Given Rudy Giuliani’s philandering and subsequent marriage to a whore and John McCain’s serial apostasy, it has left GOP voters in a real quandary. The only alternative is Multiple Choice Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts. Gov. Romney is a real piece of work with a history of being a political weather vane. With multiple positions on Abortion and gay rights, he’ll say whatever is necessary to win. With a successful business career behind him and a fortune worth an estimated quarter billion, he felt there was only one thing left to do-become President.
His Governorship of Massachusetts was a four-year try-out for the Republican nomination for President. He missed no opportunity to pander to the reactionary base of the GOP with his opposition to Abortion, Stem-cell research, and Same-sex marriage.
Handsome, telegenic, and smooth, it has been said that Romney looks like a President straight from central casting. He has been caught in multiple lies, the most famous of which are the tall tales about being a hunter/sportsman. The problem is that his lying is so effortless and smooth that he evokes nostalgia about the “great communicator,” Ronald Reagan.
Romney has begun to peak in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire and has already outdistanced his rivals in the fundraising department having raised over $ 20 million in the first quarter. The polls have also detected a widespread disaffection in the GOP primary electorate about the contenders and there could be an opening. Name the last time we didn’t know who the GOP nominee would be by now-exactly.
This year is different and it shall be competitive for a change, however, when it is all said and done, Romney will win the nomination and it will be up to him to lead a moribund and scandal scarred party into battle with the Democratic Party looking ascendant.
Next summer, after the Democratic nomination is all wrapped up, we’ll go through a tawdry and insulting little melodrama as Queen Hillary decides with whom she’ll share the throne. As I’ve said previously, I doubt she’ll choose Barack Obama because the Queen doesn’t like to be overshadowed and certainly doesn’t like to be challenged. As of this writing, Barack has already pressed the Queen’s back to the wall on the fundraising front and that s*** means war. My feeling today is that Hillary will rescue some white Senator or Congresswoman from obscurity like Mary Landrieu or Blanche Lincoln to form the first estrogen powered ticket.
Let’s face facts, Hillary has a lock on women voters-particularly women of color. Being in the majority has its benefits and Democratic women far outnumber Democratic men. If Hillary wins this thing, it will because of her advantage among women 45 and over. Moreover, it will also be because black women over 45 voted for her. Hillary has no compunction using the votes of our sistahs to create another all-white ticket and calling it diverse.
I don’t care what she says, she don’t feel OUR pain, Y’all. Mississippi College School of law professor Angela Mae Kupenda wrote provocatively in her Boston College Third World Law Journal article, “For White Women: Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine, But We All Hide Our Faces and Cry,” she wrote, “There is no wonder that there is conflict between some white women and some black women. Black and white women have many unresolved issues surrounding the issue of race, generally, and race and sexuality, specifically. Buried inside of some white women may be hatred toward black women because of their white men.”
“During slavery while some white men regarded blacks as animals, they forced black women to have sexual relations with them…Generally, black women and white women appear to be unable to discuss openly—how white women must have felt knowing their white men were desiring black women on the one hand and calling them animals and n___s on the other. Instead of resenting their white male mates, white women took their anger out on their black female slaves. They were unable, it seems, to face that their holy mates for life were willing to sell their own flesh and blood as if their offspring were livestock. So instead of facing this cruelty and naming it for what it was, many white women silently participated in the rape and attacks on black womanhood and actively joined in the systematic destruction of black womanhood and the selling of children with the faces and blood of their husbands and sons, and consequently their own blood.”
When one really examines our politics in this country, plantation metaphors are always appropriate whether it is an examination of gender, race, or class. Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by choosing a white Republican over qualified black democrats, and it seems to me that Queen Hillary is bound and determined to do the same by passing over Obama. She’ll do it because as Professor Kupenda has written, “White women too are at an intersection. They find themselves in the position of both the oppressor and the oppressed. At one juncture, they benefit by participating in the system manufactured by a racist society. At the other, they suffer as a result of gender oppression from a patriarchal and supremacist society.”
Hillary’s too caught up in the plantation nexus between oppressor and oppressed and will choose gender over race as most white women do. That’s when Romney will pounce and rescue from the ashbin of history, Dubya’s favorite foreign minstrel.
I am a packrat, and have lived my life with the motto: There are just some things that you don’t throw away. You name it, and I’ve kept it. I rarely delete e-mail. I have most of my college textbooks and save every piece of campaign literature and paraphernalia, I get. The same could be said of the white power structure and its collection of useful House Negroes. Some House Negroes are just too handy to be discarded. Especially Dubya’s little plantation mistress.
Mistress Condi will be sold to another Massa to save the Plantation for the party. She’ll go willingly and provide her “services” like the good Negress she was trained to be.