All About Being Deficit Hawks

7 Oct
Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...

Communist adored by dependent African American subculture

I just adore this thread at the local teabaggers’ Google Group.  It starts out with Tea Party group “leader” Allen Coniglio noting how communard Obama is, and wonders why black people still support him.

E-mail TemplateThis is so insane. Blacks are backing obama for no other reason than that he is black. Isn’t that racism? How could anyone with any consciousness look at what that guy is doing to this country and still support him? It is shameful and virtually treasonous to give your vote and support to a guy whose only desire is to turn the US into a communist nation, ironically, just at the time that China and Cuba are abandoning communism because they have realized that it doesn’t work.


They may be abandoning communism, but they’re still deep into the whole “totalitarian dictatorship” thing.  I wonder if capitalism is more important to them than democracy.

Later down the thread, “David” responds with this gem:

At the risk of being labeled racist (anyone who comments on an article  such as this is at risk of being labeled a racist), I believe that it is NOT just his skin color that causes A/A’s to continue to back  Obama.  I believe it is because, in our frequently wrongheaded  attempts to compensate for the years when we had slavery, we have  created a subculture of government dependency within the A/A  community.  Starting with the “Great Society,”  A/A’s have been given preference in hiring, allowed to file baseless discrimination charges  against employers, making it less and less likely that they will find employment, herded into population centers in the inner city, and put on government-funding IV’s.  Now we have a crime-ridden inner cities teeming with single-parent, low educated and/or unskilled people, who  resent the fact that their personal dignity has been sacrificed on the altar of “equality.”  I say, give A/A’s their dignity back.  Cut off the government teat.  Show them the respect that they deserve as human beings. They actually are as smart as people of different skin color, and can make it on their own if the crutches are removed.

I’ll let that speak for itself.

16 Responses to “All About Being Deficit Hawks”

  1. Jesse October 7, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    I find it pretty sad that the catalyst for the “tea bag” patriots – that is, support of Ron Paul for President and based on a platform of CUTTING SPENDING (complaining about “the deficit” is a canard) and GETTING THE FUCK OUT OF IRAQ/AFG – has been so completely misunderstood / coopted / butchered by the “OMG A BLACK GUY COMMIE!” idiot right-wing wannabe power players in WNY.

    It’s embarrassing.

  2. Mike October 7, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Like Carl Paladino — just let them talk and talk and talk and they’ll do themselves in.

  3. Mike in WNY October 7, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    Jessie, other than a huge federal deficit, what exactly has the “Great Society” and all of its social programs accomplished or improved?

  4. Mike October 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Is it just assumed that yet another government program is the answer to dependency or broken homes? Any answer other than that is evidently out of bounds.

  5. Hank October 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    One of the fav retorts by my fellow deputies who were black to black inmates
    “DO NOT USE YOUR COLOR FOR A CRUTCH”. I didn’t say it….But the black officers did. The “Great Society” turned out to be “Massa Johnson’s Plantation”. Give the black folks “JUST ENOUGH” to sustain themselves and offer no gateway or path to get off the plantation. I know families who either work is an allergy that has persisted through 4 generations, or they don’t mind not having much, so long as they don’t have to work and they can stay on the plantation.

    That’s what is depressing and sad. And now black ministers, even in Buffalo, are seeing that nothing is going to improve for black folks so long as Massa Government will allow the plantation to continue. There’s no impetus to get off one’s ass and LOOK for a job. Welfare has progressed from a thing to be ashamed of taking, as it was in the 30’s when both my parent’s families were “on relief”, to an acceptable total lifestyle.
    Democrats use it as a crutch to keep blacks voting Democrat “THOSE REPUBLICANS WILL THROW YOU OFF WELFARE”. Just vote democrat, and the gravy train will continue to chug along.
    I read some of what is on Reform NYS, can’t say I agree with even most of it. But sometimes, just like here, the analysis is spot on.

  6. Jesse October 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Mike: If you’re going to reduce the size and scope of government you focus on that – the SPENDING – which matters regardless of how much revenue the dipshits are taking from us. Hint: look at the record for federal revenue over the last decade, and ask yourself “If we’ve brought in so much more money, how is it possible that deficits are so high?”

    You don’t waste all our time with st00pid shit like birth certificates and comparisons of Americans who think they’re doing the right thing (and just happen to be wrong, of course!) to old German dictators. All you get with that is a “haw haw!” and a slap on the back from your degenerate drinking buddies.

  7. mike October 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    tongue in cheek I ask: why are we supporting the biggest social welfare program of all — public schools.

    Let those families fend for themselves! You want to have three kids you pay $50k per year or homeschool them.
    This is Socialism, I say, Socialism!

    Grandparents on medicade? no fair!!! Out on the street with them. It’s my money. mine mine mine mine. me. me. me

    Now leave me alone — smile

  8. Gabe October 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Yeah, the Tea Party started off as a quaint little Libertarian movement that was decidedly not-that-crazy until the big money interests deployed their hired astroturfers. They hijacked the movement and twisted its agenda to appeal to millions of scared, pissed-off, xenophobic, under-cultured white people and standard-issue social conservatives.

    Rupert Murdoch could reign in this mess with a single phonecall if he wanted to. He and a few of his billionaire comrades are likely seeing how far they can take this. I’m guessing the aim is to use this “movement” to get a R majority in congress and an R in the whitehouse in 2012. If these goals are achieved, we’ll likely see the Tea Party fade quietly into the night.

  9. Jon Splett October 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Sometimes I say to myself, “You need to stop dehumanizing these tea baggers into caricatures of trashy, ignorant racists bent on spreading trailer park politics to the masses. They aren’t all this willfully ignorant and they’re real people with real concerns.”

    Then I read the things like this and I just can’t do it.

    The most ignorant voting block in the United States is now controlling the political dialog in this country right now. Even the Paladino/O’Donnel/Palin’s of the world lose every election they run in, we’re still screwed. We’re all witnessing the ‘Rise of the Idiots’ in American politics and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.

  10. Mike in WNY October 8, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Jesse, I was hoping for an answer instead of a ridiculous rant about birth certificates and Hitler. Perhaps I should rephrase my question. The social programs resultant from the “Great Society” have been increasing in cost at a tremendous rate since their inception. The results have not even been close to the intent. What do you propose we do about that?

  11. Max October 8, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    It continues to amaze me how the T-Bagger’s continuing precoccupation with the evils of government has provided cover for the ongoing quiet accumulation of power by the corporate and financial classes. The Citizens United decison and the public underwriting of Wall Street’s losses and associated privatization of gains are just a few recent examples. Add to that mix the lack of substantive campiagn finance reform and a compliant media, there’s little surprise why these misdirected buffoons get so much attention.

  12. Mike In WNY October 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    t continues to amaze me how the T-Bagger’s continuing precoccupation with the evils of government has provided cover for the ongoing quiet accumulation of power by the corporate and financial classes.

    The responsibility lies with Democrats and Republicans, nice try though.

    The corporate bailouts, aka stimulus, helped jump start the Tea Party movement.

    • Alan Bedenko October 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

      TARP wasn’t the stimulus. Glad I could help.

  13. Jon Splett October 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    You mean how corporate donor FOX jumped started Tea Party by funding rallies?

  14. Charles O'Connor October 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Since everything’s going so well around this two-bit backwater after two generations of liberal Democrat rule in Western New York (Jimmy Griffin was a Democrat), you might as well use a sexual slur (“teabaggers”) to further your argument. The pitiful economic condition of Buffalo must be someone else’s fault. Maybe it’s Chris Collins’ fault.

    • Alan Bedenko October 14, 2010 at 7:02 am #

      Maybe it’s your fault.

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