Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Harold Ford is Still a Joke
"We must finally emerge from the Jim Crow mentality that celebrated every Black grasp for the golden ring, no matter how loathsome the grasper." - Black Agenda Report
Progressives around the nation should have heaved a sigh of relief when Harold Ford lost his U.S. Senate race last year. The Senate went Democratic without him, but he is so dangerous that it would have been better for him to lose even if the Republicans had remained in the majority. One Joe Lieberman is enough.
But like a bad penny, Ford keeps showing up. First, God-awful Clintonite James Carville publicly used Ford to attempt a coup against Howard Dean, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Howard Dean was the architect of the Democratic victory, but he isn't a Clintonite, so Carville stabbed him in the back. Mind you, past and future Clinton strategist Terry McAuliffe never won anything when he headed the DNC, yet Carville never uttered a peep against him when he got his butt kicked every November.
Now Ford is the new Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and he is as duplicitous, two-faced and stupid as ever. Yes, I said stupid. Ford would be a nobody if white liberals didn't get the vapors every time they laid eyes on a black ivy leaguer. He has always been nothing but a light weight and a rank oppportunist, and being an opportunist in the Democratic party means heading right.
He is stupid because he thought that dressing like Elmer Fudd and posing for a photo-op in front of the stars and bars would get rednecks to vote for him. He is stupid because he thought that lying and calling his black grandmother white would also get him votes from said rednecks. Yes, he lied about his own grandmother. How low can you go?
Like all other idiots Ford goes out of his way to prove his stupidity. Today he blogged at the Talking Points Memo Cafe and made himself look more foolish than ever. In his nonsensical tome, "In Search of Common Ground," Ford told progressives to stop being mean to him and his establishment friends. It could have been boiled down to "Just shut up."
Ford told those of us who ignore his utterances what he has been up to lately. (Sometimes ignorance is bliss). He recently gave a speech on what he thinks the Democratic party should be doing. Here is his silly agenda.
(1) Keeping America Safe; (2) Giving Americans the Tools to Compete; (3) Holding Government Accountable for Results; (3) Creating the Hybrid Energy Economy; (5) Making America the Most Pro-Family Country on Earth; and (6) Ending Poverty For All Who Work
No mention of Iraq, no mention of attacks on civil liberties, no mention of any legislative proposals and no mention of what on earth it means to hold government accountable for results. What trash.
Oh, and no mention of poor people who don't have jobs. If your out of work, screw you. Ford isn't even smart enough to talk about raising employment. Just in case anyone was confused, he made it clear that poor people will not be discussed while he is around.
So there you have it. Ford is a lying dog and he isn't even very smart. That means he will run for office again. Democrats should make it clear that he won't be welcomed.