Aren’t Republicans generous with black Democratic politicians? Aren’t they sympathetic and understanding of their travails? Why, lordy, yes they are! Can’t you just sense their fairly vibrating in psychic harmony with those future leaders of . .
. . OOPS! Nothing to see here:
June 14, 2010 12:15 P.M.
The Beauty of Alvin Greene
Jim Geraghty | National Review Online
‘His fairy-tale mystery victory is refreshing, because it subversively suggests that everything we think we know about campaigning is wrong.’
How the heck did Alvin Greene, an unemployed veteran who lives with his parents and who had no discernable [sic] campaign activity, not only win the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, but win by a wide margin? . .
It’s called “election fraud”. You can look that up in the “Encyclopedia of Ducks.” It’s a comprehensive source, divided into three parts: looks, quacks and waddles.
Still, an FEC investigation of what, precisely? Does anyone actually want to stake his reputation on an accusation of a vast conspiracy to commit ballot fraud, for the sole purpose of getting Alvin Greene instead of Vic Rawl on the ballot against Jim DeMint? Are we really supposed to think that a South Carolina GOP incumbent, elected with 54 percent of the vote in 2004, who has raised $6 million and is running in a good year for Republicans, was quaking in his boots at the thought of taking on a former circuit-court judge who came out of retirement to be elected to the Charleston County Council?
Well, that settles it. Of course, this sort of crap happens in South Carolina all the time, but, if there’s no point in even running a Democrat, if it’s just a stupid pantomime, then we can all pack up and go home now. First, though, a minuscule bit of whimsy: it’s a big, fat crime. Right, nothing to see here.
Bee-tee-double-yoo, I tried to look up “Jim Geraghty With His Tongue In His Cheek” in the duck book, but I couldn’t find it, so I’m left to assume he’s just dumb.
Of course, “Al Green” is the name of a famous gospel and soul singer. Beyond that, the candidate probably was helped by the fact that he had an exceptionally common name, and thus many voters might mistake the name on the ballot for some other “Al Green” they know.
. . and now I’m bereft of assumptions. Thanks, Jim.
How many guys in South Carolina are known to friends, neighbors, associates, and acquaintances as “Al Green” or “Al Greene”? According to public phone records, there are at least six residents named “Al Green,” five named “Albert Green,” three named “Alvin Green,” and four named “Alan Green.” How many voters saw the name and thought, “Oh, I know him?”
OH YEAH. Alvin-next-door, the guy who used to sit on his couch and watch TV with his hand down his pants, eating pork rinds and farting so loudly it shook our blinds. Of course! Looks like he got around to running for the United States Senate! Good for him.
Greene’s fairy-tale mystery victory is one of the most joyfully refreshing developments in modern politics, because it subversively suggests that everything we think we know about campaigns, elections, and democracy itself might be completely wrong. The voters may ignore almost everything we have been conditioned to consider important metrics in modern campaigning.
Naw, the voters may ignore one teeny, tiny thing: voting. The metrics that count are machines that vote and tally exactly as Republicans program them to. Also, this ‘metric’: zero. That’s the possibility of any Democrat now winning that Senate seat in November.
The Greene charm campaign continues. The future’s so bright, it gave him a lobotomy:
And of this fiasco, and specifically this Lemon interview: aren’t we liberals despicable?
June 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm
Man, the libs really hate this black guy! I feel sorry for him.
ex political-media hack says:
June 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm
MichelleF – the hypocrisy is just so undeniable. As Ive always thought, seems the Obots politically love a prep schooled Ivy league black man – but look down at working class blacks…just like they do in real life . .
June 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm
Good Lord – what a bunch of racists on the left. We always knew the racism existed on the left – which is why they always point fingers at the right — they are the guilty ones. Shame on Don Lemon….what a racist pig he is. Shame on CNN, shame on all you lefties for treating this black man with such disdain.