Jul 10 2008

Just Nuts

Published by at 10:51 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

All the focus on Jesse Jackson’s bitter feelings and comments about Barrack Obama, accidentally picked up on an open mic this weekend, is another useless distraction from the important issues this country faces. This is one of many side shows obsessed on by some conservatives which dilutes, and distracts from, other serious discussions to be had on important issues. It is a sign that the right is hopelessly lost and in no mental state to take on the left.

Why is this topic more important than how we execute our end game in Iraq? How does this compare to finishing what we started in Afghanistan and dealing with the insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan? What are we going to do about an ever dangerous Iran? What about the Israeli-Palestinian stand off?

What does this add to the debate on energy independence and drilling for oil and building new nuclear power plants in the US? What does this have to do regarding making the Bush tax cuts permanent? Where does this impact the immigration challenges? How is this working to deal with out of control health care costs?

There must be 100 more important issues out there, yet too many are easily distracted with this soap opera side show (as well as the Obama Birth Certificate idiocy I tragically got sucked into here and here). There are serious issues with serious repercussions out there, so why is anyone wasting America’s time on this drivel?

America has a right to be displeased with the political chattering class, they have become distracted by trivial minutia. To show leadership means to focus on issues important to America, and Jackson’s feelings about Obama just don’t rank as all that important.

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Just Nuts”

  1. dave m says:

    Obama needs to be “gotten” by any means fair or foul.
    Fake birth certificate? – yes please
    Stupid comments by JJ? – Yes please
    Meteor hits him on the head? Yes please

    Since Obsama is not debating anything at all truthfully,
    starting from his ethnicity (arab) and going everywhere else from there,
    there is no reason to play by a taqiyya inspired set of double standards.

    I hope prejudice isn’t a factor in America today,
    but if prejudice defeats Obama, I won’t cry.

    Better than having my head cut off and my wife ordered to wear a burka.

    BTW: I am not Conservative or Right Wing.

  2. gwood says:

    Well, I don’t know who to agree with on this, but please allow me to share something I got this morning via e-mail:

    Editorial – Richmond Times Dispatch

    Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30 I
    celebrate MY independence day and on July 4 I celebrate America’s.
    This year is special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of my
    On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later I was
    in the US to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on
    Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress.
    I’ve thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election year
    rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there.
    In the late 1950’s most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they
    were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at
    least receptive.
    When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced
    the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned
    who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he
    would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and
    education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring
    justice and equality to all, everyone said “Praise the Lord.” And when
    the young leader said, “I will be for change and I’ll bring you
    change,” everyone yelled, “Viva Fidel!”
    But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner’s
    guns went silent the people’s guns had been taken away. By the time
    everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By
    the time everyone received their free education it was worth nothing.
    By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because theye were now
    working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented Cuba
    had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By
    the time the change was over more than a million people had taken to
    boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore
    anywhere else in the world the most fortunate Cubans. And now I’m back
    to the beginning of my story.
    Luckily, we would never fall in America for a young leader who promised
    change without asking, WHAT change? How will you carry it out? What
    will it cost America?
    Would we?
    Manuel Alvarez, Jr

  3. AJStrata says:

    Dave M,

    Sorry, I am not interested in the right acting like those idiotic truthers who think Bush planned 9-11. Count me out of the silly madness. Obama can be challenged on facts and on serious issues – at least for those competent enough to do so.

  4. SallyVee says:

    AJ, don’t rain on my parade! L’affaire Nuts is too much fun to completely ignore. I consider it a useful distraction if only to relieve the pain of the usual banal/juvenile/moronic network coverage as you rightly point out. Besides, if you read John Kass, the buried nut in this story is quite revealing on some levels. Kass as always, uses the incident to educate about the Chicago Machinery and to caution (in an entertaining way) about the true nature of the Senator from Illinois, along with his forefathers in the dept. of Race Hucksterism/Community Organizing.

    Check him out:

  5. AJStrata says:


    I understand taking a break with some fun – but we seem too distracted and not focused on winning the debate.

  6. dave m says:

    Obama cannot be challenged on serious issues anymore than
    could Baba Ram Dass have been.
    Just floating above the mundane, the smile always glowing,
    any serious issues fall off him like bad vibes on a California morning.
    So if some crazed comments by Jesse Jackson help bring him down,
    that works for me.

  7. ivehadit says:

    Sally, can you put the link up again? I tried the one in your post and it didn’t work. Pleaseandthankyou. 🙂

  8. Frogg says:

    I don’t know if it is news or not; but, it is a little interesting that the nation’s most prominent black leader (Jackson) has said of the nation’s first black major party candidate (Obama), that “he is talking down to black people”. The fact that Jackson would like to cut Obama’s nuts off is irrelevant, however (except maybe to Obama).

  9. Terrye says:


    I think it matters. It just kind of lets people know that there are cracks in the Obama facade. It is at least as important as Gramm saying people are whining too much. Which they are.

  10. BarbaraS says:

    Jesse and Al don’t want Obama to win. That would dry up all those donations from the usual suckers. And the corporations they extort money from might stop caving. Everyone says people in the south are racists but we understand how these people’s minds work. They do not like anyone who gets ahead of them in life and the only reason Al and Jesse have succeeded is they play to the choir and keep racism front and center.