Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oh, and George Bush Is a Secret Progressive

No, I haven't gone mad. This is the latest Gospel according to Glenn Beck, who was in full rant mood after the SCOTUS verdict. Since he gave Willard a stark warning also, one wonders exactly whom he would like to see occupying the Oval Office - obviously not George Bush or a black man or a fellow Mormon who was raised a liberal, once voted Democratic and long ago espoused liberal causes.

Plus, Beck's  now selling teeshirts with a picture of John Roberts and captioned, "Coward."

If you thought the election of a black man as President would send cockroaches screaming from the woodwork, you ain't seen nothing yet. Best call your nearest Roto-Rooter.

Ne'mind ... help is on the way.

(As per usual, the guys on the Right are Republicans - Mo Pence, Larry McConnell and Curly Paul.

Big Lie Propaganda

I know listening to Rush Limbaugh is hard going, but just listen to blatant anti-Americanism masked as patriotism. It's bunkum. It's propaganda. More than that, it's Big Lie propaganda. It's the tactic which the Republican Party follows - keep preaching the lies until they become the truth (in some people's minds).

Sour grapes and shit-stirring. In a way, however, it's clever, because it's all subtly racist, and Limbaugh knows his audience. Now "fraud" is a euphemism for black.

Still, it's nice to hear him slam John Roberts.

Have a listen, but make sure you've got a puke bucket nearby.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'm taking a break at the moment. I'll have more to say once those corporate shills the Supreme Court screws us to the wall makes its healthcare decision.

Until then ...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Do You Think Mitt's Magic Underpants Are Burning?

Spot the lies as Willard panders for the Hispanic vote in a speech given to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) on Thursday. This is what Willard said about the President:-

For two years, this President had huge majorities in the House and Senate – he was free to pursue any policy he pleased.  But he did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system. Instead, he failed to act until facing a tough re-election and trying to secure your vote.
Last week, the President finally offered a temporary measure that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election.  After three and a half years of putting every issue from loan guarantees for his donors to Cash For Clunkers before immigration, now the President has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on Day One.

Well, since things usually happen in threes, Willard told three whoppers.

  • The Democrats only ever had the 60 votes required to prevent a filibuster for 14 weeks - that's, roughly, three-and-a-half months.
  • It's an abject lie that the President did nothing to attempt repairing the broken immigration system. Furthermore, Willard knows it. Proof below:-

  • The DREAM Act, which Willard references in his pandering, was actually killed by a Republican filibuster.
Since the audience was primarily Hispanic, I would hope there would have been a lot of subtle nudging and winking amongst the listeners, and I would hope they wouldn't buy the rotten tripe he came to sell and pass off as the truth. (Sigh) We all know that the heart and core of the Republican Party, those lilywhite people who traipse along to hear Willard's latest lie about the President, would buy his porkies hook, line and sinker.

The real question, however, is whether the Fourth Estate (that's the media, to most of the hoi-polloi) will call Willard out on his rather obvious "mistakes" (let's be polite about it); because, well, because that's what they're supposed to do. You know ... comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable and all that. And Willard certainly is comfortable.

We'll see. Rather, we won't see, because even though every one of the above three lies can be fact-checked, and should be, by any competent reporter, it's so easy to let the lies stand. After all, the media wants to present us with a good, close election, just for the excitement ... like 2000. And we know what happened there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Arrogance of the Romney Camp and the President's Pointed Response

The question from the reporter (Bloomberg ... what did you expect?) was impertinent and insouciant, but then, so was Mitt Romney's man who wrote the op-ed in a German newspaper, insinuating that the President was ignorant of Europe's fiscal situation and that the best course for Angela Merkel and co to follow was ... of course ... austerity, austerity, austerity.

The President is a gentleman, something the ueber-privileged Romney and his thugs are not, and his pointed reminder about who's in charge should resonate with Willard, but it won't to that wealthy white boy, who thinks someone doesn't know his place.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Society of the Castrati

Two dicks without a pair of balls between them. And liars.

Considering the content of the President's announcement last Friday, on Munro's part, I'd say this was a clear case of sour grapes and anxiety. Perhaps his papers aren't in order.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alex Wagner Doesn't Realise She's Part of the Disrespect Problem

The epiphany moment, which she doesn't get occurs around the 1:50 mark. She is one of many so-called pundits on the Left who have incessantly refused to refer to the President by his elected title.

She is part of the problem. This is what happens when you let the sorority girls sit at the table with the grown-ups.

Proof That the Tea Party Is Not Only Racist ...

... but ignorant. Telling an openly racist joke is one thing, but telling such a joke with a stereotypical black accent straight from Gone With the Wind is repulsive.

Please note how "poor" is also a euphemism for "black."

It's ALL Because He's Black, Bob Cesca

Bob Cesca is one of my favourite bloggers/political pundits.

His latest contribution is a brilliant take-down of  Kevin Drum's Mother Jones article entitled "Why Obama Caved on National Security." You can read the entire article here. I'll even give you a moment to allow your boiling blood to cool down.

Basically, after reading a book about the Obama Administration's national security issues, Drum asks rhetorically when did the President become a drone-obsessed killing machine? Keep in mind that we're on the eve of a national election more important than that of 2012, and the Professional Left is still dredging up shit like this which is gobbled up, regurgitated and spat out in pejorative spin by the Right. Really, these people are doing the Republicans' job for them.

Well. Bob Cesca has an absolutely brilliant assessment and analysis of the Professional Left's intransigent attitude to this President.

Why was George W. Bush never called a “killing machine” despite killing hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq? Is there something about the name “drone” itself that causes liberals to cast-aside reason and shit their pants?
This is only one small example of a trend lately that has seen liberal writers acting like this is 2009-2010 and not one of the most important election years in our history.
The “Left” side of the media-sphere is so lazy, decadent, spoiled, and elitist it should come as no surprise that the Obama Campaign rarely, if ever, listens to them. There’s no reason to listen to you when you print this kind of ginned up horseshit. And if they actually care about any of what they pretend to care about, they’re only doing themselves a disservice with this kind of hyperbolic, counter-factual rambling.
This isn’t speaking truth to power or “keeping them honest.” This is simply lazy, incurious navel-gazing ...
 President Obama could serve the professional left Filet Mignon on a silver platter and they would send it back because it was 5-degrees off temperature.

That's pretty much the truth, don't you think? Bob certainly doesn't mince words, but he still doesn't mince words as much as I do, and I'm going to tell you why the Professional Left do this and why they've been doing this since this man assumed office. They're doing it for the same reason their brethren in the Tea Party and other assorted areas of the Right are doing it: Because the President is black.

And that's something to which they're simply not accustomed.

The Wise Fool of Harvard Law School

I had an uneducated father, who was the son of immigrants and who came of age during the Depression. His people were poor, and because of that, they needed all hands on deck to work and bring income into the home. So my daddy quit school after the sixth grade and went to work.

However, all his life, he had a great respect for the power of education and educated people. He was determined to see me do better, academically, than he did. He wanted me to get a university education, and when I wanted that as well, I got nothing but encouragement from both of my parents.

When I was leaving for my first semester at Virginia, my dad left me with these words: "Just remember, you can have all the book sense in the world, but if you don't have common sense to go with it, you're no better than a fool. Most of the trouble in the world since the beginning of time came from educated people with no common sense."

Well, now I've found the perfect example of an educated fool: Harvard professor Roberto Unger, who's actively urging Progressives not to vote for the President, saying he must be defeated because he has, allegedly, failed sufficiently to advance the Progressive cause.

(Hmmmmmm ... where have I heard that before? The year 2010 comes to mind.)

Apparently, Professor Unger, even though he's a law professor, can't seem to come to grips with the relationship between the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch of government. He also seems to be unaware of the nature of the current Congress.

More naivete is shown when he suggests that a defeat for the President would give Progressives a chance to rebuild and come back stronger.

He obviously also isn't aware of the make-up of the current Republican Party, their financial backers and their public relations team.

As far as I'm concerned, this wisest of fools is one dangerous man for anyone on the Left to heed.

No. Common. Sense.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thugs By Any Other Name

The blogger P M Carpenter correctly identifies Republican behaviour of the past three years as totally what it is ... despicable.

He's got a name for these people too:-

These people are thugs. They are not politicians, they are not honest advocates, they are not journalists, and in general they most certainly are not conservatives in any traditional sense of the word. They are at best pseudoconservatives of the chronically pestilential variety.

Couldn't have said it better, myself. 

Calling All Southern Democrats ... Black, Latino AND White

There's a Southern accent
Where I come from
The young'uns call it country
The Yankees call it dumb
We got our own way of talkin'
But everything gets done
With a Southern accent
Where I come from ...

I was going to post the composer's version of a song which I find captures the ethos of Southern more than anything I have ever heard. That composer is Tom Petty, Democrat from Florida; but I decided to post a cover version by another Southern Democrat, whose lifespan covered the ugly old South, but who moved with the times and his party into the new age:-

This is for all of us Southern Democrats, black, white and Latino - especially to those white Southern Democrats, like most of my kin, who stayed with the party and moved with the times. We're the ones in the South who realise that it doesn't make a damn what colour a person's skin is, but it does make a damn who has and who has not. And that's what we, and the President, want to realise.

That's why we have to re-elect President Obama.

We're out there, and we have to get our voice. Just remember that for every Rick Scott, there's a Tom Petty. For every Saxby Chambliss, there's an Alan Jackson. For every Eric Cantor, there's a Bruce Hornsby. For every Mitch McConnell, there's a George Clooney.

Sing it out, and don't back down ... like the man says in the song ...


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Real Time Father's Day Weekend

Good line about Bush: "We got hit. I sat in a chair. I peed my pants."

Joseph Stiglitz interview - very good one.

Bill decries useless university degrees also. So do I.

The Republican woman on the panel sounds like she's high on helium.

Brilliant take-down on Justice Anthony Kennedy's take on money and corruption and the mega oil billionaire who's contributing to Romney's campaign and is also his energy advisor.

Good discussion with David Frum about Jeb Bush's defence of the sane wing of the Republican party.

Hologram Barack Obama and some blogger from the Fuckington Joke.

GOPer girl tries to take up for feckless youth. Two Canadians this week.

If more conservatives were like David Frum, I could like them. Karen Finney is quite brilliant.

The problem with racism is Matt Drudge ... hands up for you too, Bill. Selective memory.

Good ... at the very end, Karen Finney brings up Neil Munro Dickface.

Good joke about Boehner and Eric Cantor as men with head injuries.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Politico's Joe Williams Hands Salon's Steve Kornacki His White-Privileged Ass

For the record, Steve's editor has done more than enough damage to the President with her peculiar Left-tinged patronising racism. Odd how Salon always equates everything to the Clintons. Bottom line is that Clinton was never directly disrespected the way this President is, by both Right and Left, and we now are actually manning up and saying why.

Thank You, Frank Shaeffer, for Calling Out Racism Hiding behind Religion

For what it's worth, although Mormons believe Jesus is divine, they reject the notion of the Trinity, which is rejecting the notion that Christ is the Son of God ... That means they aren't Christian.

Oxymoronic to think that Evangelicals are actually going to vote for the real non-Christian candidate ... because he's white.

Another Euphemism for Racism: Heckling the President

Tucker Carlson has been everywhere from MSNBC to Fox and now he runs a watered-down version of the lovechild of The Drudge Report and Fuckington Roast Huffington Post.

Today, covering the announcement by the President of an Executive Order aiding young illegal immigrants in full-time education as a first step towards citizenship, one of Carlson Daily Caller gang stepped forward and did the unthinkable.

On the grounds of the White House, in the midst of an announcement being made by the President of the United States, Neil Munro openly and loudly heckled ... heckled the President of the United States.

Now, I've had a problem with the White House Press Corps during this President's tenure. I find that all of them, especially the big ego'd big boys like upChuck Todd and Jake Tosser Tapper are sometimes openly disrespectful, both in their tones and in their insouciant questioning of the President during press conferences. This filters down to the rest of the sheep in the journalistic herd.

But this display seen below is simply the proof in the pudding: That this sort of behaviour would never have occurred, and indeed, didn't during the watches of George W Bush, Bill Clinton and any and all Presidents preceeding them. Why? It's not rocket science.


Watching this, and feeling my blood boil, I wanted to know more about the incredibly ignorant bozo that is Neil Munro, and here's the irony of what I found: He's late of the National Journal, and he's Irish. That's right. He's a resident of one of the British Isles, so it comes as no surprise to me that another fellow resident of the British Isles, the Englishman and MSNBC host, Martin Bashir, addressed the issue of this outburst with Washington Post correspondent, Jonathan Capehart, Democratic strategist, Julian Epstein, and Grio editor Joy-Ann Reid.

As Capehart points out, this was not just an announcement to the press from the Rose Garden, but also an address by the President to the people of the United States. The unspoken rule of protocol and decorum is that no one interrupts the President whilst he's talking to his constituents - but we all know that rule of thumb went flying out the window when Joe Wilson shouted out, calling the President a liar during the address to the Joint Session of Congress on Healthcare Reform in September 2009.

In the end, it behooved Julian Epstein to take the bull by the horns and address why and what motivated a member of the Rightwing press to treat the President of the United States with such rudeness. Again, it's not rocket science. Quite simply, the Rightwing media would never have been as openly rude to any white President, be he or she Democratic or Republican.

He spoke the great unspeakable, as so many others are doing at the moment, and I applaud him; because covert racism has been the single most motivating factor behind the Right's move to de-legitimise this President of the United States.

Again, watch:-

Mediaite's Tommy Christopher actually explained his theory behind Munro's outburst and the culture which governs Munro's attitude:-

But even a decent, straight reporter can become infected by a newsroom culture that trades in racial resentment and deranged opposition to Barack Obama. I believe it is that culture that egged Munro on to this stunt. His excuses don’t hold any water, every reporter knows that you don’t interrupt the President during remarks, and you certainly don’t do it twice if it’s an accident. No, Munro was obviously trying to make a name for himself, and The Daily Caller, and perhaps thought his Irish brogue might earn him a little cultural forgiveness. Hell, his fellow DC-ers probably convinced him it would be racist not to heckle President Obama.
If not, it’s still a win, because if Munro is banned from The White House (they haven’t returned requests for comment), he and The Daily Caller are heroes to their knuckle-dragging audience.
To that audience, I would say this: Neil Munro is not a hero or a martyr. He is, at best, the victim of a culture of hostility toward Barack Obama, by a website that has decided that exploiting racial resentment is fun and profitable. Despite The DC‘s dishonest excuses, White House reporters do not interrupt the President when he’s delivering remarks, not white presidents, and not black presidents.

Just for the record, I've included, below, the walkback and whiney lie Munro reiterated afterwards in his own defence of the indefensible, as well as his boss, Tucker Carlson's remarks, which, somehow, simply don't ring true.

From Neil Munro:-

I always go to the White House prepared with questions for our president. I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the President of the United States. I know he rarely takes questions before walking away from the podium. When I asked the question as he finished his speech, he turned his back on the many reporters, and walked away while I and at least one other reporter asked questions.

(As you can see, a blatant lie about what actually occurred as opposed to Munro's version.)

From Tucker Carlson:-

 I don’t remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan. And she shouldn’t have. A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers. Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don’t want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story. We’re proud of Neil Munro.

And that's a lot of bullpucky too. I remember Sam Donaldson, who questioned Ronald Reagan vociferously, but always respectfully. Sam Donaldson didn't heckle, and those who seek to emulate him today - and, yes, that means you, upChuck and Widdle Jake - aren't even fit to shine Sam Donaldson's shoes.

I'm pleased Tucker Carlson, child of entitlement and white privilege, is proud of Neil Munro, who's probably an immigrant of sorts, himself. That pride only reinforces and strengthens the opinion I've long held of Carlson as a lightweight and not-very-clever wannabe pundit and journalist, as well as more than a bit of an overgrown fratboy, vintage-style from the Seventies.

As for Munro, his display of rudeness was the very embodiment of ignorance. I'd advise him to return to the Emerald Isle and learn some manners. They maketh the man. There's nought I can do about the racist veneer he's acquired.

Monday, June 11, 2012

When the President's Press Secretary Has to Tell the Press How to Do Their Jobs, We Need to Start Questioning Our Media

A responsible electorate is only as responsible as the media who inform them. Suffice it to say, our media sucks shit. Jay Carney said it in a nicer way, however.

The Real Elephant in the Room Is Race

I think it's time people addressed racism in America. After all, it's certainly reared its ugly head in the past four years. All it took was the election of an African-American to the highest office in the land to get all the racist cockroaches crawling from the woodwork. There were so damned many of them, some didn't even know they were cockroaches in the first place.

The biggest revelation has been the fact that a fair few cockroaches of racism regularly inhabit the Left's political sphere. From Glenn Greenwald's "Obamalovers" euphemism to Joan Walsh's Twitter war over her petty resentment that the President was deigning to run for re-election which resulted in a totally inappropriate, but very telling remark by Joan about resenting black people to Chris Matthews forgetting the President was black, all of this iteration came from the Left in varying degrees ranging from abject and open racist hatred that inhabited Miss Jane Hamsher's Firedoglake to the Daily Kos's daily patronising rants (including works by Cenk Uygur and Keith Olbermann) not just advising but telling the President how he should govern to the various racist comments hidden under the joke cloak and uttered by Bill Maher (examples here and here); but that was just subtle racism.

We also had to endure 101 new ways of not saying the President should be feared because he was black coming from the Right. He was Kenyan, anti-colonial, socialist, fascist, communist (sometimes all three), anti-American, unAmerican, "not one of us" - anything but the obvious, which was that he was black.

One side feared the idea of a black man in the White House, whilst the other feared that a black man in the White House wouldn't do their own particular brand of radical governing - with both sides absolutely forgetting the role Congress plays in all of this.

However, now, at the eleventh hour, people are beginning either to twig the issue that won't go away or else they've found their balls and now are beginning to address the most obvious obstacle to Barack Obama's re-election: his race.

We certainly kidded ourselves that we'd become all kumbaya and post-racial when we elected an African-American to be our leader.

Some people are beginning to address this issue directly - people like Bill Maher, who has spent the past three years undermining the President's message, is now directly addressing the fact that most Republicans who oppose the President do so because he's black. Even Chris Matthews addressed this in his syndicated broadcast yesterday (all the while pushing Hillary Clinton's candidacy for 2016, as if this year is a political write-off pejoratively).

What's prompted this sudden surge of political testosterone in various pundits and fundits finally addressing the issue of, not just electing, but re-electing a black man as President of the United States.

Mike Lupica, in an article in The New York Daily News cut to the quick of the problem and called it out.

There will be so many things to talk about with Obama vs. Romney from here to November, but the one that nobody will want to talk about very much in polite society, even in what has a chance to be the meanest presidential campaign for all times, is race.

It works against the President this time, in a big way.

Last time, there were just weren’t enough reasons for enough white voters to vote against the black guy, as much as they wanted to. This time there are plenty.

And please don’t believe a single poll on this issue.

If there is one great truth about polling in this country, at least when it comes to race, is that people lie through their teeth. Mostly because they don’t want to look like some lousy, scummy bigot — even talking to an anonymous voice on the telephone.

This is true. Even the most bigoted of bigots deny that they are racist. From the Left, I've had people actually tell me that racism doesn't exist amongst Liberals and certainly not Progressives. Tell that to Melissa Harris Perry, who first addressed this kind of pernicious and subtle racism in an article last autumn in The Nation and promptly got dredged through the mud of denial by various and sundry high-profiled white Progressives, including Joan Walsh's thoughtlessly clueless assertion that she had black friends.

Lupica continues:-

 Two things that nobody will want to talk about so much in the months between now and November? Race and Romney’s religion.

But race wins that one every time, first-round knockout, just because race is always the main event in America, no matter how enlightened we like to think we are.

“You know what race does in this election?” an old Kennedy Democrat I know is saying on Thursday. “It takes Mormonism off the board. Gone, goodbye. So there’s that. And here’s something else that works against the President. Romney’s not picking a bad vice-president. His pick might not be very exciting. But it’s not going to be Palin.”

Suddenly Barack Obama, four years later, is an underdog all over again. It is what he was when he took on Hillary Clinton, took on the Clinton machine, in the Democratic primary season of ’08. It is what he is against Romney right now, will be in the fall unless the economy comes back big.

Of course, we shouldn't talk about Romney's religion, but then again we shouldn't be using the euphemism of "Muslim" to disguise that we really mean that the President is black. And as we rightly shouldn't make Mitt Romney's religion an issue, that doesn't mean that what he did at Bain Capital or his record as a one-term governor of Massachusetts shouldn't be closely examined on the campaign trail either, but Romney's people object to that as personal attacks.

There are as many ways in which we can't address the candidate Mitt Romney as there are ways in which we can disguise the worry about re-electing a black man to the nation's highest office.

It shouldn't be that way either. It's time we started calling the euphemisms for exactly what they are: racism.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Real Time Redux

Bill Maher Tells Occupy Movement to Get Out of the Tents and Into the Voting Process

It seems since last year, when any and all celebrities latched onto the Occupy Movement as the cool thing to do, Bill Maher - who sucked onto the Occupy DC and LA movements in order to see and be seen as relevant - has had an epiphany of common sense.

Watch below as he endorses the fact that Occupy should make itself available to be appropriated by the Democratic party in order to give the President something viable with which to work ... in Congress; and that will mean that Occupy gets up off its collective ass, gets its head out of the fairy clouds and gets out to participate in the voting process.

The editorial starts at around the eight-minute mark. This is easily the best and most constructive editorial Maher's done all year. Such a shame he wasn't preaching this message for the past three years.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Spot the Bitch

I'm loathe to call women names which are stereotypically sexist, but I have no choice in this case. Listen to this "debate" between Michelle Malkin and Sally Kohn, "moderated" by Sean Hannity.

Tell me ... who's the professional here? And who's the immature mean girl?

The Liberal in this instance, was perfectly polite and reasonable, and she was baited by the shills from the Right. These are bully-and-bitch tactics, and the spiel is to shout over anything the Liberal voice tries to say.

We need to shout louder.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings

I give you the future of the Republican Party, a juvenile Rush wannabe, complete with ungrammatical syntax, which only indicates his obvious substandard education. At least, he's come up with yet another euphemism for hatred of the President, without mentioning the obvious melanin problem.

This is totally scary when you think the Republicans want to invest in this as the future of our country.

I blame the parents.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Joan Walsh Divides Again

Just over a year ago, when Wisconsin was in the throes of protest against Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining, Joan Walsh wrote a column declaring that it was more important to organise for local and state elections than to campaign for the President.

This column was written on the day that the President announced he was running for re-election. It was filled with untruths (about OFA not getting involved with the protesters - they did), misquotes (the infamous misquote of Ishmael Reed) and not-so-subtle race-baiting. Here's a trip down Memory Lane for people just to remind them of a particularly "pernicious" race war which Joan's ignorant remark ignited on Twitter:-

I deeply resent people who insist that white progressives who criticize Obama are deluding themselves that they’re his “base,” when his “base” is actually not white progressives, but people of color. Ishmael Reed laid out this pernicious line in December, in the New York Times, after many progressives, of every race, criticized Obama’s tax cut compromise. Reed compared “white progressives” who wanted more from Obama to spoiled children, compared with black and Latino voters “who are not used to getting it all.” I’ve been getting a similar message from some of my correspondents, and it’s depressingly divisive.

Of course, Joan never once in her white privaleged life ever thought she could be divisive. The only thing that erupted and lasted from this is a permanent antagonism towards Joan's hypocrisy from people of colour and those of us who actually recognise a racist when we see one and who acknowledge that racism can emanate from the Left as well as the Right - it's just masked better under paternalism.

Well, one year on and on the day of the Wisconsin recall, Joan's at it again.

This time, she's castigating the President for making the "pernicious" (that word again) faux pas of not showing Wisconsin enough political love and going to bat continuously for Democrat Tom Barrett.

People have been blaming the President for Scott Walker since this ruckus started in January 2011 - mostly the lowest level of political minds demanding that the President "get his ass" out to Wisconsin or he didn't deserve a second term.

It's not enough that the President be the n-word in the woodpile for the Republicans, an attitude which entices the shallow-minded media to treat him with scant respect, the Progressive Left, of which Joan Walsh takes a stipend from MSNBC as some sort of political "analyst" without ever having any direct contact or involvement with politics directly, has to make him out to be some sort of inadequately performing house servant, their own personal Step'n Fetchit, who must be all things to all people and all places at all times, or else he'll risk getting a verbal tongue-lashing from his perceived betters.

Why, just yesterday morning, Chris Matthews chose the Right-leaning Morning Joe in order to castigate the President for what he perceived to be wasting time raising money from movie stars when he should be back-slapping and arm-twisting deals on the Hill to get business done or to show the country how and why the Republicans were stymying worthwhile projects and legislation. Beg pardon, but this is what I thought the President had been doing all along.

Walsh has weighed in, in the middle of an election year, with a thoroughly divisive article, laying the blame for what will probably be a narrow victory by Scott Walker, squarely at the President's feet - ne'mind the fact that Tom Barrett, himself, has said that he didn't feel neglected at all by the White House, that what happened in Wisconsin was a grass roots' movement for and about Wisconsin. And ne'mind that one inveterate Tweeter has sent this message to Joan:-

Some people seem to know the situation at hand better than this particular "political analyst."

Still, it doesn't surprise me, and it doesn't surprise me that her outburst comes simultaneously as that of her fellow Clintonite, Ed Rendell, who's using every opportunity imaginable to antagonise the Obama campaign message and undermine the President in an election year, in the undying hope that Hillary might rise like a phoenix from the ashes of what they will perceive and spin as a failed Presidential campaign (because the President never heeded their "wisdom") and challenge Willard Mitt Romney successfully in 2016.

This is what their ire is all about. It's vicious, vindictive and sly enough to divide and conquer, but for whom?

This President has been as ill-served by the Left as he has by the Right, and that's no one's fault but our own and the media types like Joan Walsh who led us by the short and curlies. But, of course, they will blame the President - after all, it's always easier to blame the black man.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Joy-Ann Reid and Michael Eric Dyson Hand Alex Wagner Her Ass (Again) on Racial Politics

The Sooner Ed Rendell Becomes a Republican, The Better

Because he certainly hasn't got over the Clinton rejection. Now he proposes praising Romney to the hilt. Get over it, Ed. After all, you were the DNC chairman who said Bush was eminently qualified to be President after his unabashed ignorance.

Get over it, Ed. And just shut up.

And lay off the sauce.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My Contribution to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Although I married a Brit and have lived in this beknighted land for over thirty years, I haven't bothered getting a British passport, even though I could retain my American one, which I do. Countless numbers of people continuously ask me why I haven't "become British."

The answer is simple: I'd much rather be a "citizen" of one country than a "subject" of a monarch. My four times great-grandaddy took up arms in the colonial navy to defeat Cornwallis at Yorktown. It's beyond my ken why people, who - effectively - have no day of celebration of national achievement and pride, should resort to celebrating sixty years of being ruled over by someone who, by dint of an accident of birth, becomes their social better.

To all those silly Americans who revel in the glamour and mystic of royalty, I say this: They're paid for with the taxes weighed on the backs of the working peasants - that's the likes of you and me. Yep, I paid for Kate Middleton, daughter of an airline stewardess and niece of a drugs dealer, to sit on her designer-clad skinny ass for three years waiting for her drunken prince to decide there was no way of avoiding an involvement.

And don't start me on Harry Hewitt.

Anyway, as the Brits drink to excess and toast sixty years of paying homage to a Teutonic monarchy before they puke in the gutter and get ready to drink some more to the success of the English soccer team, complete with racist centre forward, to begin the European Soccer Championships at the end of the coming week, I take this opportunity to donate my humble gift of rememberance to Her Madge:-

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mitt Romney's Big Lie Theory

Well, actually, it was Josef Goebbels's, but Mitt will claim it. Just repeat a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth.

P S ... lots of white people followed Goebbels's boss too.

A Vision of Republican America

Here's Mitt Romney's latest political advert. Don't bother listening to the words belted out against the pumping beat of what he and his PR people reckon is stirring music. It's all empty rhetoric, we know. Instead, as he talks about his "vision of America," look at the faces of all the people in the ad. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.

A stranger to this land and these shores might be forgiven for thinking the United States a particularly homogenous nation. There is not one brown face, not one black face. There are no Asians, no Orientals, no Native Americans, no African-Americans. And all of the adult women look curiously like Stepford Wives.

This is the American of Pleasantville in the 1950s. All it needs is to be denuded of its colour. Give Romney and the Republican Party a chance, and they'll do just that.

Believe me ... now is not the time to go back to the future ...

Scary, isn't it?

Lies and Videotape

Mitt Romney wrote a book called No Apology. Well, it's evident that he apologises for nothing, even the blatant, bare-faced lies he's told so regularly on the campaign trail. Even worse, is the media who fail to fact-check and report these untruths.

Our political media sucks. Mitt Romney sucks. The scary thing is that he could be President.