Crossposted at TomDegan.blogspot.
It is weeks like this one that make being an observer of the food fight that is also known as American Electoral Politics such a weird and wondrous joy to behold! As predicted on this site early Friday afternoon, McCain and Unable will never be able to win this election on the merits of their ideas. Why? Because their ideas suck! What to do? Go into the gutter, baby! 1 | 2
Within minutes of posting that piece, there she was: Sarah Palin was on MSNBC, practically foaming at the mouth (cute 'n' perky as always, though) accusing Barack Obama of being someone who would "pal around" with terrorists:
"I'm afraid that this is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country."
The "terrorist" in question is William Ayers, 63, who, along with his wife Bernardine Dohrn, was one of the co-founders of the radical organization from the sixties, the Weather Underground or the Weathermen as they were also known . They apparently took their name from the old Bob Dylan song, Subterranean Homesick Blues: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Although Ayers was never convicted or (to the best of my knowledge) even charged with any terrorist-related activities, the McCain campaign has labeled him as a terrorist. If I were Bill Ayers, I'd sue Governor Palin for slander.
In 1993, Ayers held "a tea" - a freaking tea for Pete's sake! - in order to introduce an unknown hopeful for the Illinois state house with the curious name, Barack Obama, to local Chicago Democrats. Although Obama and Ayers have sat on a couple of not-for-profit boards together, their association throughout the years has been largely peripheral. Ayers, today, is a college professor and is a threat to no one. As far as I can tell, he has never even been placed on the national "no fly" list. It should also be noted that when Ayers was involved in his naughty, extra-curricular revolutionary activities, Senator Obama was in the third grade. Governor Palin was in kindergarten.
You see, Insane McCain and Gidget have no other choice. They have to change the subject. The "lipstick on a pig" controversy last month backfired on them so they decided they needed to change the subject to the topic of Barack Obama's character.
Character? Character?? These a**holes want to talk about character? Let's talk about character....
One of the Founding Fathers of the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, believed to his core that no state in the union had the constitutional right to secede from that union. He even fought a civil war to kind of drive home the point. Can you even imagine the hell the right wing would have raised if Jill Biden (Joe's wife) had until relatively recently been involved in an organization that advocated Independence for the state of Delaware? They would at this moment be positively apoplectic! That very fact alone would have disqualified my man Joe from being on the ticket. The fact that Mr. Sarah Palin (Todd) until a few years ago belonged to a political party which sought Alaskan secession means not a thing to these hypocrites.
Another thing the McCainiacs are rehashing this week is the old controversy surrounding Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Not a good idea. Not only do the member's of Sarah Palin's church "talk in tongues", a number of years ago while one of her current pastors, Thomas Moothy, was the head of a church in a small town in Kenya, the Right Reverend Moothy organized a mob that literally ran a woman out of town. You see, Moothy charged the poor gal with being "a witch." [LONG, STUNNED PAUSE] Yeah, you read that right: "a witch." My advice to Camp McCain? Don't go there. Don't even think about going there.
When it was announced (by Governor Palin!!!) that her seventeen-year-old, unwed daughter was expecting a child, the GOP spin machine went into full-tilt, warm and fuzzy mode:
"Isn't that sweet? She chose life!"
Good for her! But I ask you... can you fathom the stink that those jackasses would have made were it revealed that one of Barack and Michelle Obama's daughters was pregnant? Ahh! I can just hear them now:
"Well all their women are sluts. What did you expect?"
And while we're on the subject of Michele Obama...
Are you able to conjure the image in your mind of how the Conservatives would have reacted had Ms. Obama - A BLACK WOMAN! - been caught red handed stealing drugs (as Cindy McCain was) from a charity devoted to caring for sick children? I can just picture the fuss Hillary Clinton would have made over that nasty little subject. Not only would the loony right have freaked out, Barack never would have received the nomination of his own party!
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