As the Iraq War spirals ever more out of control, the war between Democrats gets ever nastier. Sigh. Kids: Whatever you do, don't vote for McCain!
Though all the nonsense about the Rev. Wright eclipsed it, McCain's most recent pastor (he's been through a number of conversions en route to becoming the candidate for the Right) has argued in his published works that Islam should be destroyed. Does McCain ascribe to these sentiments or is he merely a big old hypocrite? I asked. And that was before the agitation over Rev. Wright.
Keith Olbermann's---Hillary supporters have renamed him Obaman--- Very Special Bashing of Hillary: the day on which we all gave up watching MSNBC for good. D Cupples covered it.
Hillary Clinton's campaign strategist had the bad judgment to make a statement that could be construed as having racial overtones, causing a ruckus. D Cupples suggested that he take a time-out from talking to the media for six weeks or so. Sheesh.Meanwhile, the first shock waves from the publication of some of Jeremiah Wright's rantings was brought to the public's attention by ABC News. My mother, a/k/a "The Southern Lady" said she got "physically sick to her stomach" when he sang his Very Special Version of "God Bless America."
In a speech that the media TOTALLY IGNORED, Hillary pledged to work to unify the party behind Obama if he won the nomination. Nothing she does that doesn't fit the 'reality show villainess' story line the media have assigned to her ever gets the slightest bit of attention from the press.
D Cupples reported on the substantial backlash against Obama by Hillary's supporters----an unfortunate side effect of having our candidate, and those Democrats who support her, treated with relentless disdain by other Democrats. It's pretty clear to most of us that Obama doesn't really care about our votes.
And speaking of backlash, former Kos blogger Alegre led a walk-out or boycott by pro-Hillary Kos bloggers, sick to death of being disrespected by their fellow Kossacks. I never looked at Kos anyway, but I've enjoyed Alegre's posts at her new home, No Quarter. Huzzah for the brave boycotters of Kos!
In a speech that the media barely mentioned, Hillary spoke on her plan to end the Iraq War responsibly. It was an excellent speech.
Obama made his big CYA speech on race, heralded by his besotted span as the greatest speech since the Gettysburg address. It was a pretty good speech, actually---but, as D Cupples pointed out, it was not without inconsistencies.
McCain proved that he doesn't really have a clue what's going on in Iraq
Two polls showed Hillary gaining on Obama. It was nice while it lasted.
Hillary released records of her schedule as First Lady---many thousands of pages. ABC News couldn't wait to tell us that she was present at the White House on the day of the fatal stained-dress tryst.
As fast as Obama's people combed through Hillary's records to 'prove' it didn't show she had the claimed foreign policy experience, the Irish Prime Minister told Obama that she played a significant role in the Irish peace process. Discussion among the punditocracy? Little to none.
The Director of the NY Civil Rights Coalition---an African-America---was unimpressed with Obama's speech.