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Saturday Night Card Game (Bob Shrum looks at Obama scandals and sees … racism!)

Saturday Night Card Game (Bob Shrum looks at Obama scandals and sees … racism!)

I don’t think we’ve ever invited Bob Shrum to the card game.

After reading this, you’ll probably wish I never had.

In mid-May Shrum wrote at The Daily Beast, The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP (emphasis added):

Conservatives are back at it again because the GOP lacks any coherent program other than cutting taxes for the wealthy. Republicans are deeply divided—between the government-hating Tea Party Torquemadas and an establishment that dreads primary defeat, or in John Boehner’s case, defenestration as speaker; between the isolationists like Rand Paul and the neo-cons and John McCain.

The animating principle of today’s GOP is relentless animus toward the president.

The hard-core base simply rejects his reelection; 49 percent in a Public Policy Poll claim the White House was stolen for Obama last November by groups such as Acorn, Republican-demonized grassroots organization that had disbanded two years earlier. For many on the right, racism is the root of an otherwise inexplicable resistance to the first African-American in the White House. A shrinking rump of older, rural, white America simply can’t abide the country they assumed they would always rule now being in the hands of the “other.”

It’s a reversion to form for Shrum:


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WTF is this mow-ron EVEN talking about…?!?!?!

Is he unaware the blacks have been voting for decades?

Is he unaware that TEA party people support black conservatives, just as we do ANY conservative from ANY race?

Either he is one of the most benighted people on the planet, or he’s just your typical Collectivist liar.

I vote the latter.

LukeHandCool | June 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

“… otherwise inexplicable resistance to the first African-American in the White House.”

Like Greg Gutfeld said once, I resent being called a racist because I oppose Obama’s policies. I opposed them back when they were Hillary’s. And when they were Ted Kennedy’s and Jimmy Carter’s.

Soon Martin Bashir will say PRISM is the new N-word.

These guys are all one-trick ponies.

    Observer in reply to LukeHandCool. | June 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The animating principle of today’s GOP is relentless animus toward the president.

    LOL. “Inexplicable” and relentless animus. Hmmmmmm.

    Whatever could have caused any American to feel that way towards a lying, fascist president who has repeatedly trampeled the constitution he swore to defend, blatantly violates federal laws he swore to uphold, and consistently demonizes half of the population he claims to represent?

    Ah yes, it must be his skin color that gets his “enemies” (as Obama describes us) so riled up against him.

    No other explanation makes sense!

    (Psssst . . . NSA spooks reading this: tell Shrum he’s a f*&%ing idiot.)

“These guys are all one-trick ponies”

Horses Asses, would fit too..

Off Topic, it just could be my modern marvel laptop, but umm, everything I see just shifted to the right. Politically, dats good, but umm, being repetitive..

Juba Doobai! | June 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Some people are called low information voters for a reason. They listen to this stuff and believe it because they are too lazy to find things out for themselves.The Democrat meme has been it’s not Obama, it’s the GOP. It’s racism.

“A…rump of older…white America” He’s described himself perfectly.


What else have they got? If you look at these scandals clinically you can only come to one of two conclusions (or maybe both simultaneously): 1. Obama is corrupt, 2 Obama is incompetent. So they have no choice but to manufacture, in the darkest forges of their ideology, a third possibility: the scandals are a phantasm of our racism. This is why they were so crazy for Obama in the first place — his leftism was pratically indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton’s, but he had the supreme asset of racial weaponry and invulnerability.

It is racist to expect competent government and equal protections under the laws?

Who knew?

Bob Shrum has one of the worst records as Democratic campaign manager.
Once again, he misses the target.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

As my late mother used to say, “Just consider the source.”

MSNBC is to journalism what Scientology is to religion.

Shrum was never some honest analyst of liberal bent, he was always a liberal Democratic operative whose focus was on winning, not persuasion. Throughout his entire career, Democrats have had most electoral success when they disguised or outright lied about their policies and intentions.

When these apparatchiks like Shrum and Matthews resort to the race card, it’s generally a sign they have NO argument at all, no spin to put their side in a better light without resorting to inflaming passions. It’s as old a tactic as “waving the bloody shirt.”

MSNBC’s Chairman was out only the other day, besides, conceding the point that the network is no longer primarily a “news” operation. He didn’t overtly admit to it being a propaganda operation, but it was understood.