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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

STFU about Obama and "bitter" already

look... let's get something straight here... there's a big, BIG difference between a "gaffe" and "telling the truth", but, no, the press won't let it go...

here's a selection of headlines and openers taken from one single source, my daily washington post email opinion round-up...

the wapo's chris cilizza...

"Bitter-gate": Where Do We Go Now?

Critical mass has been reached. "Bitter" and "cling" will forever be tied to Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the same way that "Tuzla" and "the laugh" will always evoke Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) when a political junkie thinks of the 2008 Democratic race.

The important question -- in the immortal words of W. Axl Rose (an Indiana native) -- is where do we go now? The story is everywhere -- television, talk radio, the Web -- for a fourth straight day and it seems extremely unlikely that it will go away before the two Democrats debate on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

uh, chris... part of the reason the story is "everywhere," chris, is because weenies like you keep writing about it...

the new republic...

Woe is He

Some liberal commentators have downplayed the effect of Barack Obama's fundraising speech at a San Francisco fundraiser last week. But that's wishful thinking. Along with the revelations about Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright, his remarks in San Francisco will haunt him not only in the upcoming primaries in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia, but also in the general election against John McCain, assuming he gets the Democratic nomination
the wsj...
Obama's Flaws Multiply

Barack Obama's San Francisco-Democrat comment last week – about how alienated working-class voters "cling to guns or religion" – is already famous. But the fact that his aides tell reporters he is privately bewildered that anybody took offense is even more remarkable.

the wapo...
Clinton Releases Tough New Anti-Obama Ad in Pa.

Keeping up her pounding on Sen. Barack Obama for his "bitter" remark a week ago, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally launched an ad off the event -- and it is arguably her toughest so far in the campaign.

the wapo - AGAIN - on page 1...
McCain Echoes Clinton's Attacks

Sen. John McCain joined in the criticism of Sen. Barack Obama yesterday for Obama's comments about "bitter" victims of small-town economic distress, while Obama's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination weighed in with a tough new ad on the controversy.

and, lord help us, the wapo, YET AGAIN, this one from richard cohen... but, wait...! it's not what you think...
Guns, God and Gotchas

I distrust what Hillary Clinton said about Barack Obama and his admittedly klutzy statement about guns, church, immigrants and bitterness -- "elitist, out of touch and, frankly, patronizing," she said. Frankly, I don't believe her.

And this, frankly or not, is the trouble with Clinton. Obama clearly misspoke. But there are very few moments with him where I feel that he does not believe what he is saying -- even when, as with his lame capitulation of leadership regarding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, I can't respect it. With Clinton, on the other hand, those moments are frequent. She is forever saying things I either don't believe or believe that even she doesn't believe. She is the personification of artifice.

yeah, well, cohen IS damning obama with faint praise, but the characterization of hillary is spot-on...

p.s. screw you, wapo, and the same to you wall street journal and new republic... obama has more integrity in his little pinky that all your combined journalistic and editorial staffs have among them...

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