News Roundup for 7/28/09

Glenn Beck
Disagrees with Glenn Beck

-Headline of the day-
"After saying Obama has 'hatred for white people,' Beck claims, 'I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people.'"

The voices in Glenn's head are having on-air arguments now. I'm not saying that Glenn Beck's crazier than a square mile of snakes, I'm just saying that he's crazier than 27,878,400 square feet of snakes. (Think Progress, with video)

-Speaking of people who hate white people-
Sonia Sotomayor's nomination moves out of committee on a 13-6 vote. Widely expected to take control of the Supreme Court and use judicial activism to make it illegal to be white, Sotomayor now moves on to a vote by the full senate, after which she's almost certain to be seated.

"Based on her record as a judge and her statements, I am not able to support her nomination," says totally not racist Sen. Jeff Sessions. "In speech after speech, year after year, Judge Sotomayor set forth a fully formed judicial philosophy that conflicts with American philosophy of blind justice to the law." Personally, I don't think that justice is supposed to be blind to the law, so whatever Jeff is trying to say here, I don't think it's what he said.

Twitter poet Chuck Grassley had other reasons for voting against her. "This radical empathy standard stands in stark opposition to what most of us understand to be the proper role of the judiciary," he said.

"Radical empathy?" I'm becoming more and more convinced that Chuck sets his alarm early enough so that there's no danger of him ever waking up sober. Then it's rye for breakfast.

So there you go. Republicans have failed to save America from the Wise Latina Menace. Brush up on your crazy Mexican-people-language, Gringo. You're going to need it. (Politico)

-Yeah, that's it-
"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns. It's the southerners. They get on TV and go errrr, errrrr."
-Ohio GOP Sen. George Voinovich on why Republicans aren't doing well with voters.

That's right, people are turned off by Republicans because they've got a southern accent, not because of the crazy-assed things they say in those southern accents. What the Republican party should do is dump all their resources into hiring speech therapists to do an Eliza Doolittle job on southern GOPers.

Really, it's their only hope. (Political Wire)

1 comment:

  1. The President probably doesn't hate white people, but as the leader of this country and the alleged unifier of it, his statements were extremely bizarre and dividing ( http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9518/title.president-obama-talks-racial-profiling ). Even Bill Cosby (who, when I last checked, was unwhite) voiced his surprise and disdain about the President's premature (at best) and biasally revealing statements that surely have already estranged him from the support of much of the general population ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2299436/posts ). For someone who is supported by people who label tea party-goers as "terrorists" by liberal think-tankers and celebrities (i.e. Paul Begala and multiple oscar nominee (not) Jeanine Garofalo), he is certainly skilled in dissing the law enforcers nationwide that he is supposed to be the head of. You probably wouldn't believe (then again, maybe you would) the number of cops whose jaws dropped in negative awe of his drawing such a conclusion before even knowing any of the facts except, of course, that a middle-aged, disabled African American was roughed up by a bunch of police officers who acted "stupidly".

    Regarding justice nominee Sotomayor: She has basically skirted vetting about her cop-out handling of a reverse discrimination case ( http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47838 ). She took the side of the City without so much as giving an 1,800 page report consideration.

    So in summary, you can joke around about these murmurings all you want. But, just as in the birth of a stereotype, they are likely based on something concrete. As a matter of fact, the President in his common astute political savvy, was so kind to let himself be caught off guard by a reporter on national television and show us all where he is truly coming from. Even if what he is saying is true, the President shouldn't spout off about it. Unless he's into domestic polarization, of course.