Monday, May 12, 2008



Don't get the wrong idea; some of their best friends...

This afternoon someone was IM-ing me from South Florida, a rabid Zionist and big John Hagee fan:
xxx23 (1:13:13 PM):     I hate Obama
xxx23 (1:13:31 PM):     my mother and all her friends are all voting republican in protest for the first time in their entire lives
xxx23 (1:13:47 PM):     They hate Obama so much they want to send a message to the Democratic party

I suggested he get his mom and her friends some nice KKK robes but he then changed his approach  and declared that some of their best friends are colored people and that they "help them all the time" and that the reason his mother and her friends are voting for McCain is because... let me find the exact quote. Ah, here it is:
xxx23 (1:17:19 PM):     It has nothing to do with race, they just like Hillary, don't like him...  they just want a woman president. They also think Obama's wife is a bitch and they don't like Obama's presentation. It has nothing to do with race. That is unfair to label everyone as racist because they do not like Obama!

I think there will be more than a few like this and maybe they'll even elect McCain. I would hope they do-- except that I live here too.

Or maybe they'll vote for Bob Barr instead. He's running for president too-- as a Libertarian.
His candidacy throws a wild card into the White House race that many believe could peel away votes from Republican Sen. John McCain given the candidates' similar positions on fiscal policy.

Barr, who has hired Ross Perot's former campaign manager, acknowledged that some Republicans have tried to discourage him from running. But he said he's getting in the race to win, not to play spoiler or to make a point.

"I've heard from Americans from all walks of life... they want a choice," he said at a news conference in Washington.

I was under the impression that the person from Florida and the racist Clintonista mother are Choice advocates. I guess having an anti-Choice fanatic-- either McCain or Barr-- would be better than  having a... president with a bitchy wife and a disagreeable presentation. After 8 years of George Bush it must be terribly hard for some folks-- especially folks where the sun beats down hard-- to listen to someone with a brain speaking.

Presumably Barr's candidacy-- and his appeal to far right fanatics-- will force McCain to pick a lunatic fringe running mate like Huckabee. I wonder how South Florida canasta players and yentas will get their heads around that one. Well, at least he's white he... he... he... he's religious. And even if the Miami Beach Klan female auxillery doesn't vote for Barr, I'm sure the Ron Paul supporters will. Are there enough intelligent people in the country to elect Barack Obama? I think so... but I could be wrong. Racism is a very, very, very powerful force. Some of my best friends are racists apparently. Who knew!

No KKK symps here:


My friend's racist mother is hardly alone. Tomorrow's Washington Post isn't even talking about her and the women she plays mah jong with and they're not even talking about South Florida. Racism is very much alive and well, and all stoked up by certain politicians looking to exploit hatred and divisiveness for their own career purposes. And it didn't need all that much stoking.

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At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Howie. My grandmother (both of my grandparents, actually) spent their long twilight years down in Miami Beach - by way of Brooklyn, naturally. Just a small correction for you. They don't call it the Female Auxiliary down that far south. They call it the Sisterhood. And when they're not busy objectively critiquing the "presentations" of presidential candidates, they make a mean kugel.

Jeez my tribe makes me crazy sometimes. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll all accidentally vote for Pat Buchannan again.

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think about all the people in our country who don't think about "issues" (other than those created by the 5:00 news) and those that are too overwhelmed with life to even vote and those who will vote based on race or the fact the earth has been here only 6000 years .... and those who hate "the dutch" (Mike Myers) and those that really are not educated and those who still abide by their parents mores .... I wonder where the votes will come from to elect a non-corporate candidate .... worries me.

At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they aren't racist...they just want a woman president

So they're going to vote for McCain. What geniuses.

At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not are idiots.

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Timcanhear said...

Race will naturally be an issue in the general electiion.
The good news is that rush liebaugh's "operation kkkos"
blew up in his face, a good indication that race will be a positive issue for Obama!

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha! Doesn't like the "presentation"??? What about it, exactly? Does Obama use too many "umms"? Does he not work the crowd well? Does he not utilize his space? Do distracting things with his hands? Bad eye contact? Bad pace? Doesn't like the "presentation." Off all the mindless, substance-less criticisms. I'd almost rather this guy be racist.

"I mean, you can say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism. At least its an ethos." - The Big Lebowski

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a South Florida resident, I must admit the constant barrage of sunshine and stupidity does dull the senses.

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course not all supporters of Hillary Clinton are racists, but Hillary Clinton is appealing to racists. Logically one is a sub set of the other.

Hillary Clinton seems to be a bit racist to me. She is outwardly saying hardworking white people will vote for her. Unlike the not hard working blacks? Or unlike the not hard working educated white people?

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Ron Paul supporter (and libertarian) would never vote for Bob Barf.

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from Florida and I would vote for Obama!! And to the person who said they are not racist yet call Obama becoming President the "End of the World" you are in denial. I don't know what you call it, but I call it racist.


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