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Lynn Westmoreland: Everything’s Better When it ‘Sits on a Ritz’

September 5th, 2008 | by Omnipotent Poobah |


Lynn WestmorelandDOH! Everyone says something stupid sooner or later, it’s the curse of the error-prone connection between the human brain and mouth. When the average person tastes gritty shoe leather in their pie hole, they stop, apologize, and everyone moves on.

But politicians aren’t like you and me.

Take the case of Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland who was quoted in The Hill as saying (ungramatically), “Just from what little I’ve seen of her (Michelle Obama) and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity.”

Now pretty much everyone who has lived in this country since Reconstruction knows what the word “uppity” means in this context. But despite being a life-long resident of the racially-charged south, the good representative from Georgia seemed clueless. At this point, even David Duke would’ve had the good sense to say, “Oops, bad choice of words. Sorry.”, but Representative Westmoreland is apparently thicker than an unappolgetic Klansman. He charged on, offering no apology, and confirming he actually meant to use the word.

This isn’t the only time Westmoreland has gotten a mouthful of his size 10 wingtips. Stephen Colbert once challenged him to recite the 10 Commandments at a time when Westmoreland was pushing for The Big 10 to be posted on every flat surface in the Capitol. Let’s just say he’s apparently as clueless about his Bible as he is on the English language and racial issues.

I suppose Westmoreland could be being truthful. He could be a vacuous idiot when it comes to his word choices - God knows his main man President Mushmounth is. Or he could be an unrepentant racist who’s too chickenshit to admit it to the world. Like they say, the only thing worse than a racist is a pusillanimous racist. But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.

I think there’s a word that describes him perfectly whether he’s a simple-minded fool or a racist. I want to be careful to select the correct word to avoid any misunderstandings. I wouldn’t want to offend him.

Let’s call Lynn Westmoreland a cracker.

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

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  1. 2 Responses to “Lynn Westmoreland: Everything’s Better When it ‘Sits on a Ritz’”

  2. By Liberal Jarhead on Sep 6, 2008 | Reply

    This guy apparently graduated from the Trent Lott/Barbara Bush civics program. How long do you think it will be before they throw this one to the wolves?

    Uppity… Unbelievable.

  3. By Omnipotent Poobah on Sep 6, 2008 | Reply

    I don’t expect they will throw him to the wolves. That would only publicize the dimwit more and go against the attitudes that many of them have anyway.

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