Today, Pat Buchanan, in analyzing the sagging political fortunes of the Republican Party said that the Republicans only strategy could be one which emphasized the exoticness of Barack Obama. Exotic? Is this Mr. Buchanans new code word for race?
It's very sad and extremely depressing that a political party in America has decided that their only chance to hold on to power is to try to turn back the clock and deny the progress America has made in the last 50 years in coming to terms with its legacy of racism.
Already, the anti Obama forces are selling Obama in 2008 "Curious George" t shirts and cute little Obama sock monkey puppets.
You would think that the Republican Party would be ashamed to be associated with such backwards, borderline senile hateful idiocy. You would think that they should be able to see the writing on the wall and tht to engage in such behavior is only self destructive in the long run.
But, no, and the proof is the fact that the party has been taken hostage by an cruelly ambitious, amoral and impossibly vain aging narcissisist who will use any tactic that catches his shortening attention span in last gasp at personal glorification.
John McCain pompously hides behind his smoke screen of surrogates who spread rumors, innuendo, hate and lies while he acts as if he is shocked by the fact that anyone in America could listen to such idiocy.
Hillary engaged in it in her campaign. Her staff was caught spreading racist emails and even when pressed for her stance on the "Obama is a Secret Muslim" rumor, she very coyly refused to deny it.
We saw FOX News get censured last week for the insinuation that a photo of Barack and his wife making the joyful gesture of hitting fists was some kind of secret terrorist signal. Yesterday, FOX ran the caption over a picture of Michelle Obama saying "Obama's Baby's Mama". Without even going into the trash talk definition of my baby's Mama...implying that the relationship between Barack and his wife was somehow illicit, the terminology is something they would never use in describing the relationship of a white couple.
FOX has crossed the line ethically by hiring Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee as political commentators. Both men are working for the McCain Campaign.
The FOX Network has never missed an opportunity to inject racial fear into this campaign. Their commentators have been responsible for spreading every lie, distortion and rumor they can fabricate or dig up. When the heat gets too much for them to bear, they issue a half assed apology, but the slime has already spread.
That's why I would like to take this opportunity to direct you to a website called
Fight The Smears. This was set up by the Obama Campaign to take each rumor as it appears and give the truth, photographic, an entire quote in context or the actual news item from which the smears and distortions originated.
Fight The Smears, Fight Lies with the Truth! Let sunlight into all of the dark corners where hate and racism festers, because that's what it is and that's all they have in their empty arsenal this time.