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The Award for Most Patience With A Crazy Person: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall!

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Congratulations, Tamron Hill of MSNBC! You survived 10 tons of crazy the other day (without even messing up your magical perm), dealing with Conservative flack Kate Obenshain attempts to argue that the “Barack the Magic Negro” song was really about dissing Al Sharpton.

Democratic strategist hottie (oh, those eyebrows!) Jamal Simmons, also gets an honorable mention for riding shotgun on that one, but he should be used to crazy by now as a regular on these sort of “pundit versus pundit” deals.

You can watch the video here on Jezebel, who misspelled Tamron’s name while in the midst of giving her that badge of “Courage Under Extreme Ignorance Fire.”

I think I’d have more respect for the defenders of “Barack the Magic Negro” if they just admitted it was in bad taste, but shouted “FIRST AMENDMENT!” then ducked and hid somewhere after folks started throwing things. But they won’t do that, so … sigh. I guess it’s kind of a story now even though Rush Limbaugh already salted this earth months ago.

BTW, for coming up with a ridiculous argument that did not involve screaming “Yeah, it was tacky but FIRST AMENDMENT!” Kate Obenshain takes home the “Not Helping!” award for the day. You’re not helping the conservative cause, Obenshain! Maybe Ohio Republican Ken Blackwell can offer you some, “C’mon! It’s not that serious! I’m black and I’m not mad. We can mock the president without looking like assholes! The press is TOO sensetive! Liberals get to do it all the time!” defense tactics. Go back to the drawing board. Try something involving “word police” or “censorship,” because you really don’t have any legs to stand on here.

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December 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Pot Calling Kettle: Maury Povich has the results

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And you ARE a racist (or at least you have a long history of saying things vaguely racist about black men trying to run for president)

Sayeth you of Jesse Jackson and his 1988 campaign:

Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don’t ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his “radical” views, “if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race. (emphasis MINE)”

Don’t you hate Nexis Lexis, Geri! Don’t you hate it when you narc on YOU! Don’t you hate it when that happens? I know I do. And by the way you’re still, um, “Not helping!” yourself.

Maybe everyone is a little prickly over the racism/sexism thing in this campaign, but these comments look all kinds of wonky. I can’t tell if your poo-pooing Jesse because he benefited from his stature as a black civil rights leader and minister OR if you’re poo-pooing Barack for being talented and eloquent. But then Jesse was talented and eloquent. So I’m going to go on the record as saying I don’t have the slightest fucking idea of what the hizzell you are talking about.

Please, explain more coherently on a network that is not FOX News, because I try to watch as little FOX as possible.

Thank you.

Thanks Nonie for the tip! I swear, folks are going to make me buy a time machine so I can start pre-slapping the sense into them.

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March 12, 2008 at 1:59 am

Pot Calling Kettle: Ferraro talks to FOX and makes things worse, methinks

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From PubDef.net:

Gee, Geraldine. Maybe you should give yourself my coveted “Not helping!” Award. You’ll get to share it with such dignitaries as BET found Robert Johnson and 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton.

I know that you take umbrage at folks calling you a racist. No one likes to be called a racist. And I did not call you a racist. My attack was more along the lines that you were hypocritical, elitist and ignorant. But please do go ahead, try to explain to people how one can say “if Barack Obama were white” and have it NOT come off as a racially flavored bile. And tacking on how you only got the veep spot on the ’84 ticket because you were a dame is a pretty pathetic argument considering if Geraldine Ferraro had been Gerald Ferraro, he and Walter Mondale would have still loss the 1984 race because neither of you had snowball’s chance in hell of beating Reagan.

But in your defense I don’t think you should have to step down either. Although my take is mostly on the grounds that I didn’t think Samantha Powers should have resigned from the Obama campaign for calling Hillary a “monster.” After all, what you said only came off as bigoted and ignorant rather than rude and sexist in the most rudimentary of senses (unless you want to convince me “monster” is a sexist term). And while I agree that the Op-Ed piece by Orlando Patterson in the NY Times regarding seeing the KKK in Hillary’s 3 a.m. ad is totally el pollo loco, that doesn’t make your statements sound any better.

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March 12, 2008 at 12:55 am