who’s zooming who?

20Feb08

Interesting reading on the WaPo website. Anonymous suggestions from political insiders. But AFTER that… in the comments section, there are also some very interesting points of view. This one is the first and I quote it almost in its entirety. Lest some of you think it’s only a handful of us who think that the Obama campaign is race baiting their way to to this nomination.

Barack will have to out race-bait McCain as his campaign and supporters so successfully did with the Clintons, manipulating them and successfully putting them on the defensive with specious accusations of intimidation race-bating. They were able to pull this off using the “Bill Clinton is a southern politician who knows what he is doing” foil. Barack and his supporters will then have to hang the millstone of fear and war mongering around McCain’s neck making a vote for McCain a vote for capitulating to fear and war ad infinitum.

McCain, on the other hand, will have to out race-bait Barack by calling Barack on what his supporters were so successful at doing to the Clinton’s. He will then have to hang the millstone of Muslim culture, islamofascism and terrorism around Barack’s neck making a vote for Barack somehow a vote for the terrorists.

McCain only need to be careful not to say anything Barack’s supporters can run with. If he does, it has to be calculated, possibly couched in patriotic terms where any accusation coming from the Barack camp can successfully be interpreted as unpatriotic.

David Brooks of the NY Times has stepped up the dismantling of Barack’s candidacy buy labeling Barack’s followers as cultists infatuated with the cult of personality and coining a new catch phrase, Obama Comedown Syndrome (O.C.S.) I suspect the cult of Obama is in for quite an education in the upcoming months. The right wing hate machine is itching to join the fray you can be sure. It should be mildly interesting.”

Ah the aforementioned David Brooks piece. I really dislike this guy. Him, Charles Krauthmauler (what-eva) and George Will make up an unholy trinity of right wing intellectual thought.

But I especially hate it when they’re right about something.

My opinion? They won’t have to be vicious when it comes to Obama. They only have to tell a simple story in detail, a story the press has been unwilling to explore while waiting patiently for Hillary to be completely and irreversibly gone. Then the endless torrent of inconvenient truths about Obama will rain down from the sky.

When the Magic Fades

“Barack Obama vowed to abide by the public finance campaign-spending rules in the general election if his opponent did. But now he’s waffling on his promise. Why does he need to check with his campaign staff members when deciding whether to keep his word?

Obama says he is practicing a new kind of politics, but why has his PAC sloshed $698,000 to the campaigns of the superdelegates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics? Is giving Robert Byrd’s campaign $10,000 the kind of change we can believe in?

If he values independent thinking, why is his the most predictable liberal vote in the Senate? A People for the American Way computer program would cast the same votes for cheaper.”

Advertisements


No Responses Yet to “who’s zooming who?”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: