Deranged NYDN ‘Columnist’: Scared White People Caused Government Shutdown or Something

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

Apparently to qualify as a New York Daily News columnist now all you have to do is search the leftwing blogs for talking points and cobble together the worst paranoid conspiracies and lump them all together in one place.

Racist? Check.

Koch Brothers? Check.

Rightwing loonies? Check.

Conservatives John McCain and Peter King? Check.

Wait, what? John McCain a conservative? Whoa, check you meds, dude.

  And 521 years after Columbus “discovered” America, on the holiday celebrating the noted explorer, America was still closed for business. And in 2013 Congress had nothing to do, so it sat on a hill of grass scratching its collective ass.

Even on Columbus Day.

Columbus and his band of European Christian white guys had sloshed ashore to civilize the “savage” red man. And half a millennium later words like “deadlocked,” “debt ceiling,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” “continuing resolution” and “default” clogged the headlines and airwaves like a logjam of political inertia that has made us the laughingstock of the world.

But this isn’t about money, debt or deficit. It’s about race.

Is there anything lazier these days by breaking down opposition to Obama polices as racist? Geez, it’s not even remotely original.

  Five centuries after Columbus and his nervous white crew arrived, there is still a small crew of frightened white people in Congress who refuse to accept an America with a black man in charge.

These extremists have not yet been able to accept, even after two decisive national elections, that a black man occupies the White House.

For some of them, their single goal as members of Congress is to make this first African-American President fail.

President Obama has failed at many things all on his own, disappointing many in his own Democratic Party. He failed to close Guantanamo Bay, as he promised. He failed to bring a swift end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He failed to curtail the government’s invasion of our privacy. Obama has failed to remove the cop-of-the-world badge from Uncle Sam’s top hat after 12 years of awful, bloody, deadly war.

Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were itching to go to war with Syria until our old warmongering nemesis Russia persuaded Syria to agree to start dismantling its chemical weapon stockpile.

He admits Obama is a failure, so does that make him racist? Of course not. It’s all you Tea Party nuts.

This crew of right-wing loonies does not want Obama to succeed, so they hold the entire country hostage. It doesn’t matter that the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll shows that their own Republican Party has sunk to historic lows in public opinion. That even sane, conservative Republicans like Sen. John McCain and Rep. Pete King warn of political blowback.

A really sharp observer of the political scene right there. Anyone who claims Peter King and McCain are conservatives really has no idea what the hell he’s talking about.

The worst part is that the Republican Party allows this extortion to continue because its cowardly leadership fears primary challenges financed by the odious Koch brothers, who have bottomless pockets.

Does this tool even realize one of the “odious” Koch brothers supports gay marriage and marijuana legalization? Those aren’t exactly Tea Party-driven issues. But why bother with pesky facts when you’re a lazy columnist?

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6 Responses to “Deranged NYDN ‘Columnist’: Scared White People Caused Government Shutdown or Something”

  1. Swoopin' Swallops on 15/15/13 at 9:41 am

    Read some of the comments over at the original NYDN article. Comes straight from your favorite Marxist college prof: (an excerpt)

    “When you take a long look at the tea party, you see this sea of white faces. Angry white faces, often older people. People who remember the good ole days when you could call a spade a spade to his face and he couldn’t do a thing. But the age of skin color and gender is over. This is now the age of talents and skill sets. And this new age is terrifying to whites who have been in the game because of their skin color. Now, whites get no free rides into good paying jobs just because. They have to actually compete and earn their place. This is extremely new to them and is not a happy development.”

    Glad to know I’m no longer getting a free ride because of my skin color, as opposed to any incompetent minorities in Govt. management positions… or as elected representatives… because those don’t exist, right?

  2. red speck on 15/15/13 at 9:55 am

    Yawn. This guy’s column reads like the bumper-sticker-plastered back end of every Subaru in the northeast. Mindless. Ignorant. Full of misplaced rage.

  3. nickless on 15/15/13 at 10:39 am

    Criticism of His Emptiness is illegitimate.

    Actually, since there was no reason to support the least-qualified major-party candidate in American History over his primary opponents OTHER than race, lefties cannot conceive of any reason to oppose him other than the same thing. It’s projection of their own lunacy.

  4. Tuerqas on 15/15/13 at 11:29 am

    Excellent insight nickless. People judge others after their own hearts. I know it was not original when he wrote it, but I have considered those words in most of my daily affairs ever since I first read them in The Lord of the Rings. Gandalf mentions that Sauron cannot even conceive of anyone trying to destroy the ring because he would never consider it. I even use it when just driving down the highway. If someone in the faster left lane suddenly cuts you off and slows in front of you in the center lane, it is very likely he didn’t do it just to piss you off. 95 times out of 100 he will move on over in to the right lane and get off on the next exit. It is about the only reason I would do that…

    Most tea party people are/were quiet job-having, tax-paying citizens. They demonstrated because our Gov’t has been in a state of super-profligacy for decades. Then self proclaimed leaders turned the tea party back in to the republican party and called them the conservative arm. Since then they have served the RNC as a scapegoat and denigration front. Any problems, ‘We were just catering to our conservative tea partiers, they are a bit crazy.’ Then when election time comes they pick moderates because the teaparty people are the fringe lunatics.


    So you lose an election voting for a Libertarian or other Independent. If a high profile candidate of a third party got even 15-20% of the vote one of two things will happen:
    1) The RNC wakes up and makes real conservative changes.
    2) The rest of the voting public realizes that conservatives could possibly win an election in the future and more people vote for a third party in the future.

    Collusion is the number 1 problem in limiting parties to 2 and that is exactly what we have. There is no ‘limit gov’t’ party, only parties interested in more money and power. The liberal MSM calls paying all of your bills crazy talk and Reps let ’em blame the tea-party like it is a third party or a lunatic fringe for political advantage. It is time to recognize that. My rant is done.

  5. BobM on 15/15/13 at 11:42 am

    I wholeheartedly reject the charges of racism. I want Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Schumer, Grayson, Boxer, Feinstein, and numerous other statist hacks gone as well.

    Where’s the racism?