football game than in D.C. and they consisted of people who "support segregation."

Honestly, it was truly frightening listening to these nutcakes

The Left is just so smart a... (Below threshold)
marie:

The Left is just so smart and witty. Super smart. Super witty. Maureen Dowd. Super smart and super witty. Barrack Obama brainiac. Allow me to introduce myself, Barrack Obama, Genius. (for all you Wile E. Coyote fans) I am so glad that they remind us how smart they all are. We need to be reminded all the time. Because we are stupid and all.

"Honestly, it was truly ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"Honestly, it was truly frightening listening to these nutcakes"

As Hermie in the post above you observed, Marc - they don't have anything left. Reality is bearing down hard on their 'reality-based' ideas, and everything they've been trying that they've been telling themselves for YEARS that the right was simply too stupid, too evil, or too greedy to try to 'improve' things for the 'common man' is failing under the weight of a simple concept they've refused to consider.

Good intentions don't always make for good results. (There's a reason they're the paving stones on the road to Hell....)

So they're looking for any possible reason to squirm away from the awful truth that THEY aren't nearly as smart, as intelligent, 'compassionate', 'caring', or 'giving', or 'generous' or 'un-biased' as they think they are. There's a reason that their ideas aren't working, and right now it's because we're all a bunch of racist bastards - it's NOT because their ideas simply won't or can't work they way they expect them to.

I fully expect within in the next few months we're going to start seeing accusations of folks on the right being 'wreckers' or 'spoilers'. After all, it worked in the old USSR when the 5-year plans didn't make quota - find someone who wasn't a party member and blame them.

The NYT is losing $0.54 per... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The NYT is losing $0.54 per paper and the WaPo is losing $1.10 per paper.

Barring a federal bailout they won't be troubling us much longer.

Racist, hell. We just didn'... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Racist, hell. We just didn't want that dumb broad Hillary to be president.

I'm surprised that Dowd didn't break that one out.

(Wait until we nominate Sarah Palin next time around.)

I think we all would have v... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

I think we all would have voted for Condy Rice and killed two birds with one stone. But she didn't want to run.

Of course she doesn't count, she was a house slave right? There is no such thing as a conservative black American. They are all sell outs right?

Everyone on the right has to understand, lefties don't hear what we are saying, only what we are not saying. Only a hardcore Racist would completely ignore race in every situation!

When "racism" is what you h... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

When "racism" is what you hear you should ask what you do not hear. You do not hear defense of the socialist policies the President is proposing. You do not hear defense of the particulars in his health care bill. You do not even hear what those particulars are.
All that is left are personal attack of the opposition.
There are no words in defense of failure,
only the last sigh of defeat.

Obama is the President. Dem... (Below threshold)
Justass:

Obama is the President. Democrats are in the majority. Your President left office in disgrace.

Dream all you want about some fantasy future where you have ANY kind of power again - but right now, at this moment, the GOP are seen as pathetic little children throwing tantrums and shouting racial epithets.

Impotent losers, all of you.

justass - "Impotent los... (Below threshold)
Marc:

justass - "Impotent losers, all of you."

Yeah so "impotant" that an ex-governor who quit her office has so "little" power in her use of the phrase death panels the portion she referred to was axed from HR3200.

...but right now, ... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:
...but right now, at this moment, the GOP are seen as pathetic little children throwing tantrums and shouting racial epithets.
By whom? You? The media? President Fancy Pants?

Democrats hold the White House, a 60 seat advantage in the House, and a fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate. But they're somehow unable to pass their signature global warming and health care legislation. So far their primary means of advancing their agenda has been to go on TV and whine about how their opponents are mean-spiritedly pointing out inconvenient truths Obama & Co. want to whitewash or avoid discussing altogether.

And you're calling us impotent losers?

America can thank its lucky stars that Pelosi, Reid, and Obama are such drooling, monumentally incompetent fucktards.

Those who decended on WASHI... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Those who decended on WASHINGTON D.C. were peacful there was no looting,vandalism,riots,smashing windows or attacks on the cops unlike what happened in SEATTLE during the big anti-WTO protests by a bunch of dirty filthy purtid smelling granola munching tree huggers




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