Lot of Egg On Conservative Faces

Conservatives have been hammering President Obama the last two weeks over Egypt. They have called President Obama just about every name in the book, and repeatedly predicted failure, and the “fall of America and American influence”…

A few examples of the hundreds -

NY Post, Barry Rubin – Mubarak to President Obama: Drop dead! Egyptian leader shows no signs of backing down in speech

WSJ – Crisis Flummoxes White House – President Mubarak’s Refusal to Step Down Signals a Loss of Western Influence; Sense of ‘Disbelief’ After Speech

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air - Speak Loudly, and Carry No Stick at All

James Kitfield, National Journal – Obama’s Risky Idealism on Egypt

Rove On Obama’s “Mistakes” During Egypt Crisis

John Bolton –  Obama Is Over His Head When Dealing With Egypt

Gingrich says Obama lost on Egypt

Newt Gingrich on Egyptian Crisis: This Administration’s Policy Is Very Dangerous

Think this should be the new conservative logo for 2012…

 

Time to Man Up, President Obama

In Mugabe’s Zimbabwe it isn’t unusual for political opponents to find their livelihoods destroyed, to be beaten or killed, or to be summarily imprisoned to be tried before kangaroo courts on manufactured or imaginary charges…

Zimbabwe is no different from dozens of other countries wherein the government has failed, or become so corrupt as to become the enemy of freedom and sanctity of a legal system supporting justice.

It used to be America was different.

The extreme racist right's media attack on the NAACP, ACORN, and Shirley Sherrod led by Fox News and Brietbart has become America's Kristalnacht

We have become like Argentina during the dark years, where the government cowered as right-wing gangs of thugs “disappeared” thousands of people who had the temerity to stand up, or were just inconveniently in the way…

Instead of the gun and billy club, gangs of right-wing thugs masquerading as media virtually “disappear” people like Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod in this country, which your administration cowers behind the locked doors of political expediency.

Your administration, through your decision not to prosecute the very criminal activities of the previous administration, and complete refusal to stand up to the criminal activities of the extreme right has failed in its role to protect the innocent, to protect free speech, or to ensure any level of justice.

You have become a shadow government, no different from that of Argentina which hid under the covers and cowered behind locked doors as thousands of their citizens were murdered in back alleys and tortured in fields.

Mr. Obama – you are an enabler.

Dear Mr. President: Time To Man Up

With all due respect, it’s time to man up. It is time, way past time for you to grow into the job you were elected to do, and promised to do. It is time to stand up and be the man we hope we elected. It is time to justify that hope, and the trust that was placed in you. It is time to pick up the mantle of history that has been entrusted to you and prove yourself worthy of carrying it forward.

Too much is at stake now. Too many people are beginning to think their faith in you was misplaced. What’s worse is you are proving them right.

Strike one was Van Jones.

Strike two was ACORN.

And now Shirley Sherrod had become strike three…

I’d like to add to that – No Criminal Charges in Firing of US Attorneys

The Bush “Justice Department” appointees and political hacks destroyed the Civil Rights Division, and made a complete mockery of both Civil Rights and impartiality – and your administration again, refuses to take a stand.

Your Administration sir, has become the embodiment of  the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller -

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

Nobody is asking you to become a Robert Mugabe, suppressing free speech…

What we are asking, no demanding – is that you prosecute criminal violations of our laws impartially. And in this case impartially includes the criminal acts of Andrew Breitbart and Faux News in defaming, criminally maligning, and destroying the reputation and livelihood of innocent citizens such as Shirley Sherrod. It quite simply is time for your DOJ to live up to its ideals – and start prosecuting criminals

Even if they happen to be criminals on the right.

Now it is true, the partisan corruption and criminal malfeasance during the Bush Administration has left both our Department of Justice and Judiciary in shambles…

But you were elected to put that to rights.

Time for you to stand up for the majority that elected you – and end this rule of thugs.

Conservatives New War Against Black Folks

One of the popular screeds among a sect of the conservative hegemony, is that the name of the NAACP is at issue because of the “Colored Peoples”. One needs to ask if one is to use this literal saw, if the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sons of Confederate Veterans might not also be misnomered. Since there quite simply aren’t any daughters of American Revolutionaries or sons of Confederates alive today. To be precise, might not that be the Great-Great-great-great-Gandaughters of the American Revolution, and Great-Great-Great-Grandsons of the Confederacy?

I mean, like the term x-American, “hyphenated Americans” only became an issue and distasteful AFTER black folks claimed the term African-American to conservatives. Nary a peep about the hundreds of German-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Polish-American etc. organizations which span the country. But African-American? Wow – to a certain racially misguided sect of conservatives – “Dem’s fighting words!”

Amazing is Glenn beck’s “discovery” that there actually is a black history in America. I suppose he believed prior to that point A-A’s appeared magically sometime between the Brown decision, and King’s 1963 March on Washington. Yeah I know – the great alien “motherships” converged over every city in America, and unlike the Movie “Independence Day”…

Instead of raining sown destruction on every city and metropolis, rained down freshly minted black folks to destroy the picture perfect urban havens!

It would seem that the “Culture Wars” promulgated by social conservatives have devolved into the war on black folks (as well as Hispanics)…

By the not so social conservatives.

Next up is the use of “Avatars”, in this case black conservatives – in this case attacking “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Professor at historically black college questions ‘black national anthem’

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is an uplifting spiritual, one that’s often heard in churches and popularly recognized as the black national anthem. Timothy Askew grew up with its rhythms, but now the song holds a contentious place in his mind.

“I love the song,” said Askew, an associate professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college. “But it’s not the song that is the problem. It’s the label of the song as a ‘black national anthem’ that creates a lot of confusion and tension.”

The song and its message of struggle and hope have long been attached to the African-American community. It lives on as a religious hymn for several protestant and African-American denominations and was quoted by the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration.

After studying the music and lyrics of the song and its history for more than two decades, Askew decided the song was intentionally written with no specific reference to any race or ethnicity. Continue reading

“Hayta”ration as a Platform

One of the things the Tea Baggers group has been wildly successful at is letting Republicans let out their inner bigot.

Yet another example of the stream of invective and racism pouring our of Rethugly mouths…

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

Jan Brewer: Most Illegals Running Drugs

While “a lot” of illegals hopping over Mexico’s border into Arizona are looking for work, most are running drugs for cartels, says Gov. Jan Brewer in comments yesterday that elicited a chorus of critics who slammed her for everything from political posturing to racism. “I believe today, that the majority of the illegal trespassers are under the control of organized drug cartels and they are bringing drugs in,” Brewer said.

Brewer’s office later backpedaled, saying most human smuggling run by drug rings, which “are by definition smuggling drugs.” Malarkey, one Mexican senator tells theAP: “Traditionally, migrants have been needy, humble people who in good faith go looking for a way to better the lives of their families.” Border Patrol acknowledged some illegals are carrying drugs, but that most “drug smuggling is done by people who intend to do that. That’s their livelihood.” AG Terry Goddard, Brewer’s presumptive Democratic opponent, said Brewer “does not understand the difference between illegal immigration and the organized criminals who are members of the violent drug cartels who pose a very a real danger.”

Conservative Talking Heads Brutally Attack 11 Year Old Boy

Marcelas Owens, whose mother got sick, lost her job, lost her health insurance and died is now the target of conservative hate radio.

State of the health care debate: Talk radio attacks an 11-year old

The Acorn Pimp Crossdresses… In a “Hoodie”!

Scratch the surface on 9 out of 10 conservative activists, and you uncover a bigot.

James O’Keefe’s race problem

Many of the conservatives who gleefully promoted James O’Keefe’s past political stunts are feigning shock at his arrest on charges that he and three associates planned to tamper with Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phone lines. Once upon a time, right-wing pundits hailed the 25-year-old O’Keefe as a creative genius and model of journalistic ethics. Andrew Breitbart, who has paid O’Keefe, called him one of the all-time “great journalists” and said he deserved a Pulitzer for his undercover ACORN video. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly declared he should have earned a “congressional medal.”

The ACORN Pimps Evening Attire

His right-wing admirers don’t seem to mind that O’Keefe’s short but storied career has been defined by a series of political stunts shot through with racial resentment. Now an activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O’Keefe at a 2006 conference on “Race and Conservatism” that featured leading white nationalists. The photo, first published Jan. 30  on the Web site of the anti-racism group One People’s Project, shows O’Keefe at the gathering, which was so controversial even the ultra-right Leadership Institute, which employed O’Keefe at the time, withdrew its backing. But O’Keefe and fellow young conservative provocateur Marcus Epstein soldiered on to give anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism an opportunity to share their grievances and plans to make inroads in the GOP.

The ACORN Pimps Newest Fashion Statement

Olbermann Hangs Size 13 in Drugbo/Robertson Tush!

Glad he said this on National TV…

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