Saturday, September 6, 2008

Loons On Steroids

The smears of Gov. Palin are getting "progressively" worse. We learn today that she is a frothing racist overheard referring to The One as Sambo - thus explaining her popularity with the right, where racism is apparently rampant, if not an actual plank in the Republican Party platform. And we learn that, in 1996, then Mayor Palin organized a book banning of a laundry list of books, some of which were not even published until two years later. Apparently, Mayor Palin was just trying to get ahead of the reality curve.

As the left becomes more frightened by the popularity of Sarah Palin, they are becoming ever more unhinged in their attacks. The first one is an article in the "LA Progressive" that, as Michelle Malkin notes, reads like something out of the Onion. Apparently, the author has found a bevy of unidentied people in Alaska who are willing to tell a sordid tale of racism and sexism by Gov. Palin, but too afraid to be identified lest they be sent to a secret Alaskan Gulag and . . . snowboarded, I guess:

Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean”

September 5, 2008

by Charley James –

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.

Then, almost with a sigh, she added, “But that’s just Alaska.”

Racial and ethnic slurs may be “just Alaska” and, clearly, they are common, everyday chatter for Palin.

Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” – how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description – as well as the more colourful “mukluks” along with the totally unimaginative “f**king Eskimo’s,” according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.

But being openly racist is only the tip of the Palin iceberg. According to Alaskans interviewed for this article, she is also vindictive and mean. We’re talking Rove mean and Nixon vindictive.

No wonder the vast sea of white, cheering faces at the Republican Convention went wild for Sarah: They adore the type, it’s in their genetic code. . . .

Read the entire article. And here I thought there was a diverse crowd at the Republican Convention. I'll have to review the videotape. And I think we ought to follow up with the author's numerous sources. If only he would provide identifying information . . .

You have to love the projection of the author. I did a post on this three weeks ago, about how the right was the party of civil rights - until the far left hijacked the civil rights movement in 1968, changed it into marxist identity politics, and charged anyone who disagreed with them with racism. This is the first time, however, that I have heard that racism is actually a part of the conservative's genetic code. If that is the case for conservatives, what is the origins of Rev. Wright's racism?

Then there is this from Michelle Malking on the Palin book banning smear:

This time it’s hysterical librarians and their readers on the Internet disseminating a bogus list of books Gov. Sarah Palin supposedly banned in 1996. Looks like some of these library people failed reading comprehension. Take a look at the list below and you’ll find books Gov. Palin supposedly tried to ban…that hadn’t even been published yet. Example: The Harry Potter books, the first of which wasn’t published until 1998.

The smear merchants who continue to circulate the list also failed to do a simple Google search, which would have showed them that the bogus Sarah Palin Banned Book List is almost an exact copy-and-paste reproduction of a generic list of “Books Banned at One Time or Another in the United States” that has been floating around the Internet for years. STACLU notes that the official Obama campaign website is also perpetuating the fraud. And it’s spread to craigslist, where some unhinged user is posting images likening Palin to Hitler. Here it is again.

The person who first spread the Palin smear is identified as “Andrew Aucoin,” a commenter on the blog of librarian Jessamyn West. West has done the right thing in keeping the bogus comment up and pointing out in her main post that “there appears to be no truth to the claim made by the commenter, and no further documentation or support for this has turned up.”
It’s a fake. Not true. Total B.S. A lie. . . .

Read the entire post.


Nick M said...

"“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole."

So because most Americans haven't been to Alaska they are trying to get away with saying, "There be Dragons" like it says on medieval maps.

Yeah and Hawaiians have two heads.

It's pathetic.

"mean and vindictive" so unlike the Dem's dearest Hillary.

suek said...

And of course ignores the fact that her husband is part eskimo. Stupid.

And despite the "picaninny" picture on the original "Little Black Sambo" book, Sambo is obviously an Indian - as in from India - not African. I don't believe there are tigers in Africa, but there are in India. And of course, equally ignored is the fact that actually the story is about a clever little boy who tricked the tigers into running around the tree so fast that they melted into butter.

And it's because of the butter thing that there was a super restaurant chain on the west coast (well, it was a long time ago...a chain was more like 6-10 stores total)that was a pancake house named Sambo's Pancakes. It either went out of business or changed names or whatever due to the political incorrectness of the name.

Political correctness, thy name is STUPID!!

GW said...

Thank you for the education on "Sambo," Suek. I did not know most of that. I do not recall where I first heard the term Sambo but I think it was on a Little Rascals rerun.

Anonymous said...

I read the "genetic code" remark as applying to whites.

suek said...

Maybe I'll do some searching on it...but I suspect that it might have originated in England during the time that they colonized India. I think they refered to native Indians as "blacks", but I'm really not sure. If it then transferred to America, then the term "blacks" would be given a slightly different meaning - blacks would be Africans, not Indians. Indians are obviously "red men" in the local idiom.

We've allowed a lot to be lost due to political correctness. "Songs of the South"...the Uncle Remus stories, tar baby...all out of the culture because someone got offended. A tar baby was a doll that the "good guys" coated with know...that black sticky stuff. Maybe people don't know what tar is anymore. The "bad guys" grabbed the tar baby and then their hands were stuck, leaving the "good guys" free to run to safety.

Kind of like the trapping the monkey with a jar of candy thing...