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Sarah Palin has accused Barack Obama of being friends with a former PLO spokesperson.Â Although the PLO is now a mainstream party, especially when compared extremists like Hamas (or Likud), Obama’s freind worked for the PLO in the 70s and 80s when they were unabashidly a terrorist organization.Â Except they’re not friends.Â And he never worked for the PLO.
“Just from what little Iâ€™ve seen of [Michelle Obama] and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity”
We all knew, didn’t we? When the Republican smear-machine began to refer to Barack Obama, a man who grew up on food stamps and worked his way through school, as “elitist” while running a man with seven houses, a beer fortune, and an admiral father that made sure he didn’t fail out of the Naval Academy when he surely deserved to, I think we knew what they meant. Surely he wasn’t “elitist” compared to McCain, or Bush, or the other Bush, or Romney or any of the other aristocrats that the Republicans trot out every four years. No, he was elitist because he had the audacity to think that maybe, just maybe, he belonged at Harvard, in Congress and in the White House. The hack-artists was playing to those who thought that he belonged on the plantation instead.
So maybe “uppity” was a slip, though perhaps a Freudian one. Perhaps referring to a United States Senator as “mister” was an honest mistake and not the political equivalent of calling a grown man “boy.” Maybe. But when asked to clarify his racist language Rep. Westmoreland didn’t back down. “Uppity, yeah,” he confirmed.
P.S.: The same Lynn Westmoreland had another quotable moment when, defending his legislation that would have placed the Ten Commandments in both houses of Congress he was asked to name them. “Don’t murder, don’t lie, don’t steal… uhhh… I can’t name them” he stuttered.”
This article in the Washington Post must be read to be believed. And, lo and behold, the bottom of the barrel scum, the zebra-mussels of the American electorate, are found in… Ohio!
Check out the wisdom of the stewards of our democracy:
““I think Obama would be a disaster, and there’s a lot of reasons [actually there ARE a lot of reasons, douchebag, -ed.] ,” said Pollard, explaining the rumors he had heard about the candidate from friends he goes camping with. “I understand he’s from Africa, and that the first thing he’s going to do if he gets into office is bring his family over here, illegally. He’s got that racist [pastor] who practically raised him, and then there’s the Muslim thing. He’s just not presidential material, if you ask me.” Read More>
Of course, people like this really exist and vote in every state in the Union. If you can’t get through the article try the refrain I repeated to comfort myself while reading: “Ann Arbor is less than an hour from Canada, Ann Arbor is less than an hour from Canada…”
As non-idiots we have a responsibility to fight to keep these people from controlling our country. Reading this article convinced me that the money I earn today is going to Obama for America, and that I’m finding the next weekend volunteer opportunity and participating in whatever way possible. This election is no longer about Obama to me, it’s about proving that Americans are better than racism and fear.
“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. Â And they fell through the Clinton Administration and the BushÂ Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonnaÂ regenerateÂ and they have not. Â And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”
It’s now been more than a week since Barack Obama uttered those words. Â In the intervening time, Hillary Clinton and John McCain have bashed him as an elitist and Obama himself has said that he chose his words poorly. Â Maybe if the goal is to win a presidential campaign, he did, but if the goal is to tell the truth, he was right-on. (more…)