because he’s black and white and stinky LOLBBQ
Obama has summoned his Army of Skunks to attack defenseless white people without warning.
Get it? Of course you do! It’s funny, that’s why!
A Kansas Tea Party group has removed from its website a comparison of President Obama to a skunk after a barrage of criticism.
The Patriot Freedom Alliance, which is based in Hutchinson, Kansas, posted a photo of a skunk on its homepage, stating it had replaced the eagle as a symbol of the president because “it is half black, half white and almost everything it does stinks.”
The image appeared on the group’s website on Saturday but was gone on Sunday, said Darrell Pope, president of the Hutchinson chapter of the NAACP. It was also not on the site Monday, the day after an article about it appeared in the Hutchinson News-Leader newspaper.
“They tried to pass it off as satire, but it was hurtful and malicious,” Pope said on Monday. He said the depiction was racist in its reference to Obama, who was born to a white mother and black father. Continue reading
The White House moved 0.4 percent farther out of reach for Republican presidential contenders this morning as the newly released jobs report showed that unemployment fell to 8.6 percent in November.
The angry stuttering of befuddled Republicans echoed through early primary states where White House hopefuls responded to their window of opportunity slamming shut.
The GOP’s bread & butter issue – attacking President Obama for his “failed policies” – appeared to have slid off the plate, landing face-down in the dirt with a splat heard ’round the campaign.
Between sex scandals and boner debate bloopers by frontrunner Republican contenders, embarrassed conservative voters across the nation have been turning their head and coughing whenever the subject of Nov. 7, 2012, comes up.
Posted in Election 2012? Oy vey!, Magic Underpants, Nicholas Wilbur, Obama 2012: Yes We Will!
Tagged 2012 primary, Economy, President Obama, primary, Republican primary, Republicans are asshats, Tea Party, unemployment
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently accused the Obama Administration of “explicitly” trying to “make people believe that Congress can’t get anything done” by pushing legislation the president knows won’t receive the Republican support needed for passage.
In yet another spot-on critique, the Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen analyzes the “chutzpah” of McConnell’s claim by citing examples when the Kentucky Republican himself has shamelessly confessed to employing a strategy of unified Republican opposition to essentially every policy Democrats and President Obama have proposed.
Beyond blatantly admitting that making Obama a one-term president is the No. 1 goal of the Republican Party, McConnell has given further explanation of the GOP’s strategy not only to unseat the president, but to rally Americans against the Democratic Party. It calls for unified opposition to any and every policy Obama proposes – including those the party has previously supported – because unified Republican opposition, even if it is only symbolic, has the effect of “shifting American public opinion” against the Democratic agenda and “necessarily mak(ing) Democratic ideas less popular,” as Benen puts it.
“McConnell’s willingness to blame the president for McConnell’s own deliberate strategy is plainly insane,” Benen states.
I would add that the long list of partisan bills Republicans have pushed in the last 10 months is a far greater factor in shaping public sentiments about how “Congress can’t get anything done” than any policy the president has proposed.
Mitt Romney can negotiate with “good Democrats” and “good Republicans.”
Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
He did it in Massachusetts as a one-term governor, and with that extensive “executive experience” under his belt, Romney therefore is ready to be the type of national leader America is so “desperately longing for.”
“The real course for America is to have someone who is a leader, who can identify people in both parties who care more about the country than they care about getting re-elected,” Romney said during the Oct. 11 GOP debate in Hanover, N.H.
“There are Democrats like that. There are Republicans like that. I was the governor of a state that had a few Democrats. People in this room know how many we had in Massachusetts.”
When moderator Charlie Rose of PBS asked Romney, “So it’s essential to deal with Democrats and be prepared to compromise on the big issues of our time?” the default frontrunner of the 2012 presidential race said:
Posted in Election 2012? Oy vey!, Magic Underpants, Nicholas Wilbur, Rick Perry Presents "Rick Perry", The Hermanator
Tagged 2012 primary, GOP, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, politics, President Obama, primary, Republican primary, Rick Perry, Tea Party
Mitt Romney was once again the clear victor in Tuesday’s GOP debate.
And by that I mean only that the Republican primary voters are no more and no less confident about who should or who will win the GOP nomination next year than they would have been had the debate never taken place.
Herman Cain had a good night beating the audience over the head with his “simple, fair, neutral” 9-9-9 tax plan, but Cain’s radical idea to replace the entire current tax code I think has more to do with the joy he gets from saying “9-9-9” than any actual merit of the proposal.
Rick Perry didn’t have a bad, night, which is to say that he did have a bad night because the media buzz leading up to the debate created some pretty high expectations for the Texas governor. It was a make-or-break night for Perry, and if he didn’t blow Romney out of the water he was going to be written off.
He didn’t blow Romney out of the water, but neither can he be written off at this point in the race. Romney’s still Romney, after all. He’s smooth, but almost too smooth; rehearsed, but almost too rehearsed; and overall, the base was given no reason last night to feel any different about the former Massachusetts governor than they did a week ago, as the general feeling that he will say anything to get elected was magnified with his performance.
The door is still wide open for anyone to walk through, mainly because nobody cares about these debates except the moderators and the debaters themselves.
Posted in Angry Black Reader Participation, Election 2012? Oy vey!, Nicholas Wilbur, Political Shenanigans, Rick Perry Presents "Rick Perry", The Hermanator
Tagged 2012, debates, Mitt Romney, politics, president, Republican primary, Republicans are asshats, Rick Perry, Tea Party
Behind every great political campaign there is a great team of managers, advisers and consultants.
Mitt Romney doesn’t have one.
In an article from the New York Times, “Perry and Romney Set Clear Lines of Attack” (Sept. 24, 2011), reporters Jeff Zeleny and Nicholas Confessore unveil each campaign’s approach to contrasting their candidate with the other.
Gov. Rick Perry and his aides in Texas have spent hours studying old footage and records of Mitt Romney, stretching back nearly two decades, building a list of issues on which they believe Mr. Romney has waffled or wavered, seeking to brand him as inauthentic.
Mr. Romney’s team is honing plans for an attack on Mr. Perry’s readiness to be president and commander in chief. They intend to press Mr. Perry on foreign policy, demand that he produce a national jobs plan and relentlessly pursue the case that Mr. Perry is out of step with his party on how to address illegal immigration.
In any political race, effectively contrasting your candidate with the other team’s candidate may well be no less important than shaking hands and kissing babies.
But the strategy of Romney’s campaign is flawed. Foreign policy is subject that will be mostly irrelevant in the 2012 general election, to say nothing of its importance in the GOP primary race. Immigration is a subject on which Romney has a record of waffling. And the former Massachusetts governor’s record on job creation is unflattering if not dangerous.
The most distressing part of William Greider’s column (“Obama’s Bad Bargain,” The Nation, Aug.15-22) may be what it revealed about the future of the progressive movement.
William Greider, The Nation
Contrary to the growingly popular stance in American politics that common sense is akin to defeatism, “grand bargains” and “pragmatic compromises” do not, as Greider claims, destroy the “crown jewels of democratic reform.” They are the currency of the democratic empire.
In criticizing the debt deal, Greider has amplified the commonly aired grievance from the left that President Obama is insufficiently liberal and uncommitted to the progressive cause.
His claim that Obama “abandoned” core Democratic values during the debt ceiling negotiation misinterprets the president’s priorities and misdirects a grievance that progressives ought to be aiming at themselves.
Posted in Election 2012? Oy vey!, Miscellany, Nicholas Wilbur, Political Shenanigans
Tagged Barack Obama, healthcare reform, LGBTQ, Manic Progressives, President Obama, puritopians, Tea Party, The Nation
The CNN debate last night was wretched. It was everything that is wrong with this country — including feckless media and pundunces who should be ashamed for mainstreaming Teabilly bullshit — crammed into a studio so laden with patriotic lights, flags, and other Americana that even the creators of South Park and Team America were likely shocked and awed.
Then came the “cheering for Rick Perry’s high execution rate” moment: The Tea Party audience cheered — actually cheered at the notion of letting an uninsured man die if he didn’t decide for himself to buy Liberty Health Insurance from Liberty Health Associates, using his Liberty cell phone: