It appears that Mitt Romney's move toward the political center is having a wider impact than originally anticipated. No sooner had the candidate at the top of the GOP ticket backed away from his contention that 47% of Americans are barely worthy of serving as dressage horse stable hands, this bleeding heart syndrome has begun to infect even the most rock-ribbed of conservative state parties.
The latest to be struck down by viral liberalism is the Arkansas Republican Party. Ever since a takeover the State House appeared in sight, the state GOP has offered support to the likes of State Rep. Jon Hubbard, author of Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative and opinions such as, "the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise."
Tags: Arkansas, Capital Punishment, Children, Racism, Republicans, Slavery, State Legislature
As with many scoops by Matt Drudge and The Daily Caller, last night's release of an Obama video was BREAKING NEWS. In the sense that after looking at the "exclusive," you realize there are neither enough heads nor desks to slam ones head against, to break through the stupidity of the pre-debate news cycle and enter the sweet sleep of unconsciousness.
The tape of then-Senator Barack Obama speaking about Hurricane Katrina at Hampton University represents an exclusive, in that it's exclusively for people who are unaware that the media covered this speech in 2007. As for the video's contents, it unveils one shocking fact: Barack Obama was black in 2007, may in fact still be black today — and Fox News is ON IT…
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Caller, Drudge Report, Fox News, Matt Drudge, Racism
It's been an incredibly tough battle between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. One day the Senator is ahead in the polls and the next Warren takes the lead. Back and forth, back and forth. It's maddening! Brown's team needs to find something that will break the stalemate and convince the average Massachusetts voter that Scott Brown is the candidate for him or her.
Oh, I know! Gleeful public racism!
Yes, that's Sen. Scott Brown's staff members making respectful Indian "war whoops" and traditional "tomahawk chops" in the middle of a Brown rally the other day…
"It is certainly something that I don't condone," said Brown when asked about the video. "The real offense is that (Warren) said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure."
That is certainly an offense. I'm not sure it is the real offense. I'm not claiming to be Native American, but I'd be willing to bet that some people who truly are Native American might find a different aspect of this story to be the real offense.
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Racism, Scott Brown, Senate
It's wasn't Mike Hayhurst's first rodeo, but it may be his last. Last Sunday at the Creston Classic Rodeo, the 25-year veteran clown and barrelman trotted out a Michelle Obama joke that turned around and bit him right in the ass…
The joke, as told by Hayhurst, went like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine, and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.
Hayhurst's attempt at humor apparently fell flat, much like his body after being tossed by a bull later in the show. He was admitted to the hospital later that day for head injuries that unfortunately didn't happen before he told the joke, or he may have been able to use that as an excuse. Luckily for comedy connoisseurs, the part of his brain that creates irony was undamaged…
When reached on his cellphone Sunday and asked whether he wanted to apologize for the joke or explain his comment, Hayhurst said: "I cannot believe how insensitive you are. I am in the hospital." He then uttered a vulgarity and hung up.
What Hayhurst didn't realize was that the reporter wanted to offer him $100 for an exclusive photo shoot with Cracker Clown Magazine. He should have taken that money since he may be out of a job for a little while, or at least until Mitt Romney's campaign offers him a position as court jester.
Photo from http://www.prorodeoclown.com
Tags: Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Racism
There's something about golf that makes it a favorite pastime of U.S. presidents. Perhaps it gets their minds off their daily routine of being caddies, carrying baggage for America's wealthiest.
But did know that making lame joke about Barack Obama's golf game, as Mitch McConnell did during a speech last night, is racist? So claims MNSBC's Lawrence O'Donnell…
Well, we know exactly what he's trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the — lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth…
That's the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That — there's — these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches…
I know these people are insensitive. I know the speechwriters are insensitive. I know the way they work. They do not have the same sensitivity level that other speechwriters do. But when you get to the Tiger Woods reference, there were people in the speech writing room, I know this, without a shadow of a doubt, who said wait a minute, do we really want to go there? Do we really want to go to Tiger Woods and the vote in the room was yes, we do. Mitch McConnell agreed to do it.
To recap, Lawrence is saying that a joke about Obama's golf game isn't meant to suggest the president's indifference toward the unemployed, but is meant to evoke Tiger Woods, thereby impugning Obama's own reputation as a solid family man.
It's a very, very quiet dog whistle. Only ten people in the world — the ones watching MSNBC — can hear it.
Photo by Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Barack Obama, Golf, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mitch McConnell, MSNBC, Racism