I won’t miss this shit

Andrew Sullivan To ABC: If Romney Wins Florida And VA, It’s The ‘Confederacy’

During this Sunday’s edition of ABC’s This Week, Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan claimed that if Republican nominee Mitt Romney wins back Florida and Virginia in the upcoming 2012 presidential election, especially due to the white vote, then the South’s electoral map will look exactly like the pro-slavery United States Confederacy during the Civil War.

This observation came in response to host George Stephanopoulos noting that the latest polls show that six out of ten white Americans intend to vote for Romney.

PBS reporter Gwen Ifill said that “we can’t ignore” the possible factor racial animus may play in deciding the election, noting that the poll indicates that, on some level, people are still willing to admit “racial bias.”

Sullivan then added: “If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it’s the Confederacy. Entirely. You put a map of the Civil War over this electoral map, you’ve got the Civil War.”

Conservative panelist George Will rolled his eyes. “I don’t know,” said a skeptical Ifill.

Will then posited two possible explanations for Obama’s slippage in the white vote since 2008: “A lot of white people who voted for Obama in 2008 watched him govern for four years and said, ‘Not so good. Let’s try someone else.’ The alternative, the ‘Confederacy’ hypothesis is that those people somehow, for some reason in the last four years became racist.”

I’m sure a lot of people who voted for Obama were enamored with the idea that we were finally entering a “post-racial” era in American history. That idea is certainly appealing. The unfortunate reality is that because of Obama this nation is now more “racialized” than it has been at any time since the Sixties.

Are there still racists out there? Definitely – and a lot of them are white. But open racism (by whites) is fairly rare. It is considered uncouth and socially unacceptable on both the left and right.

But guess what? The white racists didn’t vote for Obama last time either but he still won anyway. And most of the people who didn’t vote for him four years ago weren’t racists – they wouldn’t have voted for a white Democrat either.

I am one of many people who have no problem with the color of Obama’s skin. It’s the content of his character I don’t like.

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85 Responses to I won’t miss this shit

  1. DandyTiger says:

    What a fucktard. Unfortunately he’s not alone with that insanity.

    • mcnorman says:

      You give the dimwit far too much credit. He has no IQ. My cucumber is smarter Dandy.

      • mcnorman says:

        My only hope is that Sullivan will be washed out to the ocean by Hurricane Sandy soon. Yeah, when donkeys fly. If Barry goes, maybe the jackass will take himself out.

    • conner43 says:

      The most unattractive thing about Obama is his supporters..Think Tingles, Sully, and that odious Congresswoman from Texas. One more appearance by the Cutter person or the Washerwoman,and my t.v. screen will have a gaping hole the size of my shoe.

  2. unfortunately, if O loses we’ll never hear the end of the racism argument, and if he wins ditto….

  3. yttik says:

    Right, because being denied the chance to spend another fours years making taxpayers feed you waygu beef while you fly around in your private jet is JUST LIKE SLAVERY!

    • myiq2xu says:

      Actually when you think about it, the fact that the race-baiters have to strain so hard to find “examples” of racism is really a good thing.

      Back in the Fifties and Sixties the examples were easy to find and unambiguous.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    Last year I was kinda hoping Herman Cain would get the GOP nomination just to see how the Vile Progs reacted.

  5. votermom says:

    Right now our media is a Confederacy of Dunces.

  6. fif says:

    The first thing that struck me about this piece is the nauseating tableau: George S. pitching a racist softball to…Andrew Sullivan?! THIS is what the so-called ‘serious news’ has become.

    Here’s a news flash: the reason 6 out of 10 people do not want to vote for him is because he SUCKS as a president! He has done an abysmal job by any measure.

    Please, please, please make it go away on November 6th.

    • lorac says:

      O’s supporters have made it about race since 2007 – I wasn’t aware of him before that (who was? lol), so maybe they’ve always done it –

      but it always amazes me, that it never occurs to them that a lot of people are going to be hesitant to elect another black president, at least a dem one. Being able to criticize our leaders is a bedrock principle of America. If every criticism of a black president is labeled racist, many people aren’t going to want to elect another one. Having their free speech taken away is not the kind of America that most people want.

  7. DM says:

    Are Blacks racists because 90% of them vote for Obama? Is it the color of his skin that drives their vote? Unless someone can explain to me that vote, I’d say, yes.

  8. yttik says:

    Racism has nothing to do with it, absolutely nothing, zip, nada. This country elected a black man and a part of that was because they were so in love with the idea of a black man as President. That’s not racism, it’s anti-racism. It’s also dangerous and stupid, but underneath all the BS there were some good intentions there.

    • myiq2xu says:

      There is nothing wrong with wanting to see a black president, or a woman, gay, or some other minority as POTUS.

      But all candidates need to pass a primary threshold that has nothing to with race, gender, etc. ALL CANDIDATES need to be competent, experienced and of good character. There are no substitutes for those qualifications.

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  10. jeffhas says:

    I saw this live this morning. Papa Bear (he’s too old to be considered a Baby Bear, too fat to be an Otter, too hairy to be a Twink, and too alone to be a Daddy) was in rare elitist form. He interrupted and hogged (can that be new term for gay men that are Hairy, Fat and Rude; a Hog?) everyone’s time. The sad thing is, he was able to spew his panic-venom prettying unchallenged until Will finally engaged him (when he went SO over the top even Ifill had had her fill).

    He claimed he was trying to ‘save’ Republicans from being crazy – his ridiculousness has no boundaries, in fact so much of Sully has no boundaries.

    It was nauseating.

    I much prefer the Sully from the night of the Denver Debate – what a total crybaby-meltdown. He must’ve had to race to the store for some depends (and not just to role play this time).

    PLEEEEEEASE let Romney win so I can have another panty-twisted-Obama-just-spat-in-my-mouth-rant… Oh please oh please oh please….

    Hopefully he (and so many of his journalistas) will be so shamed they will stop appearing on Sunday morning shows… There should be a law to support that.


  11. tommy says:

    Sullivan…..Confederacy…..racism…..yawn. South to north : You won, now get over it, will ya?

  12. myiq2xu says:

    • DandyTiger says:

      There is a simple answer to the question “When will Jews who are liberal leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party?”

      And the answer is: When they care more about the survival of the State of Israel than they do about abortion and gay rights.

      And the joke there is the last thing in the world the Republican party wants is to overturn Roe v. Wade. Just in the same way the last thing the Democratic party wants is to completely protect women’s rights. Both parties like things just the way they are so they can keep blackmailing some of their base.

      And the other joke is, much of the Republican party is seeing the writing on the wall that gay rights are coming and it’s time to let it go. Much the same way that Democrats have started to let go of the idea of banning all guns.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Ironically, about the time the right quit pushing the social issues is when the left started making a huge deal about them.

        There wasn’t much resistance to allowing gays in the military, and Obama’s evolution on gay marriage was met with yawns by the right.

    • yttik says:

      I think the economy is a huge driving factor with Obama’s falling support, but I think his and his followers anti Israel sentiment is also huge. I didn’t really consider the denying of God and elimination of Israel from the platform at the DNC as a huge turning point, but I think it really was for Christians, Jews. You add the rising of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the disregard for our Americans in Libya and it’s almost like biblical prophecy being fulfilled or something.

  13. tommy says:

    An older woman to Preezy : Tell Michelle to stand by, we need a woman Preezy in 4 years. Dumber and dumberer.

    • kanaughty says:

      omg, please don’t let mbo run. what the hell qualifications does she have? maybe if she ran for things, then maybe she might be qualified, but right now, she is not their best choice. if i were the dems, i would start looking to the democratic governors who have finished out their terms and have 8 years under their belts, or business leaders, or gavin newsome… they need to find real stars, not fake community organizers who have totally padded resumes…

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  15. myiq2xu says:

    I’ll give you a hint about how the Raiders are doing today:

    Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is half-empty.

  16. tommy says:

    Maryland Governor has cancelled early voting that was scheduled for Monday, due to Sandy.

  17. tommy says:

    Batten the hatches. Stock up on everything, including booze. Sandys a-coming, and ya know that she intends to rip ya off. And don’t forget the puke bucket.

  18. myiq2xu says:

    The Cowpokes are making a game of it with the NY Giants.

  19. Just checked the weather (tried the weather channel on line and since it was taken over it sucks) Finally found our local weather- and we will be having rain right past election day.Temps in the 40’s and 50’s. So we better not lose power- I can’t use the porch as a freezer or fridge with those temps.
    I am not letting this egg nog go to waste though.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I just checked our forecast – sunny and clear until Wednesday, then cloudy. Temps from the low 80’s/high 70’s during the day to low 50’s at night.

    • elliesmom says:

      At noon the Weather Channel website said we would have dry conditions for the next six hours. It started raining at 10:00 this morning and hasn’t stopped. They needed someone to look out the window and call them.

  20. tommy says:

    Todays national polls : Rassie – R+3. Gallup – R+4, IBD/TIPP – O+1. Looks like TIPP is about to be tipped over to the Gallup/Rassie side of the aisle. Thats a good sign.

  21. JohnSmart says:

    Andrew Sullivan is a moron of the first order.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Occupy Mom sighting ! Divorced and lost custody of kids. Who didn’t see that coming ? Pics:


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  25. Underwhelmed says:

    What gets me is that everyone Sullivan claims he speaks for says, No, no, nopety nope, that dude ain’t speaking for any of us. And the Lft says, shut up, we’ll tell you who speaks for you. You’re too ignorant and racist to know. So shut up.

    And then they wonder why they’ve become so loathed and despised.

  26. threewickets says:

    Sullivan’s a race-baiting misogynist dick. What a face for the Progressive movement.

  27. leslie says:

    Giants Just regained the lead!!!

  28. t says:

    You mean Andrew “Bell Curve” Sully is blaming racism? Yahhhh-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

    Also, I love George Will’s response. He must have prepared it in advance, because I don’t envision Will thinking of such a smart thing off the cuff…..

    • kanaughty says:

      yes, i liked his response too. plus sully’s whole theory falls apart because clinton won louisiana, arkansas, georgia, tennessee, kentucky. andrew didn’t argue that he won the confederate states since wjc wasn’t black. also reagan won everything but one state, but i guess since that wasn’t against a multi racial candidate it didn’t make him a racist? anyway, andrew is basically saying that if you are in the south and you don’t vote for ob then you are a racist and that is frickin stupidly out of touch. and i think he time warped back to 1860…

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