Monday, September 03, 2012

Californians Aren't Distinguishing Themselves In Charlotte

First you had drunken delegates mouthing off to hotel staff and (falsely) claiming to be a congressman, and now the chairman of the delegation compares Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels--a claim so out of line that both the Obama campaign and the Republican Jewish Coalition criticized him.

The convention hasn't even started yet.  What kind of stupidity can we expect once it does?


Can't Touch This said...

I doubt it will match the stupidity and blatant racism on display at the RNC.

That, and Clint Eastwood's prime time performance. Or as Jon Stewart calls it, A Fistful of Awesome.

Darren said...

Blatant racism--that's reserved for Democrats. But whatever, enjoy your hate!

maxutils said...

He didn't actually compare him toJoseph Goebbels: he QUOTED Joseph Goebbels, a noted propagandist. If you think a politician is lying, (and I don't . . . all the 'fact checking' I saw complained about omissions) it's fair to cite one of the most famous propagandists ever . . .even if you're wrong. He never said Ryan was like him. And it's certainly not racist, first because he didn't say, Joseph Goebbls: let's ethnically cleanse our nation. The ONLY reference was to a very famous quote about lying, meant to apply to any political agenda, and if anything, an acknowledgement that the NAZIs were lying.

Darren said... :
My final point: You just can’t win, if you’re a Republican. No matter what you say, you’ll be a racist. You know this — but here is an illustration, and one that features golf:

Two or three weeks ago, Bill Maher said about President Obama, “In many ways — especially for progressives — he is too white for them. He plays golf, he’s too cozy with bankers.” So, golf is white, in the “progressive” mind (or at least in Maher’s).

But then comes Lawrence O’Donnell to say, No, golf is black — and if you’re associating Obama with golf, you’re associating him with blackness. (Or Cablinasianness or something.) (Years ago, Tiger Woods coined the word “Cablinasian” to encompass his mix of races.)

Remember, if you’re a Republican, you can’t win — you just can’t. So you might as well just go ahead and live life.

Darren said...