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Alvin Greene: Make Actions Figures Of Me

From an interview with a reporter from the UK’s Guardian:

Alvin Greene: America’s most unlikely politician

Ed Pilkington

July 6, 2010

… I begin by extending congratulations on his victory. How is he feeling?

"Good," he says, but no more comes.

I try a different tack, asking him what his life has been like since being thrown into the limelight.

"Busy." This time, happily, he goes on. " I didn’t expect so much so soon, but I’m getting used to it."

It was a pretty big deal, I say.

"I was hoping that it would be big so I would be able to get my message out to as many folks as possible: getting South Carolina and America back to work, bringing South Carolina and America back. And it’s not just America. We have got to get the world back to work and bring the world back. So it’s a message that has to reach folks and it’s something that I’m pursuing and it’s going good."

It becomes clear fairly early in our conversation that Greene is not the greatest orator. He is not in the mould, say, of one of his heroes, Barack Obama. When I ask him whether Obama, as a fellow African-American, had been an inspiration behind his own decision to enter politics, he says, "Yes, I mean there’s something that, you know, I knew so I just knew that. It was in my mind, I knew that, that, that, that the voters really, they really, that they really, erm, followed the candidate. That they really wanted substance in a candidate…"

That is actually quite a telling remark. The reporter just seemed to miss Mr. Greene’s obvious (and self-effacing) sarcasm.

It is clear, too, in the course of the two hours I spend with Greene that he has some pretty wacky ideas that, were he to win in November, would put him among the more unpredictable members of the senate. At one point, he lurches off on his big idea for how to create jobs in South Carolina.

"Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It’s not something a typical person would bring up. That’s something that could happen, that makes sense. It’s not a joke."

Yes, perhaps this sounds a little self absorbed. But it just shows goes to show that Mr. Greene has the stuff that US Senators are made of.

And, lest we forget, both Michelle and Barack Obama had numerous action figures modeled after them long before they had accomplished as much in their careers as Mr. Greene has.

Anyway, unlike Mr. Obama and the rest of his fellow Democrats, Mr. Greene isn’t talking about the need to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. So he isn’t completely crazy.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Alvin Greene: Make Actions Figures Of Me”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    I dunno. I kinda like this guy. Rather him than lying vipers like like, OH GOD, THERE’S SO MANY WHERE DO I START?!!!!

  2. tranquil.night says:

    I love Alvin Greene and find the humiliation he’s bringing Democrats well worth the cost of an action figure.

    It’s like Barack’s Id from a parallel universe stepped through a wormhole and decided to run for SC Senate.

  3. untrainable says:

    Wow. The braintrust in DC could certainly use THIS guy. Or maybe we could just elect the action figure and let it go at that. There’s already an empty plastic head in the White House. What do we have to lose? Right?

  4. proreason says:

    “It is clear, too, in the course of the two hours I spend with Greene that he has some pretty wacky ideas ”

    Is he behind windmills yet?
    How about Hamas?
    Open borders?
    Taking money from people with the ability to create wealth and jobs and giving it to deadbeats?
    Loaning money to people you know will never pay it back?
    Unilateral disarmament?
    Borrowing trillions from future generations to buy sneakers and Ipods today?
    Turning Detroit into farmland?
    Building a mosque on the ashes of the Twin Towers?
    Reading Miranda rights to a guy who just tried to ignite a bomb in his underwear?
    Letting Black Panters holding billy clubs at a voting booth go scot free?
    Putting the trial for the mastermind of 9/11 in a courtoom a few blocks from the Twin Towers?
    Raising taxes during a Depression?
    Extending unemployment benefits for years and then wondering why people aren’t looking for jobs?
    Firing a general for what his staff members said to a politically motivated reporter?
    Accusing the “diversity trainer” for the Cambridge police for of being a racist for arresting an apparent burglar?

    I mean, what kind of wacky ideas are we talking about here.

  5. Right of the People says:

    If you really wanted to scare your kids you could buy the O’ster and Thunderbutt action figures for them. That would be cruel and unusual.

  6. canary says:

    “Greene is not the greatest orator” Greene orates better than his hero Obama. He didn’t even have a teleprompter.

    “Yes, I mean there’s something that, you know, I knew so I just knew that. It was in my mind, I knew that, that, that, that the voters really, they really, that they really, erm, followed the candidate. That they really wanted substance in a candidate…”

    beats Obama’s “uh uh ta da er errr um hm mmm uh, I just want to know whose a** to kick!”

    Wanting an action figure shows the worldly narcissism of Obama too. He’s a shoe in to win.

  7. proreason says:

    Steve hinted at it in his post, and I’m beginning to wonder whether this Mr. Greene might just be a not-so-subtle parody of the entire Obamy life story.

    Experience – none, but it doesn’t matter. They win anywary.
    Campaign strategy – corner the “dumb as rocks” vote.
    Positions – “wacky”
    World views – expansive to say the least
    Speech patterns – canary nailed it.
    Criminal record – similar
    Shame – none
    Action figures – there ya go

    he’s making fun of the Moron.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      It is funny how life imitates…well….life. “If he can do it…I can do it too!” and he did.

      Seems that the voting machines had all their candidates listed correctly but Greene’s was labeled “The black guy”. But, that’s of no consequence once the chips fell and well, here in SC, we really don’t talk about this guy at all. That is, unless it comes up in the form of a joke.

      Pro, you are on a hot streak today with your lists. Sadly, so many Americans are too mentally lazy to actually THINK and ASCERTAIN the cumulative damage that has been occurring. They quickly get over the last big thing and await the next big thing…which has become the bane of our nation. Their own lives have become so utterly ordinary to them, they cannot converse on a salient subject, or even sit quietly without some sort of media diversion. Shoot, every restaurant I go into seems to now have a television. Well, almost all.

      But, to be fair, more people have been talking about the communist takeover of late. They apparently are quite annoyed by it and as the overreach grows, so groweth the angst of the public, it would seem. I forget that political “sense” has a groundswell and that sometimes it takes awhile to gain momentum. In other words, that which has been blindingly obvious to us for some time is now just starting to build in the minds of others less aware, for lack of a better term.

      Rush mentioned the business leaders in CO who were flaming the boy’s hostility toward business in the country…and they were all left-wingers and they applauded…including Babs, who was there with her hubby.

      So, the tide doth turn slowly at times…but turn it does and perhaps…if the lefties get angry enough, they will abandon this trainwreck of an administration and stand outside and watch it burn.

    • proreason says:

      There are many indications that the worm is turning. Slowly, but turning.

      I’m convinced 70% of the country thinks the guy is nuts…..they are just embarassed or scared to say it.

      There should be some outlier polls with him at 39% approval by October or before. The real approval will be a lot less than that.

      But we are getting close to the point where the “surprise” will occur.

      In 2008, it occured exactly 2 months from today….but he was only tied with McLame at the time. They may feel like they need to spring the trap earlier than that this time. Gird your loins.

  8. canary says:

    We’ve got some candidates like Greene.
    “Well, I don’t know anything about oil. I’m not an oil man. I just know I’m a hard worker, and worked hard my entire life and can relate to the people. You won’t see any of my signs or flyers or websites. But,…….
    I can tell the people that I am not a politician and I am not a lawyer.” bless his heart.
    Anyways, I also like how main candidates with fancy web sites don’t have the immigration issue on them. And, I heard an new add on local conservative station, didn’t say if he was Republican or Democrat, but he wanted transparency (we’ve heard that one). But, it is very common for liberals to advertise on this station.
    So, some Mexican lady gives me a dirty look as I pull up, and she is leaving to get in her big SUV. And I’m like why the stare down. Then I see her bumper stickers to include a liberal who wants to legal immigrants and one of the man who I just heard. then I realize she saw the bumper sticker in my windshield, and her SUV has liberals to include the guy I just heard on commercial so I don’t have to look him up.
    And now I think I know why this muslim women tried to ram into me, then passed and flipped me off. So, I took my yard sign down, but leaving the bumper sticker on car as it’s quite a learning experience, and I may get lucky.

  9. canary says:

    Greene may get his own reality show. It’s something I can see Obama doing
    after he loses next election, in another country of course.

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