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And John Cole called ME a racist?

From the front page at Buffoon Juice:

“Juan Williams’ firing did not happen in a vacuum. It happened in the context of him having been the official Fox News lawn jockey stooge for years.”

It also says:

DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice.

Stay classy, buffoons.


UPDATE:

It has been brought to my attention that the strike through and the word “stooge” in the quote by DougJ were added later. The original quote read:

“Juan Williams’ firing did not happen in a vacuum. It happened in the context of him having been the official Fox News lawn jockey for years.”

Radley Balko:

Meanwhile, over at the “glibertarian”-baiting Balloon Juice blog, in a post defending NPR for firing Williams over insensitive comments, “business and economics editor” DougJ calls Williams a lawn jockey,with no apparent sense of irony. He later added a strike-through and changed the insult to stooge, but it’s clear from his responses in the comments thread (at least as of this writing) that he isn’t particularly apologetic about his initial choice of words.

More interesting, DougJ’s post defends NPR’s actions not just because of Williams’ comments about Muslims, but because in DougJ’s opinion, Williams’ political views are too conservative for Williams’ race and NPR affiliation, thus giving black-guy-from-NPR-approved cover for the Fox News hate machine.* Hence, “lawn jockey.”

Which brings me to the Clarence Thomas Rule.* It goes something like this: When a black person expresses views that liberal elites have deemed unacceptable for black people to hold, it is permissible for good liberals to respond by implying that said black person is either too stupid or too corrupt to think for himself, and to then call that black person racist names. In fact, not only are both responses permissible and not racist, they are a recommended way of displaying your open-mindedness.


It's not racist when our side does it



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83 Responses

  1. John Cole and Balloon Juice were out in front when it came to calling PUMA a bunch of racists.

    Now we see the truth.

  2. Pot meet kettle … Democrats accuse Rand Paul of ‘misogyny’

    Heh heh, projection is a marvel.

    • Oh snap, they didn’t feel the pain when Jerry’s camp called Meg out as a whore.

      Why cry now, they are truly blind blowing fuggers.

  3. I guess destroying the Democratic party and the country so that they could perhaps relieve their guilt and magically end their racism didn’t work out so well. They’re still racist. As we all knew they were simply because they assumed Obama was liberal based solely on the color of his skin.

  4. Here is the Buffoon Juice thread where Cole called me a “racist loser PUMA.”

    You really should read it.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2008/12/08/just-like-rape/#comment-1102342

  5. Legal Insurrection:

    Oh, he did a strike-through, so he didn’t really mean it and it’s not a firing offense, right?

    • Balloon Juice is a “prominent left wing blog”? I never read Balloon Juice. I thought John Cole was a recovering Republican who doesn’t know what he believes.
      And they think *we’re* Republicans?

  6. Hope nobody has posted this one yet:

    Fearing rout, Obama, Dems reach to female voters
    In a last-ditch effort to prevent electoral disaster, President Barack Obama and Democratic allies are vigorously wooing women voters,…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101022/ap_on_el_ge/us_obama
    Good luck with that, Sweetie.

    Meanwhile, in the official White House photo that shows Hillary’s purple suit, we see twenty male but only two female participants at the Obama conference table.

    I get that message loud and clear.

    • yes, and did you notice that in the process of “reaching out to women” he is reminding us dumbshits not to forget to vote? It was in the Washington Post version today.

      Because, you know if he didn’t remind us women, who knows what we might do.

    • “We gave you Lilly Ledbetter (a law that’s virtually useless ), health care reform ( where we gave Bart Stupak everything he wanted) and the financial bailout ( which benefitted the bonus class at the expense of your jobs). I don’t see why you’re so mad. Are you on the rag again? What? What did i say? You’re so cute when you’re angry.”

      • There’s just NO way to make you happy, I don’t know why I bother!

      • Lilly Ledbetter fixed a really bad SCOTUS decision but it only applies to a very narrow group of people.

        • Yeah, I know. But the way it’s being presented is as a paycheck fairness act and that it most certainly is not. All it does is extend the period of time you have to find out if you’ve been screwed. And that’s just so easy to do. The minute you ask HR for the salary spread, you’ve labeled yourself a troublemaker,
          But it does nothing to guarantee equal pay and the Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to portray it that way. Besides, no woman in the working world would believe it. There is no equal pay and they know it. Do the Dems think we’re stupid?

        • Beats me. Funny how the Democrats never bring it up but continue to conflates Ledbetter with it.
          Bastards.

          • He never signed the Paycheck Fairness Act. It has disappeared.

          • Oh, they have pulled that kind of bait-and-switch on women more than once.

          • “He never signed the Paycheck Fairness Act. It has disappeared.”

            It never passed the Senate. Not too long ago, the NYT was encouraging the Dems to bring it up for a vote so when it fails, they can blame it on the Repubs.

          • That figures.

      • He better watch out, because if we get periodically down in November, you know, our claws might come out and scratch up our ballots.

    • Besides Hillary in purple, that was indeed the next thing you notice when looking at the photo.

    • Yeah, I’m hearing even from female non Obot Obama voters (like the ones that voted for Hillary during the primaries, but voted for Obama during the general election) that they aren’t voting this time- they can’t stand any of the candidates.

  7. See if you can figure out who paid for this ad before the end:

  8. Get a brain, Moran! This kind of shit is why Democrats have a reputation of hating the military.

  9. Who the hell is that with the big hat?

  10. Sadly unsatisfied with the welcome opportunity to merely make racial remarks, progressives are now going after Mara Liasson. Media Matters thinks she should be forced by NPR to leave Fox, although they’re upfront about the fact that, unlike with Williams, they don’t actually have a problem with anything she’s said on there.

    • Media Matters just got a whopping big donation from George Soros. Guess he got bored interfering with elections.

      • He’s really getting his money’s worth:

        http://mediamatters.org/iphone/blog/201010210014

        • And I mean, I could understand if they thought she needed to be fired from NPR because she’s tainted by being associated with Fox. That makes a certain kind of sense. It’s that they’re fine with her staying at NPR but want her off Fox that just seems like pointless navel gazing to me. It’s not like Fox will be hurt if she leaves, so who even cares? Only The Village would think that hiring an NPR staffer legitimizes Fox and if she gets pushed out of her job it’ll have any effect whatsoever. Lol

          • It’s not a conflict of interest and she has the same point of view in both places.

          • Jacob Weisberg:

            By appearing on Fox, reporters validate its propaganda values and help to undermine the role of legitimate news organizations. Respectable journalists—I’m talking to you, Mara Liasson—should stop appearing on its program.

            O-kay then.

          • Oh, well that makes it all different.

            We’re boycotting and shunning a news network we don’t like, so it’s all good.

            FOX is pretty open about their bias. That makes them more honest than the networks who pretend to be neutral and objective.

          • NPR denies this, but Politico claims that when NPR previously pressured her to quit Fox, they brought up Obama and the WH’s newly minted anti-Fox policy. Lol We must preserve the integrity of all our amazing news gathering organizations.

  11. Women are still making 70cents for every males dollar, so Lily Ledbetter has accomplished what?

    And I’ll bet that NPR has sent Fox news ratings thru the roof tonight.

    • Re the Paycheck Fairness Act, if I recall correctly, Reid and Pelosi decided to throw it under the bus after the passage of Ledbetter, purportedly because they wanted more support for the stimulus bill being debated in early January 2009. I viewed it as the Democrats’ last stab at Hillary, who had re-filed the PFA while awaiting her confirmation as Secretary of State (she had not resigned her seat yet).

  12. Oh, it will get worse before it gets better.

    Commenter on Talk Left radio calls Juan a “negro apologist for FOX” and “Uncle Tom”.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/radio-host-and-one-nation-march-speaker-calls-williams-negro-apologist-and-uncle-tom/

    Oh, and BTW, re: having to link the hated Breitbart:

    I would really really love to cite the myriad of “approved liberal” sites pointing out, and calling out, the use of hateful racial slurs against black persons who have strayed from the groupthink, or are even (gasp!) conservative.

    Let me know when you find them and I’ll linky-link, mmmkay?

    It is one of the great unspoken SHAMES of the left that we do not call out raycism so long as it’s directed at the proper people. NAACP, I am talking to YOU as well.
    And thank you, myiq, for doing just that. Pointing it out.

    • And the other great shame so evident since 2008 is we do not (well, we do around here, but then take sh!t for it) call out misogyny, either. In fact, when the target is right, lefty women and men take downright glee in smearing women in the most hateful fashion.

      • And what to me is really, really, really sad is watching, when young male stand-up comics tell the most vile, misogynous one-liners and “jokes”, the young female audience totally cracks up!

        We – women – have come a long way, but not nearly far enough!

  13. Hey you bitter knitters! Your president is demanding your support! So get out there and vote!

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2012

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101021/ap_on_el_ge/us_obama

    • “Blunt TV ads”? Don’t tell me, Brown, Grayson, and Axy take turns channeling the Romper Room lady, point through the screen and call each one of us a whore by name for that special personal touch?

    • I’m busy knitting a ‘throw the bums out’ lawn banner.

  14. The liberal voting block in the last thread is a great idea. I agree with RD’s comment, the Working Liberal Party sound pretty good.

    I hope this doesn’t just slide away before 2012.

  15. Radley Balko:

    More interesting, DougJ’s post defends NPR’s actions not just because of Williams’ comments about Muslims, but because in DougJ’s opinion, Williams’ political views are too conservative for Williams’ race and NPR affiliation, thus giving black-guy-from-NPR-approved cover for the Fox News hate machine.* Hence, “lawn jockey.”

    Which brings me to the Clarence Thomas Rule.* It goes something like this: When a black person expresses views that liberal elites have deemed unacceptable for black people to hold, it is permissible for good liberals to respond by implying that said black person is either too stupid or too corrupt to think for himself, and to then call that black person racist names. In fact, not only are both responses permissible and not racist, they are a recommended way of displaying your open-mindedness.

    Ayup.

    • Let’s not forget that Juan Williams got in trouble with Nina Totenberg over his comments about the Clarence Thomas hearings back in 1991.

      • So? How does that change anything?

        Is it okay to use racism on a racist?

        Fauxgressives seem to think two wrongs make a right and seize on the conduct or words of someone they don’t like to justify or excuse something that would other wise be considered inappropriate or wrong.

        They used an anonymous story that John McCain once called his wife a c*nt to justify calling Sarah Palin the same thing.

        • I was making just the opposite point. NPR has had an axe to grind against Williams for years.

          • Yeah, but they seem to have given him a fair bit of leeway. If they do have guidelines that while representing yourself as a representative of NPR elsewhere you’re not supposed to say anything you wouldn’t say on NPR, he’s probably been violating that for years, and all they did to him before was ask him to stop using the NPR label, while asking Liasson to quit.

          • Also, he was given Talk of the Nation in ’99 and made senior nation correspondent in ’01, so it doesn’t really seem like they were out to get him since ’91.

  16. myiq2xu… thanks for this post and telling it like it is… cheers

  17. What you fail to understand is that by supporting Obama they earned “street creds” for not being racist (actual comment in their universe). That means, they have some latitude now to be who their really are.
    In tabloids: Obama’s DADT is here to stay and some election news
    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/obamas-dadt-elections/

  18. GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!

    • Go Giants!!!!!!! (Phillies have been beating up my Metsies for so many years, I have lost count…….go Giants!)

  19. I apologize in advance for the crudeness, but I laughed when I was told this joke.

    I hope it isn’t too offensive:

    “There’s a new disease running rampant in this country called “Gonorrhea Lectim”. Luckily, the cure, Votemout, is widely available.”

  20. Came across this website by reading Balloon Juice and being appalled with DougJ’s comment. And reading here, I think I agree with 98% of the sentiments expressed, including the annoyance in 2008 of being called a racist because I would express my doubts with Obama, and my general malaise with how Obama has governed.

    And I’ve voted Dem since the first election I could vote in, 2000, when I voted for Carter.

    Regardless, reading some of the other 2% opinions here lead me to suspect that were I to hang around and comment on my true feelings and experiences regarding feminism and the family courts and how good fathers have their kids stolen from them, you folks would do to me what you the other Democrats have been doing to all of us.

    Best wishes

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