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Limbaugh Represents A Particular Kind

There is a kind out there, they are an attractive kind, and many like or love them. It’s the people who listen to Rush, with whom his ranting resonates. They are the Rush kind. Know who else was silent during Limbaugh’s lambasting of Miss Fluke; Sarah Palin had nothing to say about the assault on Miss Fluke. It’s FoxNews, Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly, Joe Scarborough, and Hasselbeck—the hate machine kind. They are fired up against President Obama, and are going to come out to vote against him–I trust they have their state IDs.

The primaries are about finding the “right” person who most resembles Rush, the person who is willing to call President Obama, a “colored uppity negro” or particular slavery slang to his face. It’s about being ignorant, spewing hate speech and religious indignation. The President was accurate in his description when he said they “cling to their guns and religion”, and they will use their guns like with Gabrielle Giffords.

Where some see the bible as a “how to book” for living righteously, I think others might see a how to for “white male supremacy”. It feels like the residue of “white only” drinking fountains press forward with their “American Agenda” and by American-I mean “white Christian male”– a world where the business class rules, and where women are whores, who should wash the feet of men.

Rush is only saying what they believe. When Limbaugh is sitting in his studio saying something crazy, I watch out for the person who agrees with him. They may or may not use the “language” of Limbaugh but you know they understand what Rush is saying. REGISTER; get your ID, AND VOTE.


“Negro”, Please-More Whites Should Be Like Harry Reid

The big ruckus seems to be over Harry Reid using the word “Negro” in the term “negro dialect”. I think it would be a serious double standard for African Americans to take issue with the use of the word negro since we still have the United negro College Fund, I wondered why the NAACP was still using the word colored which I find way more offensive than negro, but if the NAACP didn’t see a need to change it then I won’t argue. I think what is going on here is a case of entitlement by the republicans. They decided that this was a racist statement and now the media is picking up on it. Harry Reid was addressing Obama prospects with certain sectors of the white demography. I am sure Obama being light skinned helped some white voters push the button for him, and truth be told it probably made some African Americans more enthusiastic. Being a darker skinned person I am familiar with this, more favorable treatment or feeling toward lighter skinned people. He did not call Obama a Negro, he called him a “light skinned African American”–what’s wrong with that, and he is he? Sen. Reid is seventy years old he is a man from a different time but he did use the “politically correct term”. Republicans and their supporters can say Obama is a socialist and pushing a socialist agenda, carry posters of Obama as a monkey or caveman, but Harry Reid can’t say he is a light skinned African American.

Sen. Reid said Obama did not exhibit a “negro dialect” which I am guessing it might mean Obama didn’t have an accent, he didn’t sound southern, like a pastor, or spoke slang—“unless he wanted to”, what’s wrong with that? I think he was saying Obama would be palatable in many demographics. Harry Reid was showing Obamas potential versatility and broad appeal.

Harry Reid should be praised for using the language he did, I could think of many other in-artful words he could have put in there. We learned something about Harry Reid’s character; we learn that he is not saying one thing in public and something else behind closed doors when it comes to matters of “race”. If this is the worst that comes out of Harry Reid‘s mouth when he thinks it’s not going to be repeated it then I wish more whites were like Harry Reid. This statement showed that Harry Reid is not racist or prejudice and that he understood the times politically and socially and was ready to take a leap of faith to move the country forward on both. Harry Reid truly believed that Obama could get elected.

Harry Reid was correct in his support for Obama and in his statements about Obama possibilities of getting elected. I think whites are offended by Harry Reid’s statement because it is really a reflection of the mentality of some whites, exposing their prejudices. Harry Reid was candid in his statements and it is a truth that many people agreed with. I would add to Harry’s statement that Obama did not have any roots in American slavery and was seen not as a descendant from slaves but as the son of an immigrant, an experience many white Americans share and can relate to.

I don’t think Harry Reid needs to apologize for anything that has been released by the book, as he said that election was a proud moment in his life and these comments proved he conducted himself honorably.

Once again the republicans have used the media to do their dirty work, taking something positive and saying it’s negative. How many times are we going to allow this re-interpretation? By the way doesn’t Michael Steele try to talk in a “negro dialect” he claims to reach more African Americans. Lol. Thinking of his blog “What Up” and Michelle Bachman telling him “you be da man”.

As for the comments attributed to Bill Clinton I have to say I am not surprised, I do remember in the campaign that he made a statement implying that Hillary and John McCain were the only ones who “loved the country”. Do I think bill Clinton is prejudice, no– but I think bill Clinton knows there is a segment of the country that is and he played the race card because it’s one of the aces in the American political deck. Harry Reid is not like bill Clinton.

The stuff I find most revealing is the information about the Edwards. I supported the candidacy of john Edwards and advocated for him and Obama to form an alliance possibly running on the same ticket. How disastrous that would have been for the country. The statements Elizabeth Edwards made about healthcare showed extreme insensitivity for someone in her position and couldn’t her and john afford to buy their own healthcare. I am even more thankful to the citizens of Iowa and the early primaries that sorted that out for us.

As for the “bombshells” about the McCain campaign there was hardly any there, just a confirmation of what we already knew; John McCain didn’t give a darn about the country and Sarah Palin was a ditz. It wasn’t that Sarah Palin was a woman and she had children but that was how the republican framed the argument made by those opposing Sarah Palin. My feeling has always been that Sarah needed to tend to her children. Remember the reason her son went to the military was to avoid jail, and her teenage daughter was pregnant. Her views were radical; she abused the powers of her office (check out my piece “Making the Case Against John McCain“)

This is another example of the republicans exploiting the media and the idiot media allowing themselves to be manipulated. The information about Sarah Palin is far more damaging than Reid’s verbiage, but yet the dominating story has been this non-controversy stirred up by the republicans to deflect attention from the fact that the republicans, Fox News news, and John McCain are liars. John McCain kept saying Sarah Palin was qualified to be vice president when behind the scenes his campaign scrambled to teach her basic geography and history. If John McCain was more like Harry Reid he would not have put the country at risk the way he did by nominating Sarah for vice presidency.

This book is an indictment of the media, and I think it is sad that people who call themselves journalists withhold pertinent information during a major election in order to make money later from a book. When it’s done this way, it does feel a tinge like gossip. It feels like all the journalists want to be famous, they want fans, they want to be recognized, they are celebrity hawks craving the glossy spotlight. While I appreciate the writers presenting this, it would have been more valuable to me in 2008. We rely on the media to be our filter between presentation and reality; it doesn’t help when the “media” is part of the deception.

Even the so called liberal media CNN, MSNBC while they picked apart the Obama campaign running after every bone tossed out by Fox News news–they gave a pass to the McCain/Palin campaign even inflating the numbers of their crowds. They took their lead from Fox News news and continue to do that today. It has gotten so bad that instead of covering politics the so called liberal media has resorted to just covering FOX NEWS, and then we wonder why the republican agenda always gets traction—they are getting free media everywhere. The crossfire format adopted by news shows has not helped the debate, each side gets to present their own facts and the anchor is a moderator instead of a reporter/journalist. The American Media is disgraceful; they continue to wallow in the pit of partisan debauchery being zigged and zagged in any direction by the hypocritical republicans. Is it coordinated or is the media really as stupid as they seem.

We see this pattern again and again, people forfeiting their responsibility in order to cash in on a book. Dick Clark did it, George Tenant, Scott McClellan—it has to stop. My recommendation is not to buy this book, have already purchased it pass it on to someone who wants to read it. When we buy these books we condone this behavior and why should we help make them rich—they didn’t help us.

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"John McCain is the most wonderful, thoughtful, bravest, caring maverick, aaaah, man I know."

I didn’t know skirting around, and showing zero understanding of the issues means qualified to be president. I mean the woman recited from her “memory cards”. I thought Sarah was terrible, she didn’t answer any of the question and the answers she gave were disturbing. All Sarah proved tonight was that she could read and memorize. Being folksy and witty is not an answer to the question. I was not impressed, you have to be more than a pretty face and know how to speak, you should actually know something, and I don’t think she proved that tonight. The most important thing Sarah said tonight was that she agreed with the Cheney philosophy of expanding the role of vice president that bothers me.

Sarah reminded me of an aggressive small dog that is hyper and barks at everything that passes. She was just on the attack and she offered no real solutions. She was not even familiar with John McCain’s record. Seems like all she did to prep for the debate was memorize answers and watch the democratic primary debates, too bad she didn’t come with any facts. The most amusing thing she said was that examing the Bush years was looking backwards towards the past. “You prefaced your whole comment on the Bush years …dog done it.” Those darn Bush years, which John McCain agreed with George Bush the majority of the time, we should just forget about that. The pesky past. Hilarious!!

The McCain/Palin ticket offers no solutions to any of the questions that face our nation.
All they did was trash what the other guys is proposing without putting forth their own vision. I find it to be a very empty ticket that’s only appeal is the “celebrity” of Sarah.
This has proved to me more than ever that Sarah is not ready to be vice president, she did
makes mistakes by not answering the questions, and not knowing what she was talking about, and I think equating yourself with Cheney is a pretty big mistake. You could see the light go off in Joe Bidens head when she did that, he almost burst out of his skin. She talked about expanding the role of vice president. Bingo! Cheney in a skirt. When asked what her role would be as vice president, she said John McCain asked her to work on energy, special needs, help reform Washington. What does that mean, when you just talked about exerting power over the senate? Even on Energy she didn’t seem to know more than Joe Biden, and she regurgitated her answer for energy on about four or five of the questions that had nothing to do with energy. Smile, wink, smile!!! Wink, wink!! I don’t want my politicians winking at me, ‘cause I don’t know what you’re talking about when you do that. Are you saying “I’m kidding”, “I don’t mean what I’m saying”, “just go along, and I’ll explain later”, that’s what it means to me.

For women the fact that pundants are saying that she did well in this debate is a real set back. To have a bar set so low, her main qualification is her “cuteness”. Selecting Sarah Palin is affirmative action at its worst, and speaks to John McCain’s lack of respect for the nation and the position of president. She corrected Joe about the “drill, baby, drill” but she didn’t know much about the economy or foreign policy. Her main headlines were taxes, maverick, and reform, all of which were knocked down successfully by Biden. He effectively attacked McCain’s record and tied him to Bush. I’m not saying a woman is not ready for the position, but this woman clearly is not. She came off very rehearsed, even during the times she looked into the camera I don’t think she connected, she looked drone-like. At times I felt like I was watching a terrible remake of the Manchurian Candidate, “John McCain is the most wonderful, thoughtful, bravest, caring maverick, aaaah, man I know.”

I also think she wants to be at the top of the ticket. She did have the slip of saying that John McCain is the guys we most need to “leave”…oops, lead.

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