Jake Tapper: Obama smeared McCain

posted at 9:37 am on July 31, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, Barack Obama strongly implied that John McCain’s criticisms had a racist motivation as Allahpundit noted. He told an audience that McCain wants to make people afraid of him, and apparently not just because he has no experience in military or foreign affairs and no executive experience at all, and not just because he wants to impose ruinous tax hikes on investors and add hundreds of billions of dollars to a federal budget already a half-trillion in the red next year.  No, Obama says, it’s all about his name and his skin color:

“They know that you’re not real happy with them and so the only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me,” Obama continued, repeating an attack from earlier in the day. “What they’re saying is ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, he’s a got a funny name.’”

ABC’s Jake Tapper slammed Obama for smearing McCain in a lengthy post at the Political Punch:

Correct me if I’m wrong, but does it not seem as if Obama just said McCain and his campaign — presumably the “they” in this construct — are saying that Obama shouldn’t be elected because he’s a risk because he’s black and has a foreign-sounding name? ….

There’s a lot of racist xenophobic crap out there. But not only has McCain not peddled any of it, he’s condemned it. …

I’ve seen racism in campaigns before — I’ve seen it against Obama in this campaign (more from Democrats than Republicans, at this point, I might add) and I’ve seen it against McCain in South Carolina in 2000, when his adopted Bangladeshi daughter Bridget was alleged, by the charming friends and allies of then-Gov. George W. Bush, to have been a McCain love-child with an African-American woman.

What I have not seen is it come from McCain or his campaign in such a way to merit the language Obama used today. Pretty inflammatory.

I warned about this over a month ago, when Obama first accused McCain of racism without any evidence whatsoever.  The McCain campaign has exercised considerable restraint in its choice of criticisms, frustrating some Republicans over his refusal to even mention the Jeremiah Wright debacle.  It has roundly condemned other Republicans who have tried to use that argument in an attempt to show good faith in this electoral cycle, and the only payback McCain has received is to be called a racist anyway.

I agree that the Celeb commercial is pretty weak, but if it’s racist, then Obama has defined the term so far downward as to have no meaning at all.  Obama is the one playing on fear; he wants people to be afraid to criticize him at all.  He wants to stifle dissent by forcing people to defend themselves against a smear of racism in any and all contexts of criticism, which will have the effect of shutting people up.

That’s not exactly a commendable quality for a President.  If we can’t criticize him now without being called racists, what would it be like when he runs the government?

Tapper gets this exactly right.  Too bad the rest of the media hasn’t realized the potential danger in this Obama impulse.


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Does the race card come in a deck of 52?

Because if so, Obama needs to go out and buy a new deck.

This one’s running short.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Damned racist Tapper.

Akzed on July 31, 2008 at 9:44 AM

This is now like the umpteenth time that B.O. has played Scare Tactics. It’s also high time that he be called on the carpet about it each and every time he does.

pilamaye on July 31, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Barack Obama is an arrogant bastard.

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 9:46 AM

The race card isn’t going to help Obama at this point. The people who buy into that crap are already going to vote for him, and undecideds may get annoyed with it.

forest on July 31, 2008 at 9:50 AM

McCain has been kissing up, cherry-picking his words and tiptoe-ing on eggshells so carefully thus far that Obama is frustrated. He will grab at any microscopic thing now to try to inject race into the campaign.

whitetop on July 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM

What with Ivy League schools, law schools and Democratic politics Obama has spent his whole life in circles where mere accusations of racism paid off better than a K Street lobbyist. I don’t think he understands that most Americans are bored with it and beyond it.

snaggletoothie on July 31, 2008 at 9:52 AM

glenn beck is talking about this bs now.

trailortrash on July 31, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Obama can’t understand why he’s not doing better in the polls, and he’s getting impatient. I said a couple of months ago that they were going to overplay the racism card and people are going to resent them for it. McCain is running on a frustrating campaign in many ways, but he’s been right to stay away from any whiff of this issue, so when Obama starts throwing this around sensible people are going to recoil from it. When Tapper is starting to call him out on it, you know it’s becoming a problem.

Dudley Smith on July 31, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Obama wants to be a thug, but he’s just a pig.

It’s been said many times that this election is his to lose, and gosh darn it if it doesn’t look like he’ll manage to prove that.

He might also set a Guiness World Record for number of feet in a mouth.

Merovign on July 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Do we think Joe Klien will call this scurrilous?

MayBee on July 31, 2008 at 9:57 AM

When The One feels threatened, he invariably pulls the race card to deflect criticism. Just shows his desperation and how wounded he is from his really stupid stances on drilling and taxes. Obama is also pulling the race card because his back is up against the wall about standing up the wounded troops in Landstuhl. His negligence and flip attitude to these troops on his worldwide egomaniacal tour cost him way more than campaign dollars and taught the world more about Obama’s crassness and conceit than he ever wanted us to know. He really believes that he is who we have all been waiting for. Desperately and without provocation, pulling the race card makes him doubly unfit to be president.

marybel on July 31, 2008 at 9:59 AM

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Not to mention a malignant narcissist with a colossal ego.

On the plus side, his use of the inevitable “R-Card” at this stage of the game, well before the conventions, indicates several things;

1. A tendency to be thin-skinned and easily angered

2. A tendency to look for excuses to be indignant, as opposed to saving it for when it’s really necessary- and useful

3. A penchant for attacking anyone he even suspects of not agreeing with him 100% on everything; and

4. Worst of all, a habit of “beating himself to the draw”, i.e. launching attacks on his opponents over what most people would define as minor matters as opposed to saving it for something major.

All of which indicates both inexperience and a fundamental lack of maturity. (Try to visualize Hubert H. Humphrey, Adam Clayton Powell, or Daniel Patrick Moynihan acting like this. No, I can’t either.)

All the Obamessiah is doing here is giving the electorate one more look at why he’s “not ready for prime time”. In November, I’m hoping that the majority of voters will tell him “Come back after you’ve grown up, Mr. Junior Senator.”

clear ether

eon

eon on July 31, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Islamophobia!

Annar on July 31, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Obama suffers from CMS.

Cynthia McKinney Syndrome.

fogw on July 31, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Pschew, all those people, “smearing” Obama.

Reality is just fraught with “smears” when you think you’re all-knowing, all-glowing and an egomaniac.

S on July 31, 2008 at 9:59 AM

When is Obama going to start crying? His life is so hard, all those “smears.” ::sigh::

S on July 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM

When did the Obama campaign hire Jesse Jackson…?

AnthonyK on July 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Like I said on the other post, Obama does not look like anyone else on our currency…they are all green.
Every chance Obama gets he or his surrogates inserts the word “old” or “ancient”, so Obama is bigoted against the elderly?

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Boy, we all know rule #1 for a LIB losing a debate, PULL THE RACE CARD… Didn’t take B.HUSSEIN long to figure that one out … Hell, I expect to see it surface in the ENERGY DEBATE… Just a question of when…

pueblo1032 on July 31, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Politics is no place for Nambi-Pampis, Obambi.

After the lies, slanders and gutter profanities hurled at President Bush the past eight years by Democrats, it’s the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for Obama to whine about this.

President Bush never once whined about it, either, unlike Clinton who was moved to tears about it and he received 1/10th of the vitriol Bush has faced.

Get used to it Bambi. Or better yet, don’t and resign from the race.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:03 AM

It is only a matter of time until Obama plays the race card against McCain. The race card and class envy has been the standard operating procedure of the democrats since the Jimmy Carter debacle of the late 70s. Their lack of leadership has been disguised by the mask of fear and hate. It has to happen, its who they are.

volsense on July 31, 2008 at 10:03 AM

That Todd Bentley faith healer dude uses the same tactic to claim immunity from criticism. He just charges that people don’t like that he has tattoos and dresses like a biker, when in fact he knows it’s not about his appearance that he is criticized. Bentley conducts mock baptisms, summons angels, and is violent with people when he fakes healing them, while Obama is a Messianic Elitist Marxist who distorts facts. Both are trying to start cults of personality, if not full-fledged cults.

econavenger on July 31, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Is it chocking coming from a left-wing radical Marxist like Barryphenia?

People like Barry have their entire existence built upon a bedrock of racial grindstones.

Lovely people.

benrand on July 31, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Did anyone see Paul Krugman and Ben Stein on Larry King last night?
Krugman implies McCain’s “Celeb” ad is “subliminal” because it shows white women and Obama.
Here’s a snippet, but read the whole thing. Stein cleans Krugman’s clock…by complimenting him. Comedy gold. And Kruggie says McCain is not a “regular guy” because he wears $500 shoes. Gasp!

KING: Now, Paul, he uses Paris and Britney in that ad to begin it.

Again, the same question, what’s going on?

KRUGMAN: You know, what it really is saying is that McCain’s got nothing. I mean they haven’t got anything substantive to run on. You know, he’s trying to say Obama’s bad for the economy. It’s, you know, we’ve had — we’ve had a Republican administration for eight years. It hasn’t done so well. You know, it might work. People — you know, God knows, there’s a little bit of maybe subliminal, you know, black man/white women. Who knows what they think is going to happen here.

But this is really a totally substance-free ad. They’re saying we should not trust Obama because lots of people like him?

STEIN: No, I think they’re saying that he’s a celebrity and he’s a beautiful person and he’s a sort of a Hollywood swinger, but he has no depth as a politician. I don’t like the ad, frankly, myself.

But he does have something to run on, Paul. I mean he has to run on the fact he has an extraordinary character. I mean he’s a man who survived many years of horrifying captivity. He’s a man who has been a brave, brave warrior for this country. He’s a man whose son is fighting in Iraq and yet he never talks about it. This is a man of extraordinary character.

It’s true, his platform is a tiny bit thin. But as a human being…

KRUGMAN: Well, you know, and…

STEIN: …he’s extremely impressive.

KRUGMAN: I have to say, whatever respect I had for McCain’s character is being eroded by the kind of campaign he’s running. This is — you know, this was a pretty ugly ad. You know, this was saying oh, we’re going to — we’re going to tar Obama with nothing except we’re going to say he’s…

STEIN: With what?

They’re just saying…

KRUGMAN: …celebrity stuff.

STEIN: They’re saying he’s a celebrity. Well, calling him a celebrity is not like a racist epithet.

KRUGMAN: Oh, come…

STEIN: I mean a celebrity is not really a bad thing. I’d like to tell you out here in Hollywood, people want to be called celebrities.

KRUGMAN: Yes, but this…

STEIN: So there’s nothing bad about calling him a celebrity.

KRUGMAN: It’s — you know, the theme of the McCain campaign has come down…

STEIN: You’re a celebrity, Paul.

KRUGMAN: Oh, boy. Yes. I get mistaken for Tom Friedman on and off. No, but the theme of the McCain campaign is he’s not a regular guy, which is true. But, you know, McCain is not a regular guy either. And this is a ridiculous — you know, we’ve got big problems in this country.

STEIN: But…

KING: One at a time.

KRUGMAN: …and they’re going to run on this basis?

STEIN: I think you put your finger on why it is a good ad, which I couldn’t put my finger on right away. That is it. That’s why McCain is campaigning in VFW halls and American Legion halls and in small towns. I think the message of the campaign is he is a regular guy and Obama is exotic.

KRUGMAN: But of course he isn’t.

STEIN: And I think — I think you put your finger on it very intelligently. That is the message. So there, you can’t stand…

KRUGMAN: Well, no I mean it…

STEIN: …I complimented you.

KRUGMAN: No, it’s just…

STEIN: You’re in shock because I complimented you.

KRUGMAN: Yes, I’m in shock because you complimented me. You know, this is — this is a terrible thing. I mean this is, you know, the (INAUDIBLE)…

STEIN: Why is it terrible to…

KRUGMAN: Because this is…

STEIN: Why is it terrible to say McCain’s a regular guy?

He is a regular guy.

KRUGMAN: But he isn’t, actually. He’s not a regular guy.

STEIN: Yes, he is (INAUDIBLE).

KRUGMAN: He wears $500 shoes. He’s a…

STEIN: He’s a brave, wonderful (INAUDIBLE)…

KRUGMAN: He’s a multi-millionaire. He’s, you know, no more — you know, anybody who wants to be president is not a regular guy. This is

STEIN: But he’s almost an all-American…

(CROSSTALK)

KING: All right, let’s move on, guys.

KRUGMAN: This is crazy.

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM

I’m in central Pennsylvania and I was told by some Democratic friends that the more Obama opens his mouth about “race”, the more he is losing support. They are tired of his attacking McCain when it is his own supporters who are “acting racist”.

He is his own worse enemy.

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM

The drive bys can’t even help him with this because it’s a colossal delusion on his part at best, a transparent lie at worst.

He’s figured out a way to force his biggest allies to shut up.

Akzed on July 31, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Obama is desperate if he is dipping into the racist well of ink already.

Seixon on July 31, 2008 at 10:18 AM

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM

You’re in PA? Oh, you’re one of those ‘bitter” people.

jgapinoy on July 31, 2008 at 10:19 AM

Barack Obama
When off his teleprompter
Stupidly stammers

Haiku tiem now?

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM

It’s interesting to watch this strategerie by the Obama camp play out, not just in this case with McCain, but in the case of the New Yorker cover two weeks ago, when Barack’s hardest core supporters had no qualms about tarring the magazine with the same racist label, even though there was virtually noone denying the fact that the New Yorker is solidly in Obama’s camp and the cover was meant to be a parody.

That seemed to set off a light in some liberals’ heads (including those at The Daily Show, and now, Late Night with David Letterman) that if they allowed unquestioning Obamadjulation go on unchecked, there was a strong possibility they could find themselves next year with a president that even they couldn’t criticize or lampoon without being tarred as the successors to Bull Connor, George Wallace and Orville Fabius. They finally see the arrogance at least in this particular aspect of the Obama campaign, and are now willing to mock that arrogance, even if they still want him to win in November.

So by being the Boy Who Cried Racist once too many times when it came to attacking the New Yorker, Obama makes it far less likely that his latest insinuation that McCain’s recent ads are racist are going to gain any traction. That doesn’t mean they won’t stop trying to do it, but as long as the McCain camp and its allies are careful, weak efforts like this aren’t going to stick.

jon1979 on July 31, 2008 at 10:22 AM

“You’re in PA? Oh, you’re one of those ‘bitter” people.”

Clinging to guns, bibles, Yuengling, Joe Paterno.

Man I love Pennsylvania. Wish I could move back.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

jgapinoy on July 31, 2008 at 10:19 AM

Yes I am! Im clinging to my gun and my Bible….and I’m proud of it. :)

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

I love Yuengling…but JoePa is in a bit of trouble. Yikes!

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Thanks for posting that. A look into the mind of a liberal.

Final Score: Stein 23, Krugman 0

But I have to ask you, how do you gather the strength to watch Larry King?

fogw on July 31, 2008 at 10:28 AM

“I love Yuengling…but JoePa is in a bit of trouble. Yikes!”

Yes, there are so PA’ers who are ready to give a shove to JoePa rather than clinging to him.

I was at the Ohio State game last fall. Talk about bitter people . . . Obama could have filmed a campaign commercial.

Good news though, JayPa has endorsed Obama – just goes to show why all of our QBs get worse the more time he spends with them.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM

JayPa endorsed Obama? Why am I not surprised? St. College is a pretty liberal town. Thank God, I don’t live there. Whew!

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Democrats = Race Baiters

Its who they are.

volsense on July 31, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Unfounded charges of racism are just as bad as racism itself. This isn’t appreciated now because of the times we live in. We fight the last war, which in this case is against racism and for the civil rights of blacks. Part of that mindset is that strong tactics against racism are warranted. But that’s the last war. Today, what’s the danger, who’s the enemy we should fight. Race-baiting as Obama is doing. We don’t see how destructive that is. Let’s start fighting against TODAY’S injustices. People, open your eyes and condemn what Obama is doing. What he’s doing is wrong, it’s dangerous, it’s hateful. He’s the new version of the Southern white bigot. It was wrong then, it’s wrong now.

Paul-Cincy on July 31, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Jay Paterno, Obama fan, enjoy:
Jay Paterno: Blogger, Democrat, and Occasional Football Coach
http://www.blackshoediaries.com/2008/6/22/556735/jay-paterno-blogger-democr

You’d think Jay would have more important things to do during spring practice, given that his last five star recruit at QB, Anthony Morelli, had two forgettable seasons full of INTs and fumbles. And the Arizona Cardinals, who signed Morelli as an undrafted free agent, said of him “not well coached”.

But Jay’s an Obama fan, go figure. Looks like unqualified guys stick together.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:38 AM

When Obama and the liberals attack the truth they look foolish.
When they attack drilling for big oil, they look foolish, everyone knows it has to be done.
When they attack McCain for saying Obama is “unseasoned”, they look foolish, everyone know he is.
When he attacks people because of a funny name, everyone know is is an odd and unusual name…but McCain isn’t attacking him.
It was like John Kerry trying to attack the Swift Boaters, he couldn’t because they were right.
So Obama, attack McCain on the policy of the day…drilling for oil in the U.S….you tried that and they mocked you for saying “fill you tires full of air”…you look foolish attacking the truth.

right2bright on July 31, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Funny, Obama needs no help offending people. But advertising his stuck on stupidity is truly entertaining! That McCain can bring a smile to Americans is what infuriates Obama. LOL! It’s at Obama’s expense. Tralala. Watch Obama cry foul because he wants to OWN all rights to his image, photographs, video taken in public. And the marxist little piggy went “wee wee wee” all the way home.

Bwahahahahhahahahahaha! Ha!

Obama opens mouth, dilletant wannabe tripe gushes out.
But since Obama wants to be the world’s citizens’ idol, he’s stuck with himself. If Obama can’t sell himself, and if the entire world’s MSM fail to make his sale, and the world’s communist financiers fail to buy his victory, God Bless America!

Meanwhile, back in the USA,
PUMP, PRODUCE, PROSPER ’08,
GO GOP!

maverick muse on July 31, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Maybe Obama thinks this is the way to continue that national dialog on race that he proposed and then walked away from.

snaggletoothie on July 31, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Oh play that funky music white boy….is that racist?

Is there a difference between speaking of racial issues and making a racist statement? If you mention race at all, are you a Racist? Then how many times has Obama mentioned his Race?

Dr Evil on July 31, 2008 at 10:50 AM

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 10:38 AM

sigh..Im still a Nittany Lion fan, plus my daughter graduated from PSU…but I agree with you. JoePa has got to go…and he can take Jay with him.

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 10:52 AM

But I have to ask you, how do you gather the strength to watch Larry King?

fogw on July 31, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Ha! You have to keep an eye on the other side! Plus, I’m a serial channel surfer and always click through to see who ol’ garleek breath has on. Stopped to watch only because of Stein; kept watching for a few minutes because of Kruggie’s deer in the headlights expression. If you can find a video clip it is worth watching. Then they started talking about foreclosures and I couldn’t watch anymore. Couldn’t watch H&C because dizzy KP was on and my husband even can’t stand to listen to her. Then ended up clicking back and forth between “Jaws” and “The Glenn Miller Story” for some old fashioned entertainment.

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Goes back to what Dennis Miller said a few months ago: The problem with Barack Obama is not the color of his skin, it’s the thinness of it.

rockmom on July 31, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 10:56 AM

I hear ya.

Channel surfing can burn your eyes and mess with your brain if your not careful.

fogw on July 31, 2008 at 11:01 AM

An image of Barry’s face on a dollar bill with the headline,
DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ALL THE OTHERS, is a ginormous headline on Drudge right now.

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Thanks for that. By the way, the McCain wears $500 shoes story is apparently very important to the faithful servants of Lord Possumus at the House of HuffPo right now.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2008 at 11:08 AM

becki51758,

You want a good laugh, read the comments to Jay Paterno on the official Obama web page:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/jaypaterno/gG5BPv/commentary

My favorites are Zack Mills, Joe Paterno and Woody Hayes.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM

“McCain wears $500 shoes”

Have the delicate souls noticed what adorns Nancy Pelosi’s cloven hooves?

I would bet she doesn’t shop at PayLess.

She’d probably give Imelda Marcos a run for her shoes.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Buy Danish on July 31, 2008 at 11:08 AM

“It’s gotta be the shoes”

Glad to see PuffHo is unbiased and tells us what kind of shoes Obama wears. Oh, that’s in the CNN/Moost clip. Now that sapped my strength to watch that! Obama wears old shoes, 10 year old pants and an old belt!

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Barack Obama
When off his teleprompter
Stupidly stammers

Haiku tiem now?

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Guess not. : (

“Alls wes can say is
Merci Beaucoup”, says Barack
He spake Ebonics

carbon_footprint on July 31, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 11:18 AM

The shoe story is yawn-inducing, but it’s pretty funny that Krugman is trying to peddle it. Desperate, really.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2008 at 11:24 AM

The “racist” shtick is getting annoying as the days go by…

Barack Obama is going to wish by November he had never begun that “conversation on race.” It will only explode in his face.

newton on July 31, 2008 at 11:27 AM

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM

LMAO They were hilarious! When I read JayPa’s comment, I thought…why the hell is he quoting John Adams when Obama wants to rewrite it? LOL oh..and John McCain’s comment was priceless too! hahaha

You have heard JoePA is taking heat for his players getting into trouble? He fired 2 of them the other day. SHould be an interesting season….just like this election!

becki51758 on July 31, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Buy Danish on July 31, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I wondered why Krugman mentioned it, sort of out of the blue to me since I had not seen that stupid Moost clip. And yes he was extremely desperate and that’s all he could pull out of his small mind to say against McCain.

Brat on July 31, 2008 at 11:39 AM

What was this takedown of Krugman called?

Anyone?

Anyone?

An Ass_____ Anyone? Bueller?

An ASSWHUPPING.

Why does Krugman get ANY airtime?

originalpechanga on July 31, 2008 at 11:40 AM

“When I read JayPa’s comment, I thought…why the hell is he quoting John Adams when Obama wants to rewrite it?”

JayPa lives in his own little world, just like his candidate.

It’s almost tragic when unqualified individuals who are in positions they haven’t earned, get to hear what the general public thinks of them, but JayPa asked for it.

His candidate could use a little humble pie as well. We’re fortunate Obama exists in a bubble, it will make it easier to beat him this fall.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 11:45 AM

I agree that the Celeb commercial is pretty weak

Maybe not, Ed:

GOP’s celeb-Obama message gains traction

Obama’s great European adventure may have hurt him more than he thinks.

Nichevo on July 31, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I thought it was a brilliant ad, because it underscores how so-called “elites” like Obama, think more of Europeans than they do of Americans.

Democrats either portray Americans as helpless children, crying out for help, heartless plutarchs, or as violent racist rubes and bumpkins, who they and only they can protect the children from.

The truth is, Democrats don’t like America or the vast majority of Americans. They “hope” they can “change” both.

This ad played artiuclates this well. Obama is a bubblehead on par with Spears and Hilton and the only difference is, Spears and Hilton have no influence over our lives.

NoDonkey on July 31, 2008 at 12:10 PM

The only person[s], that are playing the race card, has been the audacity of hopelessness himself.

They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?” — Barack Obama

byteshredder on July 31, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Isn’t it obvious?

The post-racial Presidential wannabe is saying that if you’re white (and Republican) and you don’t attack him on the basis of race then you must be going out of your way not to attack him on the basis of race which is in itself an act of racism.

That, my friends, is what you get from sitting in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years.

RW_theoriginal on July 31, 2008 at 12:55 PM

my apologies if this posts.

test

RW_theoriginal on July 31, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Coming soon: Jake Tapper – Worst Person in the World!

JimRich on July 31, 2008 at 1:08 PM