Conservatives Forced to Back Of Bus Again

Daily Caller Complains White House Twitter Feed Keeps Reminding Them Who Is In The White House

Like Barack Obama, we know what it's like when haters complain about blog images.Lest anyone get the idea that the Daily Caller is just a teensy bit racist, they would like you to know that they actually care more about Factual History than certain Presidents of the United States do. For instance, did you know that the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro is very protective of the legacy and reputation of Rosa Parks? It’s true! Saturday was the 57th anniversary of Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white bus passenger, and the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro is quite indignant that the White House marked the anniversary by tweeting a photo of Barack Obama sitting in that very bus (from a visit to the Henry Ford Museum back in April).

Well, The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro was not going to stand for such an insult to the memory of a revered Civil Rights leader (who is also conveniently dead now), although they also couldn’t be bothered to actually subtract “1955” from “2012,” either:

The White House used a tweeted picture of President Barack Obama to mark the 55th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ bus protest in Montgomery, Ala, on Saturday…

The White House did not send out a picture of Rosa Parks…

Just look at how outrageous this photo is! Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, and then this terrible man comes along and sits in it anyway!

Parks and Re-creation

Why would the first black president dare to think he has anything in common with Rosa Parks? That’s the sort of comparison that needs to be reserved for REAL trailblazers, like how Rob Lowe was “the Rosa Parks of leaked celebrity porn.”*

But the Daily Caller’s Neil Munro is of course concerned not only with (conveniently dead) civil rights heroes! He also worries that this is only the “latest example of the White House’s Obama-centric perspective,” noting that “Obama’s staff used a picture of Obama staring at the sky to mark the death of Neil Armstrong” and “tweeted a picture of their boss when marking Vice President Joe Biden’s birthday.” (OK, so it was a photo of Obama and Biden together. Still, that’s outrageous for some reason, because it Fits The Narrative). How utterly shocking, that a twitter feed for the White House might actually include photographs of the President. (And often very good photos — we like that Pete Souza picture-takin’ fellow!)

But wait! It gets even more obscene!

Since May 2011, Obama and his staff have tried to grab as much credit as possible for the mission that successfully killed Osama Bin Laden.

However, the president and his staff like to downplay Obama’s role in any problems facing the country.

Why would anyone in the Obama administration think that the President who gave the order for the mission deserves any credit for it? As for problems, it’s not just “blahblahblahBenghazi!!!!!blahblah”; did you know that Barack Obama also caused the financial collapse?

During the bubble, Obama worked as a lawyer in 1998 to get mortgage loans for people with very poor credit histories. More than half of his clients have since gone bankrupt or have been foreclosed.

The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro has resurrected this info-nugget from the 2008 campaign: Barack Obama did indeed bring a class-action suit on behalf of 186 people, and as anyone knows, the financial crash was caused by poor blahs getting houses they didn’t deserve. It had nothing to do with Wall Street traders speculating wildly on utterly worthless investment instruments.

Wonkette would like to thank The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro for putting things in perspective.

*See also Sara Vowell’s awesome deconstruction of stupid Rosa Parks metaphors, and of course, the highly amusing Rosa Parks of Blogs.

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  1. Barbara_

    I've had it! I'm not voting for Barack Obama for President in the next election. Thanks for opening my eyes, Daily Caller!

      1. emmelemm

        "a female woman"

        Now imagine a **transgendered** woman winning the presidency!

        {Scanners head explosion}

      2. gullywompr

        Or a person with disabilities? I can't imagine FDR getting elected, even in this day and age, if people knew about his wheelchair.

      1. actor212

        That would make a great troll, to get a friendly Congresscritter to introduce a bill to repeal the 22nd.

        Bernie Sanders. That's who'd do it.

  2. SmutBoffin

    I think the only people reading the Daily Caller are Wonkett operatives and white dudes who died of rage-strokes in front of their 'puters and who are now being devoured by cats.

  3. smokefilledroommate

    “Wouldn’t surprise me if we start print money with his picture on it,” said Facebook commenter Tracy Barbin.

    I love how they find it necessary to include some random idiot's comment as if it somehow makes the "story" more credible.

      1. Esteev

        Imagine the first Black president being treated with even a modicum of respect or admiration? Scary.

      1. SmutBoffin

        "Just watched Swamp Loggers marathon, am going to bathe grandmother now" Facebook commenter Roland Irwin

    1. Goonemeritus

      I have no doubt that in my children’s lifetimes they will be paying for hovercraft fuel with Obama-bucks.

    2. PopeEdgardo

      As soon as Obama is out of office we should start a big push to get him on the currency, just to tease the hammerheads.

          1. BaldarTFlagass

            I think USS Obama's Dick would be even better. Of course, we would have to fight to get the funding for another aircraft carrier through Congress.

          2. smokefilledroommate

            From the bowels of the Orlando Sentinel comments section:
            Lance Hudson at 12:12 PM November 28, 2012

            Certain segments dress like gangbangers to be inflammatory. So it doesn't bother me that much when they–on occasion–get the reaction which they begged for.

            So, Hoodie plus Saggy Jeans = Death Wish… My head is going to explode here in a second.

    3. SorosBot

      And hey, Obama has actually done a good job, unlike a certain idiot actor who conservatives keep agitating to put on our money despite the fact that he was a horrible shitberg of a president.

      1. Estproph

        We should put Reagan on the penny, since Lincoln is on the $5, and it has some worth, and likely won't be phased out in the next 5 years.

        1. Bezoar

          We should put Reagan on a new coin, the two-cent piece. And make it out of aluminum. Thin aluminum.

      2. GoodDogThor

        Hmmm… let's see. Nixon on drug citations, Reagan on food stamps, and Dubya on foreclosure notices.

    4. WhatTheHolyHeck

      "57 people 'Liked' Barbin's post, which some experts say suggests a surge of unrest among web-savvy individuals."

        1. nonbeliever7

          Shhhhh! That's how we won the election. Fox hasn't noticed the 26 electoral votes from North Connecticutt yet.

  4. Goonemeritus

    Can we ever really know how Rosa Parks would feel about today’s politics. Isn’t possible that she would have been a huge Romney supporter?

      1. Goonemeritus

        Well when I was younger I voted for Ford. Still I imagine the modern Republican Party would look pretty familiar to Rosa Parks they seem in perfect lockstep with the old Dixiecrats.

    1. carlgt1

      if she were alive & voted for Obama – Neil Munro & the rest of the pundits of WhiteTrashistan would be screeching she's racist for voting for Obama because he's black too.

  5. SuspectedDemocrat

    Rosa Parks passed away. Putting her in that seat and tweeting a picture of it would be in very poor taste.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        Or Michael Parks. Tarantino has sort of resurrected his career, it could be the catapult he needs to go over the top.

  6. mojopo

    Stop reminding Neil Munro about the historical realities and contemporary context of discrimination in the US – you’re harshing his racist mellow!

  7. SmutBoffin

    Can anyone make sense of this DC comment?

    "Megatron • a day ago −
    Obama has no shame in exploiting the historic acts of others. Next Obama will pose with B.B. King's Lucille with eyes closed because of garbage thrown at him from angry prison audiences. Oh, you didn't know that's why B.B. plays with his eyes closed? Obama has more in common with Little Richard, if you know his story of voyeurism."

    1. FakaktaSouth

      Fucking idiot. Everyone knows that it was CHUCK BERRY who Spy magazine had all the articles about with the cameras in the ladies' rooms. Motherfuckers can't even get their racist insults right. Just, perfect.

    2. Esteev

      I also heard that Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" was a prediction about what would engulf America if Obama was re-elected.

        1. SigDeFlyinMonky

          I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
          I keep my pants up with a piece of twine.
          Because you're mine, please pull the twine.

  8. larrykat

    Maybe Obama can make it up to Neil by tweeting a picture of Neil's junk on National Embarrassment Day.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    As a youth, Obama was secretly behind the premature cancellation of the original Star Trek TV series.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      I like this idea. Kinda like those Steeler fans that take pics of their Terrible Towels all over the world.

    1. gullywompr

      Dok suffers unsufferable criticism. He's just like Obama, and therefore by extension, Abraham Lincoln.

    2. asterixaverni

      Couldn't he mix this up with unicorns or pegasi? Hell, I'd welcome troll dolls at this point!

      1. SorosBot

        But he did; Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are pegasi, and you can in fact see Rainbor Dash's wing in that image.

        1. asterixaverni

          I don't know what is more disturbing: the goddamn ponies or that you noticed one of the fuckers has wings.

    1. memzilla

      It's the gift that keeps on giving.

      You know, I thought I would be tired by now in rejoicing over the defeat of the wingtards… but I was wrong.

    1. memzilla

      At the two o'clock position is a Piggly-WIggly ad: "The Friendly Place To Shop (if you're white)."

  10. Mojopo

    Oh, how dare the White House lend any contextual importance to the historical realities of racism in the US!

  11. actor212

    To answer these critics, the White House ought to have a "Twivia" game.

    The first question should be "Who's the President now and for the next four years, bitches?"

    And then re-Tweet each and every single correct answer.

  12. SorosBot

    But pretending to be a pilot and holding a "mission accomplished" party on an aircraft carrier for a war of conquest that still has another eight years to drag on is perfectly presidential.

  13. gullywompr

    Obama simply refuses to move to the back of Twitter. For a twice-duly-elected POTUS, he sure is uppity.

  14. MrDorkbutt

    I like how as Commander-in-Chief, he deserves no credit for physically giving the order to conduct a military operation. Mind you, he actually had to do something, even if it was to say, "sure, what evs". Yet at the same time, he is supposed to be personally accountable for every job that was lost in the last four years, including some that were lost before he even came into office.

    Also he can't have any credit for any new jobs were created (even by the company that makes the cardboard boxes all the fired Hostess employees put their stolen Twinkies into).

  15. imissopus

    To say "during the bubble, Obama worked…in 1998" is itself inaccurate, as the run-up in housing prices really didn't go crazy until after 2000 or so, IIRC. But hey, BLACK PEOPLE OWNING HOUSES, THIS IS SIMPLY NOT DONE IN BRITISH IMMIGRANT NEIL MUNRO'S AMERICA!!!!!!!!!1

  16. Mojopo

    I keep waiting to find out that the Daily Caller is an alternative form of improv, maybe even light years ahead of Colbert. It's never going to happen, is it?

    1. actor212

      If that turned out to be true, it would be the greatest trolling in the history of the Internet since Gary Ruppert started sockpuppeting himself.

  17. Troglodeity

    If Neil Munro doesn't put a stop to Obama now, next thing you know Obama'll do something truly outrageous, like landing on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit.

    1. Secluded Compound

      To effectively protect the civil rights movement, we must remove the black man from office.

  18. MrDorkbutt

    The Daily Caller is like the minor leagues of blogs. It's where people with GEDs go to spread their grandfathers circa 1950's racist / misogynist opinions of the world.

    I guess we should at least give them credit for being able to use the Internets?

  19. elviouslyqueer

    Worry not, Neil. I'm sure Barry will be happy to tweet a pic of him holding a bottle of vinegar and water to commemorate your long, illustrious tenure at the DC.

    1. BartStarrland

      Concur. I have referenced that scene from Sports Night many times – cool that it stuck in her mind also.

  20. imissopus

    Also Dok, I would like to say that I appreciate the ponies. They are a humorous method of ironic commentary on the absurdities highlighted in these pages and I often laugh at the captions. So if you want to keep on with the pics, or even buy actual pony dolls and care for them, keep them dust-free, shampoo and brush their lustrous manes and tails and display them like a proud papa in your home, I will not judge. Well, I won't judge about the pics, anyway.

      1. Jennyjen798

        Hey! I'll have you know that Zecora sells for $24 freaking dollars, Derpy sells for more. I just spent $40 dollars on MLP dolls at Toys R Us last week. The only retailer with Nightmare Moon. I'd love to display them but the daughter, she wants to do this ridiculous thing called "play."

        The same with the 10 gallon bucket of hot wheels my son has acquired since birth. >_<

  21. PopeEdgardo

    The Obama-centricness of the White House's perspective is outrageous. Who the hell does Obama think he is? Huh? Answer me that you libtard hippies.

  22. BadKitty904

    Oh, GOD, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, let Bamz do it!!!!!! GOP heads would explode across the nation!

    1. NellCote71

      I have a physics questions. How many times can GOP heads explode before there are no heads left? Seems they should have all exploded by now and evaporated into the stratosphere.

  23. Antispandex

    My God! This is an OUTRAGE! I can see the page one screamer now (if we still had news papers), "Uppity President STILL Refuses to Move to Back of Bus". Well, that's what we get for electing "one of those people".

  24. frrolfe

    why does nobody make dick jokes about mittens and rafalca? ann must be fuming. she should take out an opisometre and measure mitt. (for science, obvs)

  25. ttommyunger

    Wow, after all these years, puppies still bark at passing trains; and the trains just keep on rolling down the tracks… I suspect "Kneel's" middle name is "Bob", heh, heh.

  26. fitley

    Does Neil Munro have to still send in his press conference questions by postcard or do they allow him in again after his Tourettes outburst during the President's speech? Stupid A**hole.

  27. SaintRond

    Nice to see Tucker Carlson, with his Ted Bundy fashion statements, standing up for black people against the President.

  28. rickmaci

    The you go again, going all arithmaticy on 'merika. 55. 57. Why do facts matter so much to you librals?

  29. gullywompr

    OK, Close your eyes.
    Now think of someone you hate.
    Now, imagine that person in a photograph on Twitter.

    Pretty outrageous, right?

  30. DahBoner

    Are Republicans done holding their breath and spinning on their backs in the K-mart parking lot YET????

  31. sati_demise

    I did not know 186 people could crash the global economy.
    You learn something new everyday.

    Thanks Wonkette!

  32. Veritas78


    Seriously, the worst part of the internet ever. Put a damn PayPal link on your banner, you drunken slut!

  33. Severen13

    ***How utterly shocking, that a twitter feed for the White House might actually include photographs of the President.***

    I know, right? I'm sure Mr. Munro has his panties in a bunch that Lady Gaga's Twitter feed isn't posting pictures of Rosa Parks either.

  34. mustangsavvy

    "Wonkette would like to thank The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro for his asinine pearl clutching and would like to request that he STFU. Forever. Please and thank you."

  35. decentcitizen

    Where would Americans of color be without the brave people like Tucker Carlson and Neil Munro looking out for them? (Hint: the back of the bus).

  36. finette_

    The Smithsonian shared Rosa Parks' booking record on Facebook the other day. In the space for nationality–not race–it said "negro." A black American being perceived as foreign…sound familiar, Neil?

  37. anniegetyerfun

    "I would also like to mention rocker, marksman and conservative activist Ted Nugent, who, in his autobiography "God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll" refers to himself as "Rosa Parks with a loud guitar." That's so inaccurate; everyone knows he's more like Mary Matalin with a fancy deer rifle."

    That was so good that I might have peed a little.

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