Let’s jump in the wayback machine and check out this post by Oliver Willis from May 2008:
The last throes are pretty messy.
Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Wednesday to continue her quest for the Democratic nomination, arguing she would be the stronger nominee because she appeals to a wider coalition of voters — including whites who have not supported Barack Obama in recent contests.
“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”
“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.
Indeed, a pattern has emerged some time ago. Boy, did we dodge a bullet.
“[W]orking, hard-working Americans, white Americans”. She really said that. Wow.
Congratulations, Hillary Clinton, you win the prize for the first Democratic Bigot Eruption since I’ve been keeping track of this. Even professional haters like Pat Buchanan and his ilk aren’t so balls-out about racism. You’ve been getting your ass handed to you and especially among black voters. This shows me once again that we – who are apparently lazy and shiftless non-Americans based on your definition – have yet again been a leading indicator.
There was maybe a slight chance Barack Obama might have been pushed to pick you as his running mate, but we can’t have someone spouting Klan-style talking points on the ticket. Heck, there’s a good shot with language like that you won’t win back your senate seat in 2012. I mean, a lot of those apparently lazy and shiftless non-American blacks helped you to win and they’d just as soon vote for someone else in the primary or the Republican in the election rather than someone echoing Bull Connor’s language.
“Working, hard working Americans, white Americans”, indeed.
UPDATE: Thanks for the link Americablog, and to make clear what I consider Clinton’s Klan-style talking point is her assertion that the hard working Americans are white Americans. That’s what I take offense to, and I don’t think you have to be black to feel that way.
These days Oliver Willis is part of the online lynch mob screaming for the head of Republican Steve Scalise. What was Scalise’s crime?
Twelve years ago when Scalise was a state senator he gave a speech in front of a sketchy group with an ambiguous name that turned out to be a white supremacist organization started by the notorious David Duke. But Duke was not present at the conference and it is unclear if Scalise knew what their beliefs were when he spoke to them. He gave a wonky speech on state tax policy and there is no indication that he hung around afterwards.
I’m not defending racism or Steve Scalise but Oliver Willis has no credibility on this subject.
was that around the time backtrack called working class whites, ” bitter knitters with guns and sticking to their religion?”
Do you think that had any thing to do with Hillary’s comment?
just for the record, why is it ok for politicians to make speeches and hang around with people who hate whites, but not ok to make speeches to white groups.
during that campaign, there was more racial hate from the rev wrights, the father fleglers, the black panthers and a few other groups than I had ever seen in my life. Maybe the hate was always there but it was brought out into the open in 2008.
Hate is hate, no matter what color it comes in.
“Hate is in thee, but never in me.”/prog/
this column speaks my thoughts and beliefs
we really do need a good president. The person who wins the next election has their work cut out for them. Must be good a healing due to all the damage done by trying to divide the country. Must be good at foreign policy due to all the damage done to our standing in the world. must a president of all the people not just some of the people
I don’t think Obama has been a good President even for blacks, their unemployment is even worse than the rest of the citizens. Yeah I know the employment situation is easing up but the new jobs are mostly low paid. Many, many people in their 50s have lost their careers and are taking up “under the table cash only” work to make ends meet. Obama has only been a good President for scammers like Sharpton and Solyndra and other government parasites.
The only ones benefitting from the Obama economy are the Obamas. It’s incredible how their personal wealth has grown in the past 6 years. He only makes 400k year, free healthcare and rent ?
Mine too Helen. 🙂
good choice for 2014 man of the year
well the protesters are making al qaeda happy
I saw the story about Scalise elsewhere on an msm site and they attributed “uncovered by a political blogger”. Ugh, that was oWillis ? He’s to matters of racism like Amanda Marcotte is to feminism. Just ick.
The only thing Ollie has ever uncovered was a box of donuts.
and I thought you didn’t call him fat.
here comes the IRS.
IRS goes after nonprofit hospitals on asking customers to pay bills
if nothing else maybe there will be an intelligent discussion on this
this is a sad statement
Scalise does not have a racist bone in his body per black democrat
this is a must read
think this guy spoke at a few white people only rallies
Investing in the ObamaFund: Treasury rolls out a new savings plan without a Congressional vote.
The Wall Street Journal on Strongman Obama making his own retirement accounts for his subjects:
Intended for those who haven’t started saving for retirement, don’t have a retirement plan at work, and make less than $129,000 per year ($191,000 for married couples filing jointly), the myRA requires no minimum investment to open an account and promises no fees for investors.
Readers will recall President Obama ’s announcement of this program in January’s State of the Union address. Mr. Obama said that he would direct the Treasury to create this new retirement plan, which was puzzling because such plans are normally created by law, not Presidential order.
Congressional staff were as puzzled as anyone and wondered how the White House would justify the creation of this new savings vehicle. Or perhaps Team Obama would seek new authority from Congress? Well, Treasury is now offering these accounts and has hired Texas-based Comerica to manage them with a partner, Fidelity National Information Services . But the executive branch received no new authority from Congress this year to launch the program.
Treasury is funding the program out of the budget for its Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The assertion here is that existing law allows this part of the Treasury to hire financial agents as part of its mission to efficiently finance the federal government.
But that’s a reach, because far from delivering efficiencies for the taxpayer, this program is designed to subsidize the investors.
The great moments of Strongman Barack Obama.
If you like your retirement plan. You can keep your retirement plan.Period. 👿
Pretty good list of annoying liberals and I think every one of them were blogged about on TCH this past year 😉 No sighting of owillis or the VOX gang though MSNBC did have a spot with all of them tied up neatly with a pretty bow…..
We should do our own Best/Worst list. The year isn’t over yet, we have time 😀
my pick for person of the year is Malala Yousafzai.
I want to be like her when I grow up
several questions here – do you really want to grow up and what about Linda Darnell although I agree about what an inspiring person, Malala is!
I want to look like Linda Darnell and to be like Malala Yousafzai
No I do not want to grow up that takes all the fun out of life but I guess we all have to do so
Can I look like Linda Darnell, too?
if you want to look like Linda Darnell, you can look like Linda Darnell or Susan Hayworth or Dorthy Lamoor or Marilyn Monroe and be happy with it
But I think your wife would like you to look like Robert Taylor or Clark Gable or Tyrone Power
49er – I agree – a beauty with talent, grace and beautiful style. We’ll keep your secret here – a small token will keep our lips sealed.
Today you will, but how about tomorrow?
Good pick and what a wonderful role model for young women. We have so few these days 😦
a lot of work to do here
I checked the cable news ratings the other day, despite Dish dropping FNC, they’re still beating MSNBC and CNN combined.
Love it! But never watch ’em!
I’ve been keeping One America News (OAN) as background noise these days. Just got tired of the fluff and viral videos on Fox.
I just don’t watch news shows anymore. Unless something’s going on. So many easier ways of staying up to date w/o the drama.
Me too! I used to be a TV news junkie until the press jumped on Obama’s lap.
:-). That…and the structure. As if ONLY so much news occurs each day, just enough to fill the dead air time between commercials. :-). What the leave out…..or add…..is enlightening.
That letter to Russell Brand was priceless.
2014 the year of the fainting couch
“If the Government takes into its hands that which the man ought to do for himself it will inflict upon him greater mischiefs than all the benefits he will have received or all the advantages that would accrue from them. The essence of the whole thing is that the spirit of self-reliance, the spirit of true and genuine manly independence, should be preserved in the minds of the people, in the minds of the masses of the people.” –William Ewart Gladstone
Better not let Ms Marcotte see ^this^.
Gee wonder why there was no outrage over this?
He’s a Democrat.
I should never read blogs before dosing with copious amounts of coffee. I saw that headline at congress critter working with feminist.
The difference between terrorists and feminists is you can negotiate with terrorists.
a real feminist can negotiate and listen. A faux feminist is too busy shrieking to listen and learn anything
Trouble with the modern fembots is that they are too controlling. If we don’t agree with them or think like them or stay angry like them …. pi** off, I’m done with you.
When Amanda Marcotte blocked the Chicks On The Right, they wore it as a badge of honor and declared victory 😀
random thoughts. a must read
I remember some of those early days of the 2008 primaries. Obama was getting votes by the same people who still support him now, young, dumb White progressives. Early on, Blacks were looking past Obama to vote for Hillary because she was a known quantity. It took a lot of faithless superdelegates and a media campaign to change that image.
Popping in this morning and seeing the photo of Hillary Clinton, I was hit over the head with something. I am so over her.
Yeah those Dems have to come up with a candidate who can act as an executive and efficiently run government and they need someone who will be under 70 on the day they take office. Americans need someone who loves our country and that might be the Dems biggest problem in 2016.
I believed the tears in NH. She was right and yet she still backed him for her own future. Had she not supported him he would have lost and Palin would have gotten there before her. Only Jeb could persuade me to consider her. Fauxcohantas vs. Jeb and I cast a ballot for myself.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Hilarious – stole it.
While Obama’s making nice with Iran …..
Oh for pete’s sake, those evil racist NYPD cops, sigh….
No, not a good time to prank them, besides NYPD just released a whole new class of rookies on the streets, the vets are stressed enough already 😉
Stupid – no common sense. But now he’ll get his 5 minutes of fame on tv and YouTube. What more can you ask from a dare or a nutter.
Ellen D could be liable if someone gets hurt taking her dare.
I thought of that too. Digging into the comments, the guy is a “professional” Ellen Dance Challenge dimwit so he makes money whenever someone clicks on his video. Looking at the other videos, they’re more annoying than funny, like Jimmy Kimmel’s “Tell your kids you ate all their Halloween candy” video challenges of kids freaking out. Ugh.
The commenters are calling the officers “pigs.” So much hate, so little time.
I follow Gothamist because it covers my dd’s neighborhood, good and bad. Since OWS days, the commenters have been been called out for their hypocrisies of anti-capitalism (while tapping away on their Apple computers and smart phones), anti-police (while feeling safe in mommy’s basement) and all the other stupid stuff they say. It’s a small insignificant news source, but watching the tide turn, priceless 🙂
He was invited as an elected official and spoke about taxes. Yawn.
I don’t understand all this faux coverage of Scalise – he’s not running for prez. or anything!
Saw my favorite Gov. Walker on tv talking about his new term coming up and what he wants to accomplish. Also didn’t rule out poss. prez. run. He’d be a heck of a prez. – loves, America, us and the Constitution.
We’re the only state where the other party, the dems, run to Illinois to score points and / or adult beverages.
Regarding Hilllary – we donated, made phone calls and voted for her. It’ll be a really cold day in Hell before I’d even consider looking at her. She sold us big time with her behavior at the convention then she along with Bill campaigning for the POS. Personally I feel our decline domestically and abroad is the result of their support.
Isn’t Walker returning an 800 million dollar surplus to the taxpayers because it belongs to them. Nice little New Year bonus 🙂 Palin did that as governor, she also returned the oil spill settlement money to her citizens. Because it was theirs.
Will have to check my property taxes to see if it happened.
Fingers crossed for you, piper.
Well this is from Gawker and feminist heads are ‘sploding …. (in comments). Why do magazines have to ask every female celebrity if they’re a “feminist” anyhow? She seems happy to me, not to mention she’s bringing home plenty of bacon and enjoys frying it up in a pan 😉
She has fake boobs???
Fake but provocative.
OMG! Burn the witch.
This from a rag who’s editorial staff say nerdy, geeky men should all be beat up and killed. So you know they’re straight shooters.
LOL, TBBT wannabes….in the closet? /snork
You lost me at “this is from Gawker”
Meant to warn people in case they missed it in the link. “Penny” is definitely the anti-Marcotte in that cute “I love my man and taking care of him, I’m so happy with my life” sort of way. Feminists want to kill her now….in a nutshell 😀
BTW – almost all of the jobs have been filled with foreign labor – legal and illegal immigrants. The suckers are Americans who we know are the great unwashed in obola’s mind and policies.
I don’t trust anything that comes out of this government’s mouth. Or from their news sources and spox’s. spoxx’s. <–trying to be hip, not sure of the spelling. 😉
Wall Street highs making history are not a good sign for the middle class either, where's the outrage from the OWies?
Collecting their dividend checks from their trust funds. My husband used to received calls from these trust fund babies complaining when their allowance or checks were cut bec. of increased taxes or fees. They were still collecting more than the average family makes in a year.
Filmmaker Jennifer Lee wrote an honest and excellent op-ed about her father who was an NYPD officer and the killings.
And here’s another one: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2014/12/30/cops039_lives_matter_348412.html
Now we’re talking ….
That might be interesting. He was a Democrat before he was a Republican.
The power of the pariah.
this is the best advice any parent could give their kids
silly me I always thought dancing on your grave was an insult
guess there will not be many whites as everybody knows white men can’t dance
More non-Mexicans than Mexicans apprehended at US border in 2014, new study finds – @UTsandiego
Read more on utsandiego.com
this is interesting
backtrack’s immigration policy fraud
this is good news. hope they pick someone with backbone and balls literally or figuratively
and here’s gruber again
They’re little fucking children. This is embarrassing.
they never learn it is always the coverup that gets them
We used to have a U.S. Marine officer corps to be proud of. Now they’re history and we have a bunch of pantywaists in uniform running around. Embarrassing.
My husband would agree with that 😉 Semper Fi ! He retired before he was 50 with a lifetime pension as an 0-6 (definitely EARNED surviving 2 VN tours with all the medals short of the MOH). He was one of the lucky ones, and he’s spent most of his life since then supporting his old platoons and companies….raised the funds to install a forever home monument for his fallen troops on the Quantico Museum Memorial Park.
I think I have the photos on my FB page?
Sidebar: Back in the day when Clinton took office, someone approached dh, if you want to be a General, take these orders to DC/DOD and kiss Clinton’s ass for a couple of years…oh, and you have to sh*t on the troops to make him look good? He retired after that.
Yep. Knew a Marine Major who looked a General in the eye and told him what he could do to himself in similar situation. Then reported to his CO and resigned. CO was old school and called up Gen, asked what happened to his manly parts? Gen backed down. Maj went back to work.
Just read your two stories (Denise and 49er) and my brother has a similar story. He also retired, before 50, as a Lt. Cl in the USAF.
a good definition of todays liberalism
this made a bad day better. More Americans need to stand up for the right to display the American flag
So that means it wasn’t?
Bingo. I looked up rape in the new feminist dictionary, it says sex of any kind from a republican male. So no rape.
Gawker just exists to troll. They are naming the “rapist” because of some straw man argument that the right wing has been saying she wasn’t raped. What we find out is that this guy exists, but that he’s not really a Republican and that Dunham just applies the label of “Republican” to anyone she doesn’t like.
Journalism: Level Obama.
this should make you smile
your Madbum won the AP athlete of the year award
this is not the year to go to Times Square for New Years Eve.
just think drunks and protesters in the same place. It will not end well there is an evil atmosphere in the country right now and the least little thing will setoff a firestorm. Some are looking to set that firestorm ablaze
my first New Years Eve with NJT someone had the idea let everyone ride free from 7pm New Years Eve to 7am New Years Day. then gave the NJT police the night off.
The 1am Trenton train from NYC had to stop and every station and call the local police. the conductor and brakeman locked themselves in with the engineer. I had to recrew the Raritan train before it ever got out of Newark station. there were stabbings on the train. The state of NJ had an investigation in to what happened.
New York Police Departments says they have a detail set up in the case of protesters on New Year’s Eve; ‘thousands’ of officers to assist in security for Times Square event – @DNAinfo
David Duke or Louis Farrakhan??
Off with their heads.
What about Ronald?
Leave his head alone. It’s empty, anyway.
because I need a laugh
hmmmm? A F**king Report Card????
this is where my oldest daughter and my grand daughter live. in Clifton
He wasn’t trying to run over cops, he had his hands up (while driving towards cops). /snark
this is right around the corner from where one of my grand daughters lives. She and her husband want out of the neighborhood
Sounds like getting out is a good idea.
City, state, country or planet?
That’s a good one.
…apparently unable to breathe.
Definitely unable to breathe after the police stopped him.
Like this guy just wish he didn’t look like Jonathan Gruber