Video: Campaign slogan of the year

posted at 4:33 pm on July 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

Some people are angry about it but the sheer stupidity of the situation had me giggling through the clip. Andy Levy, if you’re reading this: Please devote a “Red Eye” segment to this idiocy tonight.

State elections officials Wednesday narrowly rejected a Milwaukee Assembly candidate’s attempt to run with the slogan “NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch’” under her name on the ballot…

“I’m not making a derogatory statement toward an ethnic group. I’m stating what I’m not,” Griffin told board members. “It’s my constitutional right to freedom of speech.”…

“She says a lot in five words,” [Board member Thomas] Barland said of Griffin. “It wasn’t pornographic. It wasn’t obscene, and I didn’t interpret it as racial.”

Donald Downs, a free speech expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said approving the ballot language would have made it difficult to reject a hypothetical case in which a white candidate said he was not beholden to the “black man.” He said that the board was probably within its rights to restrict the speech because the ballot was, in a sense, “providing a platform” for Griffin.

The board voted 3-2 in favor of letting her use the slogan on the ballot but, by law, she needed four votes. Now she’s suing them in court on First Amendment grounds. Frankly, I would have voted in her favor: If this is the way she wants to advertise herself, let her do it and take her chances in the booth as any candidate would. Why deprive voters of knowing that this is what she regards as a thoughtful, forward-looking campaign message?

But now to the fun part — namely, her explanation for why the word “bitch” shouldn’t be a problem. Click the image to watch.


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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, and not the b!tches of King George…”

Pasalubong on July 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Crack me up!!!!

Vince on July 22, 2010 at 5:34 PM

This Barland guy must be quite something.

(a)

“NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch’”…“She says a lot in five words,” [Board member Thomas] Barland said of Griffin.

(emphasis added)

and

(b)

“…I didn’t interpret it as racial.”

’nuff said.

Blaise on July 22, 2010 at 5:35 PM

and name you Jim Crow 2.01a

TheBigOldDog on July 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Sorry, I got that moniker first, Allah will have to settle for 2.01b.

Rebar on July 22, 2010 at 5:35 PM

So what’s the problem?

She’s just admitting that she’s a bitch all on her own.

malclave on July 22, 2010 at 5:36 PM

After she effectuates change will she then commence to cypher?

roy_batty on July 22, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Ummmm! Just a couple of questions:

1. If she’s not “The whiteman’s bitch”, exactly who’s bitch is she? As a corollary: Does this mean if elected she intends to represent everyone except “whitey”?

2. I notice 2 election officials actually voted in favor of her position that she should be allowed to proclaim she wasn’t the “whiteman’s bitch”. Does anybody out there have the name(s) of these 2 abject assholes??? I think they deserve national attention, at the very least.

alwyr on July 22, 2010 at 5:42 PM

I am Journobeeyotch, hear me roar

John the Libertarian on July 22, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Not going to install “Silverlight” to watch this.

ExpressoBold on July 22, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Elton John has a campaign song for Milwaukee Assembly candidate Griffin, it’s called “The Bitch is Back.”

eigafan on July 22, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Race Card, here, kity, kity . . .

mwbri on July 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Ditto

CWforFreedom on July 22, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Where are we headed as a country. We are rudderless in a stormy ocean. Our founding fathers are spinning like lathes in their graves. Yiiiikkkeesss.

rjoco1 on July 22, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Well, I haven’t laughed that hard for awhile.

The more I think about it, the more I believe she should be allowed to declare what she requested. It will surely identify who she is, everyone will know her. And, they will know that she is willing to be someone’s bitch, just not that whiteman’s bitch.

No racism here! Or something……ignorance is bliss!

tomshup on July 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking lady.

I mean, that’s a storybook, man.

Inanemergencydial on July 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM

It wasn’t obscene, and I didn’t interpret it as racial.”

Who knew? The term “moron” is hateful towards morons!

Bandit5906 on July 22, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Jeez.

If one wants to watch the video without having to install yet another media/video player on the computer, where can we see it?

I can’t seem to find the vid anywhere else at the moment.

Dhurka Dhurka on July 22, 2010 at 7:11 PM

I can’t WAIT for Red Eye tonight!!

Khun Joe on July 22, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Where’d Griffin get her legal education? Wikipedia?

JohnTant on July 22, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Dhurka Dhurka on July 22, 2010 at 7:11 PM

I found it nowhere else and finally gave in to see the video – and it is a long, tedious video. Basically, what I remember was “bitch” to Ayisha Griffin means that she is an independent person, not a tool or agent of the majority white population AND she is, in addition, NOT “the white man’s burden.” She has her own view and her own expression guaranteed by the First Amendment and not to be infringed upon or limited or restricted.
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Three white guys voted FOR the statement of principle she wanted to use, two voted against.

ExpressoBold on July 22, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Are we at Idiocracy level yet?
President Camacho in da house…

Jenfidel on July 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Calm down and have a good old Brawndo The thirst mutilator. Its got what B!tch3$ crave.

cobrakai99 on July 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM

So let me get this straight, in Wisconsin I can have a campaign slogan like “I am the Lizard-King” and they just have to groove on it since it’s not pornagraphic or obscene? Awesome.

JavelinaBomb on July 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM

If a candidate wants to reveal herself as a vile racist, it’s probably in the interest of the informed voter that she be allowed to do so.

njcommuter on July 22, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I want my Anerica as She has always been

Fair
Welcoming
With Open Arms
Open Souls
Open Arms

America
We’ve been through trials
We’ve been through tough times
Americans stand Together

Being American is not about being
One Race or One Kind,
On Religion, or One Spirit
America is a State of Freedom

To Be
To Want
To Work
To Acheive
To Belive
To Know that We are Free

Freedom

Freedom Is America

Let’s not lose it
at the hands of those
who wish to keep the oppressed, oppressed

Be they Black, White, Brown, or NAACP Colored
Let Our Free Nation Continue to Lead
Where No Men Have Gone Before
Where No Men Dare to Tread
Where All Men and Women Can Succeed

Let Us Lead Our Nation
Away from the Obamination
That Seeks To Lead Us
To Desolation

Let America Survive
As One People
Bound Together By Our Fabric
As One People
Who LIved Through the Past
Only to Survive
Despite Those That Would Snatch
Liberty From Those Who Seek It.

Let the Election of a False Prophet known as
Barack Hussein Obama
Let the Name of this Racist, Divisive
Force of Devolution of Our Nation
Be Forever Known as The One.

The One Who Divided Our Nation in a Time of Need
The One Who Promised Undeliverable and
Unacheivable Monetary Rewards to those
That Had Hope.

Those Who Had Hope
And The Will To Survive
Held Out Hope for a Man.

Just a Man.

That Proved Himself
Not Only As a Deceiver
Not Only As a Liar
Not Only As a Usurper of Hope

This Man, Barack Hussein Obama
Made Himself in the Image of Something Great
Something that thought it could Fool The People of This Great Land.

This Man has Failed.
Failed in his Promises
Failed in his Speeches
Failed His Own Nation.

Let the Name of Barack Hussein Obama
Be Forever Known as the Great Failure
Of The People Who Fought for Him
Who Traded Jobs to Elect Him
Who Carried Signs in His Name.
Be Forever Scorned.

Let the Name of Barack Hussein Obama
Be Forever sricken from our
Nation’s History.

The Name of Barack Hussen Obama
Shall Forever Be Known as a Simple Man
From a Simple Beginning
That Sold out a Nation of Hopeful People.

May the name of Barack Hussein Obama
Be Sricken From our People
By, From, To, and Forever Who Shall Be
Those People of The United States of America

Key West Reader on July 22, 2010 at 7:49 PM

ExpressoBold on July 22, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Agree … not that interested in watching this fecal matter.

ORrighty on July 22, 2010 at 9:21 PM

More evidence of OB-The One election fostering the most post-racial American culture evah!

chickasaw42 on July 22, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Half that tape was the crack ho saying “ummm, and what have you”, which must be ghetto for “umm, like WHAT ever”.

Alden Pyle on July 22, 2010 at 9:55 PM

She`s not stupid but she is very dumb.

A good mind is a terrible thing to waste and let us hope she has not lost it already (as well).

–Mr. Potatoe

PS (Hotair, look at all the material they are giving you. I mean . . . is there no end to this?? Is not your system overwhelmed?? I do salute you and I mean it. How you stay sane I will never know!)

Sherman1864 on July 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM

We should strongly support this woman in her quest to express herself in the most open and honest manner possible. As these individuals expose their true feelings, this transparency will rip the veil of their seething hatred for all to see. For too long the the targets of Ms. Griffin’s hatred have been in denial that people of Ms. Griffin’s caliber exist and now are coming to power.

OneCleverCookie on July 23, 2010 at 10:27 AM

First words out of her mouth.

Good afternoon, ah, My appearance is special..

lol.

midlander on July 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM

She just took it over the edge of rational thought and shows a maturity level not worthy of holding public office.

MSGTAS on July 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Sometimes I wonder if it’s all worth fighting for anymore. I wonder if we’re just fighting the inevitable when the nutjobs take over the nation and completely destroy it?

TheBlueSite on July 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM

A perfect example of the public school 3rd grade education.

christene on July 23, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I got a third of the way through it, and couldn’t watch anymore. The woman is about as disingenuous as they come. Her statement is purely borne out of ethnic prejudice and she knows it. She merely assumes that being a woman of color gives her some sort of artistic license. Suppose I ran on a platform of “I’M NOBODY’S N****R!” Any pretense of mere symbolism or intent other than racism would be dismissed by her out of hand.

manwithblackhat on July 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM

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