Is Obama getting off easy?

posted at 11:55 am on October 14, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Jonah Goldberg writes today that a candidate named Barry O’Malley, running for President with Barack Obama’s record and level of experience, would get laughed off the national stage.  Why has Obama succeeded where others would have disappeared long before the first primary?  Identity politics, and it’s Republicans who have pulled their punches as a result:

Liberal Democrats have a long tradition of tarring opponents as the monolithic forces of hatred and prejudice while casting themselves as the enlightened proponents of peace, love and decency. And this election shows that tradition is alive and well.

Over the weekend, civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis of Georgia sold off another chunk of his reputation by coughing up some absurd partisan talking point about how the McCain-Palin campaign reminds him of that of Dixiecrat segregationist George Wallace. And, for the last week, a host of reporters — not just liberal pundits — have ominously fretted that the McCain campaign’s use of former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers as an issue is a racist ploy. The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, for instance, wrote that Sarah Palin’s comment that Barack Obama was “palling around with terrorists” is “a turn of phrase that critics said was racially loaded.”

The most laughable evidence that McCain is sowing hatred stems from the shouts of “terrorist!” and “kill him!” from a few hothead buffoons at McCain rallies. Of course, rather than foment this sort of thing, McCain went out of his way to chastise his own supporters personally and publicly.

McCain has done nothing to fuel racism. Or, put another way, the McCain campaign has done as much to promote prejudice as the Obama campaign has to inflame the vile passions behind the “Abort Sarah Palin” bumper sticker, Madonna’s stage video lumping McCain in with Hitler, the eugenic snobbery aimed at Palin’s son with Down syndrome or the column in the Philadelphia Daily News that predicted a “race war” if McCain wins.

On the experience issue, I’m not so certain Jonah’s right.  Had John Edwards never made two significant runs for the Presidency and got nominated for VP with less experience than Obama or Sarah Palin, I might be inclined to agree.  Obama and Edwards seem to epitomize a desire for outsiders that has turned almost into a fetish — but outsiders with national name recognition in politics.  It’s hard to imagine anyone more outside than Sarah Palin, and she has actual executive experience (as opposed to Obama and Edwards), but gets treated like a hick because she’s from Alaska instead of the eastern seaboard.

Jonah is more correct when it comes to a media double standard on race and politics.  Ironically, the Clintons felt no such need to pull punches.  Hillary’s campaign made an issue of Jeremiah Wright, for instance, after Hillary spent February mostly eating Obama’s dust.  Her campaign also circulated the photo of Obama wearing traditional African garb on a trip to Kenya.  The result?  She won most of the rest of the Democratic primaries and forced Obama to limp to the finish line.

Hillary, though, did not have one obstacle that John McCain faces in this election: the national media.  The punditocracy has excoriated McCain for his supposedly racially-divisive campaign even without making Hillary’s arguments again.  Somehow, as Jonah notes, they have made William Ayers into a racial issue, even though Ayers is as Caucasian as McCain.  They have passed along without any criticism the rantings of John Lewis, who compared McCain and Palin to George Wallace (the Wall Street Journal being a rare mainstream-media exception).

Meanwhile, Obama has explicitly played the race card a number of times this summer.  He personally accused the McCain campaign of racism twice, only stopping when his surrogates managed to do it more effectively, like Kathleen Sebelius and John Lewis.  With the exception of one time each by the Washington Post and ABC News (on their blogs), the media did nothing to expose this tactic by Obama and his campaign on these occasions:

So yes, I agree with Jonah that Obama has had an easy ride on the basis of identity politics — but that’s not really the fault of the McCain campaign.  Unfortunately, the media has a glaringly obvious double standard on how it treats the two candidates.  McCain could ignore this, of course, but he risks the damage that the media can do with the vast majority of voters who don’t bother to work around the media to discover the truth on their own.  As Rick Moran notes, the McCarthyite tactic of accusing opponents of latent racism has no rebuttal that works well in mass-media applications.  With three weeks to go to the election, McCain has to work within that reality if he expects to win a national election.


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Is Obama getting off easy?

Duh!

davidk on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Affirmative action. It has destroyed every field that has been infected by this idiotic sort of thinking and now we have it at the highest levels of our politics. This is all quite insane.

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

It’s gonna be the worst 4 years ever. It’s gonna be an epic failure.

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Equal Opportunity Candidate out to totally mess up this nation.

MLK had a dream, it had to do with equality and not letting hacks become the most powerful person in the world becuase of the color of their skin. This clown is a first generation Black American, and people are bowing down with guilt over his plantation owned ancestors.

Get a clue.

Hening on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Rick Moran is wrong:

“An Obama election will mean changes – not all of them for the better. So be it. We will fight like hell against what we believe to be wrong. But we [will] not do it by trying to delegitimize the elected president.”

I am not bending my knee to any socialist overlords. They can screw themselves.

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Affirmative action = racial profiling in it’s highest form.

AubieJon on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

White guilt is driving the Obama train … that thrill running up Matthew’s leg was the “great white hope” of ridding himself of guilt.

Of course, it has to be the “right kind” of black person: liberal.

No problem eviscerating Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Michael Steele, Colin Powell…

I’m over these racists….Let’s Roll!

ex-Democrat on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

As repulsive as racism might be, the card has been played so often by so many that its edges are worn and it’s fabric is weak. The average “man on the street” is so fed up with the charge that it simply doesn’t register anymore. It has become a typical “cry wolf” scenario.

rplat on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

/yawn

Until conservatives start treating hollywood and the MSM like the enemies they are (instead of handing out oh-so-civil critiques like these) nobody will give a shit and nothing will matter.

People are mad at the McCain/Palin rallies for a reason.

thareb on October 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?

Is the MSM in the Tank!

lobosan5 on October 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Good point on the race card. I remember my incredulity when reading a Huffington Post article attacking McCain for supposedly playing the race card in a commercial, while they said nothing about the fact that Obama had done the same thing, and much more explicity. It was then that I really realized that they weren’t a biased news site, like HotAir say – they were a propoganda outlet. And maybe you can throw a lot of the MSM in that category too. I do hope we would never attack Obama on something while ignoring that McCain had done the exact same thing just weeks before.

kc8ukw on October 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Jonah was on Bill Bennett’s radio show the other morning discussing Liberal Fascism and the Obama campaign, which are essentially the same thing.

And Mark Steyn was on this morning. Damn, was that depressing. Steyn was dead on it as usual; hence why it was such a downer to hear.

saint kansas on October 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM

That Sun thingy… is it going to come up in the East tomorrow?

drunyan8315 on October 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM

This clown is a first generation Black American,

Hening on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

He’s not really even that, having spent the bulk of his childhood growing up in Indonesia. That’s why he constantly makes all those stupid mistakes that no American ever would (like 57 states, …).

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 12:02 PM

the title to this post is unbelievable!

james23 on October 14, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Let’s face it, McCain has run the worst presidential camapign in our lifetimes. He wasn’t even anybody’s choice in the first place; everybody knows that Democrat infiltration of early Republican primaries put him where he is. The Democrats knew they could beat him easily. They’ve been practicing to beat McCain for almost 20 years. On the other hand, Republicans did not even know Obama until 4 years ago, and the GOP wrote him off as Leftist fringe. What a mistake. What a series of mistakes over the past 20 years! The chickens have indeed come home to roost. Nobody is listening to either McCain or the GOP. Republicans are the laughingstock of the planet. The damage will not be repaired in our lifetimes, and probably never at all.

jay12 on October 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?

Nooooooooooooooooo……….of course not.

Where in the hell would anyone get a crazy idea like that?

What’s next?

“Is water wet?”

FiveWays on October 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Wow. Can’t believe I just read what I did at the LA Times. Jonas breaks it down pretty well.

brtex on October 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?

Put that onto your shelf next to “is the Pope Catholic?” and “does a bear $hit in the woods?”

thirteen28 on October 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

If Obama wins by small margins in states where ACORN has been shown to perpetuate voter fraud, then I think some questions can and should be raised about the legitimacy of his presidency. If property is stolen, one’s claim to ownership is dubious.

Slublog on October 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM

The ONLY person playing the race card in this election is OBAMA and McCain needs to call him on it. I am SICK AND TIRED of being called a racist JUST BECAUSE I’m white. BS.

Lincoln was a Republican. The civil rights legislation introduced by Kennedy had a higher % of R’s voting in favor than D’s. And every single governor or legislator that stood in a schoolhouse door telling black children they couldn’t come to school was a DEMOCRAT. Republicans have always fought for freedom and equality and I am sick of the reverse bizarro world revisionist history.

Wasn’t it Biden and Obama that said “if they bring a knife to the fight I’m bringing a gun”? McCain needs to bring the most powerful weapon there is at tomorrow night’s debate: the weapon of TRUTH. And I thought McCain rode the straight talk express…it’s gone over the cliff at PC Gulch lately.

Lady justice is blind, she doesn’t care if Obama is black or white and neither should McCain. He OWES us a real debate regardless of race. He asked us to fight, we have been, while he’s been holding back being PC. He’ll fight the GOP, he’ll fight conservatives, but will he fight barrack Obama for the future of our country? We’ll see tomorrow night.

JustTruth101 on October 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM

It’s a good thing that McCain said that there is nothing to fear from a Marxist, race-baiting, incompetent taking over the reins of the Executive branch.

Now McCain’s saying that BHO will cause a depression … but I guess no one should fear that, either.

Man, am I depressed.

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Well, America survived the Carter years, but then again, we were not at war with Islamic extremists. The good news is that we could be living in a much worse place.

m064404 on October 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM

The biggest loser in this election cycle is the MSM. I now have absolutely no faith in NYTimes, WaPost, et al newspapers, ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN (MSNBC never had it), NPR. I used to believe that, yes they could show their liberal side at times but could also do solid reporting. Now they are nothing more than leftwing mouthpieces which might occasionally come up with a solid piece either 1) as a cynical ploy to claim “impartiality” or 2) sheer dumb luck.

If the headline on the NYTimes was “sky is blue” I would look up to see for myself.

rbj on October 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Obama will win with just as much ‘legitimacy’ as McCain.

If you insist on worshipping the bastard god of democracy……

LimeyGeek on October 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM

This clown is a first generation Black American, and people are bowing down with guilt over his plantation owned ancestors.

Get a clue.

Hening on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Not to be too picky here – but if he is a first generation Black American I wouldn’t think he had “plantation owned ancestors”. In fact, I believe his family on his mother’s side OWNED slaves.

That being said, the MSM is totally in the tank for BO. They really just want to take a page from Madonna’s book and go straight to equating McCain and Hitler…well there are 21 days left for them to do so.

HawaiiLwyr on October 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Obama will win with just as much ‘legitimacy’ as McCain.

If you insist on worshipping the bastard god of democracy……

LimeyGeek on October 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Yep.

Democracy is the most vile form of government… democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.

James Madison

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 12:11 PM

The most understated headline evah!

carbon_footprint on October 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Affirmative action has delegitimized the achievements of black America…period. For every black guy or gal who’s made it, there’s the specter of “made it by being able to swing from the ‘lady’s tee’”, with those others who’ve made it — including other, non-preferred minorities like Asians — having this in their craw…legitimately….

…and, now, millions of the stupidest people ever minted are preparing to celebrate the election of the first “Affirmative action president”, who’s so far gotten the kid-glove treatment from the establishment press, has more skeletons in his closet than Jeffrey Dahmer, and, to judge from his tax cut/”40-acre-and-a-mule” style of “promise the prolls anything” campaigning, doesn’t have even a 4-th grader’s grasp of elementary mathematics….

…if he’s a failure — an obvious, media-lipstick-won’t-gussy-up-this-pig failure — what will that do to black achievement and “self-esteem”…as if self-esteem can be issued like food stamps?…

…the race card is Obama’s best and most effective campaign staffer.

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM

McCain can’t cower in the face of this kind of criticism. And neither can we.

First and last, this is a matter of allowing ourselves to be bullied around. If we believe we are right and facts and circumstances back us up, we must stand up for ourselves or we will suffer for our own acquiesence.

Just as Ralphie finally took on Scott Farkus and Grover Dill in A Christmas Story, the only way to stop being bullied and intimidated is to fight back–but in our encounters, with our hearts and our heads, not so much with our fists.

BuckeyeSam on October 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM

“An Obama election will mean changes – not all of them for the better. So be it. We will fight like hell against what we believe to be wrong. But we [will] not do it by trying to delegitimize the elected president.”

That’s his opinion.

If Osama Obama is elected — an avid proponent of voter fraud and rule-bending, un-vetted by the adoring MSM, Marxist, consort of racists, traitors, felons and thugs — I for one will not consider the election legitimate.

I will do all I, as one citizen, can do to see him removed from office, the sooner the better. All by legal, honorable means, which is what sets those of us who believe as I do apart from the Gore-nuts of 2000.

And when a qualified black man or woman stands for president, one who has a defensible past and is openly scrutinized, who stands for the beliefs I hold dear, I will happily vote for them.

MrScribbler on October 14, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Personally, I am getting sick to my stomach every time I see a picture of Obama now. He is such a fraud.

indythinker on October 14, 2008 at 12:13 PM

I am not bending my knee to any socialist overlords. They can screw themselves.

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Treat Obama like the MSM and the Left have treated Bush.

18-1 on October 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Democracy is the most vile form of government…

James Madison

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 12:11 PM

…don’t fret, Mr. Madison…not only are you dead, and thus have a whole different range of things to bother about…but Mr. Obama and his party will do everything they can to eliminate democracy as a pesky problem in the future….

…we’ll end up with something resembling Soviet elections: everyone will have to vote, but nobody will be burdened with having to chooose….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

That’s a rhetorical question, right Ed?

Vashta.Nerada on October 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Thrill up my leg spent last Friday ganging up on, with the help of another guest, a “right wing” guest for people at McCain rallies calling nobama a terroist and oh my God “Socialist.” The problem was the guest (i can not remember who it was) instead of bringing up “abort Palin”, “Bush is worse than Saddam” and “Bushitler” just kept saying we do not know enough about nobama.

The problem is our lone rep on hardball did not know how to come off the week’s talking points and respond with a better counter argument that there will be “crazies” on either side (Bushitler people). This would have neutralized thrilly leg’s argument, allowing the speaker to move back to the we do not know enough about nobama argument.

cobrakai99 on October 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Here’s the problem.

The dunderheads turn on ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC. They watch for five minutes. They nod their heads in agreement. Then they tell their friends what they heard. Then they swarm into the voting booth on the first Tuesday in November.

It’s not complicated.

To them.

fogw on October 14, 2008 at 12:16 PM

My collie says:

Captain’s Quarters? More like Captain Obvious.

CyberCipher on October 14, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Is he getting off easy…why just to suggest such a thing is racist…

right2bright on October 14, 2008 at 12:19 PM

m064404 on October 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM
But it certainly opened the door to the terrorists.

red131 on October 14, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Farrakhan said that Obama is the messiah, so now that he has been reveal to us we should rejoice in happiness the one is finally here. All our problems are over.

http://election.newsmax.com/obama_messiah.html

pukara61 on October 14, 2008 at 12:19 PM

After answering yes to all the obvious questions the groundswell of support amongst Dems vs Hillary first and now McCain is racial exhaustion.

While we can argue incessantly about racism/how much/how little with the race industry as led by the Rev’s and most recently Wright, there is an exhaustion with this endless bantering. The same situation developed after the riots in the 60′s. By the mid 70′s the same exhaustion set in and city after city simply elected Blacks to try to end the discussion. Like most politicians they were woeful with the majority of cities continuing to implode even to this day.

I think we are doing that on the national level now. As bad as Obama’s policies may prove to be, I continue to thank him for two things–Hillary’s downfall and the house of Clinton and secondly for not being Marion Barry. Don’t kid yourself this crew would elect Barry.

patrick neid on October 14, 2008 at 12:20 PM

…don’t fret, Mr. Madison…not only are you dead, and thus have a whole different range of things to bother about…but Mr. Obama and his party will do everything they can to eliminate democracy as a pesky problem in the future….

…we’ll end up with something resembling Soviet elections: everyone will have to vote, but nobody will be burdened with having to chooose….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

There’s little doubt about that. It is the inevitable end of universal suffrage, as James Madison was so concerned about.

Add to this the inevitable financial scares that we will experience over the next Presidency (worse than what we just went through) and you are looking at the President taking powers that should make anyone with a brain FEAR BHO (except McCain, of course, who thinks Barry is a swell guy).

progressoverpeace on October 14, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Buzz this up!

infidel on October 14, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Well, America survived the Carter years, but then again, we were not at war with Islamic extremists….

m064404 on October 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM

…consider something: just one of Mr. Carter’s screw-ups — born of his personal weakness, advice from probably the worst foreign policy advisor in history (Zbigniew Brzezinski, the man who gave us the Cambodian killing fields), and a generally “asleep at the wheel” governing style — has saddled us with a militant, totalitarian Islamist Iran for the last nearly 30 years….

…so, in effect, the rise of Islamofascism can be traced to one four-year period of failure…just as Clinton’s “wage war like a lawyer” foreign policy allowed Al Qaeda to train, strengthen and grow.

…America can’t afford any more failure.

…”Change you can believe in…you won’t recognize the country when I’m done with it…vote Obama”….

…think “train wreck”….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:24 PM

“Is Obama getting off easy?” hmmm, I guess we’d have to ask Vera Baker.

Alden Pyle on October 14, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Personally, I am getting sick to my stomach every time I see a picture of Obama now. He is such a fraud.
indythinker on October 14, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Same here – I figured I have developed Obama Derangement Syndrome because every time he opens his mouth, I switch the channel to anything but news.

But I think you hit it – fraud. I have the same contempt for anyone whom I know is lying to my face. I can’t believe that people are buying his every utterance. That makes me sick and sad too.

tru2tx on October 14, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Not to be too picky here – but if he is a first generation Black American I wouldn’t think he had “plantation owned ancestors”. In fact, I believe his family on his mother’s side OWNED slaves.

That being said, the MSM is totally in the tank for BO. They really just want to take a page from Madonna’s book and go straight to equating McCain and Hitler…well there are 21 days left for them to do so.

HawaiiLwyr on October 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM

You are not being picky, that was exactly my point. If identity politics really wants to be in play, you need to identify better than Obama as the Kunta Kinte Kandidate (talk about the KKK of America). If Black America has chosen this as their identity they are worse off in terms of ever finding their identity than anyone ever expected. The first guy with black skin with a father from Africa, a white mother, raised in Hawaii and out of the country, and all of a sudden he’s a homie?

Hening on October 14, 2008 at 12:27 PM

As bad as Obama’s policies may prove to be, I continue to thank him for two things–Hillary’s downfall and the house of Clinton and secondly for not being Marion Barry. Don’t kid yourself this crew would elect Barry.

patrick neid on October 14, 2008 at 12:20 PM

…that’s like calling a thank you, as he zips up and leaves, after the the guy who just beat and raped your sister for not beating and raping your mother…first of all, how was he able to continue the rape with your looking on…and how was he able to leave under his own power?

…ones own weakness is no excuse….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?

Ed,

I know they say there is no such thing as a stupid question, BUT, that’s a stupid question.

Old Hippie Vet on October 14, 2008 at 12:32 PM

We are still paying for Carter years. CRA, Islamist terrorism these are creations of Carter. Clintion was marginally better but not much. Obama. It will be doomsday.

promachus on October 14, 2008 at 12:37 PM

jay12 on October 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Wrecker.

DrSteve on October 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM

If Barack was “Barry O’Malley” we never would’ve heard much about Ayers period. The value of bringing up Ayers lies within his middle name being Hussein. Don’t believe me? Just last night Dick Morris on Hannity was talking about it, first calling Ayers Obama’s best friend followed immediately by calling Ayers “America’s Osama bin Laden”, it hardly takes a rocket scientist to figure out what he was going for.

Typhonsentra on October 14, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?
Is Mrs Obama bitter?
Is Rev Wright a hater?
Is Acorn in the bag for obama?
Is obama a muslim?
Are we so screwed if obama is elected?
Are the Dem’s trying to screw America?

christene on October 14, 2008 at 12:46 PM

I think Obama has had the luck of seeing several factor collude into a perfect storm to get him where he is:

1)Being black he’s been able to capitalize an white guilt and play the race card to shut down any kind of critisism.

2)The totally-committed MSM has been able to cover for him on issues in which even being black would not have saved him from being annihilated in the primaries or the general.

3)Being extremely liberal is the only vetting the MSM and
Democrats needed for him.

4) The republicans have one of the most “bi-partisan” and “honorable” candidate in history who will not punch or counter punch.

5)The democrats (with some help from republicans) have been very successful at demonizing and destroying the Republican brand.

6)The public is now sufficiently dumbed-down by the government schools and that great teacher, Hollywood.

7) Obama and his thugs have just the right set of fascist “community organizing” skills they need to manipulate public opinion through astroturffing, intimidation, obfuscation and fabrication.

8) One whole sector of the population voted almost unanimously for him in the primaries and apparently will do again in the general.

With even one these ingredients missing Obama would not have made it past the first month of the primaries, and after being exposed like has been (or should have been) his political career would be over. He would have to go get a job at ACORN or something.

neuquenguy on October 14, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Well we know Chrissy Matthews is getting off.

roninacreage on October 14, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Is the sky blue?

Metro on October 14, 2008 at 12:50 PM

neuquenguy on October 14, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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Sad,..but true.

christene on October 14, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Typhonsentra on October 14, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Hysterical.

DrSteve on October 14, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Just as Ralphie finally took on Scott Farkus and Grover Dill in A Christmas Story, the only way to stop being bullied and intimidated is to fight back–but in our encounters, with our hearts and our heads, not so much with our fists.

BuckeyeSam on October 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Never submit.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 14, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I don’t want him as president, but I do look forward to blaming absolutely EVERYTHING that goes wrong in the universe for the next for years on Barack Obama. When seas don’t stop rising, it will be his fault. When the earth doesn’t start healing, it will be his fault. When the recession deepens to a depression, you got it, O’s fault. When the first dirty bomb hits us, his fault. When I work for the gubmt. for the first 6 months of the year instead of my own family, his fault. When Russia invades the Ukraine, his fault. When everyone starts bitching about waiting to see a doctor b/c of his healthcare policy, yes, his fault. Everything great and small will now be his fault. Everything that was once GWB’s fault, will now be O’s fault. Even though every failure will be pinned on the previous administration, I will happily rub my liberal family members noses in the fact that the sitting administration is “always at fault” so it must be O’s fault! See this is fun!

JAM on October 14, 2008 at 1:05 PM

Rick Moran is wrong:

“An Obama election will mean changes – not all of them for the better. So be it. We will fight like hell against what we believe to be wrong. But we [will] not do it by trying to delegitimize the elected president.”

I am not bending my knee to any socialist overlords. They can screw themselves.

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Pretty sure I’m with him. :) Of course, I’m still optimistic about MR’s prediction of a McCain win so the point may well be moot.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 14, 2008 at 1:15 PM

No double standerds here,now move along,I want to read some more interviews with Saras hairdresser and her fathers next door neighbor.

budaside on October 14, 2008 at 1:16 PM

I think that even a lot of Obama supporters know there is a double standard.

I wonder how long that will last if Obama is elected? Will they spend his entire tenure in office lying for him and covering for him?

Sooner or later that might become difficult to do.

Terrye on October 14, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I think that even a lot of Obama supporters know there is a double standard.

I wonder how long that will last if Obama is elected? Will they spend his entire tenure in office lying for him and covering for him?

Sooner or later that might become difficult to do.

Terrye on October 14, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I would guess the Obama propaganda will last about 8 years.

neuquenguy on October 14, 2008 at 1:27 PM

I was just looking for the best definition for racist, GOOGLE IT and notice the related searches, absolutely chilling what is happeneing to this country.

dmann on October 14, 2008 at 1:36 PM

As bad as Obama’s policies may prove to be, I continue to thank him for two things–Hillary’s downfall and the house of Clinton and secondly for not being Marion Barry. Don’t kid yourself this crew would elect Barry.
patrick neid on October 14, 2008 at 12:20 PM

…that’s like calling a thank you, as he zips up and leaves, after the the guy who just beat and raped your sister for not beating and raping your mother…first of all, how was he able to continue the rape with your looking on…and how was he able to leave under his own power?

…ones own weakness is no excuse….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM

I’ll assume, your response aside, that you don’t always have your head up your ass. But if I’m wrong it’s because you always do. Look into the Quakers it might help. Short of that stop touching yourself all day.

patrick neid on October 14, 2008 at 1:39 PM

If Obama manages to steal this election, he will be completely illegitimate.

First, the national media is operating as an extension of the Obama campaign. No free society can function when the “free” press is doing pro bono work by the billions for a political party.

Secondly, the voting fraud in this election, done courtesy of the taxpayer/Obama funded ACORN crime organization, will steal millions of votes for Obama.

An Obama victory will be a stolen election and will be treated as such. Americans should not support nor should they be loyal to an illegitimate usurper.

NoDonkey on October 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM

if he’s elected, there will be hell to pay for this too

jp on October 14, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Sorry Ed, but saying McCain has to work within the pc of the media, would be like saying Reagan had to work within the network media bias in the 1980 election. If you allow the media to set the rules for republicans then you might as well change your registration to democrat.
As Harry Truman said, you can’t beat a republican by being an imitation republican. The reverse is also true. A republican can’t out democrat a democrat.

eaglewingz08 on October 14, 2008 at 2:23 PM

It’s gonna be the worst 4 years ever. It’s gonna be an epic failure. – lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

For Obama, yes. My only regret is that I will not be able to see the look on his face when he realizes – long before the polls in the midwest have closed – that he lost.

ManlyRash on October 14, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Of course, I’m still optimistic about MR’s prediction of a McCain win so the point may well be moot. – Grue in the Attic on October 14, 2008 at 1:15 PM

It is moot. But I can under stand lorien’s despair. He doesn’t know what I know.

ManlyRash on October 14, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Is Obama getting off easy?

What an under statement. The MSMs chosen ONE, have all along, been shamefully dog paddling, and back stroking in the Messiah’s tank. Any other candidate with his corruption, would have been crucified long ago.

Among many BHO problems, there’s still the unresolved issue of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Dunham to produce to the court in the Berg case, proof of U.S. citizenship. As of date, Barack Obama is an illegal alien, that’s attempting to steal the presidency!

byteshredder on October 14, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Obama’s bisexual friend, the late Frank Marshall Davis said Barry always gets off easy.

marklmail on October 14, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Ed asks,

“Is Obama getting off easy?”

That’s a joke right, Ed? The fact that Obama has YET TO PROVIDE HIS OFFICIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (NOT THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH/SHORT FORM) TO PROVE HE IS A NATURAL BORN AMERICAN CITIZEN AS REQUIRED IN OUR CONSTITUION says it all.
***And Ed, don’t tell me it’s not important or Berg is a truther. The Constitution is the foundation of our country. Our society is BASED ON LAW. If OBAMA IS ALLOWED TO PROCEED IT IS BECAUSE ATTITUDES LIKE YOURS HAVE ENABLED HIM.

NightmareOnKStreet on October 14, 2008 at 4:05 PM

He was born in Africa. I’m pro-life, but I would have made an exception for Fred’s pregnancy, or whatever Barry’s mom was named.

marklmail on October 14, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Obama’s bisexual friend, the late Frank Marshall Davis said Barry always gets off easy.

marklmail on October 14, 2008 at 4:02 PM

He was born in Africa. I’m pro-life, but I would have made an exception for Fred’s pregnancy, or whatever Barry’s mom was named.
marklmail on October 14, 2008 at 4:21 PM

It is moot. But I can under stand lorien’s despair. He doesn’t know what I know.

ManlyRash on October 14, 2008 at 2:34 PM

ManlyRash- there seems to be a lot of that “doesn’t know what I know” going around. WTF? I’m tired of people SPEAKING IN CODE! LOL! ‘splain please.

NightmareOnKStreet on October 14, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Good job, Ed.

But yes, Obama is getting off easier.

Next question.

Mcguyver on October 14, 2008 at 4:39 PM

HERE IS A PETITION to the Federal Election Committee (FEC) to ask them to VERIFY OBAMA’S ELIGIBILYTY.
No donation is necessary. Just hit “next” and then “return to petition” when prompted. You can then click on the tab that says “signatures” and scroll down to see yours.

NightmareOnKStreet on October 14, 2008 at 5:20 PM

I’ll assume, your response aside, that you don’t always have your head up your ass. But if I’m wrong it’s because you always do. Look into the Quakers it might help. Short of that stop touching yourself all day.

patrick neid on October 14, 2008 at 1:39 PM

…out to make friends today, Mr. Neid?

Firstly, you are indeed wrong…I don’t always have my ass…not always, anyways….

…I sometimes extract it long enough to see that an underqualified and, it would seem, rankly opportunistic political shark might not actually be better than a Clinton, another example of the breed…and, forgive me for observing, that being Marion Berry isn’t a danger every black politician is heir to….

…thankfully, he’s a fairly transparently odious new age pol…but I wouldn’t stoop to thanking him for not being as bad as he might be…he’s bad…full stop.

There’s the point again….

…now, knowing what problems have hearing sense through the filter of ones own intestines, did you get that?

…I recognize the breed, after all….

Puritan1648 on October 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM

It’s gonna be the worst 4 years ever. It’s gonna be an epic failure.

lorien1973 on October 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM

And Bush will be blamed… the fawning Obama masses will lap it up, and ask for even more socialism!

electric-rascal on October 15, 2008 at 12:13 AM