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Getting my schadenfreude on

As Bruce Schneier used to say in his StippleAPA days, "No matter how cynical I get, I can't keep up."

Who could have expected Barack Obama to demonstrate the truth of the "Half Honky, All Donkey" shibboleth with such epic jackassery? I think Ace summed it up best, although Don Surber is a touch more charitable, and The Bride somewhat more in the analytical mode.

Actually, I can't say I'm really all that surprised, or even shocked. At my age, I've had plenty of opportunities to hear what the well-off liberal Anglo will say when they don't think any of the untermenschenproles are in the room. It's provided me with some really satisfying opportunities over the years to make white people turn paler than Michael Jackson. To paraphrase Colonel Kilgore, "I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. It smells like...pwnage."

Comment of the day: "Pennsylvanians should be thrilled to be explained by one condescending prick to a collection of other condescending pricks at a mansion in San Francisco." (tanstaafl @Jules Crittenden)

UPDATE: OH SWEET BLEEDING JESUS I'M GOING TO HAVE A HERNIA
2008: The Blazing Saddles Election! (Transterrestrial Musings)

(Instapundit "...a perfect storm of phoniness" and Jules Crittenden)

Comments

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qob
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
a touch tangental
A European nobleman was at Teddy Roosevelt's ranch and tried to strike up a conversation with one of the ranch hands, "Who is your master?" the Euro wondered. "Sumabitch ain't been born." replied the ranch hand. I fear that BHO and his billionaire friends wouldn't get that.
wombat_socho
Apr. 12th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
I think Maggie Thatcher was the last European politician to really understand Americans, but then the UK isn't really Europe. Yet.
qob
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
Kevin, what is your current email addy?
email bhedrick -at- chof -dot- net
wombat_socho
Apr. 13th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
wombat.socho at gmail.com
433
Apr. 12th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
I have to wonder why some conservatives are so angry with liberals for making money. Ain't that the American Dream?

And it really saddens me, Bill, to see that you've fallen into the "BHO" crowd. What other candidates have their middle names mentioned in a derogatory manner by their opponents? What purpose does it serve other than a xenophobic one?

I'm nowhere near as liberal as the majority of my friends, but man, we have the opportunity to have a clean election for the first time in I don't know how long*. McCain and Obama have not gone mudslinging yet, and from what they both say, they don't intend to. I really wish the voters would do the same thing.

* Although if that psycho hosebeast Clinton gets the nom, all bets are off. No warning shots, McCain!
wombat_socho
Apr. 12th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
I have to wonder why some conservatives are so angry with liberals for making money. Ain't that the American Dream?

It is, indeed. It's not the making money that's being objected to, but rather the snobby elitism that they and their kids seem to pick up somewhere along the line. You know, the one that presumes that they know better how to run our lives/spend our money than we do. It's on particularly ugly display not only in the Obama foot-in-mouth episode that provoked this post, but in the Minnesota DFL legislative leadership at the moment. Ye gods.
qob
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
I didn't mention his middle name, and I don't consider the use of a middle name derogatory. Besides, it's a tradition especially in the dem party to use initials, FDR, HST, JFK, LBJ, HHH, RFK,HRC, etc... Besides I find it really odd that we can't refer to people by their name!

Also I think you miss the point. We're aren't finding fault with riches, just with hypocrisy and racism. Also there is bit of exasperation in someone like Obama who is campaigning on a platform of Change to refer to us hicks in fly-over land as dismissively as he does, seems like the same old Harvard Lawyer snobbery to me.But I guess I'm just a bitter person who clings to my religion because the government hasn't done enough for me.
433
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
Oh, come on now, what do you take me for? All those people you used as examples chose to do so themselves, referring to themselves as "John F. Kennedy" or "Hubert H. Humphrey". Obama has never publically called himself "Barack H. Obama". It's bringing up the dude's middle name in order to make him seem like less of an American. McCain has called people on it before, and I'm calling you on it. It's bullshit politics, it's xenophobic, and it's just plain lame.
wombat_socho
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
And with this kopeck you skillfully drive the ruble straight into the ground.
qob
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
Dang. I took the bait. This thread is about his comment, not his name. The fact that he feels that religion is something people who are bitter and hurt fail back (like a drug? an opiate?) rather than something that fulfills them and makes them better people. His statement was also rife with hypocrisy when he (after campaigning AGAINST free trade initiatives) he said these bitter people "cling to...anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
This is after he expressed his opposition to NAFTA (while his camp reassured Canadians he was OK with it) and voted against the Columbia Free Trade agreement which would give Americans jobs and benefit a key American Ally (that Hugo Chavez is currently working against to topple)

See this doesn't look like a new kinda politician, just the same old two-faced crap.
wombat_socho
Apr. 13th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
He's a Democrat from the south side of Chicago. What more do you need to know, really?
qob
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
It's his name. Any prejudice or bigotry is in the eye of the beholder, my friend. I use BHO because it's easy to write.
433
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
We wouldn't even know his middle name if some dipshits hadn't decided to say "Barack HUSSEIN Obama" whenever given the chance. What's John McCain's middle name? What's Hillary Clinton's middle name (it ain't Rodham, bucko)?

Besides, "BO" is just funnier! :)
wombat_socho
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
The name thing is a side issue. What this post was originally about was a politician's attempt to run with both feet stuffed in his mouth to the knees; qob can call him Barry or Obama or late for dinner, for all I care.
qob
Apr. 13th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
John Sidney McCain III
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

wombat_socho
Apr. 13th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
So that's what the S stands for.
433
Apr. 13th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: a touch tangental
Bet you had to look that up, though.
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