Monday, April 14, 2008

You've got to be kidding me.

In 1991, Bill Clinton said this

You know, he [Bush] wants to divide us over race. I'm from the South. I understand this. This quota deal they're gonna pull in the next election is the same old scam they've been pulling on us for decade after decade after decade. When their economic policies fail, when the country's coming apart rather than coming together, what do they do? They find the most economically insecure white men and scare the living daylights out of them. They know if they can keep us looking at each other across a racial divide, if I can look at Bobby Rush and think, Bobby wants my job, my promotion, then neither of us can look at George Bush and say, 'What happened to everybody's job? What happened to everybody's income? What ... have ... you ... done ... to ... our ... country?'"

Recently Barack Obama said this

Here's how it is: in a lot of these communities in big industrial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, people have been beaten down so long, and they feel so betrayed by government, and when they hear a pitch that is premised on not being cynical about government, then a part of them just doesn't buy it. And when it's delivered by -- it's true that when it's delivered by a 46-year-old black man named Barack Obama (laugher), then that adds another layer of skepticism (laughter). [...]

But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Two thoughts from this Lunatic.

1. Bill and Hillary worship the devil.

2. I hate the mainstream media.

(Hat tip over here.)


WNG said...

As to your thoughts:
1. No doubt.
2. Amen.

I've got a new pic of Billy Boy on my sidebar that I got from SCAN. Good stuuf, feel free to steal it :)

Danielle said...

Amen! All I can do is shake my head Big Man. I don't know what else to say.

Anonymous said...


slag said...

I miss the days when I liked Bill Clinton. I can't wait till this is over and he goes back to saying smart things again.

WNG said...

me too slag, me too!

Truthiz said...

"Two thoughts from this Lunatic.

1. Bill and Hillary worship the devil.

2. I hate the mainstream media."

LOL!_I absolutely AGREE on both counts...and with that said, drinks are on me Big Man!

Deacon Blue said...

You know, Big Man, when I started my career in journalism, at first I was sad that I ended up in the trade press rather than mainstream media. The more I see what mainstream media has become, and when I hear you share some of your stories of the crime beat...boy am I ever glad I ended up in the trade press instead. All I can say is, hang in there (both as you work the beat and watch the media reports in general.)

Oh, and Bill and Hillary don't worship the devil, Big Man.

He worships them. ;-)

Timi said...

I swear to God that Hillary would swallow baby bunnies whole. The woman is EVIL!!!!

Raving Black Lunatic