George Washington is not amused

Remember when Newt Gingrich said this?

 “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

So I guess Americans are now stupid enough that you can get away with claiming that a colonized people trying to throw off the British yoke is in un-American. And to then run for President.

25 responses to “George Washington is not amused

  1. Beneath The Tin Foil Hat

    Hey now, Newt can eliminate the national debt fairly quickly. He’s good at running scams; all he has to do is send a presidential e-mail to every leader of every country in the world stating “You have won a prestigious award, and are invited to be honored at the White House for a small donation of …”

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  2. Funny this was on Chris Mathews show tonight . Did not catch it all because I just can’t stomach the guy . He seemed to take all of Gingrich’s words and try to prove racism .

    But back to topic . I would say that Gingrich was making a reference to Obama’s father . Obama is dedicated to his father’s memory . Obama the elder had a real hatred for the British colonial establishment . Gingrich makes the case that President Obama projects the searing resentment of his father toward the British, onto America , which he sees as just another colonial power .

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    • If Obama the elder had a real hatred for the British colonial system, then good for him. Exactly what is wrong with that?

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      • And how did the ‘searing resentment’ of this father who left when he was two and returned once for a month in 1971 form Obama? And transfer that resentment to America? Really? Based on what?

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  3. Jeez, just because Obama and the other liars stonewall knowing he’s a fraud doesn’t change the fact that … well … he’s a fraud, liar, part time sodomite, cocaine user, lover of rap music, and a lousy golfer, bowler, and baseball player. And he’s ugly! I’ve seen better faces on an iodine bottle!

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  4. The guy is *not Kenyan*. I guess people just aren’t gonna give that one up, huh?
    And yeah, Newt is somewhat unattractive. Although I should emphasize that I didn’t support Obama just because of his good looks 🙂

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  5. I only give Newt Gingrich a hair more credibility than I do Sarah Palin.

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  6. eurobrat .

    ” Although I should emphasize that I didn’t support Obama just because of his good looks ”

    Why did you support him ?

    ” The guy is *not Kenyan*. I guess people just aren’t gonna give that one up, huh? ”

    Maybe you should do more research ? I have read analysis of his books . President Obama is quite proud of his Kenyan roots . I think that is a good thing as far as it goes . There is a certain amount of a Kenyan outlook which makes up the President’s belief system . Again that is good or bad, depending .

    But, for you to marginalize Obama’s critics over the Kenyan issue shows you don’t have a deep knowledge of what they are talking about .

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    • I supported him because I was sick of the Bush administration at that time and didn’t like the alternative to Obama….McCain was talking about things like deregulating the health insurance industry. I work in the health insurance industry, so this idea really scared me. I was hoping Obama would go more the way of single payer health care and ending our involvement in Iraq, obviously that didn’t quite happen.
      And I’m sure he is proud of his Kenyan roots, but I’ve heard way too many people at this point say that he was born in Kenya. It wears one out. I don’t *want* to have deep knowledge of what the birthers are talking about.

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  7. We’ll I agree with you Moe, but I don’t call myself a liberal. Maybe I’m delusional.

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    • bruce, thanks – it’s just the sheer inanity – accusing an American of sympathizing with anti-British colonialism is to be blind to history.

      I’m especially sensititve to this kind of nonsense as I’m reading Chernow’s Washington biography right now.

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  8. Ms. Holland ,

    This article puts it better than I can . It may or may not be right, but the thoughts are based on the writings of President Obama and the writings of his father . It is more about economic philosophy than anything else . You guys can make it about racism and ethnic origin, but it is not .

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/07/AR2010100705485.html

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  9. eurobrat ,

    ” .McCain was talking about things like deregulating the health insurance industry. I work in the health insurance industry, so this idea really scared me. I was hoping Obama would go more the way of single payer health care ”

    In your professional opinion, why is single payer better than deregulation ?

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    • Let me answer for eurobrat: Single payer is universal and reaches more people. It’s cheaper. It provides better care and outcomes are better than we have now. Everyone paying in – young and old alike – would stabililize it financially. That is why it’s better. Deregulation is insane. And I don’t want to hear about the virtues of competition and the wonders of the market. That’s what we have now and frankly it sucks. I’m thrilled to finally be on Medicare.

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    • Thanks for an excellent response, Moe. Let me add about the deregulation bit. Every day at work, I see how the only reason we don’t deny people even more services than we already do is because there are regulations in place to prevent us from doing so. For instance, we can deny pre-existing conditions, but are limited to doing so only in the first 6 months of the plan. I can guarantee you that we’re always supposed to be looking for more ways to save the company money, so if those limits were not in place, we would be denying even more.
      Single payer would not be as much of a profit driven system. Obviously there are questions as to whether a government run system would be as efficient. Fine. But at the very least, I want the regulations on private industry to stay in place, so that we are required to provide some minimum guarantee of services.

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  10. Ms. Holland ,

    ” And I don’t want to hear about the virtues of competition and the wonders of the market. That’s what we have now and frankly it sucks. I’m thrilled to finally be on Medicare. ”

    So you don’t want to hear the other side ? I’d be thrilled to be on Medicare too if I was your age . I’d be thrilled if the government would take money from others and give it to me also . I’d have been thrilled if I had made a lot of money with Bernie Maddof and got out with my money several years before he bankrupted .

    AND I don’t want to hear how Mediscam will be saved by a couple o tweaks. No wait we’ll just raise taxes on some one else, but not me .

    I realize this is useless in spelling out the truth . But in the long run the truth will out .

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    • “so you don’t want to hear the other side”. I’ve lived the other side. Again, it sucks.

      I’ve never even suggested Medicare could be made whole by ‘a couple of tweaks’. Social Security could be made whole by a couple of tweaks – ask Ronald Reagan. One of the best things he did.

      I’ve said many times that Medicare in its present form is doomed. The entire health care situtation is unsustainable. It needs complete reinvention and the absolutely only thing that makes sense is single payer.

      A good first step would be tort reform – not to just cap awards, but to protect doctors/providers from so many suits so they don’t have to keep ordering unneccesary tests. And the insurance companies have to stop the nonsense of paying off every claimant cuz they think it’s cheaper than going to court. They’d probably win most of the cases,but they operate on quarterly profits so they are always in a hurry. They pay off our congress to stop any improvements in the system. It’s corrupt and it does a really really bad job of insuring people.

      Tell me why it’s good for people. (That’s why they exist after all. You pay into a pool of people, many of whom dont take anythng out and the insurance company is supposed to come through when you need them. Just like Medicare.)

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  11. Ms. Holland ,

    ” I’ve said many times that Medicare in its present form is doomed. The entire health care situtation is unsustainable. ”

    I am so proud of you . You have made so much progress .

    ” A good first step would be tort reform – not to just cap awards, but to protect doctors/providers from so many suits so they don’t have to keep ordering unneccesary tests. ”

    It won’t happen . The trial and tort lawyers, remember John Edwards, who contribute so generously to Democratic Party coffers might take offense .

    ” Social Security could be made whole by a couple of tweaks – ask Ronald Reagan. One of the best things he did. ”

    Reagan bought us a couple of decades of solvency . It was all that was politically possible in his time .

    ” It needs complete reinvention and the absolutely only thing that makes sense is single payer. ”

    Now you are back sliding . Show me where it works ? You should start a thread on Romney-Care . Romney would be a shoe in for the Republican nomination except for Romney-Care . Romney-Care is , I believe, single payer. Romney-Care is the lab rat experiment . It has enough similarities to Obama-Care to make it a valid test case . I am guessing that if it worked every blue state would be copying it now .

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  12. Show me where it works ?

    The rest of the world Alan. That’s where it works. Including, I beleive, Iraq. But I imagine we pay for that.

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  13. Ms. Holland ,

    ” Show me where it works ?

    The rest of the world Alan. That’s where it works. Including, I beleive, Iraq. But I imagine we pay for that. ”

    Iraq ? You must be joking ? I hope ? True legally they have universal care . The reality is poor care . Universal care is too expensive for a rich country . In a poor country rebuilding after years of a war and neglect under a despot, it is a disgrace, even with American money .

    You would not want to be seriously sick in that country .

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    • So how about the rest of the developed world Alan ? Suppose we stipulate that US taxpayers are paying for a terrible health care system in Iraq – how ’bout Europe, Japan, S Korea and the rest of East Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico (I think) most of Central and South America – ummm, Iceland, Eastern Europe, how bout we just look at those –

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  14. It sounds like Gingrich has taken a cue from Dinesh D’Souza, who made a very similar claim about Obama.

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    • It’s all part of the Republican line about Obama – he is “the other”, he is “not one of us” and he is “to be feared”. And let us not doubt for one minutes, that’s all because of the color of his skin.

      But they’re paying the price for this nonsense – theirs has become the party of old white men who aren’t going to be around too much longer. Demography is going to doom that party.

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