It ain’t racism if it’s true

Andrea Mitchell’s reaction is priceless:

JOHN SUNUNU: What people saw last night was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are, and how he has failed to even begin to address them. And I think even the liberal press reacted with shock at this revelation, and I find it fascinating, now this morning, after they’ve slept, to watch them all scrambling around to clean up the mess the president left on the floor last night. On the other hand, Mitt Romney came in with a lot of specifics, a lot of very sharp knowledge of issues, not only with the Obama-version of bumper-sticker numbers, but the governor showed that he understand policies and he understand how to make policy into law talking about what he did in Massachusetts.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the president of the United States, lazy?

JOHN SUNUNU: Yes. I think you saw him admit it… he said, you know, ‘they’re making me do this work.’ He didn’t want to prepare for this debate. He’s lazy and disengaged.

When all else fails, play the race card.

Imani Gandy (Angry Black Lady):


Former Governor of New Hampshire and Bush appointee John Sununu appeared on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports and called President Obama lazy.

Yes he did.

And guess what? It’s a dog whistle


I’m already seeing pundits and bloggers using weasel words to describe what is an outright no-bones-about-it racial dogwhistle. Just call it what it is. The “black people are lazy” is a stereotype that dates back to minstrel shows and blackface. It’s fucking racist.

I really need the media to stop mincing words, here. Sununu knew what he was doing. The Romney campaign sent him out to do it (Sununu is one of Romney’s top campaign advisors.) When asked if he meant it, he doubled down. The media needs to call the Romney campaign out.

The Romney campaign is employing racial dogwhistles in this campaign. From “food stamps,” to “handouts,” to Romney’s lies about Obama’s welfare policy, to the ongoing questions about President Obama’s birth certificate, to wingnut demands that President Obama relase his transcripts because they refuse to believe that President Obama attended Harvard and Columbia on his own merit, this campaign is drowning in racism.

Call it what it is, please.

And John? Just say it, dickhead. You know you want to.

I have news for Ms. Gandy – some black people ARE lazy. So are some white people (including me). If you say “Black people are lazy” that is a racist stereotype. If you say “Barack Obama must be lazy because he’s black” that would be a racist stereotype too.

But if you watch Barack Obama for a few years and come to the conclusion that he doesn’t like to work very hard it is NOT racist nor a stereotype to say that he is lazy. Another stereotype about black people is that they are good singers and dancers. Is it a racist stereotype to recognize that Michael Jackson was a great singer and dancer? Of course not.

BARACK OBAMA IS LAZY. He is also arrogant and conceited. He’s a sexist dick too.

But wait! There’s more:

John Sununu is a honey badger. Honey badger don’t give a shit.

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73 Responses to It ain’t racism if it’s true

  1. simofish says:

    I am loving the fallout today !!! Finally — AngieNC is seeing Obama karma bite him in the ass — HARD. Obot heads are exploding.

    We had a debate party and all agreed it was a knock out. Can’t wait for the Biden / Ryan debate. Any guesses how that will turn out?

  2. myiq2xu says:

    If you were wondering what “ni-CLANG” meant:

    It’s the Buffoon Juice way of announcing the playing of the race card.

  3. yttik says:

    Well, if “lazy” offends people we could just go with asleep on the job, careless, sluggish,comatose, disinclined, inattentive, indifferent, slothful, lax….

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Romney and Ryan both spoke at this event. No wonder the crowd’s over 15k and came from several states !

  5. Dear Ms. Gandi –

    Then Obama built the whistle

    So there.

    • Karma says:

      And remember Rep Stephanie Tubbs-Jones telling the State of the Black Union that Obama was threatening black members of Congress for support during the 2008 primary.

      Yittk is right, Obama hates black people. He treats them with contempt every chance he gets.

      • insanelysane says:

        I recall she died suddenly during the 2008 Primary time. She was an avid Hillary supporter.

        Funny dat.
        oops my r@ci$t side o’ me came out.

  6. cj says:

    Of course he’s lazy, who wouldn’t be if they’d been rewarded for doing basically nothing for their entire life. Not the night to show it though:

    Jake Tapper ✔@jaketapper Nielsen: An estimated 67.2 million people watched the debate.

    Brian Stelter ✔@brianstelter FYI, we’re saying the debate “reached more than 70 million” to account for Web streams and out-of-home TV viewers.

  7. HELENK says:

    ruh roh
    backtrack bunch worried about a donation scandal coming out in the next few days

    • angienc says:

      That’s the same way he got all that money in 2008 & the Obama team was able to block the story then. I’ll believe the MSM will publish that story now when I see it.

      • Erica says:

        I remember that too. One day I went to both Hillary and Obama’s websites and tried to make a donation with an out of country address. Guess which website let you do that and which one didn’t?

    • DM says:

      Eric Holder is on top (pushing it down) of that investigation 🙂

      I don’t expect anything to come of it.

  8. yttik says:

    If you call the President lazy that’s like some secret code word that’s going to what, alert racists to the fact that Obama is….black?

    I mean, I know racists can be pretty stupid but after four years I think most of them have already figured it out by now.

    What’s the dog whistle supposed to be for, the extra stupid ones?

  9. myiq2xu says:

    It turns out one of Romney’s “lies” wasn’t a lie:

    • angienc says:

      I swear to God, not one person associated with Team Obama knows shit about taxes or economics.

      I’m not talking about ascribing to different economic theories — I’m saying they can’t even spell Keynesian OR Supply-Side much less make an argument for or against either.

      • leslie says:

        The thing Ms Cutter knows about is Cuttng off people who might dispute her “facts” with the truth. She gets on my last nerve – every time I see her. I mostly want to slap her.

  10. HELENK says:

    off topic

    Agent Nick Ivey was killed on federal land that has enviromental restrictions.
    Twice the house has passed a bill that would change that.
    but it just does not come to the floor in the senate

    thanks harry reid

  11. HELENK says:

    harry reid attacks on romney violation of senate ethics rules

  12. carol haka says:

    Sarah coming up on greta

  13. myiq2xu says:

  14. swanspirit says:

    Obama is an arrogant self absorbed navel gazer . and lazy.

  15. myiq2xu says:

    Via Legal Insurrection:

    They all look like they just ate a big ol bowl of poop.

  16. cj says:

    This is what lazy isn’t:

    Romney’s Playbook
    The goal was to overwhelm the president with liveliness and information

    • votermom says:

      That’s in Mitt’s (& Sarah’s) FP doctrine – if you’re going to attack, use overwhelming force.

    • DM says:

      Obama put out the misinformation about “zingers”. Axelrod is really stupid.

      The goal was to overwhelm the president with liveliness and information, to force him to confront the messy details of his economic and fiscal record.
      “This whole thing about ‘zingers,’ I never even heard that word discussed in debate prep,” Stevens says. “If you go back to the history and look at Governor Romney’s 20 debates, he likes policy, he likes substance, and he likes strong arguments that are based on merits and on differences. He’s never been one for debate tricks and sleight of hand.”

    • britgirls says:

      Yep … that’s what we were witnessing. Obama looked dazed. Romney had him against the ropes the entire time. No wonder he didn’t mention the 47 %. He looked like he was just trying to process WTF was going on.

  17. Underwhelmed says:

    They don’t get it, do they? We will only be post racial (and post feminist, for that matter) when everyone gets to be criticised for their performance, no excuses, no complaining, no claiming unfair unfair when the truth is spoken. And they don’t get that the more they pull this crap, the more they alienate the very people they need to be on their side to get post-racial.

  18. cj says:

    Just saw her on Greta:

    Obamacare summed up in one sentence

  19. OT:

    Fun Facts: 70 million people saw the debate. That’s 33% of the total population, rounded to 300 million. 23% of the total population voted in 2010, or 41% of eligible voters. Assuming all watchers could and are likely to vote, that’s 73% of all likely voters.

    More post-mortem analysis tomorrow at P&L.

    • myiq2xu says:

      That’s more people than voted for Obama last time.

    • DM says:

      From the wikipedia:
      “People under 20 years of age made up over a quarter of the U.S. population (27.3%)”

      I think that if we add those legal residents who cannot vote because they are not yet citizens or have decided to keep their own citizenship, we would need to adjust the 300 million down by at least 25% since 18 years is the voting age. That means only 225 million are potential voters. When I add all to voters in the 2008 election, about 60% of the eligible voters went to the polls.

    • DM says:

      I added both McCain and Obama voters (Wikipedia 2008 election) and came up with 129,391,711 votes. I divided 129 by 225 = 57 and rounded to 60%

      • DM says:

        I’m a number cruncher. 🙂
        70 million watched the debate. That’s 54% of the 129 million voters who went to the polls in 2008.

  20. HELENK says:

    the pictures and the captions are great

  21. britgirls says:

    Eeeeek! You rickrolled me into clicking that Balloon Juice link.

    I was looking forward to seeing that crazy honey badger, dang it!!!

  22. angienc says:

    BTW– anyone else think the same things I thought when Romney said these 2 lines last night:

    “And I’m sure this is the most romantic place you could imagine being — here with me.”

    (My thought: Larry Sinclair/Reggie Love)

    “Maybe I need a new accountant.

    (My thought: Mitt really emphasized “accountant” & the DC had that tape from 2002 with Obama comparing tax loopholes & accountants with the fire houses and attack dogs “to keep people down.”)

  23. HELENK says:

    a little bit of history we should know
    state senator obama’s top 5 controversial positions on crime

  24. HELENK says:

    two days before election backtrack mega donor will air bin ladin movie

    wonder how many that will get killed

  25. HELENK says:

    really makes a point

    patriotism before politics

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