Thursday, May 8, 2008

Read on the blogs

Here is what The Ghost of Dr. Violet Socks at "Reclusive Leftist" has to say:

Imagine this scenario:

The shoe is on the other foot, and Obama, not Hillary, is the punching bag of the media — a media that is blatantly and unapologetically racist. And I do mean blatant. Jokes every night on the cable news shows about Obama’s hair and his fondness for fried chicken. Pundits laughing about what a problem uppity Negroes are.

Across the country, racists openly ridicule Obama and his candidacy. In mainstream stores there are gag gifts playing on racist themes: maybe a (water)Melon Baller with Obama’s head on the handle, maybe a Barack Obama Shoeshine Set — you get the picture. 501c groups invoke the most grotesque racist slurs with their advertising; T-shirts say “Quit Running for President and Shine My Shoes!” Anybody who protests is branded a fool and a spoilsport.

Online, Hillary’s supporters constantly refer to Obama and his supporters as n—–s and c— -s and all the other epithets I refuse to type out. Blogger Boyz blog about those stupid lazy Negroes who are still wallowing in memories of the Civil Rights era, too dumb to get with the program and vote for Hillary.

And the lies: Obama is constantly lied about, belittled, demeaned. His record is distorted, his character impugned. Every day the pundits and the Blogger Boyz urge him to drop out of the race, to remember his place, to give up his seat to the white woman. All in the interest of “party unity.”

And nary a word of reproach from Hillary herself. No denunciation at all of the relentless racism. In fact, she actually cracks a few racist remarks herself, albeit subtle ones. She jokes and nods with the media about “letting” Obama run as long as he wants to. And when she makes speeches about American values, she talks a lot about women’s rights but never mentions civil rights. She’s strikingly silent on the subject. Even when she delivers a major address on the importance of rooting out bigotry, she neglects to mention racism at all.

Just to make the analogy even more apt, let’s further imagine that some key civil rights issue is on the table — say, voting rights. For forty years the Democrats have been on the side of the angels with that one, but Hillary goes out of her way to say how much she admires and respects those Republicans who don’t think African-Americans should have the right to vote. She says judges with a record of opposing voting rights are good candidates for the nation’s benches — even the Supreme Court.

And the Democratic Party goes along with all this, pushing Hillary as the nominee, ignoring the anger of African-American voters, smugly assuming that they’ll “come back to the fold” by November. After all, say the pundits and the Blogger Boyz, where else are they going to go? The Republicans are even worse.

If you’re an adult American with even half a lick of sense, you know damn well that there is no way black folks would stand for that crap. There is no way any self-respecting African-Americans in this day and age would take that from the Democrats. It’s inconceivable that anybody would expect them to.

Because dig it: if the Democrats carried on like that, they wouldn’t be any better than the Republicans. And they sure as hell wouldn’t deserve the African-American vote.

Why should it be any different with women?

If Barack Obama and his supporters become the new Democratic party, then the Democratic party will no longer be the party of women’s rights. There will still be women in the party, naturally, but basic respect for women as citizens will be a dead letter. It will be the party of John Roberts and anti-choicers and the most virulent outbreak of public misogyny I’ve ever seen. All the sexism of this campaign will be rewarded instead of repudiated.

And that Democratic party will not deserve my vote.

This priceless video was found at the Confluence in a diary called "The Buzzing boyz are sometimes Girlz:

Good God, we have spawned our very own Ann Coulter.

What has me most concerned is that I feel Obama is not ready for adulthood much less the Presidency. My party is about to go over a cliff because of people like Donna Brazile who thinks accusations of racism where no racism exists are a valid campaign tactic. Somehow Howard Dean has allowed himself to be shut down and his leadership has not been in evidence at all.

It was Donna who decided that gay people should not be included in the party unity umbrella and Howard went along. It was Donna who decided that SC had to be one of the first primaries to give African Americans a say in the nomination. And now we are going to discount the votes of millions of people in two other states to satisfy her need to control the primary schedule and help Obama.

Is Dean out of his mind? He sees what is happening and he is doing nothing about it. Here is the problem: Activists behind Hillary are not the only people or even the main people who will not vote for Obama. The people the party has to worry about are the people who are swing voters and have no problem voting for republicans. They did it in the last two elections and when Reagan ran. They will vote for McCain rather than Obama and his elitist "creative class" coalition.
Donna has said working class whites are no longer needed. Well I fear she is going to see how an election goes without them.

ps...There seems to be another attempt by Obama and his bots, including the media like Anderson Cooper, to paint Hillary Clinton as racist. To which I reply: