November 2, 2008

Obamalot candor

Not that I’m surprised at this stage, but here are a couple of bits to get your blood pressure up.

First, here’s Dr Charles Ogletree, an Obama advisor on race, articulating the “post-racial” position that whites are, of course, racist. This comes on the heels of his having noted recently that, even should Obama be elected, whites would be voting for his “white” half, and so are still inveterate racists.

Joining this celebration of post racial healing shortly after the election will be Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, whose book on the institutionalized white supremacist attitude built into US society will be available for sale to, well, inveterate white supremacists, I guess.

All part of the post-racial healing process, I guess.

Second, here’s Obama on how he’ll drive energy prices up in the name of environmental safeguarding. His plan is to bankrupt the coal industry.

Evidently, the poor and starving who suffer under his plan will make excellent compost once they do the earth a favor and just die already.

Pennsylvanians voting for their own demise. How absolutely surreal:

Much more here.

Me, I’m beyond disgusted that the media has kept this kind of thing essentially quarantined. They haven’t any shame, and what dignity they ever had they’ve traded for a seat on the King’s plane and the shot at an invitation to the best salons and parties.

Fuck them.

(Thanks to Brent)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 4:04pm

Comments (51)

  1. he King’s plane and the shot at an

    I’m gonna get in ahead of the curve, and denounce you now.

  2. I denounce myself for even reading your highlighted material, Carin.

  3. It does have a To Serve Man quality to it.

  4. I had a very hard time hearing what Ogletree says. In particular what he says just after the bit about Black Caucus members being elected by majority-minority communities. It seemed like he went on to name a couple of black Republican congressmen but I couldn’t make out their names for the life of me. I also thought I heard the word “minute” used in association with that description. Can anyone help transcriptively like?

  5. I wish they were selling their integrity for the chance to touch his garments, but most of them really seem to believe this stuff. Remember James Earl Jones character in Conan the Barbarian when he explains what power really is? I’m afraid that is what we are dealing with now.

  6. I tried listening for the forth time and managed to get “J.C Watts was there for a minute”. Does that ring true as simple transcript to you all? Still can’t make out the first name he names.

  7. I’m contemplating the subject of “information quality”, and its relationship to liberty and economic growth.

    Obvious data points are countries where open conversation is stifled or suppressed, and their low or negative economic growth, versus countries with higher information quality, higher economic growth, and more wealth and liberty across the board.

    These moves to suppress conversation are, in and of themselves, in opposition to future wealth for everyone.

  8. Pennsylvanians voting for their own demise. How absolutely surreal…”

    And O! has been palavering all cycle about folks voting against their economic interests…

    Of course, he was talkin’ ’bout them votin’ their way on to the dole…

    At the risk of being cliche, I’ll remind him to be careful what he wishes for…

    Or, you know, maybe O!s chickens, are comin’ home…to roost!

    I know…I denounce myself already…

  9. Oh, OT, But IBD/TIPP has O! at +2; within the margin of error…

    I’m still prayin’…Anyone feel like joinin’ me…?

    No offense to non-believers meant…

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  11. As far as making out what Ogletree’s saying, a very high quality audio of this clip is on, here:

    Lots more info here:

  12. Oh isn’t this interesting:

    As part of a joint “project” with SDS (p. 170), Oglesby arranged meetings with Haynes and Business International clients as part of their “round-table meetings,” allowing SDS to explain their opposition to the war (p. 171). New York SDS members continued to meet regularly with Business International even after Oglesby left New York.

    Haynes “had come to agree with SDS about the war, racism, and urban poverty.” (Id.) Haynes, who died in 1976, told Oglesby that if he had been in the same generation as Oglesby, he might have joined SDS. (p. 170) After Robert Kennedy died, Haynes even called up Oglesby and urged SDS to riot: “Get your people out and tear the goddamn place into pieces.” (Oglesby, p. 188)
    According to Oglesby, the Dohrn/Klonsky wing was highly suspicious of SDS’s joining in any programs with Business International. Oglesby’s memoir recounts long discussions and interrogations of Oglesby — led by Dohrn, Klonsky, and Arlene Bergman — over Oglesby’s development of SDS links with Business International.

    Of all the firms in all the world, Obama had to walk into the one that years before had closer ties to SDS than any other mainstream business in the world. What luck!


  13. Politicians lie all the time, but Obama’s telling rich SF enviromentalists and liberal donors one thing and then going into the poorest coal areas and saying another really sets the bar low.
    The he looks into the camera and in a rich baritone says… a whole bunch of platitudes.

    I’m pissed at the media too.

    joe the Plumber dares poses a probing question and then compounds his treason by disliking the answer so the media crawls up his butt and the Obamans set about trying to destroy the guy, while on the other side of town at an Obama rally a woman buys into his speech 100% and gushes on about how she won’t have to worry about her mortgage or gas for the car. So let me see. Dissent will be crushed, but following blindly is OK?
    Nobody in the media tried to see if her daughter had a permission slip to be out of school or the status of the mortgage, what type of car, if she had custody and the McCain campaign ignored her.
    The good State of Ohio didn’t muster its database.

    The media is complicit in the stifling of free speech and the politics of personal destruction on those who dare disagree with Obama.
    We know more about Joe than Obama’s years at Columbia, or than about Obama’s relationship with Jew hating Khalidi
    Doesn’t anyone in the media see this as odd?
    I mean really. It’d be great to have an African-American President, but refusing to even lay a glove on the guy?
    It’s OK to make the guy prove himself beyond rapt rehashing of his autobiography.

  14. Me, I’m beyond disgusted that the media has kept this kind of thing essentially quarantined. They haven’t any shame, and what dignity they ever had they’ve traded for a seat on the King’s plane and the shot at an invitation to the best salons and parties.

    Thank you, I needed that rant. Media is a cancer, the more media you are exposed to the bigger your tumor grows. There is no cure, just cut it out or shrink it if it is manageable. My wife still subscribes to the Sunday NYT. I will pick it up from the doorstep and place it on the kitchen table for her, but I won’t take it out of the plastic bag. It works for me.

  15. rapt rehashing of his autobiography

    They don’t even do that. That could be innocent. Why it isn’t:

    There are three incommensurable autobiographies to choose from.

    The media — with such perfect uniformity that this distinction makes no sense to almost anyone — regurgitate Axelrod’s late hagiography, not Obama’s own (Dreams, which fails as such, except within the narrow social world it was made to please), or the truth-as-known (which isn’t much, but contradicts both of the previous, thematically and factually — especially Axelrod’s).

    They picked one. All of them, the same one.

  16. dre —

    Amazing. Is there nothing in this O guy’s life that’s not interconnected, somehow? And, of course, Lundgren’s taking a beating in the comments for posting yet another “distraction.”

  17. Interesting observation, Psycho. Essentially, the media acted as a conveyor belt for the Obama narrative they knew would be the most self-serving, ad hoc and scrubbed of unhelpful political views or positions. Where Audacity an Dreams might have passages that reveal an unguarded moment or a position turned glaringly stale from intervening events, the hagiography invented and maintained by Axlerod would always remain fresh, centered and properly obfuscated.

  18. I wonder how “on top of” the media would be if John McCain had reams of video taped statements 180 degrees out of wack with his current statements. Who would have thought BDS would cause the death of journalism.

  19. Yeah this got my blood pressure up thanks.

  20. Fuck them.

    No way. Not even with Olbermanns dick.

  21. The media is being self-serving. They were the creators of the narrative… learned it at the olympics. They care about a good story and keeping the horse race tight. They knew O! was more charismatic and photogenic than Hillary… I mean you could almost smell the friction sweat from those pantsuits.

    That the O!’s politics are also in line with theirs has been a bonus in their eyes. And they think they have the reincarnation of Kennedy… and he’s almost black… what a story.

    You want proof? Why do they advertise their coverage for Tuesday night? Why will the first thing they look at Wednesday morning are the ratings?

  22. A little off topic, but …..

    Just came across McCain in Peterborough, NH (I think C-Span live). He looks good and sounds strong. However, he was talking about political corruption, but seemed to only mention Republican leaders caught (i.e. Cunningham, Stevens, etc.) and then goes on to say we need a comprehensive “bipartisan” reform.

    Shortly after that he gots a question from someone in the audience about immigration and how he will address that issue ( I didn’t catch the whole thing). He mentions his McCain/Kennedy bill so many of us hated, though he DID say something about securing our borders, but then he recalls seeing a poster in an antique shop referencing “Irish need not apply” or something to that affect. So we are back to him calling us bigots.

    Not only was this an unbelievably missed opportunity. He is still pushing “bipartisanship” and his “comprehensive immigration bill.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be voting for McCain. But this reminds me of why we are in for a really bad time, even if McCain were to win. It also reminds me why I really can’t stand him.

  23. I live in Western Pa ( I denounce myself for my racism and redneckedness). There is a commercial that runs all the time from one of the coal unions talking about how McCain wants to kill the domestic coal industry. It is amazing that they run that even after Biden’s rope line comments about clean coal. The perfidy of the union bosses continues to amaze me

  24. OK, this is OT, but really funny. I got it off of a PUMA site…

    ‘Twas the night before elections
    And all through the town
    Tempers were flaring
    Emotions all up and down!

    I, in my bath robe
    With a cat in my lap
    Had cut off the TV
    Done with political clap-trap

    When all of a sudden
    There arose such a noise
    I peered out of my window
    And saw Obama and his boys

    They had come for my wallet
    They wanted my pay
    To give to the others
    Who had not worked a day!

    He snatched up my money
    And quick as a wink
    Jumped back on his bandwagon
    As I gagged from the stink

    He then rallied his henchmen
    Who were pulling his cart
    I could tell they were out
    To tear my country apart!

    On Fannie, on Freddie, On Biden and Ayers!
    On Acorn, On Pelosi, He screamed at the pairs!

    They took off for his cause
    But as he flew out of sight
    I heard him laughing at those
    Who wouldn’t stand up and fight!

    So I leave you to think
    On this one final note-

    That’s good advice from the POMA types…
    Best Wishes…

  25. @24

    Yea, I live in bitter clinger land too. I wonder if El Rushbo tears into this tomorrow?

  26. Just remember:


  27. Every religion has its Judgment Day, and I pray Obama’s Nanny State religion (O!Nannyism? I denounce myself) has its Judgment Day on Tuesday.

  28. Dre, I just got a call from McCain/Palin bringing this up. I hope Rush brings it up so that it gets a wider audience.

  29. Baracky used to bitch and whine that Iraqis didn’t have enough electricities so fail fail fail. We are all Iraqis now.

  30. Me, I’m beyond disgusted that the media has kept this kind of thing essentially quarantined.

    They’re busy.

  31. Beck and Hannity surely will tell America: O! lights off Comrade!

  32. I do hope that, regardless of how things turn out, the margins are WIDE. Or, if it’s close, the loser doesn’t contest it.

    I don’t hold out much hope for the latter. (Oh, I can see McCain doing it, for the same reasons Nixon did, but I can’t help but think a super-tight Obama victory will come as a result of some last-minute “discoveries” in a Democrat precinct.)

  33. I have a feeling Baracky is going to bankrupt a lot of people, not just the coal industry, should he get the chance.

  34. Obama has looked into the camera and told us that he would like to fundamentally change America… which is fairly standard sounding rhetoric which usually means nothing.
    This time we see him spell out how… he’s gonna bankrupt one our major internal energy businesses.
    That on should ripple all the way up through the rail haulers and down through the cafes and diners.
    That should change… fundamentally… how the world sees America.

    How can social spending go up as a major energy source is gelded?
    U of Chicago?
    Oh wait, social spending will have to go up to cover the newly jobless

  35. I have a feeling Baracky is going to bankrupt a lot of people, not just the coal industry, should he get the chance.

    And voter just lift their ass up like whinny?

  36. I’m hoping to get into one of their re-education camps as opposed to becoming the New Soylent Green. Where do I sign up?

  37. Obama has looked into the camera and told us that he would like to fundamentally change America…

    Not just America, I heard him on the radio this morning talking about changing the world. The dude is insane.

  38. Gonna be drunk with teh power, yep.

  39. One last shot across the Obama/Ayers bow by Professor Diamond, who, as a man from the left, has carefully sidestepped the fever swamp. Whatever the outcome, he deserves credit for his thankless effort in attempting to expose this relationship:

    Ayers and Obama in regular contact says source close to Obama candidacy

  40. Hokey smoke JBean, reading that Diamond there feels eerily like watchin’ a man slip the noose around his own neck. All the more so if his source happens to be right. Diamond’s tenure must be some ironclad sonofabitch I guess. Wonder what wronged him in the past to cause him to be so all fired bulldoggish on this story?

  41. Hokey smoke JBean, reading that Diamond there feels eerily like watchin’ a man slip the noose around his own neck.

    And there’s not much glee in it, is there?

    Wonder what wronged him in the past to cause him to be so all fired bulldoggish on this story?

    Maybe he’s not acting in his own self-interest?  It’s not very common, but it is possible.

  42. Avenging an harm done to oneself (I’m speculating here of course) or one’s nearest and dearest can often be done counter to one’s interests as variously perceived. What noble drive could so have gripped him, so gotten under his skin that he would take this risk, I asks myself? I can imagine many such possibles but none seem to answer the call as well as a grim “it’s personal now, I’m gonna make you pay”. Again, entirely speculative on my part. Could be something else altogether but we don’t see tenacious like this in public life very often so it kinda stands out as sui generis. Diamond has stated that he is powerfully opposed to the militancy behind Ayers and Co.’s actions. That has gone some of the way to explain it for me but it doesn’t get me there today with this last thrust.

  43. I cannot begin to describe how revolted I am at the behavior of these “reporters.”

    They’ve been attempting to control the outcome of the election by lying, distorting, and hiding relevant information. It’s about as abusive of the concept of free speech as is possible, and it’s on the order of 90% of the profession.

    It’s been difficult for me to believe in corruption on that scale, but there it is.

    Win, lose, or draw, THAT’S your cause for despair.

  44. I really don’t know enough to speculate, sdferr.
    I’ll take it at face value for now.

  45. There is a racial backlash coming, but it’s not what the race pimps are expecting. I live in a very red county in a very red section of a very red state. And I can’t honestly say that we are post-racial, whatever the hell that means, but i can honestly say that most of us don’t give two shits about race.

    Life is too short, and all that racial claptrap is so friggin boring. We got yer blacks, and latinos, and rednecks, and yankees, and God only knows. And we don’t live in some perfect lala land, but we live, for the most part, at peace with our neighbors.

    To paraphrase Jeff, the race pimps can go fuck themselves.

  46. (O!Nannyism? I denounce myself)

    I’m jealous.

    But is Barak himself saying in effect that “There really is no such thing as clean coal”? The white half speaks – so take that, you racists!

  47. I cannot begin to describe how revolted I am at the behavior of these “reporters.”

    Here’s the best part: If Obama wins then the MSM institution of Political Advocacy by Omission and Ignoring will become a de facto ethic of modern journalism. Partisan reporting will be both mainstream and cool!

  48. Pennsylvanians voting for their own demise. How absolutely surreal.

    Well, maybe in Pennsylvania. Here in Michigan we call it voting for the incumbent year after year after year after year…

  49. Partisan reporting will be both mainstream and cool!

    Unless the partisanship is against the O! In that case, it’s hate-speech, racism, and must be stamped out.

  50. Visualize Robert Goulet singing the following:

    A law was made a distant moon ago here:
    July and August cannot be too hot.
    And there’s a legal limit to the snow here
    In Obamelot.
    The winter is forbidden till December
    And exits March the second on the dot.
    By order, summer lingers through September
    In Obamelot.
    Obamelot! Obamelot!