Obama Doesn’t Think John McCain is Racist

August 3, 2008 · Filed Under John McCain, News ·  

In response to criticism over playing the race card, Obama declared yesterday that John McCain isn’t racist, according to the AP.

“In no way do I think John McCain’s campaign was racist. I think they are cynical. Their team is good at creating distractions and engaging in negative attacks.”

First, the comment from Obama about how he doesn’t “look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills” wasn’t the first time he suggested Team McCain would go racist.

Back on Friday, June 20 at a Florida fund-raiser, Obama proclaimed that Republicans will make the Presidential contest about race.

Second, the recent comment from Obama that caused the race card dust-up was a cynical bash on McCain in itself:

“Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough, he’s got a funny name, you know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

Can Obama be more ironic with his attacks while he simultaneously plays the victim?

Methinks Obama Doth Protest Too Much

May 20, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy, News ·  

Obama continues to make a fuss about the speech from President Bush last week in Israel.

President Bush said, “Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.”

I don’t see a reference to Obama or Democrats in those words, but Obama sure did.

Apparently, Senator Obama sees the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea as “terrorists and radicals”, because he agreed to meet with those folks “without preconditions” (based on comments he made in a debate in Charleston, SC on 7/23/07), and he read Bush’s words as a criticism of this plan.

Barack Obama called the Bush remarks “appalling” and “divisive” and presented himself as a victim.

“He accused me and other Democrats of wanting to negotiate with terrorists, and said we were appeasers. No different from people that appeased Adolf Hitler.”

Let’s be clear here. Bush never cited Obama or anybody else by name.

I would think Obama would also be averse to negotiations with terrorists and radicals, right?