Breaking: Larry Johnson Lost His Last Marble

Okay, I have to admit this Michelle Obama tape that Larry Johnson apparently has in his grubby little hands and plans to break on later this morning had me hyperventilating a bit.  I mean, I’ll be honest, I am pretty much 100% positive that the Obamas are not racists. I believe that.  But then, I wouldn’t put it beyond this whackjob to chop up a bunch of quotes taken out of context to try and paint Michelle as one.

And, in this age of YouTube and viral vids, all it takes is a creatively edited video to make magic happen.  So I was really biting fingernails on this one.  Kathy had to talk me down a bit, and Matt had to remind me that Johnson’s a former spook, and psyops is the kind of stuff he’ll have been practiced at.  I even emailed Oliver Willis, just to see if he’s heard anything more, and in his typical zenlike fashion he dismissed it out of hand.

As I intimated in my discussion with Kathy, it doesn’t matter if the video is true, it just needs to sell.

But Steve M. apparently read the post a little more carefully than I did:

Clinton-or-death extremist Larry Johnson is once again gleefully spreading the rumor (in two essentially identical posts) that there is a video of Michelle Obama referring to “whitey”:

New and dramatic developments. This is a heads up. I’ll post the news Monday morning by 0900 hours. Now I know why people who have seen the videotape say it is stunning. Barack’s headaches are only starting.

(I don’t know what’s really going on, but I can’t help wondering if the fact that he’s promising “news” on Monday, rather than a posting of the video, means that he’s going to tell us that now he’s really sure it exists. But, hey, I don’t know.)

And then he has some interesting stuff on LJ’s BFF Roger Stone and his 527 “Citzens United Not Timid”, which.

But Booman has what may be the breakdown of the day on this “scoop.”

From what I understand, it is a tape of Michelle Obama criticizing the Bush administration.

How you’d write it:


Why did Bush cut folks off medicaid?
Why did Bush let New Orleans drown?
Why did Bush do nothing about Jena?
Why did Bush put us in Iraq for no reason?
How you’d say it:


Why’d he cut folks off medicaid?
Why’d he let New Orleans drown?
Why’d he do nothing about Jena?
Why’d he put us in Iraq for no reason?
How Larry Johnson wants you to hear it:


Whitie cut folks off medicaid?
Whitie let New Orleans drown?
Whitie do nothing about Jena?
Whitie put us in Iraq for no reason?

Now, I really feel for Boo who, at one point in time, counted Johnson as a friend, but I agree, if Johnson’s going to stoop this low, it’s hard to keep up with that.  I guess we’re seeing that a lot these days, friends we thought we trusted, and then this primary just turns everyone crazy all of a sudden.

For Johnson, if Boo is right, well, I imagine it would just look absolutely transparent, and if we’re all very lucky, he’ll lose even more credibility than he’s already lost.

In any case, I just can’t respect this.  Even now, I have stuff in my inbox that if I wanted to drop down to the craven depths dug out by Johnson, Marsh, and Jeralyn, I could, but there are certain things losing elections over, and maintaining my own self image of decency, ie. not passing on every little bit of mud regardless of if it passes my own standards of validity.

Johnson crossed that line a long time ago, and he’s not coming back.

8 Responses to “Breaking: Larry Johnson Lost His Last Marble”

  1. Jamie Holts says:

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  2. gc says:

    set your alarm for 9am this morning, buddy.

  3. PeoplesChoice says:

    Why’d HE cut folks off medicaid — whitie He cut folks off medicaid. Does that make any sense???

    If you believe this garbage, you will have to also believe that Clinton adviser, Mickey Kantor said Indianans are “worthless white nig**rs”. Ofcourse Mr. Kantor said no such thing! You will also have to believe that John McCain had sexual relations with his lobbyists (no evidence exists).

    This malicious act is crafted by Larry Johnson, a despicable ex-CIA operative who supports Clinton, with the sole desperate goal of manipulating the Democratic Primary.

    I have a deep sense that despite her politicial tenacity, Senator Hillary Clinton who still has a photo of Michelle and Barack Obama in her office will find this distasteful. But the simple fact that this is the doing of someone who supports her candidacy will reflect very badly on her and likely take this into a game that NO Democrat will win – perhaps that’s truly Larry “assh**le” Johnson’s goal – and EVERY Democrat (regardless of who you support) should frown at this

  4. You’d think so, huh?

    My question is, how many foreign elections did he throw this way?

  5. Comrade Rutherford says:

    I used to read Larry Johnson’s blog. He used to be an important force in exposing the lies of the Bush white house staff.

    But then he went gaga for GOP Senator Clinton, and I had to stop reading.

    Crrentewire did the same thing, I simply can’t go there anymore. I wrote to Corrente and told them that I was not reading them until the election was over. I explained that Clinton and Obama are moderate Republicans (according to their voting records) and that since there are NO Democrats running for president in 2008 that it’s irresponsible to get all worked up into a tizzy over a Republican.

    I have no time for this election, why bother – no matter how the vote comes down, a Republican will be in the White House in 2009. The only difference is how blatantly evil the Republican will be:

    We have extremist McCain, promising four more years of Bush.
    We have Clinton, using every 4$$holic GOP dirty trick in the book.
    We have Obama, who is clearly on the right side of the political divide, and maybe the least offensive of the three.

    As long as the extremist doesn’t win, things MIGHT get better with one of the other two GOP candidates running on the Democratic ticket.

    My point is why get all worked up over a Republican operative masquerading as a Democrat, whether that GOP agent is a white woman or black man?

  6. CeeHussein says:

    I was reading his blog when Susan announced that Larry was away. Turns out he was in Colombia.

    A week later we read that Colombia illegally crossed the border into Educdor to kill some sleeping FARC members.

    When that was posted I remarked that we didn’t fall for the Niger documents and aren’t falling for the FARC laptops that supposedly mention Hugo Chavez.

    Same old failed shit.

  7. Barry DeWalt says:

    Looks like that Kyle Moore has lost his mind . Here we go again blaming Bush for the Hurricane , blaming Bush for his daughter ? There are many good reasons to be in Iraq . This agenda driven blogging by halfwits who play the blame game is ridiculous and a waste of time .


  8. Looks like that Barry DeWalt has lost his mind. Here we go again, not even bothering to read the post or commenting on anything remotely relevant to it. This inanity driven commenting by nowits who play the “I can’t be bothered to read” game is ridiculous and a waste of time.



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