Ainsley Earhardt, the segregation apologist, got the “fair and balanced” discussion going when she prodded Clarke to attack Clinton by asking him to comment on Clinton “admitting to pandering.”
Actually, as shown in the clip Fox aired, Clinton said "OK," when she was accused of pandering but it was obviously not an admission and more of a polite acknowledgment of someone else's opposing point of view.
And, in fact, there is considerable evidence that Clinton has long been a hot sauce aficionado, as Salon reports. But either nobody on the curvy couch did their homework or they ignored the facts in order to push their anti-Clinton talking points.
From Crooks and Liars:
"I'm surprised she didn't say watermelon," Clarke opined, referring to a racist stereotype. "Just go all the way."
"You know, this stuff is dehumanizing," he argued. "It's embarrassing, it's disgusting."
According to Clarke, black voters would be supporting Republicans if they were aware that Democrats were once the more racist of the two political parties.
If you think about it, that’s quite a slap at African American voters as it suggests they’re too ignorant to vote intelligently.
But, of course, not one of the hosts thought of that. In fact, Brian Kilmeade seemed to agree, though he blamed the Republican candidates for not doing proper outreach.
Watch it below, via Raw Story, from the April 20 Fox & Friends.
It’s nice to know she’s ‘pandering’ to old, white hot sauce lovers such a myself. Focus groups must indicate we’re a huge voting block. 😉
Hey, Donald Trump carries a toupee on his head and this morning it durn near blew off his head on the Today Show! …shoulda done the interview on top of the Empire State Building.
“According to Clarke, black voters would be supporting Republicans if they were aware that Democrats were once the more racist of the two political parties.”
The key word here is “once” — to Clarke, being racist 165 years ago is a reason not to support the Democratic party today . . . but being racist, sexist, nativist, homophobic, and xenophobic are perfect reasons black voters should support the repubs right now?
“Clarke has been elected three times to the Sheriff’s office as a Democrat, despite not belonging to any party. This has spurred criticism from the local Democratic Party.”
So — Clarke criticizes Democrats for pandering to minorities for votes . . . while running for sheriff as a Democrat (despite not being one) in order to pander for votes himself . . . is that right?
If so, I guess its just more proof that rightwingnuts have no concept of either history or irony (along with comedy and analogy. And a lot of other things.)
And it’s really funny that Clarke continues attacking the Democratic Party since it’s that affiliation which keeps getting him elected as sheriff. Seriously—go check his Wiki page.
Under the heading “Party Affiliation”:
Clarke has been elected three times to the Sheriff’s office as a Democrat, despite not belonging to any party. This has spurred criticism from the local Democratic Party.[
Clarke explains his choice to run as a Democrat thusly on his website:
“Like me, most people question why the Office of Sheriff is a partisan election. I have never asked a person to vote for me because I run as a Democrat. I ask them to vote for me based on my 35-year commitment to keeping citizens safe. Most voters get it when it comes to public safety. There is no Democrat or Republican way to be a sheriff. The enemy is not the opposing party; the enemy is the criminal.”
*In case people don’t get that part of the comment, it’s a reference to the TV series, “iZombie” (based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred). In the context of the series, zombies—as long as they have constant access to brains—can maintain a relatively normal human existence. However, they have a deficiency when it comes to taste—their “flavor” receptors are largely dead; they can taste texture and the like but flavor, aside from spicy, is pretty absent. (Most every episode features Liv—the “title character”—preparing a brain as part of a recipe. And fixed with hot sauce. Lots and lots of hot sauce.)
What about Mexicans, Italians, and Thai people?
When does this idiot ‘sheriff’ find time to do ‘sheriffing’ in Milwaukee???