Of course to 99% of American’s this is nothing new or shocking. But then again, 99% of you aren’t GOP Congressman Joe Walsh who decided to pull the ‘ TEH BLACKS MAN WON CUZ HE WAZ …” argument in an interview with Dave Wiegel.

Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this. It is what it is. If he had been a dynamic, white, state senator elected to Congress he wouldn’t have gotten in the game this fast. This is what made him different. That, combined with the fact that your profession” — another friendly tap of the bumper sticker —”not you, but your profession, was just absolutely compliant. They made up their minds early that they were in love with him. They were in love with him because they thought he was a good liberal guy and they were in love with him because he pushed that magical button: a black man who was articulate, liberal, the whole white guilt, all of that.”

This is the kind of thing conservatives say that shows they don’t hangout with many black folk. Or history professors for that matter.  Because had Joe Walsh paid any attention to the…oh the last 30 or so years of presidential politics, he would have noticed that voters tend to like candidates that have a knack for communicating their message. Which is why people voted for Reagan because he was “The Great Communicator” or Clinton because “he felt their pain” or Dubya because “he was the kind of guy you could sit down and have a beer with”.  And yet President Obama was elected because “he was articulate AND black”.


Forget the fact that after eight years of President Bush, the 2008 election was the Democrat’s election to lose, or the fact that he ran a revolutionary ground campaign or the fact that Republicans nominated John McCain and Sarah freaking Palin to represent their party. Obama only won because he was a black man that didn’t use ebonics and shit.

Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised that a party that doesn’t believe in evolution, global warming, birth certificates, and science in general would be shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, by an intelligent black man.

But still, if you consider yourself any type of intelligent conservative you should feel at least a little ashamed that your party is filled with candidates who so regularly say outright retarded things.

I’m just saying…



On a lazy Sunday afternoon I decided to stroll through the Barnes and Noble up the street from my house and peruse through their current affairs section. As I looked at the shelves it struck; just how paranoid and out of touch with reality conservatives have become. I’m used to seeing flaming rhetoric on either side of the aisle but this was ridiculous. Its as if Rush Limbaugh was holding a garage sale and I had inadvertently stumbled smack dab into the middle of it.

Don’t believe me? Here are a few examples:

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists

The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency

Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America

How The Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security

And the list goes on.


Its like Sarah Palin was selling off her collection of books after ironically remembering that she didn’t know how to read.

It amazes me how much so called conservative “intellectualism”/ “populism” really boils down to a fanatical obsession with blaming other people for all of the problems in their life. (HA! Personal responsibility my ass.). I wonder, if the government is so oppressive why don’t conservatives just use their guns to fight the tyranny? Oh wait, probably because that’s a stupid idea.

If only they could learn…

Pulling Back The Curtain: A Behind the Scene’s View of The Tea Party Movement

A few interesting observations from a recent NYT/CBS poll about people who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters:

“The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.”

“Tea Party supporters over all are more likely than the general public to say their personal financial situation is fairly good or very good.”

“They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.”

“The percentage holding a favorable opinion of former President George W. Bush, at 57 percent, almost exactly matches the percentage in the general public that holds an unfavorable view of him.”

“When talking about the Tea Party movement, the largest number of respondents said that the movement’s goal should be reducing the size of government, more than cutting the budget deficit or lowering taxes. And nearly three-quarters of those who favor smaller government said they would prefer it even if it meant spending on domestic programs would be cut.

But in follow-up interviews, Tea Party supporters said they did not want to cut Medicare or Social Security — the biggest domestic programs, suggesting instead a focus on “waste.”

Health Care Reform: A Very Good Post About A Very Sad Story

From today’s New York Times editorial defending the need for Health Care reform:

“The American Cancer Society now says the greatest obstacle to reducing cancer deaths is lack of health insurance. It is so persuaded of that fact that two years ago, instead of promoting its anti-smoking campaign or publicizing the need for cancer screening, it devoted its entire advertising budget to the problem of inadequate health insurance coverage.”

Its kind of sad that at this point, weeks before the passage of a final bill, the NYT still needs to write an editorial making the case for health care reform.  And yes that read health care reform, not universal health care. Clearly the White House has dropped the ball on this oh so important health care bill. From the public option to the insurance mandate to the entire structure of the bill President Obama’s poor leadership has left much to be desired.

It’s times like this that I like to  remind people why Hillary Clinton was a much better choice for president…

Reading Between The Lines of the Birther Movement

Ezra Klein has a blog post up expressing his confusion about the “Birther Conspiracy. His basic premise is that he doesn’t really get since besides being factually incorrect, it also makes no sense. But the real gem in his blog entry doesn’t come from Ezra, it comes from one of his commenters who sums up the issue quite nicely:

They do not believe he is legitimate. If he is legitimate, the country they imagine does not exist. If he is, they no longer own that country, as they have believed they did for generations. For a certain number of millions of people, the America of Barack Obama simply cannot be home.

It is the exact same mindset that led Southerners to refuse to permit black soldiers even as the Confederacy was collapsing around them: if blacks could be soldiers, their entire theory of slavery was wrong. If Barack Obama can be a successful, honorable, and popular president, their entire theory of America is wrong.

US Major: Obama’s Not A Citizen So I Don’t Have To Follow Orders

This is retarded:

US Army Major Stefan Frederick Cook has filed suit in US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on July seeking a temporary restraining order against a depolyment to Afghanistan and status as a conscientious objector. Problem is that he’s not a conscientious objector, he’s a birther. It is Major Cook’s belief that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of US Armed Forces. Major Cook further states he “would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this President’s command, and that Plaintiff would thus be simultaneously unable to perform his duties in good Rule 65(b) Application for Temporary Restraining Order 22 conscience and yet be simultaneously subjecting himself to possible prosecution as a war criminal by the faithful execution of these duties.”

It just goes to show you that every organization has it’s share of jackasses. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This birther movement, makes no sense. If the American people are so disgusted with your party that they’re willing to vote for a foreigner is that really something you want to openly advertize?

You’ll Never Guess The Republican Party’s New Political Strategy!

They want to link Barack Obama to George Bush. Yes, that’s right. Republicans want to link President Obama to the horrible president that they not only “elected” but re-elected. The president who’s policies they were climbing hand and foot over one another to enact into laws.

An internal GOP memo prepared to brief some House Republicans as part of an ongoing probe into the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch deal takes direct aim at an unlikely target: Former President George W. Bush.

The memo directly blames Bush’s handling of the economic meltdown, and it coins a striking new phrase linking Bush and Obama and blaming both administration’s bailout policies in tandem for exacerbating the meltdown: “The Great Bush-Obama Economic Intervention.”

Yeah, ballsy doesn’t even begin to describe it. Basically the gist of the memo is “we fucked up, blame Obama” This would be like if Darth Vader tried to discredit Luke Skywalker by linking him with The Emperor. (Yup, I just busted out a Star War’s reference. That’s how fucked up this strategy is. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but it never ceases to amazes me how low the IQ bar is to get involved in politics.