The ‘Obama-hates-America-and-hates-white-people’ industry

"Gee, I really wish they wouldn't do that."

"Gee, I really wish they wouldn't do that."

One of Mitt Romney’s biggest challenges as the Republican nominee will be trying to suppress the strain of brain-eating crazy that has infected parts of his party and the conservative movement. He can’t reject it directly — he has neither the political standing nor the strength to do so — but he also can’t let it poison his campaign in the minds of independents and moderates.

But it’s not going to be easy.

Yesterday, for example, Romney was forced to repudiate a proposed ad campaign by a GOP SuperPAC that would have focused on President Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, suggesting that Obama is in some vague way “anti-white.”

To his credit, and to the credit of John McCain before him, Romney wanted nothing to do with such an approach, which was to have been funded by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts. Part of his rejection is pure pragmatism: Romney, like McCain, understands that such an approach would be politically disastrous, costing far more votes than it would gain.

But they also know that racism motivates such a campaign, just as it motivated the whole “whitey tape” phenomenon of four years ago. And both are too decent and honorable, with too much concern for their reputation, to want to be associated with such garbage.

Others, however, are not. The race-mongering Sean Hannity, for example, criticized Romney yesterday for refusing to make Wright a prominent campaign issue. As Hannity sees it, and as he has preached to his fearful flock repeatedly, Wright “explains a lot” about the way that Obama has governed and about his real attitude toward white America.

Other major conservative outlets are also eager to play to the “Obama-hates-white-people” meme that a subsection of the GOP base finds so emotionally fulfilling. One of my favorite examples — because it was so profoundly silly — was a column earlier this month by Joseph Curl of the Washington Times.

In the past, Curl noted, “the president took time from his busy schedule to comment on the passing of black musicians” such as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. So why was he so oddly silent about the death of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys? Whatever could this mean, this deeply revelatory pattern of commenting on the death of famous black musicians while falling silence on the passing of a somewhat obscure white musician?

Whatever it means, you could say the same about Rush Limbaugh. After being silent about the death of Adam Yauch, Limbaugh expressed sorrow yesterday at the passing of Donna Summer. Thus, by the Curl Theorem, Limbaugh hates white people, which given the amount of respect he shows their intelligence, is pretty much what I always suspected.

Speaking of which, let’s move on to the birthers. Just when you think you’ve heard the last of that lot, they pop back up like zombies, sometimes in surprisingly high positions.

In Arizona, for example, we have Secretary of State Ken Bennett telling people that unless the state of Hawaii once again officially confirms the validity of Obama’s birth certificate, “I will not put his name on the ballot.”

Of course, Bennett also took pains to deny that he’s a birther. “I believe the president was born in Hawaii,” he told a radio interviewer. “Or at least I hope he was.” I also believe that Bennett doesn’t beat his wife. At least I hope he doesn’t.

And in Colorado, we have U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the latest GOP congressman to join the birther ranks. He told a crowd that “I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

This is truly bizarre stuff, and it’s important to remember that. This wacko conspiracy stuff has been around so long now, and has gotten such a foothold in what passes for the conservative mainstream, that it’s easy to confuse it with normality, but it is not.

The recurring theme, as expressed eloquently by Coffman, is the idea that Obama is not an American, either by heart or by birth, that he’s some kind of alien planted here in our midst to undo us. It’s not enough to suggest that his policies aren’t working. A significant portion of the Republican base wants to believe and wants to be told that Obama’s policies are working exactly as planned in bringing about the downfall of the United States.

And where there is sufficient demand for a product, there will be charlatans willing to provide it:

That’s the trailer for “2016,” an apparently well-financed film by Dinesh D’Souza and others depicting what America would look like in 2016 if Obama is given four more years in the White House, four more years in which he no longer has to fear the wrath of the voters and can carry out his secret plan.

It’s coming in the summer of 2012, the summer of crazy.

– Jay Bookman

162 comments Add your comment

Paul

May 18th, 2012
2:53 pm

So what does it take to make Romney appear sane, reasonable and honorable?

Other Republicans!

I love it -

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
2:55 pm

Worst. Friday Night Drivin’ Music. Evah.

The cat

May 18th, 2012
2:56 pm

That D’souza chap was born in India. He isn’t one of us by any stretch. Just sickening.

JOE COOL~DoWnToWn THUG

May 18th, 2012
2:57 pm

stands for decibels

May 18th, 2012
2:58 pm

Limbaugh hates white people, which given the amount of respect he shows their intelligence, is pretty much what I always suspected.

[rimshot]

Of course, Bennett also took pains to deny that he’s a birther. “I believe the president was born in Hawaii,” he told a radio interviewer. “Or at least I hope he was.”

I coined a phrase yesterday to describe this ideology: it’s “Softcore Birtherism.” Like it?

Mick

May 18th, 2012
3:01 pm

As tony soprano so eloquently put it when he found out one of his top earners was gay; “What are you gonna do?”

Mick

May 18th, 2012
3:02 pm

p.s. Sean hannity is a friggin idiot to the nth degree…

getalife

May 18th, 2012
3:04 pm

He should call at the latest birther lie and calm the tea party cons down.

It’s ridiculous like the gop doing what the tea party wants or they lose their jobs.

American politics is a laughing stock these days.

A new low .

Recon 0311 2533

May 18th, 2012
3:05 pm

Bookman you are a hoot to actually print this senseless commentary after just a few days ago attempting to propagate that long winded asinine article appearing in the Wa/Po about Romney in high school. Talk about blatant sanctimony.

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May 18th, 2012
3:06 pm

“Limbaugh hates white people, which given the amount of respect he shows their intelligence, is pretty much what I always suspected.”

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thulsa Doom

May 18th, 2012
3:06 pm

“Republican nominee will be trying to suppress the strain of brain-eating crazy that has infected parts of his party and the conservative movement.”

Nothing like starting off some fresh sheets with some new inflammatory rhetoric. Libs gotta have they raw meat today

“Yesterday, for example, Romney was forced to repudiate a proposed ad campaign by a GOP SuperPAC”

Actually he wasn’t “forced” to repudiate it. He did it voluntarily because his focus is on the economy.

” that would have focused on President Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, suggesting that Obama is in some vague way “anti-white.””

O is not anti- whitey. “White man’s greed runs a world in need”. Nope. He loves whitey.

Jay just couldn’t get through this article without bringing up con bugaboos Hannity and Limbaugh. B O O !

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
3:06 pm

I would say that these people would be zombie fodder with the impending Mayan apocalypse. However, that would infer that they have brains to start with, which we can all see is not very easy to believe.

Peadawg

May 18th, 2012
3:06 pm

Forget the personal stuff…looks what he’s done for this country.

Extended Bush tax cuts which are supposedly sooooo bad
Still in Afghanistan
$5 Trillion added to the debt
Caved to Republicans multiple time

Those are some of the things that irritate me. And not to mention Democrats can’t even get behind this guy’s budget for a symbolic vote of confidence.

Hillary 2012 baby!

JOE COOL~DoWnToWn THUG

May 18th, 2012
3:06 pm

“ARMAGEDDON” …that my favorite..lol

Peadawg

May 18th, 2012
3:08 pm

“p.s. Sean hannity is a friggin idiot to the nth degree…” – Agreed but damn he’s funny to listen to.

Obama/Biden 2012

May 18th, 2012
3:10 pm

No Mr. Bookman you have it wrong. What about all of the Presidents before Barack Obama?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv1xDg-zngg

Cutty

May 18th, 2012
3:11 pm

Typical Republican: “He (Obama) wasn’t born here. He’s not American. Even though I’ve never disputed whether any other President was born here. I’m not a racist though, and hate when liberals play the race card by simply discussing race.”

Paul

May 18th, 2012
3:11 pm

Mick

“p.s. Sean hannity is a friggin idiot to the nth degree…”

Years back I listened to a line of reasoning Hannity used and commented to my brother just how stupid Hannity must be. Brother’s response: “Oh, he’s very smart. He knows exactly what to say to earn millions.”

Just once, when he’s lambasting a Democratic guest (does he ever have any of those?) about a minor tax increase on millionaires, I’d love to hear the guest ask ‘Sean, of course you’re opposed to it because it’ll cost you $Thousands a year.”

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
3:12 pm

Pea @ 3:06

That’s what makes the current incarnation of the GOP appear to be the equivalent of hot tomato soup sandwiches. There’s so many things to run on, yet they wanna bring up Jeremiah Wright and his birth. That’s not running a campaign, that’s sowing discord. You would think that as much as Republicans like to think of themselves as better than Democrats when it comes to politics, things, such as this, makes one wonder if they consider better as the lower of the two…

Jay

May 18th, 2012
3:13 pm

And by the way, “if Romney” from the previous post has been banned.

getalife

May 18th, 2012
3:13 pm

There will be no deal because if they compromise, the gop lose their jobs.

Look at the cuts that kick in at the end of the year because they failed to compromise.

The bush tax cuts ends so there will be a tax increase.

The military gets cut so you cons will have to man up and not be scared.

And Medicare cuts that I do not like.

Peadawg

May 18th, 2012
3:15 pm

“There’s so many things to run on, yet they wanna bring up Jeremiah Wright and his birth.”

I agree. And poor Romney…yes poor Romney…can’t even run as anything-near a moderate b/c far right crazies won’t vote for him. Since he has to ponder to the crazies…who knows what he really stands for. That’s why I won’t for him…no clue want he’s going to do once in office.

Joe the Plutocrat

May 18th, 2012
3:16 pm

Anyone who suffered through a PSYC100 lecture o n “projection” knows where this stuff originates. Of course, no self-respecting neo-con hatemonger would be caught dead in PSYCH lecture hall, but I digress. Be that as it may; I sometimes wonder if all this “Obama hates whites” stuff isn’t a cleverly crafted reverse-astroturf operation on the part of the Obama camp.

getalife

May 18th, 2012
3:16 pm

Pea,

I like your resolve but she is not running.

Peadawg

May 18th, 2012
3:17 pm

“The military gets cut so you cons will have to man up and not be scared.

And Medicare cuts that I do not like.”

Those two getting cut are just fine. I just wish taxes would increase on the wealthy…not people making 30k like me.

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
3:17 pm

Since he has to ponder to the crazies…who knows what he really stands for. That’s why I won’t for him…no clue want he’s going to do once in office.

I could not have said it better myself…

Peadawg

May 18th, 2012
3:17 pm

“I like your resolve but she is not running.

That’s not stopping me from writing her name down.

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:19 pm

IMAM
“Romney was forced to repudiate…”

Speak to that “force,” if you would…and by the way, Leonard Pitts didn’t get the memo, re his Thursday column… :-)

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

May 18th, 2012
3:20 pm

Seemed like a lot of White hate from the regulars here in the “demographic tipping point” blog.

BTW – I never got to see Jay’s list of all the under 40 white males in Congress.

Enjoy your weekend!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 18th, 2012
3:21 pm

Well, it’s just a shame this Obama and his followers are such Rascists. Everybody knows they hate White people like me. I never done nothing to them and they act like I’m their enema. No wonder times is so hard for White people! It’s hard to get ahead when even the President of the U.S. of A. is dead-set against you. I never said a bad word against them. Heck, I even use Those People instead of the other word when I talk about them. Except when I’m with family and real good friends, of course.

We’ll never get out of this mess till we elect a White person to set in the White House and a whole bunch of White Republicans to run all of Congress. They’ll be color-blind. Just you wait and see. Just watch the Republican Convention in a few months. Then you’ll see what the real America ought to look like. I guess in the meantime I’ll just have to carry on under this awful Rascism and suffer from it.

Have a good weekend everybody. I’ll be heading to Billy Bob’s in about a hour and 40 minutes. I sure am parched. Say, do you reckon they’d notice if a couple cans of PBR turned up missing when I do my check-in?

Midori

May 18th, 2012
3:21 pm

Evening all :)

My home computer is busted and just wanted to stop by to say “Hi” :)

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:21 pm

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
3:25 pm

Gotta do the side post, as I’m about to get away from the evening, but this one is worth a read. I may have to subscribe to the National Journal just to get the full scoop….

http://influencealley.nationaljournal.com/2012/05/relationship-between-big-oil-a.php

In an April 23 e-mail obtained this week by National Journal Daily, a senior energy aide to Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member James Inhofe, R-Okla., criticized the oil and gas industry for working closely with the White House on a strategy for regulating natural-gas production. …

Senate Republicans, who led a successful fight this spring against Obama’s proposal to repeal billions of dollars in tax subsidies enjoyed by major oil companies, felt betrayed by the industry’s collaboration with the White House on fracking regulations. The e-mail to top oil and gas lobbyists made that unhappiness clear, and it suggested that the industry was being duped.

“Moving forward, we–your partners–would kindly ask for better coordination and communication from you to prevent the Obama administration from pulling similar stunts in the future,” wrote Inhofe aide David Banks in the 800-word e-mail to two dozen lobbyists./i>

*emphasis mine.

Seems like somebody spilled the beans with that “we–your partners” talk. I guess there’s no hiding the fact that they no longer work for the benefit of THE people but for the benefit of SOME people.

Brosephus™

May 18th, 2012
3:26 pm

my bad on the slanties….

Hi Midori…

too little time

May 18th, 2012
3:27 pm

Romney was forced to repudiate a proposed ad campaign by a GOP SuperPAC that would have focused on President Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, suggesting that Obama is in some vague way “anti-white.”

Jeremiah Write is most certainly a racist. Obama sat in JW sermons for 20 years. He baptized their kids!

Turn the situation around, and the conclusion is obvious. What conclusion would the left make if Romney sat in KKK or neo-nazi meetings for 20 years?

One cannot listen to a JW sermon and believe that someone who voluntarily listens to that racist spiel for 20 years remained unaffected. That Obama went back after the first time he heard it is telling enough. That he went back for 20 years…

Sorry, but you cannot blame Sean Hannity or anyone else for that. The Obama’s went to that church under their own volition. I suspect that they went to secure the votes of Chicago’s minority community, but that is no excuse. If white people listen Jeremiah Write and come to the conclusion that he and his congregation must hate white people, you can’t blame them.

Real Scootter

May 18th, 2012
3:28 pm

Moderate Line

May 18th, 2012
3:29 pm

One thing we have never seen is Democrays trying to make a Republican look anti-black, anti-hispanic or anti-woman or anti-youth or anti-homosexual.

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:29 pm

Jeremiah Write is most certainly a racist. Obama sat in JW sermons for 20 years. He baptized their kids!

Thank you for helping move independents a little more to the left. Your service is greatly appreciated.

Class of '98

May 18th, 2012
3:30 pm

Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.

I’m not saying he is anti-American, but it is always best to stay skeptical of those in power, especially the most powerful man in the country.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:31 pm

Bro,
Didn’t you hear? The Mayan apocalypse.was a hoax perpetrated by the Democrats to keep the Religious Right from voting. The Dems figured they would say “Oh well. no need to worry now” and start getting ready for the Rapture…Honestly! Just ask Beck… :)

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
3:31 pm

Hannity is a coward and bigot. Always was, always will be. And his great appeal to other cowards and bigots.

Ditto, Limbaugh.

Waterboard both of them. For charity.

But what about this POS from Colorado?

VoteVets sent me an email earlier this week about him and I emailed Mr. Coffman a very short note.

“You are an embarrassment to all veterans.”

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:32 pm

CLASS of 98

And what does not setting foot on the mainland have to do with the price of eggs in Sinkiang? Hawaii has been a colonial possession of the Yankee Capitalist Imperialists since the 1890s. As American as mom, apple pie and the grand ole flag…just ask a native Hawaiian…

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

too little time

May 18th, 2012
3:27 pm

Unless you have all twenty years of his sermons, you have no clue. Don’t use sound bites convince you…or you just might be one of those “other Republicans”…

Doggone/GA

May 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

“Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.”

HAWAII IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY!!! Who knew? /snarc

Real Scootter

May 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

But what about this POS from Colorado?

Who is it JamVet?

Adam

May 18th, 2012
3:36 pm

which given the amount of respect he shows their intelligence, is pretty much what I always suspected.

I actually chuckled at that one :D

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:36 pm

NORMAL

Been listening to his lunatic ravings and reading his incendiary treatises for near bouts that long. He’s no news to some of us…he’s a hate-mongering, bigot, plain and simple…but, then, what else is new?

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:36 pm

Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.

This is what happens when education is under-funded.

You said it

May 18th, 2012
3:37 pm

“Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.”

Kindergarten class of 98 or 2008?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:38 pm

Josef,
You have more intestinal fortitude than I…

Ready for summer vacation?

Tim Ryles

May 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

Wonder what would happen if the Dixie Chicks said something like that about the president.

Paul

May 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

Hi Midori!!!!

josef

I’d say ‘forced’ in the sense if he didn’t, the issue would get away from him and off his strategy of campaigning on the economy.

Anyhow, got a deadline out, caught up on other stuff so I’m off to see the Avengers!

Pleasant evening, all -

And JamVet, I’ll be looking for a fitting Donna Summer tribute, okay?

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

You said it…

Class of 1898….time line that one on the mainland comment… :-)

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

Real Scootter,

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. Colorado’s 6th District.

The imbecile who was preceded by the imbecilic Tom Tancredo…

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:40 pm

Doggone/GA

May 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

Well, Japan does own most of it… :)

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:42 pm

NORMAL

Down to counting the hours!

PAUL

Why not say he “opted” to? Force just seems too strong a word for me in this context and I suspect was chosen to present a certain slant of opinion,,,

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:42 pm

Tim Ryles

May 18th, 2012
3:39 pm

You know? I didn’t even like the Dixie Chicks until then. Then I went out and bought all their stuff. Good old American freedom of speech meets right wing censorship. What a world.

Class of '98

May 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Are you guys really that ignorant that you didn’t know that? Just when I think I can no longer be surprised by the ignorance of liberals…..

Thulsa Doom

May 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Doggone/GA
May 18th, 2012
3:34 pm

“Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.”

HAWAII IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY!!! Who knew? /snarc- doggone

Doggone,

Hawaii obviously isn’t a foreign country. But then its not part of the U.S. mainland either.

Adam

May 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Just a note to those people suggesting Obama is not American, or not born in the U.S., or was never actually IN the U.S., or some other such nonsense: NO ONE IS TAKING YOU SERIOUSLY HERE.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
3:43 pm

Gettin’ ready to head out. I’ll check in later for the jams…got grand kid duty this weekend YEAH, BABY!!!

Recon 0311 2533

May 18th, 2012
3:45 pm

“HAWAII IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY!!! Who knew? /”

Well Obama did say it was part of Asia not long ago.

Real Scootter

May 18th, 2012
3:45 pm

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. Colorado’s 6th District

Thanks Jam,I’ll look into it!

Grasshopper

May 18th, 2012
3:45 pm

Mitt’s pranks as an 18 year old = perfectly acceptable subject to explore.

Obama’s 20-year relationship with his race-baiting pastor = unacceptable topic.

Got it!

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:46 pm

CLASS of 98

All’s I can say from what I’ve read of your posts in the past in relation to your knowledge of History, you wouldn’t do too well in one of my history classes…

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:47 pm

But then its not part of the U.S. mainland either.

Neither is Palin Country. But we didn’t hear about that 4 years ago like it was some surprising news, huh?

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:48 pm

Well Obama did say it was part of Asia not long ago

Cite?

josef

May 18th, 2012
3:48 pm

THULSA

Don’t bet on Hawaii not being a foreign country…it’s incorporation into the United States was decreed illegal at the time and the case has yet to be settled…check out the Hawaiian nationalists’ case…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 18th, 2012
3:49 pm

Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.

Teh stoopid, it burns!

Oy!

Drew

May 18th, 2012
3:49 pm

Heard the “he’s a citizen, but not really an American” line on Boortz a couple of weeks ago. Apparently because he spent part of his childhood in another country and the rest in Hawaii (not mainland)that means he doesn’t really understand American values. Interesting to see it repeated here, obviously lots of people are buying it.

So, since I don’t agree with their politics that must mean that Sarah Palin and Nikki Haley are “really” Americans either.

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:50 pm

Teh stoopid, it burns!

Preparation H. New application for the same destination.

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
3:50 pm

Normal

Enjoy your time with your grandkids

Recon 0311 2533

May 18th, 2012
3:51 pm

Thulsa Doom

May 18th, 2012
3:52 pm

ByteMe – Political thug
May 18th, 2012
3:36 pm

Barack Obama didn’t set foot on the mainland United States until his freshman year in college.

This is what happens when education is under-funded.- Byteme

Byteme,

I couldn’t agree with you more. Its shocking when people don’t understand what the term mainland U.S. means.

Real Scootter

May 18th, 2012
3:52 pm

Class of 98

Do you go around and poke hornets nests often? :lol:

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:53 pm

Byte, here you go.

Thanks. Hadn’t heard that gaffe, but then again considering he was working harder at the time than either of us, I can forgive him for forgetting where he was at that moment.

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:53 pm

Its shocking when people don’t understand what the term mainland U.S. means.

We understand. It’s shocking that there are people out here who think that Obama living in Hawaii makes him somehow “less American” or “not American”. Just stupid.

willie lynch

May 18th, 2012
3:54 pm

Adam Yauch? While Mr. Yauch (MCA), was undoubtedly a member on one of the top 10 Rap albums of all time, he was hardly a household name. The fact that the best the Washington Times commentator can do is make this comparison shows how petty the race baiters in the GOP have become.

Whatever happened to the good old racist like Jesse Helms, Trent Lott and Ronald Reagan? This new crop is pathetic.

ByteMe - Political thug

May 18th, 2012
3:55 pm

This new crop is pathetic.

Don’t use the word “crop” around them. Too many good memories for them.

Jefferson

May 18th, 2012
4:01 pm

Class warfare…how can the rich guy “feel the pain”

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:04 pm

Okay, where’s the music…this seems worn out…

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
4:04 pm

I’m pretty sure that Flip’s Mexican-born dad of was part of a drug cartel and was a kingpin in the narco-terrorist world…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 18th, 2012
4:05 pm

…how can the rich guy “feel the pain”

It happens every time they roll down the window of their Bentley and have to ask the guy in the Rolls Royce if he happens to have any Grey Poupon to spare.

Mr. Snarky

May 18th, 2012
4:07 pm

“The Summer of Crazy”…I love it.
Sounds like a movie.

jm

May 18th, 2012
4:08 pm

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 18th, 2012
4:09 pm

Did someone besmirch Sean Hannity? OMG!

When Hannity says “besmirch” another brain cell dies.

jm

May 18th, 2012
4:10 pm

jay needs a vicodin prescription

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 18th, 2012
4:10 pm

When Meg Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010, the former eBay CEO told voters that her business background made her the right choice to boost job creation in a state troubled by high unemployment. Sound familiar? It’s the same spiel we hear from Mitt Romney every single day.

As a consolation prize for getting clobbered by Jerry Brown in the gubernatorial election, Whitman landed a plum job of her own — CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a company that, like California, has been going through some tough times. But this week Whitman made clear that as a business leader, her approach to job creation doesn’t quite mesh with her political promises. Multiple media outlets are reporting that HP is planning to cut its workforce by around 30,000 jobs — a number that accounts for 7-8 percent of HP’s total workforce.

247 more days

May 18th, 2012
4:11 pm

Jay

May 18th, 2012
3:13 pm

And by the way, “if Romney” from the previous post has been banned.

Thanks

Thulsa Doom

May 18th, 2012
4:11 pm

josef,

I actually read a book on it many years ago in high school. And from what I read it seemed to me like a bloudless coup with the implicit backing of U.S. marines. I believe a contingent of marines was taken to the palace when Queen Lillioukiani( I don’t remember the spelling) was forced into signing docs. Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s what I recollect about it.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 18th, 2012
4:11 pm

This is gonna be one UGLY election cycle.

The desperation in the Cons will be at the highest decibels.

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:13 pm

THULSA

Pretty much the size of it…the Reconstructionist Republicans on a roll… :-)

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

“I actually read a book”

Now, there’s your sign.

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

Fortunately, FNM is close at hand, and a certain childish sleepwalker can check out for good and get his much needed rest.

The embarrassed and scandal riddled HP?

Let’s see. Seven C.E.O.s since 1999.

Their historically vaunted printers have been caught by several other companies.

And their gawdawful PCs got even worse after they merged with the even more gawdawful Compaq.

Not sure what else they are involved in, but just another bungling behemoth that was once relevant…

Oscar

May 18th, 2012
4:15 pm

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:13 pm
THULSA

Pretty much the size of it…the Reconstructionist Republicans on a roll…

__________

Pretty much the way the Cherokee gave up North Georgia and eastern NC.

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:16 pm

Finn

You are right that it is going to be ugly, however neither side as a monopoly on being nasty.

And yes, it is going to get nasty….

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:17 pm

SOOTH
“I actually read a book”

Yeah, but it wasn’t “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion…”

Moderate Line

May 18th, 2012
4:17 pm

Moderate Line
May 18th, 2012
3:29 pm

One thing we have never seen is Democrats trying to make a Republican look anti-black, anti-hispanic or anti-woman or anti-youth or anti-homosexual.
++++
Forgot anti-poor and anti-union

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:17 pm

OSCAR

Hey, if it works…why change it, eh?

jm

May 18th, 2012
4:18 pm

“The desperation in the Cons will be at the highest decibels.”

“Speaking of which, let’s move on to the birthers. Just when you think you’ve heard the last of that lot, they pop back up like zombies, sometimes in surprisingly high positions.”

“the strain of brain-eating crazy that has infected parts of his party and the conservative movement.”

“This wacko conspiracy stuff has been around so long now, and has gotten such a foothold in what passes for the conservative mainstream, that it’s easy to confuse it with normality, but it is not. ”

So. Jay says Republicans are wacko. Infected. But it’s not mainstream. So he gives it big billing anyway.

Whatever…..

As if liberals don’t have more than their fair share of crazies.