*Funny, but Americans give automatic credibility to almost any statement that is made on the news and automatic credibility to the people making the statements.
But one would think that after eight years of a lying moron in the White House that the American people would take a closer listen and a closer look at the statements and the people making them.
There are some idiotic people making some idiotic statements indeed.
In another Top Ten list, I’m presenting my Top Ten Idiotic Statements. Feel free to add your own, even if they fall out of your own mouth.
Top Ten Idiotic Statements:
- 1. Rudy Giuliani: “We had no domestic [terrorist] attacks under Bush; we’ve had one under Obama.”
This man has lost his rabid mind! He was mayor of New York and about to be ousted because he was such a weak mayor, but was revived during the attack of 9/11! If that wasn’t a terrorist attack, there never was one! Does he even know what a terrorist attack is?
- 2. Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, predicting that Barack Obama could become the country’s first Black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
This is the same idiot who said about Trent Lott in 2002: “If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly.” But, now, he wants things to be different since the chickens have come home to roost.
- 3. Republican National Chair, Michael Steele: “When Democrats get caught saying racist things, an apology is enough.”
While the Republican House Negro is correct in the statement about the Democrats, he is a disingenuous idiot. While he openly called for Reid’s resignation, he glossed over the fact that the Republicans were supportive and some even outright defensive of Trent Lott’s racist frothing.
- 4. Senator Diane Feinstein: “I don’t think (Reid should resign). All of us are imperfect. Clearly this was a mistake. Clearly, the leader misspoke. He also apologized. The matter should be closed.”
This idiot, like many American idiots, is defending racism by saying that the words were a mistake. She even went on to say that Trent Lott wasn’t a racist and that HE misspoke. “I know Senator Lott,” said Feinstein. “I happen to be very fond of him. He made a mistake.” Really? So, whenever someone makes a racist statement, it’s a mistake? No, Feinstein, YOU are a mistake. And it is laughable that you are chair of the Intelligence Committee.
Finally, perhaps Black people will see that the Democratic Party is not very different from the Republican Party, except that the racism in the Republican Party is more overt and honest.
- 5. Gay Activists: “Gay Is The New Black.”
I was hoping that the gay community would let this one die, but recently it has been given new life by idiotic gay activists. Using such an idiotic mantra, gays cannot be surprised that many African Americans are opposed to their platform. Add to that a demand that Blacks support them as though a debt is owed and the divide is growing by the minute.
For the record, Black is the new Black, just like the old Black.
- 6. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich: “I’m Blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a Black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.”
This moronic loser continues to prove why he never should have been the governor of any state. He is currying no favor from those who will ultimately (hopefully) put his stupid ass away for dirty politics and crimes of stupidity. He couldn’t even find public decorum when discussing his negotiations to promote Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for cooperation on important programs from her powerful father, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, using the “B” word to refer to her on a radio show. “How much do I love the people of Illinois to make that (expletive) senator?'” Blagojevich said.
- 7. Infamous Baseball icon Mark McGwire: “Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago. I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come. It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected. I used steroids during my playing career and I apologize.”
If you always knew this day would come, why waste the millions of opportunities to come clean over the years? Why wait until you knew you couldn’t get away from it?
- 8. Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for FOX: “(Sarah) Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup.”
Captivated, in this instance is hardly a good thing. Palin has a lot of people staring at her trying to figure out why anyone is taking her seriously. Good job, Fox. At least now, we know that you’re trying to bring as much stupidity to one stupid place as possible.
- 9. Steve Boilard, director of higher education issues in the California Legislative Analyst’s Office: “Its apples and oranges,” he said of universities and prisons. “Why should state spending on higher education be determined on how much we save on prison reform?”
Boilard made this statement to question the proposed link between higher education and prisons, even if it might appeal to voters. This idiot was responding to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s goal of spending more money on college than prison by privatizing prisons. Perhaps privatization is not the answer, but the goal of increasing college spending while decreasing prison spending can only be a bad thing to brains that are dead.
10. Random stupid people: “We need to have people put our dirty laundry on blast.”
For whatever reason, people think it’s hot when some ignorant handkerchief head Negro comes out talking about all the bad things he or she can find in the Black community, without any balance and without any work put towards amelioration. Idiots defend the hateful, empty and pointless statements with some “need” to have our dirty laundry put “out there,” as though: A.) It’s not already “out there” and B.) Placing it “out there” without solutions or work will really do anything but continue to deepen the black eye already on our public image.
The times are a changin’, indeed. More of our elected officials are idiotic than ever before, which has helped to usher in an era of idiocy for the American people in general.
There are plenty of idiotic statements to be found, but these are my personal top ten. Feel free to add to the list on your own.
Darryl James is an award-winning author of the powerful new anthology “Notes From The Edge.” Now, listen to Darryl live on BlogTalkRadio.com/DarrylJames every Monday from 7-9pm, PST. View previous installments of this column at www.bridgecolumn.proboards36.com. Reach James at [email protected].