Karma’s a bitch, baby. And today some folks out there got a snoot full.
Jesse Jackson is now falling all over himself to apologize for his “hot mic” comments about Senator Obama. Rev. Jackson intimated Obama is threatening his own support within the African American community by lecturing them on morality and talking down to them. Actually, I think Jackson said he wanted to cut off Obama’s “member”, or maybe he felt Obama was cutting off his own ‘member’ with these kinds of statements – but I’m trying to be polite. [Don’t miss Larry Johnson’s classic post last night, “Is Jesse Jackson in Trouble with the Secret Service?.”
Well, Reverend, you’ve done many good things in this country. I hope you are not the latest to go under Obama’s big, fat bus. It’s OK if you are. Join us. We’ve been down here for months. We’re kinda getting used to being disenfranchised. All us bitter voters who are actually taking a stand. You know, kind of like Hillary did today when she voted NAY on FISA. Yeah, didn’t you hear? She voted against giving retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies for spying on us. But, your friend Senator Obama; the one with the “redemptive and historic” candidacy, just threw the fourth amendment under the bus, along with all his supporters – and voted YEA. How do you, and they, reconcile that, exactly?
Seriously, Reverend, you’ll like it under the bus. We’ve opened a concession stand – we serve hot dogs and turkey burgers every day at 4 pm. Along with some bitter chips and arugula.
Guess if your son goes out and accuses President Bill Clinton of being a racist when you knew it was nonsense and said as much, albeit ever so quietly, maybe next time you’ll slap your rude kid upside the head and tell him to stop lying – and stand up for your old friend Bill with a little more gusto.
Oh, and Reverend, did you hear, Senator Obama just insulted some more Americans. He was Uuhh-ing and Errrr-ing his way through some public remarks and said the following:
“Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can speak English – they’ll learn English – you need to be worrying about whether your child can speak Spanish.”
So now English is no longer the official language of this country? I think he ought to encourage more people to learn to speak English properly, instead of pandering to the Europeans. We should be worried about the fact that our public education system is so abysmal, we have huge numbers of kids not graduating high school.
Chuckling, as usual, he pointed out how embarrassing it is that foreigners come to this country and speak several languages and we go to France and can barely say “merci beaucoup.” How about working on reading, math and science instead of French. I speak French, which is a lovely language. It hasn’t done doodle-y squat for me. And I beg to differ with him that all Europeans speak several languages. We have a number of immigrants in the U.S., with citizens originating from many countries, who lock themselves within their own communities and do not bother to learn our language. If I moved to France, you’d better believe I’d need to put all my years of school French to work toute de suite.
This ELITIST cannot resist any opportunity to make disparaging comments about all in his wake. Open mouth, insert foot, leg and thigh bone. Perhaps it is his instinct to people-please. He works so hard to ingratiate himself to his adoring crowd, forgetting everything he says is captured for replay to other folks who might not find that particular comment so appealing. Let’s go to the videotape!
Not that I want common ground with the notorious Karl Rove, but we agree on one thing: Obama is like a man at a cocktail party, sipping his extra dry martini, tossing out ‘bon mots’ and snippy insults about everyone else in the room.
So, Reverend, listen, now that he is insulting the African American community, according to you and anyone in this country who doesn’t speak a second language. And ‘bitter’ voters. And Asian voters. And women voters. And just about anyone who didn’t see fit to vote for him. And he’s flip flopped on every policy he had in the first place, why should we be so enamored of him?
And let’s not forget our most recent addition – Wes Clark – who reaped a little Karma last week by making the colossal mistake of speaking up for the unity pony, touting Senator Obama’s ‘great judgment and communication skills.’ General Clark used the unfortunate sound bite that ‘getting shot down in a plane down does not qualify you to be President.’ While his remark may be true, not a smart statement no matter how you slice it. Next time, Wes, forget all that post-primary unity crap. Just stick with Hill till the bitter end and say PUMA!
I can see where the General was hamstrung because Obama has little else by way of accomplishments to speak for him. In going for the jugular on Senator McCain, Clark found himself chowing down on some turkey burgers and bitter chips, too.
Do you two know each other – well, let me introduce you!!
The Under the Bus Support Group meets every night at 6 pm sharp. At the end of each meeting, you can recite your own version of the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept that I have lost credibility in the political community, the courage to like being ostracized and vilified for the next five news cycles and the wisdom to never be so stupid as to endorse a dissembling, inexperienced charlatan again.
Speaking of Karma, Jesse Jackson, Jr. made this statement about you yesterday:
“Reverend Jackson is my dad and I’ll always love him. He should know how hard that I’ve worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself.”
Wow. Your own son just threw you under the bus. This is absolutely amazing! You should ‘keep hope alive’?
What hope is that? Are you gonna put up with this crap when you were absolutely correct. There is nothing hateful in pointing out that Barack Obama displays a superior attitude towards just about everyone.
Hillary Clinton was also absolutely correct when she said, “You don’t need a President who looks down on you.” Never mind that it is no way to get votes.
You cannot lift people up by putting them down. Most people do not get inspired by being on the receiving end of a slap, particularly by a man who regards them as one would a bug under a glass.
Stephen Covey’s book, The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, has a chapter: “Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood.” Senator Obama might do well to read it.