Vox Day: Obama is a Bad Black Man

Vox Day: Obama is a Bad Black Man August 2, 2012

Wow. Just when you thought Vox Day couldn’t get any more inane, with his frequent pronouncements that women should not be allowed to vote and recent claim that Obama was behind the Aurora shootings, he writes a column like this and just leaves your jaw agape. Get a load of this:

Obama is bad. Not in the reverse meaning of the term, by which one indicates that an individual is actually cool or intimidating or otherwise superlative in some manner, but in the simple and straightforward negative sense. He is a bad president. He is a bad black man. He is a bad socialist. He is a bad peacemaker. He is a bad American. And most of all, he is bad for America and the world…

Obama is also a bad black man. While I am not qualified to pronounce judgment on these matters, here we can rely upon the considered opinion of Chris Rock. The black comedian recently declared that “we ignore the president’s whiteness, but it’s there, it’s there.” And let’s face it, despite Obama’s well-known love for basketball, the man dances with all the urban smoothness of the average white girl attending one of the Seven Sisters.

The mind boggles.

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  • davidct

    Thanks for reminding us that this idiot is still out there. Now he gets another link – swell.

  • daved

    Wow. A truly astonishing column by dear ol’ Vox Day. And when I say “astonishing,” I mean “bad.” As in “awful.” Ed is merely scratching the surface by bringing up the “bad black man” stuff.

    Vox also aligns himself with the birfers, pooh-pooh’s the idea that GWB was in any way responsible for the bad economy, lies his ass off about Obama’s attempts to reduce the deficit, etc. He’s also blaming Obama for the current bellicosity over Syria and Iran, as if Obama were the sort of war monger that Bush was.

    Words fail me. Really, go read it. It’s not very long, and you’ll be amazed at how much idiocy can be crammed into such a small space.

  • It takes talent to go from stupid, to wingnutty, to self-parody, to post-self-parody, and back to stupid from the other direction.

  • Why would anyone allow that clueless dunce a column? Oh, wait! WingNutDaily …

  • chilidog99

    So dancing style is a criteria for a good president?

    Do Mormons even dance?

  • bachalon

    Well, as he’s not a socialist, I’d expect him not to be good (as in “bad”) at it.

  • … While I am not qualified to pronounce judgment on these matters.”

    right…

    And that is why this is where you STFU

  • I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV

  • Also, he missed some commas. For example,

    Obama is also a bad, black man.

    It seems to fit his intent more, that way.

  • fastlane

    But, is he good in bed? I mean, if we’re going to judge based on completely unrelated issues, let’s at least talk about something that gets air time…titillation!!

  • d cwilson

    I’m confused. I thought the rightwing talking point was the Obama was an angry black radical Kenyan anti-colonial New Black Panther supporter. Now Vox all but calls him an Oreo?

    Pick a stereotype and stick with it!

  • Randomfactor

    He is a bad socialist.

    I, too, wish he was better at socialism.

  • Randomfactor

    Do Mormons even dance?

    Hell, ask Romney about his tax returns and watch him tap-dance around the question!

  • StevoR

    @5. chilidog99 :

    So dancing style is a criteria for a good president?

    Do Mormons even dance?

    Dunno.

    But I’ve seen the clip of Mittens RMoney failing to sing on the Letterman show more than a few times and Mr Etch-a-Sketch sure can’t do that.

  • bmiller

    This reads like a terrible parody of a sixth grade Dick and Jane elementary school reader. Is Vox Day 7 years old? I thought he was an “intellectual” (LOL)

  • John Hinkle

    Whew, that is some bad ass writing. And by bad ass, I mean in the sense that it stinks.

  • StevoR

    @@5. chilidog99 (again) : His dancing horse doesn’t do too badly though!

    Wonder if Mittens could write a play – Dog on a Hot Car Roof maybe?

  • busterggi

    “Obama is also a bad black man.”

    So now will Vox and his ilk stop saying Obama is black and from Kenya?

  • StevoR

    .. let’s face it, despite Obama’s well-known love for basketball, the man dances with all the urban smoothness of the average white girl attending one of the Seven Sisters.

    Er.. as in the colloquial term for the open star cluster Messier

    45 aka the Plieades? Wut?

    Obviously this is an Amercian reference here that this overtired insomiac Aussie ain’t getting.

  • StevoR

    @18. busterggi : “So now will Vox and his ilk stop saying Obama is black and from Kenya?”

    I’m guessing – no?

    Becoz, becoz, birf certarfikate man!!!1!

    (Yeah, I know Obama’s shown it many times now but untilz theyz seez it wit dem own own eyes stamped as legit by fux news, its no dice!)

  • bbgunn

    I believe Vox Day has reached the event horizon for the black hole of stupid.

  • Trebuchet

    @StevoR: The “Seven Sisters” are, or rather were, seven traditionally all-female colleges in the Northeastern USA. Kind of the female equivalent of the Ivy League.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_(colleges)

  • leftwingfox

    @16 care of XKCD: “Man, that some bad ass-writing.”

  • Ben P

    Er.. as in the colloquial term for the open star cluster Messier

    45 aka the Plieades? Wut?

    Obviously this is an Amercian reference here that this overtired insomiac Aussie ain’t getting.

    “The Seven Sisters” here probably refers to a group of elite private women’s colleges in the northeast. Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellsley.

    In a way they’re twinned pairs to the ivy league, from the days when most of the Ivy League schools only admitted men. Although the pairing is not quite exact. Mount Holyboke was associated with Dartmouth, Vassar with Yale, Wellsley and Radcliffe with Harvard, Brynn Mawr with Haverford College and UPenn, and Barnard with Columbia.

  • StevoR

    @22. Trebuchet & 24. Ben P : Cheers. That’s something new Ive learnt today then. Thanks.

  • daved

    @24 Ben P

    You forgot Smith, which was also associated with Dartmouth, though I think it might have been associated with Amherst College as well (Amherst is not Ivy, but has the advantage of proximity to Smith). The old saying was “Smith to bed, Holyoke to wed.” This may have reflected more wishful thinking than anything else.

  • w00dview

    Wow, the article is actually just called “Obama is bad”. Isn’t that just the default alternative heading for any article written in the WND?

  • My facepalming comes from the reference to Chris Rock. I haven’t listened to whatever sketch Vox Day is talking about, but I would think it’s stereotype comedy, playing on some tropes I’m aware of.

    1. Premise: There is a set of characteristics a person can have that make him or her considered stylish by a certain portion of the black community. These include things like proficiency in certain styles of dance, song, or at basketball. These characteristics are commonly thought to be rarer in white people, therefore calling someone “white” denotes the absence of these “black” characteristics.

    2. Inference: Possessing many of these “black” characteristics would thus make a person easier to relate to and comfortable to be with in a dominantly black social setting. To draw attention to these characteristics is roughly equivalent to the goal of many populist presidential candidates to be “somebody you’d like to have a beer with.”

    3. Hypothesis 1: Vox Day has stupidly fallen for the idea that a presidential candidate should put great effort into appearing to be much like the average man, and that he should be judged primarily by this measure, instead of how effective he would be as the President of the United States. Thus, his efforts to depict Obama as being socially different from the average black person is an attempt to distract black voters from the real issues at stake.

    4. Hypothesis 2: Vox Day believes that racial stereotypes are goals people should strive for, thus Obama is a failure as a black man because he does not closely match a given stereotype for black men. This is, of course, racist.

  • Chris Rock quit doing his “Niggers vs. Black People” routine because racists were hijacking it. Is he going to have to dump another bit?

  • Abby Normal

    The old saying was The old saying was “Smith to bed, Holyoke to wed.”

    This got an update in the 80’s when it was revealed that Reagen’s White House astrologer, Joan Quigley, was a Vassar grad, “Smith to bed, Holyoke to wed, Vassar to run the country.”

    I still get creeped out when I think about the amount of influence this soothsayer had.

  • twincats

    …He is a bad president. He is a bad black man. He is a bad socialist. He is a bad peacemaker. He is a bad American. And most of all, he is bad for America and the world…

    Obama is also a bad black man…

    I guess it bore repeating. He is a bad black man and also a bad black man. And by the way, Obama is a bad black man.

    Man!

  • Martin, heading for geezerhood

    Bachalon and Randomfactor have said all I wanted to say concerning Obama’s socialism.

  • I like the Breivikian “see spot run” writing. It’s aimed low, but probably not deliberately; as if the author sees himself as some kind of goose-stepping Hemingway.

  • Nepenthe

    “Bad black man”? Compared to what? Does Vox even have a conception of a “good black man” to compare Obama against?

  • daved

    Does Vox even have a conception of a “good black man” to compare Obama against?

    Oh, sure. I was going to mention Herman Cain, but then I remembered the gold standard: Alan Keyes.

  • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven

    Does Vox even have a conception of a “good black man” to compare Obama against?

    Jar Jar Binks?

  • Ichthyic

    Jar Jar Binks?

    LOL

    thanks, that made my evening.

  • birgerjohansson

    I think the Pleiades connection means something about aliens impersonating human politicians, Kang & Kodos-style.

    — — — — — — — — —

    Next up: Vox Day questions that Obama has a negro-size penis, you know, all white people know colored men are supposed to have a real biggie (something about black folks being more animalistic, I suppose).

  • birgerjohansson

    “women should not be allowed to vote”

    What is his target audience? I mean, even Klansmen and assorted weirdos usually do not bother trying to revoke that detail.

    Voting for black folks, yes, but white wimminz?

  • birgerjohansson

    Disregard @39.

    I just clicked on WND. The horror, the horror.

  • I’ve heard Chris Rock talk about Obama. Vox Day doesn’t even understand what “the black comedian” is saying. And if he’s too stupid to even get a comedian’s jokes (this is Chris Rock we’re talking about, not someone really complicated like Les Barker!), then nothing else he says is even worth spitting on.

  • gworroll

    Read it, was thinking “Well, there’s some context he’s leaving out, but these are some fairly reasonable criticisms”…

    Then I scroll down to crazyland.

  • I’ll agree with several of the other commenters: Obama is indeed very bad at being a socialist.

  • Stacey C.

    As a graduate of Smith College…I would just like to say I’ve had many compliments on my dancing over the years. And I’m short and fat so they weren’t of the ‘hey baby, I like your moves’ kind of compliments.

    Vox Day is one of those weather-vanes of stupidity. Wherever he’s pointing I’m sure to be headed the exact opposite way.