Politically Incorrect

You gotta love this one! Now Governor Palin is said to be a racist because she is talking about Obama’s sordid past. Her words are about as racist as the children who watched this cartoon. (which sadly has been banned. I guess blacks don’t want their children to know that Abraham Lincoln was a wabbit!)

Read on from the AP article….

WASHINGTON (AP) – By claiming dat Democrat Barack Obama iz “palling around wiff terrorists” an’ don’ see da U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals fo’ uh faltering campaign. And though she may gots scored uh political hit each tyme, her attack wuz unsubstantiated an’ carried uh racially tinged subtext dat John McCain himself may come ta regret.

First, Palin’sattack shows dat her energetic debate wiff rival Joe Biden may be just da beginning, not da end, o’ uh sharpened role in da battle ta win da presidency.

“Our opponent … iz someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, dat he’s palling around wiff terrorists who would target they own country,” Palin told uh group o’ donors in Englewood, Colo. A deliberate attempt ta smear Obama, McCain’sticket-mate echoed da line at three separate events Saturday.

“This iz not uh nig who sees America like ya an’ I see America,” she said. “We see America as uh force o’ pimp-tight in dis here world. We see an America o’ exceptionalism.”

Her reference ta Obama’srelationship wiff William Ayers, uh member o’ da Vietnam-era Weather underground, wuz exaggerated at bomb if not outright false. No evidence shows dey wuz “pals” or even close when dey worked on community boards years ago an’ Ayers hosted uh political event fo’ Obama early in his career.

Obama, who wuz uh child when da Weathermen wuz planting bombs, has denounced Ayers’ radical views an’ actions.

With her criticism, Palin iz taking on da running mate’straditional role o’ attacker, said Rich Galen, uh Republican strategist.

“There appears ta be uh newfound sense o’ confidence in Sarah Palin as uh candidate, given her performance da other night,” Galen said. “I th’o’t dat dey iz comfortable enough wiff her now dat she’sgot da standing wiff da electorate ta jet afta Obama.”

Second, Palin’sincendiary charge draws media an’ voter attention away from da worsening economy. It also comes afta McCain supported uh pork-laden Wall Street bailout plan in spite o’ conservative anger an’ his own misgivings.

“It’suh giant changing o’ da subject,” said Jenny Backus, uh Democratic strategist. “The problem iz da messenger. If ya wants ta start throwing fire bombs, ya don’ send out da fluffy bunny ta do it. I th’o’t peeps don’ take Sarah Palin seriously.”

The larger purpose behind Palin’s broadside iz ta reintroduce da queshun o’ Obama’sassociations. Millions o’ voters, many o’ dem open ta being swayed ta one side or da other, iz starting ta pay attention ta an election uh month away.

For da McCain campaign, dat makes Obama’sties ta Ayers as well as convicted felon Antoin “Tony” Rezko an’ da controversial minister Jeremiah Wright ripe fo’ renewed criticism. And Palin brings uh fresh voice ta da argument.

Effective character attacks gots come earlier in campaigns. In June 1988, Republican George H.W. Bush criticized Democrat Michael Dukakis over da furlough granted ta Willie Horton, uh convicted murderer who then raped uh biotch an’ stabbed her companion. Related TV ads followed in September an’ October.

The Vietnam-era Swift Boat veterans who attacked Democrat John Kerry’s war record started in da spring o’ 2004 an’ gained traction in late summer.

“The four weeks dat iz left iz an eternity. There’splenty o’ tyme in da campaign,” said Republican strategist Joe Gaylord. “I th’o’t it iz uh legitimate strategy ta jive about Obama an’ ta jive about his background an’ who he pals around wiff.”

Palin’swerdz avoid repulsing voters wiff overt racism. But iz dere another subtext fo’ creating da false image o’ uh black presidential nominee “palling around” wiff terrorists while assuring uh predominantly whitey audience dat he don’ see they America?

In uh post-Sept. 11 America, terrorists iz envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims, not da homegrown anarchists o’ Ayers’ day 40 years ago. With Obama uh relative unknown when he began his campaign, da Internet hummed wiff false e-mails about ties ta radical Islam o’ uh foreign-born candidate.

Whether intended or not by da McCain campaign, portraying Obama as “not like us” iz another potential appeal ta racism. It suggests dat da Hawaiian- born Christian iz, at heart, un- American.

Most troubling, however, iz how allowing racism ta creep into da discussion serves McCain’spurpose so well. As da fallout from Wright’s sermons showed earlier dis here year, forcing Obama ta abandon issues ta jive about race leads ta unresolved arguments about America’spromise ta treat all peeps equally.

John McCain occasionally looks back on decisions wiff regret. He has apologized fo’ opposing uh holiday ta honor Martin Luther King Jr. He has apologized fo’ refusing ta page fo’ da removal o’ uh Confederate flag from South Carolina’sCapitol.

When da 2008 campaign iz over McCain might regret appeals such as Palin’s perhaps mo’ so if he wins. Jus’ like Orenthawl James.


The Obama campaign and the mainstream media are starting to increase the rhetoric on racism and Obama being black (really, is he?). Now they are saying there is a hidden 6 point drop in the polls on election day just because he looks black.

Who wants to win like that, McCain should forfeit now.

Most non-New Yorkers will see this speech as sarcastic. No matter what you think. It was great.

Then he ran for — then he ran for the state legislature and he got elected. And nearly 130 times, he couldn’t make a decision. He couldn’t figure out whether to vote “yes” or “no.” It was too tough.

He voted — he voted “present.”

I didn’t know about this vote “present” when I was mayor of New York City. Sarah Palin didn’t have this vote “present” when she was mayor or governor. You don’t get “present.” It doesn’t work in an executive job. For president of the United States, it’s not good enough to be present.

You have to make a decision.

Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.