You Knew This Was Coming, Right?

TRUMP OR CLINTON???!!!

TRUMP OR CLINTON???!!!

Super Tuesday is the Super Bowl of the presidential primary season.  There are happy winners and gloomy losers.   Tonight, forget the spin and you can even forget the results.   No matter who else won what or where they won it, the only real winners are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.    Everybody else are merely varying degrees of LOSERS.

The Bern lost.  The Cruz lost.  The Rubio lost yuuuuge!    The Kasich and the Carson don’t even matter because one guy is running to become someone’s vice-president and the other is selling books and building a brand.

Trump and Clinton are running the table everywhere except for Vermont (Sanders home state), Texas (Cruz’s home state) and Oklahoma where Cruz and Sanders both won. That’s something, I guess.  Winning your own state doesn’t count.  Losing it does.

Otherwise, how long can Marco Rubio play the “I’m the Alternative” to Frankentrump when he hasn’t won anything anywhere. Rubio is a dead man walking and when he loses Florida to Trump that’s the end for his thirsty, sweaty, no good, terrible, pretty bad campaign. Kasich and Carson?  They’re so irrelevant they barely qualify as speed bumps for the Trump Express.

Sanders will go on and so will Ted “I’m the NEW mainstream alternative!” Cruz, but to what end? Sanders has proven he can win young people, progressives and nobody else. Cruz is still the same extremist asshole he’s always been.   Both of them will soon go back to passing each other in the hallways of the Rayburn building and sneering at each other.

Looking forward to a brokered convention in Cleveland? Put down that pipe.  It’s not gonna happen. The GOP establishment waited too long and planned too poorly to knock off Trump. The Field of 15 has been whittled down to the Final Five and there’s no endgame in the mix, no secret plan, no one waiting in the wings to take on Trump. There’s no one riding to the rescue of the Republicans.

"You take the Blacks and the Latinos and I'll take the racists and the nuts and we'll divvy up the rest. Deal?"

“You take the Blacks and the Latinos and I’ll take the racists and the nuts and we’ll divvy up the rest. Deal?”

Frankentrump is your reality, Republicans. How ya like him now?    The Hildebeast is back, Democrats (if she doesn’t get indicted).  How’s that make you feel?  Better or worse?

Strange days have found us and it’s only going to get weirder as we go on.

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The Uselessness of Pet Negroes

 

“Yes, I DO own a Pet Negro and his name is Bennie!”

Now it says here, “And every white man shall be allowed to pet himself a Negro.Yea,he shall take
a black man unto’himself to pet and to cherish, and this same Negro shall be perfect in his sight. Nor shall hatred among the races of men, nor conditions of strife in the walled cities, cause his pride and pleasure in his own Negro to wane.”
~ Zora Neale Hurston

Regarding  the addled  Ben Carson who says any American-born Muslim who loves his country cannot dream of being its president and to the childish C.J. Pearson, this is what they are:  Carson is old enough to know better and Pearson is too young to know better.   They are conservative darlings.  They  are pets.   They are loyal lapdogs to their conservative masters .  They  are useless to the uplift and progress of the Black race.

Pearson is too young and dumb to President of the United States and Carson is old enough but too dumb to be the President of the United States.  He demonstrated his imbecility when Chuck Todd asked this question on Meet the Press.

“So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?”

“No,” he said, “I don’t, I do not.”

Carson isn’t only running for the presidency.  He has  a new book, A More Perfect Union:  What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties co-written with his wife, Candy.  The mad doctor explained in a letter on the book’s website why he wrote the book.

Many people have wondered why I’ve been speaking out on controversial issues for the last few years. They say I’ve never held political office. I’m not a constitutional scholar. I’m not even a lawyer. All I can say to that is “Guilty as charged.”

I believe that making a difference starts with understanding our amazing founding document, the U.S. Constitution. And as someone who has performed brain surgery thousands of times, I can assure you that the Constitution isn’t brain surgery.

The founders wrote it for ordinary men and women, in clear, precise, simple language. They intentionally made it short enough to read in a single sitting and to carry in your pocket.

Representative Keith Ellison’s religion disqualifies him to be president in Ben Carson’s America.

 

I wrote this book to encourage every citizen to read and think about the Constitution, and to help defend it from those who misinterpret and undermine it. In our age of political correctness it’s especially important to defend the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedom to speak, bear arms, practice our religion, and much more.


Carson has established himself as the candidate running against political correctness wherever he finds it,  but he’s the one in error if he thinks there is a hidden clause in the Bill of Rights which does not guarantee Muslims the same rights he has.
Dr. Carson,  here is what Article VI of the US constitution states: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”Dr. Carson here is how The First Amendment to the Constitution begins: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”

 

What about this do you not understand?  If you don’t understand the Constitution, maybe you should put your Bible away long enough to read it before you presumptuously attempt to run for the job defending the Constitution of the United States.   More importantly, your new book is about defending the Constitution.  How can that be when you clearly do not understand the Constitution?

U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison and André Carson are among the Muslims who Ben Carson say their religious faith disqualifies them from the presidency.   Carson’s bigoted Islamphobia disqualifies him from the presidency.

Here are a few words about C.J. Pearson, the 13-year old,  conservative activist and Ted Cruz supporter who spends a lot of time making videos denouncing President Obama and ripping into Muslims  including  Ahmed Mohamed. Very few words because it’s  wasted time to worry  too much time over what a child thinks about politics and it  doesn’t hold the fascination for me it does for Pearson’s fans.

Boy, go outside and play!

“Mr. President, what are your priorities here?”  Pearson says in his latest You Tube rant after the president’s  invitation to  Mohamed to visit the  White House, “Because in all honesty, I think you’re being ignorant, I think you’re incompetent, and I think you don’t understand reality.”

There used to be a time when children being rude to adults would earn them a sharp rebuke from adults.   It’s a different world now and conservatives who despise Obama applaud little boys with bad manners and no respect.   I don’t have that problem.  What’s ignorant is enabling this smart ass.  The one who’s incompetent is anyone who takes this kid seriously.   The one who doesn’t understand reality is this little smart ass.

 Pearson  is useful to  White conservatives who love their pet Negroes.  Anyone with a laptop equipped with a camera can make and upload a video to You Tube.  Does that make them a political scholar?  Pearson isn’t even be eligible to  vote for another five years.  This is not cute and it’s not wisdom.

Is there any reason anyone should take seriously  what a 13-year-old who still has pimples has to say about politics?   What typically comes out of the mouths of babes is pabulum and puke, not wisdom.  Come back when your balls drop, BOY.

 Carson is an egotist who doesn’t know what  he’s talking about and  Pearson is a mouthy little snot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about and both are really good at it.   As good and faithful Pet Negroes, they should simply wag their tails and allow their master to put their leash on so they can go for a nice walk and find a tree to spray.

 

Candy & Ben: life partners and partners in ignorance.

Snap Judgments from the 2nd GOP Debate (a.k.a. “Fear the Walking and Talking Dead”).

Now with 100% more Carly!

Now with 100% more Carly!

WINNERS WINNERS CHICKEN DINNER!

Marco Rubio:  (energetic and laid down some pretty good smackdowns on The Donald. Now what will he do with the spotlight?)
Carly Fiorina: (even better smackdowns of The Donald, but she’s running for a Cabinet position or another Senate bid)
Rand Paul: (probably too late to help much, but he joined in on The Donald Dogpile with enthusiasm.  Lindsay Graham and Piyush Jindal give you two thumbs up!)

I’M A LOSER, BABY SO WHY DON’T YOU KILL ME?

Ben Carson: (Hey! Doc! You’re right next to the front runner and you’re in second place in Iowa.   Kick his ass!  You think if she were in your place Carly wouldn’t? )
Jeb Bush: (Because he stayed awake better than the first debate, but he couldn’t have been much worse).

MEH.

John Kasich: (if you want to move up in the podium positioning Johnny-Boy, you gotta say something worth remembering besides you wouldn’t defund Planned Parenthood)
Donald Trump: (Ever see a team get a big lead on an over-matched opponent and keep running up the score?  That was Trump.  Punching on Paul’s poll numbers and looks is dumb).

WHY TRY HARDER?  OR TRY AT ALL?

Chris Christie: (STOP LYING ABOUT MY RECORD!    Aw shit.  That was me lying about my record!)
Scott Walker:  (Like cheese?  Like beer?  Visit Wisconsin.  We’ve got lots of both.  Why am I here again?  Oh yeah. To stop Kasich from taking my spot here)

DEAD RAT STUCK IN A PIPE.

Ted Cruz:  (So you were happy when George Bush selected John Roberts for the Supreme Court but now you’re mad he did?  First rule of politics, Ted: Never apologize and never explain Look how well that’s been working for The Donald, the shark to your pilot fish).
Mike Huckabee: (Is there a church somewhere with a need to hire a Bible-thumping, fire n’ brimstone preacher because this guy knows nothing about the U.S. Constitution).

WON SIMPLY BY NOT BEING THERE

Ronald Reagan:  Because he’s dead and didn’t have to watch these losers stumbling around on stage claiming to be St. Ronnie’s secret love child.

Say, why are we on our second Repubs debate before the Dems even have their first?  Isn’t it about time Hillary and Bernie and Marty all got together to spread the boredom around?  Since they both come from states without pro football teams, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb have nothing better to do this weekend.  Uncle Joe might even show up.  He’s always fun!

“My reason for not watching the GOP debate? Well, I’m dead, so there’s that…”

 

The Republicans Hate Slavery But Sure Love Talking About Slavery

“If I’m so stupid how come I’m richer than you schmucks?”

What in the hell is up with Republicans and their obsession for making these utterly inept and inane comparisons between slavery and anything else? Is this some new fetish with you guys or what?

Sarah “Pay Me!” Palin: Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” she said at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall fundraiser at the State Fairgrounds Saturday night. “When that money comes due—and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”

“Woo hoo! There’s nekked wimmen on the Internets!”

Rand “This Really Is My Hair” Paul: “With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to healthcare, you have to realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me,” Paul said recently in a Senate subcommittee hearing.

“It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.”

There’s a joke here, but Allen West’s parents made it a long time ago.


One-and-Done Loser Congressman
Allen West: “He [Obama] does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He’d rather you be his slave.”

Gifted hands. Brain dead mind.


Sean Hannity bestie Dr. Ben Carson:
“You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson, who is African American, said Friday in remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.”

“You been hymotized!”

Repeat Offender Michelle “Batshit-Crazy” Bachmann: Health Reform: In a 2009 speech in Colorado, Bachmann railed against healthcare reform. “What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass.” Claiming that many Americans already pay half their income to taxes, she said, “This is slavery…It’s nothing more than slavery.

National Debt: In January, Bachmann offered her now infamous take on American colonial history in which she declared that the Founding Fathers “worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.” Bachmann then framed her speech as an argument against the “slavery” of the national debt. “It is a slavery, it is a slavery that is a bondage to debt and a bondage to decline,” she said. “It is a subservience of a sovereign people to a failed, self-selected elite.”

In 2011, Batshit Bachmann and Rick “Foamy” Santorum were the two GOP presidential contenders to sign a pledge against same-sex marriage which included a passage that stated Black families were better off under slavery.

“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA‘s first African-American President.”

That’s okay, Rick. Nobody is taking you seriously.

Governor Goodhair Rick Perry: “I think we’re going through those difficult economic times for a purpose, to bring us back to those Biblical principles of … not spending all of our money, not asking for Pharaoh to give everything to everybody and to take care of folks, because at the end of the day, it’s slavery. And we become slaves to government.”

Extra Super Fun Fact: Perry’s family hunting camp was known as “Niggerhead” ranch.

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler: A Nevada assemblyman said he would vote in favor of legislation allowing for slavery if it was something his constituents wanted him to do.

Jim Wheeler, a Republican from Gardnerville, was talking to a crowd of Storey County Republicans in August he when said “yeah I would” vote for slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted.

If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” he said. “That’s what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours.”

Debated Sarah Palin. Was only the second dumbest person on the stage.

Fair and Balanced equal time inclusion from Joe “I Say Whatever Crazy Think I Think” Biden: Look at what they [Republicans] value, and look at their budget. And look what they’re proposing. [Romney] said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules — unchain Wall Street,” Biden said a rally in Danville, Va. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

Chattel slavery was an absolute evil and as practiced in the United States it became a monstrous abomination. All these cheap politicians and cheaper talking heads are not only engaging in racially insensitive and tone-deaf metaphors with their banal slavery comparisons, they are exhibiting lazy thinking to the extent they think at all.

Republicans in particular should know better. One of their own, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, an accomplishment his fellow Grand Old Party comrades point to with chest-puffing pride when they come in from criticism for their racial views.

It’s doubtful Abe would be down for the casual way Republicans throw the word “slavery” around today. After all, he is the guy who said, “Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

Me too, and it’s a little early, but how about a remake of 12 Years A Slave starring Palin, Perry, Bachmann, Paul, Carson, West and Wheeler? As the slaves.

Abraham Lincoln: Republican Slayer

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CPAC 2014: Empty Rooms, Emptier Rhetoric.

This room is actually full.  Everyone came dressed as empty chairs.

This room is actually full. Everyone came dressed as empty chairs.

Last week’s Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) was the annual gathering of the tribes of Right-Wing Nation.   Everybody who’s anybody in that crowd was there if they were on the good side of the event’s organizers.  Anybody  on their bad side wasn’t invited.

Apparently Blacks are on CPAC’s bad side.  The 2012 election results revealed the grim truth that the Republican Party has become an old, male, White and Southern vessel, much ado was made about how more had to be done to make outreach to those Blacks, Latinos, Asians and other people of color whom don’t find the Grand Old Party one they feel welcomed to be part of.   With that backdrop, CPAC conducted a minority outreach panel discussion.

The problem was there weren’t many minorities in attendance.   Or anybody else either.

The panel’s theme was GOP outreach to minority communities and the panelists were Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie and three Black political strategists: Jason Roe, Elroy Sailor, and Robert Woodson.   All benchwarmers and nobodies.

None of the Black conservative All-Stars were there.  Ben Carson and Allen West would have showed up but couldn’t take a break from the shoe shine stand.   Mia Love was watching some White woman’s kids.  David Webb was parking cars.  Tim Scott was bussing tables and Artur Davis was frying chicken.  Herman Cain and Crystal Wright couldn’t get off their day jobs at McDonald’s. Those burgers ain’t gonna flip themselves!

Conservatives don’t have a diversity problem.  They don’t even believe in diversity.  They believe they have a messaging problem.  They have a lack of Blacks who think as they do and can carry their message back to other Blacks.   An auditorium of row after empty row of chairs may look embarrassing to those outside of CPAC, to those inside CPAC, it’s not embarrassing at all.  Opening their arms to invite more people of color in sounds nice in theory, but as a priority it isn’t one.

For years Carson, West, Cain and their ilk have yammering like kindergarten kids cranked up on too much sugar in their cherry Kool-Aid how Blacks are taken for granted by Democrats.  How Blacks are played for suckers by Democrats.  How Democrats treat Black like slaves and keep them on their plantation.

“No, I don’t want Dr. Carson as a running mate. I’M a doctor!”

Here was an opportunity to show 30 million African-Americans what the conservative alternative is and they LITERALLY COULD NOT BE BOTHERED TO SHOW UP!   Outside of the Republican National Convention, CPAC is the biggest gathering of American conservatives and if they don’t care how old, how White and how unrepresentative of the country their movement is people of color won’t either.

A word about Dr. Ben Carson placing third in the CPAC presidential straw poll behind Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.  Big deal.   Carson is the current Great Black Hope of the White Right with some fantasizing he would be a Hillary stopper as he could dent her percentage of the African-American vote.

That’s a fantasy shattered by the reality that Carson would have to step out of his CPAC/Fox News comfort zone and actually face skeptical audiences unimpressed by his vagueness and real journalists who won’t pitch him slow rollers across the plate.   If “lack of experience” is a rap Republicans have hung around Barack Obama’s neck,  he looks like a Washington lifer compared to the callow Carson who has never run for any elected office, never served in a presidential administration and doesn’t seem to have any policy positions.  Even Horny Herman Cain was more qualified.

Carson is the featured Flavor of the Month.  He soaks up the adulation of the White Right like cornbread does gravy, but like cornbread, he’ll crumble under the pressure of an actual presidential campaign.

Right-Wing Flavor of the Month (photo credit: T.J. Kilpatrick/Getty Images)

Right-Wing Flavor of the Month (photo credit: T.J. Kilpatrick/Getty Images)

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Ben Carson is Still Saying Stupid Things.

Even I don't know what crazy-ass thing I'll say next.

Even I don’t know what crazy-ass thing I’ll say next.

At this week’s Values Voters Summit, Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned surgeon who has become a rising star in conservative circles, had to work hard to compete with some of the hyperbolic, alarmist and crazy rhetoric coming out of the gathering, but he found a way:

    Speaking at the Values Voter Summit this morning, Ben Carson told the audience that Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”

    In fact, Carson said, “it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government.” Claiming that the passage of health care reform was all about control, Carson said the entire push for the legislation originated with Vladimir Lenin, who knew that “socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.”

Please Massa! Don’t make me sign up for Obamacare!

I remember when Ben Carson was a brilliant surgeon, an American success story and a role model. Whatever happened to THAT guy?  Did his scalpel slip and he gave himself a lobotomy? Carson used to keep his beliefs to himself, but since rudely showing up President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, he has parlayed that classless act into a new gig as a Fox News contributor and is toying with the idea of running for president (but only if he’s asked to).

Some on the right seem to delight in casually comparing Obamacare to slavery as if there was no difference between the two.  Rachel Maddow pointed out this phenomenon on her blog.

…what’s up with Republicans’ preoccupation with slavery and health care?

This week, George Will drew a parallel between the Affordable Care Act the Fugitive Slave Act. Last month, a New Hampshire Republican drew the same comparison.

Fox’s Hugh Hewitt compared defunding the Affordable Care Act to repealing slavery on the air earlier this week. Two weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh also equated “Obamacare” and slavery.

I don’t imagine the right will appreciate this, but let’s make this plain: don’t compare slavery to anything but slavery.

I remember when Ben Carson was a brilliant surgeon, an American success story and a role model. Whatever happened to THAT guy?   Carson used to keep his beliefs to himself, but since showing up President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, he has parlayed that classless act into a new gig as a Fox News contributor and is toying with the idea of running for president (but only if he’s asked to).

There is something VERY MUCH WRONG comparing healthcare reform with slavery and if anybody needs an explanation about why it is, please don’t ask me because I have no patience or time for your stupidity.   Google “slavery” or go to Wikipedia if you need a history lesson.

If Dr. Carson wants to be taken seriously, stop pandering to White conservatives and try to help make the ACA work better and more efficiently. Any asshole can complain and most do. That’s not fixing a damn thing.   Comparisons of policies you don’t like to slavery or the Holocaust goes beyond being indelicate and headlong into straight-up ignorant and Carson’s overheated language is straight up ignorant.

Doc Carson is a narcissistic egotist who has made the unwise career move from a respected surgeon to just another Colored Conservative carrying the water of the White Right and proving them political cover so they can feel good about their racially motivated hatred for All Things Obama.

Carson joins his fellow stooges Allen West, Herman Cain, Jesse Lee Peterson and the other Good Negroes Fox News keeps on standby when they need a Black face to repeat White Right talking points.   In return, they pat Benny on the butt, scratch him behind the ears, and offer him a Milk-Bone that if he keeps being a good Toby they might even let him run for president one day.  Won’t that be nice!

Let’s make it plain:  Carson is a fame whore of Miley Cyrus dimensions and his nauseating sucking up to White conservatives and the lack of pride, dignity and common sense displayed by  the Black right makes me physically ill.

Benny C. has become a useful idiot for the Right and useless for anything else.

Shufflin’ Along With Shelby Steele

not shelby steele

Shelby chills on his day off.

Shelby Steele believes today’s Black leadership treads in victimhood, ducking responsibility and playing an old, played-out “Blame Whitey” game.

The verdict that declared George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin was a traumatic event for America’s civil-rights establishment, and for many black elites across the media, government and academia. When you have grown used to American institutions being so intimidated by the prospect of black wrath that they invent mushy ideas like “diversity” and “inclusiveness” simply to escape that wrath, then the crisp reading of the law that the Zimmerman jury displayed comes as a shock.

On television in recent weeks you could see black leaders from every background congealing into a chorus of umbrage and complaint. But they weren’t so much outraged at a horrible injustice as they were affronted by the disregard of their own authority. The jury effectively said to them, “You won’t call the tune here. We will work within the law.”

There’s another sort of establishment and that’s the one where Black conservatives talk about the Black experience, but not to other Black people who know it already.

That is why Steele’s sphere of influence is primarily limited to (gasp!) White male conservatives who say they are the true victims of racism, avoid any acknowledgement of the considerable advantages White Privilege affords them and are play an even older, but just as played-out game calleed “Why Can’t You Lazy Blacks Stop Complaining and Blaming Us Because You Aren’t White Like Me?”

“Can I be your Black Friend Forever, George?”

If Black liberals get paid to soothe White Guilt,  Black conservatives work their own hustle by appealing to White Denial.   Steele is fluent in the familiar language of the apologist and appeaser as he scorns the attention the “civil rights establishment” has paid to the unworthy Trayvon.

Why did the civil-rights leadership use its greatly depleted moral authority to support Trayvon Martin? This young man was, after all, no Rosa Parks—a figure of indisputable human dignity set upon by the rank evil of white supremacy. Trayvon threw the first punch and then continued pummeling the much smaller Zimmerman. Yes, Trayvon was a kid, but he was also something of a menace. The larger tragedy is that his death will come to very little. There was no important principle or coherent protest implied in that first nose-breaking punch. It was just dumb bravado, a tough-guy punch.

There was nothing in the Zimmerman trial that established Martin “threw the first punch.”   Nor is any truth to Steele’s slander that Martin was “something of a menace.”   After all, it is  the “cherubic” Zimmerman (as Steele lovingly describes him) who has the criminal record.

There is no need for similar acts of character assassination about Zimmerman’s character. The menace posed by his history is a matter of legal record.

The neighborhood watch volunteer who wanted to be a cop was arrested in July 2005 for “resisting officer with violence” and “battery of law enforcement officer.” Zimmerman got into a scuffle with cops questioning a friend for alleged underage drinking. Upon entering an alcohol education program, the charges were reportedly reduced and then waived. The next month in 2005, Zimmerman’s former fiance sought a restraining order against him because of domestic violence. Zimmerman sought a restraining order against her in return. Both were granted.

Despite Steele’s scurrilous slurs against a murdered and unarmed teenager,  it is  Zimmerman’s brushes with the law  establish he was the real “fucking punk.”   The White conservatives who make up Steele’s readership are not concerned with Zimmerman’s established record of criminality as much as they are the threat a unleashed Trayvon Martin might have.     It isn’t truth Rupert Murdoch is paying Steele to provide.   It is relief for poor, put-upon White conservatives who have nothing but fear and loathing in their hearts for every other Trayvon that hasn’t been murdered yet.

Steele is in the same class of race hustlers like Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Allan West, Mira Love, Niger Innis, Star Parker, Walter Williams, Larry Elder, Jesse Lee “thank God for slavery” Peterson, Uncle Tom Sowell, and of course Gentle Ben Carson.  With the exception of Carson, not one of them has any clout or following within the Black community.

“Sure. Just put on a hoodie and start running.”

Why would they? Their job is to represent themselves, not the interests of Black people as they show up at right-wing conferences, Tea Party rallies and Republican conventions telling the attendees what the are paid to say and smile pretty when the camera pans the audience so conservatives can point to those one or two grains of black pepper among all that white salt and flaunt their commitment to “diversity.”

Which is about an inch deep as it is wide, but somebody’s got to play The Spook That Sat By the Door., so why not Shelby Steele? He’s uniquely qualified to suck up to the White conservatives that keep him gainfully employed and will remain useful so long as he keeps making them feel good and exhibits he’s sufficiently grateful. When they’re done with him they’ll just throw him out and get another off the shelf just like him.

The next Shelby Steele will also specialize in dispensing useless advice to his core audience.  But that core audience does not include anyone who looks like Shelby Steele.

“Yes, I’m an ass-kisser, but I’m an EXCELLENT ass kisser.”

Sean Hannity’s Chicken and Biscuit Black Conservative Pity Party

Who ordered the chicken and biscuits?

Who ordered the chicken and biscuits?

They are a little late, but Black conservatives have just figured out there actually was a peculiar institution in America called slavery and to their credit they don’t much like it.

Because all the slave masters were liberal Democrats and their allies on the Congressional Black Caucus want to keep Blacks as slaves.

Did you know that Barack Obama has an agenda against Black Americans?  It’s true!   Thank God for the Black conservative to tell the rest of us what we’re too dumb to see for ourselves!

Sean Hannity invited some of his closest Negro friends over for “a special town hall meeting” where Hannity and a group of Black folks that think just like him (and when they don’t they keep it to themselves) sat around and sniveled  about being the Rodney Dangerfield of politics and why, oh why don’t they get no respect?

Among Hannity’s Pet Negroes were Star Parker, Jesse Lee Peterson, Rev. CL Bryant,  Bishop Council Nedd II, Crystal Wright, David Webb,  Ron Christie, Karl Miller, Deneen Borelli and a bunch of other Special Black Friends I’ve never heard of.

Oh yeah.  Uncle Ben Carson was there.  When isn’t he there with Hannity?   Does  Hannity carry Carson around in his pocket or  on a leash?

I miss that old-time religion of Black conservatism which looked down in disapproval on liberal White guilt.    We have an entirely new pack of victim cards but it’s the Black conservatives shuffling from the bottom of the deck.    With Hannity coaching them on these “Frederick Douglass Republicans” complain, gripe and cry–literally–about the White liberals making their lives hell as they suffer the rhetorical lash with Carson being their Mighty Mandingo warrior refusing to bend the knee or be broken by his Left-wing tormentors.

Pity the poor put-on Black conservative.  They live such a hard  knock life.  I’d cry about it if I could only stop yawning.  They just don’t get it.   It’s not that every other Black person has been brainwashed to reject most conservative dogma.   It’s more that Blacks have looked at the policies, practices and personalities advancing the Right’s agenda and rejected them as pretty scary stuff.

It’s a sad sight to watch  a group of middle-class Blacks  acting like whiny-ass kids and complaining how nobody likes them except Good White Folk like Sean Hannity.     It’s  embarrassing  to see  supposedly articulate, proud and respectable Negroes  pile over each other pandering  for  Hannity’s approval.    Oooh! Oooh!  Call on me, Mr. Hannity.  I think Obama sucks too!

The Sean Hannity whose softball interview “style” (he has no background in journalism) was on full display when Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman told the Fox News talking head he had “no regrets” and the shooting of the unarmed teen was “God’s will.”   The Sean Hannity who has all but appointed press spokesman for Zimmerman.   The Sean Hannity who palled around with White supremacist and Neo-Nazi Hal Turner.  The Sean Hannity who now declares “I am not a racist.”  THAT Sean Hannity?

Ben the Magic Negro and best buddy, Sean

Where is the spine of these  Negro conservatives who say Obama is “waging a war’ against Black Americans yet say nothing about the Republicans waging its own war to disenfranchise African-Americans voters.     They can ding liberal Whites for trying to keep them in their place, but they get mighty quiet when anyone points out to them how race still matters, how so many of the Blacks they consider brainwashed by the Left catch most of the hell from the Right.

Even the few sensible views expressed by the Black conservatives is undermined by the presence of reverse-race hustlers like Peterson and Parker whose primary reason to exist is to kiss a lot of conservative White asses and dance a jig for their entertainment.

What ultimately makes Black conservatives such as those that gathered on Hannity’s program so utterly useless is they are so eager to reassure their patrons they will faithfully attack all things liberal even as they ignore prior bad acts of bigotry by conservatives.    They whisper sweet nothings into the ears of White conservatives of tax cuts and opposing Obamacare while  they say nothing about economic inequity, mass incarceration  and the prison industrial complex,  unemployment,  substance abuse,  voter disenfranchisement or any of the other ills peculiar to the Black community.    Those issues don’t interest their patrons so they don’t interest Black conservatives either.   They’ll talk about their faith and belief in God, apple pie and the flag, but they won’t ask the tough  questions because they don’t want to unnerve and discomfort the Sean Hannitys of the world that give them a forum.

The cowardice of the Black conservatives who only gripe, bitch, moan and complain about White liberals while refusing to use their vantage point to call to account White conservatives only reinforces what was already clear.    These are nothing but race hustlers of a different political stripe and they are useless to anyone but insincere idiots like Hannity who uses these content coloreds to claim, “See, I’m not a racist.  I love Black people.  As long as they are Black people who agree with me.”

Black conservatives will never receive the respect they feel they don’t get as long as they are content to serve as beards to the White Right desperate to hide their own troubled racial past  while they try to create Carson into the Anti-Obama.     Good luck with that.  Real “Frederick Douglass Republicans” aren’t afraid to speak the truth to power even when its the powerful who looked upon them with favor.

These aren’t speakers of truth.   These are just well-dressed parrots repeating what they have already  heard.