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Caitlyn Jenner makes it official for California governor
Lachlan Markay, Alayna Treene, Jonathan Swan
Former Olympic decathlete and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner on Friday
officially announced her bid for governor of California.
This is a 'progressive' nightmare.
The idea that the first trans-testicle governor could possibly be
<gasp!> a Republican is giving them a hilarious series of aneurysms.
I was thinking that the Dems couldn't possibly challenge Jenner
because of his trans- bona fides
Why were you thinking that?
Because they'd be terrified of being called trans-phobic.
That seems to be the way Democrats think. Anytime anyone criticized
Obama, they were accused of being racist.
When it came to Obama, there was an amazing list of ridiculous 'code words'
Don't you dare call Obama "angry", even when he clearly is angry about
something. According to MSNBC host Toure, that's racist!
The Obamas and their core team of astroturfers, pay-for-play schemers, and
powerbrokers all hail from the Windy City. This is a simple geographic fact,
but in progressive of pallor Chris Matthews' world, it was an insidious racist
'dog whistle'. The frothing cable TV host attacked Republicans who had the
gall to remind voters of the ruthless Chicago way.
Fox News contributor Juan Williams accused conservatives of deep-seated
bigotry when they showed any public reverence for our founding principles,
documents, and leaders. "The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on
euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial
content of his message," Williams wrote. "References to a lack of respect for
the 'Founding Fathers' and the 'Constitution' also make certain ears perk up
by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core 'old-fashioned American
So don't talk about the Constitution, got that? It's raaaaciiiist. If you ever
find yourself wanting to hum the "Schoolhouse Rock" version of the Preamble,
heed these three words: Stop the hate!
A significant percentage of American voters believes that qualifications
actually matter when running for the highest office in the land. Chilling,
isn't it? They might as well sport KKK hoods. In the judgment of one Basil
Smikle of The Century Foundation, "experienced" is a dreaded "racial code
Intoned Smikle: "Experienced? Does it really mean the time that he spent in
the Senate, or does it mean, 'Well, does that guy have the same kind of
experience in life that I have?' What does inexperience really mean?"
Maybe it just means what critics meant it to mean: "Does this guy have
experience beyond the measly 304 days he served when the U.S. Senate was in
session before he announced his first presidential bid?" I know: Racist!
(5) Food Stamp President
At the dawn of the modern federal food stamp program, one in 50 Americans was
enrolled. In 2014, one in seven Americans was on the food stamp rolls. The
majority of them were white. Obama's loosening of eligibility requirements
combined with the stagnant economy fueled the rise in dependency. "Food stamp
president" was pithy shorthand for the very real entitlement explosion.
Democrats fumed when this title was bestowed Obama and decried its purportedly
racist implications. But who were the real racists here? As Gingrich scolded
the aforementioned race troll Chris Matthews: "Why do you assume 'food stamp'
refers to blacks? What kind of racist thinking do you have? You're being a
racist because you assume they're black, when in reality most on food stamps
Oops. Time to find a new code word.
This one's a gobsmacker. Beltway barnacle Lawrence O'Donnell appeared on cable
TV to decry Republicans who mentioned Obama's frequent golf outings. He
singled out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's convention speech
Wednesday night, which joked that Obama "was working to earn a spot on the PGA
tour". The warped racial radar of pasty Lawrence O interpreted this golf joke
as "Obama = Tiger Woods = RACISM".
"These people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can
find in every one of these speeches." O'Donnell expertly explained. "Things
are getting lower and lower by the day," now-fired host Martin Bashir agreed.
I'd say this is all Greek to me, but that's probably racist, too.
(7) Holding down the fort
Obama's State Department diversity officer advised us, based on admittedly
dubious history, that "holding down the fort" is an anti-Native American idiom
that has no place in U.S. discourse.
Example: "I know you guys have been holding down the fort."
Oops, that was actually Obama at a Tampa rally in 2008. But I'm sure it's not
racist when *he* says it.
(8) Kitchen cabinet
Radio talk-show host Mark Thompson jumped on Romney for using this phrase--
coined to describe Andrew Jackson's administration in the 1800s-- at the NAACP
convention. Romney was referring to a close member of his staff during his
tenure as Massachusetts governor. "To talk about being in the kitchen and not
talk about an African-American actually being in your cabinet is really not a
good metaphor to use with African-Americans," Thompson blasted.
Is it racist to ask: Huh?
Left-wing Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky accused Romney of
"race-baiting" by wielding the term "Obamacare". The Beltway shorthand for the
behemoth federal spending and entitlement program exposed Romney as a
"spineless, disingenuous, supercilious, race-mongering pyromaniac" because it
is a "heavily loaded word," Tomasky railed.
How then to explain the use of the Bull Connor-channeling epithet by none
other than the Obama campaign, which peddled "I like Obamacare" T-shirts on
its website? Or Obama himself using the term and saying he liked it?
Logic must be racist.
Stay with me here. Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart had a problem with
Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry calling Obama "privileged". Spotlighting his
elite education was tantamount to racial bigotry because it insinuates that
"he took the place of someone else through affirmative action, that someone
else being someone white".
And here I thought it was a simple description of an out-of-touch academic
whose crony Chicago ties of all colors gifted him with access, money, and
power that the vast majority of Americans don't have.
Several progressive black intellectuals excoriated 2008 GOP vice presidential
candidate Sarah Palin for this statement: "They know we're at war, and to win
that war we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the
"Professor," professor Charles Ogletree said, was code for "uppity".
This translation service is available only to credentialed Ivy League
eggheads. A saner criticism would be that Obama was never a professor of law,
but an untenured lecturer. And if it's racist to say *that*, tell that to
Hillary Clinton, whose 2008 campaign made the same point.
The New York Times accused McCain of racism for labeling Obama a "celebrity
president". The Times failed to explain how comparing Obama to the moneyed
elite of the nation is racially derogatory, but if they said it's racist, I
guess it must be.