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(Washington Post)   George Will has bought a ticket on the White Guilt Express. First stop Bigot-town, WOOOO WOOO   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 217
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2012-10-02 12:02:27 PM  
 
2012-10-02 12:07:01 PM  
That's racist.

For real.
 
2012-10-02 12:09:25 PM  
Any person that uses the phrase "white guilt" unironically deserves a cockpunch.
 
2012-10-02 12:10:51 PM  
Obama's administration is in shambles

lol
 
2012-10-02 12:11:22 PM  
Results in reality aren't matching our assumptions... Americans must be afraid to fire a black guy.
 
Jesus Christ, George.
 
2012-10-02 12:12:23 PM  
I do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be that while people don't think we have improved much, they don't blame Obama for the economic troubles. Polls done every month still show that a majority of Americans blame George Bush for the financial crisis, and rightly so. While Obama arguably, as I have done plenty of times, could have done much more, he has still tried to fix things, and people recognize that. Presented with a credible alternative, this could easily be overwhelmed. Of course, Romney is so far from credible that this simply isn't happening.

Of course, to recognize any of this, George Will would have to pull his head out of his ass, and it's really stuck up there, so that isn't happening.
 
2012-10-02 12:12:54 PM  
I also love that he cites durrable goods.  DURRABLE GOODS MAN! How can you ignore this damning argument about durrable goods!!?
 
2012-10-02 12:15:18 PM  
I feel increasingly sorry for George Will. He's obviously intelligent, but his party loyalty is forcing him to embrace (if tepidly) the most irrational nonsense. It's too bad that he can't see past the (D) next to Obama's name to realize that the president is actually a traditional conservative. It's also too bad that the GOP has turned the word "conservative" into a synonym for "lunatic."
 
2012-10-02 12:17:04 PM  

FloydA: I feel increasingly sorry for George Will. He's obviously intelligent, but his party loyalty is forcing him to embrace (if tepidly) the most irrational nonsense. It's too bad that he can't see past the (D) next to Obama's name to realize that the president is actually a traditional conservative. It's also too bad that the GOP has turned the word "conservative" into a synonym for "lunatic."



The republican punditry has basically devolved into a forum for politicl fan fiction.  Even the most intellegent ones are applying logical arguments to fictional circumstances. 
 
2012-10-02 12:17:22 PM  
Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

www.washingtonpost.com

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.
 
2012-10-02 12:18:54 PM  

GAT_00: I do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be that while people don't think we have improved much, they don't blame Obama for the economic troubles. Polls done every month still show that a majority of Americans blame George Bush for the financial crisis, and rightly so. While Obama arguably, as I have done plenty of times, could have done much more, he has still tried to fix things, and people recognize that. Presented with a credible alternative, this could easily be overwhelmed. Of course, Romney is so far from credible that this simply isn't happening.

Of course, to recognize any of this, George Will would have to pull his head out of his ass, and it's really stuck up there, so that isn't happening.


But at least he managed to wedge a baseball metaphor into it.
 
2012-10-02 12:19:23 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


I have. no. Idea.
 
2012-10-02 12:21:17 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Well, the box says Obama Polls, and there's a caricature of Obama in the box with a guy in a straight jacket.

I'm guessing it's part of the "skewed polls" narrative that the GOP is creating as an excuse as to why they're losing because they're incapable of accepting reality.
 
2012-10-02 12:23:08 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Link
 
2012-10-02 12:25:48 PM  
Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him

Like most Republicans, George Will has forgotten who Obama was running against in 2008.

Here's a reminder:

admin.fridayfunfacts.com
 
2012-10-02 12:27:26 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


It's the economy, stupid.
 
2012-10-02 12:38:08 PM  
*blink*

Wow. That was racist.
 
2012-10-02 12:45:55 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


His assistant had tusks so I think that means it was a trap all along? Obama was carefully and insidiously lead into the trap of most Americans wanting him to have a 2nd term.
 
2012-10-02 12:46:38 PM  
That nearly 25 percent - the highest in three decades - of Americans between ages 25 and 55 are unemployed.

*clicks on linked citation*




OPINION
September 28, 2012, 6:31 p.m. ET

Data released this week by the Commerce Department waved bright red recession flags-orders for durable goods fell 13.2% in August and inflation-adjusted personal income fell 0.3%. President Obama is asking for more time to allow the lackluster recovery to pick up steam. His plan is to move the economy "forward" by keeping the current policy framework in place and adding higher tax rates on income and capital gains. But the new Commerce Department numbers, combined with his stay-the-course approach, point to recession in 2013.

This administration's economic policy is built on deficit spending, government control over the economy and dependence ...


And... that's it. That's the entire citation under "nearly 25 percent."
 
2012-10-02 12:50:44 PM  
We should vote against Obama just to prove we are not racist -- But it was wrong to elect Obama just to prove we were not racist. -- GOT IT!
 
2012-10-02 12:51:16 PM  

mrshowrules: Obama was carefully and insidiously lead into the trap of most Americans wanting him to have a 2nd term.


EXCEPT THAT'S FALSE AND DURTHERMORE,
 
2012-10-02 12:53:43 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


I'll take a stab at interpretation.
Y'see... Obama is like an escape artist, pulling off a win despite seemingly insurmountable odds. And like a sideshow magic act, he can only do it if his lovely assistant rigs the game for him, doesn't put the chains on too tight. In Obama's magic act, his lovely assistants are the skewed polls.
BUT! This time,meh didn't notice that his usual assistant had been replace by one with tusks... AN ELEPHANT! That's right, the Republican elephant made sure he couldn't use his trickery of skewed polling to escape this time!
 
2012-10-02 12:59:36 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Aarontology: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

Well, the box says Obama Polls, and there's a caricature of Obama in the box with a guy in a straight jacket.

I'm guessing it's part of the "skewed polls" narrative that the GOP is creating as an excuse as to why they're losing because they're incapable of accepting reality.


Obama hanging upside down in the straightjacket is an allusion to him being an escape artist, I think

The box represents his polls - which is only apparent because it's actually written there - which I guess are wither "underwater" or "sinking". Or perhaps the hook shows us that he is being hauled out of the water?

The "assistant had tusks" is an allusion to the Republican party, which is only clear because of the smaller corner comment about the big trunk

So Obama was confident in his ability to escape from his position in the polls, until he noticed that his so-called "assistant" was actually his ancient nemesis, the Republicans, who are going to put him in a big trunk from which he won't be able to escape.

It makes perfect sense if you're a wingnut.
 
2012-10-02 01:00:41 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Obama is in chains. Like Houdini. He needs help getting out of his chains. He notices his assistant has tusks. What animal has tusks? An elephant. In the US, what is usually associated with elephants? The Republican Party. Hence, the GOP is helping Obama win the election this year; he's not doing it on his own.
 
2012-10-02 01:01:04 PM  
Damn.  I used to be a fan of George... even when I didn't agree with him.  But he's been sucked into the vortex that all right-leaning commentators seem to be forced into.  Ugh.
 
At least he uses really big words.
 
2012-10-02 01:05:31 PM  

downstairs: Damn.  I used to be a fan of George... even when I didn't agree with him.  But he's been sucked into the vortex that all right-leaning commentators seem to be forced into.  Ugh.
 
At least he uses really big words.


They all represent the same central failing:

Rather than commit apostasy, they just start lying. It's a very quick and clear sign of intellectual cowardice, lack of integrity and moral bankruptcy.

And to avoid it all he has to say is "This group of people who I formerly supported no longer represent my beliefs".
 
2012-10-02 01:07:15 PM  

James!: I also love that he cites durrable goods.  DURRABLE GOODS MAN! How can you ignore this damning argument about durrable goods!!?


Goods and hurrvices?
 
2012-10-02 01:09:36 PM  
1. White Guilt is an entirely left-wing, liberal phenomena
2. Left-wing liberals (who don't vote third party) traditionally vote Democrat.
3. Democratic voters voting Democrat is not evidence of "White Guilt."
4. If a conservative, black Republican ran for President, and suddenly a bunch of white liberals decided that while they don't agree with any of his policies, but that they "owed it to the black race" to vote for the black candidate, THAT would be White Guilt voting.
5. George, I thought you were smarter than that.
 
2012-10-02 01:09:46 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Obama is stuck in a bubble (his polls) and even if he gets out he's still sunk/underwater?
 
2012-10-02 01:12:32 PM  

Sgt Otter: 1. White Guilt is an entirely left-wing, liberal phenomena
2. Left-wing liberals (who don't vote third party) traditionally vote Democrat.
3. Democratic voters voting Democrat is not evidence of "White Guilt."
4. If a conservative, black Republican ran for President, and suddenly a bunch of white liberals decided that while they don't agree with any of his policies, but that they "owed it to the black race" to vote for the black candidate, THAT would be White Guilt voting.
5. George, I thought you were smarter than that.


It's not about brains.

It's about intellectual courage vs cowardice. He just can't bear to say that the team he's been supporting so long has gone crazy.

He's a weak man. A failed man.
 
2012-10-02 01:15:17 PM  

Sgt Otter: George, I thought you were smarter than that.


Maybe 15 years ago. He hasn't been smart since Bush II took office at least. He's just been another apologist, though one that writes better than the average, since then.
 
2012-10-02 01:15:45 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


something something Libya something terrorist something something I have no idea
 
2012-10-02 01:21:43 PM  

Tigger: downstairs: Damn.  I used to be a fan of George... even when I didn't agree with him.  But he's been sucked into the vortex that all right-leaning commentators seem to be forced into.  Ugh.
 
At least he uses really big words.

They all represent the same central failing:

Rather than commit apostasy, they just start lying. It's a very quick and clear sign of intellectual cowardice, lack of integrity and moral bankruptcy.

And to avoid it all he has to say is "This group of people who I formerly supported no longer represent my beliefs".



Yep.  Sad though that George fell in that vortex.
 
Dude has a friggin' Pulitzer Prize.
 
2012-10-02 01:24:52 PM  
washingtonindependent.com

"LIFE AIN'T NOTHIN BUT B*TCHES AND MONEY"
 
2012-10-02 01:32:36 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


Republicans want to see Obama in chains but not at all in a racist way?
 
2012-10-02 01:40:54 PM  
Obama's administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically.

His administration is in shambles how? Because the economy is slowly improving and Solyndra?
 
2012-10-02 01:41:06 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.



I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


It's an indictment of our religion, not the one we should follow, but the one we've allowed ourselves to be tricked into following.  The tusked assistant obviously represents either Buddha or the Hindu elephant god Lord Ganesha. Now, that takes care of your Eastern religions.  Obama is obviously Jesus because, well, just because so he represents the Western religions. Now in the cartoon, what's happening? We see that we've all been duped by Obama, who is not Jesus, but instead the Antichrist and now we're all trapped in the safe (our own foolishness) and it's imminent falling is representative of our nations ultimate descent into Hell (the water represents flames, the fish, with their pointy fins) represent demons). 
Our only hope is the true American savior and the only way we can escape is by acquiescing to the only one who is capable of leading our nation to that savior. We must follow the Mormon or we are all surely doomed.
 
2012-10-02 01:43:47 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Obama's administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically.

His administration is in shambles how? Because the economy is slowly improving and Solyndra?


Absolutely in shambles. Completely not sheveled.
 
2012-10-02 01:44:50 PM  

sweetmelissa31: His administration is in shambles how?


1. Moochelle ruined school lunches.
2. Eric Holder's high school afro.
3. Honey Boo Boo got a raise.
 
2012-10-02 01:52:56 PM  

vernonFL: sweetmelissa31: His administration is in shambles how?

1. Moochelle ruined school lunches.
2. Eric Holder's high school afro.
3. Honey Boo Boo got a raise.


4. Scott Stapp no longer voting for Obama
 
2012-10-02 01:58:48 PM  

sweetmelissa31: vernonFL: sweetmelissa31: His administration is in shambles how?

1. Moochelle ruined school lunches.
2. Eric Holder's high school afro.
3. Honey Boo Boo got a raise.
4. Scott Stapp no longer voting for Obama


5. Black Panthers running wild
 
2012-10-02 02:00:27 PM  

sweetmelissa31: vernonFL: sweetmelissa31: His administration is in shambles how?

1. Moochelle ruined school lunches.
2. Eric Holder's high school afro.
3. Honey Boo Boo got a raise.

4. Scott Stapp no longer voting for Obama


I'm sure the President is brokenhearted.
 
2012-10-02 02:02:31 PM  
[pries window open, sticks head in]

DAYUM VERN I'M GONNA WHACK YA FER THAT HONEY BOOBOO THING!

[windowframe falls on head] OW!!
 
2012-10-02 02:05:09 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


the thing I can't wrap my head around is this cartoon seems to be implying Obama's good poll numbers are some how taking him down. I mean I often don't get right wing Bizarro world logic but this stuff is real out there.
 
2012-10-02 02:09:32 PM  
This is the same BS the cons have been pushing ever since Obama got the Democrat nomination the first time. Will says the Obama admin is in shambles. How so? Will never bothers to expand on that. It is really killing cons like Will that Obama has had all the success he has and since they have a complete dud for a candidate, this is what they have been reduced to, a bunch of race-baiters.
 
2012-10-02 02:19:34 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.



I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

It's an indictment of our religion, not the one we should follow, but the one we've allowed ourselves to be tricked into following.  The tusked assistant obviously represents either Buddha or the Hindu elephant god Lord Ganesha. Now, that takes care of your Eastern religions.  Obama is obviously Jesus because, well, just because so he represents the Western religions. Now in the cartoon, what's happening? We see that we've all been duped by Obama, who is not Jesus, but instead the Antichrist and now we're all trapped in the safe (our own foolishness) and it's imminent falling is representative of our nations ultimate descent into Hell (the water represents flames, the fish, with their pointy fins) represent demons). 
Our only hope is the true American savior and the only way we can escape is by acquiescing to the only one who is capable of leading our nation to that savior. We must follow the Mormon or we are all surely doomed.



your newsletter, I would like to subscribe to it.
 
2012-10-02 02:44:22 PM  

dogdaze: This is the same BS the cons have been pushing ever since Obama got the Democrat nomination the first time. Will says the Obama admin is in shambles. How so? Will never bothers to expand on that. It is really killing cons like Will that Obama has had all the success he has and since they have a complete dud for a candidate, this is what they have been reduced to, a bunch of race-baiters.


Obama is running an administration and campaign at the same time and doing a farking amazing job IMHO. Romney can't even run just a campaign and get it right.
 
2012-10-02 02:54:29 PM  
"... a sound policy that would subvert the caricature of him as rapacious capitalism embodied."
 
Caricature?
 
2012-10-02 03:34:18 PM  

Forlorne Greene: "... a sound policy that would subvert the caricature of him as rapacious capitalism embodied."
 
Caricature?


I also think they mean rapist capitalism.
 
2012-10-02 03:39:57 PM  
News: Rmoney plays some rope-a-dope

Fark: Rmoney doesn't know that he's the dope.
 
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