March 8, 2012

"Breitbart’s Obama Video Is a Total Dud."

Says Brett Smiley at New York Magazine.

I agree. In the video — which appears in long form at the link — Obama is a Harvard Law student introducing a highly respected Harvard Law professor, and he does an outstanding job, displaying the  now-familiar charm, and even breaking the tension and getting a laugh from a crowd of protesters that had been displaying a grim, aggrieved demeanor. I am impressed by Obama's mildness and moderation in this video, and I remember very well the controversy that led to Professor Derrick Bell's protest in 1990. I was a visiting professor at Boston University Law School in the fall of 1990, and I used to attend a reading group called "FemCrits" that included BU, Harvard, and other female law professors in the area. I saw and heard plenty of the radical lawprofs of that era, and Barack Obama does not come across as their acolyte. He seems independently well-grounded and perhaps even aloof from the controversy. Obama had just been elected president of the Harvard Law Review, its first black president. That put him in a position where he may have been called upon to do the introduction, and he handles the task with diplomacy and aplomb. What I see in that video is a great and natural politician, not some hardcore radical.

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CJinPA said...

"And teaching at Ivy schools that white people Hate you forever, no matter what, is just what right thinking people believe."

I doubt Bell calls them “white people.” After all, he calls his fellow professors “white boys.”

http://tinyurl.com/7ydzxte

Granted, this was way back in 1993. Before the end of Jim Crow. Before the Civil Rights Act. Back then, every black professional referred to their Caucasian peers as “white boys.”

damikesc said...

Hoosier Daddy - Bush shoved over 100 attorneys down our throats who attended Pat Robertson University.

You know, the guy who think Katrina was some kind of punishment from God. (Which God...there's a bunch of 'em??)


So...they're racist because a college founder was a bigot?

Imagine the shock and awe when Duke students learn that their college's founder --- well, wasn't exactly a believer in racial equality.

Ditto Harvard.

And what exactly is your bizarre obsession with Reverand Wright...other than being a racist yourself?

Stunner. Love won't hold a black man to the same standards she hold a white man to.

Color me amazed.

I mean, going to that school = bad but listening to "Reverend" Wright for 20 years = not bad.

Jay, they're Progressives. They assume nobody listens to blacks because they surely do not.
They don't think anybody views blacks as equals because they do not, have not, and likely will not ever do so.

I've visited the site on a number of occasions and it's filled with hateful, bigoted and racist commenters.

Less so than Daily Kos, LGF, or any other Prog sites.

And for you to assume the people who attend Pat Robertson University aren't in tune with his political and religious beliefs illustrates how stupid you are.

So, Obama agreed with Rev Wright, eh? Or do you only go to school if you agree with somebody's religious beliefs, not church?

James - If you agree; Explain how President Obama has had a detrimental effect on education.

He did nothing while his party killed the DC voucher system. That was criminally negligent.

I say you get out there and help Santorum/Romney/Newt wipe out pre-natal care for women and contraception and a woman's choice and "government" having literaly ANYTHING to do with our daily lives.

Is lame hyperbole all you have left?

You don't have a record that is defensible.

But, hey, you can try and throw crap on a wall to see if it sticks.

Even after taking out Osama Bin Laden you couldn't bring yourself to give the man one iota of credit for handling the situation in a way others before him had not.

Obama is unique in having the chance to kill an enemy of the country?

Do you know no history at all?

Nobody likes hearing nothing but endless negativity and whining

You could shorten it to "Nobody like hearing ME", Love. That'd be quicker.

Synova - It said; "Niggerhead"

You think that's okay?


Given that his family didn't take 20 years to fix it --- I have no problem with it. Hardly Perry's fault. They didn't OWN the land to do anything before it was fixed.

Synova said...

I will have mercy.

Love, it is always right to examine what has been taken for granted in the past and to make changes. Painting over rocks is admirable. It is something right and good.

People who insist in seeing evil in painted rocks are the enemies of civilization. They would tear us down and keep us shackled to the past forever.

One of those people is Bell.

damikesc said...

Granted, this was way back in 1993. Before the end of Jim Crow. Before the Civil Rights Act. Back then, every black professional referred to their Caucasian peers as “white boys.”

There you go again.

Treating black people as if they were equal to white people and all.

You'd make a miserably terrible Progressive.

Can anybody name a highly regarded academic who has their child enrolled in Bell's classes by choice? I'm betting the answer will be no.

Love said...

Synova - Oh, please.

I don't give a flying fuck about the rock, nor the video, nor what Bell said or didn't say years ago.

The ONLY reason it's even up on this site is to give you and other time to bitch about anything relating to President Obama.

You know, I know it...everybody here knows it.

It's Ann Althouse chum...and you gobble it up...and if you walked up to a million Americans and asked them about Mr. Bell...how many do you think would have something to say??

Love said...

damikesc "Can anybody name a highly regarded academic who has their child enrolled in Bell's classes by choice? I'm betting the answer will be no."

Well, at this point it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

He's been dead for about 5 months.

But nice try.

Jay said...

Love said...
CJinPA - I've visited the site on a number of occasions and it's filled with hateful, bigoted and racist commenters.

And you know it, too.


Hysterical.

So actually, you have no evidence to back up your assertion.

I'm shocked by this development.

Love said...

Synova - I feel the same way about Ronnie "The Saint" Reagan.

People who insist in seeing evil in liberals are the enemies of civilization. They would tear us down and keep us shackled to the past forever.

*Oh, and it's always nice to hear about race and racism from a white person...you know, because of their firsthand experiences and all.

Jay said...

“I think there are all kinds of black individuals and black organizations that could be considered as "racist." But there are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the bill. Why are you wasting your time trying to refute such an obvious point?”

Why then don't you point us to the last high profile (or any really) white on black hate crime?

I mean, there should be a whole bunch of them, right?

So show us, simpleton.

Jay said...

Love said...


*Oh, and it's always nice to hear about race and racism from a white person...you know, because of their firsthand experiences and all.


Considering you're snow white, that is one of the funniest things I've read all day.

damikesc said...

People who insist in seeing evil in liberals are the enemies of civilization. They would tear us down and keep us shackled to the past forever.

As opposed to people like you, who think that money grows on trees and that minorities aren't really people, just people who will vote for you.

I don't know how you can live with your never-ending racism.

Feel free to name an academic who ever enrolled in Bell's classes or had their kid enrolled in his classes.

You will see he wasn't respected.

He was a token. "He's so articulate" taken to its ludicrous extreme.

damikesc said...

Oh, and it's always nice to hear about race and racism from a white person...you know, because of their firsthand experiences and all.

I find it funnier hearing Progressives lecture people like Clarence Thomas on what it's REALLY like to be a black person.

Your allies here are wont to do that type of thing.

damikesc said...

Considering you're snow white, that is one of the funniest things I've read all day.

Love is imaginary?

Lives with dwarfs?

BOTH?

Synova said...

so you don't care about any of it, you just have to disagree with whatever anyone here says?

I could post the comment "Up!" and you'd have to post one that said "Down?"

Love said...

Jay - I'm not here to present "evidence" about the Ace of Spades site to you or any of the other right wing dunces.

I've visited the site and it is indeed bigoted and racist.

I stopped over today for a few minutes and read a number of the comments relating to Soledad O'Brien's interview and many were of the usual woman-hating variety.

And they Ms. Fluke:

"I feel safe in stating that Fluke is not a sucker of cock."

"Wait. Shouldn't this bitch be slimed because she made Ruash say the 'truth' - slut."

"We are proud of Ms. Flucker and have invited her to be the guest sneaker at are next Brattleboro Townho Meeting."

"YES!!!!! Where what Rush said was pretty spot on. She wants TAXPAYERS to pay for her and her friends to have sex. PROSTITUTE....aka SLUT."

"Sandra Fluke was only able to show up to testify before Congress because the dispenser on her bedpost finally ran out of numbers."

"Once a slut, always a slut."

"Fluck is like the Jersey Girls and Cindy Sheehan, only sluttier and without any dead relatives to camp her opinions behind."

bagoh20 said...

Love,

Your hate group numbers above, which are hardly complete or even very useful, if used, only prove that hate groups pretty much match the percentage of the race they belong to in the population, although blacks seem to have a slightly higher percentage of race groups than their population when you leave out "general hate" which tells us nothing.

But a more interesting question about that is: Which hate group does Obama's expediently former church belong to?

Would it be the Black Separatist, the Christian Identity, the General Hate, or the unlisted: Hate for Profit from Black Folks type.

Also not listed is the Hate Whitey So People Think I'm Down type. I bet you have a card.

Love said...

Synova - I'vea said it before and will say it again...try reading it this time:

Bitching and whining about a 22 year old vide is a waste of time.

Bitching and whining about Ronnie being a liberal is a waste of time.

Bitching and whining about a painted rock is a waste of time.

The ONLY reason it's up to day is to provide a platform for YOU and your cohorts to complain about anything Obama.

And you know it, too.

shiloh said...

"Well, keep this in mind: 22 years ago Breitbart was a liberal."

And Dutch was president of SAG, gasp!

>

"Kind of like conservative group masturbation."

This blog in a nutshell. :-P

>

"Do you EVER actually read anything or at least try to understand anything...BEFORE posting your standard infantile banalities?"

Hoosier Daddy may be slow, but at least he's daft ie he compares favorably w/most Althouse lemmings.

>

"Its a "dud" to those who apply a standard to one side an a different one to the other."

Lem the lemming, one of Althouse's biggest conservative whiners, interjects. ok, ok, as it's very hard to distinguish the degree of Rep whining at a conservative blog.

>

Indeed, as the ad nauseam, conservative whining minutiae is overflowing :D in this thread!

Congrats Althouse, as once again you have baited your winger flock into a discombobulated, hate Obama, frenzy!

and so it goes ...

Synova said...

Really? Your answer to me saying that it's good to want progress, and a rather nice analogy of Painting Rocks as moving past the bad stuff and the response is Ronald Reagan?

Bell is (was, I suppose, if he died) about the permanence of racism, racism forever, white people hate you forever.

Yes, this is evil. Refusing to "Paint Rocks" or accept that the rocks were painted and move into a better future is evil.

And the response is Ronald Regan?-

Dang. Guess you told me.

bbkingfish said...

"Bell was a pioneer of critical race theory, the idea that the American legal system is so embedded with racism that a neutral application of the law is impossible..."

If this a valid definition of critical race theory, I can see why it might have been controversial 22 years ago. But in 2012, isn't this, or something very close to it, pretty much accepted fact?

pm317 said...

Here is why they hid all this stuff. It is not race neutral -- Obama was very much into racial politics; his adviser Jarrett is very much into it (see a long NYT article on her that says how she wanted the campaign to use the race as a tool); his wife wrote a thesis on it. They wanted to build his brand as being post-racial. But there was all this material that showed that things were different. So what do you do? Hide them.

Jay said...

I'm sensing a pattern here. Examples:

Love said...
CJinPA - Ace of Spades is one of the most racist and bigoted blog sites on the internet.


Utter lie.

Love said...
Hoosier Daddy - Bush shoved over 100 attorneys down our throats who attended Pat Robertson University.


Utter fabrication.

Gee, who is surprised?

Jay said...

Love said...
Jay - I'm not here to present "evidence" about the Ace of Spades site to you or any of the other right wing dunces.

I've visited the site and it is indeed bigoted and racist.


No it isn't you silly liar.

Jay said...

I stopped over today for a few minutes and read a number of the comments relating to Soledad O'Brien's interview and many were of the usual woman-hating variety.

Yeah, because any comment you deem "women hating" magically is.

And ZOMG!!1``!!!! there was a bunch of racism too!!!

Idiot.

Jay said...

Love said...
According to the SPLC, here is a breakdown of the number of hate groups in the United States by type and number for 2011


So where are all the white on black racist attacks?

Why can't you reference any?

damikesc said...

I'm not here to present "evidence" about the Ace of Spades site to you or any of the other right wing dunces.

I've visited the site and it is indeed bigoted and racist.


But you can provide no evidence of it?

Duly noted.

Bitching and whining about Ronnie being a liberal is a waste of time.

Bitching and whining about a painted rock is a waste of time.


...yet you do so. Odd.

But in 2012, isn't this, or something very close to it, pretty much accepted fact?

No. Today, it's viewed as moronic nonsense that only an imbecile would buy into.

Love said...

Synova - "Bell is (was, I suppose, if he died) about the permanence of racism, racism forever, white people hate you forever."

That is ONLY YOUR opinion of the man...and it's based in your far right wing view of the world.

There are countless others who saw him and remember him in an entirely different way.

People who actually knew the man, worked with the man, conversed and discussed a wide variety of topics with the man.

You're just another right wing shit sitting at a computer pounding out hateful comments about someone you never even knew...and of course, doing your best to tie President Obama into his every thought, comment or theory...because of a fucking 22 year old video?

You and others make yourselves look small and petty on a regular basis.

Love said...

Synova - I posted this earlier.

This is the man you denigrate:

Here's the Mr. Bell you denigrate:

Holding a position as an assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), he worked alongside Thurgood Marshall, Robert L. Carter and Constance Baker Motley.
(What a bunch of losers.)

He supervised more than 300 school desegregation cases and spearheaded the fight of James Meredith to secure admission to the University of Mississippi over the protests of Governor Ross Barnett.
(Is that all?)

He was appointed to the law faculty of the University of Southern California as executive director of the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
(No big deal?)

Hired to teach at Harvard, Bell established a new course in civil rights law, published a celebrated case book, Race, Racism and American Law, and produced a steady stream of law review articles. As a teacher, Bell became a mentor and role model to a generation of students of color, becoming the first black tenured professor in Harvard Law School's history.
(Hey, who hasn't?)

The, in 1980 Bell became the dean of the University of Oregon School of Law, becoming one of the first African-Americans to ever head a non-black law school.
(No big deal?)

Now tell us what YOU'VE ever done that compares.

Love said...

damikesc - Actually I did.

Can you read?

damikesc said...

Hey Love, I'm actually perusing the post you cited and I'm not seeing those comments. Can you provide the numbers of those comments?

Love said...

Jay "So where are all the white on black racist attacks?"

I presented evidence to counter a claim that the SPLC was shutting down, not really finding any new forms of hate groups.

Instead of posting ridiculous comments, why not read the article...for a change?

Or better yet...have someone read it to you.

damikesc said...

Ace numbers all comments, so it shouldn't be a problem.

And there is only one Soledad O'Brien thread, so there isn't a lot to choose from.

It's important to back up claims you make...or you could always admit that, as usual, you're making stuff up.

damikesc said...

I presented evidence to counter a claim that the SPLC was shutting down, not really finding any new forms of hate groups.

You didn't do a terribly good job. They are working hard to justify their existence, but nobody actually listens to them any longer.

Love said...

damicesc - Bigoted and misogynistic:

I stopped over today for a few minutes and read a number of the comments relating to Soledad O'Brien's interview and many were of the usual woman-hating variety.

And they just love Ms. Fluke:

"I feel safe in stating that Fluke is not a sucker of cock."

"Wait. Shouldn't this bitch be slimed because she made Ruash say the 'truth' - slut."

"We are proud of Ms. Flucker and have invited her to be the guest sneaker at are next Brattleboro Townho Meeting."

"YES!!!!! Where what Rush said was pretty spot on. She wants TAXPAYERS to pay for her and her friends to have sex. PROSTITUTE....aka SLUT."

"Sandra Fluke was only able to show up to testify before Congress because the dispenser on her bedpost finally ran out of numbers."

"Once a slut, always a slut."

"Fluck is like the Jersey Girls and Cindy Sheehan, only sluttier and without any dead relatives to camp her opinions behind."

shiloh said...

"Or better yet...have someone read it to you."

Indeed!

Jay said...

Love said...


I think there are all kinds of black individuals and black organizations that could be considered as "racist."

But there are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the bill.


And yet mysteriously, black on white crime occurs at a higher rate than white on black crime.

Why, it is almost as if you're dishonest and ignorant or something.

Love said...

damikesc - That's your opinion, dickhead.

I presented the article and proof...the fact that you don't want to accept it is irrelevant.

Once again:

The radical right caught fire last year, as broad-based populist anger at political, demographic and economic changes in America ignited an explosion of new extremist groups and activism across the nation.

Hate groups stayed at record levels — almost 1,000 — despite the total collapse of the second largest neo-Nazi group in America.

Furious anti-immigrant vigilante groups soared by nearly 80%, adding some 136 new groups during 2009.

And, most remarkably of all, so-called "Patriot" groups — militias and other organizations that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose “one-world government” on liberty-loving Americans — came roaring back after years out of the limelight.

Jay said...

Love said...


I presented evidence to counter a claim that the SPLC was shutting down, not really finding any new forms of hate groups.


Great for you.

But why aren't all these "hate groups" out attacking black people?

Why don't you think you can ask yourself these basic questions?

shiloh said...

"but nobody actually listens to them any longer."

Continuing conservative rationalizations. In lieu of actual relevant arguments.

Jay said...

Love said...
Synova - "Bell is (was, I suppose, if he died) about the permanence of racism, racism forever, white people hate you forever."

That is ONLY YOUR opinion of the man...and it's based in your far right wing view of the world.


Actually moron, it is based on his writings. Would you like me to start quoting Bell saying such things, dumbass?

Jay said...

Love said...


I presented the article and proof...the fact that you don't want to accept it is irrelevant.


What "article"?

There is no link. Gee, isn't that convenient.

Again, why aren't all these "hate groups" out attacking black people?

Jay said...

Love said...

I stopped over today for a few minutes and read a number of the comments relating to Soledad O'Brien's interview and many were of the usual woman-hating variety.

And they just love Ms. Fluke


Those comments are not on that site, you idiot liar.

Provide a link and reference the comment # (they are all numbered) or shut up, dipshit.

Jay said...

damikesc said...
Hey Love, I'm actually perusing the post you cited and I'm not seeing those comments. Can you provide the numbers of those comments?


Hahahaha, of course not.

damikesc said...

Still searching, Love. Not seeing 'em.

Love said...

Jay - "And yet mysteriously, black on white crime occurs at a higher rate than white on black crime."

This is a "mystery" to you?

Can I assume you know little if anything relating to the cultural and social effects on who commits crime?

Can you name another country in the world where the poor commit less crimes that their counterparts?

You're just being a dick...and you you do a good job of it.

bagoh20 said...

When the evidence for your assertion is that some commenter on the internet wrote something, you are pretty much done being serious. By that standard you can prove anything conceivable by the human mind.

Aliens, racism, woman hate, man hate, left hate, right hate, idiots are geniuses or vice versa.

Unfortunately, the hardest thing to find in comments is a love that's true.

Magically though, one was found right here on this blog once upon a time. I saw it with my own eyes.

damikesc said...

Continuing conservative rationalizations. In lieu of actual relevant arguments.

I'm not the one trying to claim they are relevant.

Jay said...

Love said...


This is a "mystery" to you?


You keep referencing all these white "hate groups"

So um, yeah.

Why aren't they out beating black people?

You're just being a dick..

Presenting facts to your stupid, idiotic, meaningless talking points tends to make you frustrated doesn't it jeremy?

Love said...

Jay - I'm lying?

Turns Out The Problem Wasn't Calling Sandra Fluke a Slut At All, But Merely With Disagreeing With Her
—Ace

Third thread down...asshole.

Love said...

Jay - I don't remember referencing "white" hate groups.

If I'm istaken..please show me where I did.

Jay said...

Can you name another country in the world where the poor commit less crimes that their counterparts?

Oh, Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites, than vice versa.

Um, so what you're saying is that being poor makes you bash white people over the head.

Lovely.

Jay said...

Love said...
Jay - I don't remember referencing "white" hate groups.


Hysterical. No you only said:

Love said...


I think there are all kinds of black individuals and black organizations that could be considered as "racist."

But there are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the bill.


And said:

Love said...
Bago-Bolts - According to the SPLC, here is a breakdown of the number of hate groups in the United States by type and number for 2011:

Ku Klux Klan 152
Neo Nazi 170
White Nationalist 146
Racist Skinheads 133
Christian Identity 55
Neo-Confederate 32


Don't worry, moron. Logic and facts aren't your thing.

Love said...

Jay - I have to apologize.

I completely forgot who you were, and how downright uneducated and uninformed you are.

I promised not to engage you and just forgot.

Please just ignore my comments and move on.

You're a complete waste of time...and damikesc is right up there with you...so he can do the same.

Two dunces who evidently just cannot read.

Jay said...

Love said...
Jay - I'm lying?


Yes, if it weren't for lying you'd have nothing to say.

By the way, there are a bunch of women commenters at AoS.

Idiot.

Jay said...

Love said...
Jay - I have to apologize.

I completely forgot who you were, and how downright uneducated and uninformed you are.


Hysterical.

Then it should be like so easy to prove me wrong then, right?

OOPS!

and just forgot.

Yes, you "forgot" because you're like so smart and educated!!!

Love said...

There are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the hate group bill:

And here's the proof:

Ku Klux Klan 152
Neo Nazi 170
White Nationalist 146
Racist Skinheads 133
Christian Identity 55
Neo-Confederate 32

Black Separatists 140

See what I mean about not being able to read? You literally prove my point.

Duh.

Jay said...

Two dunces who evidently just cannot read.

But at least you didn't reference any white hate groups!!!!

*GIGGLE*

Jay said...

Love said...
There are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the hate group bill:


Mind you, from the author of:

Love said...
Jay - I don't remember referencing "white" hate groups.


Your beclowning is complete.

Love said...

Since when can't women commenters be bigots or racists?

Anybody got an answer to that one?

One of the "Dunce Brothers" needs to know.

That'show I'll refer to you little boys from now on..."The Dunce Brothers"

Jay said...

There are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the hate group bill:

And these "hate groups" are not out beating and robbing minorities.

Funny that, huh?

shiloh said...

If one ignores Jay altogether, Althouse is a lot easier to navigate.

Jay said...

Love said...
Since when can't women commenters be bigots or racists?


Idiot:

None of the comments you referenced in your dipstick lie were bigoted or racist.

That's how.

Love said...

Once again...for "The Dunce Brothers"

My previous comment...in context:

"I think there are all kinds of black individuals and black organizations that could be considered as "racist."

But there are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the bill."

NOTE: "all kinds of black individuals and black organizations that could be considered as 'racist'"

Jay said...

Note the shifting silliness:

Love said...

I stopped over today for a few minutes and read a number of the comments relating to Soledad O'Brien's interview and many were of the usual woman-hating variety.

And they just love Ms. Fluke


When it is pointed out that women are commenting it is now:

Love said...
Since when can't women commenters be bigots or racists?


Gee stupid, why do you think you're doing that?

Jay said...

Love said...


My previous comment...in context:


And then what?

You referenced with hate groups.

Stop while you're behind, moron.

Love said...

Shiloh - "If one ignores Jay altogether, Althouse is a lot easier to navigate."

You're right, but playing with little minds is sooooooooooooooo much FUN!!

I have a Labrador Retriever that could beat either of these Dunces in a debate.

shiloh said...

"in context:"

Love, Althouse lemmings are much like mittens, Santo, gingrich ie they misstate, outright lie about quotes er what some says, especially Obama, daily.

It's how they roll as ignorance is bliss!

>

Hey, name calling/lying worked pretty good for them in 2008, so why not continue.

Oh wait!

Love said...

"Dunce Brother" - "None of the comments you referenced in your dipstick lie were bigoted or racist."

Actually I mentioned bigotry, racism and misogyny...there's that reading comprehension thingi rearing its ugly head.

Bigot: a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

misogynistic: reflecting or exhibiting hatred, dislike, mistrust, or mistreatment of women.

Love said...

Dunce BrotherI -"And these "hate groups" are not out beating and robbing minorities."

Gosh...can we assume you have plenty of statistics to back that one up?

White hate groups that do not beat or rob minorities?

What would be the point of such a group?

Bingo?

Granny Jan said...

Baracky was a hot, hunky piece of cool masculinity. I bet he had to beat the girls off with a stick....Apparently, that's exactly what he did.

Beldar said...

It's simply not accurate to describe Bell as "highly respected."

That's not even broadly true among other law professors, much less among all knowledgeable observers.

"Highly controversial" is accurate, and indeed essential to any fair characterization of Bell even by those who also respect or admire him. I neither respect nor admire him, and I formed that opinion during the preceding millennium, long before I'd ever heard of Barack Obama.

That said, yes, the video is a complete dud. Even if it was deliberately selected as the obviously least effective in what's planned to be a series of increasingly powerful videos between now and November, I question whether it was worth the effort of releasing it by itself.

jeannebodine said...

Uh oh. Seems this old nothing-burger already required some soap & water scrubbing at Wikipedia.

http://minx.cc/?post=327345

Pass the popcorn.

I ♥ Willard said...

If one ignores Jay altogether, Althouse is a lot easier to navigate.

Absolutely! Jay is quite unpleasant and not very bright. He should try harder to emulate Willard.

Saint Croix said...

I met Derrick Bell, nice man, but the ideas in his head, wow.

Look, critical race theory is hard left. It's borderline marxist. Everybody who's been to law school knows this stuff.

But the point that Breitbart is making is that Obama ran as a moderate. He was not a moderate. He was never a moderate.

The media had no interest in vetting Obama, in showing who he really is and what he believes. See, for instance, this video as CNN loses their shit over Breitbart's stunt.

If it's nothing, if it's a dud, why are they so vehement? Note the blatant racist (white guy) on the CNN panel. They are highly upset, already.

It's the media that's the story.

AkRonin said...

Breitbart had a way of rolling out a story in phases, slowly. We've only the first step I'm sure.

Synova said...

"Jay - I'm lying?

Turns Out The Problem Wasn't Calling Sandra Fluke a Slut At All, But Merely With Disagreeing With Her
—Ace

Third thread down...asshole.
"

And then Ace backs that up very credibly with an example of someone who doesn't use bad words at all, but says that Fluke was wrong and lying, which she was.

As for the comments there. I understand that they aren't for the faint of heart. Lucky for me, I don't have a faint heart. The ladies who hang out there give as good as they get and there isn't a wilting violet among them. Nor is there any lack of respect for *women* who aren't complete tools, such as Fluke, who is a complete tool. I wouldn't hang out in a place where I wasn't respected. It's an entertaining environment for someone who doesn't have her feminist panties in a twist.

John M Auston said...

If Derrick Bell thought the criminal justice system was irredeemably corrupt from inception, White dominated and Black oppressed due to racism, at least it is not hard to imagine why. And to see what simple error lies at the heart of his views.

He makes the common mistake of seeing definite causation, where there is only definite correlation, and only possible causation. And that asserted causation is easily undercut by basic reason and other equally or more viable explanations.

Seeing an over-abundance of Blacks in the criminal justice system (legit correlation), he assumes it must be because they are Black (illegit causation).

Rather, it is entirely possible some other factor (than Race) accounts for the disproportionate representation. For example, a disproportionate commission of crimes, would be a better 'cause'. That should be easily enough checked.
And if not that, there are other plausible possible causes.

My only point: the correlation he notices is fine. The causation he asserts is of weak foundation, and is certainly not anywhere near self-evident, as the theory's 'attitude' would sometimes suggest.

Dave Mandt said...

This was not an earth shaking video-they will have to have more to really make a difference. But BO was a huge fan of Bell who was basically a race hustler with a better vocabulary than Jackson or Sharpton.

Christopher said...

People,

Please leave "Love" alone.

He's a racist, and as such we should pity him for his bigoted beliefs.

There is no hope for changing the opinion of one whose views on race are as warped as his.

shiloh said...

"Christopher said...

People,

Please leave "Love" alone."

Just like Christopher ... oh wait!

Nick said...

Anyone giving any credence tot he SPLC is out of their mind.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/02/southern-poverty-law-center-still-peddling-lie-that-giffords-shooter-was-right-winger/

OldGrouchyCranky said...

My goodness, the point is that Obama was never vetted by the crack MSM, those same good folks who tried to throughly vet Gov, Palin, sending sqads of reporters up to Alaska to dig through the snow covered mound of stuff lying there waiting to be discovered. Ah yes, that was vetting of a kind. So, what about Candidate Obama, other than the acknowledgement that he made the legs tingle of some MSM folks. That was it! Fairly unbalnced that!

damikesc said...

Did Love ever provide evidence?

I'm betting no.

damikesc said...

Bigoted and misogynistic

My wife and, well, any woman I work with would be amazed to learn that.

Outside of calling out your idiocy, where, exactly, is the racism and misogyny?

I mean, with you, it's because you treat blacks like second class citizens constantly.

That's your opinion, dickhead.

I'm deeply offended that you resort to such language.

You should try and make a better argument rather than getting hostile when people notice you are terrible at this.

SPLC is a sad, sad joke.

Hate groups stayed at record levels — almost 1,000 — despite the total collapse of the second largest neo-Nazi group in America.

I bet you can point to an increase in white on black hate crimes...oh wait, you can't.

See, if you could --- you would have done so without me noting it.

There are one hell of a lot more white individuals and organizations that fit the hate group bill:

...and I bet white on black crime stats back this up...oh, wait, it doesn't.

That'show I'll refer to you little boys from now on..."The Dunce Brothers"

When two people are beclowning you so thoroughly, drawing more attention to it is a poor plan.

You're right, but playing with little minds is sooooooooooooooo much FUN!!

True. It is the only reason anybody deals with you in the first place.

Actually I mentioned bigotry, racism and misogyny...there's that reading comprehension thingi rearing its ugly head.

I read the comments. The ones you quoted weren't there. Can you provide the numbers of these alleged comments? All of Ace's comments are numbered, so it should not be a problem.

Gosh...can we assume you have plenty of statistics to back that one up?

The lack of stats demonstrating it tend to be proof.

White hate groups that do not beat or rob minorities?

What would be the point of such a group?


The FBI keeps tabs on hate crimes based on race. Can you provide the stats to back up this rise in hate crimes by whites against blacks? I'm not seeing it in the numbers, but hey, maybe you can whip something up.

The Crack Emcee said...

I agree.

Then you don't understand it:

The target is the media, not Obama,....

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