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Don’t Forget The Rubes Mr. President

April 27, 2011

In a new low for American politics, our President addressed the idiotic birther issue in a nationally broadcast press conference today.

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“We’re not gonna be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side-shows and carnival barkers.” -President Obama

Clearly the President has been reading this blog… well probably not, but I can dream can’t I?

He shouldn’t have done this, in my opinion. The right-wing loud mouths and their enablers in the press are not going to let it go, and will now claim victory in forcing the President to respond.

Now that he’s out in front of this issue however, I’m glad to see him take the press to task for giving air time to these flim-flam men and their snake-oil.  He was absolutely right to do so.  But he didn’t call out the other half of that equation that makes the whole despicable show possible, their very large audience of mouth-breathing, racist, dumb-fuck rubes who are so willfully ignorant and deluded that they’ll buy anything that helps them avoid the unbearable reality of having a black man in the White House.  I understand as President he can’t come out and say that, but there should be some very strong push back from his surrogates over the next few days as they will inevitably be asked about this.  They need to call it what it is, reality denial based on racism and hate.

There is no way that the birth certificate of a sitting President would be an issue to anyone if he wasn’t black. Period.  They need to say that, loudly.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2011 9:29 am

    “Clearly the President has been reading this blog… well probably not, but I can dream can’t I?”

    He might be in a better position now if he had been raeding it, and heeding it, along with several othersI can think of. There a voices in the blogosphere who have a much better grip on things than his advisors seem to.
    And I totally agree…… I don’t think he should have done it, and it doesn’t change things one iota. The nuts are already out of the woodwork saying so, loud and clear.

    • April 27, 2011 9:51 am

      Thanks DC, you’re too kind as always.

      It’s just so ridiculous that we’ve been reduced to this. Until the people in power call this racist bullshit by it’s name, our worthless media will continue to legitimize it.

      A sad, sad day.

  2. April 27, 2011 10:23 am

    Agree with you both – responding to it only lends it credence, and gives the press a golden opportunity to drag the whole issue out front and center again, prefaced by “The president strongly denied….” The boobs who started the whole thing will indeed rejoice that they have been granted recognition and a degree of legitimacy.

    And they’re the only people for whom anything changed – nobody who already held an opinion on the issue will feel any differently now. The people who thought it was nonsense would still have thought so without the rebuttal, and the people who are sure he has something to hide still think so. but now they can add “Didja see him trynta weasel out of it?” to their fringe festivals.

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