Friday, March 09, 2012

Quote of the Day


"He is bringing us back... to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin... Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor whom he... embraced literally and figuratively asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed."

-- Sarah Palin, last night on Hannity

And that, folks, says it all -- everything you need to know.

A cartoon character offering a worthless opinion on an utterly non-existent controversy.

Meet your Republican party, circa 2012.

They've got nothing. Literally, nothing.

16 comments:

JohnF said...

How dare someone suggest that white people oppressed black people! That's the kind of shit that doesn't happen in Sarah Palin's America©!

LK3 said...

I can understand why you are considering not posting about Politics. (Mind you, I hope you do not as I need a sane smart voice) but holy crap...this stuff just hurts people with functioning brain cells.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, they do have something: large audiences too lazy/ignorant to look at the empty rhetoric behind the camera-ready facade.

pea said...

To paraphrase: "How dare you talk about history in a historical way!"

What a fucking eejit.

Anonymous said...

John F, I would say that in "Sarah Palin's America" there are no black people...ever...

ntx said...

Must still be very cold in Alaska. That's a whole lot of layers of stupid.

Riles said...

Foley beat me to it, but the issue oppression up for debate again? Birth control too? We're seriously back to fighting the old culture wars.

Busayo said...

They have nothing...except their audiences, who make paramecium look like Newton and lap this shit up like Mountain Dew. That's why I'm still worried about November.

Sheriff Bart said...

Looking for the Family Guy clip where Peter says something stupid and Lois says, "Hold on, Peter because when we get home I'm going to explain everything that's wrong with what you just said."

Steven D Skelton said...

I got to be honest. Until two days ago, I had never heard of Derrick Bell.

I'd lay 2-1 that she hadn't either.

Oh...one more thought. Who someone admires at 20 years old or so is pretty irrelevant to their qualifications to be president thirty years later.

I had some opinions in my 20's I'm not all that proud of today....as I'm sure every one does.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin, for Obama, is the gift that keeps on giving. Hey! Get this lady a mega-phone. We need to insure that her message reaches as many as possible, that is one sure way to cement Obama's victory in the next election.

Alice said...

So, this whole supposed controversy over Pres. Obama hugging a "radical college racist professor" makes HIM racist? Wow. It's like my mama always said, if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

CNNfan said...

Opinion: This story seems under reported that indentured servitude may have in some form resurfaced in corporate culture of the United States. H1B visa holders may be considered indentured to corporations for five years, when their losing a job, before a five year period, restarts the waiting period all over again with the next corporation to which they may be indentured to avoid deportation. This would strongly suggest that instead of being employees at will, H1B workers are in effect forced labor. Perhaps the absence of millions of American citizens, employed in the American work force promotes indentured servitude.

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This opinion on news reporting, for the sake of discussion only, may stem from what workers in the US, whether H1B visa employees or American employees at will, both discuss informally at work. Therefore it may not be the opinion of those outlets or individuals reporting the news.
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Mart said...

Santorum meets this week with Bryan Fischer, a religious right broadcaster. Earlier this year Romney called out Fischer at the "Values Voters Summit" for being indecent and uncivil and using poisonous language as Fischer had repeatedly attacked his Mormon faith. Fischer also calls Muslims stupid due to inbreeding, and hates gays, Native Americans and poor black people for all sorts of idiotic reasons. But we get two weeks of the mini-Briebarts shocking tape of two black men hugging 20 years ago, and no news of this weeks meeting with a truly hateful radical extremist.

JWheels said...

So let me get this straight, our first black president wants to go back to a time when people like him had no rights?

On top of that, somehow admitting the obvious reality that black people and other racial minorities have been oppressed by white men will cause that happen?

Oh maybe she's saying that black people want to enslave white people?

If I try to think about this any more my brain's going to explode.

L. said...

Isn't it weird that it's always white people who say racism doesn't exist anymore?