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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:53 PM

Jonah Goldberg has some advice for the president

Obama should speak out on the black family crisis

President Barack Obama has several ambitions for his presidency. He wants it to be “transformative.” He wants to unite Americans of all parties. He wants to build an economy from the middle class out (whatever that means), and he wants to help what you might call the domestic refugees of economic transformation.

Given the principled disagreements dividing left and right in America, it’s hard to see how he can accomplish these goals when it comes to conventional economic policy.

But there is one area where Obama could be transformative and bipartisan while helping both the middle class and the poor. He could show some leadership on the state of the black family and the American family in general.

The thought came to me when a friend pointed me to a column by the Washington Post’s Courtland Milloy about how blacks are fleeing the game of baseball. Today, only 8 percent of the baseball players are black. In 1959, black participation was more than twice as high at 17 percent. In 1975, the high-water mark, the rate was 27 percent.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/24/3931987/jonah-goldberg-obama-should-speak.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Jonah Goldberg has some advice for the president (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
lolly Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
annabanana Nov 2012 #4
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #5
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #6
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #12
madrchsod Nov 2012 #7
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #8
JHB Nov 2012 #9
eridani Nov 2012 #10
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #11
msanthrope Nov 2012 #19
busterbrown Nov 2012 #13
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #14
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #15
frylock Nov 2012 #16
catchnrelease Nov 2012 #17
cash__whatiwant Nov 2012 #18
Paladin Nov 2012 #20

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Do you notice Jonah Goldberg always looks drunk.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:06 PM

2. Wasn't he advising Obama to resign from the presidency earlier?

I seem to remember there was a flurry of right-wing punditry solemnly opining that resignation was the "right thing to do" for some reason about a year ago.

They're always quite sure Obama needs their sage advice to get through the day.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:07 PM

3. who gives a fug about mr goldberg's wingnut babble?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:11 PM

4. I see the doughy pantload is at it again.

That IS what he's called, isn't it?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:14 PM

5. Someone actually pays this douchebag to "write"???



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:18 PM

6. Just remember we wouldn't be subjected to his babble

if it wasn't for his mother and her witch hunt back in the 90s.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:07 PM

12. Well, yes, there is that. I think jonah and little luke russert should be locked away

in silly room for twenty years. Absolutely horrid.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

7. mommy, mommy there are ghosts on my walls!

my child don`t be afraid those are`t ghosts ....see they are only shadows.

jonah`s mommy told him the shadows on his bedroom walls were ghosts .

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. Jonah Goldberg can stick his head up his ass.

And leave it there.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. Please remind me of what Goldberg has ever accomplished...

...that would lend his advice more weight than an average bubble of gastric methane.

I'm not sure where "parlaying mommie's connections into an editor gig" comes in for advising a president. I mean, it's like Mitt's qualifications without the governorship, without the Olympics, and without the money.

Oh, wait, I get it: Obama's reelection is a goldmine for Jonah personally. Another 4 years where he doesn't have to put in any effort to get paid, and paid well. Just shovel out any crap that dusts the top of his head, plug an anti-Obama angle into it, and he's done. What a tough workday!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:23 PM

10. The rest of us are already doing something transformative, at least in CO and WA

Who are black women supposed to marry if so many of the men are in jail, mainly due to racist enforcement of drug laws?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:34 PM

11. "Baseball is taught by fathers..."

Oh fer gawdsake.



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:26 AM

19. I guess that's why Jonah never learned a decent curveball. nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

13. "Jonah, Oh Jonah, honey its time to come home for dinner". Mommy loves you....

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:16 PM

14. He has enuf on his plate w/o becoming the Moral Leader in Chief....

what a bag of worms. No matter what he would say about it, there would be groups that would strongly disagree.

It's not his job to remark on the state of the family or this or that, except to the extent that it involves the Presidency or some issue in particular. I suppose you could say it's related to education.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:16 PM

15. The Doughy Pantload(tm) speaks!

And we all gather at his feet.

Although not too close to those feet.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:03 AM

16. i thought jonah would be taking a litlle hiatus after being wrong about everything..

guess he decided to double down on teh stoopid.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:14 AM

17. Charlie Pierce fillets this guy

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Great response to Goldberg's garbage......

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/jonah-goldberg-republicans-black-vote-112312

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:21 AM

18. obama has addressed this

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:12 AM

20. You're Scum, Jonah. And So's Your Mom. (nt)

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