Submitted by myiq2xu on Tue, 04/29/2008 - 9:06pm
I was reading one too many references to "Archie Bunkers" when it occurred to me that Archie is getting a bad rap.
Yeah, Archie was a bigot in 1971 when "All in the Family" went on the air, but he changed over the years.
From Wikipedia: Read below the fold...
Submitted by myiq2xu on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 8:53pm
Jake Tapper tells the tale:
In an interview with National Journal's Linda Douglass, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe downplays the impact Obama's race will have on any November match-up, saying "the vast, vast majority of voters who would not vote for Barack Obama in November based on race are probably firmly in John McCain's camp already."
Did Obama run out of Democrats to offend? Is this strategy part of the "party building" meme? Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 4:12pm
Submitted by BDBlue on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 5:10pm
Via Talk Left, Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) on Barack Obama:
I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button. He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.
Not that there is ever any excuse for calling an African American man "boy," but in case you're wondering this racist jackass is 49, not 79. And, yes, Geoff Davis is his real name. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 2:03pm
Part 4 of Misogyny, Sexism, & the Gender Gap in the 2008 Election
In choosing a nominee, the Democratic Party will not merely be deciding who deserves to win, or who would make the best candidate. It will also be a decision about which poisoned landscape the Party wishes to compete upon --- one in which toxic wildflowers of misogyny and sexism are in full bloom, or one in which the poisonous weed of racism is a constant part of the environment, and needs the merest watering to completely despoil the land. Read below the fold...
Submitted by myiq2xu on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 6:07am
Can someone explain this to me?
According to Tweety & the Gang, it's no big deal for David Bellavia to compare Barack Obama to Tiger Woods, because Tiger is a great golfer.
But when Bill Clinton compared Barack Obama's win in South Carolina to the earlier victories in South Carolina by Jesse Jackson, it was vile racism. Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 4:42am
This post started out as a celebration and analysis of Dr. King's final great oration on the night before he was murdered, the "I've Been To The Mountaintop" one, which too few people read, today, in it entirety.
On the way to putting virtual pen to virtual paper, I noticed Juan Williams has a piece in the Wall Street Journal, ostensibly an analysis of Obama's rhetorical, intellectual and political connection to King, which cries out for critical commentary. Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 2:54pm
No, I'm not talking about the Klan, or even the Republicans "southern strategy."
But I do want to place this post in the context of much of the back and forth that is going on here at Corrente and through-out the liberal blogisphere about race and racism, what is it, when is it, and who is playing with it.
Mary-Beth at Wampum reminds us of an even wider perspective that liberals have as much difficulty even remembering exists as do right-wingers.
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Submitted by rootless on Tue, 03/25/2008 - 10:20am
This bit of white entitlement has been widely cited as evidence of the horrible opportunism of the Obama campaign, but actually it shows something rather sad about some of the opposition to Obama.
First, let's note that the publisher of the Wilentz piece is notorious for its use as a "liberal" place to attack the left left and here for its hyping of Bush's war and so on. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 10:35pm
So a friend from Jersey sent me this awful/funny email. These are "Jersey" people. Here are some highlights:
Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 9:31am
How many will it take before we can agree? There is no way one can defend tasering at this point. I mean, I can barely keep up with all the national news, and so I'm sure for every taser-death story like this one I read, I'm not reading 10 others. Other nations don't give tasers to their police officers and still manage to keep crime down. There are better ways to enforce the law.
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 8:53am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 8:41pm
No do-over. From an email I just got:
House Speaker Andy Dillon (D-Redford Twp.) and Majority Floor Leader Steve Tobocman (D-Detroit) issued the following statement regarding the subject of a potential presidential primary do-over in the state of Michigan:
"We would like to thank Senator Carl Levin, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Debbie Dingell, Ron Gettelfinger and Mark Brewer for their hard work to create an agreement that would have enabled Michigan Democrats to have a meaningful vote in the Democratic presidential primary. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 7:34am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 2:11am
I guess someone has to say it. Holden, my secret love, has this great series about what Chimpy says and how he talks. Not that actual humans can understand the Decider's vernacular, but you know, some blogs shame "quality" SCLM analysis of our Chimperor and Holden's "Your Preznit Speaks" series is one. So I feel compelled to point out something I really hate, something that I'm told slipped into a certain speech today. Here's the Hard Truth: Black people don't have and haven't had real power in this county. Read below the fold...