Quieting millions of people while your dollars do the heavy lifting, then claiming that you speak for anyone other than yourself and your special interests? Ridiculous.
Our nerd link of the day is from the New York Times, and discusses the Super PAC working with internet/Wall Street billionaire Joe Ricketts, who made his fortune building the stock trading company TD Ameritrade. So, you know, he’s on the level.
My problem with this campaign is its despicable return to the smears of 2008. My problem is the race baiting (which they have an answer for, which we’ll discuss in a moment). My problem is the dirty politics played by ONE person buying votes.
My problem is with the rich having too much influence, while saps like me try to wage our little battle with words instead of huge sums of money, tantamount to bringing a banana to a gunfight.
Now, it’s absolutely his right to use his money how he sees fit, and if he wants to flush a ton of it down the toilet to smear someone politically and racially, I guess he can do that. I simply find it absurd that this sort of campaign is looked at — by anyone — as acceptable.
The cover features Barry’s middle name — Hussein — which is designed to rile up the Tea Party morons and Breitfart fans who salivate at the thought of him being a Muslim without a birth certificate. The report features a plan to bring up Jeremiah Wright (yes, again) in an attempt to paint the President as “that scary black man” who wants to destroy the Constitution and impregnate your precious white daughter. To counter the inevitable (and correct) claims of race baiting, the group plans to hire as a spokesman “an extremely literate, conservative African American” [ed. note: Good luck with all that.] [ed. ed. note: THASS RAYCESS], which is just short of demanding that he or she be “clean” or “well-spoken.”
It would come as no surprise to your humble correspondent if they attempted to brainwash the President intoopening a chain of fried chicken restaurants.
It’s disturbing and upsetting that one man wields this much power and influence having not been elected to any office. He’s the President of “I hate Obama,” and because he’s flush with cash after the largest redistribution of wealth from bottom to top in the history of the world, he can smear and rip and hire “clean African Americans” to do his bidding, all while putting us through yet another contentious election season featuring heavy emphasis on negative ads on television and radio.
Escape while you can. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.