The first political ad picturing Barack Obama with his arm around the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has just been released by the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) . The cable networks have been playing it for several days along with companion pieces of Rev. Wright and his Bill Moyers interview on PBS. The ad ends with the tag line, “too extreme for North Carolina.” (Some would say, too extreme for this country, a little voice said internally.) Welcome to fall campaign. Fasten your seat belts because this is going to be a bumpy ride.
Amid the controversy surrounding the North Carolina political ad, the New York Times has just taken Hillary and her campaign to task for “negative campaigning” and the destruction of the Democratic Party. Apparently pointing out an opponent’s weaknesses or your own strengths is now labeled negative by those determined to anoint Barak, and the rest of us be damned. As I read the editorial, I wondered which campaign the Times has been monitoring; because it bears little resemblance to the one Hillary’s supporters have been a part of. Are the people of the New York Times living in a parallel universe? Do these people ever step outside of themselves? Give me a break!
Of course, Obama and Rev. Wright continue to turn a deaf ear to what “ typical white folk” think and feel, as they dis Hillary and her supporters (of all colors and hues), and as Obama’s surrogates intentionally use race baiting as a tactic to viciously attack anyone who questions Obama’s credentials to serve as president. Obama’s air of superiority has become so insufferable that I can barely look at him for more than a few seconds.
This past week he has given us another stellar performance. First we had to endure his remarks about his “unfair” treatment during the ABC debate while he condescendingly flipped Hillary off; class guy, that Barack. Then we had Obama using product placement during one of his speeches with, not one but three, supporters standing behind him in Abercrombie & Fitch tees.
I had to laugh at that one. I mean if you want to show working class American how you are one on them and can relate to their problems, the way to do that is to frame yourself behind three people in A & F tees! This man is clueless. What’s more, wasn’t it A & F that was accused of discriminatory hiring practices in 2004, wanting to put only the company’s best white foot forward when it hired sales people?
Should Obama be chosen to be the presidential nominee in November because Howard Dean and Democratic Super delegates that don’t have the sense God gave a goose, one can predict with certainty that the country will witness another McGovern Death Spiral. Yes, after many months of campaigning the Democratic Party will have (once again) found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory! Ladies and gentlemen, form a circle please; lift your rifles, ready, aim, shoot!
I am currently reading Confessions of a Political Hitman by Stephen Marks. The sub title is . . . My Secret Life Of Scandal, Corruption, Hypocrisy, And Dirty Attacks That Decide Who Gets Elected (And Who Doesn’t.) This book should be required reading of every democrat, including the Obamakin Kool Aid kids, and most especially, Howard Dean and Democratic Super delegates. His book is fascinating because it is an insider’s look at how the Republicans continue to beat Democratic candidates with dirty tricks and assorted assaults designed to keep them in power.
Mr. Marks worked as a Republican operative digging up dirt on opposition candidates, mostly Democratic candidates. I had forgotten how badly some of these candidates beaten. I have said this on more than one occasion. The Republicans have forgotten more about dirty tricks than the Democrats will ever know and this book proves it.
Want to know how the Republicans are going to defeat Obama? That’s in part two of Obama as Road Kill.