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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I, too, sing America.

So wrote Langston Hughes, the unofficial poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes, whose 65 years spanned the lynch mobs of the early 20th century and the race riots of the mid-1960s, intended a defiant reminder to a nation too often content to include him out, a nation quick to regard him as the eternal Other, separate from and threatening to, what they saw as the “real” America, i.e., the white America.

“I, too, sing America.”

It was his way of letting them know that he, too, belonged to America. And America, to him.

Hughes died 45 years ago this week, but the need for the reminder survives. Consider two headlines from last week about the revitalization of racially-provocative smears against President Obama. One story, originating in the New York Times, concerned a plan floated to — and wisely shot down by — a GOP Super PAC. It sought $10 million for ads tying Obama to incendiary statements by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. If that leaves you feeling deja vu all over again, it’s because that controversy was already litigated — and dismissed — four years ago.

This goofy plan to revive it envisioned the hiring of “an extremely literate, conservative African-American” spokesman (“How can you accuse us of racism? We’ve got us an extremely literate African-American spokesman!”) to argue that Obama lied when he presented himself as, ahem, a “black metrosexual Abe Lincoln.”

The second story was nearly as bizarre. It seems Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett told a radio interviewer it is “possible” he’ll hold the president off that state’s ballot unless he gets proof Obama was born in the U.S.A. Perhaps that makes you think Bennett, who has gubernatorial aspirations, is pandering to the lunatic fringe. Perish the thought. “I’m not a birther,” he said, presumably with a straight face. “I believe that the president was born in Hawaii — or at least, I hope he was.”

So it appears the fall campaign will turn, at least in part, upon a renewed effort to convince people that the president — a man they’ve seen daily for three years now, a man who, the polls suggest, voters find personally likable even when they disagree with his politics — is a scary and mysterious Other: “Hide the children, Martha — Obama is comin’!”

  • 101strac

    What a great article. Made me smile. Each week that passes, in which we are exposed to the idiotic tactics of that out of control portion (no small amount) of the republican party, I become more convinced that we will have President Obama with us for four more years. But I must admit to being a born pessimist, so I worry myself with the question of if, or when, Murphy’s Law will come into play. I hope and pray, that every republican negative statement, or unseemly tactic, which outrages us now, remains fresh in our minds, right up until election day

    • catball

      All I have to think of is Sarah Palin or Michele Bachman and that alone will make me run to the polls to vote for Obama.

  • majong13

    If Obama loses we will then know how influential these racists have been. He has been a great President and should win a second term.

    • ObozoMustGo

      ma… take another hit on your crack pipe!

      Have a nice day!

      • majong13

        Obozo, I must ask you to stop replying to me. I have to right to my opinions without you getting nasty. And I am not your mother.

        • ObozoMustGo

          relax ma… I’m just kidding with you. It’s all in good fun.

          Have a nice day!

          • 101strac

            Too late to start calling it fun now bozo, you have maligned far too many people

          • ObozoMustGo

            This is collective insulting, strac… there are no individuals on the left. I figured you lefties like it that way. Like Obozo says about his former girlfriend(s), your just composites of typical leftists. LOL 🙂

            It is all in good fun, strac. You would see if you followed all of my discussions, but I dont expect you to do that. Believe me, I take a great deal of abuse around here, but I dont take it personally. I kind of like it because it stirs things up a bit. And some of the insults thrown at me are actully quite funny! Others are rather sophomoric but its all in good fun.

            Relax. Life is much easier, strac.

            Have a nice day!

          • perplejado

            Obozo why don’t you make a comment that is based on rational thought and not personal insults. Your comments are as vacuous as any I’ve ever found. We all got the point long ago that you don’t support President Obama. Fine, we all understand that, now go find another place to spill your vile comments, or provide with us something that took longer than a nanosecond to formulate. Your insults only strengthen my conviction to get President Obama reelected, and I doubt that your winning any converts with your posts.

          • ObozoMustGo

            perp… I’ll copy my response to strac…
            strac… I don’t care a single iota of a crap whether or not you or any other leftist nutjob swimming in this sea of leftist insanity changes your mind or not. I don’t expect any of you useful idiots to be open to changing your minds. Most of you would vote for Obozo even if he was caught on tape performing lewd acts with underage people. Do you seriously think that I expect to change minds like that? HA!!

            Hope this helps.

            Have a nice day!

          • DurdyDawg

            @thebozo… “I’m just kidding with you. It’s all in good fun.”…

            … AND… You’re not that humorous either. As a matter of fact, that’s EXACTLY what school yard bullies say when they get caught.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Another junk piece from The Memo’s very own race hustler, Lenny Pitts. Lenny, do you see EVERYTHING through the lenses of race? Don’t you tire of the same old role of stirring the racism pot on behalf of the Obozo reelection propaganda machine? Dont be such a useful idiot!

    Have a nice day!

    • 101strac

      Bozo, I cannot see your abusive tactics causing one Obama Democrat to change allegiance, and vote for a republican president. I do however read of many republicans, shamed over what their party has become, openly stating their intent to vote against their party, and cast their ballot for President Obama. You probably have a following, a group of people who think, speak, and act as you do. But surely, even you know, they are not in sufficient numbers to influence the outcome of this election. The words I have heard used to describe your comments are unnecessarily abusive, juvenile, provocative,but not all that well informed.

      • ObozoMustGo

        strac… I don’t care a single iota of a crap whether or not you or any other leftist nutjob swimming in this sea of leftist insanity changes your mind or not. I don’t expect any of you useful idiots to be open to changing your minds. Most of you would vote for Obozo even if he was caught on tape performing lewd acts with underage people. Do you seriously think that I expect to change minds like that? HA!!

        And you think Obozo is going to win? Where are you from, strac? Either your black and think that because 90% of blacks vote for Obozo because he is black also, OR you live in one those leftist nutjob cities like NY or SF where everyone in your bubble thinks like you. The rest of America does not. Go stuff your head back up your arse!

        Have a nice day!

        • SaneJane

          There are a lot of people like you. I live in Alabama and rarely see any other kind. I understand your concerns and you have every reason to panic because you, and those like you, are a dying breed. Even if you should be victorious this election it will never happen again. This is the last chance the Republican Party will have to take the White House. You will become more and more frustrated, more and more panicky, more and more nasty, but in the end you will either be suffocated under all your negativity or we will have to wait for natural attrition to take it’s course. The days of successful appeal to the fears, anxieties and prejudge of an aging white population are almost over.

          • ObozoMustGo

            InsaneJane.. nice to hear from you again. I hope this day finds you well.

            And your wacky belief that people dont like Obozo just because he is black is racist in and of itself. You prejudge people simply because they are white. I say the definition of racism is judging someone by the color of their skin. What do you call it when 90% of black Americans support Obozo? This sort of unanimous support occurs in no other ethnic grouping, NOT even close. It appears as though they support him simply because of his skin color. I’d say that’s racist.

            By the way, Obozo is half white, half black. Just in case you didnt know.

            Have a nice day!

        • skytimer01

          Bozo, I know your weird tactics is against your own imaginary mind. Come on over to the side that loves you as an equal and vote for the re-election of (Our President, Barack Obama)

  • karinursula

    I like to agree with you 101strac, but I’m beginning to get very worried. Obozomustgo
    is only one of many who seem to think that racism is O.K. in this day and age.
    But if you ask any of these haters they will tell you with a straight face that one of
    their best friends is African-American. I tell you straight, the idea that Romney could
    be President scares me to death.

    • 101strac

      Karinursula, I understand that you have concerns about the outcome of this election. It would be unnatural not to be concerned. There is so much at stake for middle class America right now.( If such a class still exists). I happen to believe that by allowing worry and doubt to exist within you, it can somehow become contagious. Those people closest to you, Your Family, friends, and neighbors, will pick up on your negative vibes when talking about the election, and your negativity will become theirs. I guess I’m preaching here, and I’m sorry for that, but I believe the best way to approach this election is with a confident, upbeat attitude. brought on by the knowledge that there are more intelligent, knowledgeable, common sense voters out there than there are ranting, raving, radical racists who somehow seem to dominate these pages.

  • sleeprn01

    It seems that the GOP believes that if President Obama is re-elected he will pack the supreme court with activist judges, repeal the 2nd amendment, then with his neegro army of friends will confiscate all of the guns in America. Oh, hold on the GOP has already packed the supreme court with activist judges who seem to side with big business and big money. Yes, you are correct we need to remember these slurrs until election day.

    • skytimer01

      Sleepless, those remarks about (army of friends) is getting a little out of hand. What’s wrong with you?

      • sleeprn01

        Hi Skytimer, I hope that my comments really make people angry; angry enough to get out and support the president. The supreme court has already been packed with activist judges by the GOP and we have seen the poor decisions that they have made. I think we will see another poor decision later this month. I think that Justices Scalia and Thomas should be impeached; how can they remain neutral when making a legal decision when they have been seen at a right wing convention in California sponsored by the Koch brothers. These individuals are not being altruistic, they just want to buy the best president that money can buy.
        And the army to take away the guns is a sarcastic comment about our racist citizens. Remember, right after President Obama was elected, Texas ran out of ammunition because they were told by the GOP that Obama is coming to take your guns away. More lies and tricks from the party that made an art form of using of them; it started under President Nixon with operation gemstone I & II and it continues until today. Just more polished!!!! Oh, an with more money!!!!!
        Subject: [thenationalmemo] Re: Sing It Loud, An America Like No Other

  • Every time I see some pure racial garbage spewed out to discredit President Obama I get angry at the stupidity of the GO(T)P and its minions. At first I thought it was just made up stuff — but when I asked a neighbor why she disliked Obama so much, she replied “He’s a BLACK man in the WHITE house. Duh!!” I realized then that for some people, racism DOES exist.

    It appears clear, now, that the ‘tax cuts for the job creators’ hasn’t meant more money for them to create jobs — it means way more money for them to BUY POLITICIANS. How many more people could be working if the money thrown at the Super PACs had been invested in the work force?

    I see the hungry children, the homeless veterans, the elderly unable to take care of themselves — and then I see the RICH stashing money made from destroying companies for profit in the Cayman Islands and telling us how *wrong* it would be to have the uber rich pay a fair share, how wrong it would be to take away the oil subsidies when the oil companies are using the extra money to fund Super PAC attack ads.

    It all makes me sick.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Jerry… you know what makes me sick? Stupid morons like you that continue to eat the Obozo class warfare vomit as though it were filet mignon! I’ll give you a pass on the bullsheet about oil company subsidies and will repost my FACTUAL outline of exactly what so-called “subsidies” oil companies get. I’ll do this for you because if I asked you to name those subsidies you hate so much, you’d reveal just how dumb you are. You can thank me for saving you the added embarrassment.

      Here it is:
      About Those Oil Subsidies
      By Randall Hoven

      Everyone wants to end subsidies to oil companies, from President Obama to John Boehner and Paul Ryan. My question was “What subsidies?” Remarkably enough, CNN Money provided the answer.

      It turns out that they are all tax “breaks.” I even hesitate to call them “breaks” because some of them amount to little more than Congress defining accounting terms such as “capital equipment.” And the total amount of earnings not collected in taxes (which liberals define as a “subsidy”) is about $4 billion per year. Here is how that breaks down.

      Domestic manufacturing tax deduction — $1.7 B. This is a tax deduction given to every manufacturer in the US. Per CNN, it was “designed to keep factories in the United States.” If that deduction were eliminated for oil companies only, it would mean singling out oil companies from all other manufacturers.

      Percentage depletion allowance — $1 B. Any industry can write down a portion of the cost of its capital equipment as part of the cost of doing business. Right now, oil in the ground is treated as capital equipment. Again, this “subsidy” amounts to how the cost of doing business is defined. All companies get it, not just oil companies.

      Foreign tax credit — $850 million. Companies get credit for taxes they pay to other countries. All companies get this “subsidy,” not just oil companies. Should a company pay tax on tax? Should only oil companies pay tax on tax?

      Intangible drilling costs — $780 million. According to CNN, “[a]ll industries get to write off the costs of doing business, but they must take it over the life of an investment. The oil industry gets to take the drilling credit in the first year.” Among these four tax “breaks,” this smallest one was the only one that treated oil companies differently.

      The above tax “breaks” explain how much tax revenue is not collected from all oil companies. How much is collected?

      Exxon recently released its first quarter results for 2011. The number grabbing the headlines was Exxon’s profit: $10.65 billion in a single quarter. The number not given quite as much exposure was the taxes it paid in that same quarter: $8 billion, or 42% of income before taxes.

      And what does Exxon do with all that money it has left after paying $8 B in taxes? It put $7.8 billion into capital and exploration, as part of its plans “to invest between $33 billion and $37 billion per year over the next five years to develop new energy supplies.”

      In any other industry, that would be called “research and development.” Exxon is plowing 73% of its after-tax profits back into R&D. Who would be better at spending $4 billion of energy companies’ earnings in an attempt to provide our energy in the future: the energy companies or Obama’s energy czar?

      Do you know what oil company does get US subsidies, and not just tax “breaks”? Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company. According to the Wall Street Journal,

      The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month [August 2009] with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

      Just to re-cap a few pertinent features of these “subsidies” to oil companies that Obama wants to cut.

      They are all tax “breaks,” or earnings that oil companies get to keep, not money paid out from the US Treasury.

      The amount of earnings not collected in taxes is about $4.3 billion per year — about 0.2% of this year’s deficit and enough to fund about 10 hours of current US government spending.

      A full $3.55 billion of that amount (82%) is due to the way taxes are treated for all industries or manufacturers. To change these tax laws only for oil companies would require singling them out among all industries for special mistreatment. (I’m not a lawyer, but that sounds like a bill of attainder to me, something our Constitution forbids.)

      The only tax in which the oil industry seems to get special treatment compared to other industries is intangible drilling costs. The amount of that subsidy? That would be $0.78 billion per year — enough to fund less than two hours of federal spending in 2011, and not even half the amount we are lending a foreign-owned and state-owned oil company for drilling offshore Brazil.
      Oil companies already pay tax rates of 40-50% of income. For one company, Exxon, in one quarter of one year, that amount was over $8 billion, or almost double the so-called tax “subsidy” for all oil companies for an entire year.

      If you think oil companies enjoy some special privilege because of the money they throw around Washington, DC, consider that the Oil & Gas industry ranked only 19th in the amount of money contributed to politicians in the 2008 election cycle: $17.7 million. Who was number one? Lawyers, who contributed $126.9 million, or over seven times as much as the Oil & Gas industry. The Education lobby gave $37.4 million, more than twice as much as Oil & Gas.

      You might not realize it, but private oil companies don’t own much oil. Most oil in the ground, in fact 87% of the world’s supply, is owned by state-owned companies, and most of that by OPEC countries and Russia. Exxon, for example, owns only 0.68% of worldwide oil reserves. Venezuela owns 7.34%, more than 10 times as much as Exxon. What Exxon does is explore, drill, transport, refine, and distribute. It makes its money by doing things, not by sitting on capital.

      According to the DOE’s Energy Information Administration, every time you fill up your gas tank, more of your money goes to taxes than goes to refining costs and profits combined.

      Having said all that, go ahead and get rid of that special treatment of intangible drilling costs. Make oil companies write them down over the life of their investments, not just one year. Increase corporate taxes in the US, where corporate tax rates are already highest in the world. Collect enough money to fund the federal government for two hours.

      And of course, tell your constituents you don’t kowtow to those big, bad oil companies. Unless they’re owned by Brazil.


      Have a nice day!

      • Justin Napolitano

        So much BS from you Bozo. The bottom line is that the oil companies made 80 billion dollars in profit last year so they don’t need extra tax credits. Give the credits to companies that need them and maybe they will create some jobs. It took you twenty paragraphs, copied from some downloaded article, to say screw working people give it all to the rich.
        You are truly a piece of work.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Justin… If you knew how to read, you would know that the “tax breaks” are not tax breaks at all but simple accounting rules that apply to EVERY business in America. And the oil business pays billions and billions and billions in taxes already. You’re just a stupid useful idiot that buys off on the moron idea of class warfare and this straw man argument against those evil corporations that make those evil profits. How stupid can you be?

        • ObozoMustGo

          By the way, Justin, knowing that the oil companies made $80B in profit last year, how much profit do you think they should be allowed to make?

      • skytimer01

        Hi Bozo, you are good with numbers. So what suggestion do you have to get out of this economic downturn? Give us some meat to go with the potatoes. Our President Obama need our help. It’s a lot of children and adults out there that need the health care and education that many of us have. Help!!!

        • ObozoMustGo

          sky… where we are today is best summed up by the Sec’y of Treasury in 1939, Henry Morgenthau, Jr……….

          In 1939, ten years after the crash on Wall Street, the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., told the House Ways and Means Committee:

          “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong…somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises…I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started…And an enormous debt to boot!”

          History repeats itself, my friend. Obozo’s Keynesian motivated policies match FDR’s almost perfectly. Government debt and spending and more debt and more spending and m0re debt did not work then and it is not working today. It can’t work, sky. It can’t work.

          Think of it this way. For every dollar gov’t spends, since government produces nothing, it must first get that dollar in only 1 of 3 ways:

          1) taxation and fees,
          2) sales of debt instruments (Treasury bonds), or
          3) The printing press.

          Taxation takes money from the productive sector of the economy, and no one disputes the fact that we should have taxation. The problem with debt spending is one of scope and it’s effect on the overall budget. For example, if we had no debt, adding some during a slow down may be a positive. However, if we already have debt that exceeds our annual income, every new dollar issued must mean that a portion of existing revenues must be taken off the top to pay for interest on that debt. You guys on the left like to say “you cant equate government finances and private/personal finances as the same”. Not true. The laws of mathematics apply equally in all situations. Eventually, interest payments become an overwhelming component of the budget and all other legitimate expenditures government makes become squeezed. This is what you are witnessing in Greece.

          The 3rd option of printing money to paper over debts NEVER ends well. You know that and so does every other sane person that knows even the most basic history.

          The point is this: No matter where government gets the money to spend, debt spending takes from future tax revenues and money printing destroys the value of the currency and crushes retirement savings and fixed income people like seniors.

          Understanding the above, you ask where do we go from here? The answer is to do the exact opposite of what we are doing now. Reduce government and slash the budgets. Wipe out huge swaths of duplicate or triplicate regulations that drive costs so high. Increase freedom and free market economics. Slash or eliminate corporate income taxation since the reality is that there is no such thing since they just pass the costs onto consumers anyway. Flatten the tax code so we increase the tax base of people who are paying income taxes but decrease the rates with 2 brackets: none and 15% (or whatever) on everything over a certain amount.

          History has proven that the best economic plan is to allow for maximum individual freedom and free market economic choice at the lowest overall cost possible.

          The problem with this idea is that I don’t believe we have the political will in the electorate to support it. Too many people are getting too many goodies for free that are paid for by the labor of someone else. It’s like a drug addict who doesnt realize he’s on a crash course with the coroner, and he’s gonna lose.

          While you guys on the left love to play the compassion card and demonize anyone that does not agree with your prescription for a cure, you fail to realize that your prescriptions for the past cures have been utter failures. Yet, you keep thinking that we just need to spend more. This is why I say that “Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure”. Since the 1960’s and LBJ Great Society programs, EVERY SINGLE social ailment they sought to eliminate is at least 10 to 20 times worse now than it was then.

          This does not mean that conservatives have no compassion or that we dont care about the poor, downtrodden, or elderly. All it means is that we have different ideas about how to deal with them instead of creating never-ending and self perpetuating government programs that drain the public treasury and never fulfill their promise.

          I have to run sky. I hope this helps you to understand my positions on things better.

          Have a nice day!

          • skytimer01

            Hi Bozo, after further reviewing your response, there’s information that I miss.
            History, no doubt repeats itself. Trying to recover from a almost depression is hard. I understand that you can’t spend your way out of it, ” running up a credit card with no money to pay for it.” In past decades leading up to now has finally caught up with the spending. Some have gain profits from spending, others have lost. All this administration is asking, for a little help from those that did gain. And I don’t think that’s asking to much. But I really thank you for the insight, it helped a lot!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hello sky… thanks for reading. It is unfortunate that we (humans) just keep on repeating history. Although it is probably equally true that we do repeat some good things, as well.

            Regarding asking those that have “gained” for a little help…. were you aware that if we confiscated 100% of the wealth of every millionaire in America that we could only run the government for 1 year? 100% of the wealth of the Forbes 400 richest Americans would only run the government for 6 months. Almost 50% of Americans pay no Federal Income Tax. The top 10% (of which I am a part) pay more than 70% of all Federal Income Taxes. How exactly is that NOT paying our fair share?

            On that same topic, do you really believe that if we just taxed high income earners more, that the government would stop spending more than they take in? Like just because we raise taxes on people that earn $250K and up to 50%, that all of a sudden, magically, politicians will be come fiscally responsible? Please let me know if you believe this? I don’t really think you do.

            So while your perception is that it does not seem like you are asking too much, those of us on the other side see it as though you’re asking us to give the heroin addict just a little bit more in his dose. Believe me, most rich people I know would take the trade off of higher taxes with a Constitutional Amendment that REQUIRES hard and fast a balanced budget IMMEDIATELY, not in the future, and that the national debt MUST be paid off within 10 years, or whatever.

            Why is it that we the tax payers are the ones being asked to sacrifice and the politicians and bureacrats are not? When do they have to sacrifice and cut their spending?

            Anyway, thank you for your discussion, sky. I very much enjoy speaking with you and learning your positions and thoughts.

            Have a wonderful day, sky!

  • Thanks a lot, Leonard! I personally had not heard the “..hide the kids…………” comment. You media nuts just can’t seem to let a dead horse lie. You keep giving these crazy people who make these weird comments exposure in the press which just fuels the issue. If you think the comments are so despicable, why bring it up?

  • tajnia hawthorne

    The only Native Americans- are Native Americans. Every one else either immigrated here, or was DRUG here – in servitude.

  • howa4x

    The whites are running scared. They will stoop to new lows to prevent Obama from a second term. Most of the right wing think it was a fluke he got in anyway and blame the election on that old softy McCain who refrained from race baiting. This is the new Republican party though, freed from restraint and empowered by the mid terms. They want to stomp on Obama and not just have a healthy exchange of ideas. Remains to see if Mr. etch-a sketch bows to the pressure to get down in the dirt or stays above it. It’s amazing they call themselves the party of Christ.

    • ObozoMustGo

      howa… dont you have an Occupy encampment you need to be at? At least there, you have a shot of getting laid, crapping on some cop cars, begging for food, getting plenty STONED, throwing bricks into crowds, and generally causing chaos and trouble all the while you’re screaming for “fairness” even though you do nothing for it. Sounds like a perfect way to kill a summer, doesnt it?

      Have a nice day!

      • howa4x

        Written like a true white racist Obozo.Don’t deal with the issues just attack me instead. I’m not an occupy person but someone in my mid 60s who has done my share of trying to make this country a fairer place. You must be a Tea Party member that carries a sign that shows Obama with a bone in his nose, or a klanman with a holloween outfit, I mean hood. Must be hard for you now Women, latinos, gays all want their rights and you the poor white man holding on to what little comfort you have, that Republican state governors are at the forefront of trying to jam objects into women, or laws against gays, union busting. I feel bad for you that you’re so easily led around by the 1%. Do you love being their as..wipe?

        • ObozoMustGo

          howie… YOU are the racist! You voted for Obozo just BECAUSE he is black. It certainly wasnt because of his stellar legislative or professional credentials. HE HAD NONE!!! How the heck did you make it into your 60’s without wandering out into traffic, you slack-jawed moron? HOW????

          By the way, Obozo is 1/2 black, 1/2 white. In fact, I’d say he’s probably more white than black since his white mom and white grandma raised him. Wouldn’t you agree?

          Have a nice day!

          • howa4x

            Obozo you’re a fool. I didn’t vote for Obama just because he was black, I voted for him because McCain was going to continue the disasterous policies of the Bush Administration, which caused the biggest crash since the great depression and had us engulfed in 2 wars. Bush(your hero)was the only US president to cut taxes for the rich while at war. He plunged this country into debt, and left Obama with the biggest mess since FDR. The 1% shipped 2.9 million jobs out of the country and your other hero Romney hid his 250million in overseas accounts. Another one of your heros Dick Chenny gave Haliburton a 6 billiion no bid contract for the Iraq war, and this company repaid the american taxpayer by relocating to Dubai And not paying any taxes. And you want to blame Obama for what? Calling me names won’t change history. You want to elect people who are against your own self interest. Tax cuts for the rich don’t help the middle class! You’re the slack jawed fool for voting against the intersests of your family and for policies that will eventually hurt your own children. so who is really the fool

          • ObozoMustGo

            howie… did you copy that propaganda straight off of Obozo’s campaign website? Did you? Next thing your gonna tell me is that Obozo is the most fiscally responsible president in the last 5 presidents, arent you? Come on…. tell me that… Go for it.

            Uhhhh…. hey you old moron… your messiah has taken ownership of those tax cuts with his approval to extend them. Now he wants to go back to the Clinton Tax Hikes after being against them.

            By the way, I never defended Bush’s fiscal record, but in fact have criticized it. Look over my many posts on this site explaining just that point. You leftist nutjobs complain about his tax cuts but the truth is that Bush made the tax code much more progressive taking the percentage of Americans that DO NOT PAY ANY FEDERAL INCOME TAX from around 41% to 47%. That’s something you useful idiots of the left should support.

            Bush came into office with about $6T in debt and left with about $10T in debt. He’s responsible for about $4T of increase AFTER 8 YEARS.

            Obozo came into office $10T in debt and is now $16T in debt. He’s increased it $6T IN 3.5 YEARS!!!!!!!!!

            Bush was bad, Obozo is an absolute disaster! Face the facts.

            Have a nice day!

          • skytimer01

            Hi Bozo, did you vote for McCain because he’s white.

          • ObozoMustGo

            I voted for McCain because I know Obozo is a committed leftist idealogue with the idea that he wants to “fundamentally transform America”. I knew McCain was not a good candidate, but I also knew he was not a hardcore leftist idealogue like Obozo is. Sadly, I have been proven correct.

            Have a nice day!

    • Justin Napolitano

      That’s right the Republican party is showing that it is a racist, bunch of malcontents hell bent on destroying themselves no matter what. They will kill themselves while only slightly wounding people they don’t agree with and claim it was a victory.

  • ObozoMustGo

    The Holy Trinity of the leftist nutjobs = race, gender, class…. all problems can be broken down into one of those 3 categories for you leftist nutjobs. All sorts of victim classes can be created and divided up into one or more of those 3 categories.

    Have a nice day!

  • The great melting pot is finally coming into it’s own. Thank you Mr Pitts for a very insightful article.

  • I like your article!…And I agree that America is changing toward a more liberal lifestyle…And this change will be good for our country!…Conservatism will die away with the folks who are holding on, holding on and afraid to make a change in their lives.

  • joyscarbo

    No one get too worked up over Bozo…he’s just upset that his buddy Mitt is going to lose come this fall. He can’t love Mitty AND despise those who are left leaning. Remember, Mitt said that he was LEFT of Ted Kennedy! He supported gay rights and women’s right to choose! Mitt created Romneycare in Massachussets! Bozo’s has to be worried Mitten’s sincerity of his declaration: “I’m severely conservative.” That’s some sure bet you got there, Bozo!!
    Poke..Poke…Have a nice day!

  • ObozoMustGo

    Democratic National Convention Schedule released by WikiLeaks!

    Democratic National Convention Schedule
    4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
    4:05 PM – Singing of “G_D___ America” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
    4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama
    4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ led by Michelle Obama
    4:30 PM – Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire – Hillary Clinton
    4:45 PM –Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing “Great Balls of Fire”
    5:00 PM – UFO Abduction Survival – Joe Biden
    5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite
    5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States
    6:00 PM – Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2- Hour Answer
    8:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
    9:00 PM – Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl
    9:15 PM – Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo – Michael Moore
    9:45 PM – Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangell
    10:00 PM – Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners
    10:30 PM – Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ, & Afghanistan
    11:00 PM – Obama Energy Plan Symposium /Tire Gauge Demonstration
    11:15 PM – Free Gov. Blagojevich rally
    11:30 PM – Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
    11:45 PM – Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish – Obama Presiding
    12:00 AM – Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Mahre
    12:01 AM – Obama Accepts Nomination, declares that the Kenyan thing was a distraction, he was really born in Bethelehem
    12:05 AM – Celestial Choirs Sing
    3:00 AM – Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech
    OPTION: Closing with a Declaration of War on the rich To be decided just before the Convention

    • skytimer01

      Bozo, Thank You, for the Gop schedule in Tampa. The fictitious names are amazing, you spelled them correctly. You are better than fox news.

      • ObozoMustGo

        sky… my personal favorite is Obozo’s 11:45PM time slot… hehehehehehe

        Have a nice night!