May 14, 2012

Am I Hallucinating? Again?

Hatched by Dafydd

Newsqueak has proudly dubbed Barack "Big Stick" Obama America's first gay president.

No, really.

Now, I understand la Rive Gauche calling Billery Clinton America's first black president; since it's patently obvious that Clinton is not actually black, everyone took it as a metaphor that meant Clinton grew up with many of the same culture and deprivations that liberals imagine all blacks endure.

But calling someone "gay" is very different from calling a white man black or a black man white; because sexual orientation is not generally obvious at a glance, more idiots will take Newsweek's cover literally than ever took the Clinton claim literally. Bluntly put, hundreds of thousands, even millions of potential voters who see -- or hear through the grapevine about -- the absurd claim will believe that Barack H. Obama is actually homosexual.

That's simply the nature of stupidity, and a population of 310 million necessarily includes an awful lot of stupid people.

Does Newsweek or the Left or even Obama himself think this will improve his vote on November 6th?

Heck, I don't even think the similar claim about Clinton helped him; I suspect being so strongly identified with one out of many minority races hurt Clinton at the polls, just as Obama's relentless support for blacks over everybody else hurts him at the polls.

But if now they ladle yet another outré, bizarre label over Obama's head -- America's first gay president! -- won't that help him to lose marginal states even faster than will his mere support for same-sex marriage? Did Andrew Sullivan and Tina Brown think they were doing the Occupier of la Casa Blanca a blasted favor?

Are the Left utter fools? Or perhaps they have simply abandoned the Obama experiment and switched back to their own agenda... at President B.O.'s expense.

Big Lizards: Speaking the unspeakable for over 705 years!

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, May 14, 2012, at the time of 2:41 PM

Comments

The following hissed in response by: snochasr

One pollster/pundit said that at least six states Obama won in '08 have been "put in play" by his support for gay marriage, and this added week of publicity can only solidify that situation. The big problem this country has is that stupid people are allowed to vote. As you observe, on rare occasion the stupid get the answer right though still for the wrong reason.

Are the Left utter fools? Yes, of course. They are so convinced of their own intellectual superiority that nothing they do or say seems stupid to them, even after they have said it, and even after the reaction proves they were wrong. We of the Right are simply too stupid to grasp their brilliance.

The above hissed in response by: snochasr [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2012 8:07 AM

The following hissed in response by: mdgiles

So. Does that mean that if you vote against him, you are now, not only a racist, but also "homophobic"?

The above hissed in response by: mdgiles [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2012 5:49 PM

The following hissed in response by: brotio

Can you imagine the uproar if National Review had published that picture and headline?

The above hissed in response by: brotio [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2012 8:52 PM

The following hissed in response by: Eris Guy

more idiots will take Newsweek's cover literally than ever took the Clinton claim literally

That's most unfair. There are many of us here in the heartland of America who still trust America's finest waiting room news sources to print the truth.

The above hissed in response by: Eris Guy [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 21, 2012 4:19 AM

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