Obstinate Child = Racism


Where else but Buffoon Juice?:

Soonergrunt and I saw this at about the same time*, but here’s that survivor of adversity Josh Romney commenting on the nature and character of the President of the United States (via TPM):

“I don’t know if you guys saw the debate last week,” Josh Romney said, as the crowd cheered and applauded. “I take a lot of pride in that, because — I don’t know if you noticed, but I was — me and my brothers were responsible for my dad doing so well…

“So as a father, he learned how to debate an obstinate child. We had a lot of fun, we had a lot of fun watching the debate.”

Seriously, once again I find myself in the odd position of wanting to thank a member of the opposing team. Really, Josh, I appreciate this insight, this glimpse inside the real views of Team Romney.

The President of the United States—the one who steered the country through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the one who passed the most significant health care reform in two generations, the one who saved the auto industry (in which your own family once took pride, as I recall), the one who steered a very delicate course that ended with the fall of more than one dictator and the transformation of autocratic Arab regimes into something much closer to one their own people recognize as legitimate, the guy who got Bin Laden and all the rest—that great American is to you “an obstinate child.”

Really?

Oh—and I forgot to mention. That president, our president, your president, like it or not, happens to be the first African-American to hold that office, which among many other things means he has to deal with a level of identity pressure unlike anything a born-rich, never-has-to-wonder-about-your-children’s-children’s-material-well-being guy like yourself. And with all of that you’re going to call that man “an obstinate child.” Just a brat arguing with Daddy-knows-best at the dinner table. A servant, perhaps, a member of the lower orders, who should, by rights, know his place?


Looking at the comments on this BJ thread makes me nervous about November 6th. Win or lose, the Vile Progs will turn really ugly, especially if they lose. That’s no big deal where I live but in some places there could be riots.

Just in case, I would avoid Starbucks, Apple stores and Whole Foods. Facebook is probably kinda risky too.

Oh my god! They’re looting eBay!



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39 Responses to Obstinate Child = Racism

  1. angienc says:

    So the Romney boys are black?

    I’m confused.

  2. votermom says:

    myiq, I’ll schedule the liveblog post to publics just before noon here.
    Er, what time is noon eastern in crayfisher time?

  3. driguana says:

    Scary times at Ridgemont High!

  4. gosh amighty the Romney boys are mighty fine looking.

    that is all.

    • Simofish says:

      E old man isn’t that bad looking either …..just saying

      • I know right? As I said on FB during the debate — I absolutely cannot believe that Mitt is 65 years old. He is really gorgeous. Ann looks amazing as well, esp when you consider she has a chronic condition.

        Maybe I should become a mormon.

        • votermom says:

          I was wondering if Mormons would get more converts because of this campaign. Who wouldn’t want to be like the Romneys?
          (Of course Harry Reid offers a horrible warning as to the fate of insincere converts. LOL)

        • myiq2xu says:

          I’m afraid they would make me get married again.

        • angienc says:

          Ann is 63! Can you believe that? I thought she was in her 50s.
          Mitt also looks like he’s in his 50s to me — the only difference is that I learned his age before I learned Ann’s (I just thought he married a woman 10 years younger than himself until I learned they met in high school, etc).

    • votermom says:

      buzzfeed calls them

      the blur of well-heeled good looks and generic charisma that defines the public perception of the Romney brood

      They are really good-looking.

  5. tommy says:

    Captain Dick had recently asked his supporters to be ‘obsessed’ regarding efforts to re-elect him. That sounds provocative. If he loses, he himself would be responsible for any resultant repercussions unleashed by his ‘obsessed’ supporters.

    • trixta says:

      RE [BO asking] his supporters to be ‘obsessed’ regarding efforts to reelect him,” is just another way of urging his followers to “get in their opponents face.” All this is code for whipping up intimidation and violence by his Brown Shirts.

    • angienc says:

      Now, now, you know Obama isn’t responsible for anything bad — when he loses it will clearly be the fault of us racists and/or his supporters not being “obsessive” enough.

  6. yttik says:

    Ha! Funny thinking about a bunch of pampered white basement dwellers staging a riot in…Starbucks. What are they going to do, beat us up with their iphones?

    It is actually racist to hear “obstinate child” and think, “that means black!” It is actually racist to hear “lazy” and think, “that means black!” “Unintelligent,” that means black! And on and on it goes until you start to get the impression that these people sure don’t have a very high opinion of black people.

    • blowme0bama says:

      EXACTLY. Only a racist’s mind would jump to the conclusion that “lazy = black” or “obstinate child = black”. These leftists are the biggest fvcking bigots and are so stupid, they don’t even recognize it.

      • wmcb says:

        They also hear “welfare” or “foodstamps” and hear “black”. And they also cannot explain why they believe that minorities are disproportionately too stupid and hapless to acquire an ID. How insulting is that?

  7. DandyTiger says:

    Poor little babies. Are their feeewings hurt? Do they have a boo-boo? Do they think someone used a bad, bad word. Waaaaah.

  8. lyn5 says:

    Heck, everyone has been treating Obama like a child his whole life. For all his screw ups, Obama is protected by the Democrats, the mass media, his followers. No other president would be this close to re-election if he or she were white and had done and said the same things that Obama has. Call it racism, but it goes both ways.

  9. gxm17 says:

    Message to Obamanation: I am not a racist, I’m a misanthrope. Life is tough, wear a helmet, little progbots.

    • wmcb says:

      I believe equally in the ability of the human spirit to be transcendant, AND the selfish venal banality of the human spirit.

      And I firmly believe that one of the reasons the American system worked so well, with a shocking meteoric rise in wealth, influence, and standard of living, is because it is uniquely structured to take advantage of and guard against both aspects of human nature.

      Most systems of govt fail because they ignore the realities of human nature. And when they come slap up against those realities, they must either admit failure, or become necessarily more and more authoritarian in order to MAKE their theory work in real life like it does on paper. Guess which one most do?

      Societies are organic. Always have been, always will be. Any “plan” that assumes from the outset that the only “players” on the board are the official and conglomerated and predicted ones, that the great mass of individual citizenry has no real agency of their own, is a pipedream.

      A system that acknowledges the rights and agency of the individual is not the best one because it’s the most elegant, problem-free theory. In truth, it isn’t. Individualism is chock full of difficulties, and quite chaotic at times. But a system that embraces that reality, bows to it, and aims for a workable loose structure rather than a perfect world is the only system that can survive without employing more and more draconian measures to force compliance.

      • wmcb says:

        Here’s a good example of govt ignoring the fact that individuals have agency of their own. This is how small companies are responding to Obamacare. And to fix this, what will be the govt’s next move? Not admitting they were wrong. No, the response will eventually be yet another rule or law to prevent these businesses from having this entirely logical response.. I predict a law that says a company cannot have more than 30% part time employees or something. The response will be to hammer down on that square peg that is fucking up the govt’s “perfect and elegant” round hole. This is how authoritarianism creeps. We have to MAKE it work, because it’s such a perfect theory that will be good for all, if only you stupid human individuals would stop interfering by living your lives!

        And so in order to avoid paying fines or buying massively more expensive health plans that are Obamacare-compliant, Darden is now experimenting with limiting its employees’ hours instead. By keeping workers to fewer than 30 hours per week, Darden can categorize them as “part-time.” Thus, the company avoids the Obamacare fines and leaves employees to the new government health insurance exchanges, where they may receive subsidies to purchase insurance. At least two other restaurant chains — White Castle and McDonald’s — are considering similar plans.

        So to sum up, Obamacare is leading to fewer hours worked, less tax revenue for the government and bigger government subsidies for health insurance for people who were already insured in the first place. If enough companies do this, Obamacare will become a massive dead weight on the federal budget, even as it does little more than shuffle people from one insurance plan to another, whether they like it or not. The Congressional Budget Office estimates, at the high end, that 20 million workers could see their health plans dropped thanks to Obamacare.

        http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/10/10/companies-cutting-hours-and-jobs-to-dodge-obamacare/

        • gxm17 says:

          I have no idea why my comment generated your responses but if we still had like buttons, I’d give you two thumbs up. My family is already feeling the squeeze of Obamacare. My husband’s health care FSA was cut in half and my daughter’s health insurance has been drastically cut back.

          Now, here’s the thing I find so upsetting: My mother refuses to believe any of this has to do with Obamacare. She has her blinders so firmly in place that she is beside herself fretting over how the world will end if/when Romney becomes president and is totally oblivious to the clear and present danger that is Obama. It’s crazy that so many people are still reacting to media propaganda and not assessing the facts. The same with the Benghazi cover-up. I kept telling my mother: Protesters don’t carry RPGs, terrorists do! And she kept insisting it was all because of that stupid move trailer on YouTube. Now the facts are finally being reporting. But do you think one Obama supporter has told me, hey, you were right all along? Nope, they’re all screaming about Big Bird. It’s maddening.

        • wmcb says:

          LOL! Your comment about being a misanthrope started me thinking about the realities of human nature (we act out of self interest by and large) and then I spun off on a tangent.

          WMCB – Queen of the Rabbit Trails. 😀

        • r u reddy says:

          How do we know this isn’t exactly the bussiness response which BORomneycare wasn’t designed to encourage in the first place? If individual plans cost more per plan than group plans cost per planmember, wouldn’t that mean that the insurance companies take in more money per individual plan-buyer than they take in per individual group-plan member? And if so, wouldn’t the insurance companies want to see more people moved out less profitable group plans into more profitable individual plans? And wouldn’t the insurance industry owner-leaders have conveyed this desire to the Obama Administration? I think they would and I think they did. The whole longest-range purpose of Baucus-Obama Romneycare is to destroy and exterminate employER-based coverage completely and force everybody into the high-profit low-value Forced Mandate individual plans designed under BORomneycare.

  10. tommy says:

    I really wouldn’t recommend a roach diet. ‘Cockroach feast leads to death – A 32 year old man who had won a cockroach eating competition in Florida died shortly after swallowing dozens of the live roaches and worms. Edward Archbold was among 30 contestants participating in Friday nights “Midnight Madness” event at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, authorities said. Soon after the contest, Archbold fell ill and began to vomit. His friend called for medical help and Archbold himself called 911. Archbold, eventually fell to the ground outside the store, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken to the North Broward Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead. Ben Siegel, the owner of the store said that he was “the life of the party”. “He really made our night more fun,” Siegel added.’

  11. tommy says:

    An interesting poll regarding Arnie ‘The Terminator’s media apology tour. Men are more forgiving and 63% of them state that Arnie has made it better. But 59% of women say that Arnie has made it worse. Interesting stats.

  12. This article by Buzz Bissinger (author of the book Friday Night Lights on which the tv show was based and a lifelong urban liberal democrat) lays out why he switched from obama to Romney after the debate.

    It is REALLY well reasoned and argued — a pleasure to read. I will be passing it around to my democratic friends who are secretly not happy to “have to” vote for obama. It is very persuasive.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/08/buzz-bissinger-why-i-m-voting-for-mitt-romney.html

  13. myiq2xu says:

  14. wmcb says:

    Several people have been pointing out that in the Big Bird/Wall Street ad, every one of the crooks highlighted were prosecuted under the Bush DOJ.

    Know what’s notably missing from that ad? A single prosecution of even one of the evil evil fatcats under Obama.

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    Corzine comes to mind 👿

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