Monday, April 14, 2008

Bitter, bitter, bitter; I AM a MAN

For the fourth day in a row, Hillary Clinton went after Barack Obama's comments about people in rural areas being "bitter" about the economy. This time, however, the audience in western Pennsylvania would have none of it -- and jeered her. NBC's Andrea MItchell claims the boos were orchestrated by Obama supporters in the SEIU (the Service Employees' International Union). I don't think so. As I noted yesterday, Mrs. Clinton has lived the high life for over a quarter of a century -- and has hobnobbed with elitists. For her to claim Obama is being "elite" is, well it's bullshit. There, I said it.

Meanwhile, the Republicans continue to go after Obama's race. Not all GOPers are racists of course -- there are quite a few in the Democratic Party too. But this comment from Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY 4) really went over the top. At the Lincoln-Reagan dinner in Northern Kentucky over the weekend, Davis (referring to a war game simulation he particpated in with Obama) said:

"I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button. He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country."

Uh, Congressman? Sen. Obama is a MAN, not a boy. Resign, you racist shit.

UPDATE (7:42 pm EDT, 2342 GMT): Boy, a lot of people were really furious over this one, and the bluegrass boy knew it. Davis wrote an open letter of apology to Obama, asked the Senator to forgive him and insisted he respects Obama professionally. I suspect Senate Obama will accept the apology, of course -- but I still think Davis should resign for being so reckless.

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1 comment:

Oldschool said...

"Meanwhile, the Republicans continue to go after Obama's race."

Like when, where, show us the quotes.

I remember when Repubs were pushing through anti-segration laws . . . and the dems were marching with the KKK . . . go ask Robert Byrd . . . US Dimmicrat Senator, he was one of the leaders. Your revisionist history is laughable. The Dems passed Jim Crow laws in the 50's and 60's to promote segregation.

Obamawhama's preacher, who he regards as family, is a multi-milionaire. His church is building him a 10,000 sq. ft. retirement home. Wright is nutty as they come. Obama's sinking his own ship with his crazy comments . . . anyone check his voting record . . . it will be a cake-walk in November for nutty-old McCain to win the Presidency running against this guy.