Fasten your seatbelts. Obama called some motherfuckers out today, and the pearl-clutching and poutrage is sure to engulf Blogistan in flames. Maybe some of the whiners will cry on MSNBC again; that’s always effective.
Meanwhile, black people are sitting back laughing and shaking their collective head.1
Apparently, Obama has lost Katrina van den Heuvel. I’m sure Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild is next…
And before you concern troll me, and claim she makes legitimate points, any alleged Democrat who goes on to the pages of Fred Hiatt’s fishwrap and claims Obama is on his way to a failed Presidency after the accomplishments of the last couple of years in the face of multiple crises, a depression, complete lack of help from the GOP and a fractured and spineless Democratic party, can just go fuck themselves. I don’t care what they have to say.
BTW- when the Democrats lose the black vote because of what has gone on during this administration, don’t act all surprised. I’ve warned you all of the simmering anger just below the surface in the African-American community. They’re being blamed for everything (Acorn, the housing crisis, voter fraud- hell, the day after Prop 8 failed people rushed to blame black people), they are treated to a clear double standard in Congress (Charlie Rangel humiliated for what the panel concluded were small mistakes and not designed to benefit him while DeLay is a felon and no one blinks, Vitter and Ensign and hundreds of others go unpunished. And now they are after Waters. There is a reason the CBC wants to get rid of the ethics panel.), they’re watching their party elites savage the first black President when they have been the backbone for the Democrats for decades, and they are watching a President be submitted to racist smear campaigns by folks outside the party that make any and all of the bullshit the Clintons went through look like small potatoes, and NO ONE is raising any hell in defense of the President. It’s all go along to get along. The only congressman who called the Republicans out was defeated. The rest just sit there and whisper behind the scenes about how Obama won’t tell them what he wants. All of this while the AA community is the hardest hit by recession.
I’m telling you, the black community is noticing this shit even if you all aren’t. Read the damned comments here and see what people are saying.
And I’m banning every asshole who tries to claim that I am suggesting criticism of Obama is racist.
I’ve been battling asshats in the comment section at Balloon Juice for two full days now. Every derailing, belittling, undermining technique has been employed. It’s quite a spectacle, actually. Perhaps the fact that I remain unphased and unwilling to “direct my anger more appropriately” is driving people right over the edge. Meh. This ain’t my first rodeo.
For those of you out there who are gathering your torches, here’s an amazing guide to assist you in Arguing on the Internet.2 When folks fastidiously refuse to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, they’ve got a little Privilege on their faces, point them to Derailing for Dummies.
Sweet Bieber on toast, I love this stuff.
1 Except that one black guy you know who, like, totally hates Obama and stuff.
2 The Intertrons is Serious Business, you know.
(H/T to Emily L. Hauser for introducing me to my new favorite word for the World Wide Superinformation Global Gore Highway. Internets is so G.Dub, dontcha think? Also, read her blog. It’s the bee’s pajamas.)