Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Snob Appeal for Common Sense

"Republicans must stop saying that
Obama is an elistist and
just admit that you don't like him
because of something he can't help,
something that's a result of the way he was born.

Admit it: you're not voting for him
because he's smarter than you." - Bill Maher

I'm not a huge Obama fan, but it is creepy to watch people find reasons for not voting for him. They'll use words like "terrorist" and "traitor" because their puppet masters at Fox have trained them to do so, but I keep getting the feeling that the word they want to use is "uppity."

Fifty years ago, the actual phrase they would have used would have been "uppity nigger," only now these people are too ashamed to say it.

I guess that's some kind of progress.


dukerwt said...

from the washington post, circa 9/4/08

"Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative Republican from Georgia, let slip today what critics have been saying is the subtext of many of the attacks on Barack Obama: He's "uppity."

According to The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, Westmoreland was discussing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's acceptance speech outside the House chamber today when he veered into his thoughts on Michelle and Barack Obama.

"Just from what little I've seen of her and Mister Obama, Senator Obama, they're a member of an elitist class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said.

When a reporter sought clarification on the racially loaded word, Westmoreland replied, "Uppity, yeah."

The next day, westmoreland was asked about his use of the word:

"In a statement Friday, Westmoreland - who was born in 1950 and raised in the segregated South - said he didn’t know that “uppity” was commonly used as a derogatory term for blacks seeking equal treatment. Instead, he referred to the dictionary definition of the word as describing someone who is haughty, snobbish or has inflated self-esteem.

“He stands by that characterization and thinks it accurately describes the Democratic nominee,” said Brian Robinson, Westmoreland’s spokesman. “He was unaware that the word had racial overtones, and he had absolutely no intention of using a word that can be considered offensive.”


dukerwt said...


i agree with your remarks and have thought the same thing. nothing the republicans would do to "win" an election would surprise me.