Skip to comments.The Rules Are Changing for Obama (Deer Seneter Bahrock Ohbama -- HALP!)
Posted on 04/19/2008 12:45:17 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Barack Obama seemed puzzled. Angrily puzzled. The apostle of hope seemed flummoxed by the audacity of the question. At the April 16 Philadelphia debate, George Stephanopoulos, longtime aide to Democratic politicians, was asking about his longtime association with Weather Underground bomber William Ayers. Continues...
Deer seneter Bahrock Ohbama -- HALP!
It's great to see Jeremiah Wright back from retirement now writing Obama's speeches. Or maybe 20 years of 'God Damn America' sermons which Obama accidentally didn't hear infected him anyway. If you're Obama, you go into these towns like San Francisco, and like a lot of other places such as Berkeley and Madison, filled with deranged liberals, whose delusions fell through the "Gore administration" and the "Kerry administration", neither of which actually happened, and each successive campaign has said that somehow liberalism is going to regenerate and it has not. So it's not surprising, then, that libbies get bitter, they cling to abortion or evolution or antipathy to mouth-breathing, six-fingered nukkel-dragin church goh-ing gunn-klinging skripsure-reeding Bibel-thuhmping hiks like me as a way to eksplain theeir own frustrashens.
Oh dear. I deeply regret those remarks. Slip of the lips. I misspoke at 11:00 at night and I was exhausted after campaigning in a combat zone, digging up landmines under sniper fire -- oops, wrong candidate.
To win the blue-collar vote in Pennsylvania, Obama rode his campaign bus for a week and bowled "37". But now he's a renowned authority on small towns because of that bus he rode. (Just like Howard Dean became an authority on the Book of Job, 'the one in the New Testament,' because he read three Bible verses once.) At a fundraiser in the American heartland of San Francisco, the national uniter said that yokels in small towns go to church because the economy is bad and are bitter because they worship God and not liberals and go hunting because they have lousy jobs. And these typical white people are guilty racists.
It's remarks like that which make me bitter. And now, if you'll excuse me, I must clean my evil Smith & Wesson. No, wait. Time to cling to a Bible. I'm so bitter!
Being supposedly the 'greatest' orator since Abraham Lincoln, Obama now says he made a poor choice of words and that he didnt mean that small-town Americans are gun-toting xenophobes and Jesus freaks, that he really only meant that small-town America is bitter, and that the bitterness drives them to become gun-toting, xenophobes and Jesus freaks, and he also says he deeply regrets if anyone got offended, because branding small-town Americans as bitter gun-toting xenophobes and Jesus freaks was meant in a good way, since "these traditions that are passed on from generation to generation, those are important, thats what sustains us," so he also stands by his choice of words because he says theyre true. Got that?
So, putting this idiotic theory to the test, Obama got bitter, clung to Trinity United Church and antipathy to people who aren't like him (whitey) because of bitter economic destitution as a student at Columbia University????? Then there's the grinding poverty at Harvard. Then it's the back-alley shack of the Illinois Senate. Or was it his tough life in Hawaii?????
And if people own guns because they're bitter, why doesn't Michelle Obama? Barack Obama himself writes in Dreams of My Father that it wasn't the squalor and being oppressed at Harvard that made him go to church, it was the sermons by that other great uniter, Jeremiah Wright. Especially that racial-healing sermon about "white folks' greed runs a world in need" -- i.e., "Audacity of Hope".
Libbies absurdly spent weeks trying to explain what John Kerry really meant when he told college kids that if you don't study hard, you end up stuck in Iraq. What seneter Jon Carry really, really meant is that u get stuck in Irak if u go-it-alone in Irak instead of 'studying hard' -- meaning building a coalition to invade Irak! Several years before that, libbies idiotically spent months explaining that it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is, then lost the 2000 elections. Building on this success, now the Obama droids are trying to frame this by clinging to 'bitter' -- Obama's Controversial Comments About 'Bitter' Voters -- accidentally leaving out the racism/xenophobia/Jesus/gun part.
Then a poll was released Monday showing voters accidentally picking up on the racism/xenophobia/Jesus/gun part that the Obamagandists innocently left out. Rasmussen reports that 56 percent "of voters nationwide disagree with Barack Obama's statement that people in small towns 'cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.'" Obama insists he's not out of touch, so that's 56 percent out of touch with Obama. In the poll, a humongous, epic, colossal, mammoth 25 percent agree with Obama and moron Jack Cafferty of CNN.
What Obama said in San Francisco didn't stay in San Francisco because it's his nutty liberal ideas in a nutshell. To libbies, primitive things like going to church, guns, hunting, beer, going to NASCAR, not voting for pompous asses like Obama -- all wither away once government "grows" jobs and raises taxes (always keys to prosperity), as our comrade and great thinker Karl Marx taught us. Plug in the right amount of central planning, "equal" income "distribution", ergo, no more 'small towns', no more opiate, gun-huggers get morphed into enlightened Obamas and San Franciscans, voting for pompous asses like Obama. They shall melt guns into hammers and sickles!
But, alas, the redneck proletarians keep voting the GOP capitalist running dogs into office, 'against their true interests' -- which liberals define as voters voting for liberals to have their taxes raised and their "universal" health care run by the post office. Dear Government, please take over health care and raise my federal, state and local taxes, I'm not paying enough!
Obama, to rephrase Obama, can no more disown Marxism than he can his racist crazy uncle Jeremiah, who -- by coincidence -- taught neo-Marxist "black liberation theology," which -- in another coincidence -- believes Jesus was black. Next we'll hear Karl Marx was black.
Every election cycle Democrats complain hysterically that the Rethugs want to make every election about guns and God -- so Democrats leap to make this election about guns and God. Obama would fake out the voters with the scripted poll-tested 'values' stuff, with brief 'time-offs' in the comfort zones of closed fundraisers and no cameras rolling -- except this time he got busted by Karl Roves tape recorder! But, dont worry, don't be bitter, maybe another 'historic' 'electrifying' speech, this time with two rows of American flags instead of just one. A national dialogue on misspoken statements. Or, 'What I Said At The Fundraiser But Didnt Hear.' Or maybe the missus should give another patriotic speech. Or how about chomping down a cheesesteak on camera? Or more bowling like a girl? Or . . .
My Two Cents...
Wishin’ y’all a great weekend. God bless!
You got my attention. ;o)
"...the national uniter said that yokels in small towns go to church because the economy is bad and are bitter because they worship God and not liberals and go hunting because they have lousy jobs. And these typical white people are guilty racists.
Oh, Lordy...I "cling" to my Bible and my guns. I guess I'm a "bitter" yokel. I'm, also, a typical white person.
"Obama, to rephrase Obama, can no more disown Marxism than he can his racist crazy uncle Jeremiah, who -- by coincidence -- taught neo-Marxist "black liberation theology," which -- in another coincidence -- believes Jesus was black. Next we'll hear Karl Marx was black."
There ya' go.
This is a "must read" for all. I hope the mod in charge will label it so.
God love you, JH2, for your writing skills, and your affection for telling it like it is...OKA your 2 cents.
You're a great gift....
You know, I see the comments on "Bitter-Americans" as more "projection" than anything else. In "Rev-rund" Wright's world, religion is more or less a means to unleashed pent-up anger and hatred. They worship in order to hate. It's a functional purge of their daily frustrations at embracing failure, and they get to blame someone else for their own life's disaster. Barack just shows up for the votes, and "Rev-rund" Wright for the collection dish, however they've created an industry and harvested $ by fostering hate, and that's a fact.
Thanks, new signature...
They don’t worship. They hold a hate rally.
Are there songs of praise? Is there talk of redemption for EVERYBODY regardless of skin color?
If not, then the ex-muslim preacher was no Christian.
A great, non-bitter, weekend for you too!
laughed until I cried, I did.
Thanks for your amusing two cents!
So I'm thinking about voting for Obama AND the delegates pledged to Hillary. What do you think?
ROFLMAO - made my day!
Journalists Slam ABC Debate Tactics
By Dean Baker - April 18, 2008, 1:11PM
[Note: The following is a sign-on letter to ABC to which I was a signer. I am posting it in my slot at TPMCafe to help circulate it, not because I played a lead role in drafting it.]
We, the undersigned, deplore the conduct of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson at the Democratic Presidential debate on April 16. The debate was a revolting descent into tabloid journalism and a gross disservice to Americans concerned about the great issues facing the nation and the world. This is not the first Democratic or Republican presidential debate to emphasize gotcha questions over real discussion. However, it is, so far, the worst.
For 53 minutes, we heard no question about public policy from either moderator. ABC seemed less interested in provoking serious discussion than in trying to generate cheap shot sound-bites for later rebroadcast. The questions asked by Mr. Stephanopoulos and Mr. Gibson were a disgrace, and the subsequent attempts to justify them by claiming that they reflect citizens’ interest are an insult to the intelligence of those citizens and ABC’s viewers. Many thousands of those viewers have already written to ABC to express their outrage.
The moderators’ occasional later forays into substance were nearly as bad. Mr. Gibson’s claim that the government can raise revenues by cutting capital gains tax is grossly at odds with what taxation experts believe. Both candidates tried, repeatedly, to bring debate back to the real problems faced by ordinary Americans. Neither moderator allowed them to do this.
We’re at a crucial moment in our country’s history, facing war, a terrorism threat, recession, and a range of big domestic challenges. Large majorities of our fellow Americans tell pollsters they’re deeply worried about the country’s direction. In such a context, journalists moderating a debate—who are, after all, entrusted with free public airwaves—have a particular responsibility to push and engage the candidates in serious debate about these matters. Tough, probing questions on these issues clearly serve the public interest. Demands that candidates make pledges about a future no one can predict or excessive emphasis on tangential “character” issues do not. This applies to candidates of both parties.
Neither Mr. Gibson nor Mr. Stephanopoulos lived up to these responsibilities. In the words of Tom Shales of the Washington Post, Mr. Gibson and Mr. Stephanopoulos turned in “shoddy, despicable performances.” As Greg Mitchell of Editor and Publisher describes it, the debate was a “travesty.” We hope that the public uproar over ABC’s miserable showing will encourage a return to serious journalism in debates between the Democratic and Republican nominees this fall. Anything less would be a betrayal of the basic responsibilities that journalists owe to their public.
Spencer Ackerman, The Washington Independent
Eric Alterman, City University of New York
Dean Baker, The American Prospect Online
Steven Benen, The Carpetbagger Report
Julie Bergman Sender, Balcony Films
Ari Berman, The Nation
Brian Beutler, The Media Consortium
Michael Berube, Crooked Timber, Pennsylvania State University
Joel Bleifuss, In These Times
Sam Boyd, The American Prospect
Lakshmi Chaudry, In These Times
Joe Conason, Journalist and Author
Brad DeLong, Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal and UC Berkeley
Kevin Drum, The Washington Monthly
Henry Farrell, Crooked Timber, George Washington University
James Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University, TPM Cafe
Merrill Goozner (formerly Chicago Tribune)
Ilan Goldenberg, The National Security Network
Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films
Christopher Hayes, The Nation
Don Hazen, Alternet
Michael Kazin, Georgetown University
Ed Kilgore, The Democratic Strategist
Richard Kim, The Nation
Ezra Klein, The American Prospect
Mark Kleiman, UCLA/The Reality Based Community
Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed
Ari Melber, The Nation
Rick Perlstein, Campaign for America’s Future
Katha Pollitt, The Nation
David Roberts, Grist
Thomas Schaller, Columnist, The Baltimore Sun
Mark Schmitt, The New America Foundation
Adele Stan, The Media Consortium
Jonathan Stein, Mother Jones Magazine
Mark Thoma, The Economist’s View
Michael Tomasky, The Guardian
Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks
Tracy Van Slyke, The Media Consortium
Kai Wright, The Root
what can I say except I feel real bad now.
You have quite a way with words. Absolutely perfect!
Thanks for the ping
Sadly, this guy , with his total hate America mantra and anti-American crowd of supporters, has come further than I (or most) could ever imagined.
It's like a sick version of the the twilight zone come to life.
But now the cat is out of the bag and his "issues" are on display for all to see and base their decision upon.
God grant the American people the wisdom to respoundingly thrash this quisling and the audacity of his mis-begotten hope.
II Chron 7:14 (From my bitter clinging to scripture)
Great post, JohnHuang2 !!
Wow that statistic is really telling about the rural/suburban-urban divide. Liberals have demonized rural Americans and their values to such an extent that they are a silly characterization of some inferior form of human in the eyes of 40% of Americans.
LOLOL! Thank you for the excellent wrap-up!
Dangit, a who’s who of the Left.
“We, the undersigned, deplore the conduct of ABCs George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson at the Democratic Presidential debate on April 16.”
If Obama’s other associations aren’t enough to prove Obama’s out-and-out Leftist pedigree the Left-Journalist crybaby whining over the debate does.
We the undersigned, deplore the conduct of the left blogosphere in their reaction to the Democratic Presidential debate on April 16. This is not the first Democratic or Republican presidential debate to emphasize character questions, and such questions are a legitimate part of the debate. “For 53 minutes, we heard no question about public policy from either moderator.” - So what, whiners. Can’t you read up on the other 20 debates with the legions of softball questions. Didn’t Obama himself admit that he knows Clinton’s lines and she know his by now. That is well-trodden ground. WHAT IS NOT WELL-TRODDEN GROUND IS UNDERSTANDING WHO OBAMA REALLY IS.
These questions were far more relvent than junk questions thrown up in GOP debates.
These complaints are really complaints that expose the real Barack Obama and “pull the bark off of Barack Hussein Obama” as the talk show host Cunningham said. McCain was embarrassed for Cunningham’s choice of words, but it was on target. Obama is not running an honest campaign. The “Clinton media” pulled through and gave us a revealing debate.
Those who dont like it have only Barack Obama to blame, for not responding better to those questions.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide disagree with Barack Obamas statement that people in small towns cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% agree with the Democratic frontrunner while 19% are not sure.
Thanks fer the ping, John!