He said what?

I missed my weights class at the gym for going on three weeks now, so I absolutely must go. To fill the time until my triumphant and sweaty return, a rancid little bonbon for you to sniff and discuss the following: Racism is or is not a factor in this year’s campaign. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…Craig R. Smith:

If Barack Obama is to become our 44th president, it will be heralded as a moment of historic significance unlike any other. However, I think many are missing the real reason why.

It’s because Barack Obama will be our first hip-hop president.

I can only imagine how the world will embrace the leader of the free world when he introduces other foreign leaders with, “give it up for my man Vladimir.” Giving “props” for joining us in a treaty. Or the first lady Michelle talking about “my man” the “daddy of my babies” when referring to the president. That should go over well everywhere from 10 Downing Street right on down to the streets of the Middle East.

Does it get better? Oh yes it does:

I can see it now. Air Force One decked out with “22s” and spinners. Maybe even a set of hydraulics. Watching the hip-hop president in the Oval Office with his baseball cap on backward coping a gansta lean in the big chair. Should be really pimp, don’t you think? Cool man, real cool. Instead of giving away presidential cuff links to guests, as is the custom, he will offer “bling bling.”

It goes on from there. WorldNetDaily, tapping the id once again.

HT: Borden. Back in a few hours.

Posted at 9:34 am in Current events |

20 responses to “He said what?”

  1. Lynn said on August 28, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Kitchens – Two words. Dish Drawer. Also it was actually cheaper to have a cabinet made from scratch – including a front for the dish drawer than cheap and ugly ones from lowes. We also had our old fashioned sink and drainboard combo recoated. (125.00). Good luck.

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  2. Laura said on August 28, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I fully expect someone at the GOP convention to show up in black face.

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  3. LA Mary said on August 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    You’ve got a McCain for president ad on your blogsite which is really distracting. If I had waited until I got to my office I would have been protected from it, as I am from all ads, photos and videos.
    The racist crap will be bountiful, I fear. Once the campaign gets going, it will be unavoidable. It won’t be traceable to the GOP either. Just like Swiftboaters and the whispers about McCain being crazy in 2000, no politician will own it, but it will be out there. It would have been worse if Hillary had been nominated. Sexism is much less taboo than racism.

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  4. Laura said on August 28, 2008 at 10:06 am

    It’s only a matter of time before ads come out linking Obama to Willie Horton and O.J. Simpson. And you’re right, Mary. If it was Hillary the sexist ads would be 24/7.

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  5. Pam said on August 28, 2008 at 10:07 am

    What an ignorant ass! What is really bothering this bottom feeder is that he is really on the bottom and now he knows it. For sure. Because now, those whom he always assumed were beneath him, aren’t, never were, and never will be and now it’s undeniable. So he has a choice. Rise above it or continue swimming in the mud. Three guesses what his choice will be.

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  6. Peter said on August 28, 2008 at 10:21 am

    You know, I thought it was a feeble attempt at humor or perhaps he was being facetious until I read the whole article. Whoa. Don’t know where to begin with this one, except to say that this is what government and politics has sunk to.

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  7. Judith said on August 28, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Craig R. Smith co-authored a book with Jerome Corsi–that’s what the credits at the bottom of his slime article says. It shows in the filth, ignorance and attempt to rally the intolerant that he wrote. But John Kerry tried to ignore this type of swiftboat ad to his downfall. Bringing this trash to the light of day and repudiating it is the only way to avoid it actually swaying some voters.

    Certainly a person elected to be president of the Harvard Law Review cannot be cast in the role depicted by Smith! The sterotype racism of Smith’s article should make everyone who reads it cringe, even far-right conservatives!

    Nancy, by bringing attention to this column you are helping to repudiate it! Thanks! And who can suggest ways to conteract this type of hate?

    Even more common is the cyncism and partisianship today. How can we contribute to the atmosphere of respectful communication among our leaders leading to cooperative efforts for what is best for our country? On one of our Fort Wayne blogs, some Republicans are writing to protest Senator Lugar’s acknowledgment that Senator Obama has been beneficial in containing armaments around the world. After all, Senator Lugar should not work with or praise any Democrat, according to them. “He needs to remember what party elected him!” was one comment. Fortunately another comment specified that Senator Lugar was elected by the people of Indiana, not by a political party. I know many Democrats vote for the statesman, Richard Lugar. We need leaders who will work together for us!

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  8. coozledad said on August 28, 2008 at 11:34 am

    This is a just another dogwhistle for their reptilian friends, the McVeigh/Nichols wing of the party, the Sturmabteilung they slip a few twenties to, to shoo away when they’re hosting a public event.
    What those little white nothings from the woods will never comprehend is the degree of contempt they’re regarded with by the Republicans. Remember, the southern planters got them to slaughter themselves wholesale fighting a war against their own interests. And when the poor chicken-necked bastards limped home in defeat they only kissed the planters’ asses with a renewed fervor. If there was ever a group cut out of human fabric exclusively for serfdom, it’s those naive hicks who keep putting their tormentors in power.
    I grew up with them, and all I can tell you is nothing convinces them of the rightness of their ways more than hearing or seeing evidence of their sorriness.

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  9. nancy said on August 28, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Excellent summation, C’dad. These are the guys who used to call my radio show bitching about the Federal Reserve and Bilderburgers.

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  10. coozledad said on August 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Nancy: I’ll bet. At least I never really had to talk to them, much. The Oklahoma City bombing and the subsequent trials of McVeigh and Nichols happened while I was carrying mail, and all my Klan/Nazi addresses were galvanized by it. I never understood why a magazine promoting McVeigh as an icon of freedom would ship without a brown wrapper. All Bush supporters, too. Every damned one of them.
    One was a cop who later went to Iraq with Blackwater, and penned a weekly feature in our local paper with interesting observations about the “natural inferiority” of Iraqi men, and how you couldn’t get barbecue like you could in dear old NC.
    There were times when I thought I should alert somebody, but who? The Southern Poverty Law Center was the only local group interested in stopping hate crimes. The police were thick with the Klan.

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  11. nancy said on August 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    If you have any residual interest in the McVeigh case — and no one would blame you if you don’t — I recommend American Terrorist, the book written by the Buffalo paper’s main reporters on the case. To me, the most interesting part was his entourage of losers, potheads and others, all of whom sort of drifted along on Tim’s crazy train until disembarking at various stations. The exception was Terry Nichols, who as the last man left, and the biggest loser of the bunch, got stuck with helping him build the bomb — and was in too deep to cut a deal afterward.

    I kept imagining a variation of the scene in “Animal House” where John Belushi yells, “Who’s with me?” and runs out of the room alone.

    Bleak comic detail: When Nichols knew the cops were closing in, he went outside and started throwing the ammonium nitrate fertilizer on his lawn. The FBI said his yard looked like Christmas morning, there was so much granulated white material on it, but it was the only way he could sell the “That? Oh, that’s for my lawn” excuse. Not that anyone was buying.

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  12. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on August 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Can i quietly note that i’m a fairly well-read conservative, and i’d never heard of this guy, or for that matter Corsi until two weeks ago, and that was first on NPR, second on this blog, and then watched with some amusement as the National Review Online gang poked at his book with a stick trying to figure out whether to throw it at their opposition, lift it quickly over to the trash, or just try to not step in it? (Consensus at NRO on Corsi, btw, was that there are better books with more substantive points to make against Obama as a candidate, and not to touch it.)

    I see WND links here more than i do on the other three more right-leaning sites i flip through regularly. Are they representative of GOPers any more than Randi Rhodes represents all Dems? Don’t think so. I know there are Randi-philes here, i’m just saying she doesn’t speak for the party, nor does the peculiar and disturbing Mr. Smith (his real name?).

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  13. Jolene said on August 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This is hearsay, Jeff, but, as I understand it, Corsi’s book became a NYT bestseller based on mass sales to conservative groups. So somebody’s paying attention to him.

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  14. Judith said on August 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Of course Corsi is the author of the swiftboat attack on John Kerry. But he’s also written trash about many other people with power, including John McCain. Most upsetting to me was that Mary Matalin’s name appears as a supporter of Corsi’s book about Obama. I’m sure she is aware of his background. Though I usually don’t agree with Mary Matalin, I have respected her opinion in the past, for I thought she was working for what she believed. But this is devious!

    Actually the New York Times indicates that the book is Number 1 due to large bulk sales! Conservative groups bought in volume, hoping to increase the believability of the mud-slings because the book would be a best-seller.

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  15. Scout said on August 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    There are two underreported factors in this election that make me wary of the polls. One is the fact that none of the pollsters are tapping the cell phone demographic, many of whom are registered to vote for the first time and are fired up. The second is the racist demographic who eat up stuff like Craig R. Smith’s craptastic fantasies and Jerome Corsi’s self attributed lies. I am literally praying the former outweigh the latter by scores.

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  16. nancy said on August 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Excellent point, Scout. The cell-phone demo skewed polling in the last Detroit mayoral election, and I’m certain it’ll be a factor this time, too.

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  17. coozledad said on August 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Scout, Nancy: In our canvassing and phone banking with the campaign, we’re not only registering a lot of first time voters, we’re encountering a lot of grassroots Obama voter registration groups working independently of the campaign. The board of elections is way behind schedule assigning voter ID’s as a result, but we’re checking up on them, and sure enough, the voters we’re registering are making it onto the rolls. Liddy Dole is has spent most of her war chest to even stay in the race, and the McCain Campaign is going to be hemorrhaging cash in NC this year.

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  18. basset said on August 28, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Meanwhile… how about putting tinfoil on a stick and poking it into TV-truck satellite dishes at the conventions? That’s what one of our less responsible the-media-are-inherently-evil organizations wants its members to do, conveniently forgetting that:

    a) it’s a federal offense

    b) it can kill you. really. those radiation-hazard signs aren’t there for nothin’.

    link here from a tv photographers’ site:

    “comrades, we own the media,” indeed.

    assuming that they’re serious. which wouldn’t surprise me.

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  19. harrison said on August 29, 2008 at 9:46 am

    that’s who middle-class and upper-class racists — and those bastards can’t die soon enough — express themselves. that’s the way they keep their respectability and their distance from lower-class racists.

    you might have an ignorant, lower-class white drop the n-bomb when he’s talking about obama, and he doesn’t care who knows it. in a strange way, i respect him more than the higher-class racists — at least he’s honest with his hatred.

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  20. Cosmo Panzini said on August 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Whoa—folks. Let’s relax a bit. If Chris Rock were to say or write exactly the same things coming from Craig R. Smith, people would be laffin dey ass off.

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