Thursday, June 19, 2008

Obama Criticizes McCain in Two-Faced Sanctimony

Barack Obama recently lashed out at Sen. John McSame for his deafening silence as Republicans trashed his poor little rock (i.e., Michelle).

Courtesy of Pagan Power, the howler picked up a story initially reported by CBN News that Obama was "deeply disappointed that John McCain has not spoken out against the attacks leveled against his wife."
[T]he fact that people have tried to make her a target, based essentially on a couple of comments in which she was critical of what's happening to our American dream and the enormous difficulties that people are experiencing -- the difficulties that she hears directly as she is traveling across the country, I think is really distressing. And you know I've said publicly before, and I'll say it again - I think families are off limits. I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue, and if I saw people doing that - I would speak out against it. And the fact that I haven't seen that from John McCain I think is a deep disappointment."
Oh yea of two-faced sanctimony. Where was thou when Shuster of MSNBC likened Chelsey to a whore being pimped, as PP discerningly reminds us...???

And how about when Jesse Jackson, Jr. trashed Bill Clinton and branded him a racist...??? Or when Jim Clyburn "sharply criticized" Hillary's hubby for what he decried as "bizarre incensing behavior" right before the all-important South Carolina primary that changed the trajectory of the Democratic presidential race???

Cry me a river and then quit whining to the media.

Lest we forget that McSame has a few friends in the media as well, McCain fired back with his own little family campaign memoir to counter Obama's disappointment with his own.

“Senator McCain agrees with Senator Obama that spouses should not be an issue in this campaign, and he has stated that position frequently. Unfortunately, when the DNC was attacking Mrs. McCain, Senator Obama was not strong enough to stand up and speak out against the outrageous charges leveled at her by his party chair, Howard Dean. Obama’s silence speaks volumes, and it’s unfortunate that he would single out others for a standard he himself has failed to live up to.”

I think Kevin of the blog Tom Joad's Place says quite well what needs to be said here in light of the character and tone of what readers of this blog are being subjected to on a daily basis:

Thursday, June 19, 2008
All in Hillary's name?

There's an excellent post at MyDD about Hillary supporters who are now siding with McCain to get back at the Democratic Party and Barack Obama.

After Hillary came out after the primary season, she made a stirring speech to unite the Democratic Party for a sole purpose of winning the presidency in 2008. I thought it was one of the most gracious and eloquent speech she has ever made and I would have loved to have had her as the first woman president in the history of the United States.

But that's not happening. Barack Obama will be the nominee. Yet, we still have people who are fighting as if there are primaries left to decide. People who are fighting this process are no longer grieving. They are angry and they intend to try and take down the Democratic Party.

These people have to recognize, as I'm confident they do, that they are no longer supporting Hillary by working against Obama. They are in essence working for John McCain. They are diametrically opposed to anything that Hillary stands for by supporting McCain. They want the Supreme Court to nominate conservative judges so they can alter this country for the next 20-30 years. They want to stay in Iraq for however long John McCain wants. They want to invade Iran. They want to continue the same economic policies that will continue the disparity between the have and have-nots.

The people who consider themselves PUMAs talk about party unity by pointing out flaws with Barack Obama's campaign. Some are legit. Some are just flights of fancy. These same people use insulting terms such as "Obamatron" or "Obamabot" to imply that we were duped by Obama's charm instead of his actual policies.

Why not just kick me in the balls, ask me if I'm ok, and then say "Do you want a beer?" as if nothing happened? I'm all willing to give respect and I'd me more than willing to do it sight unseen. But to insult me and other Obama supporters and then wonder why there is no unity is borderline idiotic.

Are people that consider themselves Democrats who insist on attacking Obama doing this because of Hillary? Hillary isn't asking them to do it. So the only conclusion I can come to is that they want Obama to lose so they can say, "I told you so." Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face.

posted by Kevin | 4:37 PM
Ben, of the Not Larry Sabato blog, announced in a post this morning that he just made a contribution to Obama. Those who are familiar with Ben's blog know that he was one of the most enthusiatic (and often most over the top) supporters of Hillary Clinton.

Ben made his contribution through the Hillary supporters page so that it would be clear where the support was coming from. I would encourage any Hillary supporters reading this to follow Ben's lead and donate through that page as well.

I'd like to congratulate and thank Ben. And thanks to all of you who will be following his lead. Your support is greatly appreciated.

This is going to be a great year for both the Democratic Party and for America!
Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama will be campaigning together next Friday. I don't have any other details except that they will be campaigning jointly beginnning next Friday.

This is very exciting news for all Democrats and for anyone who appreciates what is at stake in this election. Senator Clinton clearly cares deeply about public policy and the disastrous direction in which this country is currently being taken by the Bush administration.

I'd like to thank Senator Clinton in advance for all the hard work and help she will be devoting to the entire Democratic ticket.
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