Friday, February 27, 2009

Quote of the Week


""Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man!"

-- Republican Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (of course) shouting praise after a speech by Black Man™ RNC chairman Michael Steele, and obviously fully on board with his new "The GOP: It's Off the Hook, Yo!" promotional campaign

15 comments:

Benoit from Ottawa said...

It's amusing to watch the march of "ebonics" in the States -- those whitebread repubs are, um, SO COOL.

Yah, that's it. Hip too.

;)

Greg said...

Oh. God. That's... sad.

Chez, seriously, you should come up here to Canada at some point. It's cold sometimes but we never pretend to be cooler than we are...

Anonymous said...

Is there any sentence in the English language so stupid that you would not believe she said it? If it was reported that she said "I really think we should eliminate Medicare and spend that money sending diplomatic muffins to our enemies in the Middle East. Buy their love with baked goods." I would not believe it not because the idea is idiotic but because I do not believe she believes in diplomacy or love. Her bring a congressperson is sort of phenomenal. It changes the way I view this world.

Sarah Palin was an idiot but at least she did a good enough job parroting the party line that you could believe that other people believed her. Bachmann wears her retardation proudly on her sleeve. Who are her voters and how do they interpret this sort of thing?

SteveR said...

She has to be Andy Kaufman in drag.

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

Has that bitch been watching House Party again?

Geetch said...

My favorite thing about this whole Republicans jumping on the diversity bandwagon is that they have never, EVER understood Obama is not about the diversity bandwagon. He got a lot of publicity as a serious presidential candidate because he was black, and I'm sure some people decided that "young black guy" was a better option than "old white guy", but his platform has never been "Make me the first black President." The Republicans' insistence on pushing "ethnic" politicians in the wake of Obama's election shows how truly out of touch some of them are; giving them the benefit of the doubt, it's great that they're starting to take into account the perspectives of, I don't know, everyone else, but they still don't seem to get that people voted for Obama because they wanted Obama as President, not just a black man.

Riles said...

Seriously? I've GOT to hear the audio.

Pink Kitty said...

I find it amusing that the GOP believes that in order to reach the younger generation and to compete against the Dems they have to mimic
1980's hip hop stereotypes. This is truly sad and proof they are completely out of touch.

-Alzeyor- said...

Yes, we here in Minnesota are just so proud of her. We're going to bury her in a time capsule to be dug up centuries from now.....

Mozglubov said...

The amazing thing is she also apparently asked "I just wondered that if our founders thought taxation without representation was bad, what would they think of representation WITH taxation?" (pointed out by PZ Myers). That, to me, is even worse than telling Steele that he "be da man".

Alex said...

@ Mozglubov

Holy God that is a painful statement to try and wrap my mind around.

Matt Osborne said...

The woman is crazy as a loon and looks it.

Anonymous said...

This has to be a fucking joke. Right? Tell me there's audio or video somewhere and I'll believe it.

Beth said...

Bachmann is all kinds of crazy. By the way, Chez, I like the new Inara baby blog. She is adorable, and the pictures make me smile.

Ref said...

(Matt O SORT of beat me to it.) I saw that picture in the dictionary next to "unhinged."