On the Republican National Committee Web site, under the section on â€œMeet Barack Obama,â€ heâ€™s called â€œa street organizer,â€ which can mean only one thing. By insinuation, Mother Teresa would be one step from a crack dealer. “Do we know if he ever sold drugs?” Sean Hannity [Fox News], ever eager to inject a lie that fits a stereotype in the national bloodstream, asked Jerome R. Corsi, the professional character assassin and author of â€œObama Nation.â€
The Texas Republican Party targets Obama with a Web video that shows pictures of an African who lives in a shack, identified as Obamaâ€™s half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama. Hint, hint. And at a Washington state fair this week, the Republican booth distributed $3 bills depicting Barack Obama with Arab headgear and a camel.
From the NY Times. But apparently, John McCain is a principled candidate who would never stoop so low as allowing his party to make racist attacks. This is the great Republican Party. Anyone pretending that its some principled outfit is fooling themselves.
Anyway, Obama has now officially been annointed the Democratic candidate. Now, its time to go on the attack guys. Meanwhile, I thought this anecdote was hilarious:
Obviously, race is a tripwire topic for television, as Chris Matthews of MSNBC demonstrated all too irrepressibly on Tuesday. Mr. Matthews said the Obamas are â€œlike the Huxtables,â€ and praised Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Obama as exceptional role models: “They do everything right. They have great kids, they work their hearts off, they make it in their professions, they donâ€™t live off welfare, they donâ€™t commit crimes, they donâ€™t live on affirmative action.”
His two African-American guests, the seasoned television personalities Ed Gordon and Jeff Johnson, gave him a skeptical look but did not comment.
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