Friday, July 13, 2012

Old Black Joe



After a grueling schedule of attending fundraisers with Hollywood celebrities and high-rolling donors, Barack Obama looked at his totally empty presidential schedule yesterday and decided to blow off meeting with a bunch of colored people at the NAACP...opting instead to send Joe Biden by telling the Vice President that he'd be addressing the NCAA.

Despite the NAACP's somewhat icy reception for presidential candidate Mitt Romney the previous day, Joe Biden quickly won the audience over by pointing off the stage and, suddenly adopting the vocal stylings of Stepin Fetchit, calling "Mousey - you out there? Hey
Mouse! How ya doin', man?"

After that, Biden peered into the audience and identified Fat Albert, Old Weird Harold, Mushmouth, Mudfoot Brown, and Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas - none of whom were actually present - before returning to his scripted remarks about how much Joe Biden had personally learned from attending the church of Reverend Jeremiah "God-DAMN America" Wright.

Okay, we're
joking about the shoutout to the Cosby Kids and Huggy Bear, but unfortunately Biden's praise for Reverend Wright was all too real - and all too well received.

But knowing that pasty Joe Biden wouldn't satisfy the NAACP crowd (indeed, almost no one showed up for Biden's speech), Barack Obama
did send a short video message in which he told the assembled colored people that "I stand on your shoulders." And that huge weight may explain why the unemployment rate for black Americans has just risen to 14.4%... far higher than the rate for other demographic groups.

Frankly, Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to keep black Americans in forced poverty, deny their children decent educations, and reinforce their permanent dependence on Big Government.

He's not standing on their shoulders...he just has his boot on their necks.



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30 comments:

Coon Tasty said...

Given that the majority of Africans sold into slavery were done so by either other Africans or Arabs, I suppose it is only entirely appropriate that a Kenyan Muslim is now doing his best to keep Blacks bound to what can at best be called indentured servitude.

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

The chains are acceptable as long as they are invisible. Sad.

Dave David Schmoyer on Facebook said...

Well the reason he needs to keep his foot on their neck and keep them in government dependency is that if the vast majority got off of government entitlements and got an education the Democrats would lose a large part of their voting base.

Besides this just reinforces my belief that Barack Obama and a majority of the Democratic Party are complete racists of the worst sort. The kind that tells you you are the same as everyone else but then treats you like an incompetent child. To my way of thinking blacks, whites, Asians. Hispanics. Arabs, whatever, should all be treated exactly the same. But I am sure that this is a racist comment since I am a white male.

TrickyRicky said...

@Coon Tasty-We have a winner.

SeaDog said...

I see the problem as systemic poverty, and no greater an example can be found in the 'Katrina Refugees'. Many came to our school district from 'The Projects', with a life history of being on welfare. As one of my students told me, we lived in the projects, and all I had ahead of me was a life of either welfare or drugs - those were my only options. When we came here, a church group took us in and got us a place to stay and I got enrolled in this school - I had to take remedial courses because the schools in NO were so bad, I was 2 grades behind. My mother, my grandmother, and my older sister were on welfare, cranking out babies left and right so they could get more money, and the politicians were all corrupt and all you ever heard from them was 'Elect me because I get you government money', nothing about getting us jobs or improving the schools.

Many politicians, and Sheila Jackson Lee is a perfect example (as those of us from Houston know the quickest way to death is to get between SJL and a camera), want only to continue the status quo, they feed on the poverty of their constituents. The NAACP has become an embodiment of that attitude, but the biggest threat to the NAACP is the fact that the Latino population is beginning to eclipse the black population and is garnering all the politician's attention. They are becoming an organization that promotes the racist specter in every imagined slight, following the lead of such great black humanitarians as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, who if they didn't cultivate the racist theme would be left selling used refrigerators. The quandary that we find ourselves in is that we have to revise the welfare system, but until we turn this economy around, providing training for entry level jobs that do not exist is like herding cats - a lot of energy expended with few results.

FYI, the student mentioned above graduated last year in honors, received dual scholarships and is on his way to becoming an architect (to quote from his scholarship application essay "I want to be able to design affordable hurricane proof housing and go back to New Orleans and rebuild my city").

Chris said...

Joe's left hand says volumes --- trying to hide the "stimulus package" that Libs/Dems get whenever they see a group that they can easily con into voting for them to pander to their helpless state (save for the Libs' life preservers with the chains hidden inside). It's an intoxicating aphrodisiac of power to keep a choke-hold control of their Plantation residents.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

@Chris: the other thing that struck me was how much that shot made him look like Carter.

Being a Detroiter, I have a very, very strong distrust for organizations such as the NAACP. I've too often seen what their politics exact from their victims, both black and otherwise, Detroit being the shining example to the world of what happens when you try to manage city government along racial and socialist lines.

This year, I found myself shying away from at least one otherwise promising candidate for a judgeship, whose published "bio" and published "position" suggested a potentially conservative bent. I dropped the candidate from my list of potentials because they also made a statement regarding being active with the NAACP. Unfortunately or otherwise, to my experience with the NAACP, this indicated to me that this person was a warrior on the wrong side of the class and race warfare lines, and the conservative overtones in their published bio were likely just camouflage. Because of this, I could only identify two of the maximum three allowed (out of 11 presenting) for whom I was willing to blacken the oval. The rest were obvious liberals.

Two out of 11. Says something about those who practice law...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Coon Tasty- The irony is almost unbelievable, isn't it?

@Angry Hoosier Dad- Even if the chains are invisible, the restriction of freedom they cause should be evident to everyone.

@Dave David Schmoyer- The Dems are terrible racists. George W Bush once described the phenomenon as "the soft bigotry of low expectations." I think that's a great way to put it - only there's nothing "soft" about the bigotry, and no limit to the damage it does.

@TrickyRicky- Actually there are lots of winners today.

@SeaDog- Terrific post, and thank you for sharing. You're exactly right - and your anecdote about the student (with a happy ending) should remind everyone of the real and deliberate damage being done to black Americans by their worst enemies: liberal politicians.

@Chris- Hilariously, one of the reasons Obama blew off speaking to the NAACP is that he (unlike Joe Biden, apparently) doesn't speak to "interest groups" while campaigning. That lie, of course, is glaring. Obama ignored the NAACP because he believes he owns - quite literally - black Americans.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Emmantaler- The NAACP is a relic of a bygone time, still engaged in what one pundit described as "a nostalgia for racism."

Pete(Detroit) said...

Emm, in fairness to the socialists, I think Detroit has largely been (mis) managed along racist and kleptocratic lines. Dennis Archer seemed like a decent guy, but he couldn't get anything past the crooked council. And Kwame was as bad (or worse) than the original MoFoInCharge (yes, he actually had an M.F.I.C name plate on his desk) Colman Young. They may have paid lip service to 'Liberal Principles' of taking care of the little people, but they were really out to just hog as much as they could at the public trough. See Also Monica Conyers, child bride of our esteemed reprehensitive (she was born ~ a month before he was first elected into office, 48 years ago) who is doing Federal time for accepting bribes. $6000 of sausage, IIRC... (yeah, not only crooked, but CHEAP, and STUPID)

Pete(Detroit) said...

And sorry, no, I looked but can't find any docco of a 'sausage bribe' - maybe it happened, maybe it's just my faulty memory - too much 'coffee' perhaps..

Anonymous said...

It's easy to be fooled by the media meme that Romney was booed so his NAACP speech was a disaster. If you watch video of the FULL speech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAhJh0ADd9k), instead of the just the one little part Obama supporters want you to see, you'll notice he was repeatedly interrupted by applause and got a standing ovation. Romney's speech also mentioned his Republican father who was fighting for civil rights in the 1960s. It's important to realize the courage and conviction this took. During the same era John F. Kennedy's FBI had a wire tap on Martin Luther King's phone line, the Governor of Alabama, George Wallace (D) said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inaugural address and Sen. Robert Byrd (D) was filibustering the Civil Rights Act.

Consider the difference between Romney and Obama. The NAACP supports Obama and is antagonistic toward Romney. Obama, who literally had nothing to do that day, didn't bother to show up, sending an underling and a recorded message. Romney had the bravery to face potential enemies and other than the repeal of Obamacare incident, got them to cheer for him.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Pete(Detroit)- As you so clearly point out, the rhetoric of liberalism provides a great cover for those who just want to pillage the system for their own profit.

And I wasn't able to document "sausage bribes" either; every time I Googled it, I just got pictures of Monica Lewinsky.

@Anonymous- Great summary of some important truths that too few people (especially in the NAACP) seem to know these days.

And yes, it did take courage for Romney to go in front of the NAACP and refuse to pander to them. He showed those present the respect of talking to them like they were responsible adults who cared about America - which is exactly what he should have done. And except for the Obamacare moment (15 seconds, actually) the crowd was hospitable to Romney.

Democrats have traditionally been the party of racism in this country. It's shocking, and saddening, that the first black president (who has not a single "African-American" ancestor) is continuing that practice.

Coon Tasty said...

@SJ - Obama is entirely correct in believing that he will receive the vast majority of the Black vote. - History has shown that Blacks have overwhelmingly voted Democrat for several decades, ever since the New Deal was brought in.

In this case, I think it is 50% reliance on welfare and 50% tribalism.

Red said...

Pffft Biden–what a maroon! He would have done as well in resurrecting Al Jolson's old routine.

I believe the point in Mitt speaking before the tired and outmoded NAACP was to show his consistency in his message and that he won't pander or change his accent ::cough!Hillary!::cough! Obama!:: to get votes. Granted the NAACP was mostly a toothless lion's den but still. Obama sent his lackey instead of going there personally which should tell that group exactly where they rank on O's list of big priorities.

Harvey said...

Say... is Joe doing the ol' Michael Jackson crotch-grab in that picture?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Coon Tasty- Speaking of "reliance on welfare," check out this article about Obama gutting welfare reform. Under Bill Clinton's reform, able-bodied welfare recipients either needed to be working or preparing to work in some manner. But thanks to a new presidential edict from Obama, that rule has been wiped out. There is no need to even pretend to look for work anymore.

And why? Because people who get jobs just might start to raise themselves out of government slavery...and Obama can't have that.

@Red- It was a no-win situation for Mitt. Unlike Barry, if Mitt refused to speak to the NAACP he would have been called a racist. So Mitt went, knowing that the best he could do is come out a little bruised but with his head held high.

As for Joe Biden, he whooped it up through his speech like a preacher at a revival meeting. As you point out, it was a performance very much in the Al Jolson mold.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Harvey- I hadn't noticed that, but you're completely right! All he needs is a sequined glove on that hand!

Goldenrod said...

I can’t imagine anything worse than exploiting an entire group of people for personal gain. And, it’s even more difficult to understand that group’s failure to see it.

Pete(Detroit) said...

Stilt, funny thing, googling "Monica" and Lewinski was first, Conyors 2nd....

And the BEST News from congressional redistricting, apparently I've been shifted to another district, so Mr Conyors (who was sworn into office days after my first birthday) will no longer be my reprehensitive next year, no matter WHAT happens in Nov..

Emmentaler Limburger said...

@Pete: I can't let that one go. Such corruption - the corruption and power abuse you cite - is always the end result of the implementation of socialist policies. Look at every socialist regime in history and tell me it ain't so. I rest my case...

@Harvey: +1

And, per the NAACP conduct during Romney's speech - I have to say that it didn't play out as one would have expected, if one used only the Sharptons, Farrakhans, Jacksons as their point of reference. Frankly, I was gabberflasted, and have to give them the nod for at least that. Question: Did the secret service allow them to keep their forks and pointy objects? Just wonderin'...

Red said...

Kudos to Mitt. He wasn't my first pick but I'll stand by him just to see Obama get dethroned.

Colby said...

I gotta know! Did Joe drive up to the convention in a 1993 Lincoln with 20's on it, drinkin' a Mad Dog 20-20, with three or four hoes in the back?

And the hand over the crotch area? I think he's holding in the hernia he got from carrying Obama's water.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Goldenrod- It takes a special kind of mindset to hold down an entire group of people for personal benefit. It's nothing short of monstrous.

@Pete(Detroit)- Congratulations on getting any representative other than Conyers!

@Emmentaler- Socialist leaders never accept the living conditions they impose on the rabble. And I'm certainly including Barack Obama amongst those "leaders."

@Red- Mitt wasn't my first pick either, but I'd happily crawl over broken glass to get the chance to vote for him over Obama. And I've got to give credit to Mitt - if he gets the job, he'll be taking the reins at a truly godawful time. I think it speaks well of him that he's working so hard to accept that big a challenge.

@Colby- Don't kid yourself, Joe Biden is totally gangsta.

Coon Tasty said...

@Colby - I wouln't be surprised if Biden had turned up sporting a purple crushed velvet suit and a shag-pile overcoat.

John the Econ said...

The NAACP is vehemently opposed to "Voter ID" laws, arguing that they exclusionary and are really a "poll tax".

What do you think you have to show in order to get into the NAACP convention?

Sarah Rolph said...

Stilt, I agree with your point that it speaks well for Gov. Romney that he is willing and apparently eager to take on the challenge. I have been saying this for a while--given how deadly serious the situation is, both our domestic crisis and the looming national security issues our child president seems unaware of--I'm just glad there is anyone remotely sensible who is willing to step up to the plate.

Larry Kudlow wrote recently that Romney is the most highly underrated politician around. That seems right to me. I have been trying to pay attention to what Romney says and does and trying not to pay much attention to what is said about him. Based on his behavior, I am pretty pleased. He mostly does not seem to be acting like the squishy centrist we were afraid he would be (and that a lot of people are still claiming he is).

The problem I wouldn't know how to handle if I were a candidate is that people have so many different standards for who to vote for. I look at the presidential election as if it were a hiring situation--who can do the best job? I don't care what the person's voice sounds like or what color they are, I am looking for a track record of relevant experience, a willingness and eagerness to do the job, and perhaps most important of all, a clear understanding of what the job entails. President Obama obviously has none of those things, and Romney has them all. (Next I look at positions on the issues; Romney knows what a foreign policy is, that's a distinct improvement. Pro-Israel; check. Pro-free-enterprise; check.)

But many other people vote according to completely different standards. As far as I can tell, the most common thing is that people want to vote for their ego ideal, an emotional role model; worse, that's usually based on what they project onto the image they see rather than on any real values they have in common with the candidate. (Feminists would love Palin if she had the same track record but was a Democrat from, say, Oregon.)

That means that a politician has to both do and say the right things for the right reasons, and also support the emotional side of the campaign with the right image.
(Has the winning presidential candidate ever NOT been the one with the best hair?)

This is a big reason the professional politicians do so well. And why we still need some of that professionalism to pull off this election (that's one of the reasons I'm very glad we have Mitt; he does know this game).

Yet today we are suspicious of the professional politicians for very good reason, and we are suspicious of presidential-looking candidates because we are desperate for a real leader.

So Mitt has to do two contradictory things at once--show us he really gets it and really can lead in these tough times, while also looking calm and presidential and non-angry, to reassure the role-model crowd that he is nice enough or whatever.

I am very pleasantly surprised at what a good job he is doing so far. For example, his effective use of twitter is helping him come across as edgy and smart, not an out-of-touch politician who just wants your money. When the Romney campaign tweeted that photo of Obama in the limo with his dog with the caption "in retrospect, a chilling photo," that cheered me up considerably. These guys have some guts. That's going to make a big difference this year.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Coon Tasty- Uncle Joe is like a colorblind chameleon.

@John the Econ- At the NAACP, picture IDs were required to hear Eric Holder declare that picture IDs were a "poll tax" and blatantly racist. It's enough to make a whirling dervish dizzy.

@Sarah Rolph- Great comments, and I completely agree. It's actually a hindrance to Mitt that he looks like he just came from central casting to play the role of president in a movie. But he actually has a pretty impressive resume (as opposed to Obama, who had none).

Of course, it is going to be hugely important for Mitt to be able to connect with the American people on an emotional level, because we don't need to just change structural problems in Washington, we also need to change people's ideas about what the government can realistically do and afford...and that's going to be an uphill battle.

So far, I'm liking the strength, humor, and hints of fire that I'm seeing in Mitt. As a candidate, he's lightyears better than John McCain (whose name I still shudder to write).

badlarry said...

@Pete(Detroit) You got the sausage bribes thing right, but pegged the wrong party with it. That was actually Kay Everett who was accused of taking 17 lbs of sausages for a vote.

Also, how sad is it that you can put almost any stupid thing coming out of Biden's mouth and never be really 100 percent sure if he hasn't actually said it, or one day he would?

Red said...

@ Colby: "And the hand over the crotch area? I think he's holding in the hernia he got from carrying Obama's water." LMAO!