Though it's obvious Roseanne Barr's future "relevancy" as a public figure hinges on the ability to shock, her ongoing rant-fests sadly appear genuine.
That doesn't mean her message is particularly coherent. During the most recent edition of public radio's Smiley & West show, a rambling Barr slimed Mitt Romney as a "race-baiter" without a shred of evidence to back up the attack.
Of course, Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West could have pressed her for details, but didn't.
Roseanne believes Romney "has figured out how to divide America" but doesn't seem to grasp how his opponent mastered this concept long ago.
From Sunday's Smiley & West program:
ROSEANNE BARR (34:35):Race is what’s really going to determine this next election. Romney is a race-baiter and I mean I really wanna say that.
Romney and people money has figured out how to like totally divide people in America on that issue cause you know that helps money to keep people divided so that they you know go against their neighbors, their brothers so that there’s as close to civil war in this country as there is in every other country where the United States has gone.
We'd suggest she stick to growing macadamia nuts, but what are the odds she'd listen?
In the new "progressive" mindset, it's not enough for political enemies to merely drop dead, it's also important to make sure they're burning in Hell.
Who knew they believed in such concepts?
Yes, in this example, it's Mike Malloy and he's certifiably nuts. That isn't in dispute.
And if we tried to cover every unhinged outburst from his syndicated / satellite libtalk program, the task would quickly prove overwhelming. We've passed on hundreds of recent opportunities.
That said, sometimes it's impossible to ignore Malloy's meanest rants, especially when they speak to a larger trend of "progressive" hate speech. The liberal movement is nastier than ever and his meltdowns don't stand out as much as they used to.
During Tuesday's program, the libtalker "phoned Satan" to check up on the late Andrew Breitbart, who apparently has been sentenced to eternal damnation for failing to adhere to the Dear Leader's Great Teachings:
And here's Malloy's earlier rant from the time of Breitbart's passing:
Hey Mike: we knew Andrew, he was a terrific guy, so shove it up your arse.
THIS IS TEA-N-N James Earl Jones: I Know Racism Better Than Anyone
Though he's best known as the onetime voice of CNN, James Earl Jones now says his heart belongs to rival MSNBC.
During an interview with Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West, the actor said he "can't get enough of" the far-left cable talk network. Jones also said he is known to "even venture into the right-wing talk shows sometimes".
West then interjected with the idea that Jones is seeking to discover why the other side is wrong, which didn't meet with any objection by the guest.
The Star Wars actor then went on to disparage Tea Party activists by comparing them to his "racist" grandmother, who supposedly instilled expert knowledge on the subject to a young Jones.
From Sunday's edition of the syndicated Smiley & West show:
JAMES EARL JONES (45:31): I think I have figured out the Tea Party I think I I do understand racism because I was taught to be one by my grandmother. My grandmother was part [tribal affiliation] Indian part black, she hated everybody and she taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist to hate white people and to distrust black people.
DR CORNEL WEST: Who does she love then?
JAMES EARL JONES: Nobody
WEST: Nobody at all.
JAMES EARL JONES: But that allowed me to figure it out for myself. And I think I know what racism is better than anyone who has ever been a racist.
Extra credit for anyone who can determine how his grandmother's racism proves anything about today's political activists. Of course, logic has little to do with today's emotional "progressive" mindset.
Libtalker Tells Listeners: 'I HATE This G-Damned Country'
It's A Banner Week For 'Progressive' Vitriol
Here's how "progressive" patriotism works: when everything is going exactly their way, liberals grudgingly accept this country. But when their utopian ideals aren't perfectly in place, hate-riotic displays are quickly unleashed.
Contrary to conventional wisdom during the Bush years, the presence of a Democrat in the White House doesn't seem to soften their volcanic rage.
Not one to miss the party is Randi Rhodes pal Nicole Sandler, who professed her hatred during Tuesday's edition of the former's syndicated radio show. Sandler is filling in while Randi is away.
Sandler's reason for despising the United States? Times have been tough since Air America Radio folded! Boy, they never did get over that one, did they:
NICOLE SANDLER (RANDI RHODES SHOW - 03 JULY 2012) (10:40):I HATE this goddamned country! How can I live in a place that lets people go broke because they get sick? How is healthcare not a basic human right?
And here's the now-infamous Bill Press "I hate the National Anthem" rant:
The bottom line: in 2012, our "progressive" friends no longer even pretend to be patriotic, as overt America-bashing is now in vogue.
TAVIS SMILEY (SUNDAY 01 JULY 2012) (9:27): Valerie Jarrett you know of course the President’s top African-American staffer inside the White House was one of the keynote speakers at the NABJ Convention. This is the annual gathering of the nations National Association of Black Journalists, all the black journalists who belong to this organization were in New Orleans for their annual convention. This is an election year and so the president didn’t make it but he sent Valerie Jarrett and she was there.
And she did in fact say to a room packed full of African-American journalists that the president has genuine love for black people. What’s fascinating about that to me, a few things: number one, that I’ve never heard the president say that. So, to send a surrogate out to tell people that he really loves you is fascinating for me if the president himself doesn’t tell you that I love you. You know that’s like me sending you to tell my momma that I love her.
TAVIS SMILEY (11:05): Some folks in the audience really wanted to hear her [Valerie Jarrett] just talk about issues and talk about the campaign and talk about things that really matter. But she got up and just read down this laundry list of accomplishments and there were folk in the audience who like okay, we got it.
But the presentation didn’t work because it was just a resuscitation of talking points as if she felt she needed to convince this audience with these talking points that he really had done something that she had to convince them and so here comes the phrase of genuine love. It just struck some in the audience I’m told that she was really really you know working hard to try to sell this story to an audience of black journalists? What do you make of that?
CORNEL WEST: You know I think anytime you have genuine love though, brother, you usually you don’t even have to say it because your record already shows it. I tell my mother I love her, but she already knows it because I take a bullet for her. She knows that if the bullet coming I’m jumping in the way. So the love is the kind of thing already manifests so strongly that to even talk about it is to just put icing on the cake.
And I think she has to say it cause she knows that there’s deep questions in the minds of so many people including black people are to where his commitments really are.
It remains hard to believe any substantial percentage of the African-American vote could be up for grabs this November. But if Obama is even the slightest bit worried, then his campaign has bigger problems than anyone could imagine.
Where talk radio and politics collide: influencing the debate since 2004. From longtime host / analyst / rabble-rouser Brian Maloney, seen on FOX (including a number of O'Reilly Factor appearances), CNN, Court TV and elsewhere.