October 4, 2011

Adam Serwer doubles down on race after WaPo played its embarrassingly weak race card on Rick Perry.

From his perch at Mother Jones, Serwer says:
You might have anticipated that Perry would face a firestorm for being associated with the property, but it's Cain whose remarks are drawing the most criticism from the right. At RedState, Erick Erickson concluded, "It also seems to be a slander Herman Cain is picking up and running with as a way to get into second place." Glenn Reynolds remarked that until now, Cain's "big appeal is that he's not just another black race-card-playing politician." Over at the Daily Caller, Matt Lewis called Cain's remarks "a cheap shot, and, perhaps a signal that Cain is willing to play the race card against a fellow Republican when it benefits him."...

[It's not] just because Cain is attacking a fellow Republican, but because he stepped out of the proper role of a black conservative, which is to reassure Republicans that their political problems with race are the inventions of a liberal conspiracy....
And the Democratic template is to reassure Democrats that the Republicans have a race problem. That's what the Washington Post was doing, and that's what Serwer is doing now.
[C]onservatives might rally around Perry's embattled campaign because a man with the living memory of what life was like for black people in the segregated South had the chutzpah to suggest that there was something "insensitive" about a place called "Niggerhead." Meanwhile, Cain, whose stock was rising prior to the controversy, may have harmed his own presidential ambitions with the mere suggestion that a white Republican had been "insensitive" on an issue of race. How's that for postracial?
Just to turn down the heat a notch, I think the problem in what Cain said was a mistake in the facts as he was perhaps surprised by a question about a story that had just appeared in the news. He seems to miss the point that the word was painted over and he seems to think that "Niggerhead" was the official name of the place:
AMANPOUR: ... And it's been -- it's been painted over. But the report raises questions about whether this rock, this stone, with that word on it, was still on display even quite recently in the last several years. What is your reaction to that?

CAIN: My reaction is that is very insensitive.... And since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place. It's just basically a case of insensitivity.

AMANPOUR: It was painted over.

CAIN: Yes. It was painted over. But how long ago was it painted over? So I'm still saying that it is a sign of insensitivity.
Cain showed an insufficient concern about accuracy, to the point where Amanpour had to prompt him about the facts. He was helping WaPo propagate its meme about Perry, southerners, and racism. To give him a pass on that because he's "a man with the living memory of what life was like for black people in the segregated South" — as Serwer put it — is patronizing. I doubt very much that Herman Cain wants that kind of special treatment. But, of course, it isn't really any kind of caring concern for this man and his painful memories. It's one more application of the template: Republicans have a race problem. Serwer is happy to perform that service. How's that for postracial?

Or is "How's that for postracial?" — Serwer's question, above — a taunt only to be aimed at Republicans? Democrats want to keep playing the race card game, right? Oh, I don't know. I seem to remember a presidential candidate back in 2008 making us feel that we were about to move into the postracial era. Was I only dreaming?

94 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I seem to remember a presidential candidate back in 2008 making us feel that we were about to move into the postracial era. Was I only dreaming?

Sometimes, as you point out, that's all the argument that "they" have.

It's hard to change tactics after decades.

Fred4Pres said...

I am surprised the left have not made up stories of Sarah Palin crawling all over that rock...nekid.

And Eric Holder overseeing a program running guns to Mexico that killed Americans and also about 200 Mexican civilians...crickets. And oh yeah, was done for a misconceived political benefit of discrediting gun owners in the United States.

sane_voter said...

Cain disappointed me with his comments. I guess now it's Romney FTW.

Fred4Pres said...

We need a special prosecutor on Fast and Furious.

Curious George said...

"I seem to remember a presidential candidate back in 2008 making us feel that we were about to move into the postracial era. Was I only dreaming?"

"us"?

DADvocate said...

the proper role of a black conservative

As if liberals don't have a "proper role" for blacks, er Uncle Toms, just ask Clarence Thomas.

BTW - I have a memory of what life was like for black people in the segregated South. I remember segregated rest rooms, whites only restuarants, theaters, etc., sitting at the back of the bus (us kids always liked to sit back there too) and more. I'm sure Rick Perry remembers.

It's insensitive to jump to a conclusion condemning someone without having adequate information and facts.

Fred4Pres said...

Cain at least quickly backed off his comment when he was briefed on the context. The lesson for Herman is Wolf Blizter is not his friend. Interviews are a necessary thing in politics, but they can also be a TRAP!

Maguro said...

Yeah, Jeremiah Wright's BFF was going to lead us into the postracial era, that's the ticket.

Who could have foreseen that that wasn't going to pan out?

chrisnavin said...

So is Serwer "blacker" than Herman Cain and is Mother Jones using him for their own designs...to absolve progressives of their racial sins?

S said...

sane_voter, Cain disappointed me with his comments, too, but disappointment is the most I can muster. He has since said that it isn't a big deal and he wants to get back to real issues. I'm more troubled by his comments about Muslims last summer (which he has since backed away from) and his lack of political experience.

Unless you're really on the fence to begin with, I don't see how this kerfuffle causes you to leave either Perry or Cain.

FWIW, I'm probably leaning Romney at this point, but I'm not really committed.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I still don't understand the name. Ni**erhead? What is that even supposed to mean? If it supposed to be an actual racist slur, it really doesn't make sense.

This whole issue is absurd. Obama sat in a church listening to Goddamn AmeriKKKA sermons for 20 years from a preacher whose preferred religion is one that isn't white friendly but Perry is a racist because he hunted on leased land where someone painted a racial epithet on a rock.

Unbelievable.

garage mahal said...

Oh yeah?????

What about ________________!!!????

Triangle Man said...

If Perry's family had not leased the land and painted over the rock, the sign might still be there. Perry and his family are being criticized for fixing the problem.

Scott M said...

And Eric Holder overseeing a program running guns to Mexico that killed Americans and also about 200 Mexican civilians...crickets.

F&F will play out in due course and looks like it might involve some jail time for some folks. I'm not nearly as concerned about that as I am about the fact that Holder Justice Dept has been racially radicalized. They have an agenda that's fairly transparent and these are the people that are supposed to oversee the elections in 2012. Would you want a supposedly neutral justice department office overseeing elections to have campaign posters on their walls from one of the contenders?

Fred4Pres said...

Herman Cain is the alternative candidate for the Tea Party

Because neither Perry or Romney are motivating them. Cain needs to avoid unforced errors.

vet66 said...

Cain made a blunder as bad as Perry's defense of tuition for illegals. I am surprised that Cain took the bait on racism. That is using the nuclear option just as Perry did regarding immigration calling us heartless.

Those were game-changers for me. Venture into the "red zone" and you pay the price. It was beneath both of them to speak that way.

Jay said...

Obama marches with the New Black Panther party and the MSM screams "look, a rock!"

roesch-voltaire said...

Seems to me on this issue the Republican party is between a rock and a hard place of history set in stone shortly after President Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

AlphaLiberal said...

THE WORD NIGGERHEAD IS STILL VISIBLE. It's carved in the rock and they just painted it? they didn't chip out the letter? Why is that you think?

They still call the place NIGGERHEAD.

Perry openly supports Neoconfederacy:
Perry once defended Confederate symbols

Republicans have used racism for decades now to win power in the South and elsewhere. They adopted a Southern Strategy that openly employs racism.

Ken Mehlman admitted this:
"Following Bush's re-election, Ken Mehlman, Bush's campaign manager and Chairman of the RNC, held several large meetings with African-American business, community, and religious leaders. In his speeches, he apologized for his party's use of the Southern Strategy in the past. When asked about the strategy of using race as an issue to build GOP dominance in the once-Democratic South, Mehlman replied, "Republican candidates often have prospered by ignoring black voters and even by exploiting racial tensions," and, "by the '70s and into the '80s and '90s, the Democratic Party solidified its gains in the African-American community, and we Republicans did not effectively reach out. Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.""

Ann Althouse, you make a lot of apologies for a lot of immorality. Racism is deeply immoral.

Paddy O said...

so is bearing false witness, which is what most politicized outrage is about.

AllenS said...

I will not vote for Herman Cain.

traditionalguy said...

The conservatives cannot sweep racism down the memory hole so easily.

Southern ways were segregation ways. And the N word was the segregationists public declaration of the power to demean black men who were required to know their place at all times and say, Yes Master. It drew the line.

That was what most conservatives in the South wanted to conserve.

Cain's Daddy spent the 1950s Driving Mister Woodruff to the airport and from Atlanta to deepest SW Georgia. So Herman knows the line that the N word establishes, and he is correct to point out that those who do not know that historical fact are "insensitive...(to black's feelings)"

The soft hearted Rick Perry cannot stand being seen as insensitive, unless he needs business contributions.

But Cain taught him a lesson the West Texas white culture never taught him. Having a heart for innocent illegal immigrants is fine, but Perry also should not repeat the GOP habit of writing off the black vote. Cain promises he can take a good part of that vote from Obama.

Lyle said...

Alphaliberal

I live in Texas. There is no secession movement underway. "Neoconfederacy" is just some ignorant progressive's pipe-dream. I suggest you stop sucking on it.

Christopher in MA said...

"Racism is deeply immoral."

Tell it to Bob "Sheets" Byrd. Or Jessie "Hymietown" Jackson. Or Al "White Interlopers" Sharpton. Or Bill "This Guy Would Be Getting Us Coffee" Clinton. Or Hillary "You Jews Only Think About One Thing" Clinton. Or Barack "Typical White Person" Obama.

Take the log out of your own damned eye before complaining about the sliver in someone else's.

Lyle said...

Alphaliberal,

What do Piyush Jindal and Nikki Haley have to do with the Southern strategy?

Hell, Herman Cain too? Where's he from?

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Isn't the deeper story here that they used white paint to cover the offensive word? Isn't white paint inherently racist? Wouldn't it be far more politically correct to use black paint?

I'm disappointed the Lefty blogs aren't playing this obvious angle.

Michael said...

The Washington Post is situated in a predominantly African American city that is as segregated as Little Rock in the early 1960s. The schools are awful, the African American children are being handed one of the worst educations available in the U.S. Much of the city is unsafe. The Washington Post would do well to examine the deep racist underpinnings of their namesake city which has made less progress in integrating and in providing decent living and educational conditions than nearly any big city that can be named.

EDH said...

Meanwhile, Cain, whose stock was rising prior to the controversy, may have harmed his own presidential ambitions with the mere suggestion that a white Republican had been "insensitive" on an issue of race. How's that for postracial?

Um, wasn't Perry a Democrat at the time?

DADvocate said...

They still call the place NIGGERHEAD.

And, they're are still plenty of blacks that call me whitey, honky, cracker, etc. Plus, as a white man there are more places it would be life threatening for me to walk, than there is for a black man.

So, fuck you.

Michael said...

And TraditionalGuy has it right.

Jay said...

Racism is deeply immoral.


And yet you can't bring yourself to criticize any elected Democrat who has engagd in racist actions.

Funny that, huh?

AJ Lynch said...

Will libruls ever stop seeing race only in their opposing team?

Henry said...

The practice of Zen Master Seung Sahn focused on achieving he called "don't know mind".

It is impossible for public figures to practice "don't know mind." Public figures talk, then justify with "backfill mind" and "excuses mind".

Seung Sahn also had a delightful way of confronting his students with paradoxical questions. "Are the mountain and you the same or different? If you say 'the same' I will hit you 30 times. If you say 'different' I will still hit you 30 times."

Michael said...

My son rides public transportation to his school. He says he hears blacks using the word every single day. It is important for him to ride that train because on it he sees the real world. He is 14 and every single school day he is in the real world on the train. He has never heard the word from his mother or me or his sister or his brother. His friends do not use the word. He hears it from blacks every single day.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... What about ________________!!!????.."

Well garage? If you actually can draw an equivalency between Obama listening to racist sermons and Perry hunting on property that had a rock someone wrote a bad word on then you're simply not bright enough to ever take seriously.

Which isn't a surprise. You cheerfully voted for a guy whose 'spiritual advisor' preaches Goddamn AmeriKKKA and believes we had 9/11 coming. Well done.

Jim said...

Rick Perry quit going to N-head sometime after he quit working for Albert Gore, Jr. whose father Albert Gore, Sr. voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Rick Perry quit going to N-head when he quit being a racist Democrat. Rick Perry quit going to N-head when he left the party of former KKK member Robert Byrd and joined the party of Lincoln (did you know he founded the GOP?), Taft, Reagan, and Bush.

Chip Ahoy said...

The whole area was called that, not just the rock, and that makes you wonder, why. It's very weird. A corner of my brain supplied an answer but I do not like that answer. It has to do with vegetation.

Jerome said...

Yes, you were dreaming. Pinch yourself. Hard.

John said...

It would have been nice if he had handled it better but given the context, I am not concerned.

Amanpour seemed to be implying that it was only recently painted over. Not 30-40 years ago when they took over the property.

Had that been the case (recent painting over), Cain's response was perfectly appropriate.

John Henry

edutcher said...

Have to disagree with Ann when she says, "I think the problem in what Cain said was a mistake in the facts".

As I said yesterday, Herman acquired a new communications director over the weekend and has been attacking his Republican rivals - Santorum and Christie, as well as Perry. It seems the new addition is in the Ed Rollins mold and never heard of Reagan's 11th Commandment.

As I also noted yesterday, Herman might want to make note of the damage Rollins did to the Bachmann campaign.

AlphaLiberal said...

THE WORD NIGGERHEAD IS STILL VISIBLE. It's carved in the rock and they just painted it? they didn't chip out the letter? Why is that you think?

Obviously, they should have used Alpha's head as a jackhammer bit.

They still call the place NIGGERHEAD.

Perry's supposed to go around ORDERING people not to call it that, of course.

Tim said...

"I seem to remember a presidential candidate back in 2008 making us feel that we were about to move into the postracial era. Was I only dreaming?"

No one made "us" feel anything of the kind. The degree to which Obama gave anyone any sense of a bright new postracial era is equal to the degree anyone dismissed/ignored/was ignorant of Obama's 20 year membership in Reverend Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, which leveraged race baiting to fill its pews and coffers. So no, you weren't dreaming. Fantasizing, more likely.

The worst part of drinking the Kool-Aid is surrendering one's God-given critical thinking.

Tim said...

How many liberal Democrats living in the larger Washington, D.C. metro area root for the Washington Redskins?

Scott M said...

That's a trick question. Very few liberal Democrats like football. Most of those I find it distasteful and prefer soccer.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Racism is deeply immoral..."

Sure is. Just think, only a few years ago Obama would have been fetching coffee for guys like Clinton.

I mean if Obama was a white man he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.

Scott M said...

Most of those I know...

MadisonMan said...

That's a trick question. Very few liberal Democrats like football.

So are there no liberal Democrats in Madison, or are there no Packer fans?

Saint Croix said...

I think Cain identifies as a black man and he has never indicated that he is post-racial or that he has any specific desire to be post-racial.

For instance, Cain has said that he thinks he can get one-third of the black vote. On the basis of what? Tribalism? You got the right skin color? Awesome.

But you might make that calculation. You might say, "If Cain is our nominee, that takes race off the table and we can definitely beat Obama, the affirmative action President."

Cain is inviting you to make that calculation, to think in racial terms. But it's not a nice thought, particularly, and it's certainly not post-racial.

Why is Cain a Republican? Based on his campaign so far, I would say he's concluded that liberals are idiots on economics. He's right. They are.

But we are only just now starting to get his views on race. I am starting to suspect Cain is purple or even blue on affirmative action. His willingness to identify as a black man and advance his candidacy that way suggests he is totally cool with using his skin color to get ahead.

And, to be honest, I suspect a lot of Republicans are happy to have a black Republican in the race. Even though most Republicans do not like affirmative action.

On the other hand, Tea Party people--and Republicans in general--are very, very familiar with the false allegation of racism. And with people who use the false allegation of racism to advance their own agenda. I really think Cain should know this about his own voters.

Real American said...

yes, Professor, you were dreaming. You were duped. Own it.

Real American said...

There is no "proper role" of the black conservative. There's only the proper role of all conservatives. Cain's problem is that he spoke before he thought. He didn't have the facts and just reacted emotionally to the N-word using left-wing race-bating language. That's how left-wing race-baiters act. Conservatives expect more, not just from conservative blacks, but from all conservatives.

Conservatives are treating Perry the same way for his "have a heart" comments in the debate. Cain's being treated the same way. He's not getting special treatment as the black guy.

Saint Croix said...

For the record, Alpha loves his new power to drop an N bomb. He can't even resist the internet shout of all-caps. Oh the freedom to drop an N-bomb as you pat yourself on the back for your racial innocence! By golly, I wish I could drop some N bombs, and use all-caps. What fun!

garage mahal said...

Which isn't a surprise. You cheerfully voted for a guy whose 'spiritual advisor' preaches Goddamn AmeriKKKA and believes we had 9/11 coming. Well done.

It was a pretty easy choice given the alternative. Did it bother you McCain had a crazy anti-SSeminite preacher, or that Sara Palin had an African witch doctor cast away spells from her? No. Which means you never cared about Rev Wright in the first place.

Gerad Hibbs said...

I would have loved for Cain to post to his campaign website a short open letter titled, 'Apologies to Perry and Lesson Learned.' where Cain apologized for participating in the smear and putting the blame on the media. I'm a Cain supporter and Cain has clearly walked back criticism of Perry but if handled differently he could have turned this into a positive with the Right and Independents while heaping scorn on his actual enemies -- the liberal press.

Scott M said...

It was a pretty easy choice given the alternative. Did it bother you McCain had a crazy anti-SSeminite preacher, or that Sara Palin had an African witch doctor cast away spells from her? No.

If both are true, yeah, it bothers me. NOW am I free to continue holding POTUS accountable for his memberships and the various living rooms he's starting political careers in?

DADvocate said...

Alpha: "It's carved in the rock and they just painted it? they didn't chip out the letter?"

The Washington Post: "a place known by the name painted in block letters"

WaPo plays fast and furious with the facts. Alpha flat out lies. Typical liberal, not alpha at all.

Lamar63 said...

In Maine there is a place called "Ni****hill". It is called that because the house was a stop on the underground railroad. Old time names are not just a problem in the South.

DADvocate said...

Sara Palin had an African witch doctor cast away spells from her

That bothers you, garage? What about diversity? Freedom of religion? Racist, bigoted pig!!

garage mahal said...

NOW am I free to continue holding POTUS accountable for his memberships and the various living rooms he's starting political careers in?

I encourage you to do so. Nobody gives a shit.

Scott M said...

It was a direct answer to a question, Garage. You obviously gave enough shit to ask it. Or are you in the habit of saying things you don't really mean?

garage mahal said...

I answered! Yes, feel free to hold POTUS accountable for living rooms he has been in. Yes yes yes.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

A.) The ranch is not a 'family ranch'.
They lease a portion of the ranch along with a bunch of other people for the purpose of a hunting camp.

This is a common thing in rural areas. Many of the ranches here routinely lease hunting rights to people from other areas.

B.) The ranch is named Throckmorton. Not Niggerhead.

The nickname of Niggerhead was given to a geographic area on the ranch generations ago. Probably over a hundred years ago.

C.) Perry, his father and any of the other leasees can't rename the ranch from Throckmorton to something else because THEY DON'T OWN THE RANCH. They have no control over what other people use as a nickname for geographic features.

D.) Alpha Liberal is a liar.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... It was a pretty easy choice given the alternative..."

I'm sure it was for you.

"... Did it bother you McCain had a crazy anti-SSeminite preacher,.."

Did he? McCain is a Baptist. Last time I checked Hagee isn't a Baptist or McCain's pastor. Nice try though.

"..or that Sara Palin had an African witch doctor cast away spells from her? No..."

You really are grasping aren't you? I've known some shameless partisan hacks in my time but you take the cake.

Scott M said...

I answered! Yes, feel free to hold POTUS accountable for living rooms he has been in. Yes yes yes.

What about the racist churches he belonged to for a healthy chunk of his life?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I seem to remember a presidential candidate back in 2008 making us feel that we were about to move into the postracial era. Was I only dreaming?

It was wishful thinking.

Don't do it again.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... It was a direct answer to a question, Garage..."

Don't ever expect and honest answer from him. If he doesn't just outright make stuff up he spins like a top.

Scott M said...

Yes, but he does make his comments in complete sentences with actual words. I like to give positive reinforcement to that kind of thing and discourage the benchpressers of the world.

Hoosier Daddy said...

".. Yes, but he does make his comments in complete sentences with actual words. I like to give positive reinforcement to that kind of thing and discourage the benchpressers of the world..."

I see your point. I suppose when trying to engage in reasonable discourse with liberals one can't be too picky.

John said...

Speaking of Al Gore:

His home state has a state park named after the founder of the KKK.

His hometown, Nashville, has a statue of the founder of the KKK.

Memphis TN, has a city park named after the founder of the KKK.

Has anyone ever called Gore to account on this?

Garage? Have you ever complained about this? If not, why not?

John Henry

Oligonicella said...

Henry --

"Are the mountain and you the same or different? If you say 'the same' I will hit you 30 times. If you say 'different' I will still hit you 30 times."

Correct answer: "If I answer and you hit me 30 times, I will hit you 40."

Sofa King said...

Racism is deeply immoral.


This isn't about racism at all, though, it's about insufficient racial *sensitivity.* And I'm willing to take a stand on this: it's not immoral to be insensitive. It may be unvirtuous, uncouth, and impolite. But it is NOT immoral.

Sometimes a word is just a word. The place had a name from a different time. My grandfather still calls Brazil nuts "niggertoes." He's not an immoral person. He's just past the age where he cares much about other peoples' sensitivities. That doesn't make him a racist, either.

Oligonicella said...

Henry --

"Seung Sahn... 30 times."

Or, if you want it done with the same kind of linguistic bullshit:

If you ask me a question and hit me 30 times regardless of my response, I determine that we are different for I would do no such thing.

As this is a small difference in the scheme of the world, I can only surmise that the many differences the mountain and myself display indeed make the mountain and myself different.

As there is no rational reason for the beating, I am free to exercise the same irrationality and beat you 40 times.

Christopher in MA said...

"Or that Sara [sic] Palin had an African witch doctor cast away spells from her?"

Besides the fact that what you wrote is incoherent gibberish, it's also a goddamned lie. And you know it's a lie, you worthless hack.

But hey - did McCain call Hagee his spiritual advisor? Did Palin have the "witch doctor" baptize her children? Did McCain say "I can no more renounce Hagee than I could my own father?"

Go on, Garage, keep beclowning yourself. You're a perfect representation of the modern Democrat.

Jess said...

Seung Sahn also had a delightful way of confronting his students with paradoxical questions. "Are the mountain and you the same or different? If you say 'the same' I will hit you 30 times. If you say 'different' I will still hit you 30 times."

So I guess the answer is "Beats me."

showbiz111 said...

How was it post racial for Obama to campaign for President with the New Black Panther Party in 2007, have the leader of that group over to the WH on a number of occasions and then dismiss DoJ voter intimidation charges against that group?

Agnostic Monk said...

"At RedState, Erick Erickson concluded, "It also seems to be a slander Herman Cain is picking up and running with as a way to get into second place."

Redstate has been shilling for Governor Rick Perry all along so no surprise there.

Agnostic Monk said...

"How was it post racial for Obama to campaign for President with the New Black Panther Party in 2007, have the leader of that group over to the WH on a number of occasions and then dismiss DoJ voter intimidation charges against that group?"
Any evidence for that Showbiz? I'll make the claim that what you have written is total B.S

Scott M said...

Any evidence for that Showbiz? I'll make the claim that what you have written is total B.S

Which part?

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

This could help Rick. He was facing 'He's not one of us' because of his attitude to Tejanos. Then to turn around and say 'He is OK in this trivial camp matter' may require some cognitive dissonance which might be resolved in his favor. Those who are charging him with racism over the camp matter probably weren't moved to support him over his sympathy for the Tejano children.

Anthony said...

Maybe if someone can show that the ATF ran guns through the Niggerhead ranch, the media will start to pay attention.

JB said...

Ummm...AgnosticMonk, how about:

http://biggovernment.com/files/2011/10/zulu.jpg

and

http://biggovernment.com/files/2011/10/obama.jpg

and

http://biggovernment.com/files/2011/10/nbpp.jpg

Mark said...

You weren't dreaming, you were conned.

A good rule of thumb is to never vote for someone because you assume that he's telling the truth when he says what you want to hear ("post-racial Presidency) and lying when he says things you don't want to hear("bitter clingers").

DADvocate said...

Any evidence for that Showbiz? I'll make the claim that what you have written is total B.S

This stuff is pretty common knowledge amongst the well informed. Try a little Google search, doofus.

BarryD said...

In other shocking news, Mitt Romney's kids were once seen putting Aunt Jemima syrup on their pancakes.

BTW it's intriguing that Sewer (sic) doesn't use this as an opportunity to mention that Romney's church's official doctrines were racist until late 1978, just a few years before Perry's father painted over the rock on someone else's property.

If this is all they can dig up on Perry, he must be a near-perfect candidate for President...

And Mr. Cain, I like you. You have to be more careful. Businesspeople may use the phrase "swimming with the sharks", but its far more apropos to politics than business.

Cedarford said...

Fred4Pres - "And Eric Holder overseeing a program running guns to Mexico that killed Americans and also about 200 Mexican civilians...crickets"
======================
Nice to hear it was the GUNS! that killed the people.
If we can only control the GUNS! we end the problem in Mexico and US inner cities.....

Scott M said...

If we can only control the GUNS! we end the problem in Mexico and US inner cities.....

Keep dreaming. Gun ownership is up, violent crime is down. Unemployment is up as well, confounding all of the "experts" with the current drop in crime we're seeing. It was always assumed to be the opposite. Likewise, more gun ownership was supposed to make the streets run red as our countryside devolved into the Wild Wild West.

ElcubanitoKC said...

AlphaLiberal:

I only see one racist here: YOU

wv: surscr (as evidenced above..)

Martin said...

No, you weren't dreaming, but you fell for it, and living so close to the Chicago media market, you had no excuse.

mbabbitt said...

Ann, here is a link to a discussion at to how mainstream that offensive name really is: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/10/03/surprising-things-and-places-in-science-engineering-and-geography-named-niggerhead/#more-48608

DADvocate said...

Mitt Romney's kids were once seen putting Aunt Jemima syrup on their pancakes.

One of the ladies who was Aunt Jemima is buried a few miles from my house. They say she was real sweet.

Scott M said...

They say she was real sweet.

Too soon.

bgates said...

Was I only dreaming?

No. You were a sucker. Friendly tip: If you ever get an email from a foreign Finance Minister who makes "us" think that "we" are about to move into the post-gotta-work-for-a-living era, just delete it.

Loren Ibsen said...

"THE WORD NIGGERHEAD IS STILL VISIBLE. It's carved in the rock and they just painted it? they didn't chip out the letter? Why is that you think?"

I am an invisible slur... I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.

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el polacko said...

cain lost me early on when he stated that the reason he wasn't getting the amount of media coverage he thought he deserved was because he's black. i've had my fill of that sort of talk from the current whitehouse residents.