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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Elephants never learn

Dr. Carson is the GOP's newest Magic Negro:
Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Audience members at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland last week cheered Dr. Carson, on screen, after he said, “Let’s just say if you magically put me in the White House ” Then with a single speech delivered as President Obama looked stonily on, he was lofted into the conservative firmament as its newest star: a renowned neurosurgeon who is black and has the credibility to attack the president on health care.

In his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last month, Dr. Carson criticized the health care overhaul and higher taxes on the rich, while warning that “the P.C. police are out in force at all times.”

Overnight, he was embraced by conservatives including those at The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which proclaimed, “Ben Carson for President” — a suggestion Dr. Carson helped feed at a high-profile gathering last weekend, the Conservative Political Action Conference. He was interrupted by sustained cheers when he coyly said, “Let’s just say if you magically put me in the White House...
I mean, didn't they just go through this with what's his name, the Federal Reserve guy, Alan Keyes?  I mean, J.C. Watts, that is to say, Colin Powell, or rather, Herman Cain. It is clear that a lot of Republicans are far more concerned with acquiring a useless anti-raciss card than they are with the direction of the country.  They are elevating totems rather than candidates, and worse, totems that will never be recognized by those they are seeking to placate.

US politics are now an identity game.  Democrats have already established that they are the brown, black, and yellow party, so unless Republicans realize that they are, whether they like it or not, the white party, and begin to plan their strategy accordingly, they not only cannot win intentionally, they aren't really even in the game.  It's like watching a rugby team trying to play football without bothering to learn what the rules are.

It is long past time for conservatives to realize that one cannot continue to play by centuries old Anglo-Saxon rules after one permits a large quantity of non-Anglos who neither know nor care about those rules to invade the playing field.  The great irony is that the Republicans of the sort one finds on the Wall Street Journal editorial page, who cling to the outdated notion of a creedal United States, genuinely consider themselves to be pragmatists.

I expect that like his predecessors, Dr. Carson will, sooner or later, inadvertently reveal himself to be considerably less conservative than all of his newfound fans ever imagined.

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108 Comments:

Anonymous drose March 21, 2013 1:04 PM  

They're back to this already? They really are the stupid party.

Anonymous DrTorch March 21, 2013 1:06 PM  

As long as Dr. Carson is saying the right things, you can't criticize the GOP for using him.

GOP gets bad media attention, bad press, continually. Following their rules, the media won't skewer Carson (yet). So, the GOP gets positive press w/ someone who is saying the right things. They're using the left's self-imposed rules against it.

If he changes his position, then ax him. You don't get dinged any worse for that.

Anonymous Anonymous Man March 21, 2013 1:10 PM  

"Democrats have already established that they are the brown, black, and yellow party, so unless Republicans realize that they are, whether they like it or not, the white party"

Idiots tend to spew nonsense.

Since 1976 Democrats have averaged 40% of the White vote. In 2012, Obama got 39%. As though something as changed.

Republicans haven't been taking a greater percentage of the white vote. They have been losing the female vote, the non-white vote, the youth vote, the middle class vote and urban vote.

Keep this blogger away from sharp objects.

Anonymous Porky March 21, 2013 1:11 PM  

I like him. The worst thing I can say about him is that he appears to have political aspirations.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein March 21, 2013 1:11 PM  

If he changes his position, then ax him.

Ax him what?


Anonymous Edjamacator March 21, 2013 1:12 PM  

I don't see how it can hurt. Let's face it, most of the U.S. on either side doesn't really pay attention to anything but how they feel when they vote. How many idiots really knew what Obama stood for, or even cared? They felt good voting for a black guy if they were white, voted for "the brutha" if they were black, and voted "Democrat" if they were anything else.

No one is going to vote differently no matter what the GOP do. White conservatives aren't going to vote Democrat at any rate whether Carson is any good or not. The only chance conservatives of any color have is to go third party. However, most are too stupid to even consider that.

Anonymous Gen. Kong March 21, 2013 1:13 PM  

He's already a "moderate" on gun control. Came out in favor of controls a couple of weeks ago and has been backpedaling and obfuscating since. Typical Repuke.

Anonymous Edjamacator March 21, 2013 1:14 PM  

He's already a "moderate" on gun control. Came out in favor of controls a couple of weeks ago and has been backpedaling and obfuscating since. Typical Repuke.

Well, no wonder the GOP love him.

Anonymous Amir Larijani March 21, 2013 1:18 PM  

Vox says: "I expect that like his predecessors, Dr. Carson will, sooner or later, inadvertently reveal himself to be considerably less conservative than all of his newfound fans ever imagined."

He's already there on gun rights.

Anonymous Thales March 21, 2013 1:19 PM  

Q: What do you call the one black man at a GOP meeting?

A: Mr. Chairman.

Anonymous Amir Larijani March 21, 2013 1:21 PM  

Also, it must be noted that Dr. Carson is a Seventh-Day Adventist. While that is not as off-the-wall as Mormonism, it would also be fair to say that this would get a LOT of scrutiny by conservatives and libertarians.

Anonymous Northern Observer March 21, 2013 1:22 PM  

"considerably less conservative than all of his newfound fans ever imagined"

If he no less conservative that the main stream candidates, then what's the big deal?

May as well make a play to re-capture the white guilt vote.

Anonymous farmer Tom March 21, 2013 1:34 PM  

Please don't lump Alan Keyes in with Colin Powell, J.C Watts and the Hermaniator.

Keyes was and is a true champion of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.

Keyes rips on the faux two party system just as much as you do.

Keyes advocated ending the income tax completely, closing down the departments of education/energy/HUD etc.

Keyes left the Repugnant Party because he believed they were no longer interested in defending the Constitution, they were just playing lip service to it.

If and that's a big IF, Dr. Carson is really a conservative, he will have to reject the Repuke's attempts to seduce him, and remain an independent.

Blogger Positive Dennis March 21, 2013 1:35 PM  

Yes, He is an SDA. So that probably means young earth creationist and vegetarian. As for gun control, there are few conservatives that are in favor of no gun control. It is a matter of degree.

Blogger The Deuce March 21, 2013 1:37 PM  

The fact that he's black is not reason *not* to like him either. I like the guy for the same reason I like Rand and Cruz. He's willing to ignore the PC "rules" and tell the Left and the rest of the establishment to get bent right to their face.

Anonymous HongKongCharlie March 21, 2013 1:52 PM  

Not to mention let him get entrenched and running for office then trot out the big scary black man gonna get your white wimmen. Trot out a couple of them same wimmen to swear the black man made suggestive remarks. esooooooo. OOOOoooooof. Ahhhhhhhhh. It's all over one more time.

HKC

Anonymous MrGreenMan March 21, 2013 1:55 PM  

To be fair, Herman did invent the single slice.

Anonymous Hars March 21, 2013 1:58 PM  

It seems like the GOP has two options: stick to their core principles and lose, or try to beat the Dems at the identity politics game and lose...

Anonymous VryeDenker March 21, 2013 2:08 PM  

What, no James Manning? I would immigrate to the US in a heartbeat just to hear one of his "what's wrong with you n!ggers!" speeches.

Blogger Nate March 21, 2013 2:09 PM  

Alan Keyes is awesome.

Blogger The Deuce March 21, 2013 2:10 PM  

Also, with regard to my previous comment, I do tend to have a bit of particular admiration for anyone who can go the hard way of defying the social pressure almost ubiquitously exerted by their group in favor of the truth.

Anonymous dh March 21, 2013 2:12 PM  

GOP gets bad media attention, bad press, continually. Following their rules, the media won't skewer Carson (yet). So, the GOP gets positive press w/ someone who is saying the right things. They're using the left's self-imposed rules against it.

The media won't do much to him because he's nothing.

His big thing was advocating an account that gets setup when you are born that money goes into for your future health care. You put money into it for when you get sick. And your employers would put money into it. And, if you are really poor, the government would money into it.

The only problem is that we have that, they're called bank accounts.

Anonymous Salt March 21, 2013 2:13 PM  

The Republicans may be the white party, but if they'd just embrace conservative (meaning real libertarian) values, they'd bring in people regardless of skin tone.

Anonymous Porky March 21, 2013 2:17 PM  

+1 Keyes

Anonymous CJ March 21, 2013 2:20 PM  

I was raised Seventh-Day Adventist. The evangelical wing is not going to take kindly to Carson unless he repudiates SDA teaching about Protestants who worship on Sunday. According to the SDA interpretation of Revelation, Protestants will join with the Pope to persecute Sabbath-keepers. Ellen G. White (SDA prophetess) calls Sunday-keeping Protestants "nominal churches" "apostate" and "daughters of Babylon." The SDA church is also neutral on abortion. Not to mention that if he were faithful to SDA teaching, he would have to give executive branch employees Sabbaths off. He would also refuse to appoint an ambassador to the Vatican.

Basically the religion element is irrelevant because he will either 1) stay true to Adventism and make himself unelectable, or 2) sell out his Adventism and govern like a garden variety right wing Protestant.

Blogger The Original George...or OG March 21, 2013 2:24 PM  

I saw Alan Keyes in KC,MO and he was hands down the most eloquent speaker I have ever seen. Amazing. He spoke for over an hour without notes and not a single flaw in his speech. Contrast to der fuerer with his ubiquitous prompters.

Anonymous drose March 21, 2013 2:28 PM  

The Republicans may be the white party, but if they'd just embrace conservative (meaning real libertarian) values, they'd bring in people regardless of skin tone.

Not going to happen.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance165.html

According to Mr. Vance’s pamphlet The Revolution That Wasn’t, polls show Republicans on the national stage to be as liberal if not more so than Democrats.

OpenID whoresoftheinternet March 21, 2013 2:33 PM  

Fuck the leftist frame of black people having innate moral superiority to whites.

Anonymous civilServant March 21, 2013 2:38 PM  

US politics are now an identity game ... Republicans ... aren't really even in the game.

Should they be in such a game? Has not the whole world been in exactly such a game from the very beginning? Was not the United States special precisely because it rose above that?

Anonymous VD March 21, 2013 2:46 PM  

Should they be in such a game? Has not the whole world been in exactly such a game from the very beginning? Was not the United States special precisely because it rose above that?

Yes. Yes. No.

Anonymous tdm March 21, 2013 2:50 PM  

I voted for Alan Keyes the last time he ran for President. Why, because I decided to believe what he was saying. I know this was foolish but I wanted to vote. Since then I have decided that voting is foolish.

Blogger ajw308 March 21, 2013 2:52 PM  

This is like watching a Gamma use a line on a hot chick that he just saw an Alpha use with success and hope for the same results.

Blogger ajw308 March 21, 2013 2:53 PM  

tdm, at least you can tell a Democrat that you've voted for a Black man for President and that they probably never have.

Anonymous DonReynolds March 21, 2013 3:11 PM  

The Republicans do not want to be the White Party. That much must be clear by now. They BECOME the White Party automatically in those states where the non-white population becomes significant. This has already happened in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas.....hmmm do I smell a pattern. No, maybe not, since the Republicans are also the White Party in the western states, like California. (Whew, thought my mask has slipped off.)

One more point, even more important....the Republican Party does not want to be the Conservative Party either. That must be abundantly clear by now too. They do not mind counting the votes of Conservatives in their base....since that is the only way Republicans win elections....but the contempt, spite and utter disgust of the Republican "leaders" for the hopes, aspirations, and beliefs of their own base has been an open "secret" for years. They act like snobs at a flea market, like Conservative viewpoints were a communicable disease. This is most especially true of the Religious Right Wing of the Republican Party. The leadership is not of their tribe and can barely tolerate them at the same meetings.

Yes, the Republican Party may by accident of history and by default end up as the White Party. It may even BECOME the Conservative Party, but I would not bet on that, since it would make the tent smaller rather than larger. But the current crops of Republican "leaders" are what stands in the way of this development, many of whom are actually Liberal Republicans....aka Ripon Society, Rockefeller Republicans, Wall Street Republicans, Country Club Republicans, and the American Medical Society.

Anonymous sprach von Teufelshunden March 21, 2013 3:28 PM  

America does not need another Mocha Messiah from either party. Time to stop all this racial hand-wringing. We don't owe any race, ethnicity, or minority a *#! damn thing!

What America needs, is another bloody blatant white guy. Not a Mormon. Not a Bill Clinton. Not another G.W.B. or G.H.W.B. We need another Reagan, who miraculously survived an assassination attempt (but lost presidential power soon after that same year, another discussion). Not another Nixon, Ford, or Johnson. Maybe another Eisenhower. All men are not perfect. We do best with what we can with the cards we are dealt in this temporal life.

Saussy, when asked about Keyes, Keyes being a Roman Catholic, said he preferred Buchanan. A flaming white SMOM (Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Reading this about JFK, should really open some eyes. (especially the corresponding FB discussions) [1]

My choice for the GOP candidate for POTUS? That would be Mike Harris. Perhaps a softer Reagan, more like Eisenhower, but certainly no slouch. He is quite familiar with the GOP framework. I say, Rand (Paul) being a far more suitable running mate for Mike. Mike has far more acumen in technology, finance, and business than Rand. [2] Rand still has a lot to learn. He can learn well from Mike. Certainly an "elder statesman." Okay, so flip the ticket. Still, a good one. You got two flaming white guys. One with name recognition. The other with a real acumen.

Stew Webb was actually approached to be on Rand's advisory staff. Webb declined. Webb can explain himself why he declined the offer. Webb has had intimate contacts with Rand's father in the past. He will explain that as well.

No offense to Keyes, but he just has far too much pigment to be electable. So far as this Carson guy. Carson who?


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[1] Discussing FB exposure in an earlier thread. Well, I speak on that directly to Gordon. Time to take back this technology for own purposes.

[2] So far as foreign policy? Take a gander at the team, Mike is associated with. Anymore questions?

Anonymous E. PERLINE March 21, 2013 3:30 PM  

When I first saw Dr. Ben Carson on television I said "Oh-oh, Republicans think they've found a possible candidate who's conservative and black too." I consulted my instincts and dismissed the idea without considering it further. Then some bloggers put my misgivings into words and removed all doubts. W aren't supposed to see color but we are supposed to see long commitment.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza March 21, 2013 3:33 PM  

Ah, that guy. yes, I presently feel the scandals, disappointments, buyers remorse and let downs to follow these types.

Blogger ray March 21, 2013 3:36 PM  

"US politics are now an identity game. Democrats have already established that they are the brown, black, and yellow party"


the base of the Demoncraps is female-supremacism -- race is only a secondary tier

the Demoncraps are a proxy for a combo of the u.s. female, and of parents with daughters (the "hidden key" of the Gynogulag)

this demographic alone is almost sufficient to assure victory via "election" -- the race plus homo/bizarro demographic secures victory, and subsequent implied consent for tyranny

it was fun to see (for the first time, after five years) someone stand up publically to the Messiah of Male Destruction, and to see the look on Obie's face . . . knowing he couldnt shame-down and silence a co-opressed black

it would have been more effective if a trans-sexual negro FEMALE had delivered the whupping, but probly the Repulicants couldnt find one suitable

twenty years ago Carson speaking a little truth about PC might have made real waves, but it's far too late now -- the entire western world is ruled by women collectively, under the general Identity Tyranny cloak . . . . certainly including the Republicant Party, and that aint gonna change -- and certainly not via mere politics or rhetoric

i noticed that Carson, like the post, mentioned the "PC police" but FAILED to mention the overwhelming driving-force behind PC -- feminism, or the collective power of women . . . the thousands of advocacy orgs, the billions of dollars in funds, etc

the nation already has been destroyed socio-economically, and spiritually, largely by feminism, and women have essentially ruled america, and the west, for many decades running

yet even now -- even here with their new hero, Carson -- STILL the Republicants cannnot even mention the central problem (because they are still way too fat, with way too much money in their pockets to do what needs doing, and because they can be shamed-down and silenced by females, esp their wives and daughters)

the Republicants and Carson are twins of the Demoncraps; both are quite happy with dying-empire amerika, as long as i'm alright jack and Somebody Else takes the hits

a pox, not a vox, on both their shit houses, may they all be underneath when the evil falls

Anonymous Inane Rambler March 21, 2013 3:43 PM  

Actual elephants are pretty smart.

The GOP needs to go with a goldfish as their animal, they can't learn for shit.

Anonymous DonReynolds March 21, 2013 3:43 PM  

Based on everything I have heard Dr. Carson say in recent weeks, he sounds a great deal like he has been influenced by Jack Kemp or at least has read Jack Kemp's book....American Renaissance (and probably George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty). Kemp was a popular figure with black Americans, especially black conservatives.

Anonymous Gen. Kong March 21, 2013 3:43 PM  

Reminds me of the longstanding joke:

What do you call a black guy at a conservative convention?

The keynote speaker!

The Repukes just have to be on the "anti-racist" bus, despite the ugly reality that anti-racism is merely a Marxist code-word for anti-white. As the dog returns to its vomit.....

Anonymous Inane Rambler March 21, 2013 3:45 PM  

I'm still waiting for Dr. Carson's Colin Powell moment.

Anonymous James May March 21, 2013 3:48 PM  

The GOP is coming to adopt the identity politics of the Dem Party but without the benefits. That's because they don't truly believe the BS that lies behind it and so in a sense they're even worse.

Carson's not saying anything lots of white Conservatives have been saying but thinking Carson will slip under the Dem radar is a mistake. It implies Dems actually use reason and logic but they don't.

The Dem Party motto is "Race Doesn't Matter Except When It Does."

That is an extremely flexible vision that allows for hopping, skipping and jumping about at will on any subject under the sun.

The GOP can't simply write down whatever was on "Glee" this week and study it like scientists might study an alien to see what makes it tick.

The GOP has only one hope, and that is to call out and marginalize the increasingly obvious bigotry of the Dem Party and attack it at its financial base.

Mainstreaming bigotry requires selling a lot of ads. Go after anyone who places ads on MSNBC. Go after Tulane, Georgetown and Syracuse. Go after writers who write racist ditties. You can essentially get a lot more people fired than just Adria Richards because, in effect, they are all indulging in the same act. Mimicking them is not the way to fight them.

Scalzi claims he doesn't care what people think about his racist limerick and doesn't care if people read his books. Trust me, he cares. That is if he likes to make house payments. Consequences for bigotry, financial consequences, is the way to go.

That's how the Southern Poverty Law Center drove neo-Nazis and the KKK into the ground. And rightly so. The work isn't done.

Anonymous Cainiac March 21, 2013 4:00 PM  

The evil Vox Day has already derailed The Cain Train (TM) through his vicious and vile attacks on this blog and WND columns, and now he seeks to destroy the budding career of Dr. Ben Carson, another conservative firebrand in the mold of the great Herman Cain. One hopes that when Dr. Carson wins the White House, he will immediately extradite Vox Day from his palace of wickedness in Italy and force him to use Obamacare.

Blogger The Bechtloff March 21, 2013 4:00 PM  

Alan Keyes is the Federal Reserve guy? I thought he was the guy who was incapable of talking about anything but abortion.

Anonymous sprach von Teufelshunden March 21, 2013 4:04 PM  

@DonReynolds March 21, 2013 3:11 PM (also to Gen. Kong et al)

Time to stop being too pragmatic on the matter. Time to start having a little more faith. If one needs more proof of the matter, start paying more attention to Heneghan, Webb, Duff, and team.

Paradigm shift is on the way. Please stand by. That is all one can say for the temporal (secular) world. Now, on the spiritual side, that is an entire different discussion...

Blogger The Deuce March 21, 2013 4:05 PM  

James May:

"Carson's not saying anything lots of white Conservatives have been saying but thinking Carson will slip under the Dem radar is a mistake."

One thing I like about the guy, however, is that he had the balls to say those things right up in Obama's face on the national stage, in violation of the "rule" that he wasn't supposed to say anything political at the event. He's currently the prime example of a right-winger flouting the "rules" of "polite" discourse that leftists set but never obey themselves, and he was even brazen enough to denounce the rules themselves while we was at it. I'm wary of trying to make this guy "the great black hope," but damned if I don't admire him for that.

Anonymous Josh March 21, 2013 4:11 PM  

Cainiac is the greatest republican troll. Even greater than scintain in 2004.

Blogger The Deuce March 21, 2013 4:17 PM  

Btw, for proponents of tribalistic racial voting, I'd just like to point out where the tribalistic voting patters of blacks have gotten them over the past half-century. They're worse off than ever, as a direct result of the policies they successfully voted for. When you vote tribalistically, you just give politicians another tool they can use to manipulate you and empower themselves without actually doing anything good for you.

What conservatives should do is stand for what's right, period, and disregard what ethnicities end up voting for them. Refuse to pander, and when you're accused of racism, shrug it off and give your accusers the finger. Given the tribalistic patterns increasingly exhibited by other racial groups, this is likely to result in whites increasingly flocking to the one party that isn't outright trying to screw them over to "get even" with them, resulting in Republicans being the de-facto "white party." That's nothing to be ashamed of, but it isn't the right goal either.

Anonymous Porky March 21, 2013 4:18 PM  

The GOP needs to go with a goldfish as their animal

Hear hear. You get one week in your glass bowl then we flush your carcass down the toilet.

Anonymous Stilicho March 21, 2013 4:19 PM  

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/03/foghorn/new-york-police-advertising-hotline-to-turn-in-neighbors-with-illegal-weapons/#more-211687

Anonymous Salt March 21, 2013 4:46 PM  

Fuck the leftist frame of black people having innate moral superiority to whites.

Of course they do, just as a woman raped has moral superiority over a woman with a smoking gun in her hand.

Anonymous civilServant March 21, 2013 5:05 PM  

Should they be in such a game? Has not the whole world been in exactly such a game from the very beginning? Was not the United States special precisely because it rose above that?

Yes. Yes. No.


The end result of this a palace surrounded by grass huts.

Anonymous Anonymous March 21, 2013 5:19 PM  

Never trust a nigger.

Anonymous Forrest GOP March 21, 2013 5:38 PM  

My momma said these was my magic negroes. Momma said these would take me anywhere I needed to go.

Blogger JohnG March 21, 2013 6:01 PM  

Carson is probably lilly white (relatively speaking). Agreed he's a gun moderate. He's a little too nice, the Democrats would run a flame thrower against him and win - the Dems don't run moderates. OBL had one thing right, people prefer the strong horse.

Blogger tz March 21, 2013 6:13 PM  

In South Africa during the Apartheid era, some white activists took Melanin pills to acquire the appearance of blacks.

Perhaps they can get either the Congress medical plan or Obamacare to cover it.

It's not like anyone wants to be judged on the content of their character.

(Else Ron Paul would be president today).

Anonymous Godfrey March 21, 2013 6:34 PM  

The Democrats and Republicans are vying for the support of the naïve state worshiping dolts among the populace. The anti-statist vote is ignored because a narcissistic psychopath doesn’t care about the vote of a person who wants to limit his insatiable lust for power.

Blogger The Original George...or OG March 21, 2013 6:35 PM  

"Never trust a nigger." - Anonymous

Dude ...shut to hell up. You limp dicked, basement sitting, booger eating provocateur. You are such an obvious plant from the dick-sucking left that it leaves me scratching my head that someone would be actually trying this on a blog where the average IQ tops that of the New York Times staff. Piss off.

Anonymous VD March 21, 2013 6:55 PM  

Anonymous, get a handle. Obvious Troll is Obvious would be, well, the obvious one.

Anonymous stg58/Animal Mother March 21, 2013 6:59 PM  

Ben Carson loves him some gun control

Anonymous Brian March 21, 2013 7:04 PM  

This is all just theatre. Come 2016, the banksters will have their two candidates for Prez, regardless of who we want. Polls will be rigged if necessary. Meanwhile, we are merely entertained with noise while the banksters carry out their plans. No elected official or party is going to speak for us. We are wasting our breath debating the merits of anyone affiliated any political party.

Anonymous Fred Backer March 21, 2013 7:09 PM  

Mr. Day, I see that you are back to your old tricks, denigrating black conservatives. You were the reason that the Cain Train (TM) derailed. This time, in the words of Benny: "I'm gonna drill you, sucka!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kujd9IbAbIo

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein March 21, 2013 7:11 PM  

Forrest GOPMarch 21, 2013 5:38 PM

My momma said these was my magic negroes. Momma said these would take me anywhere I needed to go.

Mad props.
Well played, sir.

Anonymous Gen. Kong March 21, 2013 7:16 PM  

The GOP needs to go with a goldfish as their animal

I was thinking that the Gamma Rabbit might be more suitable - especially if you put a little pink poof on its butt, a pink triangle on its shirt and had it carrying a pink purse filled with multi-colored condoms. GOP stands for Gay Old Pedophiles after all. They could rename the mascot as Gaybraham Rabbit.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein March 21, 2013 7:17 PM  

Cainiac AND Fred Backer!!
Good times. It's like deja vu all over again.

9-9-9, beeshez!!!

Anonymous Cat McClusky March 21, 2013 7:44 PM  

Individual Republican politicians have the same career aspirations and lust for power as do the those of the Democrat variety.

The dumb Republican pukes just lack the cleverness and cunning of the Demos.

They are like the second string bench warmers just hoping for a chance to play too.

Anonymous geoff March 21, 2013 7:50 PM  

what brian said...

Anonymous stg58/Animal Mother March 21, 2013 7:59 PM  

How is Dr. Carson a conservative, CFRed Backer?

Anonymous AlteredFate March 21, 2013 8:08 PM  

I read this headline on an article linked from foxnews. "LGBT-themed books included in California public schools' reading list."

The funny part is, instead of my first thought being that of outrage or disgust, it was to laugh at what mexican's are cramming down their children's throats.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza March 21, 2013 8:25 PM  

OT: as if Fannie did not know? stupidity abounds.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/21/3928459/freddie-mac-accuses-big-banks.html

Anonymous Outlaw X March 21, 2013 8:38 PM  

Well, you did coin "The stupid Party."

Anonymous A Man March 21, 2013 8:41 PM  

"Never trust a nigger."

It's always enlightening to see what this blogger's writings inspire in his readers.

Anonymous James May March 21, 2013 9:09 PM  

Or stupid liberal trolls trying to light the place up. For all I know you wrote it.

Anonymous scoobius dubious March 21, 2013 9:41 PM  

There can be no genuinely accurate assessment of American politics and economics, if the parties discussing the topic cannot, or will not, explicitly and frankly identify the massive Jewish thumb on the scale. It's like discussing gravity perturbations in the solar system while refusing to recognize that Jupiter and Saturn exist.

If it remains impossible to name the Jewish scorpion in public without losing one's career, then the simple fact is, the topic will never be debated with actual seriousness, things will continue on as they are going, and clown-shows like Dr. Carson will continue to occupy people's attention so that they don't discuss reality as it actually is.

Naming the Jew behind the curtain (or really, the comically gigantic MOB of Jews behind the curtain) doesn't mean we all have to suddenly morph into Cossacks and werewolves and begin a bunch of zany pogroms. It just means acting like adults, and discussing with frankness what the media actually is, whose interests it serves, why the discourse is shaped the way it is, why the GOP has to pay attention to people like Dr. Carson who, as virtuous as he may be in private life, isn't really worth discussing in public terms, except for reasons We're Not Supposed To Talk About.

It's called "criticism." White people oughta try it some time.

Anonymous stg58/Animal Mother March 21, 2013 9:43 PM  

I like murder, pogroms, theft and pogroms.

Anonymous Vidad March 21, 2013 9:45 PM  

A Man?

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/CM/ChristianDemos/I_Am_a_Man_-_Unbelievable_Believers.mp3

Anonymous Inane Rambler March 21, 2013 10:05 PM  

I think this explains A Man/Anonymous Man/The Observer/GCM:

http://hawaiianlibertarian.blogspot.com/2012/05/cognitive-infiltration.html

Anonymous rycamor March 21, 2013 10:27 PM  

Vidad, that was just uncalled for.

I mean, there are limits.

Blogger IM2L844 March 21, 2013 10:56 PM  

It would be fun to watch this guy run just because of the inevitable campaign slogan "Politics ain't brain surgery".

Anonymous kh123 March 21, 2013 11:03 PM  

Jewpiter an Shteturn.

For Scoobius.

Anonymous Dr. Idle Spectator, Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery March 21, 2013 11:26 PM  

Dr. Carson is an absolutely amazing doctor and surgeon. He street cred includes bringing back the hemispherectomy procedure.* So if he is smart he will abandon any pretense of going into politics.

* That's the most invasive brain surgery available. Half the brain is removed in the patient. The empy area in the skull then fills with cerebrospinal fluid to compensate.

Anonymous Outlaw X March 21, 2013 11:36 PM  

Dr. Carson is an absolutely amazing doctor and surgeon. He street cred includes bringing back the hemispherectomy procedure.* So if he is smart he will abandon any pretense of going into politics.

Idle, you are one of my favorite commenters. I often wonder in politics and politicians if there was that one moment that betrayed their soul or was it a series of events? Anyone can repent from a sin but shame not so much, and does that shame and fear of repetance lead these peoples souls to Earthly Hell.

I think that they are some of the most unhappy people in the world. I also believe that their weakness bound them to the Idea of what they believed success was and found it empty.

Anonymous Idle Spectator March 21, 2013 11:56 PM  

Idle, you are one of my favorite commenters. I often wonder in politics and politicians if there was that one moment that betrayed their soul or was it a series of events? Anyone can repent from a sin but shame not so much, and does that shame and fear of repetance lead these peoples souls to Earthly Hell.

That's one problem, yes.

The other problem is once people reach a certain level of success, whether in business, academia, or something, they think it is safe to go into politics because they think their success will protect them against the viper's nest. They don't get it. That's completely false. Unless you have the political skill of an Eisenhower, I would advise against it. Their reputation gets damaged. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger. Or Herman Cain.

Now look at General Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf. They wanted him to run for office, but he declined. Very smart. And he ended on a happy note with everyone remembering him fondly from winning Desert Storm. And his private life stayed private. Win-win.

I think that they are some of the most unhappy people in the world. I also believe that their weakness bound them to the Idea of what they believed success was and found it empty.

Yes. Most are pretty much empty suits. They can't do anything productive, so they decide to "change the world" instead. Whatever that means. Or it means whatever they want it to. The productive politicians are ones that actually have a useful function; like city manager or someone who actually DOES stuff.

Anonymous Outlaw X March 22, 2013 12:11 AM  

I guess so Idle, I can't get into their minds, but see their humaninty sold out and lost for something that damns themselves in this world. I am not the keeper of the next.

Anonymous Outlaw X March 22, 2013 12:16 AM  

By the way, anyone who thinks Obama is a happy man or any Prsident before him, is foolish. Just watch them age.

Anonymous Idle Spectator March 22, 2013 12:22 AM  

I guess so Idle, I can't get into their minds, but see their humaninty sold out and lost for something that damns themselves in this world. I am not the keeper of the next.

Yes, that is pretty much short-hand for what I said. Corollary from my post: Success in one secular realm does not transfer as success in politics.

Anonymous rycamor March 22, 2013 12:40 AM  

Idle Spectator March 21, 2013 11:56 PM

I think that they are some of the most unhappy people in the world. I also believe that their weakness bound them to the Idea of what they believed success was and found it empty.

Yes. Most are pretty much empty suits. They can't do anything productive, so they decide to "change the world" instead. Whatever that means. Or it means whatever they want it to. The productive politicians are ones that actually have a useful function; like city manager or someone who actually DOES stuff.


No one has any concept of that anymore. They realize that most politicians don't even read the bills they are voting on, and they don't care. They will keep on voting for them anyway. The true statesmen of our country are extremely few, and they are the ones who are ridiculed as freaks. No one doubts that Ron Paul or Alan Keyes read everything they vote on. This fact alone makes them... weirdos. I mean, what kind of person would like all that icky reading?

Anonymous A. Man March 22, 2013 12:47 AM  

"I think this explains A Man/Anonymous Man/The Observer/GCM:

http://hawaiianlibertarian.blogspot.com/2012/05/cognitive-infiltration.html"

When the paranoia sets in, as it clearly has here, it's amusing as all get out to to observe the paranoid imply how important they are. Yes indeedy. Of such great import is this blog and its commentators, minions of the government and various companies must be behind contrary comments. There could be no other explanation. Have you looked over your home? That's us in the black helicopter.

Anonymous Unending Improvement March 22, 2013 12:53 AM  

Oh give it a fucking rest you putz.

Anonymous Idle Spectator March 22, 2013 12:57 AM  

No one has any concept of that anymore. They realize that most politicians don't even read the bills they are voting on, and they don't care. They will keep on voting for them anyway. The true statesmen of our country are extremely few, and they are the ones who are ridiculed as freaks. No one doubts that Ron Paul or Alan Keyes read everything they vote on. This fact alone makes them... weirdos. I mean, what kind of person would like all that icky reading?

The politicians are like a mirror, they reflect the people.

During the ascent phase you get people like Washington, Jefferson, and Adams.

During the descent phase you get people like Obama, Bush, and Weiner.

Can you picture Obama or Bush writing their own speeches like Washington or Jefferson? I think they would use a Speak & Spell for the good parts.

Of such great import is this blog and its commentators, minions of the government and various companies must be behind contrary comments. There could be no other explanation. Have you looked over your home? That's us in the black helicopter

I see. And were you present or absent during Vox's facebook post about the police raiding that guy's house after his gun picture was posted? Are you even paying attention? OH SHIT Dances with the Stars is on again! I hope I see Sarah Palin's daughter! I think this is more to your liking: See 'N Say

They are watching.

Anonymous demon March 22, 2013 1:30 AM  

Try analogy the other way around. American football split off from rugby not because the americans didn't learn the rules (they did) but because rugby (like everything british establishment) had so many unwritten rules in place required for it to function.

The working class and americans thought the rules didn't make sense and changed them to make better sports (at least initially, americans went a bit too overboard with the changes and now have a huge concussion/brain damage problem brewing at professional level).

Anonymous Outlaw X March 22, 2013 1:55 AM  

I see. And were you present or absent during Vox's facebook post about the police raiding that guy's house after his gun picture was posted? Are you even paying attention? OH SHIT Dances with the Stars is on again! I hope I see Sarah Palin's daughter! I think this is more to your liking

He didn't make any sense and personally I wouldn't comment, because he said absolutly nothing. Ignore the dumbass. My spell check is broke, by the way.

Blogger JaimeInTexas March 22, 2013 8:16 AM  

If you like Alan Keyes you must also like David Barton and Peter Marshall. Yuck!

Anonymous Curlytop March 22, 2013 8:57 AM  

Met the man in a closed forum setting almost 10yrs ago. His personal and professional life is very impressive. Would not have the same problems as the Cain Train. Would hate to see his reputation/legacy sullied being used as the latest GOP circus puppet.

However, having said that... Dr. Carson is a personal friend of the Bush family. That's reason enough for anyone to be more than skeptical of this "rising star."

Blogger James Dixon March 22, 2013 9:50 AM  

> No one doubts that Ron Paul or Alan Keyes read everything they vote on. This fact alone makes them... weirdos.

No one has enough time or patience to read the thousand page plus monstrosities that pass for bills nowadays. Anything over a hundred pages needs to be either broken up into smaller bills or just dropped completely.

Blogger The Anti-Gnostic March 22, 2013 11:02 AM  

Yes. Yes. No.

The end result of this a palace surrounded by grass huts.


No, that's the end result of secular democracy.

Anonymous Porky March 22, 2013 11:11 AM  

If you like Alan Keyes you must also like David Barton and Peter Marshall. Yuck!

No, no. If you like Alan Keyes you simply MUST also like Mark Burnett, Father Guido Sarducci, and Sporty Spice. In that order.

Anonymous Porky March 22, 2013 11:13 AM  

Yes. Yes. No.

The end result of this a palace surrounded by grass huts.

No, that's the end result of secular democracy.

That's the end result of pretty much anything.

Blogger The Anti-Gnostic March 22, 2013 11:19 AM  

That's the end result of pretty much anything.

Come to think of it, you're right.

Monarchy, at least the Anglos and Euros get the Renaissance along the way.

Anonymous civilServant March 22, 2013 12:07 PM  

Yes. Yes. No.

The end result of this a palace surrounded by grass huts.

No, that's the end result of secular democracy.


Very good. Both yes. With a slight difference in who winds up in the palace. Really that is all that is being argued about. Liberalism identity politics or libertarianism it is nothing more than who winds up in the palace.

None of you will wind up in the palace.

That's the end result of pretty much anything.

Almost. But not everything. The United States was supposed to be about something more than identity politics. And it could be. But so many are sounding the retreat. "Give up. Run away. It is over." Because they think they will be the ones in the palace.

Blogger JaimeInTexas March 22, 2013 12:34 PM  

Many years ago, a local (Houston, Tx) radio talk show host, that is very much an Alan Keyes guy, hosted Alan Keyes and Pat Buchannan on different occasions. The host said that his expectation was, in the off microphone petsonal time, for Keys to be friendly and warm and for Buchannan to be serious and unlikable. The host said that it was the total opposite.

Anonymous Porky March 22, 2013 12:48 PM  

Almost. But not everything. The United States was supposed to be about something more than identity politics. And it could be.

Human nature and history are against your assertion.

Thoreau had this much right, folks. If the government that governs least governs best, then the government that does not exist governs the best of all. Or something like that.

Blogger The Anti-Gnostic March 22, 2013 2:03 PM  

The United States was supposed to be about something more than identity politics. And it could be. But so many are sounding the retreat. "Give up. Run away. It is over." Because they think they will be the ones in the palace.

You presume that I presume a great deal. Anyway, good luck with that whole water-is-thicker-than-blood thing.

Propositional empires have been tried before. The US is just the latest experiment. The idea that governments and countries somehow became fixed and permanent after WW2 is ridiculous. It's also harmful, because too many nation-states don't make sense anymore. They actually are destabilizing instead of stabilizing forces.

Blogger Luke March 22, 2013 2:07 PM  

I often wonder in politics and politicians if there was that one moment that betrayed their soul or was it a series of events?

Rich: "I'm lamenting. I've lost my innocence."

Cromwell: "You lost that some time ago. If you've only just noticed, it can't have been very important to you."

Anonymous Geoff March 22, 2013 2:47 PM  

@Jamie,

Think we're all going to have a lot of time to regret not voting for Buchanan when we had the chance.

Anonymous Porky March 22, 2013 3:02 PM  

I often wonder in politics and politicians if there was that one moment that betrayed their soul or was it a series of events?

It's usually called "running for a second term", although it often happens much sooner than that.

Blogger JaimeInTexas March 22, 2013 3:20 PM  

When Buchannan ran for POTUS the first time, I was involved in HOP party politics, nothing major, and I voted for Buchannan. That was the year of the Houston convention, where Buchannan stated that there was culturev war. The MSM, ad nauseum, reported the he called for one. In retrospect, I think that Buchannan is really more suited for advice in matters he has historical knowledge.

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