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Yet another light skinned black

I kid you not:

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he's "blacker than Barack Obama" and tells Esquire magazine that he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies.

Blagojevich, referring to the president as "this guy," says Obama was elected based simply on hope.

"What the (expletive)? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter," Blagojevich told the magazine for a story in its February issue, which hits newsstands Jan. 19.

"I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived," Blagojevich said. "I saw it all growing up."

The White House refused to comment.

I think I'll follow the White House's lead.

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And fomenting a racial divi... (Below threshold)
Frosty:

And fomenting a racial divide is good for Republicans.

Keep up the good work!

Sounds like the Democrat pa... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Sounds like the Democrat party is infested with racists.

I don't follow the White Ho... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I don't follow the White House's lead, so I'll say that Rod Blagojevich confuses a sour grape stained cracker with a light skinned black.

Republican operatives are j... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Republican operatives are just foaming at the mouth (from teabagging perhaps?) over Reid's remarks, citing a double standard and pointing to the racist remarks of Trent Lott as proof that.... uh, I guess it doesn't prove a damn thing, does it?

"I come as close to hating the bloody fascist, Dingy-Harry Reed, as I come to hating any Human."

Oh, I bet that guy hates a lot of humans. Republicans hate and hate and hate.

Black Americans don't hate Sen. Reid however. He's shown through is actions and deeds that he's not a racist.

There's a difference. Trent Lott hated black Americans and fought against those who sought to improve life for Black Americans.

Sen Reid does not. Redi has worked long and hard to benefit Americans of all colors, not just white Republicans like Lott.

Through Reid's actions he's shown he's not a racist. Lott never did that.

If there is one thing that ... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

If there is one thing that exposes the total hypocrisy of liberalism, it is their stand against racism. They consider minorities as useful idiots that help them get elected and stay in power at all levels. I know, I was at the strategy meetings. What was said behind closed doors was different than what was said publicly. I should have gotten a clue then. If you were not an elitist, intellectual, socialist you were destined to be just a part of the dependent masses.

Democrats prove they are ra... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Democrats prove they are racists by their convenient double standards and clinging to the belief that they are the arbiters of what it means to be truly 'black' -- that only they know what is 'best for them', as Steve Green just demonstrated. If any black man dares to leave the leftist plantation, he is metaphorically hunted down and whipped as in the days of old.

Let's see...Democr... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Let's see...

Democrats filibustered the 1957 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway.

Democrats filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act...in historic fashion! But Republicans got it passed anyway. (Robert Byrd spoke for over 12 straight hours trying to de-rail it).

Democrats have as their elder statesman that same Robert Byrd whom Barbara Boxer called: "Her inspiration"...despite him having been one of the highest ranking members of the KKK.

Democrats want College entrance and job hiring across the country to focus on RACE over intelligence and character. Whereas Republicans are called "Racist!" for wanting a "color-blind society" ala Martin Luther King.

hmmm...what's wrong with this picture?

Reid has worked long and... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Reid has worked long and hard to benefit Americans of all colors.

Agreed, his policies are keeping the poor black and brown skinned people in their ghettos and dependent on others, and are keeping his white friends' property values up and their private schools "clean".

Justrand,Dec 2009,... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Justrand,

Dec 2009, "Democrats in Congress have essentially killed Washington D.C.'s Opportunity Scholarship Program effectively throwing nearly 2,000 disadvantaged students back into one of the worst school systems in the country."

Yeah, they care - about union money and subservient children.

I think Wizbang should rise... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I think Wizbang should rise to a better level of oversight when you have a troll who equates frothing at the mouth to teabagging. If I want pornographic writings, I would seek them out but I do not think I should worry about putting that trash in my mind when visiting a political blog. Come on. You have a warning mark on the thread. Do you listen to it or not? This guy is vile and filthy. No doubt. ww

Frosty,Let me get ... (Below threshold)
howcome:

Frosty,

Let me get this right. A story about the Democratic Senate Leader making racist comments is really a story about the Republicans fomenting a racial divide. Sometimes I wish I lived in an alternate universe.

WW, I don't like cen... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

WW,
I don't like censorship of any kind because the gatekeepers tend to use it to try to silence those that don't agree with their point of view. However, personal attacks, I believe, should be seen as what they are and stopped. I have talked about the use of the word "tea bagging" and it's origin. It is straight out of the liberal tool bag for demeaning opponents. They should not be allowed to use them here.

Excellent post Willie. ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Excellent post Willie.

Come on guys, enough is enough. The filth you find at the KOS and elsewhere has no business here. A permanent Thor's hammer is applicable here (for his IP address).

I have had it with these do... (Below threshold)
moseby:

I have had it with these dopey racist liberals opening their mouths>> STOP! Don't they realize it triggers that POS al sharpton to crawl out of his cesspool and hit the news show circuit? Jeez...enough already!!!

Stevie Green - hypocrite. ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Stevie Green - hypocrite. And full of bullshit as usual. Spin it Stevie!

"Sen Reid does not. Redi... (Below threshold)
914:

"Sen Reid does not. Redi has worked long and hard to benefit Americans of all colors, not just white Republicans like Lott."

You little racist asskissing troll...Crawl back under Your hood.

So Steve, what actions of L... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So Steve, what actions of Lott's can you point to to prove his racism?

But...but...Stevie's light ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

But...but...Stevie's light skinned and can talk like a Negro on command...

Just watching the 13th hour of round the clock coverage of the now famous Harry Reid Brushing Incident, who's missing? We got yer Al Sharpton, President Obama, every black congressman, Bob Beckel, and every handwringer on the liberal planet pooh-poohing the story. We haven't heard from Jethee Jackthon yet. Where's Lowly Worm, anyway?

ww, rld, "Tea bagg... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

ww, rld,

"Tea bagging" was first used by supporters of the Tea bag-by-mail campaigns. Clever gays in cyberspace have "educated" political lurkers in the alternative use of the word. If that causes your heart to fail, you both need a less stressful hobby. I guess, virtual isn't virtual enough for some folk (who in ww's case tend to be a bit of the bully themselves).
And things evolve anyway.
Remember the old definition of "gang bang"?

Straight from the whinning ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Straight from the whinning about Double Standards to this...

WW, I don't like censorship of any kind because the gatekeepers tend to use it to try to silence those that don't agree with their point of view. However, personal attacks, I believe, should be seen as what they are and stopped. I have talked about the use of the word "tea bagging" and it's origin. It is straight out of the liberal tool bag for demeaning opponents. They should not be allowed to use them here.

12. Posted by recovered liberal democrat | January 11, 2010 11:38 AM

"They" should not be allowed to use them here...

but look at what is allowed here.

I'm sorry, Steve. I couldn't hear you with someone else's scrotum in your mouth.

5. Posted by Jeff Medcalf | January 4, 2010 10:16 PM

and from one of the editors, no less, the kind of "personal attack" that is spoken about:

So, Steve Green -- are you willing to do the same? To show just a modicum of respect and decorum?

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you. Your words were muffled by that magic Negro's scrotum in your mouth.

Posted by Jay Tea

Published: January 5, 2010 - 7:30 AM

That was one of the Wizbang editors... Thanks for demonstrating the double standard is alive and well in the right wing blogopshere.

Back on the topic -- some of you are trying to ignore, the racism of the right, Trent Lott, Speaker, openly and publicly longed for the days of segregation and actually said that the nation would be a better place if segregation was still practiced.

What Reid said is not even close to that.

Reids still there with the ... (Below threshold)
914:

Reids still there with the support of the black community. I guess liberalism trumps racism.

"So Steve, what actions ... (Below threshold)
914:

"So Steve, what actions of Lott's can you point to to prove his racism?"


He's lily white and kind of conservative. To racists like Steve that's enough.

Hate to bring it up again, ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Hate to bring it up again, Steve, but Lott didn't "...openly and publicly long for the days of segregation and actually said that the nation would be a better place if segregation was still practiced."

Get your facts straight before you broad brush half the country as racist. Go look it up on something other than Huffington.

We'll wait for you to catch up.

"Hate to bring it up aga... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"Hate to bring it up again, Steve, but Lott didn't "...openly and publicly long..."

That would explain why Lott apologized for it.

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (CNN) --

Republican Senate leader Trent Lott offered a public apology on Friday for comments that appeared to endorse segregation.

and here's what he said:

At a birthday celebration in honor of Sen. Strom Thurmond last week, Lott noted that in Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign, whose centerpiece was opposition to integration, Mississippi was one of four states Thurmond carried.

"We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either," Lott said.

He was proud that Mississippi was carried by segregationist Thurmond, and actually publicly said that the nation would have been better off if had remained segregated.

His words.

And now look at what's happened - one of those uppity blacks actually ran for President - and won!. No wonder so many right wing racists are pissed off.

There's no comparison with what Reid said vs what Lott said no matter how many times you lie about what Lott did.

Blagovich does point out ve... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:

Blagovich does point out very well and quite clearly the preposterous presumptions that racists rely upon to wage their ugly, ongoing damage upon society: create and manipulate negative stereotypes (race, economic 'status', education levels, etc., if you can identify a loss, you then capitalize upon that loss to reduce achievements, standards and reputations of others).

The negative stereotype Blagovich points out (to restate the obvious here) is that he grew up economically and materially deprived and that his opportunities were not "handed to him" as racists like to claim others experience (while they claim they're deprived because they didn't "get" the 'same opportunities' because some others withheld them)...

I've known many a person from among ALL RACES from ALL nationalities who grew up in terrible circumstances but who continued on to educate themselves, avoid criminaly behaviors and achieve good lives for themselves and others afterward.

I know I had one pair of shoes once a year for fall-school and then it was the cheapest pair my parents would buy for me, and, I worked from the age of 12 yrs. on, including paying for my own college myself, as did my siblings (who achieved Deans' Lists, tho I didn't). A brother of mine is a very talented physician today (sought out throughout the world for his expertise), another is a millionaire several times over by keen investments and other business skills, another is a nurse, and much more...all of us grew up economically deprived in a single parent home for many years with a few years I recall when we didn't know if we had any food at home or not...

The racial stereotypes (and ethnic ones) that maintain that people of one color or nationality of origin or another are somehow doomed to fail because some others "keep them down" is a pathetic excuse deployed by losers to harm others and continue to suppress themselves.

I disagree with you, "Steve... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:

I disagree with you, "Steve Green". There IS not only a comparison but a shared mentality between the statements made by Lott and also by Reid, reveals both of their perspectives as comparable, regardless of how those perspectives were manifested in public statements (or private ones though we may never know what else has been said).

Lott's supportive statements about a past-Mississippi and other states' segregationist "success years" (based upon those who benefited under segregationism) is nearly identical overall in Reid's bragging that his "party" (his "people," etc., Reid's rendition of Lott's "states") benefitted by racialistic (and segregationist) "arrangements".

Nothing different there...except different renditions of the same segregationalism. Obama has posed as Reid's and other Democrat's "safe" segregated guy, being able to "pass" among "the people" to whom Reid relates and assumes to represent. That's racist, through and through, because the target or subject there (as with Lott's revelation) was another race, or racial stereotype. Obama's just "safe" because he wasn't "so Black" or "too Black" in Reid's acceptance and promotion of him...

...stupid as it is also quite primitive...

Mr. Green, as AN editor her... (Below threshold)

Mr. Green, as AN editor here, I reserve the right to respond to someone who uses the term "teabagging" or "teabagger" in a fashion that spells out precisely the act they so sniggeringly mention in a literal fashion.

Other editors have the right to respond as they see fit.

And the section editor has the right to enforce a different policy.

If you'd like to debate the origins of "teabagging" in this context, feel free to do so on the thread where you quoted me. It would be far more appropriate.

But first take that scrotum out of your mouth first, please.

J.

AND if anyone even assumes ... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:

AND if anyone even assumes for so much as a minute that Barack Obama has NOT capitilized upon racial sterotypes to live his seemingly entire life, privately and professinally, they're not thinking.

Some of the most severe, radical racism I've ever witnessed has been from Obama, his wife and the Democratic Party (recently and of course in the past, but the present tense of Democrats rely entirely upon mostly racial stereotypes to "redirect" taxpayer money).

Obama engages in a high-brow form of the sneakiest, darkest racism I've ever witnessed.

I'm still pondering, howeve... (Below threshold)
Gabriel:

I'm still pondering, however, how it is that Lott's supportive statements about past successes for some states during segregationist periods is any different from, say, Al Sharpton and other racists calling for SEGREGATED BLACK ORGANIZATIONS and everything else.

Black television. Black congresses. "Black President"s, Black tweaked educational standards (no fail, modified tests if but no tests at all, etc.), employment "for Blacks" (race-based employment, not qualifications otherwise), Black this, Black that...

The one quality shared in all of that is that one as a member or affiliate be "Black." THAT IS RACIALISM, that's reflective of pervasive, severe and growing racism.

I take it from the troll/le... (Below threshold)
Dr Carlo Lombardi:

I take it from the troll/leftard/Dem/media spin on this that it's now OK for everyone to call Obama a light skinned Negro.

Steve Green, show the quote... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Steve Green, show the quote where Lott, to use you exact words, "said that the nation would have been better off if had remained segregated."

You should also consider toning down the inflammatory words. Referring to "uppity blacks" is offensive and not welcome here.

I don't think that was the ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

I don't think that was the correct context. CNN telling us what Lott was thinking is not especially helpful, any more than than Chris Matthews' opinion. There are other video clips before the Senate that pry up the lid of your sweeping generalization that Lott was a racist. I don't think much of his voting record, but in the context of actual event, that one comment does not justify the outrage it generated.

The event was Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, and Lott's poorly chosen words were simply intended to make an old man feel good. There was no malice it it, just like Harry Reid's comments were poorly chosen and not malicious. If Trent Lott was hooted out of the Senate leadership for his comment, Reid should rightfully get tarred with the same brush. Frankly, I don't think many conservatives really give a shit about Reid's comment. What they're upset about is the palpable hypocrisy involved.

To label either one as racists and to infer that one half of the country or the other is racist is purely a media construct and a politician's wet dream.

You do nobody any service by leaping to the first obvious conclusion in front of you because it fits your political value system. If you're really concerned about racism, perhaps you shouldn't bring it up like an arsonist at every opportunity.

You also miss a critical point: conservatives couldn't care less that Obama is black. We dislike him because he is a weak and inept president that is abusing his power and the faith of the American people. Many of us are sick of the petty class grievances that underlie almost every aspect of his agenda. It disrespects the American people and the presidency itself. Black has nothing to do with it.

I do not like the phrase te... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I do not like the phrase teabagging. I do not have a thin skin but I do not think vile sexual references need to be used constantly by trolls to elicit a reaction. Although it is hard for some trolls, some do actually debate strongly without the porn like Paul Hooson, Hyper, and some others.

Now you have Steve, he is a vile class unto himself. He not only loves the word teabagging but attaches frothing at the mouth with it to give it even more of a vile expression. I know why he does it and I am sure he is smirking as he reads this.

What I am talking about is intirely different. I do not like censurship in any shape or form unless it is inappropriate to the audience. If someone was in an elementary audience during a play and using vile language, I would want that person shut up immediately no matter what the context. In this regard, we are talking about race and the alleged hypocrisy between the MSM and the democrats. We can be pushy, make points, jab, etc. But then Steve comes with his obsession with teabagging and imagining frothing at the mouth as they are teabagging. Well, I don't need it. I have better things to do with my time then to listen to the rantings of an immature troll with sexual issues. I am asking that this boy be warned of his offensiveness. ww

When is the light skinned n... (Below threshold)
914:

When is the light skinned negro going to hold his obligatory race relation's new's conference?

Steve, you must not have le... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Steve, you must not have learned how to diagram a sentence in primary school

...offered a public apology on Friday for comments that appeared to endorse segregation.

I wonder what would offend ... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

I wonder what would offend Steve Green. Actually, the answer to that is pretty clear. This site offends him. Justice, for Steve Green, requires an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. That is why he comes here to be deliberately offensive.

So Steve Green follows the old testament. Hmmmm.

Well he does bring up teaba... (Below threshold)
SCSI.wuzzy:

Well he does bring up teabagging a lot... maybe he's offended that nobody wants trust him with their balls

If you'd like to d... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:
If you'd like to debate the origins of "teabagging" in this context, feel free to do so on the thread where you quoted me. It would be far more appropriate.

But first take that scrotum out of your mouth first, please.

My point exactly.




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