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Obama calls Romney 'black'

by DailyKenn.com

I can never remember if it's the pot who calls the kettle or the kettle who calls the pot.

Either way, one calls the other black.

It's a euphemism that illustrates an extremist ideologue calling someone else an extremist ideologue. In this case it's Barack Obama accusing Mitt Romney of extremism.

Standard bearers of conservative ideals will immediately recognize the gaping hole in Obama's assertion. If ever there was a man who stood in the middle of the road, it is Mitt Romney. His detractors on the right are even fond of calling him Robama.

So what gives?

It's a classic case of projection. In this case, it's by design. Recall, if you will, the school yard bully who punched his classmate then told the teacher his classmate punched him. The bully's intent -- nearly always successful -- was to stress the teacher's objectivity and, thereby, cleanse himself (or herself) of the penalties of nefariousity*.

It's a 'my word against his' strategy.

This round of kettle calling began immediately after Romney exposed Paul Ryan as his running mate. The term ideologue began popping the ears of those who listen to pundits on TV, radio and elsewhere. "They're the extremists," they claim. "Billy punched me in the nose," the bully says.

Here are a few examples:

•  Messina: "ultraconservative ideologues"
•  Obama: Ryan is "ideological leader" 
•  Axelrod: "certifiable right-wing ideologue." 
•  Biden: "Right-Wing Ideologues Lining Up" 

The outcome is confusion; his word against mine.

And the bully gets off scottfree.

Sad to say there is a substantial number of dimwits living in America who are above voting age. Their votes cancel those of intelligent voters and, if there are more dimwits willing to vote Democratic than Republican, Obama will win the election.

Obama has the dimwit vote by a wide margin of 96 percent, about the same as the black vote. And therein lies the irony.

* A neologism.

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4 comments:

  1. Steven S. MellnickAugust 26, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    LOL, I actually discussed this very concept with a former professor of mine. A lot of laughs all the way around.

    Keep up the good work! There are those of us that enjoy reading your work on a regular basis and will continue to do so!

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  2. Thanks for the compliment, Steven.

    It nice to know there are those who appreciate my efforts.

    :-)

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  3. Kenn, I'm pretty sure it's the pot calling the kettle black.

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  4. There's a series of ESPN documentaries called 30 for 30 on Netflix. One of the episodes, 30 for 30: The Real Rocky, is the story of a boxer named Chuck Wepner. He went 15 rounds with Moo-ha'med Ali in 1975 and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write the movie Rocky.

    I didn't know Rocky was based on a real guy. Did you guys know that?

    What gives me the red ass is this: Just before the Ali fight, Wepner and Ali went on some live televised talk show. Before they went out on stage, Wepner says Moo-ha'med Ali barged into Wepner's dressing room and demanded that Wepner call him a "nigger" on the air.

    Wepner refused citing his many black friends and black sparing partners. But Ali persisted saying this would be great for business. 'Call me a Nigger,' he said, 'and we'll make this a race war.' Wepner refused.

    So they go on the show and Ali accuses Wepner of calling him a nigger. After that, the blacks on Ali's side (basically every black) had it out for the "white boy" and gratuitously disparaged his "whiteness".

    It enraged me to watch it and I bet it'll enrage you, too. I think every time some sensitive black calls ANYONE a racist, the response ought to be, "oh, so you're one of those 'call me nigger' blacks, huh?" -- followed by a laugh and a swift kick to the ball bag.

    Poor Wepner, huh? And this bullshit happened in 19-fuckin'-75.

    AND GET THIS!! If you go to the ESPN 30 for 30 website, this episode isn't even listed under the tab "All 30 for 30 films".

    Makes me sick ... almost 40 goddamned years of black race hustlers.

    The Senior Engineer

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