With Barack Obama, the Chosen One of the media and every reporting organization in the world, up in the polls, why are the Democrats and their cohorts so shrill and desperate sounding this close to the election? With a tough economic landscape and increased voter registrations - whether legitimate or not - and all the neglect of the press to do any real investigative reporting on the life and times of Obama, he should coast on into the White House, no problem. He's got the schtick down and the masses have swallowed it and asked for more. He is described as smooth. Articulate (ah, ah, um). Intelligent (why hasn't he released his college records and thesis?). Why hasn't he acknowledged the two years at Occidential College before he hit the Ivy League?
On the entertainment front, a release of a new DVD version of "Hanoi Hilton", a film from 1987, has been quietly moved back. Why? There is an interview with John McCain, a POW there during the Vietnam War, and "the studio is concerned that any pre-election showing might embroil the project in electoral politics." That from the Houston Chronicle. Never mind that Warner Brothers, the studio involved, has been a big financial supporter of the Obama campaign. No, nothing political here. Just move along. Originally, the spokeswoman for Warner Brothers said the studio didn't want to violate any campaign finance laws. "After conferring with company lawyers, however, she said Warner was concerned not about legal violation but possible accusations that it was electioneering. "It could have gotten some objections," she said."
Yeah, sure. "Daniel P. Tokaji, an associate professor at the Ohio State University laws school, said promotional showings of the McCain interview would present no obvious legal issue. "I don't immediately see what law they would violate," said Tokaji, who specializes in election law." The writer of the film and director, Lionel Chetwynd, is conservative and wanted to promote the DVD among veteran groups and on Web sites. He was to screen it for the Creative Artists Agency, too. But that's all halted.
What about Oliver Stone's latest hit piece movie on President Bush? No problem there. It's a potential Academy Award nominee to hear the latest raves from the Hollyweird set.
Fidel Castro says America is a racist country and it "is a miracle that the Democratic candidate hasn't suffered the same luck as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and others who harbored dreams of equality and justice." Castro spouted that bit of wisdom Saturday, insisting there is "profound" racism in America. Who's he been talking to, John Lewis?
Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, said that western Pennsylvania is a racist part of the state. Unbelievable. Then he had to walk that bit of insanity back. You'll remember he is the same person who stated that our Marines were killing innocent Iraqis in cold blood. Also, he's the one who said John McCain is too old to be President, though Murtha is several years older and up for re-election himself. Quite a piece of work.
And, for those suffering from liberal white guilt and voting for Obama simply for the color of his bi-racial skin, Jesse Jackson said it won't be enough to settle old grievances of blacks linked to the memories of slavery. So, there's that. Jackson has no intention of letting that canard go, or of giving up his job of shaking down corporations for his own monetary gain.
In Evian France, speaking at the first World Policy Forum, Jackson said,"Obama is about change." "And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it." In a write-up in the New York Post, Jackson said that while Obama is not a descendant of slaves, "you don't need to be a descendant to slaves to experience the oppression, the suffocating injustice and the ugly racism that exists in our society." "Obama experienced the same environment as all American blacks did. It was nonsense to suggest that he was somehow not black enough to feel the pain."
Jackson, famous for a remark years ago with the term "hymie-town" in it, spoke of lessening the importance of Israel's better interests in terms of dealing with the Israel-Palestine conflict. "Barack will change that", because as long as the Palestinians haven't seen justice, the Middle East will "remain a source of danger to us all." "Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims. Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith." So, the Chosen One feels their pain and no one else can. So, a bi-racial man raised in Honolulu and Indonesia, benefiting from educations at the most exclusive of schools - from the most expensive Prep school in Hawaii, then Occidential College, then Columbia and Harvard; was taken under the tutelage of Jackson and Daley in Chicago; was brought into a black liberation church by his angry girlfriend, then wife; and is the darling of the far left is just a man of the world.
McCain campaign headquarters in South Carolina, Ohio and other spots have been vandalized by Obama robots. Whoopi Goldberg asks John McCain on a morning chat show if he'll re-institute slavery. Claims of rowdy rally-goers yelling nasty words at McCain events, many of them now discredited, are written of as the gospel by the slobbering press. Some outright lies of convenience. And, those open minded progressives - all about womens rights - wearing t-shirts calling Sarah Palin a c---. How evolved of them. Womens rights, just not for conservative women who succeed. And, now that the story of Joe the plumber brings a face of a regular guy to the outrageous Obama tax plan scheme, Joe is vilified by the left. I thought the left was all about the regular working guy. Oh.
Obama is encouraging the far left to give themselves this low mark in history. However, they succeed on their own.