Saturday, May 10, 2008
WaPo on Obama, Hope & Hate Talk from Obama Supporters
The blogosphere has been all abuzz lately about the New York Times story on Obama and his calculated Machiavellian moves in moving up the political ladder in Chicago; some have cried foul but not the howler.
When Obama's campaign manager accused Hillary of doing whatever it took to win, she thought, hit the snooze button, so what? And the same now applies for Obama; after all, both Hill & Barky are shrewd politicians who want to win; nothing wrong with that.
Nope, the more troubling story for her is the WaPo article; it perfectly summarizes why the howler left the sidelines to go with Hillary and why she dislikes Obama and his clueless band of supporters.
To illustrate, here are a few graphs from the Post:
Bill Clinton is no longer revered as the "first black president." Tavis Smiley's rapid-fire commentaries on a popular radio show have been silenced. And the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., self-described defender of the black church, has been derided by many on the Web as an old man who needs to "step off."Yes, dear readers. All that business about Clinton using hurtful racist language was a ruse and anyone who fell for it was duped, bamboozled, okie-dokie’d and hoodwinked by Obama.
They all landed in the black community's doghouse after being viewed as endangering Sen. Barack Obama's chances of being elected president.
With each passing days, the Obama movement feels more and more like a cult. And that thought scares the living shit out of the howler, which only makes her work harder and harder to elect Hillary.
Smiley, the renowned black author and commentator, took issue with Obama for skipping his "Covenant With Black America" event in New Orleans so he could campaign in Texas and Ohio. The resulting backlash left Smiley feeling "hammered" and "barbequed" by black Americans.
"There's all this talk of 'hater,' 'sellout' and 'traitor,' " Smiley said at the time. ". . . They are harassing my mama, harassing my brother."
The animus dogged him even on the radio, where his commentaries on black causes for the popular "Tom Joyner Morning Show" were renowned. In a terse statement issued last month, Smiley announced that he was leaving the show to focus on other ventures.
I don't understand how you can attribute the anger of Obama supporters for Smiley's chastisement of Obama for not showing up for the State of the Black Union to Obama's campaign or to Obama.
Moreover, given that Obama is virtually assured of the nomination, why do you insist on insulting Obama supporters by calling them "clueless"? I keep logging in to your Obama related diaries to see what you're talking about, and the columns you cite and the information you produce never live up to their billing as proof positive of Obama's alleged unsuitability for the job of President.