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Stop making us be racists!

I found this picture on the Twitter box yesterday. I shook my head and pursed my lips and moved on. Saved it for future use, however.

I had no idea that the future is today.

Over on the National Review (no link, as I don’t wish to give them clicks directly), there’s an article blaming Il Douche’s rise to—wait for it—that damned Obama! Yes, see, it’s all Barack Obama’s fault that a large swathe of white America has lost its puny little minds. If only someone not as black were inhabiting the White House the country would be a paradise of racial comity.

That’s the lie right there. This country has never been a paradise of racial comity. As the President acknowledges, things have improved. But a lot of that improvement was, I believe, cosmetic. The racial animus simmered underground, waiting for a chance to boil up, as in Yugoslavia once it was freed from Marshal Tito’s iron grip. Only in this regard is Pres. Obama “responsible” for white people losing their shit; his election and conduct as president have held up a glaring light to their prejudices, and as often happens with human beings, once a fault is revealed we tend to scream louder that it’s not us, it’s them.

What’s most amusing is that conservatives are the ones preaching taking personal responsibility. But why have they turned racist? Oh, it’s not us; we wouldn’t be screaming racial epithets if it weren’t for Barack Obama being black and in the White House, or liberals more generally.

Thus it’s quite logical for them to believe that Il Douche is Pres. Obama’s child, the raging white id springing full grown from his head, ready to lead what’s left of white America back to the promised land. Because, again, before Obama—say it with me—”racism was almost solved.”

The white working class, which has been ravaged by the economy propagated by GOP policies for the past 40 years, is again being a useful idiot for those same masters of the universe. The blacks, the browns, the yellows are coming to get you. Of course your reaction is normal. Of course you should be scared of them. They want to subjugate you. They want to take away what little you have. (Don’t look up here as we’re the ones really taking away what little you have left.) Turn all your ire on them. That should be Bernie Sanders’ stump speech, melding his economic critique with a critique about how economic realities are then hidden by racist appeals. But, of course, that would involve him speaking truth to a voting bloc he’s convinced he can win. That’s just something politicians don’t do.

“Stop making us be racists” is akin to “Stop making me beat you.” The victim gets turned into the perpetrator. The perpetrator is absolved of all guilt and responsibility. “If only you didn’t provoke me, everything would have been fine.” It is the oldest con in human civilization. Nothing is ever my fault, but the fault of forces acting on me. Il Douche isn’t a racist goat-fucker; he’s merely expressing legitimate angst among white people. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Spare a thought for Trump supporters. The poor dears just woke up one day and realized that racism was the only way to save “their country”. They were forced into it by us evil liberals and our overlord Pres. Obama. It’s really all our fault. The sooner we go to the ovens, the easier they’ll be able to sleep.


111 Responses to “Stop making us be racists!”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Whaaat?

  2. 6 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    • 7 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      December 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      THE REPUGNANT EXCUSE FOR RACISM…IS JUST THAT…REPUGNANT! RACISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN HERE…IT WAS MORE EXPOSED B IDIOTIC AND CORRUPT ANGER WHEN WE RECEIVED AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT…AND NOW CELLPHONE TECHNOLOGY EXPOSES THE HIDDEN THINGS…MUCH TO THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF RACISTS WHO TRY TO HIDE THEIR HATRED IN THE SHADOWS…GO TO HELL PEOPLE…YOU’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY! I LOVE MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT AND AM MOST OFTEN ANYMORE…VERY EMBARRASSED TO BE WHITE!

  3. December 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    They will never forget ….

  4. 9 Nena20409
    December 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    LL, you sure have a talent in communicating your thoughts into words! Excellent! I could not agree with you more. Bravo!
    Thank you, LL.
    Congrats VC, the winner of the Gold, Silver and Bronze ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 😉

  5. December 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I still pinch myself that I got to vote for President Obama twice.

    • 11 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      December 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      I LOVE ARNIE DUNCAN…MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ON YOUR CONTINUED JOURNEY ARNIE!

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      December 10, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I think we’re all pinching ourselves, meta! And, because we are the “smart ones,” we’re all “on the President’s team,” just like Arne Duncan was. The best spot to be in the age of Obama!

  6. 13 Nena20409
    December 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Didn’t make the National News? Why?
    Islam and Muslim.

    • 14 purpleshoesla
      December 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Hmm… guy murders some one, hides out in his hotel room with a loaded weapon, then fights with the officers while being arrested and is still alive. Did the cops take him to Burger King for a snack on the way to the police station? Can only think that if the killer had been of color, cops would have kicked the door in, guns a’ blazing and the headline would likely read murder suspect gets killed in hotel room as arresting officers fearing for their lives had no other alternative then to engage with deadly force.

  7. 16 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    • 17 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      December 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      PLAYING WITH AND TESTING GRID REACTIONS EVERYWHERE……………….I MUST SAY I HOPE BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE BEING DONE ON UPS WORKERS! AND SO ON AND SO ON!

  8. 18 Nena20409
    December 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    And the Fact that White Women are the Most Beneficial Recipients of the Affirmative Action.

  9. December 10, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you, Lib-Librarian. Your Essay is beautiful. Not a news flash.
    Yiu inspired me to get better with my grammar, spelling, etc. Of course, your writing inspires me to be a better person, also.
    Grammarly came out free for MacBook Pro, so I am taking advantage.
    Have you gotten married? My learnin’ is keeping me busy. That and the Holiday ‘stuff’.

  10. December 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    That should be Bernie Sanders’ stump speech, melding his economic critique with a critique about how economic realities are then hidden by racist appeals. But, of course, that would involve him speaking truth to a voting bloc he’s convinced he can win. That’s just something politicians don’t do.

    BRAVO LL>…i wonder every day what is the purpose of bernie sanders running..

  11. 23 Nena20409
    December 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  12. 25 Nena20409
    December 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    • 26 yardarm756
      December 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      More proof of a “post-racial” society……NOT!

      • 27 jacquelineoboomer
        December 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

        And I don’t want to clutter up my brain by reading the full story, but suspensions? From the Citadel? Why not expulsions? Oh, I know – they’re still “investigating.”

        Ugh.

  13. December 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    You know just when I think these right wing haters couldn’t be any more wacko, they surprises me. So racism was almost gone till Obama became President. What a big stinking pile of B.S. Racists right wing tea party Republicans are proof that racism wasn’t gone any where. If racism was almost dead then those racists right wing tea party Republicans would have been able to handle the fact that a black man became President. It’s Obama’s fault that they are racists.

    • December 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Guess what, it’s the slaves fault that they were slaves.

    • 30 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      December 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      AND THIS IS WHY MY WHITE SELF IS MOVING FROM A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD TO AN AFRICAN AMERICAN..LATINO NEIGHBORHOOD…H-O-M-E!!!!

    • 31 joyfulmeme
      December 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      The Tea Party rose up notably 4/15/2009. What 4 months into PBO tenure. The vile posters they carried during marches depicting him as everything but a child of God. Yet he somehow caused racism. Give me a break. It’s all about them thinking that the “others” are coming to take their stuff. It’s a pity and a shame. They are the victims of racism. Never knew this kind of anomosity still existed. It’s been an eye opener that makes me quite sad.

  14. 32 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 2:14 pm


    President Barack Obama and President Reuven Rivlin of Israel walk on the Colonnade of the White House, following their participation in a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room, Dec. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  15. 33 yardarm756
    December 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    • 34 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      December 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      I THINK THE DONALD NEEDS A RECTAL THERMOMETER…PERFECT PLACE FOR AN EYE TEST!

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      December 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      This man is so wrapped in his own ego, he can’t see beyond his nose. Can’t imagine a more living hell than being this guy. He’s consumed by himself and his delusions and there’s no way out for him.

      • 36 Obama Grandmama
        December 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        I consistently wonder about his family’s take on Donald. Have they been intimidated into going along with his ways, been brainwashed, or just going along with it all due to the money and lifestyle he represents for them?

  16. December 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

  17. 38 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  18. December 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  19. 43 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    • 44 Don
      December 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      “suspended?” Why not expulsion?

      • 45 jackiegrumbacher
        December 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        I agree, Don. If the Citadel lets these racists back, the institution has made it clear that it condones this behavior. There should be zero tolerance for this kind of thing. No going back. No possibility of a repeat.

  20. December 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    “Il Douche”.

    Great find.

    However, there is a main-stream term for this: “The Great White Hope”.

  21. December 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  22. 49 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    • 50 Don
      December 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Good for them, but I have mixed feelings about this. Why must the oppressed have to keep showing their humanity when the oppressor doesn’t?

  23. 51 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  24. December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Roger that, Mr Ford ….

    • December 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      She sure was ….

      And, a trump as president would quickly pivot from Muslims to Jews while ordering every POC in the US back to the plantation …. NO JOKE.

      • December 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

        Interesting thing I watched the other day. It was a BBC documentary on servants. In the final episode, they did a segment on Jewish refugees to the UK. 20K of them were issued “servants visas”. Basically, they were allowed into the UK, but had to work as servants for the great and the good, as Brits no longer wanted to do the work.

        • 55 SUEDUVALL SMITH
          December 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

          MUCH OF THE SAME WAS DONE HERE AND DON’T FORGET….THE COLONISTS SHIPPED STRONG NATIVE AMERICAN BUCKS TO ENGLAND TO SERVE AS WELL.

      • 56 Don
        December 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm

        Back to the plantation, Bob, some of us never left the plantation.

  25. 57 Don
    December 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    LL, your written words never fail, for me as an African American it is a struggle sometimes for me to keep my sanity when it comes to racism.

  26. December 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

  27. December 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    In these days of change and chaos, it’s nice to know that the younger generation sucks as much as we do.

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      December 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      So it’s okay to send the ‘other guy’ to fight and die, as long as the rest of us keep safe. How brave these Americans are.

    • 68 nathkatun7
      December 11, 2015 at 12:30 am

      If it’s true that the majority of Americans want to send American troops to yet another war in the Middle East, then I say it’s time for Congress to reinstate the DRAFT! This time, the only people who should be exempted from the DRAFTA are those with provable physical and mental disabilities. I want the military age sons and daughters of all the war mongers drafted and sent to fight ISIS, in Syria and Iraq. I believe both Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have military age children.

  28. December 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    PLEASE RT and help spread the word:

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      December 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      This is a good way to phrase the issue–a public health problem. If any illness were causing this many deaths a year, we would be devoting every resource to solving the problem. It’s not okay to be felled by a virus, but if you die from a bullet, well, that’s just life.

  29. 71 arapaho415
    December 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    GA TODville.

    Since this is a post about Trump, bringing over from this morning’s Early Bird thread.

    (Don’t know what event Weigel attended yesterday, but here’s where participants were coming from:)

    LL nailed it on the head yesterday when he correctly described Trump’s publicity tour for his brand (aka “campaign for President) yesterday:

    “What Il Douche has done is say “Screw the code words” and come out full bore on the racist angle”

    http://theobamadiary.com/2015/12/08/the-first-time-as-tragedy-the-second-time-as-farce/

    So yeah, the more xenophobia the better for Trump supporters:

  30. December 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    #MyLife

  31. 73 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    December 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    BBL…………BLESSINGS EVERYBODY!

  32. 74 jackiegrumbacher
    December 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    LL, once again thank you for a brilliant post. Appreciate the fact that you focus on the absurdities and hypocrisies of life in these United States. These are not our finest hours.

  33. 75 Allison
    December 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    • 76 Don
      December 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      When I was in high school on the weekends I would work in my father’s friend’s corner market. I would stock the shelves, one day I came across a can of green beans that was very badly dented. I took it to my boss and asked him if he wanted me to throw it in the trash because it was too messed up and nobody would buy it. His reply to me was “Donald, put it back on the shelve, somebody will buy it.” I said all of that to say this, “Somebody will always buy want Trump is selling.”

    • December 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Donald Trump thought he was going to have a key to the White House, but POTUS let him know that wasn’t going to be the case. So Trump got piss off, he got mad.

    • 78 0388jojothecat
      December 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Remember when you were in elementary school and the class bully would give you grief everyday then one day you were elected class president or given some high honor, that class bully wanted to be your “best friend”? DT has the maturity of an elementary school bully.

  34. December 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Fingers crossed:

  35. December 10, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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  37. December 10, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    natasha korecki @natashakorecki 16h16 hours ago
    NBC posts emails showing Emanuel’s Press Offce Aware of Laquan McDonald Dashcam Video Dec. 8 2014: http://www.nbcchicago.com/inve… …
    via @nbcchicago

  38. 84 arapaho415
    December 10, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    GA TODville.

    For notation in your calendars next week…

    (Sounds like this may be a video…)

    And one of the few times I regret not having a TV, the Bear Gryls episode featuring PBO will air on NBC a week from today. 😦

    “The episode Obama is referring to will air Dec. 17 on NBC.”

  39. 85 arapaho415
    December 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    And a couple of tweets about (the now forgotten by MSM) Syrian refugees:

  40. 87 4morefor44
    December 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    oh look, another librul terrist (ignore the yellow “don’t tread on me flag”) threating to kill people with his big manly gun and propane tanks:

    of course, taken into custody without injury.

  41. December 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Great post…

    because, of course, there was no racism before January 20, 2009.

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE!

  42. December 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Honestly, I write something, and then the world trows up confirming evidence.

    • December 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      That right there is a big pile of c—! Just saying.

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    • 92 CEB
      December 10, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      PBO does not waste time on people’s bullshit, nor does he cares about the sacred cows of various senators or representatives; nor does he care about the way that things have always been done in either house. What part of change does she not understand? PBO did not come hat in hand to ask permission or to kiss anyone’s ass. He knows what his constitutional responsibilities are as president and head of the Executive Branch and he expects congress to fulfill theirs as the Legislative Branch (which they have not done). She needs to sit her ass down and stop with the dog whistles.

  43. 93 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    **** REMINDER PEOPLES!!!****

    If you have a favourite (blog) picture you would like to have included in the *Picture of the Year* contest you can drop it here/point me to its location, etc. etc. I’m trying to pull the choices together so that I can pass them on to the boss lady for our (new) annual end of year past-time.

    THANKS

  44. December 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Democrats can sometimes drive me crazy. UGH.

    • 95 Vicki
      December 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Claire’s assessment is the exact opposite of what I see as PBO’s greatest strength—President Obama’s ability to not only put himself in anothers shoes but to enter into another persons world and speak to him where that person is. In a language that individual can understand.
      Most people, politicians, surely, insist that you come into their world to speak to them.
      POTUS is sui generis—one of a kind.
      Claire is same old same old. Loser.

    • 96 Linda
      December 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Ha…Ha….Ha….

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    • 98 nathkatun7
      December 11, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Great, great response, Meta! I know of no othey political leader who displays so much empathy towards every one, including the people who hate and despise him.

  45. December 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    We have now reached the dueling lawyers phase of the Bush campaign.

  46. 100 0388jojothecat
    December 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you, LL this is a very illuminating post on what is wrong with America. It’s just like the videos of the police killing unarmed AA young men and lying about it. Once these videos have come out and the white officers have been caught lying the public no longer believes them. For years those that survived have said the police is lying but no one but the AA community knew it. The election, competence, and the near perfect governing of America by President Barack Obama was NOT supposed to happen this soon. America was not ready for it, not even AA’s were ready for this to happen in our lifetimes. The reaction of the media, GOP, and many wealthy and liberal whites held down by myths that this is THEIR country has revealed how racist America really is and has always been. When I graduated from a predominately white high school I believed I had the opportunity to be and do whatever I wanted to do if I worked hard. I took advantage of every affirmative action opportunity, grants, etc., available to me but so did many low income whites, females and males. They got jobs that I could not get and still can’t get. I was denied apartments because of the color of my skin. None of this deterred me because I knew that someone out there would give me an opportunity to prove myself. I worked hard and perservered until I accomplished what I could and never feeling sorry for myself because I have met wonderful people from various backgrounds and races that see me and treat me as a person. The racist in this country are not so few as we like to believe but at least 47% of the population, the population that voted against PBO, tlhat believe he’s a muslim, that say the most vile things about him for no reason, and would rather die than accept medical help through ACA. Just think if PBO gave social security to elders how many would rather starve and live on the street than to sign up for it.

  47. December 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    AMERICA FUCK YEAH!

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  50. 106 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    LIVE NOW: Council on American-Islamic Relations evacuation, Santa Clara, CA – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  51. 107 JER
    December 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Christmas roses. In the 60's in December.

    A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

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