January 10, 2008

DOING NUANCE:

The Coming Attack on Barack (Joe Conason, 1/10/08, Real Clear Politics)

Next will come questions about the Chicago church he attends, whose eccentric pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is a close friend and spiritual adviser to the Obama family. In an article published on the Newsmax website just days ago, Wright is depicted as a raving black nationalist and a proud associate of Louis Farrakhan. He is prone to polarizing remarks about a wide range of topics, from Jews and Israel to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Thankfully, there were no SAT questions asking you to differentiate between raving and being "polarizing" where Jews are concerned.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 10, 2008 8:47 AM
Comments

I see that John Kerry has endorsed Obama.

Posted by: Bartman at January 10, 2008 10:56 AM

Well, that's the kiss of death. Obama would be better off watching the cursed video from The Ring.

Posted by: Bryan at January 10, 2008 11:15 AM

The Clinton's have begun to unleash their patented War Room style of politics on Barack the Golden Child, which will as always make use of whatever slime, sleeze and personal destruction is required to ensure their hold on power.

So naturally, Conason and the Left rush in to remind us that any resulting nastyness must of course be blamed on Karl Rove and the Republicans.

Posted by: JonSK at January 10, 2008 11:56 AM

The Clintons are playing the politcal game the way it's been played in democracies since time immemorial. To think that there was some sepia-toned halcyon time where politcal debates were settled by sitting down over a cup of tea is childish. If Obama can't take the heat he shouldn't be in the kitchen.

Examples? Bush-Rove smearing the heck out of McCain in the '00 primaries. Lincoln had the nickname "The Original Gorilla" given to him by his own freaking cabinet for crying out loud. Andrew Jackson blamed the MSM (before there was even such a thing) for his wife's death because they spread rumors that Jackson was a bigamist.

If all you're going to do is pout and say "Oh, those wicked Clinton's!" you might as well get used to saying Madame President right now.

Posted by: Bryan at January 10, 2008 12:43 PM
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