Ben Smith, but everyone is posting on this.
A Democratic nominee screaming “Committed Christian” in a mailer.
Now everyone knows Obama has been hit with email smears saying he is a Muslim.
There isn’t anything wrong with being a Muslim, but in America you can’t get
elected president if that’s your faith. However, this mailer is about more than
pushing back on the floating emails.
This trades on Republican tactics of division, pitting one religion against
another. I’m a Christian, who as a young girl wasn’t allowed to play with some
of the Catholic kids in my neighborhood, because their parents didn’t think
I was sufficiently spiritually pure.
It follows the same rhetorical vein that Obama started with his Reagan mythologizing.
Are we nominating a Democrat here? Read Jerome. Obama’s campaign rhetoric makes it impossible
to know if he’s a Democrat or a Republican and he’s doing it on purpose. It’s not just to get elected either. Barack Obama has no allegiances to what the Democratic party stand for, or he’d understand how offensive what he’s doing is to so many of us.
Maybe Mr. Obama was, as his supporters insist, simply praising Reagan’s
political skills. (I think he was trying to curry favor with a conservative
editorial board, which did in fact endorse him.) But where in his remarks
was the clear declaration that Reaganomics failed?
For it did fail. The Reagan economy was a one-hit wonder. Yes, there was
a boom in the mid-1980s, as the economy recovered from a severe recession.
But while the rich got much richer, there was little sustained economic improvement
for most Americans. By the late 1980s, middle-class incomes were barely higher
than they had been a decade before Ã¢â‚¬” and the poverty rate had actually
When the inevitable recession arrived, people felt betrayed Ã¢â‚¬” a sense
of betrayal that Mr. Clinton was able to ride into the White House.
Given that reality, what was Mr. Obama talking about? Some good things did
eventually happen to the U.S. economy Ã¢â‚¬” but not on Reagan’s watch.