Black is the New Orange

Rachel Dolezal in a stunning pair of jean-colored yoga pants and 6-in spike heels.

Rachel Dolezal in a stunning pair of jean-colored yoga pants and spike heels on the set of Moral Mondays.

Rachel Dolezal: a name that will live in infamy. Everyone in America has now heard of this poor orange woman’s dream to live her life as a black American via a canned tan and a bad perm. I really think that a major discussion on the intersection of deception, madness, manipulation, appropriation®, and victimization are in order, don’t you?

Because that’s really the issue here, this extraordinary example of intersectionalityism, amirite?

Less than a week ago Rachel Dolezal was on a regular webcast show called Moral Mondays hosted by the Spokane Branch of the NAACP. This according to the NAACP Spokane Facebook page, which as of this printing is still up. At the mere thought that this incident could be real, the Gods of Irony (and Guido da Montefeltro) slit their own throats, because even they, with their awesome power, could not possibly top the clusterfuck that is the existence of Dear Rachel.

I’m not going to get into the details of her backstory because that’s what Buzzfeed is for. And I really think the Twitter trollfest has been entirely overblown. I mean, did @POTUS even comment? I didn’t think so. There wasn’t even a cop or a penis involved in this bullshit. Duh. But I do think the fact that every. single. diary. at Daily Kos on this topic so far has flopped is notable.

The reason is the intersection. It’s a little too close to home for them.

People who perpetrate the extraordinary level of deception that Dear Rachel has are one or both of two things: crazy and/or criminal. Regarding the issue of transgenderism, conservatives for a long time have made the argument that people wouldn’t tolerate it if someone felt black but weren’t, so why is gender any different? Vile progs would usually respond with as if. But now it has happened. And the truth is, they can’t respond coherently. Because that argument on its face is simple and it resonates. Race & gender are both social constructs and genetic constructs. You can’t actually change them, but you can play the part. To pretend otherwise is just crazy, but that’s what we’ve been asked to do with the transgender side.

My philosophy on the whole T part of LGBT has been that it’s a free country and you can do what you want with your body, just don’t expect me to accommodate your crazy with gushing or pronoun changes. And truth is, a lot of people feel that way. No amount of shaming by vile progs (and there’s been plenty of it) will change that.

In the wake of Dear Rachel’s story, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not what she’s done can be considered cultural appropriation. This discussion is not generally coming from white people, especially the left-leaning among that group. It’s coming from the same people who hate on Iggy Azalea because she’s more ratchet than the lowest shorty in Hotlanta.

What the juxtaposition of Caitlyn Jenner & Rachel Dolezar exposes is the hierarchy of victimization espoused by the left. There’s just some shit you can’t say or do when it comes to race, but it’s a-okay when it comes to gender, especially when it doggy-styles the feminine mystique. Any man can be any kind of chick, but screw any whitey who wants to be black, and that goes double for white women, the most hated class of whites. It’s not appropriation if you do it by portraying a mere woman.

Here’s another uncomfortable point: Caitlyn Jenner and the other superstar transgender queen, Laverne Cox, make a mockery of true femininity by embracing every stereotypical beauty standard women are impossibly held to. They don’t seek to be women in the sense that we understand them in the everyday world; they seek to be centerfolds or models. These are the kinds of women who exploit the ugly cultural impulse to objectify women’s bodies, which turns them into cash cows.

Dear Rachel has just darkened her skin and permed her hair; she didn’t change her dialect or seek glory & fame as a hip hop star and, as far as I know, she’s never been caught on film twerking. You can’t say that about Miley Cyrus, for example. Rachel’s the ultimate white social justice warrior.

And this is what throws white progressives off—they know the feeling. They’ve wanted to do something like this, but they haven’t had the balls and you know, carrying the charade this far is just too much work. Her full embrace of victimhood status is something they envy their black progressive cohorts for being able to do. That she did so through going to Howard University and working for the NAACP is just evidence of her earnestness to them, and therein lays the divide that will disrupt the relationship between black and white leftists. What one side considers appropriation the other side will consider a matter of choice.

At the end of the day, though, Dear Rachel is just your garden variety crazy. She’s high-functioning, obviously, but the depth of her deceptions and manipulations, along with the the legal issues with her parents and real appropriation of her adopted brother as her son together pretty much suggest a diagnosis of something like borderline personality disorder (note: I am not a psychologist, except in the armchair sense). It’s really kind of tragic, despite all the fun & funny that’s been made of it. It will be interesting to see what the cultural consensus turns out to be.


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122 Responses to Black is the New Orange

  1. Somebody says:

    Very good post Lola and I agree this will certainly be a tailspin for the PC prog crowd. That she is one of their own is fabulous!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Lola ! Great postie, here’s a little cartoon for Dear Rachel (stolen from a MOTUS commenter)

  3. Lulu says:

    Cascading dysfunction. It started with her parents and their adoption of black children and her seeking attention, affection and validation of her real self which was in her mind rejected by the addition of other children because she wasn’t enough for her parents. I find her sad (and a mental case) especially since the original culprits outed her.

    • votermom says:

      I think you nailed it, Lulu.

    • Constance says:

      Yeah that’s what I don’t get, why did her parents out her? Yeah she is crazy, but she was harmless crazy and apparently happy and functioning in society. So I don’t get the public outing. I can see why she doesn’t have a relationship with her parents.

      • Well, she claims that her parents and her are embroiled in a legal battle, but doesn’t want to explain.

        Her parents say she conditioned her young adopted brother to allege abuse so that he would be removed and given to her, and that’s what the legal issue is. He’s 21 right now, so this must’ve happened a bit ago. Said brother is currently living with her, and she calls him her son.

        IDK, but I can tell you that falsely reporting to CPS is about as ratchet as it gets. There’s usually a motive, whether that be someone’s baby-daddy fucking another baby-momma, or to gain access to the cash that follows the child.

        There is A LOT of funding right now going to kids who are aging out of the system. It’s a last, great push to attempt to break the cycle. That money can be alluring and cause issues of exploitation on the part of caregivers. We’ll be hearing more about this part of this story, you can bet it. She will talk about this issue first is my guess, because she will think it can pump up her victim status.

    • leslie says:

      I agree with almost everything you said, Lulu. I wonder if you really meant to call the parents “culprits”. If they are culprits, is it because they adopted? or who they adopted? or that they paid attention to their adopted children? Many couples have more than one child – in those families we ordinarily refer to the older – and even other kids’ acting out as “sibling rivalry”? Most of us with siblings are or have been guilty of that. It seems this is a special kind of rivalry and a desire to destroy the parents. (If we’re talking about the jealousy of the “other child” (Dear Rachel). It doesn’t make the parents culprits except in the eyes of the child who is now masquerading as black.
      But then, I don’t know as much about this as I probably ought in order to comment.

      • Lulu says:

        I think I used the word culprit meaning the original cause of Rachel’s alienation from her own “culture” (which she identifies with her parents) so to speak. I am not suggesting they meant to do this or that Rachel even conscientiously thinks this. I think I said on another thread that adopting children when you have biological children still at home can cause all kinds of issues for the natural children who see a big status, attention, affection, even financial support change to themselves and face being shamed if they complain about it. I’ve seen it and it not healthy.

        • Constance says:

          I’ve had do-gooder friends take a foster kid in the same age range as their own kids. They hoped to adopt but the foster didn’t ever really adapt to the family and as part of the endless cycle of being shuffled around the foster was switched to a different family. The biological kids were wrecks after that. And the parents just kept going through the cycle. I feel sorry for everyone involved but especially the biological kids who had their home repeatedly disrupted. Raise the kids you gave birth to adequately, and then foster if that’s your thing.

        • leslie says:

          I don’t disagree with either of you, Lulu and Constance. I just wanted to know how the word culprit was being used. I agree that if you are going to adopt, then by all means – if it is good for the child(ren) and the family – do so – after counseling.

  4. elliesmom says:

    Howard University accepts white students, and white people have belonged to the NAACP since its inception. Albert Einstein was a member. Rachel could have attended Howard and joined the NAACP without lying about being black. Just as Lizzie Warren could have applied for a professorship at Harvard without checking the Native American box. Maybe they’re both mentally ill, as I believe transgendered people are. Or maybe they just saw they had more opportunity for personal advancement as a member of a protected group. Does Bruce Jenner have a mental illness, or did he want his own reality TV show? I’m pretty sure I know why Lizzie checked the box. The other two I’m not sure of – yet.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yes, I noticed that the #blacklivesmatter peeps were upset she wasn’t fighting against white supremacy as a “white” person because white privilege or something. So I agree, when you’re upsetting the people you’re trying to help, the fake tan ain’t working. Mitt’s daddy understood this…..nope, no blackface here…..

  5. DeniseVB says:

    I have Cspan on for the Hillary show. They’re having trouble finding callers who support her. Some are Dem callers who support Sanders 🙂 They’ll be covering her speech live at 11am eastern. This is fun!

  6. Ahhh, the left must have had a conference call on this issue, because they are starting to post about it.

    At Jezebel they are having a blackdar (similar to gaydar) moment, describing a process wherein black people can identify other black people at a hundred yards based on their look, and possibly their gait. They’re saying they can take one look at Rachel and see she’s white. I’m like, duh.

    And ThinkProgress is polling scientists for some kind of explanation that may excuse them the requisite judgment in this case. It’s not garden variety mental health to them, it’s got to be something exotic, like anosognosia, or body dysmorphic disorder. The latter puts her in the same camp as transsexuals. Ima luv watching their attempts to normalize this. There will be backlash!

  7. DandyTIger says:

    This is total popcorn time. I’ve been watching my prog friends. At first they mostly talked about how messed up she was for wanting to be black. Then as they started hearing about how is this any different than transgender, they’ve gone quiet. They’re waiting for their PC talking points before they say anything else. Love it.

    • I know, right? It is hilarious and simultaneously uncomfortable to watch white progs try to back away from this. They are used to asserting their opinions as facts that anybody who disagrees with them must accept. But they can’t reconcile this woman with their other beliefs on race & gender.

      Meanwhile, black progs are of one of two minds: WTF is this ish? And fuck this white woman for stealing black opportunity.

    • angienc says:

      I’m seeing a lot of “Caitlyn is not AT ALL like Rachel because Caitlyn isn’t going around talking about having period cramps while Rachel is going around talking about her hair being a 4. If Caitlyn talked about period cramps I’d be giving her the side-eye.”

      They don’t seem to understand that by saying they’d give Bruce the side-eye for talking about period cramps they are admitting, despite their use of “she” and “Caitlyn” that HE IS A MAN; therefore, they’re upending their own “gender is just a social construct” argument in their defense of Bruce/condemnation of Rachel.

      • Jadzia says:

        Also, Caitlyn is what, 65 years old? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that in general, period cramps are a thing of the past by the time you’re old enough to collect Social Security.

  8. leslie says:

    This is not typical, but it is one of the smartest comments of the 1000+ at the Buzzfeed link in Lola’s amazing post :

    “Being a black woman is not a costume to wear to run away from whatever issues you have. To those saying “high five” to this ridiculousness, identity is very important. I studied European history, but I didn’t have to say or lie about being a white woman. Some of you will tolerate some of the most idiotic behavior to appear deep and complex when you’re just as shallow as the ill-behaved. If she had any respect for the community she claimed as her own, she’d stop the shenanigans. She is disturbed and the last thing you do is enable the disturbed (Trust me, I know.)”

    • angienc says:

      Neither is being a WOMAN (of any color) cough Bruce Jenner cough. For example:

      Being a woman is not a costume to wear to run away from whatever issues you have. To those saying “high five” to this ridiculousness, identity is very important. A man can major in Women’s Studies, but he doesn’t have to say or lie about being a woman. Some of you will tolerate some of the most idiotic behavior to appear deep and complex when you’re just as shallow as the ill-behaved. If he had any respect for the sex/gender he claimed as his own, he’d stop the shenanigans. He is disturbed and the last thing you do is enable the disturbed (Trust me, I know.)”

  9. swanspirit says:

    Really great post, great read. Rachel has some kind of personality disorder happening, might be borderline, but the DSM-5 talks about them in terms of clusters ( Hilarious in its own scientific clinical way , isn’t it? ) Clusters A , B And C.

    Cluster A: Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders (the “odd, eccentric” cluster);
    Cluster B: Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Antisocial Personality Disorder.(the “dramatic, emotional, erratic” cluster);
    Cluster C: the Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders. (the “anxious, fearful” cluster).

    Oftentimes, a person can be diagnosed with more than just one personality disorder. Research has shown that there is a tendency for personality disorders within the same cluster to co-occur ……………………….
    Cluster B is called the dramatic, emotional, and erratic cluster. It includes Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Disorders in this cluster share problems with impulse control and emotional regulation.

    I think dear Rachel, and a great many transpeople, fall into Cluster B. Sad to say ,many of them are truly, Cluster fucked.

  10. They are calling her FAUX-LATTO over at Jezebel, and there’s a whole separate article on Dear Rachel’s thoughtful tweets. The tweets are from a parody account though. LOL

  11. Constance says:

    Well said Lola!
    “Here’s another uncomfortable point: Caitlyn Jenner and the other superstar transgender queen, Laverne Cox, make a mockery of true femininity by embracing every stereotypical beauty standard women are impossibly held to”
    I like to see men waste their time conforming to these BS standards because they are the ones who set them for women. Gay men run the fashion/beauty/media business and set and enforce the harsh and unnatural stereotypes for women and girls. Of course there are some women who conform to achieve economic success and attention but they get their hellish payback when they are kicked to the curb by the industry at 25 for being past their expiration date. Instead of men focusing their BS standards on us let them waste their own time and money attempting to conform.
    And none of this creepy beauty/fashion standard setting would be so damaging if there were any options for girls media wise. but there is not. All women’s mags want to tell you whats wrong with you so their advertisers can sell product to correct your imagined flaws. There are not any Playboy style magazines for women that say “you are fine as you are now kick back and enjoy this”.

    • HELENK3 says:

      I have often wondered it the men who are in the fashion and beauty business hate women. There do not seem to be too many items for real women but a lot for the image of a woman

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Many of them are gay, which I think explains the need for runway models to look like boys, not women. And if you’ve seen the sheer horror of most gays in Project Runway when they’re asked to design for an actual everyday woman? Boobs? Hips? What are we meant to do with those?????

    • 1539days says:

      That’s part of the problem. Hetero guys are the least interested in the “fashion model” look where a woman is a clothes hanger on a stick, but they get the most crap for its existence. Naked is way more popular than any outfit.

      • Constance says:

        I don’t blame straight men. It’s unpopular to blame gay men but they run fashion and yes I think they do hate women. But gay men are men so it is accurate to say men are setting fashion and beauty standards I guess we should just be careful to gay men. At any rate it isn’t women who hold power in the fashion, beauty, advertising, media industries.

        • elliesmom says:

          I have never been attacked online as viciously as when I suggested drag queen shows were the equivalent of blackface ” end men” at a minstrel show. First I was told dressing up as exaggerated women was a homage to them. When I responded if black people get to decide blackface is an insult, then women can decide if drag queens are an insult, I was chased halfway across the internet because I have no sense of humor. But if you want to hear a real hate fest, listen to gay guys talk about lesbians. I had to leave a party it was so hateful, and I’m not a lesbian.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            I remember that. It’s weird how something like that can get blown out of proportion.

          • Jadzia says:

            I think I missed that clusterfuck, but I agree with you: I think drag shows are not fabulous, they are demeaning in a way that is pretty similar to how blackface is demeaning to people of color.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    From a local Spokane news station….police are dropping all the complaints of personal racial harassement Rachel has filed

  13. QotD from the NYT (which is finally catching up):

    Jim Crow laws often imposed a “one-drop rule” so that people with even a sliver of black ancestry, no matter how white they appeared, were legally considered black. It is only because of that history that Ms. Dolezal could be accepted as black, said Martha A. Sandweiss, a history professor of Princeton University.

    “There was very little to be gained by identifying yourself as black, so if you did, no one questioned it,” said Ms. Sandweiss…

    Gain, let me count the ways you refute Ms. Sandweiss…

    Free ride at Howard University’s world class MFA program
    Selling ostensibly “Afrian American art” for lot of money
    Being selected by political machines in several locations to paint murals for money
    Giving paid speeches that include a fabricated history and your “expertise” on black hair
    Being appointed chairwoman of the Police Ombudsman Committee, which was created to address concerns over policing of black youth
    Having a paid gig as the local director of an NAACP chapter

    Seems legit…

    • 1539days says:

      She indirectly raised a good point, though. Lawsuits and social media have now made being a minority group or a protected class a position of power. The perception of being a victim creates a mob of people who think they are social justice warriors for harassing the people they don’t like.

      Where are Black people being systematically and openly discriminated anymore? The only disadvantages are based on economic status. Conservatives warned about extra rights and now they’re here. Whiners now have the right to not be offensively triggered.

  14. HELENK3 says:

    I guess what is good for one, it not good for another.
    selective outrage

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off being played just before Hillary’s arrival. It’s been really boring so far. (watching on Cspan) Turned off sound when first speaker gave speech in Spanish. Bill just arrived, crowd goes nuts. Hill intro’d, crowd not as wild. Bright blue suit, shaking hands with the unwashed, don’t recognize the music …. her new theme?

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Tiny park, crowd jammed in to make it look larger. Good camera work Cspan, but not quite “thousands”.

  17. Myiq2xu says:

    here’s my take: The right thinks Dolezal is crazier than a shithouse rat on meth, but they are having too much fun throwing this is in the progs’ faces to admit it.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Here’s the best part:

      When the Left tries to mock the Right, they do it by using their own bigoted stereotypes of Christians and conservatives. That’s why Leftie false-flag trolls are so easy to spot – they spout off racist stuff that no real conservative and/or Christian would say.

      What the cons are doing right now is using the Left’s arguments on gender and sexuality in an issue of race, and the Left can’t rebut because those are their real beliefs.

      The cognitive dissonance taking place right now is epic.

      • 1539days says:

        It’s kind of the slippery slope. The right has to reflexively defend the Duggars, mostly because the left used this guy’s association with Republican politicians to sully the GOP. The reality is that no Republican endorsed childhood molestation, but also that the Duggars took TLC’s money to be on TV.

        In this case, the left is really uncomfortable. Remember that guy who was teaching Native American studies who was pretending to be an Indian? Dolezal proves that if you are liberal enough, you can be a legitimate shill for another race. The reverse also applies. If you are too conservative, a Black (or Asian or Hispanic) person can be discounted as not authentic.

      • Agree about it being epic. I think it also shows the degree of sexism inherent in our culture, especially among progressive dude nation, as well as the inherent conservatism of black America.

        People are used to seeing guys do what they want to do and they don’t always have to justify it. If a man says that he’s felt like a woman for some time and would like to make the change, that’s okay. Even though transgendered people have had a hard time since sex reassignment surgery was first attempted, the fact that is was attempted and has steadily gained more acceptance is itself evidence of white male privilege. If it had been a woman who approached that first surgeon who said yes, she’d have likely been committed.

        I’ve watched now for 2 days as people have attempted to articulate an argument that successfully differentiates changing gender and changing race. They can’t do it. It’s hilarious to watch as they grapple with ideas like “social construct” that they were exposed to in college, but obviously don’t fully understand.

        The most interesting thing about this is the black reaction. Not only does it expose the nasty underbelly of hatred against whites inherent in the cultural jam of black America, it also exposes their discomfort with transsexual acceptance on the left, too. It’s wild to watch it unfold. I wonder if I’m watching a wedge appear in Democratic solidarity, or if they’ll just cover it all up in the end because Obama.

        • Jadzia says:

          Apropos of nothing, I have not one, but two FB friends who claim that their small children are transgendered. Really? At that age, my sister wanted to be an elephant named Supreme when she grew up.

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  20. Lulu says:

    I think my favorite observation of this whole mess is if we can now pick our race I’m going to be the Daytona 500.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Why stop at gender and race, if I think I’m another species, then I am. Biology is oppressive.

      • HELENK3 says:

        i would be a wolf. I read this somewhere and it stuck in my mind. Lions and tigers are supposed to be kings of the beasts, but you never see a wolf in a circus.

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL ! See, I’m confused again, if the left claims “the science is settled” then why can’t we throw out the biology of race now? Ok, I’ll play, if I’m going to pick a race, I want to be Halle Berry……I think Michelle does too 😉 Afro/German/English-American…….

  21. driguana says:

    I’m not sure how to process all of this…so despite real reality…like chromosomes, and parentage, and ethnicity…we can now just be whatever we decide we want to be??? And everyone is cool with that? I’m not sure I’m understanding what’s going on these days…

  22. Myiq2xu says:

    Identity politics is anathema to MLK’s dream.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    We’re not done with Dear Rachel yet…..looks like she picked a fresh Monday news cycle to “speak out”…..

    • I know. I’m looking forward to it. I just hope she doesn’t show up with her son (the real one, who is 13) because he has already been though enough. But I wonder if we’ll get to meet Isaiah, her 21 year old adopted brother. He’s at the center of this shitstorm because he’s the center of the legal dispute. I have to wonder if she pulled the original incident with his custody because her parents recognized her mental health issues and wanted her to address it.

      I saw that happen with a grandmother I knew once. She had dementia and was very argumentative / combative, and she had a little argument with her mate of 40+ years. They argued over a garden tool, and when the mate shoved it at her, she lost her balance and fell, scraping herself in a minor injury. She went to the hospital and made a big to do and then disappeared for a few days. She showed up later with a protective order barring him from the house and filed for divorce. She was smart enough to protect herself even as her dementia advanced at a very fast pace as it does toward the end. Her actions prevented him from committing her.

      I wonder if her pursuit of Isaiah was used to throw her parents off balance and afford her some protection from them taking action to address her mental health in a similar manner.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    I have a feeling I’m going to being annoying the sh*t at “yoos guys” for the next several weeks…..Ted Cruz just added as a confirmed speaker at the Redstate thingy….yes, I’m signed up, grabbed my room at the host hotel….historic. Goosebumps. This is like ComicCon for political nerds, so rushing to find an appropriate “conservative” costume because all I have is a hippy-dippy comfy wardrobe….gah….his may be hard 😉

    • votermom says:

      Of you manage to get a selfie with Ted Cruz, be sure to give him a surprise smoochie caught on tape! 😀

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m such an introvert, I talk big, but lay low. I may have to drinkalot to ask for selfie, and, probably get a smart phone before then too 😉

    • Lulu says:

      This shindig is in Hotlanta right? And a bunch of Republican types? They will think your hippy dippy clothes are from Anthropologie or some Johnnie Was outfit from NM. I wear my “little man clothes” with a really nice scarf and my few “rocks” and fit right in with Repubs. They will like you because you are smart and funny.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I just found out, the Ace FB “secret clubhouse” group doesn’t like Erik/Redstate because he’s/they are stupid neocons. Oy. I’m still going, great venue to meet the candidates before half of them drop out after the first GOP debate.

        I did attend YearlyKos2007 in Chicago, saw ALL the Dem candidates, except Biden, like I joke, these events are THE ComicCons for political junkies, they have panels and breakouts too. I swooned and loved every minute of it. Volunteered for the Edwards tabling under the lady who replaced Amanda Marcotte as the JRE “social media” hectoress. When I wanted to work the exhibition hall with our candy jar to send *love* to the Hillary and Bill Richardson tables that were ignored, I was almost stoned for even thinking of that. There’s videos of me somewhere on youtube looking stupid. I do have a FB photo on my timeline of a group photo w/Johnny. Years later, I found out it was taken by his “mistress”. Rielle? Druck Hunter?

        I’m going to Atlanta with a full open mind. There’s also CPAc this winter up the road from me, might do that one too 😉

        Oh, and I’m Hillary’s age, so I couldn’t do worse in public, right? Like Zulily 🙂

        • Lulu says:

          I think it sound like a lot of fun. And I doubt the Vile Prog Dems understood in 2008 that by throwing out so many activists and voters that not only were they weakening the Dem Party but diversifying and possibly strengthening the Repub Party. It was and remains the stupidest thing I have ever seen in politics.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          Intra-party factionalism is often more vicious than the inter-party kind. That is true of both Dems and GOPers.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Just put up my photo from yk07. Loved those guys, we had a blast, when JE dropped out they ALL went for Obama, never heard from any of them again. Sad.

          • 1539days says:

            I still think Edwards was the intended Manchurian Candidate, but the Obama campaign got wind of it and doxxed Edwards to take his place.

    • elliesmom says:

      Do you have a Talbots near you? That’s a good Republican middle-aged lady look.

    • HELENK3 says:

      you are never annoying and will be one of the most interesting people there. You will keep us informed truthfully. Not with what the msm wants us to know.


    • leslie says:

      See ?!?! Everyone here is so excited for you. . . . . . and for us to have you there.
      I can’t wait. I feel as if I were going! 😀

  25. HELENK3 says:

    CNN gunman was courageous and brave to open fire on police headquarters

    a giant WTF is wrong with these people?

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    Found it, me and the Edwards groupies photo from YearlyKos2007, on my sweet blog, May 2009, I was saying goodbye my friends, thought it would never end. I was wrong! I’m scrunched down on the lower left….

    • Lulu says:

      You’re a cutie Denise! You can wear anything you want and look good.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Awww, thanks Lu. You do know I’m Hillary’s age now? No offense to Hills, I’m half her size, so I may go with my skinny jeans and comfy tunic tops to cover my lady parts, from there down I’m covered 😉 Yeah, small feet !

      • leslie says:

        What Lulu said!

        • Dora says:

          What a nice picture that is. Unfortunately, John Edwards turned out to be quite a disappointment. His wife too. I started out feeling very sorry for Elizabeth and grew to despise the woman as I learned more about her.
          I didn’t know you had a blog. I think I’ll check it out once in a while. Thanks.

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  29. Myiq2xu says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      No group, gender, ethnicity, or race as any more racist or bigoted legacy than any other. We’re all human. We do shit. Fuck them an their guilt trips.

      • leslie says:

        Fuck them an their guilt trips.”

        That has become a mantra for me. The more I see, the less bad (guilty) I feel about this hot mess. My father was Jewish. He knew exactly what it meant to be the target of discrimination. So we were taught to see everyone as the same. And I do – until they prove otherwise. And it makes no difference what their race, color, culture, creed, intelligence (purported or real). then I shake my head a walk in the other direction. I’m taking no responsibility for anyone or anything that I had nothing to do with. If he were buried, he’d be rolling in his grave. I’m certain his ashes are bouncing around somewhere as I write this – and not because I’m wrong but because these ppl are simply selfish, self-centered, nasty and irresponsible.

    • angienc says:

      Dear Rachel proves there is no such thing as “white privilege” — it’s a fairy tale made up by PoC to justify their racism against white people.
      Like Santa Clause, but evil.

      • Lulu says:

        It is really is a watershed of sorts. Fraud, madness of mobs, and going so far from logic that something looks like a pretzel brings it full circle. I am amused that it is happening in the waning cycle of Obama. The historical view of this mini-era will be “It was all bullshit.”

        • angienc says:

          Yep “It was all bullshit” said in Joe Pesci’s “My Cousin Vinny” voice. LOL

  30. And the hits just keep coming…

    Transracial 6

    • Lulu says:

      The problem with that is neither is “organic” with all the weaves, hair extensions, perms, fake fingernails, liquid tanners, bronzers, severely plucked eyebrows, lip plumpers, etc. Rachel the fake black woman is an excellent amateur beautician and makeup artist. She got the black woman look down which is often anything but natural. That is not a criticism either but it sure isn’t natural. Rachel took the grooming and beauty standards of another “culture” and ran with it. Her behavior to me is what makes her crazy not her choice of “looks”. She is playing dress up.

  31. Mt.Laurel says:

    I thought of that old stand by for wacky sibling hijinks:
    Marsha, Marsh, Marsha

  32. Myiq2xu says:

    Who said it?

    Recently, someone referred to my support of Hillary as dogmatic. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t do dogma of any kind. I would have called my support loyal. And I still support Hillary. She is the best candidate we have for many, many reasons. Bernie is a close second for me because he reminds me of what Democrats used to stand for.

    • Lulu says:

      Bernie is FDR? Truman, LBJ or JFK? Or Big Dog? On what alternate planet? He is a Socialist not a Dem for crying out loud. And a nutty one to boot.

    • leslie says:

      Bernie actually does remind me of what old time Democrats stood for. But after seeing where that would take us, I’m certain I could not vote for him at all. (All I need to know about Sanders is that he’s from VT. And that state is in the toilet.) A very good friend – who *hates* Hillary – who argued against her in 2008 – and who still supports TehOne – said if Hillary is the Dem candidate, she will vote for Bernie even if she has to write him in. I said, “What about the Republicans?” She was utterly horrified.

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