Success needs no excuse

Mike Lupica via Legal Insurrection:

The silent issue that could doom President Obama in 2012 election

There will be so many things to talk about with Obama vs. Romney from here to November, but the one that nobody will want to talk about very much in polite society, even in what has a chance to be the meanest presidential campaign for all times, is race.

It works against the President this time, in a big way.

Last time, there were just weren’t enough reasons for enough white voters to vote against the black guy, as much as they wanted to. This time there are plenty.

Mr. Lupica actually believes that there were racist white people who voted for Obama four years ago:

When it was over four years ago, even people who didn’t want to vote for a black presidential candidate — but did in the end — congratulated themselves on America finally putting a black man in the White House.

See? Even if you voted for Obama last time that isn’t proof you aren’t a racist.

To agree with Mr. Lupica you have to believe that not only is there still racism in this country (there is) but it is widespread and very common among the white community. But even though we’re racist (I’m white too) we’re so ashamed of it that we keep it hidden from each other.

Mr. Lupica also believes that Obama is objectively successful and correct in his policies. That means the default position should be supporting Obama. No reasonable person could possibly think otherwise. Anyone who doesn’t support Obama is being unreasonable, i.e., racist.

This is really tinfoil hat territory. Lupica envisions a vast conspiracy so secret that the conspirators don’t even know about it.

The race card is an excuse for failure. Success needs no excuse.

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50 Responses to Success needs no excuse

  1. Oswald says:

    What’s gonna happen when Obama loses?


    • yttik says:

      No, because the vast majority of race obsessed Obots are white people. Black folks are like anybody else, they think the economy sucks and they’re ready for change, (with the added twist of quite a few being upset about Obama’s alleged support of gay marriage.)

      In order for black people to riot, Obama would have had to have actually done something for them that would make rioting worth the time and effort. So far the only thing the race card has been good for is relieving white liberal guilt.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Nothing came after the Wisconsin recall and they were certainly trying to rally the union and occupy troops. Hopefully, that’s a good sign there will be no riots in November either 🙂

  2. WMCB says:

    If the default position is “No matter what you do, you are racist”, then I guess I’ll just do whatever the fuck I want.

    The sky is blue, we’re all racists. Whatever.

  3. indigogrrl1 says:

    ….so its NOT racist to vote for the black guy just because he’s black?

    they are twisting themselves into pretzels.

  4. angienc says:

    To agree with Mr. Lupica you have to believe that not only is there still racism in this country (there is) but it is widespread and very common among the white community. But even though we’re racist (I’m white too) we’re so ashamed of it that we keep it hidden from each other.

    Well, there is an entire legal doctrine called Critical Race Theory & an entire religious doctrine based on it called Black Liberation Theology, the basic premise of which is that white people are inherently racist and nothing — nothing — they can do can make them *not* racist because of the white privilege to which they are born and which — how did the Derrick Bell law review article put it? — they “carry around like magical backpacks that cannot be taken off.” (Sorry, Soledad O’Brien, it’s true no matter how many times you read the wiki definitions). In fact, when whites attempt to assist blacks in things like civil rights, etc. it is not because they aren’t racist themselves, it is only to make themselves look good — kind of like a person who gives to charity not out of a good heart, but to brag to their peers to *show* how good they are. (IOW, we are all the fat, rich man who gives a lot of money — although a mere pittance to him — to the church in a big show, with his name engraved on the altar, etc and not the little old widow who gives her only penny — everything she has — quietly, if you are familiar with that fable). Naturally, the same would apply to the whites who voted for Obama in 2008.

    So, while Mr. Lupica (what is that, an Italian or Spanish last name? I don’t know the guy from Adam, but I’d bet he’s white, or at least white Hispanic) thinks he’s come up with some novel theory here, he actually hasn’t. He’s based his conclusions on Critical Race Theory/Black Liberation Theology, whether he realizes it or not. And if he is white, the same applies to him, too.

    • WMCB says:

      People often forget that in Animal Farm, which the left so loves to quote, the pigs were initially the oppressed. There is no law and nothing in human nature to indicate that being in a once-oppressed group gives you a forever pass from assholery.

      I could give a shit if Obama or Derrick Bell are black, or 50% black. They are 100% assholes.

    • myiq2xu says:

      So, while Mr. Lupica (what is that, an Italian or Spanish last name? I don’t know the guy from Adam, but I’d bet he’s white, or at least white Hispanic)


  5. myiq2xu says:

    An Imperial Valley water agency director has been arrested after he was allegedly caught on video beating his stepson over a game of catch.

    The video shows a man playing a game of catch with his young stepson. The boy drops the ball, and that’s when the man, identified by authorities as Anthony Sanchez, begins whipping him with a belt.

    Neighbor Oscar Lopez shot the video Wednesday morning from inside his home. After a minute, Lopez can be heard on the tape telling Sanchez to stop.

    “I’m a [expletive] father too,” Lopez says.

    Lopez posted the video on Facebook and YouTube before turning it in to authorities on Thursday.

    What a cockroach

    • WMCB says:

      Crap like that makes me miss the days when the law only got involved AFTER the neighbors beat the shit out of you. And none of the neighbors got charged – nobody saw nothin’.

      • DandyTiger says:

        I don’t know nothin.

        • WMCB says:

          I didn’t see it, I didn’t hear it, and I have no idea how he got all those bruises, officer. Maybe he fell. My neighbors Joe and Mark? No, I will swear on a stack of Bibles they never left the house.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    I’m voting against Obama because he’s the worst fucking president in my lifetime. And he and his crony backers have destroyed the Democratic party and liberalism. He and his backers can rot in hell.

    But, if you give me the secret message and secret handshake, I’ll tell you the real reason. /s

    • angienc says:


      I don’t give a damn if the GOP puts Mickey Mouse on the ticket, I’m not voting for a Dem on a national ticket until Obama & his cronies (including Markos & the other so-called “progressive” thugs) are purged from the party. They are the ones who took it over & ruined it with their worship of Plastic Jesus & they are the ones who dance around acting like Obama is handing out chocolate bars & hand jobs while he makes habeas corpus disappear & kills American citizens as well as countless other innocent bystanders with drones — I will *not* pretend the Dems are the “lesser of two evils” because as long as they are in control, they are NOT.

      Local elections, I’m voting female OR GOP (if no woman on either side — if both sides run a female candidate, I vote against the Dems).

      They don’t want my vote — they made that clear when they disregarded it (as well as 8 million others) on May 31, 2008 — fuck them all & the horse they rode in on.

      As far as them thinking I’m a r@cist — you know what? I’m cool with that.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Honk right back atcha. The new Dem party must be turned to ash before it can be reborn, or a new part can be born. Right now they are corrupt and rotten to the core. The Repubs aren’t great and are corrupt too (e.g, see how they treat Palin), so there turn may be next. But right now, it’s the Dems turn. Fuck them and their little dogs too.

  7. WMCB says:

    Paul Begala has gone full-on batshit crazy. Here’s his advice to liberals after the trouncing in WI:

    Go Ugly Early. Negative ads saved Scott Walker’s job. His campaign and its allies blasted labor unions and his opponent.

    Oh, BULLSHIT, Paul. Who “went ugly early”? Who occupied the Statehouse and screamed “shame” and defiled the grounds and trashed the place with grafitti and chanted and carried signs that Walker was fucking Hitler? Who attacked reporters, dumped beer on elected WI representatives, and fled the state to prevent a duly elected govt from functioning? Who “took possesion of” and wandered the halls of the Capitol screaming and pounding on legislators doors?

    They began in the gutter and wound up in the sewer—even shamefully implying Barrett was somehow responsible for a Milwaukee 2-year-old who had been beaten while Barrett was the city’s mayor.

    You are full of shit, Paul, and you lie. That ad did not accuse Barret of any such thing. Barret was trumpeting a reduction in violent crime while he was Milwaukee’s mayor. It turns out he was fudging the statistics by reclassifying obviously violent crimes as “non-violent”. He had fucking classified that little girl’s beating as non-violent. The ad was about his LIE and deception over the crime statistics. NO ONE even hinted that he was responsible for the crime itself.

    And Walker’s allies were little better. One ad by a Tea Party group attacked “labor-union mobs,” as if the peaceful labor protests of 2012 were somehow different from the spirited but peaceful Tea Party protests of 2010.

    Yes, because the WI protests looked just like those teaparty ones. HITLER HITLER HITLER NAZI NAZI SUCKS KOCH!!!!! I remember when it cost fucking millions to repair and clean up the damage done to the sites of the teaparty rallies. At which there were ZERO arrests, and barely any police presence needed. A couple of MILLION of them gathered in DC, and there were no incidents, and the place was cleaner when they left than it was when they got there.

    The WI protestors, like OWS, were rejected because they showed a very very ugly face to the nation with their spittle flecked public hate-filled tantrum. They had none of the dignity of the civil rights marches. They didn’t stoicly ask for justice, they squatted and screamed “You owe me, you Nazi!”

    And your advice to them is to go uglier, sooner? Have at it. Please do. Double down. Intimidate harder. Paint your political opponents as something worse than the insane mass-murderer who gassed several miillion Jews. That’s a great idea. The American public obviously responds really well to bullies with bullhorns and bongos having paroxysms of hate directed at a seemingly nice man who is THE DEVIL INCARNATE WHO EATS PUPPIES AND DRIPS BLOOD!!!!

    • WMCB says:

      Here’s your “peaceful protest” Paul. Just like the teaparty.

    • WMCB says:

      Here’s lots more, Paul. Look at the little angels, bravely sitting and singing spirituals while under that firehose:

    • WMCB says:

      Sorry for so much ranting, but I am sick and fucking tired of these pricks rewriting history and lying out their ass.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Which begs the question – why isn’t the truth good enough?

        • DandyTiger says:

          Oh, I know this one. Because they’re too stupid to understand the truth. So you have to shit on them instead.

        • WMCB says:

          Because if they told the truth, they’d never get elected again. This is not the Democratic Party I knew. These people don’t want govt to function well and do some good. They want POWER. Period.

          I look at the WI crowd, and the OWS crowd, and I would not care if I agreed with them on every policy issue. I never, NEVER want those unhinged people or those who support them in charge of so much as dogcatcher. EVER. They are hate-filled lunatics. I’ll put a sane person with whom I disagree on just about everything in office before I’d let that mob get within a mile of power.

          And I seriously doubt that I am the only person who feels that way.

        • DandyTiger says:

          I think what you’re you’re seeing with OWS and the new Dems is fanatical religious devotion. They mindlessly are following a made up person and a made up ideology and a made up movement and want to destroy all the gold and burn all the books.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Honk x 1M!! Great rant. And spot on. What a fucking ass Paul has become. I too hope they take his advice. 🙂

    • angienc says:

      To paraphrase Iowahawk: I was worried there for a second the Dems might have learned something from WI. Phew.

    • angienc says:

      Here’s a nice little rejoinder to Belega. I don’t agree with every point on policy, but his take on the WI progs is good (not as good as WMCB’s, but you can’t expect that).

      Mmmm, prog tears — I especially love how when they hit the ground they sizzle & dissipate in little puffs of sulfur.

      • WMCB says:

        That’s very good.

        Most won’t learn the lesson. They’ll just chant louder and drum circle harder next time. But some may wise up and realize their neighbors who voted for Walker aren’t the devil and fiscal sanity isn’t the moral equivalent of the holocaust. And they’ll begin to question whether the lies they’ve taken out massive student loans out to be spoon-fed actually are engraved on Mt. Sinai.


        And to those protesters/union goons/radical anti-American Leftists who learned nothing, I have this to say: You spent the last six months with a small group of bussed-in, like-minded drones chanting “THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!” Putting aside the fact that we’re a representative republic – not a democracy — and ignoring that you should sue whoever educated you for malpractice, the humiliating loss you suffered on Tuesday is, in fact, what democracy looks like. You can’t spend all that time demanding “the people’s voice be heard” then plug your ears and scream “la la la” when they speak.

        I believe in a lot of liberal policies. But underlying it all, the most LIBERAL thing that I believe, that is the bedrock of everything else, is that I believe in our constitutional, limited, representative democratic republic.

        The test for what one really believes is this: “If you could have every single policy you wanted, but the only way you could achieve it was by force, by discounting and denying and eliminating by hook or crook the votes and voices of those who disagree, would you do it?”

        If your answer to that question is yes, then I am your implacable enemy, and you are no Liberal.

      • myiq2xu says:

        You almost have to feel bad for the young progressives in Wisconsin. They really believed their own press. These children of the unearned high-self-esteem culture never before had truly confronted reality. They’d spent their lives with their psyche encased in bubble wrap and covered in participation ribbons. The notion they might not get what they want simply because they want it was as foreign to them as personal responsibility is to President Obama. Not anymore.

        They’ve now been confronted with the fact you don’t get what you want by simply demanding it – that refusing to shower, acting obnoxious, chanting and drum circling as if these things matter do not amount to a campaign strategy.

        They remind me of alcoholics who say “Everybody I know drinks.” Yeah, but that’s because all your friends are alcoholics like you. There is a whole world out there filled with people who have different points of view.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Another righteous rant! You’re on a roll lately. But yes, I agree, I hope they keep this strategy up. Throwing a hissy has worked so well for them these last few years.

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Very interesting article:

    It turns out women are our new lead adopters. When you look at internet usage, it turns out women in Western countries use the internet 17 percent more every month than their male counterparts. Women are more likely to be using the mobile phones they own, they spend more time talking on them, they spend more time using location-based services. But they also spend more time sending text messages. Women are the fastest growing and largest users on Skype, and that’s mostly younger women. Women are the fastest category and biggest users on every social networking site with the exception of LinkedIn. Women are the vast majority owners of all internet enabled devices–readers, healthcare devices, GPS–that whole bundle of technology is mostly owned by women.

    …categories where women are leading tech adoption:

    Internet usage
    Mobile phone voice usage
    Mobile phone location-based services
    Text messaging
    Every social networking site aside from LinkedIn
    All Internet-enabled devices
    Health-care devices

    • DandyTiger says:

      Sorry guys, but the tech industry just isn’t that into you any more. Actually the article talks about how out of touch much of tech industry marketing is because it’s still back in adolescent boy world and still thinks that’s the audience. Reminds me of Obots and Nutroots and the new Dem party.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        “Brogramming culture” has been getting pushback like I haven’t seen before all year long so far. It’s good to see, because the stats in Silicon Valley are an embarrassment.

        • DandyTiger says:

          My first silicon valley start up experience was with a male/female engineering ratio of nearly 1:1. Imagine my surprise when I found out years later that it was very untypical.

  9. threewickets says:

    Lupica lol. Used to read him in the sports pages.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Manny Pacquiao wuz robbed

  11. myiq2xu says:

    Mark Steyn:

    So far this year, President Obama has been to three times as many fundraisers as President Bush had attended by this point in the 2004 campaign. This is what the New York Post calls his “torrid pace,” although judging from those remarks in California he’s about as torrid as an overworked gigolo staggering punchily through the last mambo of the evening. According to Brendan J. Doherty’s forthcoming book The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign, Obama has held more fundraisers than the previous five presidents’ reelection campaigns combined.

    This is all he does now. But hey, unlike those inbred monarchies with their dukes and marquesses and whatnot, at least he gets out among the masses. Why, in a typical week, you’ll find him at a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home in Los Angeles with Barbra Streisand and Salma Hayek. These are people who are in touch with the needs of ordinary Americans because they have played ordinary Americans in several of their movies. And then only four days later the president was in New York for a fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, the only man on the planet whose evolution on gayness took longer than Obama’s. It’s true that moneyed celebrities in, say, Pocatello or Tuscaloosa have not been able to tempt the president to hold a lavish fundraiser in Idaho or Alabama, but he does fly over them once in a while. Why, only a week ago, he was on Air Force One accompanied by Jon Bon Jovi en route to a fundraiser called Barack on Broadway.

  12. Pips says:

    But hey, unlike those inbred monarchies with their dukes and marquesses and whatnot, at least he gets out among the masses.

    Lol, and yet members of those ‘inbred monarchies’ gets out among ‘the masses’ – and seems much more comfortable doing so – a whole lot more than Obama.

    Living in one of those monarchies, I recently passed the crownprince out strolling with his 1-year old twins and exchanged a few words with him. No security in sight. Earlier I’ve met his wife the crownprincess out running with a single security guy following her … lazily paddling on a bike. 😉

    They also don’t travel with double-digit-vehicle motorcades. Although that doesn’t prevent them from still travelling in style. 😉

  13. gxm17 says:

    I’m so damn tired of the white guilt-mongers. The constant whinging is ridiculous. It should be funny that they whine about racism when Obama was raised in the “white privilege” they so despise. But maybe it’s their way of projecting their own narcissism by feeling sorry (for themselves) and superior all at the same time. Gawd, their egos must need their own zip code.

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