A Race Ending in Racism

As we approach the finish line, the racism gets more overt.  In his latest Washington Post column, George Will begins by calling President Obama, “Energetic in body but indolent in mind.”

You know, black people sure can run and jump, but they’re lazy and not all that smart.

He and Peggy Noonan in her WSJ column have been pushing this garbage about the President being in over his head, not up to the job.  In their sick hatred of Obama, they’ve sunk to the pathetic and pathological level of Rush and Sean.

And if white people are such geniuses, how do they explain Bush 43?  Given his obsession with working out and his well-documented lack of intellectual curiosity, we might describe the previous president as “Energetic in body but indolent in mind.”

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GOP Turns on Mitt

This is the kind of stuff you expect to hear from Dems about Mitt’s not releasing more tax returns, but it’s coming from his own team.

Columnist and pundit George Will:  “The costs of not releasing the returns are clear.  Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.”

GOP strategist Matthew Dowd:  “There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it.’  So there’s obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something.”

The Donald Strikes Back

Trump has struck back at George Will, calling him the “dumbest political commentator of all time.”

But that response doesn’t have quite the oomph of Will’s calling Trump a “bloviating ignoramus,” does it?

To me, the fact that Mitt is so afraid of Trump that he feels compelled to campaign with him doesn’t say much about Mitt’s ability to take on Putin or Ahmadinejad, does it?   There’s just something so craven and cowardly about Mitt, you can see it in his eyes.

Trump as “Bloviating Ignoramus”

“I do not understand the cost-benefit here.  The costs are clear. The benefits – what voter is going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low, and you can still intrude into American politics.”

Conservative pundit George Will on ABC, exasperated that his guy Mitt is campaigning with birther Trump.

Why Bo Sleeps With One Eye Open

Yesterday, Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller, the web site founded by Tucker Carlson, who has gone from wanting to be George Will (see old clips with bow tie and preppy glasses) to wanting to be Andrew Breitbart (see red meat on said web site), posted a story saying that we can’t be outraged about Mitt’s putting his Irish Setter Seamus on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip because President Obama admitted in his book Dreams From My Father that he actually ate dog while he was a child living in Indonesia.

And so that inevitably led to #ObamaDogRecipes, and Politico‘s pick of the top 11 tweets:

Beagles with cream cheese

Eggs rover easy

Great Danishes

Pugs in a Blanket

Pup Tarts

Obama’s Indonesian Cookbook:  Dreams of My Fido

Chicken Poodle Soup

Spaghetti and Mutt Balls

Santa’s little hamburger helper

When Obama asks for a DOGGY BAG he really means a bag with a dog in it

Garlic Mashed BOtatoes  MMMMM

To which I add Canned Spamiel and Cheese Labradoodles and encourage you to share yours.

Newt Blames, Blasts Fox News

From “Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting,” Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics:

“During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted Fox News Channel, accusing the cable network of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight.  An employee himself of the news outlet as recently as last year, he also cited former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy.

“‘I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,’ Gingrich said…. ‘In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year.  We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox.  That’s just a fact.’

“Gingrich did not pull his punches in accusing Rupert Murdoch…of pushing for Romney behind the scenes.

“‘I assume it’s because Murdoch as some point said, ‘I want Romney,’ and so ‘fair and balanced’ became ‘Romney.’ …  ‘And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.’

“He saved his strongest condemnation for syndicated columnist and ABC television commentator George Will….

“Gingrich said that Will was among the conservative media figures who harbored ‘personal jealousy’ against him.”

So we know Newtie won’t be working at Fox again.  If Newt wants to assign blame, he needs to stop looking at the TV and look in the mirror.

 

As the White House Goes, So Goes Congress

In his column for Sunday, George Will concedes that the GOP may well not win the White House in 2012.  He urges conservatives to focus on keeping the House and taking the Senate.

But if the big win that Will foresees for Obama occurs, it will be impossible for the GOP to gain control of Congress.  The same forces that doom the GOP presidential nominee will poison those down ballot from him.

Voters are not going to reject just Mitt or Santorum as individuals, although they will certainly do that, but GOP extremism and out-of-touchness as a whole, on issues like birth control, where the current Republicans in Congress seem to be doing their utmost to alienate and infuriate moderates and independents.

George, appealing to 20% of the electorate isn’t going to win you any branch of government.