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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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The Party is Never Over if the Elephant is Still In the Room May 3, 2009

1877 Cartoon by Thomas Nast "Another such victory and I am done."

1877 Cartoon by Thomas Nast "Another such victory and I am done."

“The Republicans are dead! The Republicans are dead! Stick a fork in..It’s done!” declares the pundits. They are certain that there has been a ship wreck.  Wounded soldiers buried under piles of rock and wood. You can still hear a few guttural sounds emitting. “Rebuild!!”  they say.  Cameras are flashing from the drive by media.  Curious onlookers stop to examine the battlefield of what seems like the political fatality of the century (so far).

Aw, leave the poor thing alone. Obama won. He can stop campaigning now and you can end the blame games and gloating. It has been more than 100 days since Barry rode a donkey into town, passing out palm leaves to his adoring fans. We get the idea. Shouldn’t you be out and about striving for social utopia someplace?

Unsurprisingly, the quasi journalistic  buffoons at the Huffington Post jump in on the “GOP is dead” frenzy:

Friday Talking Points [75] — Monster Raving Loony Party
Chris Weigant
Posted May 1, 2009 | 09:19 PM (EST)

…we must (sadly) turn our eyes to the Republican Party. Because they appear to be losing all touch with reality, so it’s best to keep an eye on them at this point. For starters, they are calling a special Republican National Committee meeting in the next month to vote on (as if they could) forcing their opposition to change their name to what is variously described as the “Socialist Democratic Party” or the “Democratic Socialist Party” (as well as variations where they intentionally leave out the “-ic” just to twist the knife).

I’m serious — you just can’t make this stuff up. The most pressing thing to the GOP right now is throwing a tantrum. No wonder the public is leaving their party in droves.

During this party meeting, in addition to the all-important issue of having a meaningless vote on a rightwinger’s wet dream, they are also going to have a return of their party leadership battle, as the faction that lost attempts to take away the power of the purse from chairman Michael Steele. While unified in their hatred of all things Democratic, they are going to show some more party unity… by refighting a factional power struggle.

Steele, meanwhile, just agreed with a caller on a radio show that Barack Obama is a “magic Negro.” Again, you just can’t make this stuff up. Steele, if you’ve been in a coma for a few months, is African-American himself.”

No really? You don’t say? Michael Steele is a black man? You are right Huff Poop, you really can’t make this up.

Be careful!!! Wait I think the elephant just moved. It did so wearily but from the sight of the media folk skittering like roaches to convince everyone that they just bagged an elephant, that the Republicans are immobilized for 8 years, one may suspect that there is an underlying reason for their redundancy.   I wonder.

Elephants have always been interesting to me. Not the Dumbo Disney kind but the real life elephant. It was the strength and size of an elephant that made them endearing to me then and now.

A childhood trip to Lincoln Park Zoo was never complete without cotton candy and a swing by the elephant house. If we were lucky with timing, the zoo keeper would allow us to touch one. Kids crowded around the tree and I would always scurry up towards the front of the group and press my fingers into the elephant’s thick skin looking strait up- way up at its ears. Of course ,I had to whine and beg in order for mom to purchase something for me from the zoo gift shop. After all I had to commemorate my brave act of touching an elephant. Later that night when mother was folding laundry, I was too busy reading a book of interesting elephant facts to help her. It was her fault. She should not have bought me the book.

Did you know?

The gestation period of an elephant is 22 months. That is over 620 days!!!

Elephants sleep standing up

They are fascinated with the dead bones of other elephants, it is rumored that they have burial grounds

Elephants are very social. They like to snuggle

Elephants demonstrate concern for members of their families they take care of weak or injured members and appear to grieve over a dead companion.

They can run 24 MPH.

The elephant is a highly intelligent animal and has a complex social structure.

They cool off by fanning their ears.

They drop about 80 pounds of solid waste every 24 hours.

They eat grass and tree bark.

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I remained virtually untouched by political life until I was about seven. Jimmy Carter was running for office and my teacher would have ABC News on during class. She promised that it was an “educational experience”, which was not too much of a stretch (until she turned on All My Children).

It was Jimmy Carter against President Gerald Ford. I knew that Ford was the “bad guy” and Carter was the “good guy”. It must have been true because my mother told me so. Ford was bad because he was Nixon’s friend. Nixon got fired because he lied and was a crook. Nixon was also bad because Sesame Street and cartoons were preempted by the Watergate coverage.  See? Got it Mom!!!

All my child prodigy like political genius aside, I was still a bit too young to grasp what a political party actually meant to my family at the time. I could see a split screen of the two men. Jimmy Carter had a donkey next to his face and President Ford had an…an…elephant!!!  Hey that elephant is cuter than that donkey.

I should have thought first but the words just jumped from my mouth “I like Ford!!!” Yeah I was kind of loud about it too. “I want Ford to win.”

The fact that I was a child was immaterial to my teacher. She didn’t know that I could not diss the elephant.  “Go sit in the hot seat!!!!” she said,  pointing to the group of chairs facing the wall. That usually meant I was getting an ass whooping later. I hated Catholic school.

About 12 licks with a wooden 2×4 and 100 lines of “I will not shout in class” later,  that day became a Polaroid in my head. The guys with the elephant symbol were bad and I should stay away. Always go for the donkey. I would miss liking their thick skin, largeness. How majestic they looked when they grazed and endured the wild. However everything must succumb to reality served up with a 2×4.

I cheered with my mother when the donkey won. I cursed at Dan Rather with her when the elephant won in 1980. “Times will be hard because Reagan said he wants to make this country what it used to be.” she explained. “What he means is that he wants blacks to be slaves again. The Republicans never want to help black people, only rich whites.”

I hated Ronald Reagan from that day on. I was sent home from school for laughing when it was announced over the loudspeaker that Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr.  “

“AFROCITY YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. THAT IS YOUR PRESIDENT! ”

You see in 6th grade I lived in a suburb of Chicago named appropriately Oak Park, Illinois.  Glorious, pristine, Oak Park- home to actress Betty White, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and Earnest Hemingway. Beautiful ginkgo trees, red bicycles, white picket fences, and very very Republican.  It was not Chicago that was for sure.I was confused. It was only four short years ago that the donkey was living large. Now I was getting punished  again- this time for not choosing the elephant.

These are silly childhood stories I know, but please consider that each experience served as an important early lesson in politics for me: always keep your mouth shut and never count the Republicans out.  That elephant’s body may be held together with bandages but you can bet your last tax dollar, it will rise again.

It would be wise for everyone to remember this, as they are searching the allegorical ivory coast looking for elephant to prey upon.

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AFROCITY

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The Sarah Palin Project: Eye of Newt and RINO Tails April 22, 2009

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Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,–
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

William Shakespeare: Macbeth (IV, i, 14-15)

The above line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth is spoken by three witches. Three points about the witches are noteworthy: they wreaked havoc; conjured spirits; and manipulated Macbeth to his eternal demise. How many politicians have shared a similar fate as Macbeth? I can think of one in particular that comes to mind however in her unfolding tale of those witches have morphed into evil warlocks.

During a recent interview with Christianity Today magazine, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sat down with journalist Sarah Pulliam and was asked, “Who do you see as the emerging leaders in the Republican Party: Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin?”


Newt’s answer:

NG:Bobby Jindal is certainly brilliant and has a great future. Tim Pawlenty has a great future. There are a lot of people who are terrific. The fact is, I think that you can look at [governor of South Carolina] Mark Sanford, Paul Ryan in the House, [California congressman] Kevin McCarthy, or Eric Cantor [in the House]. I just think we’re likely to have a dramatic resurgence. We have two great candidates in Ohio, John Kasich for governor and Rob Portman for the Senate, who are likely to be very, very effective.

Thank God (no pun intended) that the female interviewer noticed that Newt mentioned not one woman in his list. She asked the former speaker to expand on his answer: “Do you see any women emerging in the GOP leadership?”

NG: I would start, frankly, with Linda Lingle in Hawaii, who was a terrific governor who got re-elected in very difficult circumstances. You have Kay Bailey Hutchinson running for the governorship of Texas. If she wins that, she will automatically be a national figure because she’ll be the governor of the second largest state.

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Is it me or are we missing someone? Notice how he started that answer with “frankly”.
It was then in her capacity as a fantastic tenacious journalist that Ms. Pullium stated the obvious. “You didn’t mention Sarah Palin.”

Yes, Newt you didn’t mention Sarah Palin…

NG: Sarah Palin has an obvious role if she wants it. The question for her has to be, are she and her family willing to go through another couple of years of the kind of media coverage that they currently get? Is she willing to do the kind of development of national issues and development of a national profile that would be required? She is a celebrity in her own right. She is probably the most successful figure in the party right now, and she’s a formidable figure. I think to go from there to becoming a national leader would take a significant amount of work.

(Afrocity rolls eyes)

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Uh-Oh Sarah get your gun!!! Saddle up the caribou. The warlocks are around the cauldron and tightening their stranglehold on the 2012 GOP primaries. I see ghosts, and RINO tails…smoke and plenty of it. You betcha.

shks_boydell89
Speaking as someone who remains a loyal supporter of Sarah Palin , there remains for me an open ended question of whether or not her bid for the presidency in 2012 will be sincerely supported by the GOP. Especially, the many elephants and RINOs that pee standing up.

Newt’s carefully crafted responses suggests a continuing pattern of the Republican patriarchy that is dismissive towards Sarah Palin. Newt’s interview in particular presents a more obvious attempt at her marginalization. On its face, Newt’s opinion of Palin has to be taken with a grain of salt- as it is one that comes from a man who has historically questioned the authority of women. He mentions Sarah’s appeal to media as one possible limitation to her bid in 2012. If I were Newt, I would not bring up personal relationships and media scrutiny (cough, cough).

Newt’s recent slight of Palin is not an isolated case. When interviews among other GOP males are examined collectively, their responses towards Palin tells a similar story. Palin’s former presidential running mate John McCain, exhibited a common air of discomfort and unresponsiveness when questioned about Palin’s political future within the Republican party. On one Jay Leno appearance McCain failed to even mention Palin’s name when asked who were the “rising stars” of the GOP.

Such vagueness will only serve as fodder for the mainstream media as surely they will see any answer, especially an omitance as intrinsically negative and connected to Tina Fey constructed stereotypes of Palin.

The election of 2008 proved that we have pitifully, too few outstanding female politicians of either party with the potential to “go all the way. Once we have identified such candidates, we as women collectively must be careful how we allow her to be publicly defined. To paraphrase, we have to speak up fast and loud when the patriarchy attempts to send such women down a path towards failure and political destruction. As the past demonstrates, we did not get mad enough when Hillary and Sarah were demoralized in 2008. Democrat, Independent, Green or Republican makes absolutely zero difference. There are no political boundaries when it comes to sexual discrimination and misogyny.

macbeth
If Sarah Palin hopes to run for president in 2012, she may do better to assemble a support network that goes beyond SARAH PAC. This network should include her staunch political allies (if there are any and besides Rick Perry (R-TX) Ugh) and possibly any willing PUMAs. Unfortunately, we have not seen much evidence from Palin in this regard.

I would hate to get media tickets to another political tragedy at a woman’s expense.

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Afrocity

 

MODERATE OR DIE: Arlen Specter a Profile in Cowardice April 19, 2009

Filed under: Conservatism,Liberal Hypocrisy,Republican Party — afrocity @ 1:45 PM
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Attention Conservatives! The Liberals Have Slipped a Note Under Our Door

A note that tells us we are in peril and dying a slow death.

According to the progressive watchdogs writing at the political blog Buzz Flash, a self described “Progressive Beacon of Hope we have to ponder “The GOP’s worrisome degeneration: Yes, worrisome”:

THE FIFTH COLUMNIST by P.M. Carpenter

Nothing better exemplifies the self-tightening noose around the GOP’s neck than that of Sen. Arlen Specter’s reelection bid. It promises to be a real humdinger of the party’s genetic drift.

Earlier this week in a campaign profile, the NY Times opened with merely one glimpse into Specter’s many troubles: It was Monday, and the Republican senator was “visit[ing] the police department in Darby, Pa. … to hand out $221,000 in federal stimulus money,” while being feted for his check-delivering “courageous vote” by the town’s congressman, Democrat Robert Brady.

Ouch. Unavoidable in this case, but still something no contemporary Republican pol can comfortably afford to have his base see or hear. Because the base, however much it may be unraveling and shrinking and bouncing off walls, remains not only fundamentally opposed to any reasonable collaboration, but self-destructively so.

That’s why, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, 30-year Senate-veteran Specter now trails his primary opponent, former congressman and ideological hardliner Pat Toomey, by a whopping 14 points. As further evidence of Specter’s slipping grasp on his livelihood, “the chairmen of both the Pennsylvania and national Republican parties have said they were open to backing a challenger” — Hello, Pat — in what the Times charitably understated as “an unusual slight to a five-term incumbent.”

Sounds like good news to me. I would gladly like to see the stimulus voting Obama butt kissing Specter go packing with his RINO tail behind him.
This is GOOD NEWS right? I guess that depends on who you ask. In my opinion Specter’s yes vote on the stimulus bill was enough for me to write him off and I don’t live in Pennsylvania. The article continues to conjure sympathy for Specter:

His opponent’s political crimes, say Toomey, include “vot[ing] for increased government spending and a liberal agenda on social, labor, immigration and national security policies” — meaning only that Specter is insufficiently anti-recovery, anti-social, anti-labor, anti-nativist and anti-totalitarian.

No, No those clinging to such positions are not a crime…UNLESS YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN. Still we are led to believe that the news of Specter’s impending political demise should send conservatives skittering like insects.

Most of all, the GOP either cannot or refuses to see that the tossing overboard of moderates such as Specter represents the straightest line from Point A of big trouble to Point B of certain doom. Virtually all the electoral stars — from the specifics of emerging demographics to general transformations in national political attitudes — are aligned against an unpragmatic conservatism, let alone any further shift to the right.

If the party fails to moderate, then by omission it’s taking just one more step toward a political graveyard of fractured conservatism. Why do I care, rather than rejoice? Why should you care? Because a morbidly ineffective opposition does no favors for liberalism’s vibrancy or the vitality of a social democracy. Absent a healthy competitor to keep its game sharp, modern progressivism could die a quick, sloppy and arrogant death: just recall what happened to the modern GOP.

It’s that simple, and that worrisome.

Thanks for shining that “progressive beacon of light” to guide our wayward conservative way but you know what…SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Take your advice, take your RINO Arlen Specter and curl up like oragami and die. Unlike Sen. Specter, true Republicans did not vote for the stimulus and will never rub against your leg purring for reassurance. Sure you tolerate Arlen Specter. Do you want to know why?

tolerant-liberals

Again thanks for the note (crumbles up throws in trash, dumps kitty litter abundant with feces on top).

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AFROCITY