"Just because I'm losing Doesn't mean I'm lost" ~ Coldplay~
As the latest approval ratings comes in for his O ness, he would do well to think of those lyrics from that very fine song. It has been a tough few months. The war is still raging in Afghanistan. Radio Rwanda and their right wing friends are tossing around the Socialist label. Tea Party folks are putting up billboards comparing him to Hitler. And the wingnuts are controlling the message to a vacuous and shallow nation; who, for the most part, only pay attention to politics once every four years. Yes Ms. Bachmann, we are indeed a nation of slaves. (Do you believe she said that?) But the only tyranny we live under is the tyranny of ignorance. And the wingnuts have gone from being crazy to just plain absurd. (Matt Sludge actually called one of the first lady's dresses, "Oil Spill Chic".)
"'We are determined to live free or not at all. And we are resolved that posterity shall never reproach us with having brought slaves into the world,'" Bachmann read from founding father John Jay , ending her reading with the statement, "We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves. [Source]
Oh Lawd! Somebody help us here in A-merry-ca, please.
Finally, it's nice to see that black conservatives are at least consistent in standing by their peeps:
“I have not experienced the charges of racism that the NAACP is touting,” Vernon Parker, an African-American tea party congressional candidate in Arizona, told POLITICO.
Parker, former mayor of Paradise Valley, said that he has never felt out of place at a tea party rally because of the color of his skin.
“When I go to tea party events, people don’t look at me any differently,” he said. “They didn’t judge me on the color of my skin, quite frankly, they judged me on my principles."
"The NAACP should be concerned about bringing jobs to people in depressed areas,” he added, “not the tea party.”
Tim Scott, a GOP congressional nominee in South Carolina, echoed Parker’s sentiments in a statement.
“I believe that the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference,” Scott said." [Source]
Mr. Scott, I couldn't agree more. Your time and energy is important. I can't think of anyone in A-merry-ca who doesn't want a clean house.
*Pic lifted from City Pages.