For Whom The Bell Tolls

Strike that. Rather, I’m more interested in Who Trolls For Derrick Bell.

Take the time and watch the videos (yes, I know it requires some strength to put up with Hannity’s patting himself on the back but courage Merry!).

What else was “hidden” on this guy?

35 Responses to “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

  1. Skyler says:

    All I see is breathless horror over something fairly tame. Malikin and Hannity ate each falli g over themselves telling us how scandalous this is but I just don’t see it.

    A black man supporting racial quotas is not news. I agree that it’s a bad thing but it is not going to convince anyone but believers. Perhaps this is why they are overhyping it in the hope that the people who don’t pay attention will only hear a tone of voice of fear and conclude something new has developed.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    The true horror is the collusion between the Media and the Democratic Party to hide a significant aspect to a candidate’s background and character from the public before they voted.

  3. Syd B. says:

    Well, on its own, its not devastating, however, what it tells me is that if the MSM wanted this on the air three years ago, it would have been. Even now, after the fact, the downplay and deflection started before it was aired. If Breitbart had intended to release his Obama vetting evidence as he has in the past, then this was just a teaser, or a trap. Either way, I suspect there will be more to come, each one more revealing than the previous. I’m waiting for Obama’s “Foreign Student” request form to surface one of these days.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Exactly, you guys. Nobody cares but US, and it’s only confirming what we thought we should have known (had anybody bothered/been ALLOWED to dig THEN) originally anyway.

    Sure glad we called it right!

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    Skyler, the point is to show Obama’s affection for and support of a racial and anti-semitic lunatic. It’s part of the narrative Americans were not allowed to see.

    Syd, I can’t find the link but a news story last year said a California group sued Occidental College under FOIA to release Obama’s records, especially the loan information. O apparently applied for, and got, a student grant as a foreign citizen. Don’t know how true it is because I haven’t seen confirmation elsewhere, but it seems logical that O would release countervailing details to disprove the story.

  6. Skyler says:


    How can you know any black people in this country and not realize that the vast majority of them are in favor of racial quotas and that white people are the root of all their supposed problems?

    That Obama is among that majority of blacks is not a big shocking revelation.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well I can’t pretend to speak for what the vast majority of anyone favors but Gary’s point is exactly the crux of the biscuit: It’s part of the narrative Americans were not allowed to see by a willful, planned collusion betwixt the MSM and the Democrats.

  8. JeffS says:

    Skyler, how can you be such an anti-communist, and not understand their concept of controlling the narrative?

  9. JeffS says:

    Here’s another aspect of this issue, courtesy of Hot Air:

    The only intelligent comment from the panel comes from Amy Holmes, who asked why the media didn’t cover this in 2008, and why the MSM didn’t exhibit any curiosity at all about Obama’s days in college and his activism there. Holmes scolds the media for acting as gatekeepers in the service of protecting Obama, which is of course the Breitbart point in releasing these videos now. Of course, that’s probably because Amy Holmes is afraid of black people, or something.

    All emphasis is mine.

    Their narrative is: “You’re a racist if you’re against Obama!”

    Our narrative is: “The MSM and the Democrats are not worthy of our trust.”

  10. Syd B. says:

    Who is Charles Ogletree? Googling doesn’t turn up much, but get this. I read this info this morning Remember that asshat, Henry Gates, the racist Harvard professor who’s racism caused the beer summit? Ogletree is his lawyer. He also edited his university’s Black Panthers newspaper. Also, last August, Obama attended a cocktail party at Ogletree’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. And lastly, Ogletree’s daughter, Rashida, was recently hired into Holder’s Justice Department as a lawyer. Draw your own conclusions.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ooh, nice find, Syd!

  12. tree hugging sister says:

    Couldn’t have been much of a party if we weren’t invited.

  13. tree hugging sister says:

    Your moment of Twitter levity:

    Jake Tapper playing the base card RT @MarkLeibovich: Derek Bell was also a pretty good outfielder for the Padres /Astros in the 90s. For what it’s worth

  14. Syd B. says:

    ths, I’m relatively certain it would have been a “black” tie event.

  15. Yojimbo says:

    Ogletree has a home on Martha’s Vineyard! Race baiting and balkanization does pay well, doesn’t it?

  16. Yojimbo says:

    Ogletree’s daughter is probably not a “Rush baby*”, just a guess.

    *A Rush baby” is one whose parents got them started listening to Rush Limbaugh at an early age.

  17. Skyler says:

    JeffS, I understand it all too well. But the breathlessness of how this is being trotted out just makes me shrug.

    Supporting racial quotas is a bad thing, but it’s such a messed up topic that it even makes the US Supreme Court come out in favor of it, so long as you don’t call it that. No one should get all upset that a black law student at Harvard supported hiring black professors.

    Derek Bell seems to be a kook and not someone I’d like to associate with, but his politics are pretty mainstream for black America.

    The hype about this introduction that Obama gave him is just silly. It’s not like Bell was bombing the Pentagon.

  18. Yojimbo says:

    I don’t know if I agree with the thesis that his politics are shared by mainstream blacks. Generally speaking, mainstream blacks are looking for equal opportunity and access. Bell’s Black Studies ideology is more and more geared toward balkinization and black power with themselves as gatekeepers. All the different “Studies” groups seem to be obsessed with hate and retribution as opposed to advancing peoples lives in a productive manner. Class struggle doesn’t really equate to equal opportunity and betterment.

  19. JeffS says:

    Apparently Perfesser Bell wrote a science fiction that HBO turned into a movie. A cheezball movie, as noted by S. Weasel, a lesser known international INTERNET pundit.

    She links to the Breitbart posting of the movie, but her analysis of it, and of Bell, is terrific, so read that first.

  20. JeffS says:

    Derek Bell seems to be a kook and not someone I’d like to associate with, but his politics are pretty mainstream for black America.

    A kook embraced by President Obama.

  21. JeffS says:

    Heh! Powerline comes to the same conclusion as S. Weasel, but from a somewhat different direction.

  22. JeffS says:

    OK, I messed up the S. Weasel link. Try this:

  23. Skyler says:

    Giving an introductory speech is not so scandalous. He was still in law school. By itself it’s not very damning. I’m not defending him but this is just very weak gruel.

  24. Mr. Bingley says:

    Again, Skyler, the issue is not the speech per se in isolation; forget for a moment about this particular tree and look rather at the forest. The media covered up for this guy. This should have come out in 2008 and Obama should have been questioned about his views vis a vis Bell. Because of Media collusion and cover-up we have the least vetted guy ever as President. We know nothing nothing about anything he did at college, what he wrote or said, nothing. We know nothing about what exactly he was doing or whom he associated with during his “organizer” days. You may in fact be right, that this is thin gruel and that he really was just sort of politely introducing someone whom he didn’t really agree with, a situation we’ve all been in and done at various times. The point is we’ll never know because we were not allowed to ask, and the big question that is unavoidable is what else is out there, what else has the leftist media covered up.

  25. Syd B. says:

    Yes, its not like half of the population knows Obama’s background and the other half doesn’t. Nobody knows and the disturbing part is that his supporters don’t care that they don’t know. The secrecy surrounding Obama’s being should be of concern to everyone and if not a concern, at the very least, stimulate one’s curiosity. But instead, anyone who questions Obama is a racist, right wing extremist. This is what we have become. Quite bizarre, actually.

  26. Skyler says:

    I guess people just haven’t paid attention.

    But if they weren’t paying attention, this won’t convince them. No one knows who Bell is and even those that do don’t really think giving a puffery introduction is scandalous. If it was “hidden” by the media, it’s because it’s not very noteworthy.

  27. Skyler says:

    And puffery is a legal term. From Wikipedia:

    Puffery as a legal term refers to promotional statements and claims that express subjective rather than objective views, which no “reasonable person” would take literally.[1] Puffery serves to “puff up” an exaggerated image of what is being described and is especially featured in testimonials.

  28. Syd B. says:

    Critical Race Theory and “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of professor Derrick Bell.”

    Sorry, I don’t see the “puffery”. What I see is a trend of radical beliefs to which a massive effort has been made to keep hidden from the voting public. Puff on that.

  29. Skyler says:

    Well, you might get all breathless about it, but honestly most people are going to yawn and that will undercut future arguments. This is so below the Ayers problem, and that didn’t get any traction so why should this?

    That Obama is a radical is now a matter of record. Campaigning on what he did in college and law school, unless it is way over the top, will not work. What will work is pointing out the harm he has done these past three years.

  30. nightfly says:

    This is so below the Ayers problem, and that didn’t get any traction so why should this?

    It’s not always the mightiest blow that fells the tree. The Ayers stuff could be dismissed as an aberration – “I was eight years old,” as Obama famously said about it, inviting the willing to ignore all the stuff they did hand-in-hand when he was 28 years old.

    Ayers, plus Wright, plus Derrick Bell? Once is chance, twice is coincidence… and three times is a conspiracy. Plus whatever else is coming out or about to come out, such as showing up at “The Glories of Alinsky” or what-the-fuck-all it was called.

    And regardless of all that – the record still should be told.

  31. Skyler says:

    Told? Of course. But the breathless telling is a bit much for something so bland.

  32. Syd B. says:

    Skyler, that’s the third post in which you use the word breathless. It’s a lovely word and all, but is your impression that stating Obama’s repetitiveness in radical associations is somehow not warranted or that there is too much vigor displayed in doing so, for which you have some unexplainable ability to detect over the Internet?

  33. JeffS says:

    Skyler, I think I can speak for all here that we understand that you are put off by the delivery. “Got it”, one might say.

    That said, can you put aside your underwhelmedness, and listen to the discussion? And perhaps contribute to it? Because you’re sounding more than a little petulant.

  34. Skyler says:

    It hurts the credibility of obama’s detractors if they over react “breathlessly” to innocuous introductory speeches.

  35. Syd B. says:

    When it comes to Obama and his catastrophic track record, there are only two camps in my mind, those being the detractors and the ballwashers. If my credibility somehow suffers for calling into question Obama’s long list of radical mentors and the irresponsible non-reporting of the MSM, then sobeit.

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