No, really. Obama gave an interview to the South African Broadcasting Corporation and mentioned that not only are al Qaeda members evil terrorists who target innocent people, they’re also racist fucks who don’t give a shit about African lives.
Given that he was speaking to an African media outlet about a recent deadly bombing in Africa, a continent on which Al Qaeda recruits the disaffected, I thought it kinda made sense for Obama to slam al Qaeda for not only being evil killers of the innocent but racist creeps to boot. And there’s a good bit of evidence that they are, in fact, racists.
However, right-wingers are exquisitely sensitive to accusations of racism these days. It could be because the rebranded GOP base, “tea partiers,” have come under high-profile fire for stuff like brandishing signs with the word “niggar” [sic], shouting that epithet at African American congressmen, portraying the president with a bone through his nose, etc.
But it turns out that, to the teabag-types, accusing even al Qaeda of racism is “playing the race card” and thus worse than suicide bombing Baby Jeebus.
The Kwittin’ Image has churned out another Facebook essay, this time denouncing the NAACP for its blanket condemnation of all the Tea Partiers, the blanket condemnation it of course never issued. The resolution condemning extemist elements within the Tea Party was passed yesterday, and disappointed the Stilettoed Snowflake dreadfully:
I am saddened by the NAACP’s claim that patriotic Americans who stand up for the United States of America’s Constitutional rights are somehow “racists.” The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling, and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand.
Got that? That horrifically oppressed ethnic group, Tea Party Americans, has been calumnigated! Who will stand up against such wholesale slander?
FoxNews Panel: Illegal Alien, FNC Contributer Taboola Rasa and an Inadequate Non-Mama Grizzly.
It’s no surprise that Hannity’s Monday “dialogue” with Sarah was essentially an open-book makeup exam (See: “free-throw,” “mulligan”) intended to buff-out her dented mojo after last week’s thrashing at the hands of Bill O’Reilly. Yet, one can’t help but marvel at the fact that—even with a perfect “showcase moment,” an indulgent host/collaborator, zero interruptions and rehearsed questions that answered themselves—Palin beamed into Sean’s studio with nothing more than her standard player-piano rap about securing the borders, “commonsense solutions,” cynical Democrat duplicity, Free Market pony-magic and the intrinsic decency of good, patriotic Americans.
Not much here for the highlight reel, but you may enjoy her new fave slam at President Obama as a man “without a backbone,” her unintentionally revealing assertion that Tea Party members “don’t care” that Obama is “half-white” and her charmingly malapropped appeal to the President and First Lady to “refyoodiate” the NAACP’s allegations of Tea Party racism.
It’s not like I have high expectations: The “liberal media” outlet very often resembles Open Mike Night at Miss Huffington’s Home for Hairspray Huffing Hacks.
The HuffPo line-up includes can’t-write-her-way-out-of-a-bowl-of-bean-curd Clinton fetishist Taylor Marsh. Then there’s Lady-Lynn-de-Poopchute-panty-sniffer Amy Siskind. Hell, there’s even BushCo bag man Ken Blackwell—all find a platform at HuffPo because god forbid Fox hogs all the nutbaggery.
But now the site has outdone the combined efforts of even those luminaries by publishing the “Diary of First Lady Michelle Obama” by Laura Ingraham, who is angling to supplant Ann Coulter as the She Wolverine of the teatard set. If you’re familiar with Ingrahamagram’s oeuvre, the piece is about what you’d expect. An excerpt:
Gulf Coast!?! To think I had to waste an afternoon (cut my workout short and everything) to make those Tea Baggers along the Gulf Coast think we give a damn. It’s one thing to go down to Diddy’s or Kanye’s house on Star Island in Miami, but Panama City is a disaster. This place is known for one thing: endless strip malls. Do I look like I shop at Payless Shoes? This is supposed to be our vacation time and I’m blowing half my day in a hell hole like Panama City!!
But what could I do? Axe, Rahm and the rest of the gang told me if we wanted to vacation in Maine this week, one of us had to go placate the oiled up yahoos down South. I’m still mad that Barack had to interrupt our Memorial Day weekend in Chicago to sympathetically stroke some greasy pelicans! But I suppose I must do my part. But I needed this trip like Hillary needs an extra fifteen pounds of thigh fat.
Honestly, I think we’ve done all we can for the Gulf Coast. On my way out of town I even stopped by the Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar to enjoy a luscious treat called the “Chocolate Hurricane.” (I have to remember to e-mail Ray Nagin about that one.)
Emphasis mine. Aside from an elevated count of sexist, honky-harpy dog-whistles, it’s pretty unremarkable stuff. The only puzzling thing is that HuffPo posted it in the “Comedy” section instead of under “Politics,” which is a bit like covering the Jeffrey Dahmer trial in the “Food” section.
I was going to offer an Ingrahamagram parody diary as a counterpoint, but you know what? Fuck it. Ingraham is not only NOT worth the effort, she’s fully self-parodying and therefore a singularly unrewarding subject.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement.
Wha-? Buh-? This simply cannot be. The Tea Party has repeatedly said that it isn’t racist. Why won’t anyone believe them? Maybe they need to show that picture of the two black guys at a rally again. That’ll show ‘em!
Tea party leaders deny that the movement is racist and said the resolution is unfair.
“I just don’t see racism in the tea party movement,” said Brendan Steinhauser, director of campaigns for FreedomWorks, which organizes tea party groups. “Racism is something we’re absolutely opposed to.”
So there. The only people who see racism in the tea party are the same people who don’t see that taxes are just like slavery. And Hitler.
“The NAACP has more of a political agenda now, but I would hope that they would appreciate the fact that the tea party movement has a lot in common with the civil rights movement.
Uh. Yeah. To put it mildly, if the people involved in the civil rights movement had been 1/100th as incompetent, deranged, cowardly and ignorant as the T.P. movement on its best day, I’d be typing this from the Coloreds Only section of the Internet.
And no, I have no idea why he thinks the NAACP has a political agenda now vs. 100 years ago. But I suspect he isn’t aware of the organization’s history. I don’t want to know what he thinks NAACP stand for.
The kookiest of the kookies were in town this weekend at the Western Conservative Summit.* How sharp are your skills at matching wackacisms to their owners? Let’s play “Which Wingnut Said It?”
(Twist: One person said two of these things.) You must match all four correctly to win our prize - a one-year free subscription to RumpRoast.com!
1. “How can you have diversity being the most important thing that holds you together or that identifies you as a nation? It isn’t possible; it does divide us. We are the last hope of Western civilization — this country. Europe has been Islamicized.”
2. “We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves.”
3. “It’s not merely that we have the corruptocrat-in-chief sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania with his team of Chicago thugs, it’s that we have too many people who see no shame in waiting for the state to deliver them everything from cradle to career to grave.”
4. “It is about being useful not to you, not to others, but to the United States Treasury. How useful are you to the United States Treasury? These people are serious. It makes [Jack] Kevorkian look like Mary Poppins.”
A. Michelle Malkin
B. Tom Tancredo
C. Michele Bachmann
Answers below the fold.
* Sorry, no linkies. You’ll have to do the research on your own for this quiz
So let’s stipulate that Brown isn’t the most sophisticated member of the U.S. Senate, and that he isn’t likely to distinguish himself for his intellectual heft… He is nonetheless self-aware enough to realize that he is uniquely well-positioned to influence policy in Congress…
As the 41st Republican in an institution that requires 60 out of 100 votes to pass legislation, he’s had the power to stop, or at least massively slow down, everything from health care to financial reform. But Brown actually looms much larger than even this calculus would suggest. In his concerns, priorities, and, maybe most important, his confusion about the economy, Brown has come to represent the average voter in 2010. If Democrats are going to be successful this November, they’ll have to figure out a way to seize the territory that Brown currently holds.
Emphasis mine. The crux of the piece is that although the electorate wants Congress to focus on job creation, “deficit hawks” have ginned up enough hysteria about the deficit to stop or slow down any spending that might, you know, create jobs, and the public doesn’t oppose that because it soothes their anxiety about the deficit.
Countdown to the formation of shitty White Conservative rap-band “2 Runnin’ Rebs” in 3…2…1.
Of course, there’s no “real” news here. DJ Moosemunch is just shamelessly sampling studio bites from her failed “Electoral Idol” audition with Barbara Walters:
The rolled-up Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial Sarah brandishes in her Tweet is here. Shorter version: You bled my Momma—You bled my Poppa—But you won’t bleed me. Sistah Palin is in the house, and down for the struggle!
Sure, John McCain supported a “path to citizenship” and even collaborated with Teddy the Drowner to draft a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that gave wingnuts conniptions. But that was then, and this is now, and who the hell is J. D. Hayworth, anyway?
This was released in February, but it popped up twice today on conservative sites that treated it as a current, newsworthy development. Personally, I think it’s a powerful demonstration of Palin’s commitment to principles—mutable, situational, highly-elastic principles, but principles nonetheless. Supporters who don’t understand why she’s stabbing Arizona’s Tea Party challenger in the back are the same sort of WATBs who don’t “get” how a benign God can permit Suffering, Death and Evil to exist. Take a chill-pill and learn to love the nuance, beeyotches. Sarah knows what who she’s doing.
Sharron Angle’s latest campaign spot pulls out all the stops to make Nevada’s decline during Harry Reid’s tenure as Senate Majority Leader look like a cross between David Lynch’s Elephant Man and Willem Dafoe’s death scene in Platoon. In the process, however, it rather stupidly admits that employment has risen in 37 other states under Reid’s Senate stewardship—presumably the sort of not-Nevada states that send vacationing families and convention business to Las Vegas when employment is up, and purchase the cattle, raw minerals and modest industrial output of this largely uninhabitable Western moonscape.
Angle has described Reid as “a desperate man,” but airing a dark, funereal ad that makes voters want to shoot themselves isn’t exactly the act of a confident would-be leader with Big Plans to turn Nevada around.
The only thing more porous than America’s southern border is the gray sponge between Sarah’s ears.
She’s had two years to formulate a strategy longer than 140 characters, but I suppose that’s a lot to ask from someone who can fit her entire mental inventory on a bumper sticker the palm of her hand.
Then again, she may just be hoping that if she talks fast enough, no one will notice that her “plan” sounds a lot like McCain’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation, only with much more finger-wagging and huffy indignation.
Another Hot Pick from the Glenn Beck Paste-Eating-Patriot Music Machine.
NOTE: The sign citing 2 Chronicles 7:14 points to this unenforceable boilerplate promise from Earth’s Absentee Landlord:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Yeah, well, whatever. Thanks for cancer, strokes, flesh-eating bacteria, limbless Iraqi babies and the current Pittsburgh Pirates lineup, you big old passive-aggressive Nobodaddy, you.
Sarah Palin, Inc. directed someone to string together a bunch of meaningless bumper-sticker slogans illustrated with photos of grinning, sign-bearing white ladies set to an upbeat Weather Channel score:
I’m sure the brainless ninnies at NAG will eat this up with a spoon because it baldly asserts the primacy of women—particularly moms! We just know when something isn’t right!
Well, I’m a mom, and I don’t detect a whiff of future-destroying e-ville in the Kenyan Usurper’s attempts to right this sadly listing ship of state. The star of the above video, however, makes my grizzly-mama hackles rise. Must be a blue grizzly thang…