Whitey Tape Found! Update X2
by Tatan, Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 11:12:11 AM EDT
Well folks we've managed to track down the most damaging piece of video tape ever produced about a presidential candidate.
The source of the rumor, of course is Jarry Lohnson (jack-ass extraordinaire). And Jarry claims he hasn't seen the tape, simply heard of it... so where-o-where did he hear of it from?
Let's turn to our
friends the folks in the right-wing blogasphere for the answer.
Sometimes, this rumor of this alleged tape of Michelle Obama denouncing "whitey" sounds like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel.
You don't say... it does seem a bit contrived... hmmm.
Actually, it sounds exactly like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel. Specifically, Stephen Frey's The Power Broker, published in 2006 by Ballantine Books.http://www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Novel -Stephen-Frey/dp/0345480619/ref=pd_bbs_s r_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=12127787 35&sr=8-2
Hmm, we're intrugued, but how does that relate to our current situation?
A major plot line of the novel is the presidential campaign of Democrat Jesse Wood, aiming to be the country's first African American president -- "Wood was handsome, smart, charismatic, and being mentioned increasingly often in the press as someone who could unite a twenty-first century America growing more, not less, racially and economically divided." (p.35)
You don't say! Wow... sounds familiar... what happens to this Jesse Woods?
And by page 130, his opponents find a videotape that could ruin his candidacy...The camera focused on Wood, who was standing with Clarence Osgood, Stephanie Childress, and another man.
...There was more muffled chatter, then Wood held his hands up.
He said, "You know, I had to put up with so much crap from Whitey when I was playing tennis back in the day, it was ridiculous. Real bullshit stuff, too. Tennis racquets busted while I was in the shower, no towels, the worst locker, called nigger all the time, even by the help." He looked over at Osgood. "I'm telling you, Clarence, if I get elected president, I'm gonna act the way I'm supposed to act in front of the camera. Smile and dance like a good black man, do what I'm expected to do like a good boy. But behind the scenes, I'll fuck Whitey, and I'll fuck him good, I really will."
Wow... that sounds exactly like what Jarry Lohnson said Michelle Obama said on a tape. A tape he still can't produce... why is it that he can't produce the tape again? And what about in the book?
Later the tape is used for blackmail by an ally, and then the real badguy -- a Texan who owns a giant oil company named Hewitt (sorry, Hugh) -- gets his hands on the tape. The description of the appropriate timing of the release of the videotape on p. 237 will sound familiar to those tracking the rumors of the alleged Michelle Obama tape.Hewitt thought for a second. "I'm going to let Jesse win the nomination and let the public get used to him as the Democratic candidate. Give the country some time to get to know Jesse Wood, to start to like him. And they will because he's a very likable guy. Then I'm going to drop the bomb, after everyone's started to like him. That way the clip will have maximum effect and people will be as angry as they can be. Whites and blacks. Whites for the obvious reason, blacks because they'll feel like he let `em down."
Hmmm... that story sounds really familiar. Sounds like Jarry Lohnson has been letting his night time reading go to his head.
So why does our political enemy feel the need to point out the idiocy of certain pro-Hillary blogger's desperate wishful thinking? Could it be for the benefit of the democratic party?
Why is a conservative blogger putting this much effort into dispelling a rumor that, on paper at least, would hurt Obama? Because those who prefer a president besides Obama should not go through the summer and fall convinced that a magic-bullet devastating tape is going to appear as an October surprise to save the day.
There you have it... a right wing blogger showing more common sense than the crew at certain pro-Hillary blogs.
Update [2008-6-6 15:52:58 by Tatan]:A commenter would like for Senator Obama to deny these rumors... apparently the complete lack of ANY evidence is not enough. Ok... well here is your denial:
We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it.http://thepage.time.com/2008/06/06/obama-denies-rumor-of-wife-using-derogatory-remark/
Democrats used to be better than the people who are now wallowing in this mud. Let's get out of the gutter myDD.
Update [2008-6-6 15:52:58 by Tatan]: Politicsmatters points to the fact that we've seen this before... as yet another right-wing blogger says:This is the '08 version of a really weird conservative urban legend that pops up every four years, The names change, but the basics remain the same: 1) It always involves the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate; 2) It always portrays the wife -- not the candidate -- committing some anti-American, unpatriotic act. I was first exposed to this during the 1988 campaign when the line was, "There's a picture out there of Kitty Dukakis burning the American flag...just wait til that comes out..." (that one got out of hand when a GOP senator actually believed it and called a press conference to say he would soon produce the evidence -- which never materialized). Four years later, "There's a picture out there of Hillary Clinton burning the American flag...just wait 'til that comes out..." In 1996, the Hillary thing repeated itself. In '04, there was a similar one about Teresa Heinz Kerry.http://raggedthots.blogspot.com/2008/06/michelle-farrakhan-sitting-in-treenot.html
This did seem eerily familiar. Anyone thinking of spreading this ridicoulus false rumor should take a good hard look in the mirror and think about what they've become. Even the right-wing nutjobs think this is pathetic.