Monday, June 08, 2009

Obamessiah Suck-Up of the Day

Two Fridays ago, New York Times White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg appeared on the John Harwood/Norah O'Donnell-hosted "New York Times Special Edition on MSNBC" show. About 20 minutes in, the talk turned to Republican opponents of the Sonia Sotomayor nomination (emphasis added):
Host Norah O'Donnell: "Sheryl, what about that? I mean it's no surprise that Rush Limbaugh is a huge critic of this president. But using words first, like she's a racist or a reverse racist, and now today essentially comparing her nomination to that of comparing, to nominating, David Duke to the Supreme Court. This extreme view, and sometimes, you know, can be helpful to the opposition. But when Rush Limbaugh is now someone that no one in the Republican Party will publicly denounce, how difficult does it make it for the Republicans?"

White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Well I think it does make it hard. But I also think it's important to note that the people who actually will vote on her nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee, have so far distanced themselves. We saw Orrin Hatch saying the other day, I disagree, I don't think she's a racist, he was disagreeing with Newt Gingrich, who called her a reverse racist. And also I think that it's important to note that this comes in the broader context of race relations in this country, with an African-American president trying to bring people together, now we're seeing those old ugly culture and race wars bubble up, and it'll be interesting to see if President Obama himself can kind of tamp that down."
Got that? Those complaining about racial-motivated Supreme Court appointments are not just racists, they're stopping the One's teaching the world to sing Om mani padme hum, which otherwise is uniting all in perfect progressive harmony.

Next up--levitating the Pentagon.

(via TimesWatch)


Assistant Village Idiot said...

yeah, an African-American president trying to bring people together...exactly what I was going to say.

OBloodyHell said...

> African-American president trying to bring people together...exactly what I was going to say.

It could happen. Unfortunately, The One is not The One, as far as this goes.

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

Face it, people. Liberals see things in terms of race, ethnicity, and group divisiveness; this lib worldview has been mainstream for decades now. They've worked hard at "advancing" the lot of women and blacks; now comes Hispanics, next comes Muslims. (Welcome to "Camp of the Saints".)

All minority groups (except Asians, curiously) are -by definition- oppressed by the white majority. Any policies or practices whose purpose is to thwart the instinctual, inborn racism and greed of whites is -again by definition- absolutely and forever excluded from being termed racism.

Don't you mo-fo's have a clue YET? The future is here- and it doesn't include you.