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Political Weight Watchers: The GOP’s Liquid Detox Diet September 15, 2010

Through numerous observations, I am continually reminded of the Democratic Party’s resistance to self-examination.  So it was not surprising to see the liberal media outlets ignoring the obviously anemic future of their own party and pressing their noses against the window of the Republican Party during last night’s mega primary races.

With overzealous  determination, liberals were all over Christine O’Donnell’s victory in the Delaware Republican Primary over 40 year GOP veteran Mike Castle.  Steeped in controversy and an impetus for debate within the GOP, O’Donnell is a Tea Party candidate, – a “real conservative” so to speak –backed by Sarah Palin.   Worthy of eliciting overload in any Republican demise lover’s salivary glands,  O’Donnell’s win was comprehensible to liberals as a serious rupture in the GOP.  You should have seen how many anti-Republican sites ran this clip of Karl Rove and Sean Hannity debating the O’Donnell win.

(Afrocity with a whip and lion tamer’s chair) Down, jackasses, down…  But yo know,  in this case who could blame the Democrats?  If my political party sucked and our president was as ineffective as Barack Obama,  I would watch someone else on TV too.   Currently, I am sure that if you are a Democrat the GOP is more exciting than watching a slow sinking ship full of Obamabots in denial- particularly if you are actually on the ship.

So go ahead Democrats! Enjoy the show liberals, pull up a beanbag and take a load off.  Such drama is good for the political thought lovers soul and should teach our liberal audience a few lessons about Republicans.  Our history that Democrats and possibly many Republicans have seemed to forgotten.

Lessons that invalidates any stereotypes which demonizes Republicans as religiously fanatical homophobic racists who hate helping the impoverished.  When it comes the party diversity, the Democrats claims lie in race, ethnicity, gender or  sexual orientation.  Republicans on the other hand seek to find an appropriate balance of diversity within levels of conservatism.  We are all Americans regardless of our underlying identities.   We are not colors or sexual preferences.

Liberals wrongly view conservatives as a monolith.

We all must sleep with Bibles under our pillows and when the linen cases come off, they double as headgear for our KKK meetings.   Not so.  The logic of this meme is not intuitive or apparent except that it serves as a tool for the left to marginalize conservatives much like they marginalize identity groups within their own party.  You are black therefore you must need us.  While looking at the video above,  I laughed at some of the comments from liberals such as this one:

If teabaggers are so pro-minority, why aren’t they going into the inner-cities and making a push to register minority voters? Short answer, they’re scared to death of minority voters and are doing all they can to re-energize white, christian, conservative voters. If a couple minority voters (who may or not be plants) happen to wonder into their camp, of course they’ll welcome them, as long as they don’t move in next door or marry their daughters.

Now who is the cloistered racist one?  My father resides in Chicago’s “inner-city”  ummm, somehow he managed to register himself to vote like many “minorities”  without the help of ACORN. But here again is prevailing liberal thought that Republicans are all anti-minority.  We are all  for the rich, sheltered in our timeshares and far, far, far right with no middle class.  The liberal media perpetuates such myths and President Obama loves to demonstrate that “B” is for bashing and blaming and Boehner:

Ah, class warfare… the staple diet of liberals.  But this is all changing as things heats up in the countdown to November.   The Republican Party is struggling to get the right brew and  has been on a serious liquid detox diet.

Now everyone hates to diets especially detox diets.  I am on one myself.   No sugar, no salt…green tea, soy milk,  flax seed, omega 3, – all stuff that is good for me….and I hate it but I have to do what’s best for my body and not my taste buds. The Republican Party is going through the same thing — a change for the better.

Why do we diet?  because we want to see our old, younger selves again whether we were skinnier, or more active, more mentally alert.  The Republican Party had become weighted down with  junk in it’s  collective truck. Time to purge some floaters.

No question, the Delaware primary race was ugly.  One could point out occasional traces of sexism against Christine O’Donnell but I would say that this race was not about man against woman.  It was about the establishment versus grassroots true conservationism or the politician versus the common man- correction common woman.  In addition to campaign bludgeoning which is considered standard fare for any political competition this race harbored a nastier element not normally witnessed in Republican primaries.   One candidate was accused of being gay while another‘s finances were trotted out to reveal an IRS tax lien and pending mortgage foreclosure.  In defense of O’Donnell, there are a lot of people facing home foreclosure nowadays so perhaps it was not too smart of Mike Castle to expose O’Donnell’s financial situation as  a weakness.  Nevertheless, it was elephant eat elephant, or should I say elephant eat RINO in Delaware.

Much of the advice from Tea Partiers went unheard by the GOP establishment- especially the RINO virus carriers. Payback is not tea and sympathy…It’s a bitch.

From this report in the Wall Street Journal

Tea Party Claims Big Win

Upstart Candidate Beats GOP-Backed Congressman in Delaware Senate Primary

By PETER WALLSTEN And NEIL KING JR.

September 15, 2010

Long-shot U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell of Delaware rode tea-party momentum Tuesday to the most unexpected upset of a tumultuous political year, soundly defeating Republican Party fixture Mike Castle in a bruising primary.

The results showed again that conservative voters, many of them angry at federal spending by both parties and energized by the tea-party movement, have become mobilized even in one of the nation’s most Democratic-leaning states…

The Delaware results were widely viewed as the most meaningful of the day. With all precincts reporting, Ms. O’Donnell had 53.1% of the vote to Mr. Castle’s 46.9%.

Mr. Castle, a sitting congressman, is one of the most liberal Republicans in the House.

So keep on rubber necking Democrats. My cautionary note to you involves the dangers of not keeping your eyes on the road especially when your vision is impaired with campaign politics and your ears are deaf to public opinion.  watch where you are going—I think you passed up the town of “victory”  about 18 months back.

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AFROCITY

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Where the White Things Are May 4, 2010

From opposite sides of a Chicago bus route, one can see two very different Americas.  One side of the route ends in the north side “Gold Coast” Neighborhood. Home to the city’s elite, the Latin School, the Chicago History Museum.  The other ends on the west side.

As I sat watching the #72 North Avenue bus parked outside the window yesterday, I was overcome by memories of my mother- again.

It was the bus route that brought me from the ghetto to the peaceful lakeside where I could forget I was a black girl who lived in a neighborhood where children did not know their fathers.  I would watch white moms and dads pushing children in strollers, buying cotton candy and wonder what life was like for them when they left the park.  At the end of the day, mother and I would ride the #72 back home alone. Just a single mother and her child.  I would sit in the front seat next to the driver.  “Someday I will live and work here”, I told mother. “…where the white things are.”

“What are white things?” she asked.

“White people with white jobs and money. Nice apartments, museums. I want a white life.”

This momentary glimpse into the past took my mind off the speaker in the seminar I was attending.  I did not hear him. I only saw the fountain and the #72 bus  sitting at North Ave. and Clark, waiting to take mother and I back home.   My lip curled when I knew I was back in the present. She was now dead and I was sitting here in this room.  The white life.  The job, the apartment, the friends and I had somehow left her behind to take the #72 bus home.  This time without her daughter.  My brown limbs could not move to join her. Here, the bus –an innocent bus waiting in the layover circle became a distinct vehicle for my guilt and shame at never confronting my mother about doing something about her life during her final years.  I let her stay on the bus while I got off.

Jacob Lawrence The Seamstress, 1946

Although I intervened on several occasions, I was rebuffed and told “You do not understand what it is like to be really black now that you are educated,”  she told me one day in the year 2005.  “Like that stupid Condeleeza Rice and Colin Powell,when blacks get up- they get uppity…They don’t want to wash clothes by hand anymore or drive buses. Then they join the Republican Party and think they are white people. they black fades from their skin more and more each day…Colin Powell don’t look black anymore than Strom Thurmond.”

To appease her I smiled a bit.

“He don’t!” she continued throwing her hand. “Neither does his wife. People forget who they are and where they’ve been.  You get a nice car and don’t realize you are black until someone puts sugar in the engine and you can’t drive anywhere because your engine is all messed up.”

According to ghetto urban legend, sugar in the gas tank was a trick often played in inner city neighborhoods during the 1970’s. A person, usually a Black or Latino man would buy a nice car, say a shiny long Cadillac with white leather interior.  Like many people who are proud of new material possessions, the owner of the  car would drive around and around the same block over and over again so his neighbors could see his new found piece of colored American pie.  A car is not the whole pie mind you; just a tiny sliver. But when the highlight of your life hinges on winning the lottery or surviving an accident at the drill bit plant during third shift, you will settle for the sliver.

The sistas would hang around the car as the doting owner massages it with car wax.  By the end of the calendar year, the car was responsible for at least three separate pregnancies. Unfortunately, then as nowadays when you have a new iPad, people get jealous.  Things that you are enamored with should stay in your pockets and inside the garage.   Bruised manhood is the only remedy for a braggart Cadillac owner who gets too much attention from the ladies.  His reward.  Homespun 100% green with envy Dominic sugar poured in the gas tank.   The ghetto moral: Forget who you are and we will mess up yo’ car.

The modern day equivalent of my mother’s sentiment about uppity and forgetful Black people was expressed by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) when she made a derogatory reference to Supreme Court Justice,  Clarence Thomas during a recent public appearance.

All of these stubborn, rigid ideas on blackness have in a sense collectively poured sugar in African American identity of Clarence Thomas and other prominent conservatives of color.  Amongst liberals, Clarence will never be allowed to ride the bus back home. He lives where the white things are. Banished in Black history to the prison of collective amnesia and ridicule.

Jacob-Lawrence, Tousaint-et-Ennery 1989

The same fate obviously will apply to Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele.

From this article in the Wall Street Journal

Steele Says He Finally Met Obama

May 1, 2010

By John D. McKinnon and Susan Davis

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said he finally got to meet President Barack Obama on Saturday, at a VIP reception at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He got his picture taken with Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as celebrities such as Alec Baldwin milled around.

President Barack Obama makes humorous remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

At last year’s dinner, Obama poked fun at the slightly nerdy Steele and his sometimes awkward attempts to seem cool.

“Michael Steele is in the house tonight. Or as he would say, in the `heezy,’” Obama said last year. “Wassup,” he added, making a hip-hop-style hand gesture. “Michael, for the last time, the Republican Party does not qualify for a bailout. Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset, I’m sorry.” Steele just stood in the audience, laughing, and clapped his hands.

A few days later on NBC’s Meet the Press, Steele insisted there were no hard feelings.
“That was just good love between two brothers,” he said.

UPDATE: In his remarks to the crowd, Obama gave a shoutout to Steele, calling him “Notorious G.O.P.”

Romare Bearden, 110St. Harlem Blues

Engaging with the facts surrounding the history Democratic Party have never been easy for my fellow African Americans.  Did my mother ever know that the Republican party was the true anti-slavery party? I doubt it.  I never knew until I reached college.  Perhaps I needed the comedic honesty of African American conservatives such as AlfonZo Rachel aka ZoNation to show me the truth as he does in his latest piece on the history of Blacks and the Democrats.


In 1992, there was no ZoNation or Afrocity.  The Democrats were eternal champions of brown skin and equality.  There was no other side to the historical coin. Until I met a conservative of color, some old Republican woman– an outspoken member of a Houston based Republican women’s group. She found me in the crowd one day as I proudly campaigned for Bill Clinton. I would later meet that same woman in 1995 at an event honoring Laura Bush. The old woman offered the truth but I never explored the truth any further. The old woman had to be delusional. Everything she said went against everything my mother told me.  I did not want to know the truth about the Democratic Party nor did I want to understand why Ms. Condi Rice or Mr. Thomas would be proud Republicans. Dining and voting for the enemy.  How could such an animal even exist?

Jacob Lawrence, "Tombstones"

But today, I am the animal my mother and Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke of.  Through my conservative beliefs, I am no longer on the #72 riding home with mother to eat a dinner of breaded sandwich steak, canned peas  and instant potatoes purchased with colored money.  The tumbler of Kool Aid still sits at the table waiting for my former liberal self to return home.  But I can’t because as far as they are concerned I am lost as a Black woman.

I am where the white things are.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

Steele Says He Finally Met Obama

 

And this little Donkey Went “Wee wee wee” all the way home… January 22, 2010

Scott Brown’s win last Tuesday night, represents the epitome of America’s continuing on again off again relationship with the Democratic Party.  The rise and fall of the DNC.

Conservative experts in the study of the rise and fall of the jackass find that root of the problem lies with the common human error of forgetfulness …

From this article at Townhall.com by conservative columnist  Ann Coulter:

Cartoon from Divervsity Lane

That Old Obama Magic is Back

by Ann Coulter

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Democrats are trying to write off Brown’s colossal victory as the standard seesawing of public sentiment that hits both Republicans and Democrats from time to time. As MSNBC’s Chris Matthews explained, it was just the voters saying “no” generally, but not to anything in particular.

Except when Republicans win political power, they hold onto it long enough to govern. The Democrats keep being smacked down by the voters immediately after being elected and revealing their heinous agenda.

As a result, for the past four decades, American politics has consisted of Republicans controlling Washington for eight to 14 years — either from the White House or Capitol Hill — thus allowing Americans to forget what it was they didn’t like about Democrats, whom they then carelessly vote back in. The Democrats immediately remind Americans what they didn’t like about Democrats, and their power is revoked at the voters’ first possible opportunity.

Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don’t-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. Folks, I’m convinced that if we all work really hard, we can get it down to three months.

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years — and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush.

Two years of Bill Clinton gave us a historic Republican sweep of Congress, which killed the entire Clinton agenda (with the exception of partial-birth abortion and felony obstruction of justice) — and also gave us two terms for George W. Bush.

And now, merely one year of Obama and a Democratic Congress has given us the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 31 years.

In other recent news, last November, New Jersey voters, who haven’t voted for a Republican for president since 1988, threw out their incumbent Democratic governor, Jon Corzine. In Virginia, which Obama carried by 6 points a year earlier, a religious-right Republican won the governor’s office by 17 points.

Sen. Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, won his last election in 2006 by 28 points — the largest margin for a Democratic Senate candidate in that state in a quarter-century.

Since voting for the Senate health care bill last Christmas, the once-bulletproof Sen. Nelson not only gets booed out of Omaha pizzerias, but he has also seen his job approval rating fall to 42 percent and his disapproval rating soar to 48 percent. (Meanwhile, the junior senator from Nebraska, Mike Johanns, who voted against the bill, has a job approval rating of 63 percent.)

The Democrats have no natural majority because they have no fundamental principles — at least none that they are willing to state out loud. They are like a drunken vagrant who emerges from the alley to cause havoc every few years. They are the perpetual toothache of American politics.

To be sure, the fact that 52 percent of Massachusetts voters are racist, sexist tea-baggers — i.e., voted for a Republican — means only that the Democrats just went from having the largest congressional majority in a generation to the second largest. But this was “Teddy Kennedy’s seat.” And it was in Massachusetts.

Now, no Democrat is safe.

But the country just got a lot safer.


Ann is right. Things are all grave (pun intended) for the Democrats because they just can’t help themselves without alienating every sane, pragmatic and logical being on the planet.

What goes up always comes down to their inevitable  loss due to their uncanny ability to disappoint people. I know this.

I used to sleep with the party of ass.  I was the wife, mother and child of my now sworn enemy.

During my time as a liberal, I spent many nights cursing at a seemingly endless chronology of television screens which broadcast harmless electoral college maps into my home.  Maps of America all lit up in Republican red. The color of Nancy Regan’s suit and hair and lipstick.  The color of rich people and success.

“Pretenders” is the word my mother used to describe people who were Republicans that were not rich.

“They (farmers) vote for Republicans because they want to pretend they are rich like other white people,” she said visibly disappointed with the results of the 1988 election.

She wanted Michael Dukakis.

She did not care that on the inside she was a Christian that believed all gays and lesbians were sinners.   It was the outside that mattered.  Wearing skin of the donkeys was always about the government doing what they could for her family as blacks.  Though never outspoken on the issue of abortion, mother was pro-life- belittling my aunt for having three abortions in under two years.  That same aunt would later describe  my deceased mother as the most racist woman she had ever met.

“That woman (my mother) was so racist,” my aunt said while discussing her sister during a time when we were feeling a bit guilty about her untimely passing. ” She hated Mexicans and–“

“Jews,”  I inserted flatly.

“Whenever your brother got in trouble in grammar school, if a black teacher did the scolding, it was okay but if the teacher was white…oh boy your momma would raise some hell up in that school…saying how they didn’t understand or know how to teach black kids…No body wanted to say nuthin’ to your brother cause they knew your momma would be up there at the school like–“

“It was embarrassing,”  I said.  Young Afrocity had also been a  recipient of mother’s undying protection against racist teachers.  “She would do the same at my school.  One teacher treated me like I had leprosy after one of mom’s visits. She cursed him out in front of the PTA…Funny how she could do that without one moment’s thought but when it came to getting a job to feed me…well that was another story.”

“Boy she hated Mexicans when she was in Texas,” my aunt went fast forward to my mother’s last years in Houston.

“Yes, she did,” I nodded.

“She wanted America to only have real Americans, no migrants, especially Mexicans…’Whey does this country help foreigners like those Chinese and Mexicans better than they treat their own black peoples who worked as slaves.’  your momma would say…America needs to help Americans.”

We were both silent. This conversation was deep cleansing for both of us.

“Yes, she loved America,” I said. “Perhaps she would have been a Republican, had she not been a black woman,”  I laughed loudly, though it still did not shake my feeling of loss.

The loss of seeing her as a whole woman with a job and goals beyond waiting for a monthly welfare check from Uncle Sam.

I will always wonder.

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AFROCITY


 

Martha My Dear: Democrats Have Plenty Of Rollover Minutes January 20, 2010


Martha My Dear

by

The Beatles

Martha my dear though I spend my days in conversation
Please
Remember me Martha my love
Don’t forget me Martha my dear

Hold your head up you silly girl look what you’ve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly Girl.

Take a good look around you
Take a good look you’re bound to see
That you and me were meant to be for each other
Silly girl.

Hold your hand out you silly girl see what you’ve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl.

Martha my dear you have always been my inspiration
Please
Be good to me Martha my love
Don’t forget me Martha my dear.

After Martha Coakley’s loss to the Republican, Scott Brown in the Massachusetts race for Ted Kennedy’s vacant senate seat, in typical Democrat jackass fashion, the Obama bus rolls over on the poor woman and the “under the bus” body count rises.

Democrats point fingers after stunning loss

From Ed Hornick and Kristi Keck, CNN

January 20, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) Even before the polls closed on Tuesday night, Democrats were distancing themselves from Democrat Martha Coakley and blaming her lackluster campaign for her stunning loss in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.

A top adviser to President Obama rejected assertions that Tuesday’s vote was a referendum on the president or Democratic policies and instead took a shot at Coakley: “Campaigns and candidates matter.”

Wow!!! Coakley is swept under the bus like a tumbleweed with not a moment to spare. Zapped up in the air like Alfre Woodard in that  2004 Julianne Moore movie The Forgotten:

I am sure the Democrats love rolling the bus over Coakley even more because she is a woman.They are good at blaming the ladies. Women are “Blame it all on George Bush” of the DNC world you know.  Obamabots are looking like Yoda yelling “bad apple she is.”

Barry is 0 for 4 when it comes to saving the day for his party and homeboys in Chicago.

The Olympics- blame it on Rio

Massachusetts- Blame it on Martha

Not everyone is falling for it:

January 19, 2010

It’s Not Just About Coakley, Stupid

By Christopher Coffey

January 19, 2010

FOXNews.com

Unfortunately for Democrats, blame for the disastrous Massachusetts Senate race does not rest entirely with candidate Martha Coakley. Responsibility also rests with her party.

Many will be inclined to blame Martha Coakley exclusively should she lose the Senate race in the Bay State. Some will rush to call the election an “aberration” caused by an inferior candidate.
Unfortunately for Democrats, blame for this Senate race does not rest entirely with Coakley. Responsibility also rests with her party.

The Democrats have developed a tin ear for politics, this coming only a year after Barack Obama ran one of the more brilliant campaigns in history. More than ever, Democrats are determined to pass a health care reform bill notwithstanding public sentiment.

According to the recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, only 12% of those surveyed want President Obama to focus his attention on health care. Close to half of those questioned want him to concentrate on the economy. When it comes to Massachusetts, a Rasmussen poll revealed limited faith in the ability of tax and spend increases to improve the economy. And bear in mind that Democrat’s plans for health care reform will increase both spending and taxes.

The Democrats appear to be ignoring the polls. Of late, they are focusing almost exclusively on health care at the expense of supporting sound economic policy. Even now, people are debating the effect this election will have on health care reform. No one is discussing the effect the Massachusetts election will have on economic policy.

It won’t help Democrats to argue that this election is about local and not national issues. If Coakley loses on Tuesday, it means that the power of President Obama’s personality and agenda may not extend beyond the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Voters in Massachusetts may like President Obama, but maybe not enough to put his candidate in the Senate, and not enough to save his domestic priority.”

Speaking of women, I wanted to add that I have heard a lot of untruths of late about women and Massachusetts concerning political offices.  In particular, there was a reporter, I think on MSNBC or CNN who said that Massachusetts has never had a female governor.  That is not so.

Former Gov. Jane Swift (R-MA) unveiling her official portrait at the Massachusetts State Senate Chamber

From Wikipedia:

Jane Maria Swift (born February 24, 1965) is an American politician and the former Republican Governor of Massachusetts.  She is the only woman to hold that position, serving from April 2001 to January 2003. At the time she became acting governor, Swift was the youngest person in the country to hold the position of governor or acting governor. In 1990, at the age of 25, she was the youngest woman ever elected to the Massachusetts Senate.

Get it straight liberals.

I caught the mistake because I attended graduate school in Massachusetts and during that time Jane Swift was my governor.  I believe that she was also the first governor to give birth while in office and campaign for lieutenant governor while pregnant.

Collective amnesia seems to over come our dear Democrat friends when it comes to conservative women in politics. Often I find that liberal women will say that a woman has never held a political office when in fact a woman has held the office…she was just inconveniently a Republican.  Feminist “forget” to include Republican or conservative women in their  romantic ideas of women controlling high offices in American or international government. Sarah Palin, Jane Swift, Margaret Thatcher. Need I say more?

Incidentally, had I been a Massachusetts resident, I would have voted for Scott Brown.  I vote for people, issues and values. Not gender, sexual orientation or race.  Like myself, Scott Brown is a pro-choice Republican and against Obamacare.  The choice would have been simple for me to make.


Autographed Letter Signed,

Afrocity


 

Overconfidence seems to have dulled the faculties usually so alert November 4, 2009

From Contra Obama

The title of today’s post is taken from a quote said by  Senator Smith, on Captain E.J. Smith of the ill-fated Titanic.

After last night’s GOP wins in Virginia and New Jersey, the hope n’ change crew are all on deck denying everything

From this article in Townhall.com

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Image from I Own The World.com

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

White House: Tuesday’s GOP wins not about Obama

The White House says that Republican wins in two governors’ races were not referendums on the president.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that voters went to the polls in Virginia and New Jersey to work through “very local issues that didn’t involve the president.” The presidential spokesman said voters were concerned about the economy. He said “I don’t think the president needed an election or an exit poll to come to that conclusion.”

By contrast, Gibbs acknowledged that the 2010 midterm congressional elections will be more about the Obama agenda.

Republicans turned aside Democratic candidates in both states, raising questions about the limits of the president’s influence on his party’s base of support and on the moderate lawmakers he needs to advance his legislative priorities.

Gibbs noted that Democrats did win two special elections for congressional seats, in California and New York.

Gibbs said Obama telephoned both Democratic losers, incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey and candidate Creigh Deeds in Virginia, Tuesday night. But Gibbs said Obama has not yet called the two GOP gubernatorial winners because he wanted to let them celebrate with family and supporters.

Corzine_Christie_HoneymoonersWell at any rate it is over for Corzine because the fat guy did sing.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Sleeping With The “DEM-EMIES”: I am a Moderate, Not A Fool November 3, 2009

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This is what Happens to moderate Republicans when they listen to sweet talk from Democrats

By the summer of 2009, I had given up on trying to conceal my political orientation from liberal friends. Tired of the frustration when it comes to listening to Palin jokes, cracks about religious zealots, “tea baggers”, and racists, I outed myself.  Now life is much happier and I no longer have to listen to the liberal whining about evil Republicans and how they are racist against Obama and want all of the poor people to die.

Having said that, I will be damned if I am going to conceal my liberal views on abortion and gay marriage from my fellow conservatives.

No more hiding for Afrocity.

Take me as I am or not at all.

If you are pro-choice, support gay marriage yet believe in the right to bear arms and fiscal conservatism, you may be a moderate Republican.  For the purposes of this post, I will use the term  “Moderate Republican” as opposed to the more derogatory RINO (Republican In Name Only) because I believe that a RINO is someone who runs for office as a Republican, espouses to conservative values then once elected turns into a political jackass, both literally and  figuratively.  One cannot claim to be a fiscal conservative yet tax and spend our country into debt. Those are not fiscally conservative values.

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Evolution of a RINO

For a moderates like me, the good news is that I have never had a problem from my party concerning my views on abortion or gay marriage. If you look at my blog roll, you will see that there are several links to Republicans who happen to be gay and or pro-choice. Liberals don’t want you to know that such animals exist but we do. Liberals want you to think that all Republicans hate gays, we are all against abortion. Not true.

Desperate to keep the negative stereotypes going, the Democrats will dribble on about how “out of touch” the Republicans are. The RINO’s will become pissed off that they cannot win elections and turn to to the Democrats for help, sometimes even endorsing them. From this article at Capital Confidential.com

Duprey on Scozzafava, women and moderates in the GOP

November 2, 2009

by Irene Jay Liu

Republican Assemblywoman and Clinton County GOP Chair Janet Duprey has a lot in common with Dede Scozzafava — they are both female, moderate Republicans who represent adjacent North Country Assembly districts.

Duprey was a strong supporter of Scozzafava’s congressional bid. From the outset, Duprey defended her Assembly colleague’s place on the Republican ticket. In an interview with the Press Republican, Duprey said:

“Our voting records are very similar, and I consider myself a good Republican,” Duprey said.

“She is fiscally conservative, and I think this is an example of the Republican Party being progressive and open to everybody.”

Duprey said Scozzafava has a proven record for supporting less government and less taxes, and helping small businesses.

“I think those views fall under the template of Republican,” Duprey said.

That was, of course, before Scozzafava suspended her campaign and endorsed the Democratic candidate, Bill Owen. Duprey issued a statement in her capacity as Clinton County GOP party chair, announcing that the committee decided to endorse the conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

“Certainly its been a very surprising weekend. Dede made a very personal decision and I know that it was a very difficult decision for her,” said Duprey in an interview this afternoon.

Duprey did not criticize Scozzafava, who she called a “good friend,” as some of her other Republican colleagues have in the wake of the Owens endorsement. She declined to weigh in on whether Scozzafava should retain her post as Minority Whip Leader Pro Tempore in the Assembly Republican conference, saying: “I think there has to be an open discussion. I have a great deal of respect for (Assembly Republican Leader Brian Kolb)… Dede has done a great job as floor leader and yet I’m sure too, that Brian has to answer to a lot of voices.”

She did have a lot to say about the process that handed the GOP endorsement to Scozzafava and how the local race has been co-opted by national forces.

“Our process in the beginning I think was excellent. We held four public forums…they were each very well attended. We asked those committee to vote on who they would support…and Dede ended up being chosen  by the 11 county chairs,” Duprey said.

“Somewhere during this process, the whole local focus just got knocked out of the box. It’s been this media hype. It’s been all these celebrities, and national people, and PACS, and money — from everyone but the people who live in this congressional district —that have just taken over. I’m saying this about everybody – the Republican, Democratic, and Conservative Party candidate,” Duprey said.

“I think the system has been turned upside down,” she said. “My biggest hope for this election is that people who live in this district go to the polls in overwhelming numbers and vote, and show where they stand. To remind people that this is a local race about local issues.”

When asked what Scozzafava’s experience means for moderates in the Republican Party, Duprey said:

“Part of it is that I’m so close to it. It’s hard for me to give a solid analysis — it’s too raw. …I know how difficult this has been on Dede…. In my opinion, we made the right choice. She was an excellent candidate,” Duprey said.

She did, however, note that many Republicans, including former Gov. George Pataki, came out in support of Hoffman instead of Scozzafava.

“I give Newt Gingrich a lot of credit… for supporting her early and saying that the Republican Party needs to support moderate Republicans.”

“I can’t tell you why these other people did not rally around her. I truly hope that as we look back, we don’t find that the Republican Party doesn’t have a place for moderate Republicans. That will be too bad, for too many people,” she said.

And as for the role that gender may have played in Scozzafava’s experience, Duprey said:

“I hope not. And I guess that’s not a real answer. I remember those days when it was an issue. I started my career in politics in 1975…I went through that. I was the first woman to run in Clinton County. My children were very small at the time…I had some terrible experiences with some people who felt that a woman should not enter politics; a woman should not run,” Duprey said.

“I hope that we’ve moved beyond that point. But, I have to tell you, watching this go on, I’ve had some deja vu back to 1975. I don’t want to dwell on that and hope that the Republican Party has moved beyond that,” she said.

“It has been very difficult to watch,” Duprey said. “You have to ask some of these men, why weren’t they there with our Republican candidate when she could have really used our help?

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I am not familiar with Scozzafava but it seems to me in the final analysis her constituents did not want to elect her because she was claiming to be something she was not. Now she has endorsed a Democrat, which equates to suicide in the eyes of Republicans. Dede, do yourself a favor and switch parties.  Of course Sarah Palin would not endorse Scozzafava. Sarah is a conservative and would never endorse a sub-RINO. Why Newt Gingrinch endorsed Scozzafava, I will never know but it makes me think a lot less of him. Michael Steele I am not so surprised about because he is a moderate, however despite being a moderate myself, I would never endorse a Republican candidate that supported the stimulus package or Obamacare.

I may be a moderate but I am not a fool. Which means yes, in 2012 if Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee for POTUS I will vote for him. It is important that we stick together. I want those in power now to get OUT. I stopped voting with my ovaries last year and will never do so again. Country first.

Speaking of fools and Obamacare, here is the latest video parody from the conservatives entitled” Obamascare”

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Saturday Toons: The Yes We Candy Man Can’t August 8, 2009

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“Who can make the debt rise, sprinkle it with DNC donkey poo?

Cover everything in chocolate and make a racist out of me and you?

The Obama Candy Man can, oh the Obama candy man can…

The Obama Candy Man can cause he meets criticism with fear and makes Americans misunderstood.”

You must forgive my attempts to become an award winning lyricist but I could not help myself.  The golden tickets are all fake and the Obamabots are rising from the fields of poisoned poppies with a breakout of buyer’s remorse. The assessment of damaged egos will be far greater than we imagined.

(Afrocity puts on a huge smile)

Yesterday, I was watching Neil Cavuto on FOX NEWS. He was discussing Obama buyers remorse with a woman who openly admitted that she voted for Obama but is now disappointed in him. The woman said she felt that she was lied to and betrayed, sighting Obama’s campaign promises of change and transparency.

Stop the Tape!!!

What is oh so obvious about Obama’s supporters is their failure to do research into the life of their chosen candidate BEFORE THEY VOTED FOR HIM.

Who fell for Obama? Did you? Not I?

In terms of “Change You Can Believe In”  we had a candidate who bought his home from a criminal in a shifty real estate deal. We had  candidate who was caught embellishing stories about his past, who threw his own minister and grandmother under the bus. This was a man who lived in luxury in Chicago, while his aunt lived in Boston public housing projects. Is voting “present” change you can believe in? In terms of transparency, we had a candidate that would not release his college records, or his legislative history with the Illinois Senate.  There was evidence of Obama on tape admitting to his intentions to “spread the wealth”  and  bankrupt the coal industry.

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John Kerry Loompah

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My answer to this tragic mislead soul on the Neil Cavuto show: Lady, I am not sure what you saw but I know what I saw.  I saw what was not there. You saw what you wanted to see there. Cotton candy is spun sugar. Fluffy and white like a cloud.  Naive kids like me were suckers for a cotton candy vendor. Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago always made sure they positioned that cotton candy stand right by the sea lions where young Afrocity would see it.  How would I spend my two dollar zoo allowance? I could get a balloon but it may burst on the subway ride home. An orange creamsicle  would indeed hit the spot on a sweltering August day.  There was the zoo gift shop with puzzles of monkeys and such…Or there was cotton candy- a quick sticky instant gratification that melts in your mouth and then POOF! It’s gone and so is your money.  Afrocity, decided to buy a small cherry blast ICEE in order to stay cool, and save the left over 75 cents for later on.  I had learned my lessons early. Too many popped balloons by jealous kids, tiger jigsaw puzzles I never put together, and expensive sticky lips with nothing to show for it but breaking a sweat from swatting at yellow jackets, had proved that you should buy something that does what it says its gonna do without boring you to death or causing added headaches.  On that day at the zoo it was the friendly ICEE polar bear. He was sweet and kept me cool – just like he promised.

obama wonkaIn 2008 I chose John McCain and Sarah Palin.  McCain/Palin would have put our country first. McCain would not have signed the stimulus bill, or been involved in the Gates issue even if Gates was his friend. McCain would have governed instead of ruled. McCain would have listened to the people and responded to criticism with a listening ear and not the Jackass Gestapo. Obama is a walking distraction which makes for a terrible leader. America elected a star, not a president.  Unfortunately, it is this role that President Obama relishes. He is the Candy Man who made the world feel good…at the time. Now what? We have cherry red lips and a gut ache of a debt. We have a manchild “deer in the headlights” leader who stomps his feet and pouts during at the slightest hint of criticism.

obama2WonkaThankfully, conservatives are getting the word out concerning the Obama Candy Man and his Jackass Gestapo. We are drowning out moonbats from the liberal camp. No longer are we the silent minority. Michelle Malkin made me proud on The View last week. Please listen to Michelle’s plea to hold the Obama administration and all politicians accountable.  I love the way Michelle defends herself against these Obama ditto heads. By the way, it is not Michelle’s job to fix anything. She is simply pointing out the lies and corruption in the Obama administration. Notice how the women of  The View, never address Michelle’s findings with any counter argument of substance.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY