Thursday, December 22, 2016

One more for Rushmore?

Image result for gq barack mt rushmore imagesEvery self- respecting man with a sartorial sense should subscribe to GQ Magazine. He should do it  not only for the fashion tips; the magazine features some excellent writing as well. The editor, Jim Nelson, is one of the best writers in America.

With that in mind, I would to leave you with the following article he penned recently about our soon to be departed president, Barack Obama.

"Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming in our brains. Maybe we dismiss it with one of those quick cognitive fly swats. Nah, too early to say or I hate that guy. But the truth is coming, and it sounds like this: Barack Obama will be inducted into the league of Great Presidents.
Wait. One of the Greatest? you ask, your thumb emoticon poised to turn up or down on me. The guy haters love to hate with their very best hate game? Like 20-Dollar Bill great? Like Mount Rushmore great?
Yep. (We just won’t build Mount Rushmores anymore.) In so many ways, Obama was better than we imagined, better than the body politic deserved, and far, far better than his enemies will ever concede, but the great thing about being great is that the verdict of enemies doesn’t matter.
In fact, and I say this as a Bill Clinton fan, I now feel certain that, in the coming decades, Obama’s star will rise higher than Clinton’s, and he’ll replace Bill in the public mind as the Greatest Democrat since FDR.
This has to do with the nature of Obama’s leadership, which is to play to legacy (and Clinton’s impulse, which is to play to the room). Bill Clinton will long be revered because he’s charismatic, presided over an economic revival, and changed and elevated the view of the Democratic Party. Barack Obama will long be revered because he’s charismatic, presided over an economic revival, and changed and elevated the view of the presidency. He’s simply bigger than Bill.

More to the point, Obama’s legacy is the sort that gets canonized. Because the first rule of Hall of Fame-dom: The times have to suck for the president not to. Civil wars, World Wars, depressions and recessions. You got to have ’em if you wanna be great. That’s why we rate the Washingtons, Lincolns, and Roosevelts over That Fat Guy with the Walrus Mustache. Like Obama, these Great Men were dealt sucky hands, won big, and left the country better off than it was before.

But it’s also why we downgrade the Jimmy Carters and Herbert Hoovers. Were they as bad in real time as we remember them in history? Probably not. But they were dealt sucky hands, only played one round, and left the country feeling worse off. Legacy Game over. (Hoover reminds me more and more of Donald Trump! Elected with little political experience, Hoover was a rich bastard whose central theme was that government was wasteful. His answer to the Great Depression was to start a trade war and build a massive project called the Hoover Dam. The dam turned out to be a giant wall that did not stop or solve larger problems. Déjà vu, thy name is Trump Wall!)

Obama has a few other edges in the long haul of history, beyond specific hurrah moments like Obamacare, rescuing the economy, and making America way more bi-curious. Being the first black president of course secures a certain legacy. But what now feels distinctly possible is that, just as Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed, over time he may be judged less for the color of his skin than for the content of his character. That character came across every time haters or Trumpers or birthers tried to pull him down into the mud or question his American-ness. He just flew above it all. And, luckily, he took most of us with him. He was the Leader not only of our country but of our mood and disposition, which is harder to rule. At a time when we became more polarized, our discourse pettier and more poisoned, Obama always came across as the Adult in the Room, the one we wanted to be and follow.

Ironically, one of the lock-ins to his Hall of Fame Greatness was originally supposed to be his Achilles’ heel, the shallow thing critics loved to smear him with: his eloquence, his “reliance” on speeches and teleprompters (Sarah Palin once famously screeched, “Mr. President…step away from the teleprompter and do your job!” while herself reading from a teleprompter), as if addressing the country as a whole, trying to unify or inspire people, were a superficial thing. But pivotal words at pivotal moments are not only how we come to admire great leaders, it’s the primary way we remember them. The first thing most people can recall about Lincoln? The Gettysburg Address. FDR? Fireside chats. George Washington? His amazing Snapchats. (George was first with everything.)

With Obama, each thoughtful step of the way, from his soaring acceptance speech (“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep…”) to his epic speeches on race and religion, his responses to the shootings in Tucson and Newtown, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the opening of Cuba (“Todos somos Americanos!”), and countless other momentous occasions, he knew how to speak to our better angels at a time when it was hard to locate any angels.
Lastly, there’s the arc of history, bound to bend downward. As our unity becomes more frayed, more tenuous, and the ability for any politician to get anything done more unlikely, the job of president will become less LBJ tactical and less FDR big-dealer. The job will largely be to preside. To unify where and however we can. In this way, too, Obama pointed the way forward.

It may be hard to imagine now, but in the face of rising chaos, we’ll crave unity all the more, and in future years whoever can speak most convincingly of unity will rise to the top. (It’s also hard to imagine many beating Obama at the game.) This year’s carnival election, with Trump as a kind of debauched circus barker, only makes the distinction clearer.

The absurdity and car-crash spectacle of it all have already lent Obama an out-of-time quality, as if he were a creature from another, loftier century. Whatever happens next, I feel this in my bones: We’ll look back at history, hopefully when we’re zooming down the Barack Obama Hyperloop Transport System, and think: That man was rare. And we were damn lucky to have him." [Source]

As president-elect trump continues to surround himself with the most conservative, male, white, and  ideologically pure group since Hoover, we will see in the coming years just how much Americans will miss Barack Obama.

I will leave you with the words of Bobby Womack:

"If you think you're lonely now, huh
Wait until tonight, girl
(If you think you're lonely now)
I'll be long gone
(Wait until tonight, girl)
And you'll find another man that'll treat you right..."


I have a feeling that Donald J. trump will not be that man.

*Pic from GQ.com






















78 comments:

Josh said...

The height of delusion. It's like Hollywood's new "thing" whereby they take recent events and put Tom Hanks or Antonio Banderas into the movies instead of waiting for history to remember the stories. The guy's not even out of office yet and the revisionism has started.

As I've said before: Obama's biggest "accomplishment" in office was the way in which data is now compiled and read to make it appear as if we had net job gains after making 19 million people disappear. And any hard data back this up objectively. The welfare state grew exponentially under Obama. More in poverty. More on food stamps. Worse education rates. And on it goes.

What, exactly, did Obama accomplish? Oh, wait -- a bill he never read, which was shoved into law after reworking the "law" to fit it in, says that a pregnant woman with existing health issues can't be charged more than a healthy man, 'cause patriarchy, and the taxpayer must foot the difference.

Progress.

Without being in office yet, Trump's arguably done more for the economy, if only in terms of enthusiastic intent and willingness, than has been done in the past 8 years.

Obama's legacy in a sentence: "You didn't build that."

But he's considered "black," so he's new Jesus to progressives who believe fervently, and even proudly, that we MUST judge people by what they are, not who they are. Hence the hordes of whiners who biggest endorsement of Clinton is that she's a woman. LOL

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Hoover reminds me more and more of Donald Trump! Elected with little political experience, Hoover was a rich bastard whose central theme was that government was wasteful."

This is a pretty forced comparison.

Hoover was a smart, and basically decent, guy who was ideologically blinkered in believing that disaster would result if government got involved in the economy (a belief still held by too many rich and powerful people today, and sold to less wealthy and powerful suckers who don't understand their own interests). He was a budget-balancing bean-counter. So he did very little to help people, even as millions struggled mightily, and was therefore hated for not being up to the job of coping with the Great Depression.

Trump is just an all-around asshole. It's not only about ideology; it's about his personal character. He's a vile, despicable, scummy piece of garbage. He is, without a doubt, the most INdecent person to have been elected to the presidency in a very long time.

mike from iowa said...

Decent, painfully honest, gawd fearing Jimmy Carter got Benghazied by a 3rd rate actor, treasonous, senile son of a bitch named Raygun who traded American weapons to our sworn enemy and state sponsor of terrorism-Iran- to put off the release of American hostages until after the election to drive Carter's chances to win re-election. Then Raygun started his illegal war in Nicaragua in direct violation of the Boland Amendment, armed and aided both Iran and Iraq in their bloody war. The thinking at the time was they wanted neither side to win and become the dominant power in the M.E.

Raygun's administration allowed the precursors of Saddam's chemical weapons to be sold to our dictatou Hussein who then used them to gas kurds. See Donald Rumdummy over there congratulation Willie Horton Hussein on his nice shooting.

George Hitler Weasel Bush admitted we sold Hussein necessary equipment for his nukular program, saying if we sold him the stuff we could better control him(paraphrased)

Jimmy, the naval academy graduate and nuclear scientist was too decent to play hardball with killer thug wingnuts who have only gotten worse since then.

Obama's legacy is yooooge- unemployment half of what it was when he inherited a busted country. Stock market nearly tripled. 16 plus million private sector jobs. 3rd best in History behind King Clinton and Ronaldo the Raisin Raygun. Millions more Americans with health insurance, Medicare in better financial shape because of the ACA, foreign relations in better shape since the beginning of forever. Higher favorable ratings than Lourde Raygun. More Americans have equal rights than ever before. Zero 9-11s on Obama's watch. Bin Laden moldering at the bottom of an ocean somewhere. Many more RAC-wingnuts in rehab and mental institutions for their failures to make Obama a one term potus and their failures to convict HRC of jay walking. America has advanced into the 21st century even though Obama had to drag half the country's whiny sappy right wing nut jobs along. 3oo hundred million guns not taking from poopy butt nutjobs despite lies to the contrary. Stronger gun rights. Children getting better more nutritious foods at schools. More oil production. Oil exports for the first time.

Waaay too many good things to mention. Suck it, whitey.

mike from iowa said...

Any nutters remember this cluster fuck of a RAC-wingnut bill called the patriot act?

The bill was brought to the floor of the House of Representatives on October 23, the same day it was introduced. Many Democrats expressed extreme displeasure over the hurried nature of the process. Rep. Bobby Scott said, “I think it is appropriate to comment on the process by which the bill is coming to us. This is not the bill that was reported and deliberated on in the Committee on the Judiciary. It came to us late on the floor. No one has really had an opportunity to look at the bill to see what is in it since we have been out of our offices.” Rep. John Conyers, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, declared, “we are now debating at this hour of night, with only two copies of the bill that we are being asked to vote on available to Members on this side of the aisle.” Conyers was later famously pictured in the Michael Moore documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” explaining that no lawmaker reads all the bills in Congress. The bill passed on October 24 by a vote of 357-66.

Ed said...

Josh, you spewed nothing but contrarian nonsense.

Rushmore said...

Obama will be remembered only for the reason he was ever elected: He was "black".

He had a historic opportunity for greatness. With the way Bush went out and with the congress firmly in his hands, it's like he recovered a fumble with inside the ten yard line, and the defense had only 5 guys on the field. The refs (media) wouldn't call anything on him, and they'd give him an extra down if he needed it.

And he did nothing. Sure, he rammed through Obamacare against the will of the people and with zero bipartisan support, but the rest of his first two years consisted of continuing Bush's Wall Street bailouts and disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What he could have done, as the first "black" President, was to heal the racial divide in this country. He could have stopped punishing whites and started actually helping blacks. He could have embraced the energy boom and brought jobs back to the US.

Instead he chose to inflame racial animus to further his party's political agenda. When it came to jobs and the econommy, he chose ideology over reality. He saw himself as the Presient of the World, and he put the interests of everyone else above his own countrymen.

He had a great voice and could read other people's words very prettily, but so can any news anchor. He turned out to be a mediocre intellect hampered by a mean and petty nature. Perhaps his biggest mistake was counting on the vile Clintons to carry on his legacy. Now almost everything he "accomplished" will be erased by Trump.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda....

Anonymous said...

Josh, good post.

I check this blog out now and again because it's one of the few where the responses are almost always better than the original essay. That's true on posts from both sides of the political spectrum. Maybe that's the genius of FN, he doesn't write well but he can get people to respond.

Of course, there's always going to be a few people with Tourette's, but that's to be expected.

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Mike @10:39 STAY dropping knowledge, so happy Field decided to keep his blog for comments like this!

But I ask again, why DF do y'all keep reading Josh's bullshit comments? Like for real, couldn't you just go to any KKK website and read the same thing? As long as y'all keep reading, he'll keep littering this site with bullshit, 'cause you damn ain't going to change his warped and sadistic way of thinking!!!

Easiest thing I do when visiting sites like this is ignore stupidity!

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

History will reveal that between the death threats, vile comments about his Harvard educated, lovely wife, POTUS was THE BEST PRESIDENT in the US under circumstances that would have made the average President crack and crumble YEARS ago!

Rushmore said...

(We just won’t build Mount Rushmores anymore.)

No we don't. Great monuments like that are built by a strong, united people.

Diversity America will never share any consensus on greatness. Nor on anything.

Multi-cultural societies have multi-value sets, multi-standards, multi-interests. They consist of tribes always at war with one another.

Could you imagine the clamor if a movement to put Obama on Mount Rushmore got started? Is there anything Donald Trump could do over the next 8 years that would convince you he belonged on Mount Rushmore?

Of course not. We are a deeply divided country who will never again agree on who our heroes are.

The Ministry of Truth said...

Trump's has appointed Kellyanne Conway as his "counselor." Which really translates to bullshitter-in-chief, since her chief attribute is an ability to spew any falsehood, no matter how absurd, with a straight face.

She will be the Baghdad Bob of the Trump administration, telling us EVERYTHING IS GREAT! as the country goes to hell in a handbasket. Good for a few laughs, in between crying into our beer.

James Deplorable said...

Whenever I might start thinking that Africoons-in-American have emptied their well of delusions, along comes something like this:

"Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming in our brains. Maybe we dismiss it with one of those quick cognitive fly swats. Nah, too early to say or I hate that guy. But the truth is coming, and it sounds like this: Barack Obama will be inducted into the league of Great Presidents."

SRSLY?  The jug-eared Halfrican whose multiple plagues perpetrated on the un-hyphenated American people make the Shrub's mis-steps look picayune and will even relegate Jimmy Carter to a much-desired obscurity instead of the "worst of all time" award that he was previously leading?

NOTHING could make it clearer that you are not Americans, never can become Americans, and should be separated from America.  Repatriation and recolonization now.


"Obama’s star will rise higher than Clinton’s, and he’ll replace Bill in the public mind as the Greatest Democrat since FDR."

Zero's fate is to have essentially all of his program reversed in the first 6 months of 2017, and if his citizenship turns out to be fraudulent every last one of his appointments will be invalidated also.  This includes his two SCOTUS picks, but also dozens of appointees to Federal bureaucracies where they were supposed to continue his policies for decades.  All stripped out and replaced well before the 2018 elections.

And his pardons?  Null and void, every one.

This is going to be one hell of a ride.  I can't wait.

Proglodyte said...

I'm a Liberal because I'm Pro-Choice, except on schools, guns, healthcare, energy, smoking, union membershio, trade, light bulbs, plastic bags, Walmart, the size soda you can buy, what kind of food you can eat...

Rushmore said...

"Obama’s star will rise higher than Clinton’s, and he’ll replace Bill in the public mind as the Greatest Democrat since FDR."

That's a pretty low bar. Clinton was impeached for perjury, and all of his accomplishments were forced on him by the Gingrich congress.

field negro said...

"Zero's fate is to have essentially all of his program reversed in the first 6 months of 2017, and if his citizenship turns out to be fraudulent every last one of his appointments will be invalidated also."

My lord! This clown is still clinging to hope in the birther conspiracy.

"Trump is just an all-around asshole. It's not only about ideology; it's about his personal character. He's a vile, despicable, scummy piece of garbage. He is, without a doubt, the most INdecent person to have been elected to the presidency in a very long time."

Pass the offering plate.

Church!!

Hail the Trumpenreich said...

The difference, field, is that Obama has a proven track record of failure, while you criticim of Trump consists merely of name calling.

Your biggest fear is that Trump will be good for America. In that you have reason to be afraid.

Merkel's murderers said...

Imagine you worked in a zoo and the zookeeper constantly introduced new species that killed the resident animals. If you pointed that out you'd be called a bigot and would lose your job. Now you understand immigration

Hate Fact™ said...

It's supposed to be a good thing that whites will be a minority...yet no one ever points to a successful minority-white country.

Fake News said...

Whatever happened to all those sluts who accused Trump of sexual assault? They just fell off the face of the earth. Not one filed charges.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"It's supposed to be a good thing that whites will be a minority...yet no one ever points to a successful minority-white country."

Really? I know one guy who does. His name is Donald J. Trump, and he spent an amazing amount of time in his presidential campaign complaining how China is really super-successful and is kicking America's ass. Why, Trump's new trade czar pumps out crazy messages like this.

But no worries, fat loudmouth Donald will just march over there and punch those mean, smart Asians in the face, and everything will be all better again.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Whatever happened to all those sluts who accused Trump of sexual assault? They just fell off the face of the earth. Not one filed charges."

None of them filed charges in 2016 because they can't -- the incidents are too old. Statute of limitations.

As to why they had never filed charge back when the assaults happened: because they were intimated by the prospect of going up in court against a rich and powerful real estate developer. Trump knows this -- it's why he brags that he's such a big shot he can get away with grabbing women by the pussy!

The only reason any of these women felt confident coming forward now is because Trump's reprehensible behavior has been corroborated by his on-tape criminal confession.

James Deplorable said...

"My lord! This clown is still clinging to hope in the birther conspiracy."

What do you mean, "still"?  I gave it short shrift for years... and then the forgery of his Hawaiian birth certificate by copying from Johanna Ah'nee's was proven just last month.

Then there's the missing Hawaiian immigration records from the crucial month.  Combined with the sealing of his scholastic records, it's obvious that a whole lot of funny business is going on.

I expect those to be un-sealed (probably seized under subpoena) in the first few months of next year, and then all hell to break loose.  What was boring suddenly got very, very interesting.

James Deplorable said...

"no one ever points to a successful minority-white country."

Rhodesia was VERY successful.  Zimbabwe, not so much.

Many Africans-in-Africa are nostalgic for colonialism, because things were run competently.  I wouldn't be surprised if the 21st century model for Africa is to hire European management for entire countries.  If they don't like it they can vote it out at the end of the term and either vote in a different manager or try to go their own way.  History has shown what will happen, and as long as the Africans are the only ones to suffer the consequences of their own mistakes I'm good with it.

Hate Fact™ said...

The Ministry of Truth said...
"It's supposed to be a good thing that whites will be a minority...yet no one ever points to a successful minority-white country."

Really? I know one guy who does. His name is Donald J. Trump, and he spent an amazing amount of time in his presidential campaign complaining how China is really super-successful and is kicking America's ass.
---

China is not a white-minority country. It is a nearly 100% homogenous Han country with close to zero "diversity".

Asian countries define citizenship by blood and do not permit immigration to any significant extent.

Point to one formerly homogenously white country where things have improved with "diversity"?

Hate Fact™ said...

"Rhodesia was VERY successful."

Although whites were a minority of people within the geographical confines of Rhodesia, they were a majority when it came to citizenship. It was the extension of full political rights to the former non-citizens that created the disaster called Zimbabwe.

Everyone lost.

mike from iowa said...

That's a pretty low bar. Clinton was impeached for perjury, and all of his accomplishments were forced on him by the Gingrich congress.

Another lie in a whitry wingnut world of lies. Clinton and Dems pushed through the largest tax increases in America which set off the expansive Clinton economic boom and led to the creation of approx 22 million jobs and a budget surplus for the first time. Not a single right wing whitey cast a vote for the tax increase and yet they want to take credit for Clinton and Dems accomplishments.

Drumpfuck pals around with terrorists. He is a personal butt buddy of Vlad the butt Impaler of terrorist Russia. He has broken every law of the United States just while cheating and treasoning his way to the White House. If Drumpf gets annointed on Jan 20, 2017 the terrorists win. Hell they won already. Drumpf wants to sell them allrights to his name to enrich himself while the security of America is put at more risk since the last dumbfuck Bush was in charge. You bastards own this fuck up. We will make sure of that.

mike from iowa said...

http://pleasecutthecrap.com/obama-accomplishments/

At least 400 accomplishments with citations. For the faint of reading and comprehension, Obama is more of a decent human being and a great Potus than any of you white wingnuts.

Easy to tell Obama has been great for America because of all the latent hate and racism boiling through the pea brains of white supremacists klan varmints.

mike from iowa said...

James Depolorable sez- This is going to be one hell of a ride. I can't wait.

Latent racism gives this one a super boner boner. Hide the cows and pigs.

Rushmore said...

"Clinton and Dems pushed through the largest tax increases in America which set off the expansive Clinton economic boom"

Wrong.

The boom of the 1990's was due to:
1. The Cold War "bonus" from huge real decreases in defense spending (thanks Ronald Reagan)
2. Oil prices as low as $12/barrel after the Gulf War (thanks George H.W. Bush)
3. The payoff from decades of business investments in computer automation (thanks IBM)
4. Welfare reform (thanks Newt Gingrich)
5. Balanced Budget effort (thanks Newt Gingrich)
6. Something called the "internet" (thanks Al Gore :)

The good times of the 90's occurred DESPITE Clinton's efforts to derail it. He tried to impose Hillarycare, he vetoed welfare reform twice, he raised taxes on the middle class - all of it failed to stop an economy that was set up to boom by 12 straight years of Republican policies.

Instead he got bitchslapped by the voters after his first two bumbling, scandal-plagued years in office, thereafter confined to irrelevance by a Republican House and Senate. He spent the rest of his time diddling interns and lying to America. When it came to reprising the Clinton years through a Hillary presidency, the voters instead chose Donald Trump.

FAIL.

mike from iowa said...

And exactly6 as I said, wingnuts tried to take credit for Dems economy. Rushless-FAIL!!!!

Anonymous said...

@James Deplorable:

I had not heard of the birth certificate update, and Googled "Johanna Ah'nee".

https://youtu.be/jk3KRxTfkLM

This is conclusive evidence. Whether or not Barack Obama was born in America, the birth certificate document he provided is a forgery.

Now what? Is this fraud actionable in court?

Anonymous said...

Rushmore said...
Diversity America will never share any consensus on greatness. Nor on anything.
Multi-cultural societies have multi-value sets, multi-standards, multi-interests. They consist of tribes always at war with one another.


"Political freedom relies on a shared political culture as much as on the oppositions and balances that social differentiation creates, and when the common culture disintegrates under the impact of mass migrations, only institutionalized force can hold the regime together."

That's why we are living in an ever-increasing surveillance/police state.

Flying Junior said...

Anonymous @ 3:15 PM

Thank you for the comic relief.

Field, this was a lovely sentiment to share. I have always been so fond of the Obamas. It may never come to pass again that anyone that cool ever occupies the White House. Stevie Wonder. Dave Chapelle. All the good jazz and music that filled the venerable ballroom of the White House. He sure knew how to party and have fun. Obama is of my generation. But he chose not to be a slacker. His stalwart self-control in the face of unwarranted hatred and vilification was a model for good behavior in any citizen. His tireless efforts to reach out to republicans garnered him much criticism from the left. Yet he was right and it was a decent thing to do. Thankfully, he was able to get much started in his first two years. Six years later, as if a symbol of a dying America, the Camaro makes it final, sweeping exit.

What a fucking tragedy that the political right had already foresworn to do everything in their power to kill his presidency before it had a chance to grow. Yet he soldiered on and did some amazing things. Little did we know the extent of their malevolence as they hid behind a fragile facade of civility.

I was fond of calling him President Moses, because we truly did need to be led out of the darkness. But our freedoms are never any more secure than civilization itself. Moses led his people to the promised land, yet they were exiled to Babylon. They languished under the brutal heel of the Romans.

Lastly, although I vividly remembered his keynote of 2004, being a good boy feminist, of course I supported Hillary whole-heartedly in 2008. Yet I gave my full and complete allegiance to Barack Obama when he won or was handed the nomination, whichever it was. Which is more than we can say for the chauvinist wing of the Bernie Bots. I leave you with another lyric set. Sung to the tune of "Electric Avenue."

Don't you know you've got to rock on down?
Barack Hussein Obama!
Then we take it higher.
We goin' to rock on down;
Barack Hussein Obama!
Then we take it higher.

You wanted Hillary Clinton?
I share your love for her.
Don't you know we've got to rock on down?
Barack Hussein Obama!


post script

So I'm bopping around in my Che T-Shirt and some guy in front of the grocery store says something about a mass-murderer and a killer. I see him again and he starts talking to me about how Che was Castro's thug, firing squads etc. He tells me to look it up and kind of flicks my chest with his fingertips. I'm like, "Okay, Bro!"

The little missus won't let me buy any Black Lives Matter Ts. She doesn't want me to get my ass kicked.

Lawdy, lawdy said...

Flying Junior said...
I have always been so fond of the Obamas. It may never come to pass again that anyone that cool ever occupies the White House. Stevie Wonder. Dave Chapell.


Black, black, blackedy black!

Dat's what makes him "cool"!

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Poor little Ivanka got her little entitled feelings hurt when a man told her that her father's policies essentially suck.

She'd better get ready for 4 years of hurt feelings, poor fragile, need to be protected at all costs, feelings of a white woman.

Well boo-f**king hoo, welcome to what FLOTUS had to deal with because she was Black!

Anonymous said...

Actually, you lying bitch, Ivanka and her children were violently screamed at by a raging homosexual who was holding "his" child a the time. The guy was so abusive he was thrown off the plane.

No one ever treated the Obama the family this way.

Leftists are scum.

dinthebeast said...

Talk as much shit about Obama as you want right now before you lose your health insurance. And maybe your job when the Ryan budget crashes the economy again. All I can guess is that it must feel really good to be so obviously, destructively, stupidly, wrong. Why else would y'all damage yourselves so much just to make someone else rich?
Obama was maybe too good, actually. But his failure to believe that Republicans would hate him so much for nothing, his trust of white people, is the only way a black man, let alone one named Barack Hussein Obama, could have gotten elected to the presidency. So you could sort of say that his greatest strength was also his greatest weakness.
I can sort of understand why so many idiots are trying to lie about his accomplishments, though: denial of reality is going to be an important skill for them as their fire-demon's presidency crashes and burns and they don't want their portion of responsibility for it. Kinda like last time, when the sheer tonnage of bullshit the imploding Bush administration required them to swallow became too much even for creatures such as them, and then presto! They were all newly-minted independents who had never even heard of this Bush fellow and so donned tricorn hats, picked up Gadsden flags and claimed to have always hated deficits, just in time to use that as a tactic to obstruct the newly elected Democratic administration, who inherited a trillion dollar a year deficit from the president who inherited a $350 billion a year surplus.
We can't let them memory hole it this time. Their failures will be publicly hung around their necks.
Obama said in 2008 that he felt like beginning his presidency at such a chaotic time was an opportunity to stand out and accomplish good things. Which he did. He improved government in hundreds of small, overlooked ways, and channeled his ambition into making things better than they were when he found them. The people who deny that do not deserve the benefits accrued from it, but get them anyway. And in their self destructive ignorance, hate him for helping them. Fuck those assholes. In their butts. With a sheep.

-Doug in Oakland

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

And what was she doing on a Jet Blue/ended up in the Florida everglades, flight anyway?

Trying to appeal to the lowlifes that got her pu**y grabbing father elected to office? Don't they know that whooteemoos are scared to death of flying??

Sounds like a SET UP to me, to draw attention away from the fact that orangeaid STOLE the election and was beaten by Hillary by over 2 million votes!

So, when is the racist right going to learn that if you scream fire in the theater enough, folks just resolve to let your manipulative ass burn!

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

"They don't need no water let those muthf**fas burn! BURN MUTHAF**ERS, BURN!!!

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...
Obama was maybe too good, actually.

The genius of "Doug"

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish said...

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...
And what was she doing on a Jet Blue/ended up in the Florida everglades, flight anyway?
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Yeah, she should be like the Obamas who flew everybody around on Air Force One and racked up an $85 million vactation bill paid for by the taxpayers. They even scheduled an entire flight just for their dog.

It will be good to have some class back in the White House.

30 days.

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...
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It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

"He improved government in hundreds of small, overlooked ways, and channeled his ambition into making things better than they were when he found them."

People who are racist have NEVER shown themselves to have basic common sense, much less an ability to see the accomplishments of a person of color through objective eyes.

What little dignity the US had left will be totally obliterated by racism and ignorance in the next 2-3 years.

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...

"who inherited a trillion dollar a year deficit from the president who inherited a $350 billion a year surplus."

Clinton never had a surplus: http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16

The trillion dollar Bush deficit was only for one year and it was due to the stimulus bill Obama signed off on.

Obama went on to post trillion dollar deficits in every year of his Presidency. Obama leaves office having pushed the national debt to 20 trillion dollars.

Lucy Montrose said...

China. Japan. India. Chile. Argentina. Vietnam. Costa Rica. Panama.

Lucy Montrose said...

Actually, in your birtherism, you're treating the Obamas that way right now, on this very thread.

Lucy Montrose said...

They're too scared to have perspective. Empathy costs a lot of emotional wherewithal they simply don't have.

Lucy Montrose said...

Want a job in the White House after 30 days? Suck up harder.

Lucy Montrose said...

Trying to demonstrate what "draining the swamp" really looks like.

Lucy Montrose said...

I want President Rory O'Malley in 2036, 2040, or 2044. He'd bring the cool.

Lucy Montrose said...

America.

Lucy Montrose said...

He also thinks, uh, liberal use of bold text strengthens his argument.

Anonymous said...

Lucy Montrose said...
Actually, in your birtherism, you're treating the Obamas that way right now, on this very thread.

"Birtherism".

Detecting forgery through forensic analysis has a disparging name indicating some kind of mental incapacity. Asking questions about why a tampered document was passed off as the President's birth certificate is treating Mr. Obama with disrespect.

Field calls questioning the President's truthfulness "racism", because apparently a black person cannot be called to account for their actions for any other reason other than white bigotry.

Someday, the truth about Barack Obama's life history will come out. I don't suppose it's anything all that sinister, however considering how long he refused calls to release it before offering a forgery, and the faxct that his passport records were stolen from the government in 2008, it must be something quite interesting.

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Whoops looks like Ivanka, the unofficial ambassador to Japan, was covering for Defcon Don!!

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Hope you Whooteemoos are prepared to send your male relatives to nuclear war, cause you can be got damn sure those in the top 1% whose power you've stupidly increased, won't be sending ANY of their relatives.

mike from iowa said...

Rushmore said...
Obama will be remembered only for the reason he was ever elected: He was "black".

He had a historic opportunity for greatness. With the way Bush went out and with the congress firmly in his hands, it's like he recovered a fumble with inside the ten yard line, and the defense had only 5 guys on the field. The refs (media) wouldn't call anything on him, and they'd give him an extra down if he needed it.

The biggest fucking right wing lie ever told about Obama. Obama had 60 Dem votes in the Senate for exactly four fucking months in his first 2 years. Kennedy missed much of those 2 tears and when he returned he wasn't well enough to vote. Franken didn't get seated unttil about August. Specter joined the Dems but Byrd got sick and missed much time. Then Kennedy was replaced and Mass held an election and replaced Kennedy's replacement with Scott "Gay Boy" Brown.

mike from iowa said...

Obama's forged birth certificate is the last gasp of crazy Joe Arpaio. Now there is a name that should be on a deportation list. Arpaio-sounds Messican to me. Deport the phony fucker.

mike from iowa said...

Trillion dollar deficit in 2009 was not Obama's it was dumbass dubya's last deficit. Deficits under Obama have continued to shrink, even though right wing fucknuts refuse to honor America's promise to pay its debts. They just keep borrowing more and more because the have no understanding of economics other than wealth floods upward.

The 2009 budget and deficit started in October of 2008. Obama the greatest Potus in my life wasn't sworn in until Jan 2009. Fucking morons.

mike from iowa said...

Trump Winery begs Labor Department to hire foreign workers over Americans

Raw Story check it out.

field negro said...

Mike & Lucy bringing the facts.

Wingnut heads explode.

mike from iowa said...

Ever notice how utterly unflappable our last legally elected Potus Is. Didn't pat himself on the back and do a victory lap when the Seals nailed Bin Laden. Hasn't bragged or had some surrogates bragging about his accomplishments or how much better Americans are now than 8 years ago. He never wastes his time pitching mangled apricot hellbeast hissy fits and whining if he doesn't get his way. Didn't call people vile names or make snide remarks about their looks during the campaigns. In short, Obama is and always will be the textbook example of a real American gentleman. Drumpf? Don't make me puke.

As for wingnut heads exploding, that is the only way they can expand their minds. Knowledge doesn't work for them. Extreme blood pressures do. Thanks for the kind words, Field. Go get them some more, Lucy.

mike from iowa said...

One last thing for tonight, Drumpf's racist white supremacist pick for AG lied to the Senate about the number of interviews and appearances he made on Breitbart Radio by at least 50%. Savvy,caring Americans are watching these picks like hawks watch rats. Sessions also lied when he didn't bother to report on a senate questionnaire that he was turned down for a federal judgeship because of his racist views and comments.
Make America White Again.

Wesley R said...

CONservatives can only wish for the economy that Obama left them. If Romney would have won in 2012, they would currently be dancing in the streets. Since they lost in 2012 they yell and scream about how bad the economy is. I'll take this economy over the one George W Bush left us in anyday. In 2020, the economy will once again be in free fall with the Con Men in control.

dinthebeast said...

Field: Sort of weak, distant sounding pops, like squeezing bubble wrap.

So the Beach Boys have been asked to perform for the inauguration. No word yet whether they will accept, or if they do, whether they will be asked to perform the John McCain version of "Barbara Ann"...

-Doug in Oakland

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Perhaps the KKK and the Whooteemoo review will burp (moonshine) the national anthem.

Anonymous said...

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...
Hope you Whooteemoos are prepared to send your male relatives to nuclear war
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No one gets sent to nuclear war, dumbass; it comes to you.

We are lot safer with Trump than with that crazy woman who wanted to start a war with Russia.

Anonymous said...

field negro said...
>Mike & Lucy bringing the facts.<

Mike & Lucy couldn't fit a single fact in between their two pin heads.

And there is no way field ever graduated from a real law school.

field negro said...

Methinks we touch a wingnut nerve. Poor thing. :)

It's Yīshēng, Stalking B*cthes said...

Whooteemoos, like Defcon Don, have teeny weeny sensitive little feelies!!

James Deplorable said...

Hitlery pals around with pedophiles, terrorists and murderers; she's the reason "Arkancide" is a word.  She is the personal carpet-muncher of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.  She has broken every law of the United States just while cheating and treasoning her way from "pennilessness" to the quarter-billion now in the Clinton Foundation.  We're lucky she won't be annointed on Jan 20, 2017, because then the terrorists would have won.

It's even easier doing that with the truth!


"Latent racism gives this one a super boner boner."

Oh, no, he might call me RACIST if I...

Oh, wait.  I Don't Care.  Man, that's a relief.


"Talk as much shit about Obama as you want right now before you lose your health insurance."

Tell that to the people who make too much to qualify for subsidies, and have to pay $3000/month for a policy for a family of 4 which has a $3000 annual per-user deductible before it pays anything.  It's like having no insurance, except it costs $36,000/yr for nothing.

And it wouldn't be complete without Yīshēng chiming in with her special brand of cluelessness:


"People who are racist have NEVER shown themselves to have basic common sense, much less an ability to see the accomplishments of a person of color through objective eyes."

Objective eyes, you say?  You mean eyes which see that Black blood-bank "inventor" Charles Drew came decades after the first efforts around WWI (by White men), Black traffic-signal "inventor" Garrett Morgan patented a multi-armed mechanical contraption which had plenty of antecedents and has no relationship whatsoever to what we use today, Black "PC inventor" Mark Dean invented a refresh circuit for dynamic RAM chips which did what Woz and Jobs did for the Apple I in 1976 (only Woz and Jobs made theirs handle video generation too)...

The list goes on and on.  Objective eyes see that Blacks are always late to the party, yet are granted honors for doing what White men did decades or even centuries before.  The left treats you like circus bears, amazing not for being good at riding a tricycle well but for doing it at all.

Trained animals.  That's what you are.  Well, some of you are trained.

Limpbaugh said...

It looks like the CDC could be hiding research on a cause of autism in black children. https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck/videos/1043476625717287/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Anonymous said...

Obama's legacy is the election of Trump.






trump.

mike from iowa said...

One can only imagine the sheer bliss of wingnuts had the ACA not been passed. There would be literally thousands of dead American citizens-those that died because they couldn't get health insurance due to pre-existing conditiona and the ones at the bottom that couldn't afford it. Yer gawd is gonna get you fauxknee bastards for besmirching his good name.

Chuck Rybak said...

I love this blog.

mike from iowa said...

James Deplorable, Despicable, Divisive and down right nasty piece of work. The answer to all your problems is simple and it is provided by the very types of people you are.

You and yours are violating the shit out of my sincerly held religious beliefs. I truly believe my America and the entire Universe would be ever so much better if your nutjobs just vanished in the air-never to be heard from again. So what is stopping you?

Religious freedom only applies to fauxknee christians, right?

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

If you Negroes want Obama to be enshrined, you'd best start by quitting them menthols, the '45's, and donating money.

Maybe you can build him a monument in Cuba?

James Deplorable said...

"James Deplorable, Despicable, Divisive and down right nasty piece of work."

Coming from you, that's a compliment.

"The answer to all your problems is simple and it is provided by the very types of people you are."

I never take advice from blood enemies.

"You and yours are violating the shit out of my sincerly held religious beliefs. I truly believe my America and the entire Universe would be ever so much better if your nutjobs just vanished in the air-never to be heard from again."

Funny, I believe the same thing about you.  Your problem is that everything you like about "your" America would disappear along with us "nutjobs", whereas we would benefit immeasurably if we no longer had to deal with you.

If it came to war, you'd lose in a rout.  Some 18.25 million Americans went hunting in 2016.  Almost all of them were White.  How many combatants could the NOI field even if it had the entire Black population of the US to draft?  10 million?  I doubt even that many.

Looks like my people would win a hot war almost effortlessly.  Go ahead, drive the war hot; see what it gets you.


"So what is stopping you?"

The little fact that your Nation of Islam dogma is based on the ravings of a madman, that's what.

Also the fact that if the White man said "Screw you guys, I'm going into space and not coming back" you'd be demanding to be taken along and not have to pay the fare.  The example of Rhodesia is instructive; once the breadbasket of Africa, it must now import food because the (White) people competent to run farms have been run off or even murdered and replaced by incompetent, corrupt Blacks.  What would happen to the people of Zimbabwe if the White people of Earth left and there was no country producing food surpluses for them?  They'd starve.


"Religious freedom only applies to fauxknee christians, right?"

True Christianity isn't a suicide pact, and I'm an atheist.  I don't give a rat's ass about the morality of uplifting vicious apes like you.  You are not "a man and a brother", you are exposed by your own words as a hateful, genocidal enemy of those who made the very things you desire most.  The sooner you are gone, the better... and the more chaos you sow the more likely you are to reap death in cruel, wholesale lots.

But you'll do it anyway, because your nature doesn't permit you to do anything else.

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