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Can Wanda Sykes Save the GOP? (John Batchelor Barf Alert)
Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2009 | John Batchelor

Posted on 05/13/2009 6:37:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

The stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes took only seconds in her disciplined 15 minutes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner—a naughty performance that mocked both Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh—to lay out a vision for the Republican Party. Of course, Sykes didn’t mean to help the GOP, yet in the manner of a prophet she climbed up on the mountaintop of C-SPAN at the precise moment that the glamorous tribes of Washington, New York, and Hollywood had gathered to worship, and she spoke the words that came to her as if from a special effects Yahweh. Wanda Sykes articulated a simple vision. She pictured a day in the distant future when the Republican Party will be free of its childlike dependence upon burlesque acts like Rush Limbaugh and his acolytes; free of their droning, repetitive excuses that the attack on New York and Washington gives them writ to bait and bully everyone who isn’t on the burlesque stage with them.

Wanda Sykes did all this when she was struck by lightning and said, “I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was so strung out on OxyContin he missed his flight.” Then, in case we missed the reference to Limbaugh’s documented and illicit chemical dependency: “He hopes the country fails. I hope his kidneys fail, how ‘bout that…”

This bold and transforming remark was so potent that it frightened everyone official whose job depends upon behaving sensitively in public. The opaque Robert Gibbs at the White House press briefing the next morning ran away from the meaning of it all by saying that 9/11 is not a proper subject for humor. Bill Bennett’s dismissal of Wanda Sykes was performed on TV with slow-witted, swollen indignation, “This is why Elaine Bennett and I don’t go to these things…”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: batchelor; gop; rebuilding; rush; sykes; wandasykes

1 posted on 05/13/2009 6:37:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It seems obvious to me that Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich are moving into leadership roles within the party.


2 posted on 05/13/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE
The comment,wasn't misguided, it was preplanned and ........lord knows it was wrong.

Patriots are about to be slandered.

3 posted on 05/13/2009 6:42:34 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I hope his kidneys fail, how ‘bout that…”

This bold and transforming remark ....

Feel the love.

4 posted on 05/13/2009 6:43:57 AM PDT by Poison Pill (The Bond Market: Doing the job the Republicans won't do.)
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To: sbMKE
We have no one better than these two men.


5 posted on 05/13/2009 6:44:40 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: sbMKE

I’d love to see Cheney move more into a leadership position although his “endorsing” Jeb bush was disappointing. On the other hand, newt and his endorsing globull warming should be neutered.


6 posted on 05/13/2009 6:44:55 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Republican Party will be free of its childlike dependence upon burlesque acts like Rush Limbaugh... .”

compared to the immature likes of Jon Anderson, Conan OBrien, Jay Leno, Letterman, etc., Limbaugh is a wise, astute wizard.


7 posted on 05/13/2009 6:46:41 AM PDT by hoe_cake (A proud member of the Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yawn.

Another “Republican” writing for a leftwing commie blog.

Tina Brown must be laughing her arse off...at all these “rightwingers” she hires to slam Conservatives.

8 posted on 05/13/2009 6:51:01 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
John Batchelor can go the way of Colon Bowel as far as I'm concerned.

Rush is not the problem, RINOs are. Listening to that POS Lawrence O’Dumbass conservatives are only 13% now? More like 60% of the party and we're not going anywhere. If we lead they will follow.

9 posted on 05/13/2009 6:52:53 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Pray for Justice Kennedy's health and well being.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
...and the problem is the [GOP's] party’s addiction to hambone performers who each day claim to be speaking for the so-called conservative base of the Republican Party.

WTF?? This clown has no clue what the problem is. Saying Rush, Hannity, Bortz, et al are the problem is an attempt to deflect the real problem, lest the GOP repair itself down the road. The fact is, the GOP lacks the will, the courage, the discipline, to adhere to the fundamental principles of a pro-business, small government, low taxes approach to running the country. Personally, I think the remaining conservatives in this country should pledge their efforts to purge the GOP of all RINO's, from Lugar and McCain on down the line. The current cadre of GOP's in office have leaned across the isle once too often and never get a damn thing in return. Grow a pair, guys, and start taking our country back before you permanently f#@$ it up.

10 posted on 05/13/2009 6:54:41 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well Wanda Sykes..The next time you are crying, and wondering why no one would step up and do the right thing for you when you need it...You need only think back to this episode in your life, to know why.


11 posted on 05/13/2009 7:01:02 AM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mr. Batchelor can take an abysmal performance by a comedienne and call it “transformative”? Has he been hired to sabotage the Republican Party?


12 posted on 05/13/2009 7:02:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Used to look forward to Bachelor’s radio program, now it’s all left wing clap trap. Even the music has gone south.


13 posted on 05/13/2009 7:16:19 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What did she joke about Obamah?

Oh yeah, the Ipod thing with The Queen, "Whose Idea Was That".

Hilarious.

14 posted on 05/13/2009 7:19:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Carley

Who is Batchelor, anyway? I’ve never listened to him.


15 posted on 05/13/2009 7:20:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Stop the wanton destruction of innocent squirrels!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Long ago he had a late Sunday evening program on WABC radio out of NY metro.

Batchelor and Alexander. Then Alexander insulted Monica Crowley on air and he was banished.

Soon Batchelor was gone too. He’s returned with this mealy mouthed lame program. Can’t imagine his ratings being anything but dismal.


16 posted on 05/13/2009 7:24:30 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Poison Pill
I hope his kidneys fail, how ‘bout that…”

This bold and transforming remark ....

Feel the love.

Not only was that line "hate speech" but the line before was an outright lie that she created out of whole cloth and falsely attributed to Rush in order to justify her hate.

"Rush Limbaugh? 'I hope America fails'...."

He has NEVER EVER said that..in fact he argues just the OPPOSITE.

17 posted on 05/13/2009 7:26:39 AM PDT by Wil H (The most destructive act of Muslim terrorism against the US was paying for 0bama's Harvard education)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who is John Batchelor?


18 posted on 05/13/2009 7:56:47 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism perfected)
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To: Wil H

“He has NEVER EVER said that..in fact he argues just the OPPOSITE.”

Wanda Skanks knows that. But she also knows her audience was dumber than a box or rocks.


19 posted on 05/13/2009 7:57:56 AM PDT by sneakin (Remember, always pillage BEFORE you burn.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think it was Skyes a few years ago, at some type of awards show, that was speaking all sorts of trash. She then stuck a microphone in front of Mr. Bill Cosby, who was sitting in an aidle seat, and asked how he was successful or something like that. The Cos retorted, we spoke english. a classic tv moment. Anyway Skyes hasn’t changed much, still classless.


20 posted on 05/13/2009 8:01:44 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Rush Limbaugh and the others (and you know their names better than I do) are paid a lot of money by advertisers of cars, soaps, foods, drugs, software, and Hollywood to complain, moan, whine, pontificate, and harangue in a darkly comical way in order to upset their audiences. It is not real, and it is not sophisticated, and it is not usually honest.

I don't know. What I hear coming from Prager and Levin is far more sophisticated (Levin does get a bit emotional) than anything coming from demagogic commmunity organizer blathering about hedge funds and speculators, when actually discussing secured creditors. Actually, I don't hear much substantive criticism of Limbaugh from the left. It's all drugs this, and fat that. Quite childish and reminiscent of the school yard actually. Can you talk about issues if you want to be so damn sophisticated, and avoid the ad hominem? When you have to work as hard as you do, Johnny, to distort and mischaracterize, forgive us if we suspect your advice isn't given in our best interest.

This transparent strategy to charachiture everyone on the right that you consider a threat, and then act as if the false image you've worked so hard to create is reality, gets really old.

If the right allows idiots like this author and others of his ilk to decide for them that Palin, Limbaugh and Cheney are somehow toxic because the left's smear machine has launched campaigns against them, we deserve to lose going forward.

21 posted on 05/13/2009 8:48:44 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Carley

KSFO in San Fran picked him up awhile back as a sunday evening show in place of bill cunningham who was drudge’s sunday show replacement there as well..

Batchelor is an odd duck. I’ll leave it at that.

quack.


22 posted on 05/13/2009 9:06:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Married to a woman who is a minister. I believe they have a couple of children.

Odd is an understatement.


23 posted on 05/13/2009 9:21:32 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Hear that Obama has decided not to waterboard terrorists. Instead he has started a new program called waterbedding. They will be made to have sex with Wanda Sykes on a waterbed.

What would the Arab terrorists have called Flight 93 if Wanda Sykes had been onboard? Flight 69.

24 posted on 05/13/2009 8:29:12 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: NormsRevenge

I like John, but sometimes he’s just way off in La-La Land, as demonstrated by this nonsense column.


25 posted on 05/13/2009 8:34:02 PM PDT by LiveFree99
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