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Vote Obama: I Need The Money!

By Wyatt Earp | October 27, 2008

Since I am just a lowly civil servant, I could use some of his “wealth distribution.” Here are his words in a recently re-released 2001 interview:

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.

To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that. (H/TAce of Spades)

Yeah, the best thing we can do as a nation is break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution. Because if anyone knows better than the founding fathers, it’s the junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama – the most liberal senator this country has ever seen. Obama frets that the Warren Court did not address the redistribution of wealth issue, but thankfully for him, he can address it when he wins the election.

It might be a good idea to start hiding your money in mattresses. I’m just sayin’.

Oh, and here’s The Obamaton in his own words:


Awesome! I expect Randal Graves to start forking over his money to me a.s.a.p.

Topics: Politics | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Vote Obama: I Need The Money!”

  1. Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Well, since you make more money than I do, I suppose I should send you more money. After all, that IS the Republican way.

    Uh oh, gotta go, traffic’s backed up…have to call 911 like a good brother would.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Randal – But combined, your household makes much more than mine does. I’ll make a deal with you: send my your Wii and we’ll call it square. HopeChange!

  3. AJ Lynch Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 1:44 pm


    If Obama gets elected, he will create millions and millions of what???……………

    ………………………………….. Republicans! Shoot maybe even Randal. Heh.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    AJ – Screw Republicans. We need a Conservative Party, because the GOP doesn’t want to win elections anymore.

  5. Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    If you like, you can buy the brand new Wii that I’m putting on eBay tonight. Boo-ya!

  6. Web Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Wyatt – ditto your last comment – and, ummm, what is going on with your state?

    a little clarification please, thanks

  7. Doghouse Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money”.

    I laughed.

    Once in the restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08″ button, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference — just imagine the coincidence.

    When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–I pointed out the homeless guy outside.

    The server angrily stormed from my sight.

    I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was very grateful.

    At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

    I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

  8. Dorkelina Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I say Doghouse gets the Awesome Award today.

  9. Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    “When the bill came I decided not to tip the server…” – and people wonder why Republicans are looked upon as elitist.

    you better hope you don’t get hit by a bus and an a-hole Democratic medic (with your same type of views) finds out you’re a Republican.

  10. Web Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    He was not paying the server to make a liberal point. That story came from a email that has been making the internet rounds. BO thinks its ok to take money from those who work hard and earn it, and give it to those who he deems are more needy.

  11. Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Web: yes, I know why he didn’t tip the server and it would be a shitty, elitist way to make a political statement.

    And unless McCain is for a Flat Tax then he also want s to take money from those who work hard and earn it, and give it to those who he deems are more needy….just not as much.

  12. Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    oh, sorry Web, one more point: just because you don’t make over $250k per year doesn’t mean that you don’t work hard.

  13. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    That was genius Doghouse, and what’s funnier is that your Obama 08 pin wearing waiter still has to pay taxes on the tip you didn’t leave!