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Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when Tavis Smiley shaves his goatee, takes a few painkillers and launches into a 40 minute soliloquy about how great he is for organizing his separatist house party against Amerikkka (being broadcast live on C-Span). Tavist, though an ardent Hillary supporter, is now blowing the whistle on the Obama choo-choo.
On his undistinguished panel there are college activists, Al Sharpton, Cornell West, noted cannibal Randall Robinson, Julianne “I Hope Clarence Thomas Dies” Malveaux and a cast of thousands of other “We changed our Christian names to Islamic ones” sitting in white leather barcaloungers with Barack Obama’s face embroidered to the back of the chair. Last and most certainly least – Michael Steele.
Seriously, having Steele on the panel is like someone cloning Deb Frisch and holding a Protein Wisdom convention where they only invited her to attend.
Currently, Michael Steele is bragging about how blacks do not believe in a “monolithic” fashion in this country (though you couldn’t tell by this event) and also claiming that the NY Post cartoon was an “abomination”. RNC – this is your new head.
I’ll update as offensive commentary comes up much like I did last year. Honestly, this is a full-time job and some people should have foregone CPAC to attend this.
That didn’t take long for Julianne Malveaux to lecture Steele about how he needs to get “his boys“ in order. Last I recall, calling someone a “boy” was racist. Also that he needs to tell his “boys” to vote for the stimulus so that Obama can underwrite interest free educations for Historically Black College students. Tavis dutifully doesn’t let Steele respond and moves on to the next question after he’s assailed by this former pseudo-journalist.
Al Sharpton claims that white people have had to ask a black man to bail them out of all the trouble they’ve caused. To cheering applause I might add. Oh, and we are “on the deck of the Titanic and we are going down!” No disagreement on that last point.
Sharpton then targets Steele by praising him for supporting his boycott of the NY Post’s racist monkey stimulus cartoon but that he must now pledge himself to allowing Obama to shut down Fox News.
I am not making this stuff up, you really should be watching it
on C-Span (5:35 EST) as it’s now archived. It’s far more interesting than your CPAC “we’ve got to expand our base” BS.
30 Minutes in and the panel is still slaving away over a white, hot stove brimming with Bush-Hate.
Tavis implores the universally black audience that they are going to have to love Obama even though he is going to do things to piss them off. Like when he didn’t say that he supported Roland Burris taking his Senate seat. You don’t need to understand why – you just need to support him anyway.
As this is very early in the conference, let me make a prediction that happens every year at this event but cannot be underscored enough in judging the character of a man. At some point, someone is going to say something so completely beyond the pale, racist and un-American that Steele should get up out of his seat and walk out. Lady and gentlemen, let me be the first to wager that Steele getting offended enough to walk out of this event will never happen. He will sit there and clap and applaud right along with them with nary a word of criticism.
Tavist unironically asks Cornell West about Eric Holders’ comments about America being cowards when it comes to talking about race from the podium of a race-based conference that has no one of any other race in attendance on their panel.
Look up “irony” Tavist. It’s not that cleaning service run by the Koreans down the street. (more…)