"Counting Our Chickens": Pitt Plays the Race Card
As we've been chronicling, our DUmmie Ants are growing increasingly antsy over the possibility of losing what should be an easy win for them. Thus they are preparing their excuses "just in case"--primarily "election fraud" and "racism." Pied Piper Pitt is warming up the "racism" excuse, as seen in this THREAD, "Counting Our Chickens."
Yes, it's the old Pied Piper Pitt essay we've haven't seen in a while: pedantic, prolix, ponderous, pregnant with profound insight into American history (as in Pitt's laughably classic "Third American Empire"). For today's drinking game, the magic word is "The Great Migration."
Oh, BTW, video has surfaced of MOTHER Pitt, DUmmie Raven, aka Jane Pitt of New Hampshire's "Swing the Vote." Of course, Wee Willie is more interested in "Swig the Vodka."
So break out the deck at Bukowski's, boys, Bottomless Pitt is playing the race card! The frettings of the Pied Piper and the DUmmie Ants are in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering why it's not age-ist or sexist to vote against McCain/Palin, is in the [brackets]:
Counting Our Chickens
[Obama's chickens . . . are comin' home to roost! And the DUmmies are getting nervous.]
For Barack Obama, the news of late could hardly be better. The newest Pew Research poll, released two weeks before the November 4th presidential election. . . .
[Uh, you're a little behind the times, Willie. The last couple days, the polls are getting MUCH tighter.]
McCain began this final month of campaigning with $47 million in the bank, according to the Associated Press, while Obama began the month with a staggering $134 million.
[$oro$? Foreign contributions? So much for Obama's pledge to rely on public financing. And, BTW, Pitt, you're hardly the one to talk about "staggering."]
In short, there is virtually no good news for the McCain campaign to be found at this late stage of the race. . . . For Barack Obama, the news of late could hardly be better.
[To quote benburch, I sense a "but" coming on. . . .]
[I like a big "But."]
nothing whatsoever about this race is settled or assured.
[Translation: Prognosticator Pitt is afraid of making a prediction, lest he turn out to be wrong. So now he will cover his . . . bases.]
Poll numbers may say otherwise, but people are people. . . .
[Especially typical white people.]
and History is one hell of a harsh mistress. . . .
[Bukowski's floor is one hell of a hard mattress.]
especially on matters of race.
[Pitt whips out the race card!]
Make no mistake about it: the cultural prevalence and resilience of racial animosity among White voters toward Black Americans will be one of the great fulcrums upon which this election will pivot. . . .
[So if the Black vote goes 90+% for Obama, will that show "the cultural prevalence and resilience of racial animosity" among BLACK voters toward WHITE Americans? William, I predict Obama will get a bigger share of the White vote than McCain will of the Black vote. Care to wager?]
there is no way to be sure which way it will go in the end.
[Translation: I don't know WHAT the heck will happen! But if it goes bad, let's blame it on racism.]
The hip political term for this racially-motivated skewing of seemingly reliable numbers is "The Bradley Effect."
[The term for Pitt's essays is "The Badly Inept."]
No models are applicable this time. . . .
[Pitt was hoping some models would apply.]
none work, none matter.
[DUmmieland in a nutshell.]
Attempting in any way to quantify the roots and present-day power of racial tension in America, especially in a national election year, involves plumbing . . .
[Will the Plumber.]
a grim, conflicting and confounding compendium of historic influences and events. . . .
[Here comes Pedagogue Pitt's history lesson. . . .]
There are a thousand places one could start, and very few sure answers to be found anywhere. Thus, we are left only with segments of available arguments, angles we can manage, and stories that explain a segment of the facts.
[Note these two long and ultimately meaningless sentences. This is what is called "filler."]
One such could be the cultural transformation known as "The Great Migration."
In the first quarter of the 20th century, approximately seven million Blacks journeyed from the Jim Crow South and relocated within several Northern cities in search of better jobs, better educations and what they hoped would be better lives.
[And, to cut a long history lesson short, this is why Whites hate Blacks--"a jarring explosion of racial hostility among Whites that resonates powerfully to this day"--and why Obama might lose. Could lose. Maybe. If he does, that would be the reason.]
The seething hatred among Whites in these cities inspired by the labor upheaval after The Great Migration . . .
part of America's cultural DNA . . .
[Pitt of America's virtual DNC. . . .]
passed down with mother's milk. . . .
[Passed out with Bukowski's beer. . . .]
Explicating the reality of Northern racism by using "The Great Migration". . . .
as the sole rationale is an insulting, short-sighted and ultimately fruitless process. . . .
[But I'll do it anyway.]
but some part of the whole truth is found there, and may perhaps come to explain why millions of White votes . . . could, may or will swing this election.
["Some part," "may perhaps," "could, may or will". . . . IOW, I don't know what the hell I'm talking about!]
"The Great Migration". . . .
[Oy, stop, Will! You're giving me "The Great Migraine"!]
Food for thought.
[Beers for fears.]
anyone who thinks the Democratic candidate has this one in the bag needs to have their head examined. . . .
[They examined Pitt's head and found nothing. Now on to the other DUmmies. . . .]
To hell with fear and anxiety.
[Let's go with overconfidence and Freudenschade!]
I certainly haven't seen any complacency. I don't know where this nonsense is coming from, but for anyone working on this campaign who is older than, say, 16 years of age, we all remember the 2000 and 2004 debacles. Stuff like this has passed from legitimate concern to kind of insulting, in my opinion.
[Will has a knack for insulting his readers, doesn't he? That pedantic, know-it-all tone. . . .]
I'm working with a good will and a light heart. . . .
[Will's working with a good buzz and a light beer.]
But there are some even here at DU who feel it necessary to piss all over our efforts once again.
[That's what happens with too much beer.]
I gotta tell ya how much I appreciate the doom and the gloom.
Seconded. It is insulting to suggest we're slacking off. . . .
[Hee! Hee! The Pied Piper is pissing off his supposed sycophants.]
Of course, I'm making the assumption that the voting machines aren't hacked or rigged.
[Ah, there's the other built-in excuse! "Election fraud"!]
After work, once I get in line, they can not turn me away. The only way I will not get to vote is if I'm dead.
[Hey, being dead doesn't stop Democrats from voting!]
In a fair fight, this election was over a couple of months ago, but this is no fair fight.
[DARN those Republicans for actually campaigning and trying to get their message across!]
voting machines scare me more than any fear that Obama's race will be a significant inhibitor.
[Look, EITHER excuse will work if Obama ends up losing. Of course, what definitely could NOT be the reason is that Americans simply do not want to elect an inexperienced, narcissistic socialist who wants to "spread the wealth around" and whose closest mentors for decades have been anti-American, hatemongering Marxists.]
I was forced to listen to Fox News all afternoon today . . . and in particular to two elderly 'values voters' - the country's going to the gays, and they dislike her (Michelle) even more than him. I may excuse them in the abstract, but when I actually hear it I want to strangle them.
[Kill those b*st*rds who have traditional values! And now finally for a random bit of news from Will. . . .]
The new place I moved into last month is practically made of windows. . . .
[People who live in glass houses should not throw up, stoned.]