Monday, August 22, 2011

Allen Needs a Job

Noted teabagger Allen West has made an extremely offensive comment likening African American Democratic politicians to plantation overseers. Of course, West's not being terribly original, he's just repeating hideous bullshit spouted for years by Conservative gasbags. The fact that he's putting a black face on a racist meme pushed by white race-baiters is particularly odious, but there's a delicious element of hypocrisy in West's calumny- he referred his brother to plantation overseer Maxine Waters for help in his job search:

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords sincerely wish Allen West good luck in his job search, and hope that he obtains a cushy government job. Of course, the job I envision would involve relocation to South Florida.


M. Bouffant said...

What, Arlan's too old to enlist & have a successful military career like his brother?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He's probably old enough to have retired from a successful military career.

He also doesn't seem like the type to point a gun at a trainee's head.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sad to think a state full of retirees is voting for a party that wants to put them out in the street.

I'll note that the Democrats aren't doing much now to provide differentiation on this, though.

Helmut Monotreme said...

The Democrats can read the mood of the electorate as well as anyone. If they realize that making grandpa and grandma spend their last days under a bridge eating catfood is the message that gets votes, they are going to run with that. I don't know who said that there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come, but I would offer a slight revision. There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

On my iphone the feed link looked like "Aslan needs a job," and I thought "That lion will never need a job--he'll always be busy playing Jesus!"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't know about that one, Helmut.

The Democrats blew it big time in 2010, and if they learned anything from it, it was the wrong lesson.

What if they just want to be a pretend opposition party, like the Washington Generals vs. the Harlem Globetrotters?

Hunger Tallest Palin said...

To be fair West isn't the first African-American to go after African-Americans, Democrats and combinations of the two. But when it doesn't work (again), the Republicans can console themselves with the knowledge that African-American Democrats are the REAL racists.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

West reminds me of Otto Waterhouse in Illuminatus!