George Will: As We See From Baseball, Black Dudes Have It Made

  dreams from my baseball father

obama's real father???George Will, the Washington Post’s moderately somnolent Guy Who Watches Baseball And Reads Thesauruses, has decided that the story of Frank Robinson is the perfect one to explain the presidential election.

Obama’s administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically. This may not, however, entirely be evidence of the irrationality of the electorate. Something more benign may be at work.

A significant date in the nation’s civil rights progress involved an African American baseball player named Robinson, but not Jackie. The date was Oct. 3, 1974, when Frank Robinson, one the greatest players in history, was hired by the Cleveland Indians as the major leagues’ first black manager. But an even more important milestone of progress occurred June 19, 1977, when the Indians fired him. That was colorblind equality.

Managers get fired all the time. The fact that the Indians felt free to fire Robinson — who went on to have a distinguished career managing four other teams — showed that another racial barrier had fallen: Henceforth, African Americans, too, could enjoy the God-given right to be scapegoats for impatient team owners or incompetent team executives.

Finally, in 1977, black people gained the ability to be scapegoats! This was a status long aspired to by African Americans, who had desired shitty treatment in jobs their bosses didn’t really think they were qualified for, but were never able to attain it. “Mabel,” a hypothetical black person would say to their hypothetical black friend Mabel, “I been prayin’ to the Lord day in and day out for so many days that he would PLEASE LORD give me the opportunity to manage a terrible Major League franchise and then get fired because I was the easiest person to blame. Oh, well. Back to this sharecroppin’! My back sure does hurt somethin’ fierce!”

Thankfully, though, Barack Obama is receiving gentler treatment than Mr. Robinson:

Perhaps a pleasant paradox defines this political season: That Obama is African American may be important, but in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC’s excitable boys and girls who, with their (at most) one-track minds and exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors, sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up. Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.

Remember, kids: it’s not racist to scapegoat a black person for your own failures. It is, however, racist (but benignly so!) to keep a Democratic president in office when Republicans think he’s the Worst Black Muslim Socialist Ever.

America, our mission is clear: we must aspire to be the mid-1970s Cleveland Indians, a franchise so bad that it eventually inspired the film Major League. FIRE ALL THE NEGROES.

[Washington Post]

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287 comments

    1. docterry6973

      Absolutely. Every annual report I get, the Board of Directors picture looks like a team photo from the WNBA. A rich white man can't catch a break today.

      1. sullivanst

        a team photo from the WNBA

        Which, fortunately, also covers that other overprivileged group, LGBTs, who clearly have it so fucking easy, y'all!

      2. Warwhatgoodfor

        Well, come on already. UConn women's basketball team did have Sue Bird. I mean, really.
        Reminds me of an old joke: how many black players are actually on the court for Alabamas basketball team?
        Answer: one when they're playing at home, three when they're playing away, five when they're behind.

  1. IceCreamEmpress

    That is impressive casuistry right there even by George Fwill standards.

    The real racists are the ones who vote for the black guy, y'all!

    1. finallyhappy

      I knew I was a racist when I worked for his election and voted for him. I thought I was doing it because he was the best candidate as he still is but I realize from George Will that totally I am a racist and voting for President Obama because he is black. If I wasn't a racist, I would not vote for hm- not because Romney/Paul are anything but lying sacks of shit but because a real non-racist would vote against President Obama to prove that I can be non-racist. I think that says it all

    2. MaxUdargo

      Yes, George Will, you amazing genius you, that is why I'm voting for Barack Obama rather than Mitt Romney this year. I'm glad somebody finally figured it out, because I was beginning to wonder, why the hell am I not voting for Mitt Romney? What possible reason could I have to not vote for Mitt Romney. It's just irrational to vote for Obama instead. I'm glad George Will figured out what's wrong with me, because I sure like it when rich, privileged, elitist snobs explain to me what my problem is.

    3. JohnnyQuick

      If it wasn't for those damn liberal sports-team owners, George Will would've gotten to be a professional ball-player. And if it wasn't for those damn black dudes, his penis would seem bigger.

    1. kittensdontlie

      There is an interconnectedness here that transcends threads. Elizabeth Warren did fire Frank Robinson for impersonating an Indian, and that is why Scott Brown's Chief of Staff, Wahoo, is on the warpath.

  2. prommie

    So if we just fire the nigger, that will prove we finally have gotten over racism. George Will should just fucking go blow a goat, really, he should. At least then he'd be doing something useful in this world, even if its just to make one fucking goat happy.

    1. tessiee

      "George Will should just fucking go blow a goat, really, he should. At least then he'd be doing something useful in this world, even if its just to make one fucking goat happy."

      Or, at the very least, we wouldn't be able to understand all the stupid shit he was saying around the dick in his mouth.

  3. Callyson

    In baseball, a game without a clock…Small, incremental gains matter because the game goes on until someone makes the 27th out. Until then, there is hope.

    What, the baseball whiz is unaware of the phenomenon of extra-inning games, which have more than 27 outs? FFS, I hate baseball and I know that much…

    1. James Michael Curley

      Twenty four outs if you're ahead going into the bottom of the ninth or in the George Will version, watching the game with a bottom and a fifth.

  4. Reginald_Perrin

    Of course black people get all the breaks, they even had their own drinking fountains.

      1. Generation[redacted]

        But not bathrooms in movie theaters. The well-heeled could bring their own pissing jars hidden in their top hats.

      1. prommie

        They are childlike and irresponsible and really, it was the best thing for them, their masters valued them and took good care of them; why it really worked out very well for them, as Barbara the fucking Elder Bush said.

      1. LetUsBray

        Well, didn't Willard say he'd have a better chance of winning if his parents were Mexican?

        As opposed, evidently, to his grandparents.

  5. SexySmurf

    Henceforth, African Americans, too, could enjoy the God-given right to be scapegoats for impatient team owners or incompetent team executives.

    The reason Obama will be reelected is that Mormons can finally enjoy the Space Jesus-given right to be incompetent team executives. It's called progress.

  6. smashedinhat

    Fucking racists. How can there always be so many of them? Isn't there a meteor or something with just their name on it?

    1. sullivanst

      There would be, if God existed. Sadly, space rocks didn't give a flying fuck about George Will being a disgrace to the human race.

  7. Callyson

    And so much for the wingnut meme that *we* are the ones who constantly bring race into everything…

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    "the nation…seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

    Rush Limbaugh said the same thing about Donovan McNabb when he worked for ESPN for a minute or two a while back.

    1. HogeyeGrex

      Well, he'll get along fine with Nugent, but Jack is a pretty decent fellow and might not be having any of his shit.

  9. James Michael Curley

    So the Cleveland Indians did this tomahawk chop on Frank Robinson Where was Scott Brown stop them, or has this been going on for thirty-five years with Brown?

  10. prommie

    My father referred to that gloating smugness of someone who thinks they got one over on people by saying "he think's he's fucking cute." These fucking conservative pundits give off that obnoxious fucking air whenever they come up with some fucking sophistry like this. They are proud, it fucking pours out of them, their fucking pride in coming up with a subtle lie, a false syllogism that they think will fool the stupid. Motherfucking Cocksuckers, thats what my Dad would call them, those fucksticks who think they're cute, who think their shit doesn't stink.

    1. chicken_thief

      "…that they think will fool the stupid."

      If it didn't work every freakin' time he/they might move on to another tactic. But if it ain't broke….

          1. FakaktaSouth

            Holy hell, that name kicks the shit out of Pinky Tuscadero, my erstwhile hero of note. I'm getting a satin jacket made NOW. Happy Happy Days in deed.

    2. James Michael Curley

      1237 E. Passyunk Ave. just in case you forgot the address.
      You sound a little testy today.

      1. prommie

        Oh OK I got it, over by Ikea, I will be passing by there in a few days on the way from the airport, Makes sense, how can you visit Philly and not get a cheesesteak from the angry obnoxious racist english-only fuckheads? Oh, I know how, just fucking don't.

        1. James Michael Curley

          Sounds like the place has changed a little, not too surprising as I haven’t been there since 1982/3 when I took some Brits I was meeting with in Paulsboro. No, cheddah?

        2. Stevola

          Five million cheesesteak places in the city and all the visitors want to go to 9th & Passyunk. Sheesh

    3. HogeyeGrex

      The word I always think of is "backpfeifengesicht." It loosely translates to "A face badly in need of a fist" or some such. There is a particulartype ofsmirk that really brings it out for me.

    4. Chet Kincaid_

      The worst I ever heard from Rev. Kincaid was "pull in that lip, or you're gonna get your tukhus warmed!!" (I think he picked that word up while working for a Jewish grocer, before he became a preacher.)

      1. prommie

        Worst I ever heard was "That motherfucking cocksucker, fuck him that stupid fuck. Fucking fuckstick should go shit in his hat, the fucking asshole." From my father I inherited this gift for mental-patient string-cursing.

        1. IceCreamEmpress

          "Shit in your hat" was such a frequent curse in the early 20th century that the phrase "in your hat" was specifically forbidden by the Hayes Code for movies.

    5. HELisforHEL

      Prommie, you're speaking my language (literally and figuratively). And your Dad sounds like he is/was several slices of awesome.

  11. anniegetyerfun

    Shambles, eh? Weird, because I thought that the administration was doing OK. I mean, the bar is set pretty low, given the previous administration, but still.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      agyf:

      You are correct!

      Anyone who bothers to look up the definition of "shambles" will think of the streets in Iraq running with blood. The crimson covered hills of Afghanistan. The bodies of innocent women and children strewn across the Middle East. The…well, you probably get the point by now…

  12. sullivanst

    George Will at the word-by-word level seems smart, but at the sentence level you realize that he is, in fact, profoundly stupid.

  13. mbobier

    Look at the progress you've made, George Will — pretty soon, the WaPo and the various teevee shows on which you bloviate might feel free to fire you for your patronizing attitude and tone-deaf statements, even though you're a conservative white guy!

    Oh, wait….

  14. actor212

    But an even more important milestone of progress occurred June 19, 1977, when the Indians fired him. That was colorblind equality.

    I eagerly await Will's Nov. 7, 2012 column, in which he points out that the RE-election of a black President is an even bigger watershed in American race relations, since it means we didn't elect him out of some Tee ball award of a sense of "fairness"

    After all, as Will himself points out, his administration is a shambles and so he probably doesn't deserve re-election. Unless he's white and named Bush, of course.

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      …though I am content knowing that "more Americans realized deep down inside they can't see Kolob through a telescope" is equally valid a reason.

  15. FakaktaSouth

    If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.

    They are so gleefully running with the "we vote for him only because his black-ness" all the while daring anyone to "darkly suggest" they "sniff racism" I want to punch him where his dick should be. Just shut up George you pseudo-intellectual-more-lady-like-version-of-Peggy-Noonan-baseball-sucking-hack.

    1. actor212

      Of all the people I imagined would at least take a stab at admitting Romney has been a disaster, George Will would have been high on that list. This is both surprising and disappointing that he's gone Full J-Rube.

    2. prommie

      Jocksniffers are all repressed homosexuals. Will just wishes he could be blowing Obama. Hell he wrote a fucking book that was nothing more nor less than a 600 page verbal blowjob of Barry Bonds. And after all that steamy homoerotic love for the purity and wonderfulness of Bonds it turns out Bonds was juicing like a fucking bicycle racer. Fucking Will gets everything wrong.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        But he says it in that waaaaaaay that lets you knoooooow he's got so muuuuuch going ooooooooooon in his little head there, he just thinks more than aaaaaaaaaany of usssssss. God I hate him. And Barry Bonds. And baseball now, and steamy homoerotic love wants to talk to you about besmirching it's name. Also, blowjobs.

        1. prommie

          Fucking arrogant pretentious intellectual snob, I can just see him discussing the French wine regions over his breakfast of eggs over wilted arugula with chipotle dressing.

          Its not what he does per se, I mean, its that he's doing it WRONG! We do it RIGHT!

          1. FakaktaSouth

            George Will would NEVER EVER have such a conversation NOR properly appreciate the never seen back of the neck tattoo on the Never Ending Story waitress who JUST misses being really really cute. Nuance escapes these people, always.

  16. edgydrifter

    Canning the black dude because he's black to prove you're not racist is like endangering the lives of women by outlawing reproductive health services to prove you're not sexist, or devaluing the American worker by shipping jobs overseas, eliminating workplace safety regulations and rescinding the minimum wage to prove you're a friend of the American worker. Not that anyone would fall for that, right?

  17. UnholyMoses

    This is the same argument that abusers use. "I only get mad and hit you because I love you so much. Can't ya see that, baby?"

    I mean, really. What. The. Holy. Fuck?

  18. OneYieldRegular

    George Will columns should come in build-your-own kits, as they invariably contain the same basic ingredients and would not be difficult to assemble even without instructions or opposable thumbs.

  19. Peckerwood_Pete

    Pro Baseball… the one thing more boring, slow, and meaningless than mainstream politics….

  20. rickmaci

    "…in a way quite unlike that darkly suggested by, for example, MSNBC…"

    Double entendre much George?

    1. kittensdontlie

      "It was a dark and stormy night….all the negroes were riled up after being let go from their factory jobs..

  21. docterry6973

    Let me get this right. If I vote against the Kenyan anti-colonialist socialist communist nazi then I prove that I am not a racist. Sounds right to me, George.

  22. GeorgiaBurning

    Using the Cleveland Indians as a positive example of how to manage something? Jeez, Romney's supporters are desperate.

  23. SorosBot

    I've seen similar comments from trolls elsewhere. It's insane. They actually try to claim
    Obama has it easier by being black. Ah, no; if he was a white guy he would have had things ten times easier. What the fuck do these people have where their brains are supposed to be?

  24. Estproph

    George Will is really pissed that he doesn't have the front of the bus reserved anymore, isn't he?

    1. RedStatePinko

      One thing about Porgie that constantly boggles my feeble mind is that, while attending my Alma Mater, Trinity College in Hartford (the bow-tie and insurance capital of the world) he actually ORGANIZED STUDENTS TO GO ON THE FREEDOM RIDES. He has been atoning for his race-, class-, and bowtie-treason ever since. I guess.

      1. HELisforHEL

        Did he really? WTF happens to some people? I would hear 'You'll become a conservative/Republican/Blah blah blah when you're older…"
        Really? Because now I'm older and even more Liberal than I ever was. Not all of us leave our brains and hearts behind as we age.

  25. SorosBot

    "sniff racism in any criticism of their pin-up"

    No, people sniff racism at obviously racist criticism of Obama (oh and I see that "pin-up" is more of that "the one / messiah" bullshit that wingnuts try to pin on liberals even though it bears no resemblance whatsoever to reality). Which, you know, is everywhere; you'd have to be deliberately blind and deaf to miss it.

  26. Poindexter718

    Your analogy would only work, George, if the only other manager available was a dickish football coach whose plan for turning the Indians around was raising ticket prices and cutting the salaries of all the journeymen players to give a few more million per year to the star and agreeing, a priori, to join in if the Red Sox decide to bomb the Yankees.

  27. IncenseDebate

    So, I suppose Liz Warren's relatives played for the Indians? They fired Frank Robinson, so Will is endorsing Prof. Warren? It kinda makes sense in a way somehow.

  28. chicken_thief

    Did it occur to George, during this moment of brilliance, that there are choices. That is, Robinson wasn't fired and then the Indians managed on their own – he was replaced with whoever the owners thought was the *best available at the time*. Dittos POTUS elections – we don't fire without replacing, we view the options at the time and pick the best of the two (essentially).

    So fire Obama for Romney?! Will, go fuck yourself.

  29. KeepFnThatChicken

    Jesus, George… with you, everything is baseball. I bet you have sex with a fielder's glove on, don't you?

  30. Goonemeritus

    Sure we may be over the whole “black” thing but it might be a few more years before our nation is finally confident enough to tell a rich white guy to go pound sand.

  31. cousinitt

    Geogre Will, you ignorant slut. "darkly suggested"? Haha, oh, I get it, you made a funneh!

    Upper class twit.

  32. kyeshinka

    George Will's the kind of guy who looks up every fucking word in the dictionary while you're playing Scrabble, including ones that are in everyday use.

  33. Mumbletypeg

    Obama’s administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically.

    Hyperbolic assertions aside, George, your byzantine thoughts as they get processed into prose reminds me how I b.s.'d my way through many a writing assignment that I couldn't dodge my way out from under.
    In other words, your style might appease the crowd you're pandering to, but the substance of your argument = FAIL

  34. fredbell

    This is confusing…Did Frank Robinson claim he was an Indian?…Dancing Dave Gregory should ask John McCain about this next Sunday…Spend 20 minutes on it…

  35. mrblifil

    So I assume if the worst case scenario is realized and Obama is re-elected that leaves capping his ass as the only way to guarantee progress in the civil rights arena.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      He's just using black humor to comment on a political race. Playing the baseball card, as it were.

    1. SorosBot

      I'm a white guy and was fired once. I was told it was for making sandwiches too slowly (it was at a deli), but I guess it was because the owner was racist and so fired the white dudes.

      1. anniegetyerfun

        If only you had been black, he wouldn't have been able to part with you! It's so unfair!

    2. Esteev

      I'm a white male and I've been fired twice; mainly because other white guys fucked up the economy.

  36. Boojum

    See, and here I was thinking all of those instances of racists hiring black people because it made them look good on paper, then firing them for bullshit reasons that were really the fault of the white co-workers were another example of racism. But, hey, George Will has liberated me from my racist perception-of-racism-as-involving-race-discrimination-ism. Now, white people (and brown people, let's not be racist!), you have a get out of jail free card for anything you do to an employee after you hire them.

    Hiring one black person, ever, is like a vaccine against being racist.

    1. prommie

      Its double-reverse postmodern racism, doncha know. Nowadays, the only people who aren't racist are the racists!

  37. Mittens Howell, III

    My exquisitely sensitive olfactory receptors detect a giant dog turd wearing a bow tie.

  38. BartStarrland

    Cleveland Indians record under Frank Robinson's tenure:186-189. Cleveland Indians record in the 375 games that followed: 167-208.

  39. SayItWithWookies

    Clearly the Obama administration is in a shambles, George — it hasn't done anything you wanted it to do. GM wasn't allowed to die and be outsourced to India; Dubya's family friend Osama wasn't allowed to practice his love with women all over the world; we now toil under the oppressive yoke of affordable healthcare; the finance industry will have to follow all sorts of rules, man; and the rich will be oppressed with 3% higher tax rates if something isn't done double-quick. And yet the people seem perfectly accepting of this legacy of failure — who can explain it?

  40. Blueb4sinrise

    Also , too, George……….Mayor Carl Stokes in 1968.
    An actual election, not a hiring by owners.

    1. prommie

      Well, Tucker Carlson, you gotta admit, has been fired more than I have, and thats saying something.

  41. fuflans

    instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him — seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president.

    actually george we aren't ready to give up on him because he's not, you know, a failure.

  42. BartStarrland

    So baseball only took 30 years to go from player integration to that level of 'enlightment'. Sure, count me in for a Romney/Ryan 2038 ticket.

  43. barto

    George Will invents the mobeus strip of racism logical equivalent for privileged white men! Nicely done, George, nicely done!

  44. GregComlish

    "Black people have it easy because whenever we attack them with the lamest, most base, most unimaginative insults possible, people inevitably call us racist"

  45. Esteev

    George Will: "I know someone will call this column racist, and my mentioning of that inevitability absolves me of any and all racism. And now, without further ado: Fire that Black!"

  46. Toomush_Infer

    So, if I got this right: forget Hispanic, what if Romney were Black!!!!…how good would he have it then, henggghhh???….you know, maybe George has been sitting up in the cheap seats for too many years, the thin air has finally gotten to him….

    1. BoroPrimorac

      We'll never know because the black Romney, Herman Cain, got so beat up by the establishment that he didn't stand a chance.

  47. poorgradstudent

    George Will and baseball are a perfect match.

    "…baseball is best experienced as a passionate game, beaten in excitement only by every other sport." -Lisa Simpson

    1. HELisforHEL

      Awww, I love Baseball. But I still hate George Will. I wish he'd STFU or go watch football and pontificate endlessly about that.

  48. LibertyLover

    It really bothers me that Will likes baseball. That fact alone almost ruins the game for me.

    1. prommie

      Oh it does ruin it for me. Completely. That and the mind-destroying awful boreingness of watching a bunch of rednecks chew tobacco and scratch their balls interminably between pitches which happen about once every half hour.

      1. LibertyLover

        Thankfully chewing tobacco is no longer much of an issue… Most just munch on sunflower seeds. But I get your point.

      2. HELisforHEL

        It's funny, I never see the game as boring. But I'm not a fan of Football or Hockey, so it's the slow burn vs. fast pace I guess.
        Let's not crucify baseball just because a serious douche likes it.

        1. HistoriCat

          Sure football is fast paced … as long as you don't pay any attention to all that interminable time they spend between plays.

      1. sullivanst

        To be honest, since Prommie didn't call Armstrong out by name, I was going more with the Festina border incident from '98. Let's face it, cycling's had a long tradition of innovation in doping, unphased by the deaths that resulted.

  49. LibertyLover

    Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him…

    Is G. Will talking about G. W. Bush here, or Obama?

  50. owhatever

    George Will, a black man, knows these things and more. He dances Gangnam-style while putting on his bow tie.

  51. Tundra Grifter

    Of course, George Will fails to mention that Cleveland told Mr. Robinson "We want you to be a PLAYER Manager." Who was the last guy to get stuck with that job? Rogers Hornsby (who traded himself)? Lou Boudreau? Al Lopez?

    Typical way a Black man gets treated. Do twice the work for half the credit.

    PS: When the great Frank Robinson was with the Cinncinnati Reds, the owner Bill DeWitt was approached with a trade offer. His reply? "I wouldn't trade Frank Robinson for your whole team."

  52. LibertyLover

    It sounds like George Will is trying to find a reason that would justify why President Obama still maintains support in this country. His justification doesn't sound racist at all. Move along, nothing to see here.

  53. shelwood46

    Wait, George, I can do this, too:

    Much like Frank Robinson, who had to agree to be a player-manager to get the job, Obama has had to work much harder than previous presidents. Robinson went on to be hired by three other teams to do the same job, winning Manager of the Year honors and eventually compiling 1000 wins as a manager, so if we don't re-elect Obama now, we will at some point elect him for a non-consecutive term during which he will be awesome. During the end of his tenure in Montreal, Robinson was publicly criticized for playing too much golf, which proves that Canadians can be racist assholes, too.

  54. LibertyLover

    Didn't Donald Trump prove that he wasn't a racist by hiring Arsenio Hall? I suppose he needs to take the next step and fire him now.

  55. anniegetyerfun

    "Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure…"

    Oh, fuck that shit right in the eye. There's nothing Americans love MORE than claiming that a President is a failure, especially if they are a part of the 48.5% that didn't vote for him.

    1. Incitefully_Joe

      IIRC, Republicans waited all of six weeks before declaring that the Obama administration was a failure. So, less like "general reluctance" and more like "momentary hesitation", honestly.

  56. HELisforHEL

    George Will, you are so so funny! Yes, only 'the kids' are into Obama, certainly not people over 50 LIKE ME AND NEARLY EVERYONE I KNOW. If only we were more adult, we'd all vote for the party of War, MeanJesus and Tax Cuts.

    Pompous horse's ass is pompous.

  57. alzronnie

    Firing negroes is actually a blessing as you're freeing them of that mo' money, mo' problems syndrome.

  58. carlgt1

    I've never seen such tragically hilarious equivocation from the right. Yeah, after four years of never cooperating with him, calling him every name in the book, sending flyers out with him in African native garb thru eating watermelons & fried chicken, asserting he's on the side of the terrorists, in fact "Muslin" too — it's just that Americans don't want to give up on the first black prez…..

  59. pdiddycornchips

    George Will is trying to explain something that has been bugging the shit out of conservative pundits for months. Why, given the state of our economy, aren't we winning? They've tried to come up with any number of possible explanations. "The polls are wrong!!", "Not enough Paul Ryan!!!", and now, "Reverse racist!!". They just can't imagine why people prefer the President over their nominee. It's never occurred to them that the problem might be them. Yes, the President should be vulnerable but he'll likely win and win easily. People understand instinctively that eight years of incompetence and four years of refusing to govern should not be rewarded with even more power to fuck shit up. That's why you're losing Mr. Will.
    Your side offers nothing beyond bullshit and tax cuts for billionaires. Neither will do much to improve the economy or create jobs. But as a proud dirty liberal hippy of color I urge you to keep fucking that" tax cuts solve everything" chicken for a couple more weeks.

    1. HELisforHEL

      What 8 years of incompetence? Of whom do you speak? What 3+ years of uncooperative behavior worthy of 8 year olds? Whatever could you be referring to?

  60. terriblyfamous

    I'm fairly certain Frank Robinson was not the first black person who got fired in this country. I think I read that in a sociology text book somewhere.

  61. LetUsBray

    In my opinion, making fun of George swill is something that doesn't happen nearly enough. Thank you, wonkette!

  62. Exhausted66

    I was a kid at opening day during Robinson's first year with the Indians. He put himself in the game and hit a game winning home run.
    Don't try to ruin that memory for me you bow tied bloviator.
    Fuck you!

  63. Theywontlisten

    Hey George Willfully ignorant, here's an oldie but a goodie..eat shit and die ( with votes) you pompous piece of dog shit. I'm a long time Orioles fan. Frank and Brooks Robinson are my heroes leave them alone or I'll sic "Killa" Ray Lewis on ya. We Baltimorans stick together you bow tie wearing cat fucker. Fuck Off you fucking fuckwad

  64. le petit mort

    Charlie Pierce had the best line about this piece over at Esquire.com: "Second, if Will believes that the reason the president seems to be prospering right now is because the good heart of America is giving the black fella a break, he's climbed so far up his own ass that he could sneeze and break his collarbone."

  65. dennis1943

    George….tell me this was the product of some white kid from Kansas you purloined from the Interwebs………..

  66. tessiee

    "darkly suggested"

    Ya see what I did there? Hanh? [nudge nudge] Hanh? I said "darkly suggested"! Because he's a darkie! Ya get it? Hanh?

    Paulie Walnuts is more subtle than this asshole.

  67. tessiee

    Wouldn't George Will's smug face be red if he realized that his comment was an ass-backwards plaigiarizing of a Bella Abzug quote:

    "Equality is not when a female Einstein gets promoted to assistant professor: Equality is when a female schlemiel moves ahead as fast as a male schlemiel.”

  68. Negropolis

    Okay, I usually try to find some snark in all things, but fuck you, George Will. Fuck you to hell. Obama doesn't need your goddamned faux pity, you asshole, and I've had it up to here with the racist condescension.

  69. Negropolis

    Shorter Will:

    "I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in America. I think the media has been very desirous that a black president do well…"

    Georg the Other Dubya, you can kiss my black ass.

  70. valthemus

    Yes, Georgie, the 2008 presidential election was just one great big affirmative action thingy. Lots of black people work at the Post… do you even talk to *any* of them?

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