November 10, 2008

"There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama."

55 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I don't know if I do want to see BHO do Riverdance, but that's a funny song.

Cash in on his election now!

MadisonMan said...

My favorite ceili is this one!

Chip Ahoy said...

Har!

This myth building is going better than planned.

Trooper York said...

Jimmy Rabbitte: Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud.
(The Commitments, 1991)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Anonymous sources within the Obama camp say he loves Irish whiskey, shamrocks and his favorite rock band is Black 47.

Honest to God.

Paul Zrimsek said...

When Obama kissed the Blarney stone, it kissed him back. Put some tongue in it too, by all accounts.

former law student said...

When I was a kid, famous Irishman Ed O'Bradovich played on the 1963 World Champion Chicago Bears. So I totally buy Barry (Fitzgerald?) O'Bama as an "big tent" Irishman.

Trooper York said...

Irish Singer: [singing] Well, meself and a hundred more, to America sailed o'er, with our fortunes to be made, so we were thinkin' / When we got to Yankee land, they shoved a gun into our hands / Saying "Paddy, you must go and fight for Lincoln."/ There is nothing here but war, where the murderin' cannons roar, and I wish I was back home in dear old Dublin.

(swearing in Irish immigrants as citizens at the harbor]
Army Recruiter: That document makes you a citizen, and this one makes you a private in the Union army. Now get out there and serve your country.
(The Gangs of New York, 2002)

AlphaLiberal said...

Ann Althouse posted on the anonymous McCain staff who leaked news of Palin's ignorance to the news media a few days (and hundreds of posts) ago.

Well, now one of them has come out and admitted his role, and shares more on how poorly informed Sarah Palin is.

I don't think he responded to Campbell Brown and her "well, you picked her and sold the American people a bill of goods" rant.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

OMFG!!

BARF. This is ridiculous. Did you know that they are talking about making an Obama holiday. The man has done NOTHING other than be a black politician....and we are supposed to worship him.

BARF....its gonna be a very long 4 years.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hamish: What are the Irish doing fighting with the English?

Obama: I wouldn't worry about them. Don't you remember, it's MY ISLAND! (laughs maniacally)

Braveheart the Untold Story

Hoosier Daddy said...

Well, now one of them has come out and admitted his role, and shares more on how poorly informed Sarah Palin is.

Considering how inept the McCain campaign was run, I don't think his advisors carry much weight.

The very fact that you guys keep throwing this crap out there tells me how scared the lefties were of her.

ricpic said...

I blame it all on the Armada.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I blame it all on the Armada.

Heh, nice!

walter neff said...

I blame it all on Amanda.

MadisonMan said...

tells me how scared the lefties were of her.

of her becoming an accidental President? You betcha!

Hoosier Daddy said...

of her becoming an accidental President? You betcha!

Yep MM, I feel so much safer with Biden who despite his self promoted intelligence and 30+ years as a Senator is still dumb as a stump.

Even Eagles fans showed their disdain for him and those people are lunatics.

Henry said...
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Hoosier Daddy said...

"Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me." Joe Biden

You betch'a.

Henry said...

AlphaLiberal, do you actually read what you post or are you just a really bad bluffer?

See, I followed your link, and what I find is a paragraph of sloppy dissembling. The zingers that Palin didn't know Africa was a continent and didn't know which countries were in NAFTA turn into completely subjective mush: "she simply didn’t have the ease of knowledge that we come to expect...".

This is pathetic. Rising GOP pundit Martin Eisenstadt now finds himself at sea. He hopes that flailing will help. It doesn't.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Did you know that they are talking about making an Obama holiday.

Two questions:

1) Will it replace Kwanza?

2) Do I get the day off?

MadisonMan said...

Well, I'm more convinced of BHO living out the next 4 years than of JSM.

If he (McCain) is living at the end of 2012, I will apologize for not having voted for him.

Darcy said...

LOL, Henry. I was going to post something similar, but didn't want to continue derailing the thread.

Really a weak, pathetic attempt to explain his disgraceful behavior.

And further, despite my extreme unease about Obama, I am getting to be near certain that McCain would have been a nightmare. This stuff just reflects badly on him and his petty staff. Not Sarah Palin. At all.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So if Barak is Irish and he signs a reparations bill to ding all the whities for slavery.... even the descendants Irish who were eating rotten potatoes at the time of slavery will have to pay up.......does this mean that Barak has to pay reparations as well??? I hope so.

Obviously he comes from a slave owning race being half white and as Irish as can be,so he should be kicking in on the reparations as well ....donchathink.

Darcy said...

By the way, this little song is very cute!

I love the Irish!

Trooper York said...

Bill: Careful, Tweedy. The Mort's Frenchified.
Boss Tweed: I thought he was just asleep.
(The Gangs of New York, 2002)

MadisonMan said...

darcy, I agree (not as good as funky ceili, but hey) and I wonder how many people commenting listened to it.

If Sarah Palin were VP-elect, would there be plenty of songs about her? Ya, you betcha.

Alex said...

It pains me to say it, but America is not a center-right country. It's a centrist country that devalues ideas and goes for pragmatism instead. Basically Americans don't have a problem mixing a little socialism with a little capitalism if that's what "works". The flip-side to this is if Democrats think they have a mandate for a Communist Revolution, they will be out of power by 2012.

Trooper York said...

Leprechaun: [Showing Bridgette the skeleton of William O'Day] A little family reunion. You have his cheek bones.
(Leprechaun 2, 1992)

Crimso said...

"Even Eagles fans showed their disdain for him and those people are lunatics."

Well, I'm no fan of Biden, but they've been known to boo Santa Claus and the National Anthem.

Doyle said...

1) Will it replace Kwanza?

Hick asshole.

Trooper York said...

The Eagles needed to vent since they were on the way to a home loss to division rivals THE WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK GIANTS who went three for three on challenges in the game. They will just have to face that they don't have a chance as the WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK GIANTS are going to repeat.

Did I tell you lately that the Giants won the Super Bowl?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hick asshole.

Damn I forgot, lefties have no sense of humor.

You're such an insufferable little pussy Doyle.

Doyle said...

Damn I forgot, lefties have no sense of humor.

Damn I forgot, wingnuts always chalk up their racist jokes to their awesome senses of humor.

Anytime, Cletus.

Trooper York said...

Phil: Morons... your bus is leaving.
(Groundhog Day, 1993)

PogueMahone said...

@Darcy:

"By the way, this little song is very cute!

I love the Irish!"

The Irish loves you too, babe.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Damn I forgot, wingnuts always chalk up their racist jokes to their awesome senses of humor.

Only a oversensitive dumbfuck like you can discern racism in that comment.

Doyle will you forgive me if I just say that Obama is our first clean, good looking and articulate black president?

Seriously, go polish your knob.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Anytime, Cletus.

Oh and anytime for what? Don't tease me child.

Synova said...

From Alpha's link...

The real thing we had to constantly remind her was to never, ever compare herself in any way to Hillary Clinton, as she had at her announcement speech. We had it on good authority that Biden was prepping to unleash the inevitable line, “I know Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is a friend of mine. And Sarah, you’re no Hillary Clinton.” Alas, Biden would have been right.

Is there any question of who lost this election for McCain (to the extent he had a chance to win it at all)?

If Sarah wearing the orange scarf was a shout-out to Hillary supporters, it was "secret code" in defiance of idiots like this guy.

Remind her not to mention Hillary because Biden would deliver the zinger, "You're no Hillary Clinton?" What a wasted opportunity! There are just so many ways to turn that into a win. It would almost be worth setting him *up* to deliver that line.

Starting out with, "You practiced that, didn't you, Joe." to point out how derivative it is, to giving a nice little speech about being able to admire people with whom you have real political disagreements and giving a great big obvious slap in the face to the people being so hateful to her.

Sarah Palin scored points when she mentioned Hillary, from those appalled at how Hillary was treated and who might be expected to be appalled at how Sarah was being treated, and also from those of us who really dislike Hillary Clinton. There was NO downside.

This was apparently a source of disagreement... Sarah feeling she *should* and these smart-bulbs insisting that she must not.

She was right. They were wrong.

PogueMahone said...

Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se

Paul Zrimsek said...

Biden's supposed zinger would have created a target-rich environment for Palin, all right. My suggestion: "If you guys think Hillary is so great, how come I'm not debating her tonight?"

Matt Eckert said...

I agree with PogueMahone, you are very cute Darcy.

Be careful, Althouse is very jealous.

Darcy said...

MadisonMan, PogueMahone - great links! Thanks!

Henry said...

Thanks Poguemahone. Is Shane McGowan sober in that video? Inconceivable.

This gives me the answer to MadisonMan's teaser: "If Sarah Palin were VP-elect, would there be plenty of songs about her?"

"I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day" with Cait O'Riordan on lead vocals. One of my favorite songs.

LonewackoDotCom said...

I don't have sound here; is it as stupid as it looks like it would be?

And, for those who want something a bit more important, note that BHO reached out to white people specifically, but just one subset of white people: my.barackobama.com/page/content/eahome

Satire on that here.

Oddly enough, Althouse doesn't appear to have gone into how the "post-racial candidate" is engaging in balkanization, dividing the electorate to conquer.

Darcy said...

Henry, that was a great song, too.
Wow, what treasures. Thanks.

PJ said...

The AlphaLiberal Eisenstadt link is said to be a hoax.

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/06/conservative-blogger-m-thomas.html

former law student said...

Rudeness enters: Póg Mo Thóin means kiss my ass, I believe. So by using his name, people are telling the commenter to kiss their ass.

Darcy said...

LOL, former law student. What a stinker! :)

Kevin Walsh said...

Here's the "live" version

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=EADUQWKoVek

www.forgotten-ny.com

Synova said...

PJ, I don't think the link you linked says that at all. It says that someone is blogging as M. Thomas Eisenwhatever. The link Alpha pointed to says Michael very clearly.

Now if he's a made up person and that isn't his blog, there's no way I'd know. Anything on the intertubes deserves some skepticism.

OTOH... any blog site that describes the owner as "telegenic" gets a second serving of skepticism in my book. I mean... self promotion? Have Michael on your television or radio program because he's an uber expert in everything, can give the responsible-conservative point of view and he *looks* good?

Hire him for your campaign and he will identify your voters and tell you want to do?

Maybe it is all a hoax, as opposed to a scam. If I were running for office I would not be persuaded by that web site to hire him or his "group".

As a hoax, though, it's pretty subtle. Even the horrible Palin bashing post that Alpha linked to so triumphantly really didn't say anything bad about her. Nothing that can't be explained by "person full of himself resents not being treated like god's gift."

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

I love the Irish. Here they share one bit of post election wisdom.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Wow. That song is terrible. Who could have predicted that Althouse would promote junk like that, given her keen for politics and her constant willingness not to simply buy conventional wisdom and the things Instapundit tells her?

OK, I guess that was predictable, but even so.

mcg said...

Hey, has anyone bit AlphaLiberal on the ass yet over the fact that the link he posted is a complete and utter hoax? That's right. a hoax.

So not only does AlphaLib insist on doyling all over this thread with irrelevant information, but it's actually false. His idiocy knows no bounds.

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