Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sweet tap-dancing Jesus.


I think mouthbreather might actually be too good for these people (emphasis all mine).

The McCain campaign’s depiction of Barack Obama as a mysterious “other” with an impenetrable background may not be resonating in the national polls, but it has found a receptive audience with many white Southern voters.

In interviews here in the Deep South and in Virginia, white voters made it clear that they remain deeply uneasy with Mr. Obama — with his politics, his personality and his biracial background. Being the son of a white mother and a black father has come to symbolize Mr. Obama’s larger mysteries for many voters. When asked about his background, a substantial number of people interviewed said they believed his racial heritage was unclear, giving them another reason to vote against him.

"He’s neither-nor," said Ricky Thompson, a pipe fitter who works at a factory north of Mobile, while standing in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store just north of here. "He’s other. It’s in the Bible. Come as one. Don’t create other breeds."

I have no idea where to go with this. Seriously. I've asked this before but it obviously needs repeating, how the fuck do these people actually manage to walk upright weighted down as they are with their breathtaking ignorance?

I need a drink – it’s noon somewhere in the world.

9 comments:

Niles said...

Butbutbut racism is an historical oddity that has no place in America anymore beyond the walls of a museum. The Republicans said so. They wouldn't *lie*.

And it warms the hearts of people like that man to hear he's not a racist, just a good Christian.

jj said...

But but but... Robert Byrd!!!!

Anatolfz said...

On the contrary, I think it lightens their burden.

Shannon said...

I'd like to ask that one to find it in the bible. I'd also like to ask him to read a bible. I'm doubting he can do either.

Chet Scoville said...

Thompson continued, "That east coast librul media better not say I'm a racist or nothin'. 'Cause that'd be elitist."

CC said...

Oh, for fuck's sake -- he's a pipe fitter from Alabama wearing a baseball cap standing in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart next to his pickup truck. What did you expect? Neruda?

burpster said...

That's a little harsh cc. I'm a pipefitter that drives a pickup. I'd vote Obama in a heartbeat if allowed.

sooey said...

Both halves, though, burpster? Or just, you know, the white mother half.

Ti-Guy said...

That's a little harsh cc. I'm a pipefitter that drives a pickup.

Heh. You can't just can't win these days.