the blogosphere says what (political sycophant edition)

Once again the mainstream media has ignored a transformative movement in American politics. As witnessed in this video clip, Gov. Mitt Romney is making serious inroads within the black community. Watch the reaction he gets from these young urban voters. Watch how effortlessly he connects with them. He speaks their language, even referencing a popular minstrel song. Brilliant, if not moving. 

Now imagine John McCain around that same group. First he’d have to turn up his hearing aid. Then he’d start whistling “Oh Susannah” or some other out-of-date tune. And there’s always the chance of a violent flashback.

You’ll never get that from Gov. Romney, who continues to assert himself as the best presidential candidate in many lifetimes. He didn’t serve in the military, but if he had I can assure you Romney wouldn’t have been captured by the enemy. While McCain was grousing in some POW camp, Romney was turning a profit. There’s no better experience for the Oval Office than being a CEO, as George W. Bush continues to demonstrate.

Regarding my original point, I see the governor competing effectively for the black vote. I’m guessing he gets a slight majority over Hillary Clinton, leading to a landslide of epic proportions. Granted, he won’t beat Obama among blacks, but I could see Romney easily getting between 30 and 40 percent in that contest.

It’s becoming clear to citizens in ghettos and country clubs alike: There’s only one man who can lead us, and his name is Mitt Romney.

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somehow he perseveres

BillaryI’d rather not be a Clinton hater, considering the company that group keeps, but quotes like this leave me no choice:

“If [Barack Obama] wins this nomination, I’m going to do what I can to help him become president. After all the mean things they said about me, I can’t believe I’m saying this," Clinton said.

I don’t believe anything you say, buddy. The Clinton victim tour continues as Bill lectures the media and criticizes Obama for negative campaigning. Hey Lonesome, next time you point that stubby finger in judgment of someone else, be sure to look in the mirror.

Bill’s getting it from all corners, including the left.

beauty vs. beast

Scarett_johansson1a_300_400Scarlett Johansson has appeared in two of the decade’s better movies: "Ghost World" and "Lost in Translation." Barbra Streisand starred in "The Main Event" and "Yentl." BabsDespite opposing the war, Scarlett visited the troops in Iraq. Babs lectures the little people on saving energy while relaxing on her Gulfstream. Johnasson supports Obama; guess who Streisand endorsed.

New vs. old. Hope vs. fury. Hot vs. not. Shag vs. hag. Should be an easy choice, no? 

the blogosphere says what (political sycophant edition)

Once again the mainstream media has ignored a transformative movement in American politics. As witnessed in this video clip, Gov. Mitt Romney is making serious inroads within the black community. Watch the reaction he gets from these young urban voters. Watch how effortlessly he connects with them. He speaks their language, even referencing a popular minstrel song. Brilliant, if not moving. 

Now imagine John McCain around that same group. First he’d have to turn up his hearing aid. Then he’d start whistling "Oh Susannah" or some other out-of-date tune. And there’s always the chance of a violent flashback.

You’ll never get that from Gov. Romney, who continues to assert himself as the best presidential candidate in many lifetimes. He didn’t serve in the military, but if he had I can assure you Romney wouldn’t have been captured by the enemy. While McCain was grousing in some POW camp, Romney was turning a profit. There’s no better experience for the Oval Office than being a CEO, as George W. Bush continues to demonstrate.

Regarding my original point, I see the governor competing effectively for the black vote. I’m guessing he gets a slight majority over Hillary Clinton, leading to a landslide of epic proportions. Granted, he won’t beat Obama among blacks, but I could see Romney easily getting between 30 and 40 percent in that contest.

It’s becoming clear to citizens in ghettos and country clubs alike: There’s only one man who can lead us, and his name is Mitt Romney.

(inspired by)

a ringing endorsement

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If you’re opposed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Hugh Hewitt and Tom DeLay, you must be doing something right.

If you’re supported by that same quartet, you must be Mitt Romney.

Cue the surrogates, classy as always:

There’s nothing redeeming about John McCain,” DeLay told Fox News.

While McCain was being tortured in a POW camp, DeLay was squashing cockroaches. He wanted to fight Commies, mind you, but affirmative action stood in the way. No, seriously, that’s what the former exterminator once claimed:

He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself. Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention.

Tale a wild guess who, between McCain and DeLay, is more popular among the conservative base.

*I couldn’t resist this quickie from F*Hugh:

Taking a page from his Michigan strategy, John McCain lets Florida homeowners know he won’t be there for them the next time an Andrew comes ashore.

an actor, not a celebrity

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I typically resist milquetoast obits for people I didn’t know, but Heath Ledger‘s passing deserves a mention. Unlike most other famous personalities who “die too young” (considering her lifestyle, Anna Nicole Smith died right according to schedule), Ledger had talent. He was good at his work.

Minus Ledger’s understated authenticity as Ennis Del Mar, “Brokeback Mountain” would’ve been just another decently told love story. That one role earned him a career’s worth of credibility.

As for his death … I’m familiar with Ledger’s alleged demons; surviving them isn’t about who’s good, but who’s lucky.

a ringing endorsement

DelayIf you’re opposed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Hugh Hewitt and Tom DeLay, you must be doing something right.

If you’re supported by that same quartet, you must be Mitt Romney.

Cue the surrogates, classy as always:

There’s nothing redeeming about John McCain,” DeLay told Fox News.

While McCain was being tortured in a POW camp, DeLay was squashing cockroaches. He wanted to fight Commies, mind you, but affirmative action stood in the way. No, seriously, that’s what the former exterminator once claimed:

He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself. Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention.

Tale a wild guess who, between McCain and DeLay, is more popular among the conservative base.

*I couldn’t resist this quickie from F*Hugh:

Taking a page from his Michigan strategy, John McCain lets Florida homeowners know he won’t be there for them the next time an Andrew comes ashore.

an actor, not a celebrity

LedgerI typically resist milquetoast obits for people I didn’t know, but Heath Ledger‘s passing deserves a mention. Unlike most other famous personalities who "die too young" (considering her lifestyle, Anna Nicole Smith died right according to schedule), Ledger had talent. He was good at his work.

Minus Ledger’s understated authenticity as Ennis Del Mar, "Brokeback Mountain" would’ve been just another decently told love story. That one role earned him a career’s worth of credibility.

As for his death … I’m familiar with Ledger’s alleged demons; surviving them isn’t about who’s good, but who’s lucky.