Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Never to your face

Linda Hirshman's complaint that she was cut from Talking Points Memo for daring to criticize the "divinity" of the Obama campaign says less about Obama (who was not involved in this at all) than it does about the subtle social pressures which operate within political groups.

The email exchange between Hirshman and TPM's Andrew Golis was conducted in the kind of code with which political dismissals are regularly couched. Because hardly anyone is ever courageous enough to say "you're spouting the wrong political line" almost every blacklisting of this sort is conducted under the cover of "improving the readership" or "preserving balance", etc. Executions within ideological groups are nearly always carried out under a commercial pretext instead of a political one. It's a subconscious testament to how little legitimacy ideologues accord their own ideas. They are embarassed to invoke them.

And that's probably because they pretend to be above them. But real motives often go unmentioned on purpose. Barack Obama proclaims himself driven by idealism and Hillary Clinton declares herselves motivated by the "children". I'd be more comfortable if they admitted they were in it for themselves.




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14 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

One candidate is from Chicago,
the other from a manger.
And the lady from Chicago cares about the kiddies.
We are truly blessed.

3/11/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Blogger Elijah said...

"Barack Obama proclaims himself driven by idealism"

What exactly are these ideals?

The foundation of his faith is grounded in a black value system, which states in concept 8

Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness.” Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must be able to identify the “talented tenth” of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.

Those so identified are separated from the rest of the people by:
1) Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
2) Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
3) Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which, while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of “we” and “they” instead of “us.”
4) So, while it is permissible to chase “middleclassness” with all our might, we must avoid the third separation method – the psychological entrapment of Black “middleclassness.” If we avoid this snare, we will also diminish our “voluntary” contributions to methods A and B. And more importantly, Black people no longer will be deprived of their birthright: the leadership, resourcefulness and example of their own talented persons.

Simple question that no one seems to be able to answer at any blog-

What race exactly is the captors from Mr. Obama's value-system above?

3/11/2008 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger Jim in Virginia said...

Purge.
The children of each revolution eventually wind up eating each other.

3/11/2008 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger eggplant said...

Barack Hussein has done a nice job of surrounding himself with booby traps based upon racial politics. An associate of Hillary's just stepped on one of these booby traps, refer to this link. In an attempt to undo the damage, Hillary is genuflecting to the gods of political correctness (only a liberal would be so stupid!).

McCain must immunize himself against this if he is to run a robust campaign against Barack Hussein.

I see only one solution: McCain must have a black conservative as his Vice President (Calling Condoleezza Rice!).

The Vice President could then attack Barack Hussein directly through his own mine field. If Hussein were to cry "Racism!", the whole nation would simply laugh at him. In essence Hussein's secret weapon would be turned against him.

3/11/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Eggplant,

Great idea, wrong lady. Condoleeza Rice would be strenuously objected to by the Israelis. She is no friend to the Jews or to the Jewish State. Since she sees the Paleosimians as the equivalent of her people in the Jim Crow South, by extension she is saying that the Israelis are imperialist racists. She'll never say that out loud, but she HAS stated her views on the victim status of the Paleosimians.

She is right out of the James Baker worldview, when it comes to the Middle East.

Find another black person to be McCain's running mate.

3/11/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I nominate Condi to be Guest Pianist at President Cane's Inauguration.

3/12/2008 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Michael Steele

3/12/2008 07:36:00 AM  
Blogger eggplant said...

Fred's comments about Condoleezza Rice are valid. However I do admire the woman for her intelligence.

Mark mentioned "Michael Steele". Michael Steele or someone like him maybe the perfect antidote for Barack Hussein.

Barack Hussein's main campaign tactic is straight out of Uncle Remus, i.e. the Tar Baby defense. Anyone stupid enough to roll around in the briar patch with the tar baby deserves to lose this election, e.g. Hillary. However, having a black conservative running mate would be the equivalent of pouring paint thinner or gasoline on the tar baby. The key is to have the black conservative wash that tar away and reveal Barack Hussein's inner moonbat. Push Barack Hussein into a corner, force him to talk about issues rather than platitudes, get Hussein nicely rattled and at some point he'll start shrieking the standard liturgy of the radical left, e.g. all white men are racists, all evil flows from corporate America, socialism is the cure for all human ills, etc. The moonbats around him will reinforce this self-destructive behavior. After Barack Hussein has cracked, he'll fold like McGovern did in 1972.

3/12/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Eggplant,

Michael Steele would be a very good choice. I would prefer a black running mate who is slightly Right of center or more conservative. Black Americans deserve, if they invest so much in "identity politics" (and I, for one do not, and would not recommend this way of thinking)a real option and choice besides Obama. And I agree that this would obviate anyone in his camp or the MSM playing the race card.

Obama seems to most appeal to young females, especially college coeds and college educated women who identify themselves as Liberal-Left. I think these people do know what they are getting. But, he needs to be exposed for his ideas and for the Leftist/Marxist influences in his life, starting with his mother, through his high school friend Frank Davis, thence to his pastor and to his wife. Solid Marxist credentials all the way through.

This needs to be exposed thoroughly so that the people can know what they are voting for.

3/12/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger always right said...

Re: Steele

He may be a good person, but he does not have the nationwide recognizable name and equivlant 'experience'. I believe the name won't register on most voters' minds, except for political junkies (like us).

In which case, the msm and pundits will attack/ridicule the move as purely politically motivated to counter their Messiah.

3/12/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

JC Watts!

3/12/2008 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Fred,
I think a lot of the Marxist influences would rate as a positive with a significant part of that demographic.

If one could convince others of the
Racist, America Hating streak in Barry and his wife, and their cohorts, that would work.

...but doing that is impossible, in all probability.
The critic would be condemned, not the perps.

3/12/2008 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

(of course Marxism fuels much of that hatred, and gives a structure for people to hang their prejudices on)

3/12/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Cedarford said...

Eggplant - McCain must immunize himself against this if he is to run a robust campaign against Barack Hussein.

I see only one solution: McCain must have a black conservative as his Vice President (Calling Condoleezza Rice!).


It is telling that when the Democrats are tearing themselves up over who is the greater victim, the most aggrieved and oppressed by Whitey that some Republicans are panicking and saying they must have a black "Diversity" VP - even though it won't net them a single fucking black voter.

Especially with McCain burdened with a woman with as much Bush baggage as Bush himself who has never held any elected office in her life and knows or at least has said nothing on any domestic matter outside civil rights. Condi Rice would be suicide. Who is widely regarded as a complete failure as a Bush confidente and as not much better a Secretary of State. (Though she stepped in with
foreign affairs already so messed up by what Bush, Cheney, Bremer, Powell, Blair, Rice herself, AQ, the Neocons, Rumsfeld, the Senate, Putin, and Chirac did - that it will take years for diplomatic historians to unravel the fuckups and deliberate malice and asign proper blame.)

Michael Steele is a good guy with 4 years as a lieutenant Gov.
JC Watts has sort of dropped off the political map to be a lobbyist and he also has illegitimate kids.

Anytime Republicans get a "diversity brainstorm" the Party Base or the public richly rewards them for their gimmickery, cynicism, condescension, and insincerity.

Witness the fiascos of parachuting of the deranged Alan Keyes into Illinois or the unveiling of Harriet Miers to the base as a "knows Bush's mind and she is diverse!!" stroke of genius of Bush's inner circle of mental wizards.

What McCain does is appoints the best possible VP, which right now on quals and ability to step in as President would be Romney, Pawlenty, or Cox...and to buttress McCain on economic matters. And write off blacks as a lost cause this year as they proved to be in 2000 and 2004 and work on independent women that think Hillary, and all women, were put in 2nd place to the Highest Grievance worthiness the Left gives to blacks over women (and Latins, too...).

Latins really dislike Obama - think he is a slick-talking con man and will side with blacks over them. McCain doesn't have to bootlick to Latins to get a 35-45% share of their votes, just emphasize that he stands for their security, opportunity in a better economy, and keeping as much of their paychecks from Democrats as possible.

Along the way, McCain needs to focus most on white independents and centrist Democrats and the women who want a place at the table without being condescended to. The ones that want to be told not to "Embrace the Hope to know that you are the Hope." but two competent, experienced Republicans running on keeping America safe and cleaning up Bush's messes better than inexperienced, bullshitting Obama can - and getting gas and egg prices down..and the Midwest of America turned around and doing good jobs again...

3/12/2008 09:57:00 PM  

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