Friday, September 12, 2008


I tried to upload the following at The Malcontent, but kept getting thrown off so left it as a comment, instead. But I wanted to also post it here, because it sums up how I feel about the 2008 presidential campaign and, most recently, Barack Obama's 'lipstick on a pig/fish in a newspaper' remarks:


Listen, Obama wasn’t my first choice as a candidate. Nor my second. Meaning that even this future Obama voter knows that the guy isn’t perfect.

But I find it disingenuous — if not downright ridiculous — to read lectures on how mean the Obama campaign is, compared to the genial, sweet, positively angelic Republicans. Obviously there is a lot of short-term memory loss going on here (and across the nation), but if you think back, oh, several minutes ago, no doubt you’ll remember Michelle Obama’s “whitey” speech (aka, a right wing smear); Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate (aka, a right wing smear); the Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim meme (aka, a right wing smear); the Obama-doesn’t-wear-a-flag-pin-or-salue-the-flag-and-therefore-hates-America meme, which was often delivered by Fox commentators not wearing flag pins (aka, a right wing smear), and on and on. And, most recently, Malkin and the fools who take her seriously and are outraged because Obama was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘uncomfortable’ at the 9-11 commemoration… although I’ve watched that clip and don’t see whatever *they* see. Must be because I wasn’t wearing my partisan blinders. Whatever; I guess if you throw pit bulls — whether they’re wearing lipstick or not — red meat, they’ll eat it.

In any event, given the barrage of over-the-top Obama hating from the right in recent months, this skirmish over pigs and fish seems particularly childish. That having been said, I wish both parties and their partisans would focus on the important issues facing this country, instead of schoolyard taunts.

But maybe I expect too much.


I'm going to have to run for president one of these days, just to show you how it should be done.