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-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

And The "No Shit, Sherlock, What Was Your First Clue" Award Goes to

Rod Dreher:
[Rush] Limbaugh is up to something wicked. He's plainly trying to rally white conservatives into thinking that now that we have a black president, blacks are rising up to attack white kids! Christ have mercy, what is wrong with these people?
Jesus motherfucking Christ on a lame mule, you're only now just figuring this out? Conservatives have been playing the "nigger, nigger, nigger" card for longer than any of us have been alive. What the hell did you think the "Willie Horton" ad by the George H.W. Bush campaign in 1988 was all about? What did you think was the foundation of the presidential campaigns of George Wallace in 1968 and 1972? What did you think Jesse Helms ran on for every one of his campaigns for the U.S. Senate?

Dreher continues on:
But as far as I'm concerned, if the Limbaughs of the world are going to be doing this kind of thing, and trying to blame, with no logical grounds whatsoever, a black president for black-on-white violence, and if they're going to do this in an increasingly hysterical atmosphere of protest against that black president, I don't want to talk about these things at all. Now is not the time. With this kind of inflammatory rhetoric, they are quite simply tearing the country apart.

Where do they think this is going to go?
That is exactly what they want. Pay attention, Rod. What the hell do you think all the rhetoric about "take back our country" is all about? The Right didn't suffer a coup, they lost a series of elections! What the Right is upset about, most of all, and what they are protesting, is that a majority of American voters took power away from them. They simply cannot countenance the idea that they lost, and worst of all, they lost to a Black man. Hell, I doubt if they'd have been any more upset if Hillary Clinton had declared that she was a dyke and then won the presidency.

I am glad that there are conservative thinkers who are finally waking up. The shame of it is that it has taken them so goddamned long.

Sully is right, this naked race-baiting by Limbaugh, Beck and others is evil. But he shouldn't hold his breath waiting for large numbers conservatives to denounce the race-baiters. It's never going to happen.

UPDATE: Don't hold your breath waiting for Beck and Limbaugh to condemn shit such at this beating. (H/T)

4 comments:

One Fly said...

NEVER!

Cirze said...

What do they think the foundation of the right wing screaming has been since Raygun stole the election from Jimmy Carter?

Fairness?

Thanks for airing this, EB!

S

What did you think was the foundation of the presidential campaigns of George Wallace in 1968 and 1972? What did you think Jesse Helms ran on for every one of his campaigns for the U.S. Senate?

Anonymous said...

George Wallace was a Republican? I don't think so, silly monkeys. Though it was clear that he would have gladly embraced today's Republican Party he was quite the Southern Democrat at the time.

Comrade Misfit said...

RudeKitty, nowhere in this particular blog post did I use the word "Republican". I used the word "conservative", which fit Wallace to a frakking "T".