MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progressive ad]

"I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button."

Geoff Davis (R-KY) made these racist comments about Senator Obama  at a GOP event Saturday night.



The night also had it's share of sexist comments from the Republican Senator I despise the most:

As for Obama's Democratic rival, (Mitch) McConnell said U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York seems to be "teetering on the brink."

"I hear she hasn't been this worried since a new Hooters opened" near her home with former President Bill Clinton, McConnell said, prompting laughs from the 400 Northern Kentucky Republicans.
http://polwatchers.typepad.com/pol_watch ers/2008/04/republicans-tal.html

These horrible comments are another reminder of why we at MyDD MUST come together to defeat John McCain and the GOP in November. We may be locked in a "bitter" nomination struggle right now, but what we have in common is stronger than what divides us. Please join me in writing MSM outlets to denounce these awful comments.

Update [2008-4-14 18:16:28 by FOB92]:DONATE to DEFEAT MITCH McCONNELL AND GEOFF DAVIS ! !

Update [2008-4-14 20:53:12 by FOB92]:THIS is the start of a much-needed progressive campaign to expose McCain and the GOP! :o)

Tags: Geoff Davis, Mitch McConnell, Recommended (all tags)

Comments

74 Comments

Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

I will vote for either DEM . . . not only to protect the Supreme Court, but to STOP Mitch!!!

by FOB92 2008-04-14 01:21PM | 0 recs
Sexist?

tasteless perhaps. Hilarious, also. I mean...Bill Clinton is a serial fornicator. That's not even up for debate.

by Democratic Unity 2008-04-14 04:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Sexist?

It wasn't even that funny - its a poor attack on a Democratic candidate that wasn't based on the issues or on policy. I'm glad they think this is a laughing matter, but millions of Americans are sick of this kind of nonsense coming from our elected leaders while they drive the country into the ditch.

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 04:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Sexist?

Well I agree on that point. It wasn't terribly funny either. There are much better BC jokes!

I love the guy, but it's just out of control sometimes!

by Democratic Unity 2008-04-15 06:35AM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Excellent diary highlighting sexist and racist attacks from Republicans.  We all should be reminded of who we're up against in the fall.  Rec'd

by NewOaklandDem 2008-04-14 01:21PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

I am glad to see that MyDD has a few diaries up on this. THAT is a GOOD thing . . . we need to be ready to bring down the repugs!!

by Obamanaut 2008-04-14 01:41PM | 0 recs
Mitch,

what a friggin' tool.

by SocialDem 2008-04-14 01:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Mitch,

Mitch is my GOP public enemy #1

Arrghhhh! ;o(

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 01:28PM | 0 recs
Don't worry

they have special places in hell reserved for people like him.

by SocialDem 2008-04-14 01:31PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!
This is the party of McCain...
Make no mistake..
by nogo war 2008-04-14 01:28PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Rec'd!

I read that Davis is already in damage control. Is his seat safe?

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 01:29PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Don't know much about Michael Kelley, except that we should start giving him some visible support... Shame Nick Clooney isn't running again this year....

by JenKinFLA 2008-04-14 02:03PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Yeah . . . my dream would be to see Mitch and Geoff Davis lose in November!

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 02:05PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Is Kelley on ActBlue? I'll send money for his campaign.

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 02:07PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

He night be, but you'll have to check....

Geoff Davis is the one that "coined" the phrase "Looney Clooney" when he ran against Nick...  So you already know we've got George on the Dem side against this guy...  Don't insult Dad...

by JenKinFLA 2008-04-14 02:09PM | 0 recs
fantastic photo of Davis
and doesn't Mitch look quite a bit like old Conrad Burns?
by linc 2008-04-14 01:30PM | 0 recs
Re: fantastic photo of Davis

They eerily look like big and little brothers.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 01:33PM | 0 recs
Re: fantastic photo of Davis
They both have the same stupid look on their face, don't they?
Thanks for the diary, and for reminding us what we're really up against.
Rec'd!
by skohayes 2008-04-14 01:38PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

I posted a diary on this at pretty much the same time you did - I'll link to yours in mine, but I think this is an important enough point to make that multiple diaries wouldn't be out of the question. These guys are the real problem with this country.

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 01:37PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

I hope they ALL get on rec list.

I am too new to rec, or ALL 3 would get my vote!

by McTrollop 2008-04-14 01:43PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

YESSS . . . we need ALL three on the REC list!!

Please go to upstate's diary and rec it too.

Mine is already on the list.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 01:58PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Great diaries, both of you...

Wish there were more Hillary supporters defending both her and Obama, but you can't ask for everything.

by brit 2008-04-14 03:35PM | 0 recs
This line really irks me
when were you out there beating back the sexism in the MSM?

I really wish Obama supporters weren't so hypocritical.
by linc 2008-04-14 04:25PM | 0 recs
Re: This line really irks me

What? Linc - just as I wouldn't associate you with the worst kind of trolls out of hand, what makes you think I haven't fought sexism in the MSM?

I'm not going to get angry about this, because actually as a TV writer, married to one of the most senior TV journalists in the UK, I've actually done a lot about it. And I reprimand any sexist comment I find here or elsewhere on the net.

So please, make a distinction between your enemies. There may be some sexist Obama supporters. Happy to take your side if that happens, but don't categorise me as someone who doesn't fight sexism out of hand. Imagine if I did the reverse on race. You'd be furious.

I'm sure you fight both injustices, and let's join   up on the issue of prejudice of race or gender wherever we find it.

by brit 2008-04-14 04:42PM | 0 recs
Re: This line really irks me

And Linc I'd appreciate your help with a nasty dual combination of sexism AND racism that is not in Kentucky, but on this very site. There's a weak diary about Michelle Obama, but some of the comments in it really cross the line.

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/4/14/1637 47/638

by brit 2008-04-14 05:30PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Seems to me that the Clinton folk are just as outraged about the insult as everyone else--even making phone calls, speaking for myself.

Good on them. Thank you HRC supporters.

That something like this is coming out of a Repub's mouth? They've said so many offensive things in the past about women and minorities that there is no longer any shock value to what they have to say.

by Cristalgirl 2008-04-14 01:48PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Yes. This made the rec list soooo fast. It is an example of what we can accomplish together against the GOP!!

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:12PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Well done FOB! Rec'd.

by wasder 2008-04-14 01:50PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Thanks for the unity!

:o)

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:27PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Boy?  Davis is 49, Obama is 46.  What an idiot Davis is.

by Skaje 2008-04-14 02:02PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

I find that hilarious, mainly because there's no way he could pass off "that boy" as a reference to his youth. That's racist dogwhistle horseshit, and I hope it comes back to bite them on the ass hard.

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 02:04PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

The really astoonishing thing is that this isn't a dog-whistle, or an allusion to racism, or hell even a code-phrase that could have been used by mistake, hell this wasn't even a "joke", I can't remeber the last time an elected offical uttered a statement that was so obviously out and out racism.

by Socraticsilence 2008-04-14 05:09PM | 0 recs
But he's

an old 49 :-)

by MBNYC 2008-04-14 02:23PM | 0 recs
People like Mitch

are horrible.  I hope he has to retire into a lobbying job after his next election.

by Student Guy 2008-04-14 02:05PM | 0 recs
Re: People like Mitch

I wish he would retire to Kentucky and stay there.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:10PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Well said, and a necessary wake up call. Especially when the republican frauds on this site start mouthing about how "we" democrats will be voting for McCain if "our" candidate doesn't get the nomination.

by Sumo Vita 2008-04-14 02:10PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

It disgusts me that some are making excuses for Davis on the front page diary, and the two other diaries about this.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:12PM | 0 recs
by nogo war 2008-04-14 02:12PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!!

Thanks for the link!

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:13PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

poo poo on you mitch.

bill just happpens to like the wings at hooters. jk jk.

in all seriousness: republicans are evil. pure evil.

by amde 2008-04-14 02:37PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

Mitch is Darth Evil!

by McTrollop 2008-04-14 02:55PM | 0 recs
DONATE!!

New links in the UPDATE.

Donate to defeat these guys!

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:43PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

I'm a dedicated Obama fan, worried about Bill's support of despotic rulers for a profit.  Hillary benefits.  She cannot separate herself.  Not until she divorces him.

But, I will defend Hillary against sexist attacks with a fury as if those attacks were made against me.

I'm so sick of these Reub guys.

by Kiku 2008-04-14 02:47PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

I am sick of them too, and just clicked on the donate links to make a modest contribution. BOO McConnell!!

by Obamanaut 2008-04-14 02:55PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

It's funny. I don't see nearly as many hardcore HRC supporters here reccing. Yet, when allegre or whomever makes some hit diary on Obama, they all rec it within like 5 min.

Comical, but I am not surprised.

by Darknesse 2008-04-14 02:49PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

At least the tide is slowly turning towards DEM issues over nominee bickering!

by FOB92 2008-04-14 02:52PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

Yes, but it would be nice if they had the same kind of passion for something besides an Obama smear for a change...

At least I could respect that.

by Darknesse 2008-04-14 02:56PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

The healing will begin soon. Diaries like this are a start.

The Kentucky duo are our common enemy.

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 02:59PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

Yes, I noted that fact with some sadness. In my more cynical moments, I wonder about just how many diarists here aren't actually closet Republicans.

by Sumo Vita 2008-04-14 05:09PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

....did he really call Obama "boy"?

ummmmm.....

errrr.....

Can we just kick Davis in the cajones and save all the more detailed explanations of what a goof he made of himself?  Can't imagine he would understand all the big words, anyway...

-chris

by chrisblask 2008-04-14 03:02PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

More good reasons to Barock the vote!

by URKnot 2008-04-14 03:19PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

by URKnot 2008-04-14 03:19PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

Great diary.  We have to remember that its people like this who are the true opponent, not those who support a Democratic candidate.

by bosdcla14 2008-04-14 03:29PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP HATE!! [UPDATE]

Wish I could rec, but I'm still too new.

These good ol' boy Re-pug-nicans are scary stupid.

by RoccoCobamaMama 2008-04-14 03:46PM | 0 recs
Meh

The "Hooters" comment was a an old-school dig at Bill, not Hillary. I don't think that was "hate." That could have as easily come from a liberal late-nite comedian.

The "boy" thing is unacceptable, as is any sexist reference to Hillary (especially when a man says it) as "toots," "bitch," "hysterical," "shrill," etc.

The "elitist" smear of Obama also functions as a dogwhistle for "uppity negro," and is why Hillary should stay miles away from it.

by rhetoricus 2008-04-14 03:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Meh

Completely agree on the elitist dogwhistle. Its bad enough when the Republicans use "elitist" as a stand-in for "liberal" when they use it against their Democratic opponents, but when its being used against a black man who grew up in a single parent household and then with his grandparents, who relied on scholarships to get ahead in his education, then its absolutely implying that someone is getting "beyond his place".

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 04:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Meh

The Hooters dig was an obvious reference to Bill's philandering - but it was in every way targetted at humiliating Hillary - by attacking her for something she is in no way responsible for.

The only thing more grotesque than this being passed off as a joke is that the audience actually laughed at it, too. It's nauseatingly reminiscent of the Limbaugh audience at their best - half-witted grins, mind and conscience blank.

This is the kind of soul-shredding darkness that we're up against in the GE - let's not ever forget it.

by Sumo Vita 2008-04-14 05:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Meh

It is also a DIG at people who appreciate the good wings at Hooters!

I happen to like Hooters . . . easy now . . . I like the wings and the big screens.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 05:13PM | 0 recs
Wow! How'd you get this on the rec list?!?

It's not bashing either candidate! Incredible. And happily rec'd.

by sricki 2008-04-14 04:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Wow! How'd you get this on the rec list?!?

I think many are getting nomination fatigue.

by FOB92 2008-04-14 04:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Wow! How'd you get this on the rec list?!?

CONGRATS for making TOP O'THE REC LIST!!

YAY . . . very proud of MyDD tonight!

BTW . . . that new video by Begala/Brock/Soros is AWESOME!

:o)

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 05:05PM | 0 recs
Primary fatigue . . .

is causing me to ignore most attack-diaries against both DEM candidates. I will try my hardest to stick to diaries that help MyDD focus on "Maverick McCain" and his "Straight-Talk Express."

They will NOT get a FREE ride!

;-(

by FOB92 2008-04-14 05:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Primary fatigue . . .

Then FOB92 we need you to take on some of nasty racist sexist comments on this site, mainly expressed by republican trolls. If you want an example of both COMBINED, you don't have to go to Kentucky, just check out some of the comments on this diary

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/4/14/1637 47/638#95

by brit 2008-04-14 05:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Primary fatigue . . .

I just read that nasty post . . . then compared who Rec'd it. You will find that many of those names did not rec THIS diary . . . ummmm I would think that ANYONE belonging to MyDD would agree on this diary.

My enthusiasm for MyDD just went from a 9 to an 8. Some of the haters on this site really bum me out.

It would make my day if TD rec'd this diary, but I think she still has a grudge against FOB's sense of humor.

by Veteran75 2008-04-14 05:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Primary fatigue . . .

That diary is what has been wrong with MyDD.

This one is what is right.

I'm going to do my damnedest not to comment on that (or any other) Dem-hating diary (but oh... the tempation to flame is making my fingers itch...).

<puts hand over mouth, screams into pillow>

ah... that's better....

-chris

by chrisblask 2008-04-14 09:01PM | 0 recs
me-like

by DiamondJay 2008-04-14 05:23PM | 0 recs
How about turning up the heat

.. on McCain, for a change? Especially since the MSM clearly isn't up to that task.

I suggest we ALL emulate FOB92, and ignore all Dem-bashing diaries - against either candidate. Almost makes one wish there was a way to "un-recommend" a diary.

by Sumo Vita 2008-04-14 05:39PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre

Well, the "boy" comment was undoubtedly racist, but the Hooters remark was...well...FUNNY AS HELL!

Even Republicans can crack good jokes now and then.

But yeah, we do need some unity.

{{{{{breaks into kumbayah}}}}}}}

by jwolf 2008-04-14 06:08PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre

No, it was lame and it was crappy the first 200 times Leno used the same riff. Please note that these are Republican elected officials saying both comments instead of talking about the things that really matter in this country.

by upstate girl 2008-04-14 06:18PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre

"Now it's time to start female rule" -Dalai Lama http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/3587 30_dalai12.html

by Swing Vote 2008-04-14 10:13PM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre
This Rep. Davis?
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/20/pred atory-lending-action/
by nogo war 2008-04-15 07:56AM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre
Hey where the heck is alegre? Texdarlin etc?
They're  diarists of established principle.
by nogo war 2008-04-15 08:00AM | 0 recs
Re: MyDD UNITE against GOP! [UPDATEx2 w/NEW progre

I am still in shock that there are FOUR positive diaries on the REC list!!

:o)

by FOB92 2008-04-15 11:56AM | 0 recs
Geoff Davis?

Geoff wouldn't happen to be short for "Jefferson," would it?

What utter tools.

by Elsinora 2008-04-15 12:11PM | 0 recs

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