Well, Ben Tribbett, of "Not Larry Sabato," climbed up on his high horse and roundly condemned the ODBA for "racist and jew-baiting" remarks last year (and, as Ward says, "Get your own link"). And then, he accuses United Conservatives blogger Flora McDonald of making racist remarks about Mrs. Obama:
See here where an ODBA (Old Dominion Blog Alliance) Blogger calls Michelle Obama a "Kenya Doll"
Five years ago [16 years ago - the article was written in 1996 - ed.], Tyco Toys launched its Kenya doll line. Today, Kenya stands as an example of African-American beauty for many young girls. The toy company says its newest Kenya doll, Hairplay Fun Kenya, is the ultimate African-American hairstyling doll. This soft, vinyl beauty comes with colorful beads, rubber bands, a special styling guide and magical hair lotion. Tyco also introduces Bedtime Kenya, a cuddly soft doll dressed in a comfy nightgown. Bedtime Kenya comes with a special book of poems and illustrations. After a tuck-in and a little bedtime reading, Kenya, who has eyes that open and close, and her bedtime pal are sure to get a good nights sleep.
So, maybe it's not as pejorative as Benny's insisting... /UPDATE)
Problem is, it wasn't Flora who posted that, but one of her co-bloggers, F22Strike. And, oh my gosh! He's also an african-american!!! You know, Benny, a simple flick of your eye would have saved you this bumble.
Goodness, I'd love to see the mental contortions he goes through to arrive at these rationalizations. I guess that's how he gets most of his exercise.
So, I left a comment:
Ben, if you want to climb up on your high horse, there's plenty of room to get indignant about both issues. Just because you prefer one wrongful action to another is no reason not to condemn the one YOU helped with.
Oh, and BTW, the ODBA has provided links and evidence for Joe Stanley's despicable action - and there is strong implication that YOU aided and abetted.
How about posting some links and evidence of ODBA's alleged racist and jew-baiting posts from last year? Just, you know, so we all know you're not talking out of your rear end.
And anon1:33pm, have you met F22Strike? I have. He's no "self hating african-american male." He is an intelligent, confident, and poised man who tells it like it is. It's too bad that you let his race color your perception of his opinion. Pot, meet kettle?
Why is it that when someone from inside the "oppressed minority" points out some truth that goes against the "oppressed" stereotype, he or she is immediately labeled "self hating" or a "traitor"? That sort of response only takes attention off the proper issue... Oh, wait! That's right, y'all can't argue the issue, so you set up straw men.
And Ben, if F22Strike were a racist, he would have claimed that Mrs. Obama was superior to Sen. Clinton, because african-americans are superior to caucasians. Let's do, please, get our terms correct. After, of course, making sure that you're accusing the right person.
Of course, I find it quite ironic that when Benny posted the link back to Whackette's post about Joe Stanley's redirect of the domain, he commented "Yuck." He also said "I'm outraged, and this needs to stop right away."
Guess he means that he's only outraged when he thinks he and his bosom-buddy won't get caught resorting to such underhanded and unethical tactics...
Oh, and I'm still wondering what
- Roscoe Reynolds, State Senator, Virginia's 20th district
- Chap Peterson, State Senator, Virginia's 34th district
- Al Weed for Congress
- Creigh Deeds for Attorney General
- Eric Ferguson for Delegate 2005
- James Webb for US Senate
- Ferguson for Delegate 2007
- Public Policy Virginia
- Change America Now
- Elmendorf Strategies, LLC
- Democratic Judicial Campaign Committee
all think of the tactics their little attack dogs are using. Are any of them willing to step forward and denounce these actions?
I doubt it.