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The Cynicism of Team Obama: Blame Racism

One of the great things about blogs is that they allow people to really be themselves: truly, anonymously, and sometimes horribly. Here’s a nice big dose of Barack Obama’s base, as they express themselves at barackobama.com, the candidate’s own website.

Why, you might wonder, is Obama lagging in the polls? The Palin Effect? His dodgy tax plan? His many associations with oddballs, kooks, and the odd bomb-planting terrorist? Team Obama says the only possible explanation is racism, or “white privilege,” as they put it:

White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black and experiencing racism is, as Sarah Palin has referred to it, a “light” burden.
And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly isolated from world opinion, just because white voters aren’t sure about that whole “change” thing. Ya know, it’s just too vague and ill-defined, unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and certain.
White privilege is, in short, the problem.

McCain, fighting in a war for his country, was held prisoner for years and tortured. And that’s “privilege”? A danged odd definition of privilege for anybody, white or otherwise.
On strategy, the Obamites are every bit as vulgar and crude as they are on “white privilege,” wondering aloud how they can recruit Jewish supporters to “use” Gov. Palin for the purposes of spreading alarm in the Jewish community while assuaging fears that Obama is weak on national defense and on Mideast issues in particular:

Also, we need some surrogates to start to spread the mesage, very slowly, that having Palin as VP is scary. This needs to be done but very subtle. And we need to use her with our Jewish friends, like Koch, to drive the message that Palin is not a good chice [sic] for Jewish voters at all…..We need to act fast and show we are fighting for it. In this way people will feel that Obama will be strong in National Security.

In all fairness, these aren’t sophisticated, professional Obama operatives; these are just garden-variety enraged Democrats of the subspecies Kos diarius punching away on their Macs in their mother’s basement. But it does give one a little insight into the mentality that drives the lumpen Left and their slightly more eloquent media wing. But the ideas do bubble up from the bottom to polite society. The probability that any Obama stumbles, or his ultimate loss, will be immediately blamed on racism has been a subject of discussion around here for some time, and that meme has already made the jump from Obama diarists to mainstream media. See: Virginia, HuffPo, Georgia/Florida, Washington, South Carolina.