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4/14/2008

Desperado @ the Houston Chronicle Blog

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 7:57 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

If this post is any indication, Houston Chronicle blogger Desperado would fit in well here:

“Talk about people who don’t know when they have it good and you are talking about Republicans. They have 2 Democratic contenders tearing each other to shreds while John McCain waits to see which of these 2 will survive this bloody battle and what kind of shape they will be in for the general election. All they have to do is sit on the sidelines and keep their mouths shut.

But nooooooo, not Republicans, they just can’t stand prosperity. Saturday night, at the Northern Kentucky 4th Congressional District Lincoln Day Dinner, Rep. Geoff Davis put his mouth in gear without engaging his brain and this came out:

“U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, compared Obama and his message for change similar to a “snake oil salesman.”

He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a “highly classified, national security simulation” with Obama.

“I’m going to tell you something: That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button,” Davis said. “He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

Davis has tried to explain his stupidity by saying he was referring to Obama’s youth and inexperience. But you would think that a man who is able to get elected to Congress would be smart enough to know that at no time, under any circumstance is it acceptable for a white, Southern, Republican to refer to any African-American male using that terminology, and especially a candidate for president.

You would think so, but you would be wrong.”

All he needs is some popcorn.

UPDATE: Don’t miss this post (from a blogger who is well-known around here) that analyzes the puzzle that is Obama.

— DRJ

11 Responses to “Desperado @ the Houston Chronicle Blog”

  1. “… at no time, under any circumstance is it acceptable for a white, Southern, Republican to refer to any African-American male using that terminology, and especially a candidate for president.”

    Why not?

    nk (6b7d4f)

  2. We’ll tell you when you move someplace in the South.

    Also, by coincidence, I just updated the post to add a new link.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  3. Seriously, to call a black man “boy” is disrespectful because it’s reminiscent of days when whites were masters who called their black slaves “boy.”

    DRJ (a431ca)

  4. Next time call him a young’un

    SteveG (71dc6f)

  5. could be worse. when i was a young’un, my dad would occasionally holler at me “keep your cotton-pickin’ hands offa that” and we’re as white as wonder bread.

    assistant devil's advocate (c1c2e5)

  6. Since I can’t register over at the Housto Chronicle (page won’t load) I’m commenting here.

    I don’t care if Obama is lime green and long into his 6th millennium, the man is a nitwit. Aint got the sense of a cat in her first heat. Impulsive, indecisive, you’d think he’s stuck on 15 years old in terms of emotional maturation. Every time I hear of what he’s done lately I’m reminded of the words of the wizard Goodgulf Greyteeth to Frito Bugger regarding handyman and under aged female dragon of the opposite sex molester Spam Gangrene, “And this shall be your faithful companion.”

    Alan Kellogg (57929d)

  7. Obama isn’t a slave. Geoff Davis isn’t a slave master. If Obama’s acting like a spoiled child, it’s a legitimate option to call him a boy. To remove that option is to treat him differently because of his race.

    brobin (c07c20)

  8. brobin–then call him a kid or a brat, which makes the point even clearer, and no suggestion of racism.
    And it’s not that long ago that anytime a white man in the south referred to a black man as “boy”, it was denigrating.

    jeffrey smith (33a0bd)

  9. Sweet that his name is Geoff Davis. All sorts of stuff is gonna bubble up if Obama is the nominee. It’ll be good.

    stef (3cd17c)

  10. “He [Obama] could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

    A black Jimmy Carter?

    Norris (d44180)


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