Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shameless Self-Promotion: Chauncey DeVega is One of the 50 Most Despicable People According to the Right-Wing Blogosphere

While flipping between the NFL playoffs and the Tea Party GOP New Hampshire debate (isn't Mitt Romney an amazing dresser? dude is dudded up for real) I was forwarded the following bit of news.


I am touched.

I would like to thank God, the Force, my fashion consultant, fish monger, the local bar frau, various muses, and the chicken wings from Joy Yee's Chinese restaurant for helping me muster the strength and inspiration necessary to win such a great honor.

I am also in good company, as I am on the enemies list right before President Obama and after Ed Schultz.

Good stuff:

25) You have what I call the ‘Get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party…. At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads saying, you know, ‘Can we just lynch him?’ — Sean Penn

24) What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. [The] atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neo-cons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons….The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it. — Paul Krugman

23) President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday, but you know what they’re talking about? Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over. — Ed Schultz

22) Herman Cain’s shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs “authentic negritude” as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black Conservative mascot, absolves the White racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins. This is a refined performance that Black Conservatives have perfected over many decades and centuries of practice. — Chauncey DeVega

21) The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln. — Barack Obama

Fame in a small and obscure corner of the Right-wing blogosphere is fleeting; I will enjoy it while it lasts.

Once more, thank you.

16 comments:

Tanya said...

Nice! Congratulations!

chaunceydevega said...

@Tanya. Thank you too. And I hope things are well.

Jen said...

This is the best thing that's ever happened to me, except it happened to you. Keep it up, Chauncey!

Anonymous said...

Some thing to add to the ole CV (your private copy, silly), under "Awards, Grants, and Accomplishments."

fred c said...

Good company indeed. It flatters them to be on the list with you.

Jim in St Louis said...

If you are pleased, then I am pleased. Best Wishes,

Tom said...

Congrats!

Ankhesen Mié said...

Congratulations!

C.Bid said...

Fantastic! Perhaps you should send them a warm and fuzzy Thank You note to let them know how much you appreciate such a gesture and all the free publicity that comes with it... Ha ha!

Cheers,
-C.Bid

Sherry Peyton said...

Wow, congrats! you must be doing just about everything right then.

Historiann said...

Well done. How will you top that in 2012?

(BTW, I found your language in the selected quote a little too subtle and careful. I think you can do better on the inflammatory rhetoric, Chauncey.)

chaunceydevega said...

@Jen. I hope you too will be singled out for anonymous fame from obscure right wing websites in the year 2012.

@Anon. That would be priceless wouldn't it?

@Fred. We travel in good company.

@Jim. You too can be next. Next year the two of us will sit on top of the list.

@Tom. Thanks.

@Ank. I think you will be getting some fame soon from these folks. Just tell them that I sent you.

@C.bid. Maybe I will. Good idea.

@Sherry. Nothing. Nothing at all.

@Historiann. I was too nice. My rule in 2012 is to be much more honest.

Brotha Wolf said...

Mr. Chauncey Vega, you've just been awarded as among the 50 Most Despicable People according to Right-Wing News. What are you doing to do now?

chaunceydevega said...

@Brotha. I am going to TGI Fridays to eat some fried mozzarella!

Brotha Wolf said...

*Whew!* For a minute there, I thought you were going to Disneyland.

Anonymous said...

Just one more legitimizing factor for when I site your blog in my own discussions. Congrats!