Klayman: Obama ‘Dismantled’ the Country as Reparations

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, went on Newsmax TV and spouted some seriously incoherent nonsense linking Obama’s concerns about income inequality to his alleged obsession with “race and religion” and claiming that he has “dismantled the country” as payback to historical racism.

“If you’re talking about income equality all the time, that’s what he’s talking about, he believes in his heart, he sees everything in terms of race and religion,” he said. “And in my view, and this may sound harsh, but I think people are starting to believe it, is that he believes that this country had to pay back for years of invidious discrimination to African Americans — and it was terrible discrimination, I agree — and he has dismantled this country in many ways as a payback. And also with the Muslim world, he doesn’t like Israel, he’s done everything he can to harm them.”

“I don’t mean this in a racial way, but all of us are equal, we’re all the same and he favors what he considers to be his people over everybody else,” he added. “It wasn’t right when white people did it to African Americans, it’s not right that he’s now doing it to others in this country.”

That first sentence could be used in philosophy classes as an example of a non sequitur. The second half of the sentence literally has nothing at all to do with the first half.

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  • StevoR

    “.. also with the Muslim world, he doesn’t like Israel, he’s done everything he can to harm them.”

    Well, Obama may not be Israel’s greatest US supporter, he may even have snubbed and hurt Israel in some ways but when it comes to the hyperbole of “everything he can to harm them” given Obama’s the Commander of the world’s largest and most powerful military force and has the authority to deploy nuclear flippin’ missiles at his will? Nah I don’t think so!

  • StevoR

    ” he has dismantled this country in many ways as a payback. “

    Really? Name one!

    (Last time I looked the US of A was still well and truly mantled.)

  • Chris J

    “I don’t mean this in a racial way, but all of us are equal, we’re all the same and he favors what he considers to be his people over everybody else,”

    Yeah, and that’s terrible! Who does Obama think he is, a Christian?

  • Jared James

    He seems not to know what dismantled means. Or income inequality. Or President.

    I will give him credit, though: he used the word “invidious” correctly, and in the context of demonstrating a broader understanding of reality which he in no other way exhibited.

  • Artor

    Damn! With that much forehead on a guy, you’d think there would be something behind it. NASA should talk to him about testing things in hard vacuum.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Ah hah! I knew there must have been a reason only black people have benefited from the “recovery” from Obama’s recession!

  • busterggi

    Its true, if you don’t think America has been dismantled just try to drive to Hawaii.

  • caseloweraz

    I give Klayman a small amount of credit for moving slightly toward rationality, in that “dismantled” is less wrong than “destroyed.” Something once dismantled, like a sewing machine, can possibly be reassembled in a functional form.

    Note that “dismantled” can also mean “destroyed”, so this is truly a miniscule improvement. My praise is likewise miniscule.

    Faint-praise you, Larry Klayman!

  • caseloweraz

    Busterggi: Its true, if you don’t think America has been dismantled just try to drive to Hawaii.

    Or Puerto Rico.

  • blf
    Its true, if you don’t think America has been dismantled just try to drive to Hawaii.

    Or Puerto Rico.

    The concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    What the fuck do US relations with Israel have to do with dismantling the United States? Is Israel a US state or is the US a colony of Israel? Of course, the slightest hesitation in following orders given to the US government by Bibi is now treason according to wingnuts. And though Obama has deviated little from full support for Israel, any president who would reduce entanglement of foreign alliances would represent movement toward restoring the US to conformity with the ideals of non-entanglement clearly expressed by several of the founders.

  • k_machine

    “And also with the Muslim world, he doesn’t like Israel, he’s done everything he can to harm them.”

    Like resupplying Israel with munitions during the Gaza war?

  • eric

    And also with the Muslim world, he doesn’t like Israel, he’s done everything he can to harm them.”

    In 2012 (the last year Wikipedia has numbers for), we gave Israel $3.1 billion in foreign aid. If that’s doing everything you can to harm someone, could I get 10% harm? Heck, I’ll settle for 1% harm.

    And I don’t see how income equality could ever be considered payback. Its not like anyone is demanding that every job pay the same, its merely the idea that people doing the same job have their pay set without regard for race or sex.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    This explains why I found a small piece of Alabama on my front doorstep last week.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    @Kermit Sansso:

    This explains why I found a small piece of Alabama on my front doorstep last week.

    I hope for your sake it was one of those lovely white sand beaches.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    Dr X says”

    @Kermit Sansoo: This explains why I found a small piece of Alabama on my front doorstep last week.

    .

    I hope for your sake it was one of those lovely white sand beaches.

    .

    It was, I think. Unfortunately it was infested with fire ants. I don’t think my cat will ever use that litter box again.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Kermit,

    Fire ants. Didn’t think of that. I was more concerned that you might end up with a massive, granite Ten Commandments monument at your front door, or worse, Roy Moore.

  • colnago80

    Re Dr. X @ #11

    Shorter Dr. X: Throw Israel under the bus.

    Re Eric @ #13

    The aid given to Israel (and Egypt) is the bribe payed by James Earl Carter in 1979 to get them to sign on to the peace treaty he negotiated and behave themselves. Most of that dough is spent on buying stuff from US defense contractors so it is really a subsidy for them to keep turning out armaments.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Re Dr. X @ #11

    Shorter Dr. X: Throw Israel under the bus.

    That was just fucking dumb on your part. I’ve actually defended your sensibilities when people demean your concerns about Israel because I understand where you’re coming from, but the idea that the integrity of the American state as an entity depends on it’s alliance with Israeli hardliners is pure bullshit. Israel is not an American state or territory, nor is the the US a possession of Israel. And if I have a problem with Bibi after supporting a succession of earlier Israeli PMs, it’s because Bibi is fucking lying, lowdown, manipulative asshole who holds Americans in the deepest contempt. I’m watching him destroy the future of Israel and I don’t like it and I don’t think my government is obligated to support this turd. That doesn’t mean I support Abbas or Hamas or any of the other tribalist fucks that have made that region a medieval hellhole. My attitude isn’t throw anyone under the bus. My attitude is: you made it, you fix it.

  • colnago80

    Re Dr. X @ #19

    We are in agreement that Bibi is a liar. Unfortunately, we are stuck with him and it is likely that he will emerge from the upcoming election once again as the Prime Minister. In addition, it appears that the new coalition will drop the centrists Livni and Lapid in favor of religious parties, which will make the job of dealing with him much harder.

    What is not being reported in the lamestream US media, although both media in the Arab World and in Israel are reporting it, is the frightening possibility that the current situation in Syria might spread to Jordan and the Golan Highths as there has been intense fighting between the Syrian Army and the Al Qaeda affiliated forces in the buffer zone between the Israeli occupied Golan and the rest of Syria.