Barack Obama is furious with black and blind New York Governor David Paterson.
You see, David Paterson is playing the “racist” card in order to get elected for the first time to the Governorship he inherited due to resigned Governor Eliot Spitzer’s problems.
Barack Obama wants to hold the “racist” card in reserve as his trump card to save his near death “health” scam.
Senator Chuck Schumer… well, let’s start at the beginning.
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In January, the luscious Big Pink was under attack by the Hopium addled because of our unbridled opposition to Caroline Kennedy as successor to the great and wonderful Senator Hillary Clinton. The Nutroots did not like us blocking Uncle Ted Kennedy’s attempt to impose Caroline on New Yorkers.
At the time we wrote several articles on Caroline’s doomed hopes to be appointed Senator by intimidating Governor David Paterson with Uncle Teddy’s mighty girth. We also noted (mind you this was in January when everyone else was writing about how indestructible Barack Obama was) that there was an “emerging NObama coalition”. This is what we wrote in Kirsten Gillibrand And The Emerging NObama Coalition, Part I (before we were proven right):
Later we began a series (as of yet no Part II, but perhaps it is still timely to publish and there is still interest) about our privately heard information, again before the curve, that Senator Chuck Schumer is A, if not THE, secret hand against the Caroline power grab and why Hillary Supporters and Upstate New Yorkers would prevent Caroline Kennedy becoming the appointed U.S. Senator. The Schumer rumors have now been confirmed, after the beheading, by Big Media outlets.
In the above quote we cited our December 2008 report (Caroline Goes Plouffe). In December we wrote: “(1) The Caroline Kennedy power grab is running out of air due to the resistance from Hillary supporters and because of the stench fouling out from Chicago.” At the time we also wrote “Caroline will not replace the irreplaceable Hillary Clinton.”
Yup, we were right. We also quoted Steve Clemons at The Washington Note with this ludicrous bit of news which we include here for the comic value:
Obama started with the Daley franchise in Chicago and then built into that the Daschle franchise, followed by the Kennedy franchise, and is now working very hard to absorb the Clinton political machine which is larger and more potentially dangerous to Obama than any of the others. [snip]
There is a saying that “those who supported Obama got a President and those who supported Hillary got a job” — as many of her loyal followers are popping up with key positions throughout the government while many of those who helped Obama from the beginning of his candidacy are still in the cold. And then there is Kennedy — and that big family brand that connects with so many in the country, particularly in labor union America. Ted Kennedy will soon die – and Obama (and many other of the Kennedys) want to see Caroline in the political game in a high profile way to provide leadership for the tens of thousands of capable political hands that Kennedy’s machine has produced to be loyal both to her stewardship of the family operation and then loyal to Obama.
Enjoy this laugh too from Clemons:
But the plan Ted “may have had”, they say, had little to do with the New York Senate seat. It had to do with succeeding Obama in 2016.
The game plan — whether real or fantasy – is intriguing. It goes something like this. Caroline Kennedy would be appointed now to the Senate. She would perform well above the very low expectations many had for her and win handily the seat in the 2010 mid-term race in which that Senate seat needs to be contested again. She would then be in place until 2016. Ted Kennedy’s view “may be” that Caroline would instantly out-shine Hillary Clinton in the eyes of New York voters and in the American political scene and that in 2016, Caroline Kennedy would be 59 while Hillary Clinton would be 69.
I have no idea whether Ted Kennedy owned this narrative. All I know is that his friends and many key pillars of Kennedy Land believed that something along these lines is what animated Ted’s highly strategic approach to Caroline’s political future.
Enter Senator Chuck Schumer to stomp on the grandiose hopes and dreams.
Why did Chuck do such a mean ol’ thing to Barack Obama and Uncle Teddy and Caroline? Senator Chuck Schumer is running for reelection in 2010. Chuck Schumer did not want to have to babysit a novice Caroline Kennedy running for office alongside him in 2010. Chuck Schumer also did not want to run alongside a potentially 100% New York City Democratic ticket (Assembly leader, Senate leader, Caroline, Chuck, Governor Patterson all live in New York City) in 2010 – not with the upstate vs. downstate dynamics in New York State politics.
So Chuck Schumer stepped on the Caroline/Obama dynastic ambitions.
Chuck Schumer intends to get reelected easily and with big majorities and no one will stand in his way if he can help it. Chuck sees the problems Dimocrats face in 2010 and he will take no chances. Chuck will not go the way of Boxer or Reid or Dodd with tough reelection campaigns – not if he can help it.
And so Chuck Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York is now working with labor unions and Dimocrats to get rid of African-American David Paterson.
Chuck Schumer hates Andrew Cuomo, the likely David Paterson replacement, but Chuck knows reelection will be easier with Cuomo at the top of the ticket than with barely double digits Paterson.
And remember, Andrew Cuomo cannot be the one to force Paterson out. Let’s quote ourselves quoting others:
Andrew Cuomo knows he cannot run against a black man in a Democratic primary. Andrew knows this, not because of Obama’s race-baiting during the 2008 primary, but because Andrew has been there, done that.
But as we’ve mentioned here before, that line of analysis seems to ignore the impact of Cuomo’s disastrous 2002 challenge to Carl McCall for the Democratic nomination. Aside from running an immature campaign, Cuomo’s decision to try to take the nomination away from a longer-serving official striving to become the first African-American elected governor in NY was badly received from the start.
Challenging an incumbent in a primary involves the same kind of too-much-in-a-hurry chutzpah. Challenging an African-American appointed incumbent who is trying, again, to become the first black man elected governor would arouse the same resentments.
A Paterson vs. Cuomo primary would devastate Cuomo. First of all there is no love between the Kennedy Dynasty and the Cuomo Dynasty, what with that messy divorce business. Second, Paterson will most likely have the African-American community united behind him. More importantly Paterson would have Cuomo’s former vanquisher, Carl McCall, doing whatever “work” needs to be done. McCall is on board with Paterson and has recently defended him.
H. Carl McCall, the former state comptroller and a Democratic candidate for governor in 2002, defended Mr. Paterson’s handling of the appointment, pointing out that Ms. Kennedy’s own uneven performance and the intense worldwide scrutiny of her bid were factors beyond the governor’s control.
“I think that to look at his governorship in the light of this situation would be terribly unfair,” said Mr. McCall.
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With the above history in mind, let’s look at recent developments. But first one more trip down memory lane – a very important quote from Big Pink:
Because of Obama’s race-baiting during the 2008 primaries, African-American politicians know they now can have friends and allies shout “racism” when in trouble and thereby defeat their white opponents. These fake shouts of “racism” in the age of fake demean the long and well documented history of racial bigotry. But like Obama and Burris the “racism” shouters (some like Bill The Bomber Ayres shout “racism” to scare off scrutiny and they are not even African-Americans) know they will not be punished for their bogus, politically motivated, claims of racism.
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Obama wants to play the “racist” card to resuscitate the corpse of his health insurance scam. Obama is angry that Patterson is playing the race card, like a desperate riverboat gambler. Obama wants to play the “racist” card later, not now. Barack Obama thugs try to shush the black and blind Governor of New York:
President Obama’s aides were so furious that Gov. Paterson dragged him into a rant about racism that they sent a message sharply criticizing the governor’s comments just hours after he made them, The Post has learned.
Aides to Obama were angered by Paterson’s tirade on liberal talk-radio station WWRL on Friday, sources said.
Paterson blamed his political woes on racially slanted coverage and predicted the president would be the next “victim” of biased media.
Paterson might be legally blind but he is not politically blind. He knows the unnameable are out to get him:
Paterson is facing growing calls from union leaders and others to reconsider his chances of winning election in 2010.
Paterson, New York’s first black governor, is suffering historically low popularity. He blamed his and Obama’s problems on a white-dominated media that he said had embarked on an attack campaign.
“My feeling is it’s being orchestrated, it’s a game, and people who pay attention know that,” he said.
He compared his troubles to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the nation’s only other black governor, then brought in the president.
“The next victim on the list — and you see it coming — is President Barack Obama,” he said, citing his efforts to change health care.
Paterson said the health-care debate was an example of how the nation is “not a postracial” society, a phrase often proudly used to describe the United States in the wake of Obama’s election.
Paterson linking “racism” to the health-care debate is what really irks the Obama thugs. That “racist” card was supposed to be held in reserve. Paterson let the cat out of the bag.
Paterson is blind and his blindness is a problem which has and will continue to hurt Paterson (even Democrats acknowledge this). Paterson does not understand Braille and he must memorize all his speeches, no matter how complex the topic. But Paterson’s problems are not due to blindness nor blackness. Paterson has a host of other problems which we will not discuss here because they are not relevant to our discussion.
Paterson knows he has a big target on his back and he is responding from the “racist” race-baiting book written by Barack Obama:
Gov. David A. Paterson lashed out on Friday at critics who say he should not run for election, and he suggested that he was being undermined by an orchestrated, racially biased effort by the media to force him to step aside. [snip]
The governor, on a morning radio talk show, said that Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, the only other African-American governor, was suffering similar treatment, and he predicted that President Obama would, too.
“We’re not in the postracial period,” he told Errol Louis, a columnist for The Daily News and the host of the radio program, on WWRL-AM. “My feeling is it’s being orchestrated, it’s a game, and people who pay attention know that,” he added.
Obama supporters are running from the Governor for letting the cat out of the bag. How dare Paterson play the card Barack Obama owns!
Paterson’s poll numbers are “perilously low”, according to the New York Times. The numbers are so low, that as African-American Hillary supporters (who suffered and continue to suffer greatly for their apostasy), even African-Americans are “racists”.
Mr. Paterson suggested that Mr. Carter, who is black, was playing to white critics of African-American politicians by bringing up the subject. He also said that media outlets had mischaracterized what happened there. He said that he had not been out past midnight, as had been reported.
The governor suggested that it was part of a pattern of negative media coverage about him.
“We don’t have the kind of forces in the community that we had before,” he said. “In other words, our black media outlets, save your program and a few others, are the only ways we have access, and even our own reporters from our own community buy the public line, which is, ‘We’re going to get rid of David Paterson.’ ”
“The reality is that the next victim on the list is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than try to reform a health care system” that, he said, constitutes 10 percent of the gross domestic product. It is “only because he’s trying to make change,” Mr. Paterson said.
Stop letting the cat out of the bag, David!
By the way, “Mr. Carter” refers to Domic Carter, not Jimmy. Dominic Carter knows how African-American Hillary supporters feel and felt (note from Big Pink to African-American Hillary supporters – thanks for your courage and integrity):
On NY1 Friday night, Mr. Carter addressed the governor’s suggestion that he was trying to curry favor with those who criticize African-American politicians. The governor had said Mr. Carter “likes to ingratiate himself with the folks trying to beat up on elected officials from our community.”
“I almost don’t know what to say,” Mr. Carter said. “The governor of the state of New York was calling me a modern-day Uncle Tom.”
“Anybody that knows my background — me, an Uncle Tom?” he said. “At the end of the day, I am a journalist, and we call them as we see them.”
Say “Uncle” Dominic.
The New York Daily News also wrote about the cat coming out of the bag:
Gov. Paterson said Friday he knows the reason behind the “crescendo” of calls for him not to seek re-election next year: it’s because he’s black.
Speaking on a morning radio show hosted by Daily News columnist Errol Louis, an angry Paterson blamed the white-dominated media for pushing him to step aside next year.
“The whole idea is to get me not to run in the primary,” he said. Paterson complained there are not enough “black” media outlets to counteract the push.
And he suggested that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the country’s only other African-American governor, also is under fire because of his race.
“We’re not in the post-racial period,” Paterson said.
“The reality is the next victim on the list, and you can see it coming, is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than trying to reform a health care system.”
“My feeling is it’s being orchestrated, it’s a game, and people who pay attention know that,” he said.
“We have a media that doesn’t report the news. We have a media that wants to make the news.“
Stop letting the cat out of the bag, David. And “a media that wants to make the news” sounds like something we have heard before.
Oh David, what are we going to do with you?
Despite enjoying high approval ratings in his first several months in office last year, his popularity plummeted to as low as 18% after a series of mishaps in the late spring.
The latest polls show about 30% approving of the job Paterson is doing.
He also seemed to take a shot at Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a possible primary competitor, Polls show Cuomo would trounce the governor in a match-up.
“If I run in the primary, the same people who are sitting in beach chairs while I’m in the oceans with the sharks will have to come in to the ocean – and they will be eaten alive.“
They will be eaten alive by shouts of “racism”.
Which brings us back to Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer.
How long will it be before Chuck Schumer gets called a “racist”?
Andrew Cuomo has already seen the sharks circling and yelling “racist”?
If Cuomo is called a “racist” can Chuck be far behind?
Orchestra conductor Senator Charles Schumer better watch out. The next “racist” he sees, might be in the mirror.