Democrat boy wonder Barack Obama's racist-lite statement to the effect that people with our politics wouldn't vote for an African-American anyway is akin to the fraudulent sexism that would be implied were Hillary to say "Are some voters not going to vote for me because I’m a woman? Those are the same voters who probably wouldn’t vote for me because of my politics." (Unattibuted Hillary photo, left, and Jim Cole AP Photo of Obama pressing the flesh in Portsmouth, NH yesterday)
“Are some voters not going to vote for me because I’m African-American? Those are the same voters who probably wouldn’t vote for me because of my politics,” Barack Obama told ecstatic New Hampshire voters yesterday. Being one of those voters who probably wouldn't vote for him because of his politics, we were naturally offended at his suggestion that people like us are racists. Swept up in the locals' devotional hysteria, however, the media didn't seem to notice. Folks hear what they want to hear. A few tellng snippets from various news reports:
“Obviously it is flattering to get a lot of attention, but I must say it is baffling, particularly to my wife,” Obama quipped.
You don't suppose Oprah's endorsement might have had something to do with it? Naw. There's no question Obama knows how to pour on the charm and make Democrats "feel good about themselves":
“I don’t think he came here with a political speech. He came out to celebrate New Hampshire, and we Democrats have been waiting so long for this,” said Andrea Goldberg, a longtime activist and state human service worker.
“I think he was genuine, charismatic.” . . .
"We are looking for change, a new vision. The election said we want to be different. The kind of call he makes is a lot like Bobby Kennedy,” said Sullivan, who vowed to support Obama if he runs.
An apt comparison. They're looking for a messiah to lead them out of the desert. For a Democrat, from what we've read so far on his "call to pursue an 'American agenda' on health care, education, ethics, energy independence and a quick redeployment of troops from Iraq," Barack Obama seems just the thing to give Hillary nightmares.
Update: But Hillary's a big girl, and she has "vays." From ahem at Protein Wisdom comes this bit of wit and wisdom: "It appears Obama is running -- at least, until his lifeless body is found mysteriously in the parking lot behind the DNC headquarters."
Update II: Pajamas Media links.
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