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So It Continues – Racism And Sexism In 2012!

All in one post! Whee!! Ahem. Yes, once again, racism is being touted as the cause for the landslide shift in the 2010 election, according to Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). Good grief.

Yes, Rep. Moran made this ludicrous charge in an interview with an Arab TV station (honestly, I am having a hard time writing this, I am just so incredulous that this is his delusional rationale for the Election results. WOW.). Here is what the Representative from Virginia said:

[snip] The Virginia Democrat told Alhurra that Republicans gained 63 seats in the House “for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States.”

“The Civil War happened because the Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn’t want to see a president who was opposed to slavery,” Moran said. “In this case a lot of people in this country, I believe, don’t want to be governed by an African American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society.” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)


Can you believe this shit? Bringing up the Civil War as a justification for this absurd, obscene, ridiculous charge? What the hell is wrong with Moran?

Let me help you understand what happened in 2010, Rep. Moran. The reason for the huge shift was your party shoving a massive, costly health care law, that none of you bozos bothered to read, down the throats of Americans after we screamed our heads off telling you in every way we could we DID NOT WANT IT. It is because Unemployment in this country is still EXCEEDINGLY high, currently being touted at 9.4%, but that does not include the underemployed. It is because foreclosures in this country are expected to hit a record high in 2011. It is because the debt you and your cronies are running up just this year is $1.5 TRILLION dollars, added to the over $14 trillion we are in debt, a debt that has escalated under your party’s, and Obama’s, “leadership.”

I could go on and on, but it is clear you aren’t listening to what the people have been saying. No matter how clearly we have been telling you. This isn’t about race, this is about one party dominating the political landscape and doing what they wanted to do, and not what they people who sent them to DC wanted them to do. Seriously, using a charge of racism in the face of the reality of what is going on in our country is delusional at best. Using a charge of racism, or Nazism, as your colleague, Rep. Cohen (D-TN), did recently, is offensive, gutless, and an attempt at silencing all opposition.

With all due respect (as much as I can muster for someone who uses such a ridiculous charge), you need to look in the mirror, look at your party, look at what you are doing to this country, rather than cast aspersions. The Democratic Party has no one to blame but itself for what happened in 2010, and it has zero to do with race.

And now to the sexism portion of the post. I received a lovely email from a faithful No Quarter reader, Candy*, who wrote about the way Google organizes responses to a search on Sarah Palin. She noted that the primary results are largely negative, with only a few favorable ones tossed in here or there. I have no doubt she is right. (Photo credit: October 22, 2010, Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images North America)

For instance, if you did a search right this minute, one of the very top articles is one that made me throw up in my mouth a bit. Here is the headline: “Tracy Morgan: Palin Is ‘Good Masturbation Material,’” complete with video of Morgan saying this. TNT was quick to apologize for this remark on their show, “Inside The NBA,” after they started getting emails about it, that is. But hey, still, they did apologize. One of the hosts, Ernie Johnson, did try to change the topic quickly, and to cut Morgan off, but it was already out there. Wow.

Many of us remember all too well how Google operated during the 2008 campaign. Many people complained about the bias way it presented its search results. Apparently, with some justification, as this article in Politico would indicate, “Obama-Google Connection Scares Competitors.” Uh huh, I bet. Though I would not hold my breath for any official acknowledgment, as the article makes clear:

[snip] Google says that Schmidt was acting on his own, and his politics don’t reflect the company’s official stance.

“Eric’s endorsement of Sen. Obama was a personal matter, and as a company Google was neutral in the campaign,” said Adam Kovacevich, Google’s senior manager of global communications and public affairs. “We look forward to working with the new administration and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to keep the Internet open and to promote economic growth.”

Obama’s transition team declined comment. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

Show of hands – who believes the Google guy? Anyone? Anyone? Yeah, me neither. Especially since Obama’s own team declined comment. Many of us remember having to grab snapshots of images before they got scrubbed from Google (yes, they may have gone up initially, but often got taken down). And, many of us remember Google not allowing anti-Obama blogs during the 2008 campaign. I am going to guess there may be more of the same now, especially given the close relationship between Obama and Google’s owner, Eric Scmidt.

But hey, don’t take my word for it. How about a little exercise – do a search on Google for Sarah Palin, and see what comes up. See how far you have to go to find something positive on her that does not come from, say, Fox News or American Thinker. Better yet, try to find a site for photos of her that do NOT have sexually suggestive photo-shopped pictures. Then try another search engine and see what happens. I am curious to see what you all find. Please feel free to share.

Finally, here’s a challenge for the Democrats as they gear up (or continue) the campaign for Obama for 2012: Please refrain from calling those who do not support Obama racists, or Nazis, or any of the other smears you have used against us in the past. Our opposition has absolutely nothing to do with the color of Obama’s skin, but with his policies and actions (along with the actions of many others in the Democratic Party, like Nancy Pelosi, who helped to craft Obamacare). Instead of using such highly charged rhetoric, try listening for a change at why people in this country are unhappy. Try looking at what is really going on with the economy, with the deficit, with people’s very lives. You know, what you were sent to Washington to do. Just a thought.

*Candy, thank you so much for the email. I appreciate your taking the time to write me, and appreciate your kind words. Thank you!

  • Talk2ThePaw

    I agree with your assessment of Geraldo. He is the worst kind of racist.

  • PssttCmere

    Too many dems are reprehensible RRRA….and the list is growing.  What will it take for them to see their part in destroying America and what she stands for?

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

    http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

  • BettsAZ

    Geraldo Rivera is (IMHO) a racist in his own right. He,along with the likes of Sheriff Dupnic, accuses Arizonans of racism because we are fed up with the invasion of illegals from Mexico.I lost total respect for him when he was on his knees in front of Arafat,begging him to accept a (so-called)Peace Treaty with Israel.He’s nothing more than a bleeding heart for scumbags!

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Hey, JB – Thank you.  Great comment.  And you are spot on abt Barbara Jordan, too.

    Last night, when Geraldo was blathering on abt how this was our first chance to vote for an AA president, I was yelling at the tv, “What abt Carol Mosely Braun (2004)?”  And as you so accurately pointed out, what abt Barbara Jordan years before that?  You cannot tell me those women were not FAR more qualified to be prez than Obama! Just like Clinton was/is far more qualified (his remarks at the SOTU, and last night to Egypt highlight that even more).

    But, sexism still trumps racism any day of the week.  Women still take a backseat to men, of any ethnicity, even in the 21st century in this country.  (What do you think Hillary thought when she met the president of Brazil?)

    What now passes for “leadership” material is disturbing in the extreme.  Obama is not a leader, that’s for sure.

  • HC123

    I am not sure what your definition of “normally intelligent” is but the voters of Northern VA have elected this guy TEN times. And hes been the same windbag lefty loon for his entire career.

    Moran likes welfare, he likes illegals (especially the voting kind), and he likes to grow the bureaucracy in DC. Look at Alexandria and Arlington. Its where DC lefty bureaucrats live in little gated clusters, surrounded by professional welfare recipients and latinos, legal and not so much. Lately it has a little “Somali flair” – maybe thats why hes making the Muslim network rounds.

    Moran represents his people perfectly.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    FLDemFem, one thing at which Obama excels is plagiarism!!  ;)

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I just hapened to catch that, too – I have never been a fan of Geraldo’s, even at my furthest lefty point.  I could not BELIEVE what he was saying abt this.  What an absurd thing to say – this whole meme, shared by people like Jimmy Carter – that to disagree with anything Obama pushes makes them de facto racists is the worst kind of logic (that is to say, does not use logic at all).  It is so offensive to those of us who have spent years doing anti-racism work for someone to attach that label, again, as a way to silence.

  • elizabethrc

    As a Virginia born and raised voter, I sincerely apologize to America for this POS, Moran. 
    Although I haven’t lived in the state for decades, I still am embarrassed that the normally intelligent citizens have lowered their standards so much that they seem disinclined to remove this senile, hateful old man from office.  Can they really, truly go along with his moronic statements?  I’m waiting for them to stand up for what is right and recall this gasbag. 

  • JB in VA

    Thanks, RRRA, for another excellent post. 

    It’s not having “a” black president that bothers folks, it’s having this particular person as president.  Bobbie Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Hillary, and now Sarah Palin are my idea of presidential material, and the guy presently in the WH doesn’t come close to any of them.  (Yes, back in the day I really did fantasize about the late, great Barbara Jordan becoming our first woman president! But the Dems were mysogynist, racist cowards then, too.) 

    It’s hard to believe that Moran or any other Dem still believes this racism crap about non-obots, if they ever did, but the irresponsibility of spouting these lies to a Muslim audience takes it to a new low.

    No words for TM’s adolescent crudity – used to like him, not any more.   

  • JB in VA

    I think the first rumblings actually go back to the Medicare Part D drug plan under Bush. LOTS of people across party lines were disgusted by this huge mandate on seniors, the middle of the night arm-twisting and deals to pass it, and the enormous govt. cost, made far worse by the cozy deals with PHARMA (no drug reimportation, no mass purchase contracts). And then, of course, it turned out to be an absolute nightmare for seniors to try to navigate. When TARP came along lots of people were already primed to go ballistic.

    I’m convinced that had McCain taken Palin’s advice and vigorously opposed TARP on principled grounds, they would have stood a very good chance of winning.   

  • Buzz Latte

    I have one question.  WTF is Prime Obot doing back here?

  • Talk2ThePaw

    Actually Moran’s district is heavily muslim.  There are a large number of mosques in VA, and radical ones at that.  Falls Church, VA (in his district)  is a hotbed of radicalism.  And on Moran’s official site, on the contact page:  

    Contact

    What do you want to do?  
      
    ***For all urgent written requests and case work, such as VISA requests, Medicare, Social Security or other problems with the federal government, please contact my District Office in Alexandria, Virginia at (703) 971-4700 where my casework staff will be happy to assist you.  
     
    The fact of Visa requests being the first mention tells a story all by it’s self coming before Medicare and Social Security.

  • Talk2ThePaw

    Actually there are a large number of mosques in VA, and radical ones at that.  Falls Church, VA is a hotbed of radicalism.  And on Moran’s official site, on the contact page:
    ContactWhat do you want to do?

    <!–Voice my comments or concerns to Congressman Moran
    –>***For all urgent written requests and case work, such as VISA requests, Medicare, Social Security or other problems with the federal government, please contact my District Office in Alexandria, Virginia at (703) 971-4700 where my casework staff will be happy to assist you.

    The fact of Visa requests being the first mention tells a story all by it’s self.

  • Talk2ThePaw

    I didn’t see Moran, but I had switched on O’Reilly for a minute and Idiot Geraldo was on and guess what he was spouting?  Of course, he was spouting off exactly the same talking point, racism was the cause of the 2010 election results.  Unfriggin’ believable, at least O’Reilly didn’t let him get away with it stating he did not for a moment believe it.  That in fact if it was racism how did Obutt have an approval rating of 70% when he took office?

  • Texas Playwright

    Well, hell, R3 Amy, my New Years’ goal of limiting cussing is totally shot to shit now.  Thank you for your damned post, and I mean that in a good way.  Unless this chickenshit country of citizens, pols and what’s left of our offal eating media wise up, grow up, stand up, fire up and raise up to the vision, principles and values of our founding documents, we’re going straight to hell.  I’ll take either Sarah or Hillary as President in 2012 over anyone else, including but not limited to the corrupt bastards on any level and in any group. 

    The road to hell is paved with cowards.  That includes misogynists and affirmative action puppets.  Or misogynistic affirmative action puppets.  Or both.  Dammit.