.. but wow, what kind of guilt by association, subliminal implication, concern trolling crap is he pulling today?!
Heck, Obama’s not even my PERSONAL (not all of Jewschool, just speaking for me) first choice (that would be John Edwards). But this is just plain garbage:
I don’t for a moment think that Obama shares Wright’s views on Farrakhan. But the rap on Obama is that he is a fog of a man. We know little about him, and, for all my admiration of him, I wonder about his mettle. The New York Times recently reported on Obama’s penchant while serving in the Illinois legislature for merely voting “present” when faced with some tough issues. Farrakhan, in a strictly political sense, may be a tough issue for him. This time, though, “present” will not do.
Sure. Smear Obama by talking about his preacher. waive all sorts of boogeymen. Use the ghosts of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney to smear the very personification of one of the things they fought for. Hint that Obama doesn’t take racism or antisemitism seriously. And then, end your last paragraph with “I don’t for a moment think that Obama shares Wright’s views on Farrakahn.” Not that you’re an intellectually dishonest hack who’s trying to spin a smokescreen my youngest niece could see through or anything like that. I wouldn’t say that about you.
Trying to push this disgusting meme that Obama is somehow antisemitic and a radical Muslim is pissing me off. And why does he have to answer questions the other candidates never get called to task on by folks like Cohen? Will Cohen write the same article on Huckabee’s Revelations and rapture ready buddies? Even though they’re things Huckabee seems to actually believe himself? Let’s see.
Apparently, I’m not the only person annoyed by this, MJ Rosenberg from Jewschool’s Best of 2007 winning website Talking Points Memo has a good take.
update: Oh look, it’s a whole genre!