David Patterson turns himself into the punch line of a joke

I guess for the next three and a half years, I’ll keep having to trot out this joke when I link to articles containing ridiculous claims of racism made to cover for incompetence and other personal failings.  First, the joke (which you’ve heard before and I can guarantee you’ll hear again):

Two men met on the street.  One looked very angry.

“What’s the problem?” asked the first man of his friend.

“I’m r-r-really a-a-ngry,” he stuttered.  “I ap-ap-applied for a j-j-job as an a-a-announcer at th-th-the r-r-r-radio s-s-station and they t-t-turned me-me-me d-d-d-down.”

This statement was followed by a long pause, after which the stutter reached his own conclusions about what had happened:

“D-d-d-damned a-a-antisemites!”

Okay, now for a news story about New York Governor David Paterson, in which his self-exculpatory statements for his myriad job troubles read precisely like the joke (okay, not precisely, but substantively):

“And I submit that the same kind of treatment that Deval Patrick is receiving right now in Massachusetts, and I’m receiving; the way in which the New York State Senate was written about, calling them a bunch of people with thick necks — they’re talking about Malcolm Smith and John Sampson — that we’re not in the post-racial period.”

“And the reality is that the next victim on the list and you see it coming is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than try to reform a health care system that’s not 10 percent of GDP and will be 20 percent of GDP in the next four years only because he’s trying to make change.”

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  • Tonestaple

    Wow. Exactly what proportion of the GDP does Mr. Patterson think medical care will be when the government is through with it?

    Perhaps Mr. Patterson is feeling picked on because he is stupid. Or incompetent. Or both.

    “Stupid” and “incompetent” know no race, Mr. Patterson. They are truly equal opportunity characteristics.

  • Charles Martel

    The left in power is a pitiful thing, and tens of thousands of people daily are waking up to that fact. So, one of silver linings in the Invasion of the Obamaites is that the racist smear is getting smeared.

    When huge numbers of people who are not racist are being called racist by, as Tonestaple puts it, “stupid and incompetent” people, you know that the Not Brights are one or two cartridges away from total blanks.