Barry! Barry! Barry!
We are the ones who are ready to get it over with already.


You know, I’ve about had it with the Republicans. Wednesday night’s “debate” proved they are a bunch of dirty, low-down, mean, nasty skunks who will stop at nothing to trash, denigrate, demean, and otherwise disrespect my guy, Senator B. Hussein Obama the Younger (D., Rezko). When a campaign stoops so low as to use a candidate’s actual words and personal associations against him, then I weep for the future of social democracy in this soon-to-be-great land of ours. Comes the revolution, er, election, we’ll know how to deal with people like this!

O.K., so it wasn’t the Rethuglicans who beat up on Barry; it was Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, two tools of the Clinton Attack Machine. Same difference. The two “newsmen” — did you know that Stefi used to work in the Clinton White House? I had no idea — had the gall to ask Obama about his association with (as that great TV critic, Tom Shales, put it) “a nutty, bomb-throwing anarchist” named William Ayers, which sneak attack Barry deftly deflected by comparing Ayers to a bona fide right-wing nut, Sen. Tom Coburn, an anti-abortion fanatic who, you just know secretly cheers whenever an abortion clinic is picketed. Thank God for moral equivalence!

O.K., so Sen. Coburn has never actually, you know, bombed anything nor cheered any bombers on. Whereas Professor Ayers, a former member of the heroic Weather Underground, was quoted approvingly on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 in (where else?) the New York Times to the effect that he and his freedom fighters didn’t do enough when they were bombing the Pentagon and accidentally blowing up a perfectly nice brownstone in Greenwich Village that could have sold for millions today. And such is the fascist power of the U.S. of KKKA to suppress dissent that Ayers and his fellow bombstress, Bernadine Dohrn, have been forced to labor as college professors at the University of Chicago and Northwestern ever since.

Still, it was a frankly disgraceful performance. Just because Barry attended a church for years without noticing that its pastor was a raving anti-American racist; refuses to demean himself by wearing a flag pin on his lapel; is up to his ears in the Tony Rezko mess; and thinks you yahoos are, well, yahoos is no reason for the media to question either his morals, his beliefs, or his patriotism. Isn’t it enough for him to just say he’s addressed all those issues, and to ask the media to tackle more substantive questions, such as how he’s going to bring hope and change not only to the United States but also to our European allies, fellow leftists such as Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi?


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