Everyone That Stood Up To Hillary For Tulsi Needs To Have About A Million Seats

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Time for everyone to have infinity seats.

For days I have watched people become increasingly more hysterical over La Hillary saying some perfectly reasonable things, which apparently is illegal. For one, she basically called Jill Stein what she is–“a Russian asset” lol, or in layman’s terms, “A Useful Idiot.” Next, she went in on Tulsi Gabbard for there being suspect websites in favor of her and high level of troll activity supporting her. This is something I don’t even need to fact check. I know it’s true. I get trolled by these unamerican accounts all the time; they all either have accts that were dormant for years that suddenly woke up this spring or summer, or they are brand new accounts that appear to have been created specifically to troll Democrats, especially me, and my followers in the K-Hive. This could because they love trolling all of the people who were on the “Tulsi Gabbard Twitter Enemy List” last spring, and I was lucky enough to reach number 22. Only number 22? How lame. I deserve better treatment.

Yeah, I was robbed, that much is clear, and it was unfair. I submit that I should have been much higher on the list (a lower number) since I despise Tulsi far more than many of the people who suspiciously ranked better than me. I mean, whoever made the list said I was BAD BAD BAD. That’s 3 bads. Nobody else got 3 fucking bads. I should have been in the top ten. The makers of that ranking chart need to have a fucking seat.

As you know, I often call on people who are “doing the most” to have between a million and a billion seats, for many very good reasons. One helpful reason is they need to sit their asses the entire fuck down and shut that shit the complete fuck up. Like, they need to do it right fucking now. This includes “Democratic” candidates for the Presidency, like the always annoying and never quiet Bernie Sanders, and even my boy Beto (how could you? I forgive you because you’re not Bernie, but stop it). Sigh. Strange bedfellows.

That’s not all that’s strange about this “Hillary Called Me A Russian Asset On A Podcast” story that Tulsi Gabbard and the entire media have been weaving. The strangest part is that Hillary never actually said Tulsi was a Russian asset at all. Recall, I wrote a thing about that very thing last week and in that piece I made sure to highlight the fact that I actually LISTENED to the actual fucking podcast so that I actually heard what Hillary was actually saying instead of trusting anyfuckingbody in the media to transcribe anything Hillary says for me. There is this weird thing in the media where they focused an extraordinarily extreme amount of time on Hillary’s boring ass emails while pretty much giving Donald Trump a pass, normalizing him even, and it made me not trust a fucking thing they said in regard to Hillary.

Since Bernie obviously only reads above the fold, never listened to the podcast, and is likely bitter about losing to Hillary, he forcefully defended Tulsi from shit Hillary didn’t say. Let me remind you that Bernie called Hillary unqualified based on a headline saying she called him unqualified, but she had never said THAT at all.

I suppose it might be outrageous if anybody had actually said it, Gramps. You look like an asshole who is still bitter about being beat by a woman.

Other people who can have seats: Marianne “Queen of the Moon People” Williamson, Andrew “Don’t Circumcise Your Baby’s Wang” Yang, Jill “Remember When I Punked Y’all Out of Recount Money” Stein, Van “I Block Black People Because They Read My Ass” Jones, and even Cory “I Think About My Girlfriend All Day” Booker and Pete “I’m Friends With Zuckerberg Who Sold The Last Election To Trump” Buttigieg jumped all the hell over Hillary to defend Tulsi and they can each have about a Trillion seats. 

Raw Story:

President Donald Trump has attacked former Sec. Hillary Clinton over the weekend for trying to blame Russia for everything. In fact, The New York Times story that quoted an interview with Clinton mistakenly alleged the quote. It was incorrect and The Times has fixed their error.

Clinton never said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was being “groomed” by the “Russians,” according to an update from The Times.

Oops!!! I suppose everyone who attacked Hillary for saying Tulsi was a Russian asset will hurry up and apologize for their grievous error that has the potential to destroy Hillary’s reputation? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!! Yeah right. Rarely does anyone apologize to Hillary or even admit to making a mistake in whatever bullshit they spread about her.

Republicans were ‘grooming’ her as a third-party candidate,” The Times said in a corrected report (emphasis from RawStory).

Oh, what’s this? REPUBLICANS were grooming Tulsi? Why don’t we have a million articles and candidates who I’ll never vote for coming out and defending Tulsi on THAT? Is it because it’s kinda obvious since Trump wanted to give her a job, she’s a DINO, she goes on Fox to rail against Democrats, and has a 1990s view on abortion.

 

I haven’t even gotten to the strangest part of Tulsi’s gyrations over Hillary not saying she was being groomed by the Russians: Tulsi seems to think she can compete with Hillary for some reason.

“It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me,” Gabbard tweeted about Clinton. “Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Tulsi. What the fuck kind of weed are they growing in Hawaii? I know they usually have the fire, but damn boo, it makes YOU say dumb ass shit.

From Washington Post:

Defenders of Gabbard, including those on the right and the populist left who regularly oppose the Democratic establishment, may attempt to color Clinton’s critiques of the lawmaker as bitterness coupled with the former secretary of state’s desire to bolster a more centrist candidate’s campaign. But experts in the field of Russian interference view manipulations of Gabbard’s campaign as potentially harmful to the 2020 election in ways that are similar to the previous election. And for those who are concerned about the integrity of the U.S. election process, that is a much bigger issue than Gabbard’s personal feelings.

Hi. This is not about your stupid ass personal feelings about Hillary anymore, this is about our Democracy, something Many of these very important people who defended Gabbard all profess to care about deeply. The media seems to be stuck on trying to prove they were right to treat Hillary like shit while giving Donald Trump a free pass on all of his faults. I’m tired of this shit, so the media can have 100 trillion fucking seats.

RawStory

Washington Post

Marketwatch

Liz Warren Lied To A Black Woman’s Face After Giving Speech About Black Women

(This post has been edited to reflect that Ms. Field is NOT the daughter of Ms. Carpenter.)

Look at how stuck Liz looks….

Okay. So, do you remember the other day when Liz Warren was giving a speech on Black Women and was protested by a group of black and brown parents? If you spend a GODAWFUL amount of time on political social media, you would have noticed quite a few Blue Checks losing their shit over some “Walton family funded (hold on, let me look) narratives” and “smear tactics” done to Queen Elizabeth Warren that day.

Why all this drama? Because Liz lied to the protester who organized the protest about “both” of her children going to public school, and her supporters couldn’t take it. Liz has 2 children; her daughter went to public school, and her son spent some years in private school. The woman heading up the protest knew that. Liz knew that. But in the moment when asked about that, Liz said both of her kids went to public school. Her campaign later came out and admitted her son went to private school.

I’m about to tell you the entire weird ass convoluted stupid ass story, but just know that the main point is Liz got protested, and lied to the woman’s face. I will try not to make it a 3,000 word jeremiad on Lizeralism, or go on too many tangents. Continue reading “Liz Warren Lied To A Black Woman’s Face After Giving Speech About Black Women”

Three Winners, Three Losers, and 4 Who Were Just There

Who won last night’s debate? Well, let me get out ahead of some of the white male punditry and give you my final analysis RIGHT NOW. I spent the evening watching the debate a total of three times. That should tell you not to believe a goddamn thing that asshole Andrew O’Hehir says over at Salon. While the rest of the political world seems to think Harris had a solid to outstanding night, Andy-pants seems to think it was a perfect opportunity to spread his privileged white dick opinion, and opine about her lack of authenticity

But the problem is precisely that performance is the only basis on which to judge Harris, because her actual personality and principles are impossible to discern.

Wow. You’re a fucking asshole, dude. Meh, it’s from Salon, and I won’t link to it because I’d like to spare you from having to view a white dude damn near lose his shit because a black woman did well in a debate. I think he’s triggered.

On to more important matters! Completely moderated by women, this debate was actually the best so far; it ran so smooth that I have realized we need one change to make ALL debates awesome.

Fire the men.

Winners

Number One–Kamala Harris–Top Winner

Kamala Harris definitely had a good night, and not just because Tulsi had a bad one. To that point, Harris’ jab about Tulsi being a Fox News favorite seemed to deflate Rep. Aloha instantly, leaving her open to get smacked around by Mayor Pete later on. Harris also made issue with Pete’s fraught relationship with black voters, getting Pete to agree to her criticisms. Let’s take a look at what Harold Meyerson at TAP had to say.

Of the two children of leftwing professors on the stage, Buttigieg had a bad night and Kamala Harris had a very good one, indeed—returning to the form she showed in the first debate. I don’t think she was the best presidential material on that platform, but she might well be the best candidate to take on Donald Trump on a debate stage

I saw that too. Out of all the candidates, Kamala seemed the most ready to take on Trump, and if she had the backing of Democrats at large, Trump may resign rather than face her.

But Harris has a touch of earthiness that no other Democratic candidate can equal, as in her answer on Donald Trump’s wooing of Kim Jung Il: With all due respect to the gravity of presidential debates, she began, “Donald Trump got punked.” 

Damn straight. You cannot defeat Donald by pumping up your tiny baby struggle-fist and nattering on about snatching pennies out of billionaires’ ashtrays/coin dishes to pay for The American Dream. Trump will simply bring up his “Beautiful Spectacular Plan To Make Everything Golden Awesome” that will be “so cheap, you won’t even believe it when I tell you! Believe me.” 

The balance between her qualifying opening clause and her blunt declarative assertion was a thing of beauty. If manner were all, Harris would be a great president.

Amen. Her performance was a thing of beauty.

 

Number Two–Cory Booker–Big Winner

Cory Booker had his own little bit of awesome when he broke free from whatever had a stranglehold on his snarker, and has caused him to be all types of weird all year long. I have long attributed Cory’s weirdness to that thing where you fall in love and want other people to love people and be a good person like you are. I have tried to be patient with his kind, Christian, caring, compassionate…Okay, it’s starting to look like maybe I’m a misanthropic beyotch, and need to let a little love into my tiny, shrivelled heart.

But gah, can I just say something?

Cory. For the love of gOD. Please marry your girlfriend so she’ll be your wife. Then y’all can learn to hate each other a little bit so your miasma of lovey-doveyness doesn’t get on me. It might burn or tingle or make me be nice to folks I’m seriously grudging on.

I’m done. I swear.

Cory, for his part, had come prepared to make fun of Biden for acting old on the subject of weed. Now we all know Cory is high on life, but Cory was damn near sure JOE had been puffing on the Jazz cigarettes when he came out against legalization of cannabis.

Number Three–Amy Klobuchar—Winner

Amy managed to knock out a win by being consistent and having one thing Pete, Warren, and even Bernie seem to lack when it comes to getting things done: Receipts. Amy let us know she raised $17,000 for her first run from ex-boyfriends. Yo, to me, this is an amazing feat, something only the craftiest mastermind, or a very blunt and honest person, would be able to accomplish. Oh, also, all of my exes are brokeasses, so, don’t mind me. Maybe y’all listened to your moms and only dated men with a job every time.

Well, ain’t we fancy.

Number Four–Pete Buttigieg—He Knows a Lot of Words

Okay, I was gonna write this long thing on Pete and how I can’t tell him apart from Vermin Supreme or Miss Teen South Carolina in transcript form, but that’s a mean thing to say, so I’ll not comment on that word potato salad with raisins. I will just post what I tweeted.

What the fuck is Pete talking about? That shit didn’t make sense. It was nonsense he ate and shat out an served up to us like it was supposed to be inspiring and hopeful. I sometimes think that maybe Pete has never had any reason to lose hope, therefore he has no idea how one would inspire it. McKinsey speak is the WORST. I liked him better when he was the Assistant Manager of Kinney’s Shoes at the mall.

Fuck you, I said it.

 

Number Five–Biden—He Didn’t LOSE

The Biden Stutter Strikes Again!!

Please skip this section if you are about to be pissed the fuck off at Biden getting another free ass pass.

Do not read this.

It’s another free ass pass.

Biden. Did you review the video? Cool.

You see where you actually did say what Harris said you said? Cool.

Just so you know, Dear Heart, we call what you did erasure in most cases where a Former VP like you says you have the endorsement of the only Black woman Senator, but you have a Black woman Senator onstage with you? Yeah, honey. I know you thought you said first, you meant to say first, and I even saw you try to say first. But your mouth would not let you. It said ONLY. Happens to me sometimes.

See, I eased up on you a while back, because while most of my speech impediments are long gone, or, at least rare, I can always sense when something is up. I was a quiet child. I can tell you were not. I learned to plan out my words in advance. My thing isn’t a full on THING like yours. My mouth will rarely refuse to say what I told it to, and let gibberish fly out. A light stutter, every now and then. Nobody can even tell.

I can tell with you. You stutter. I hear you revving up, getting faster and faster, words flying like grease lightning, and boom. Your mouth just says whatever the fuck it wants to say.

Please slow down.

The Atlantic:

“The paragraph I had to read was: ‘Sir Walter Raleigh was a gentleman. He laid his cloak upon the muddy road suh-suh-so the lady wouldn’t soil her shoes when she entered the carriage,’ ” Biden tells me, slightly and unintentionally tripping up on the word so. “And I said, ‘Sir Walter Raleigh was a gentle man who—’ and then the nun said, ‘Mr. Biden, what is that word?’ And it was gentleman that she wanted me to say, not gentle man. And she said, ‘Mr. Buh-Buh-Buh-Biden, what’s that word?’ ”

That’s some cold ass shit.

Bill Bowden had the locker next to Biden’s at Archmere. I called Bowden recently. “It was just kind of a funny thing, you know?” he told me. “Hopefully he wasn’t hurt by it.” Bob Markel, another high-school buddy of Biden’s, went a little further when we spoke: “ ‘H-H-H-H-Hey, J-J-J-J-J-Joe B-B-B-B-Biden’—that’s how he’d be addressed.” Markel said the Archmere guys called him “Stutterhead,” or “Hey, Stut !” for short. He fears that he himself may have made fun of Biden once or twice. “I never remember him being offended. He probably was,” Markel said. “I think one of his coping mechanisms was to not show it.” Bowden and Markel have remained friends with Biden to this day.

Maybe I just don’t wanna be an asshole like everybody else, or I am growing soft, or my stutter was such a fleeting thing–a few years– and not very bad at all. My cousin was the ultimate stutter champion until he was a teen and started rapping. “B-b-b-b-b-bi-buh-buh…. Watermelon head, get yo ass back to the Ninja line!”

Yes, He called me Watermelonhead,

How was that easier to say than Bianca? Bs are hard, I guess.

Also, yes. We had a Ninja Line I was supposed to be standing at.

Yes, I ran away from my lawful ninja duties to play in the dirt and collect bugs.

I was so goddamn weird. I’m sure Biden was too.

Number Six–Yang—He Was There

Um, okay. Yang has a Gang now the Yang Gang’s a Thang. I don’t know y’all. Quite a few of Yang’s points were things I could jive with, yet somehow, he didn’t seem to be running for president. He was playing Laurence Fishburne’s role in School Daze, albeit one who is trying to awaken and unite us in awareness about the Technological Revolution rather than South African Apartheid.

He had a few good moments, jokes like the one where he would tell Putin, “Sorry I beat your guy.” but all in all, he did nothing to stand out. One thing that sticks with me is how much we see eye to eye on Donald Trump being a mere symptom of a larger systemic disease.

Number Seven–Bernie—He Was The Same Bernie

There is really not much to say about Bernie’s performance, he was adequate, less loud than in the past, yet still yelly as hell. He has found a way to get on my nerves far less, while still being the same rigid, uncompromising prick he’s always been. But see, that’s the thing isn’t it. The Devil you know is never as bad as the New Devil that’s looming on the horizon. Yes, I am talking about Pete and Liz. No, I do not know them.

Kamala made a great point about, “Where you been, and what are you going to do?” Well, I know where Bernieass has been for fumpteen hundred years. In Government. He is a long term politician who hates politicians so he has decided to become the ULTIMATE politician, probably just to release the citizenry from the thrall of the Corporate Kings and destroy the Iron Throne. Or whatever Presidents sit upon. Bernie didn’t win or lose. He showed up, and bided his time so he could yell, “I WROTE THE DAMN BILL!” at least one more time.

So worth it.

Number Eight–Warren—Loser

Whatever magic Warren seemed to have gotten into over the Summer as she rode the waves of increasing support has completely washed away. Wan, and bland, she struggled from the beginning when she sparred with Booker over one of her many unpassable plans. I said this Summer that she should pick a few things she’s really good at and stick to them. No one can be all things to all people, and while I did hear her say she had a plan for something once during the debate, it seems like her confidence is not nearly as high.

To be sure, when you receive a lot of positive attention, and also free passes, for months on end, normal criticism can throw you for a loop. Many of us had been saying similar things about her plan to ban industries (insurance) and impose Senate rules changes being bonkers, but nobody in her camp could see past her poll numbers. I cannot recall any memorable exchanges from her, so, I’ll leave it there.

Number Nine–Steyer—Big Loser

Steyer. Okay, dude. While you seem like a very nice guy, guess what? NO MORE BILLIONAIRES. If Bernie Sanders taught me anything it’s that billionaires are even bigger assholes than Bernie Sanders.

Your campaign already stole data, maybe tried to pay for endorsements, you have money, money is power, so why the hell should we give you more power?

NO. I SAID NO. GO AWAY AND DO MORE ACTIVISM

Number Ten–Tulsi—Lost and Got Dragged

Will somebody tell me how this wretch keeps making these GODDAMN DEBATES? It’s like Spicey on Dancing With the Stars at this point, where you can’t imagine who keeps voting to keep her, but there she is, dancing around in Macho Man Randy Savage’s outfits from 1989 every week. Or, Spicey was, not Tulsi, and I was APPALLED.

Tulsi, for her part, had not come for Kamala Harris last night. Shitty luck for her, because Kamala came for her ass anyway. After Harris dragged her from Georgia to Fairbanks and back again, Tulsi managed to look like a liar while trying to call Harris a liar, and ended up moping at her podium.

Later she recalled that she did, in fact, have a hit job to do and went to rush Pete and deliver him a set down over “wanting to take US Soldiers to go fight in Mexico.” Aww, Tulsi!  A BETTER staff or some reading glasses would have cleared it all up, and saved you the trouble of getting dragged by PETE from Georgia to Mexico City and back again.

Maybe it’s just me, but Peter seemed rather pleased that she tried it, almost like he said what he said to trick her into attacking him. Whatever the dynamic, just know that Kamala dragged her for all of us, she doesn’t work for any corporations, never worked for a special interest.

She does all she does For The People.

She dragged Tulsi for you.

 

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New York Times

Iowa Is F*cking Cancelled.

“Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status isn’t about party affiliation or identity politics.”

What the fuck do you mean by THAT, you plump prick? That is a sentence taken from the joint op-ed written by the Chairmen of the Dem and Republican parties of Iowa. Yeah, they work together sometimes. Contained within that sentence are multitudes; decades of an American history where over time the solidarity Black Americans have formed through centuries of shared oppression, and used to successfully fight our way from Slavery to Civil Rights, became derided by Whites of BOTH PARTIES as mere identity politics. As if identity politics were suddenly a BAD thing once used by non-white people. They are not. Much of politics is Identity Politics. Yet…it rankles when they call our hard fought rights…..

Identity Politics.

Stacy Abrams also spoke of Identity Politics. In fact, she wrote an article on Identity Politics that relays not only how important identity politics are to “Identity Groups” that fight for civil rights, like the NAACP, but also the ways in which identity politics can strengthen Democracy. As she states, marginalized groups are able to “take the identities that dominant groups have used to oppress them and convert them into tools of democratic justice.”  For Black Americans, that means Race, a construct created to subjugate us, became the means through which we gained solidarity, and therefore Civil Rights. Which is now a bad thing, I guess, because we should have ignored how our race affected our treatment.

“Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status isn’t about party affiliation or identity politics.”

Tools. If we take them in their most basic and unadorned form, identity politics are merely tools that we, the marginalized, use to lay the bricks of justice on the road we are building to equity.

But what is the whole Iowa circus, if not Identity Politics? Do White people truly believe Whiteness is not an Identity? Do they believe Whiteness is Universal, The Standard, or to be centered at all times?

What they are saying when they, the Iowa Dem Chair and his Republican equal, speak as one, is that this is a battle in which WE will fight alone. Possibly even, this is a battle that will cause them to find themselves on the opposing side and fight with the GOP against US.

Of course they will. We done seen this shit before.

Foreign affairs:

The marginalized did not create identity politics: their identities have been forced on them by dominant groups, and politics is the most effective method of revolt.

I often say, “Sometimes White Democrats just do not know how racist they sound.”

Well, at least, I hope they don’t know. (They know.) I hold hope in my heart that their vapid dog whistles are mere accidents, that the optics of how Plantation Massa they look simply haven’t occurred to them. (It has occurred to them.) Another obviously false hope I have is that if they were at all aware of negative impact of these things they do, and their implications, they would immediately cease and desist. Perhaps at one time I’d have been secure in my knowledge that White Democrats actually gave one bit of a shit about how Black Democrats see them or feel about their treatment of us. Maybe. Evenso, that time has gone. And I’m watching my OWN back.

Because lately, White Dems have been quietly wilding the fuck out on us lowly people of color. And Castro is NO exception. He spoke out for Black representation. There are consequences for that; we saw how white folks pulled support from Kamala over her discussing bussing with Biden. It is what it is.

So, what did our guy Castro say to cause Blue and Red to join forces in a mayonnaise rich tapioca and raisin pudding flavored struggle of White Solidarity?

Castro made a rather Captain Obvious style observation. That’s it.

The Gazette:

Julian Castro says he is committed to “speaking bluntly, and being bold and fearless” as he campaigns for support in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

And that means telling Iowans things they may not want to hear — like how the Iowa caucuses should not really be first.

“It just doesn’t make sense,” the Texas Democrat said Monday after attending a Veterans Day observance in Cedar Rapids. “That’s the truth. Not a lot of people are willing to say it.

Okay, I had assumed from all the White Fragility and wan women breaking plates in their kitchens at his “audacity” that he had roasted Iowa for being a corny ass, milk fed, struggle chicken state to start the season in. Shut up, I don’t care, My state would be the all time stupidest place, even worse than Iowa, so I can say this stuff.

Check out how they characterized it in the media, though.

Rolling Stone:

Last week, Castro, the sole Latino in the 2020 Democratic field, railed against Iowa and New Hampshire’s coveted first and second slots on the primary calendar, calling it antiquated and out of sync with an increasingly diverse party. 

RAILED AGAINST? Let me go back and look…. Um… Are you quite certain railed was the best word to use there? This ain’t a knock on anyone’s skill, but, uh… It IS antiquated and out of sync!!! He seemed quite measured and quite logical, I noticed a distinct lack of anger or railing. He made an observation. If you want “railing” bring that ass to my timeline at night. I set tripped on half of Dem Twitter, and I still don’t actually give a fuck what anyone thinks about that.

Here they go, Tweedle-Corn and Tweedle- Cow!

I call them that because, what the fuck is in Iowa? Cows? Corn? Des Moines?

In a rare joint op-ed, the two chairmen of the Iowa Democratic and Republican parties fired back at Castro. “Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status isn’t about party affiliation or identity politics,” they wrote. “It’s about the uniqueness of retail politics, and its ability to get the future president to connect with Americans in a way few primaries can.”

Honey, there ain’t one goddamn thing UNIQUE about Iowa retail politics besides the fact that you’re privileged to have a lot of it done there since 1972. Oh, and for a Dem to co-write an op-ed with an “Identity Politics Used As A Slur” style attack on a brown Presidential candidate who is speaking out for Black representation is GODDAMN SAD. You, like many White Dems, are a goddamn disappointment, and I’ll just say you did nothing to make your state seem welcoming to us “Identity” people. Sit the fuck down, and don’t you ever in your life write another fucking op-ed with a goddamn Republican, stupid.

Nothing Castro said was wrong or new information, Iowa. You know GODDAMN well your state is whiter than most, so you should have seen this shit coming years ago. Rather than make some agreement to rotate with a diverse state, you (Not ALL Iowans, lolol!) cling to your privilege, and ganged up with a GOP against my boy Castro.

You fragile muthafuckas.

From White Fragility:

Thus, pointing out white advantage will often trigger patterns of confusion, defensiveness and righteous indignation. When confronted with a challenge to white racial codes, many white liberals use the speech of self-defense (Van Dijk, 1992). This discourse enables defenders to protect their moral character against what they perceive as accusation and attack while deflecting any recognition of culpability or need of accountability. Focusing on restoring their moral standing through these tactics, whites are able to avoid the question of white privilege

That is EXACTLY what happened here. Nothing about diversity OR fairness was even mentioned

I’ll post some more of the “joint letter” that these two men of White Bread Mayo Sandwich Privilege, one a Democrat and the other a Republican– both assholes– wrote in tandem. All as a swipe against the calls for diversification of the primary, from the only Latino man in the race. SMH. I just want to note that this joint op-ed is said to be a rare occurrence, yet and still, they joined together to present a united White Front against the Brown politician.

SO WHAT IF I’M REPEATING MYSELF. I’m Mad.

More from Gazette:

There will always be attempts to undermine the Iowa Caucus, but rest assured, those attempts will consistently be met with significant resistance from both parties. And if we truly value democracy, hard work and giving voters a voice in this process, we will all work to preserve and protect Iowa’s incredibly unique opportunity to go first.

Calls for DIVERSITY will be “met with fierce resistance from both parties?” So, you’re willing to go to war against PoC and stand as a bulwark against our representation? REALLY, DUDE? Remember this part from White Fragility?

When confronted with a challenge to white racial codes, many white liberals use the speech of self-defense

This definitely happened.

Also:

Focusing on restoring their moral standing through these tactics, whites are able to avoid the question of white privilege..

It’s strange, isn’t it? How is preventing diversity so urgent that the Iowa Party Chair would join his ass up with the GOP to attack a PoC?

One last thing, and I’ll let you go, I promise.

And if we truly value democracy, hard work and giving voters a voice in this process, we will all work to preserve and protect Iowa’s incredibly unique opportunity to go first.

What the hell is this fuckmook bullshit, Iowa? Bitch, are you gaslighting America? Does democracy only fucking happen if Iowa goes first? No, muthafucka. It does not. Is Iowa the only state that appreciates hard work? HELL NO. And how the fuck is letting your unrepresentative voice speak first, loudest, and longest giving the bulk of voters a voice in the process? IT’S NOT! That’s the GODDAMN problem. Your voice havers are way fucking whiter than the collective voices in other states. We are tired of never having OUR voices heard first, loudest, and longest like you’ve been privileged enough to have yours.

And no. We will not let you stupidly and clumsily gaslight us into agreeing to “all work to preserve and protect Iowa’s incredibly unique opportunity to go first.”

Castro, for his part, thought it was some wild ass shit that Dems would be hostile to the idea of diversity. I’m not one bit surprised.

“There’s something seriously wrong with that,” Castro said by phone on Sunday. “If we’re not going to fight for everybody having a place at the table, why the hell are we Democrats in the first place?” 

Dude, if they’ve said it once they’ve said it a million times.

From Vox:

Democrats could make the cold calculation that even if they neglect identity issues, people of color and other marginalized groups will have nowhere else to go, since they certainly can’t go to a Republican Party with a history of standing against civil rights legislation, criminal justice reform, and immigration reform.

Democrats seem to be doing a version of this right now. Rather than rhetorically erasing identity groups, they are instead only supportive of minorities through rhetoric. 2 of the 3 frontrunners are whites with either terrible relations with black voters, or they are Liz Warren who has almost zero history with blacks in 70 years. White voters are, for the most part, only willing to vote for white candidates, and the worse those candidate do with PoC, the better they do with White Democrats. Cough! Mayor Pete! Cough! I have had many conversations with Dems who flatout state that I have nowhere else to go, so whites can force whoever they want onto us. They say it as smugly as one can on social media.

One thing White Dems seem to forget is that even though we have nowhere else to go, we need a reason to go to the polls, just like they do. Smug taunts about our lack of power to force change, and their ability to survive on white privilege just don’t fuel my voting fires. Iowa is a microcosm of the issues we face as minorities in a post Obama Democratic Party.

I am not fired up. I’m not ready to go. Especially to Iowa.

It’s CANCELLED. Time to end “Iowa First.”

 

 

 

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Mayor Pete Pretended Black People Support His Plan Because He’s Shady AF

Awww! Doesn’t he look like an altar boy or a Scientologist or whatever? So earnest! Also, did you know Mayor Pete knows 716 languages, was a Rhodes Scholar, went to the Army, and worked at McKinsey? Not necessarily in that order? Of course you did, he has been praised for it all endlessly. He is ALWAYS being praised. Pete is perfect. Unless you’re not White.

Let’s discuss Mayor Pete. Remember when I named him Mayo Pete and his newly minted stans lost their minds? That was funny. I realize I have discussed him before, and explained exactly why he is so problematic. Many Reasons. This isn’t about to be a confessional about Black voters and homophobia, or an overly critical opprobrium on the failures of Pete to connect, or even a love letter to Pete extolling his virtues. What this is, is another point of view about the Mayor of the Moment. A BLACK point of view.

Last Winter, when Mayor Pete came onto the scene, I kinda rather liked him. Sure, he was whiter than a Liz Warren rally at an HBCU, and yes, the superfluous words he utilizes are grating as fuck, but I liked him. Even so, I did find many of his rhetorical habits to be not only strange, but also shady and filled with the saltiest of salts. Pete knows as surely as I do, that human beings only listen to each other for about ten second at a time before our minds fuck off somewhere. Since Pete can make a 5 second comment last 5 minutes, he is obviously able to employ as many rhetorical tricks as needed to confuse voters into thinking he’s a nice guy.

You might think it’s mean for me to say he is tricking people when he is obviously an Angelic Choir Boy. Too bad you are wrong. I noticed about a month into his campaign that Pete is often saying something rather nasty, yet he does it in the subversive language of a high priced consultant. Which means people don’t even notice how fucked up and deceptive he often is.

An opinion piece by Jaques Hyzagi illustrates the pernicious and problematic falseness of Peter Buttigieg.  This one exchange is a stunning example of the dishonest double talk that gets my hackles up, take a look.

Mediaite:

“Right now you are confident that you don’t have a racism problem in South Bend PD?” I asked

“If I ever get credible evidence of racism on the part of a police officer in South Bend, that ought to be their last day on the department,” he said. (OH REALLY??)

“But you said earlier you can’t fire cops?” I pointed out. (He sure did...)

“Right. So the Board of Safety understands that there is not going to be tolerance —”

“You have that much sway over the Board of Safety?” I interjected. ()

“Well I appoint them. And I’m pretty sure that a majority black Board of Safety is not going to accept racism.”

So why didn’t the Board of Safety fire the officers who were accused of making racist comments on the tapes Boykins recorded? ( Yes, why?)

“One thing you definitely can’t do is you illegally wiretap somebody, is discipline them at their workplace based on illegally obtained evidence,” Buttigieg said. “Remember, these folks sued the city and got a massive settlement over the violation of their rights just from the wiretap stuff alone. So yeah, if the question you’re asking is why somebody wasn’t removed based on potentially illegally obtained information that may or may not have contained anything derogatory on them, then hopefully your question is answering itself.” (See what I mean about him using way too many words to make his point just so he can say something nasty at the end?)

“Not really,” I replied. “Because the city attorneys were using those tapes to fight litigation against the city of South Bend. So you can’t have it both ways. You cannot say, well we’re not going to touch those tapes at all, and then have your own city attorneys ask, ‘What’s on those tapes? So we can fight litigation against South Bend.’”

“So, I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure there’s a difference between what you can do in an administrative proceeding and what you can do in a lawsuit over the existence of the recordings themselves,” Buttigieg replied.

My God you are a grimy pos. Please note that he is saying there is no racism in the South Bend Police Department. This means that every black person we saw complaining this Summer is either a fucking liar, or imagining shit. Go read the whole thing. It confirms your suspicions about his manufactured campaign, and my suspicion that Pete is just Mayor Carcetti come again.

Now, let’s discuss his most recent set of lies, okay?

Recently Pete released his plan for the Negro. He calls it the “Douglass Plan” because when you name things after dead Black Historical Legends is doesn’t make you look desperate. Also, it doesn’t make Black Women laugh and say, “This corny ass pandering muthafucka did NOT name it after Frederick Douglass! OMG, he DID!! HAHAHAHAHA!”

HBCU Times:

There is one presidential candidate who has proven to have intentional policies designed to make a difference in the Black experience, and that’s Pete Buttigieg. We are over 400 South Carolinians, including business owners, pastors, community leaders, and students. Together, we endorse his Douglass Plan for Black America, the most comprehensive roadmap for tackling systemic racism offered by a 2020 presidential candidate.

This is some oven-fried catshit. Also? What’s up with the Super-woke among us overusing the word “intentional” these days?Aren’t all policies INTENTIONAL?

And this:

Written by over 400 South Carolinians who endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s Douglass Plan for Black America. Read a full list of names below..

Oh. This list of 400 names?

Is a LIE.

Intercept:

Listed at the top of the press release were three prominent supporters, Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Devine; Rehoboth Baptist pastor and state Rep. Ivory Thigpen; and Johnnie Cordero, chair of the state party’s Black Caucus.

They all sound relatively important. Boy he’s lucky to have their endorsement.

But…

Devine, who has not endorsed a candidate yet in the presidential election, told The Intercept that she did not intend her support for the plan to be read as an endorsement for Buttigieg’s candidacy, and believes the campaign was “intentionally vague” about the way it was presented.

Shady as fuck, Pete. Pete should have made damn sure a non-superfluously wordy staffer spoke to her so she’d know they do NOT give a fuck what she’d prefer.

“Clearly from the number of calls I received about my endorsement, I think the way they put it out there wasn’t clear, that it was an endorsement of the plan, and that may have been intentionally vague. I’m political, I know how that works,” she said.

Anyone who knows how to be a word weasel this well should be legally required to sit the fuck down and shut the entire fuck up right now.

Oh, that’s not the only one…

Thigpen, meanwhile, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, and was startled when he learned the campaign had not only attached his name to the plan, but also listed him as one of three prominent supporters atop the letter.

Ain’t this about a bitch and a half? Not only did they swipe a Bernie Brothah, they FEATURED his ass.

But wait!! There’s more!

“Somebody brought it to my attention, and it was alarming to me, because even though I had had conversations with the campaign, it was clear to me, or at least I thought I made it clear to them, that I was a strong Bernie Sanders supporter — actually co-chair of the state, and I was not seeking to endorse their candidate or the plan. But what I had talked about was potentially giving them a quote of support in continuing the conversation, because I do think it’s a very important conversation.”

See this shit? Dude most certainly DID NOT endorse a futhafucking thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnng! He seems a BIT mad about them taking the liberty of writing his name on it like it was a bathroom stall wall at the Flying J Truckstop.

Don’t people have to ask PERMISSION to attach your name to things? Cause if not? Michelle Obama is about to be fake endorsing all of my as of yet unthought of business ventures. I called her first, back the fuck off.

Here is the explainer on how this fuckery happened.

Here is a full view of the email from Pete’s campaign.

You see this shit?Just by receiving the plan and discussing it with him, you are automatically endorsing it. What the shitski? And they only had hours to get their name removed from a thing they never asked ANYONE to put their names on. This is disturbing.

Janky Pete is so predictable. Reminds me of that time Bernie let Brie Brie make a video for his campaign out of stock images and some of the weirdest energy clips of herself inserted.

 

OOPS!!! My BAD!! Hold on, I have the real one around here somewhere…

 

If that ain’t some late night Post-e-vac looking ass Ron Popeil ass shit. So, if Bernie is running the infomercial campaign, what would we call Pete’s wack ass, forced endorsement style pandering campaign? Well, whatever it is, people ain’t having it. So far two of the most prominent voices have noped the fuck out.

Oh there’s another one!

Johnnie Cordero is no longer listed publicly as a supporter. When The Intercept reached him for comment, he explained that he had never endorsed the plan, nor has he endorsed Buttigieg. “I never endorsed that plan. I don’t know how my name got on there. No, that’s not true: I know how my name got on there,” Cordero began, before explaining that Buttigieg had emailed him the plan and asked for feedback, which began a conversation with Buttigieg’s staff. 

Y’all..HE IS MAD, OKAY? This is making me feel cynical as hell. This is gross in the extreme. It’s also very kinda super sad. Pete is so desperate for the Black support that so many white candidates simply forgot they needed until they announced their run.

Mr. Cordero went on to ask the reporter if they were Black, and I know exactly why he asked that. I’m not going to tell you why because it is a secret Black thing we don’t want you to know about. Sadly, the reporter was not Wakandan, so, he didn’t tell him the top secret Blackistani information, but he gave him the heat, regardless.

“I’m not going to change what I’m going to say. It’s presumptuous to think you can come up with a plan for black America without hearing from black folk. There’s nothing in there that said black folk had anything to do with the drafting of that plan. Now I like Pete, please don’t get me wrong. I’ll help him in any way I can. I think he’s an honest man, I think he’s a decent man, I think he has integrity. I’d like to see him keep running. But you don’t do that. Those days are over and done with. We’re tired of people telling us what we need. You wanna find out what we need? Come and ask us.”

How 👏🏽many👏🏽 times 👏🏽have👏🏽 I 👏🏽said 👏🏽this👏🏽? Oh. I’m in the room alone. I actually stood up and clapped. SMH.

From Slate:

A problem: When the Intercept dug into the endorsement, it found that two of the three top-line black politicians listed say they never endorsed the Douglass Plan, and that at least 40 percent of the other 400 individuals whose names are listed are white.

Ummm?

Wretch, what you say? I thought you said 400 BLACK South Carolinians?? Awww….Let me stop playing. I’m over here trying to pretend to be surprised that Pete had to resort to using white people as filler. We could just be proud of him for finding enough Black People so that 60% of his Black Folks are actual Black Folks. But that would be what has been called “The Bigotry of Low Expectations” or somesuch, and I am also fresh the fuck out of passes for white men. Women too.

This is sickening, deceptive, and fucked up in the extreme. I guess since he can’t win our votes honestly, he’s resorting to underhanded GOP style tricks. Look, I don’t know how to say this in a kind way. Pete ain’t it. He’s so “ain’t it,” he has me over here on Twitter getting retweeted by Berniebros. He’s so ain’t it, I stopped Blocking the Roses, because they make all types of sense when it comes to Pete. He’s so ain’t it, Frederick Douglass’s ghost just asked me how to get his name up off Pete’s plan.

If you have to trick Black people into endorsing your plan by making it secretly an opt out endorsement that they only have hours to get out of when they never knew they were in? You don’t DESERVE any Black votes, or any votes at all. Please go have a hundred million seats, Peter.

It’s kinda sickening how politicians treat Black people. I’m tired of it.

Just wake me up when Trump’s gone. I’m over everything.

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