Ego and Ambition: Privileges That Only White Men Are Allowed To Enjoy (Even the Liberal Edition)

by matttbastard

Shorter Dana Milbank:

Uppity. N*gger.”

For fuck’s sake, Dana–stop wasting our time (and Katherine Graham’s money), cut the crap and just say what you really fucking mean (and, um, next time, try to get your facts straight, asshole).

Previously:

Race Bait and Dogwhistles

Arrogant: The New Uppity

Ego and Ambition 1

Ego and Ambition 2

Ego and Ambition 3

Related: ZOMG MISCEGENATION DOGWHISTLE:

DDay nails it:

There’s no reason to include Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in this ad. None. It hangs on the word “celebrity” being included, which means it could have just as well been Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Anyway, all the footage is from Obama’s Berlin speech, not the red carpet. This is absolutely meant to juxtapose images of white women with images of a black man.

First he takes teh White House, then he’ll take teh white wimmins…

(image originally uploaded by Barack Obama, posted under a Creative Commons license.)

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Ah, the Romance!

by mattttbastard

Just when you thought Dubya couldn’t get anymore douchier:

“”I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy [Afghanistan] succeed.”

“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.”

As Hilzoy notes, the lame-duck-in-chief previously expressed a chicken-shit hawk perspective re: frontline service that is completely at odds with his recent Churchillian pose:

“I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment, nor was I willing to go to Canada, so I chose to better myself by learning to fly airplanes.”

Mister Leonard Pierce proceeds to layeth the smacketh down:

Every living male in my family other than me has fought in a war — Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf or Iraq. None of them exactly regrets his service, and there’s a wide range of opinions among them about politics and the necessity of the various wars in which they fought. It’s not a homogeneous group by any means, with plenty of die-hard liberals and plenty of stone-ribbed conservatives. But not a fucking one of them in a million years would describe their wartime experiences as “romantic.”

Courage; it couldn’t come at a worse more convenient time.

h/t Big Media Matt

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