Charles Barron is a Brooklyn politician who considers Robert Mugabe a freedom fighter, holds up Muammar Qaddafi as a hero, and gives good quotes, such as, "I want to go up to the closest white person and say, 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing.' And then, slap him just for my mental health."
His opponent in the Democratic primary for the congressional seat being vacated by Ed Towns is Hakeem Jeffries, a liberal state assemblyman enjoying the overwhelming support of New York's Democratic establishment.
Naturally, the constituents of the newly drawn 8th congressional district — 53% of whom are black and 20% Hispanic — have been waiting with baited breath for the endorsement decision of the Grand Douchebag of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke. It seems like a difficult decision, since both candidates are black Democrats with left-of-center views, but only one of them is a horrible anti-Semite, so the Black Panther it was…
Former KKK Grand Wizard and member of the Louisiana Legislature David Duke released a video yesterday endorsing Charles Barron in his race for Brooklyn's 8th Congressional district against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Mr. Barron, a member of the City Council and former member of the Black Panther Party who, over the years, has made a series of controversial statements against Israel and in support of African dictators Muammar Qaddafi. He would seem to be an odd choice for a self-described "white nationalist" like Mr. Duke, but in the video, Mr. Duke explains that he thinks Mr. Jeffries has "sold his soul to the international Zio-bankers" while Mr. Barron’s strong past criticisms of Israel outweigh their other differences.
This is one of those "only in America" things, right? I think Dr. King envisioned this moment, when Grand Wizards of the Klan would join hands with unreformed black nationalists and sit at the table of brotherhood, discussing how much they hate Jews.
Unfortunately for Barron, the word of a Klan leader carries as much positive weight in east Brooklyn as Adolf Hitler's ghost endorsement carries in the Israeli Knesset, but at least we know that after thousands of years, Jews still have the ability to bring bigots together.
Tags: House of Representatives, Jewish, New York, New York City, Racism
When Mitt Romney met with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday, reporters speculated about what the pair might have discussed. Endorsements? Cabinet positions? Vacation homes?
But not even the intrepid journalists at the New York Times could penetrate their cone of silence…
The candidate was pleasant. He acknowledged that New York was amazing. And, if he walked down the street, the mayor would greet him, and by his first name, no less.
That’s about all Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg would give up Friday morning, as he talked on his weekly radio show about his half-hour breakfast summit Tuesday with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney…
He offered no details on whether he would support Mr. Romney over President Obama, who has also been seeking the coveted prize of the mayor’s endorsement.
With no reliable intel to go on, we'll just go ahead and assume that Romney and Bloomberg were plotting to take over the world. I mean, why else would two of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country meet in a secluded location and not reveal what they talked about?
Sure, they could have been discussing whether Bloomberg will officially endorse Romney, or who sells the best $200 socks, but it was probably world domination. No big deal.
While Romney was in the Big Apple, I hope he took time off to get a famous New York City hot dog. Those dogs are a lot easier to tie to a car roof. And they make much less of a mess.
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Tags: Michael Bloomberg, Mitt Romney, Money, New York, New York City, Republicans
Mitt Romney may not be a comedian, at least not intentionally, but at a campaign event with Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday, Romney had the quintessential experience of a New York comic: He dealt with a heckler…
"Mitt Romney is a racist!" [a woman] repeatedly screamed, drowning out Romney's comments and those made by Giuliani as well. "Racist! Racist!"
Her screams appeared to have prompted Romney aides to cut the presumptive Republican nominee's talk short. While Romney did not acknowledge the protester, the candidate walked away from the microphone after just five minutes and moved toward his waiting SUV.
When Giuliani did not follow, Romney awkwardly returned to the microphone to thank the former mayor for joining him at the event. As the protester continued to assail Romney — bellowing expletives at the GOP candidate, including "F*** you, Mitt Romney!" — he exited the scene again, this time for good.
On the plus side, a woman screaming "F*** you, Mitt Romney" is the first time anyone has ever expressed a strong emotion one way or the other about him.
Yesterday we learned that there's a "wild and crazy man inside Mitt." Perhaps he could have responded less awkwardly if he had gotten in touch with his inner "wild and crazy" woman.
In the screaming lady's defense, she probably just thought she was at a terrible comedy show. After all, most of Mitt Romney's attempts at appealing to ordinary Americans seem like a bad joke.
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Tags: Comedians, Mitt Romney, New York, New York City, Racism, Rudy Giuliani
Speaking at a campaign event in New York on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Mitt Romney over his foreign policy, and praised President Obama for his handling of foreign relations.
"I promise you, the president has a big stick," Biden said, "I promise you."
Biden was citing Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
Upon hearing Biden's suggestive "big stick" comment, the Internet promptly exploded. Daily Intel even compiled a photo gallery of President Obama holding actual big sticks.
Strangely, there are no photos of Mitt Romney with a big stick. Well, except the one firmly planted up his ass.
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Tags: Education, Foreign Policy, Joe Biden, New York, Sex, vice president
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Tags: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Primaries, Rhode Island, UnSuperTuesday