Wednesday, September 02, 2009

America's Funniest Home Videos

I don't know about you, but I don't keep as up to date on US politics during the lengthy Daily Show hiatuses, like the one we now find ourselves in. So, a big thanks to tGPOitHotW for the following videos:

First up, congresswoman Lyn Jenkins, on the Republic search for their "Great White Hope":



Next up, another congressman, Rep. Wally Herger, calling a self-proclaimed "right wing terrorist" a "great American":



And, finally, Glen Beck shows that Stephen Harper isn't the only right winger with spelling problems:

2 Comments:

  • The furor over the "great white hope" comment is idiotic. The phrase has been used in a non-racial fashion for a very long time. Hell I am sure one could find a number of articles that call Obama the Democratic party's "great white hope".

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/11/AR2008011101414_pf.html

    This article talks about a "great white hope" in the 2008 election... of course the white hope is Mark Warner and its target is Hillary Clinton.

    Moreover, even if it WAS intended to be racist, it isn't like there are a great number of black Republicans out there who could lead the GOP.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:17 PM  

  • I thought the right wing terrorist comment was hilarous and the comment about calling him a Great American. I thought the Republicans abhorred terrorism, but I guess only if you are a left wing terrorist.

    As for Great White Hope, dumb comment. Lets remember, few Blacks may vote Republican, but 1/6 Americans are either Latino or Asian and they may favour the Democrats, but a sizeable minority of them do vote Republican. You alienate this group and cause them to vote Democrat as heavily as the Black community and you are pretty guaranteeing Democrat presidents for the next 100 years.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 10:08 PM  

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