Exhibit A in these diversionary tactics is an absurd new attack ad President Obama has released taking my comments out of context. I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s “enemy of the week” if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about. (Remember when I said you don’t need a title to make a difference?) – Sarah Palin on Facebook
Under the flimsy excuse of “vetting” Pres. Obama, the right is on a character assassination campaign. Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity are helping lead this fight, wailing about the need for the President to be scrutinized. After a full term in office it’s really an effort to demonize a man who they can’t beat on any other terms.
Right wing smear merchants don’t like when the subjects of their attacks fight back on the same terms. They scream bloody murder, which is what Breitbart.com is doing today. An excerpt:
In other words, she’s opposing Obama’s attempt to divide us along racial and class lines. Which is what Critical Race Theory is all about – it suggests that our charters of liberty are fundamentally corrupted and there is no possibility of true change so long as they hold sway.
Notice what Obama’s team left on the cutting room floor: the vast bulk of the interview about Bell and Maher. This is a selective editing hit-job designed to make Palin look like a racist. That’s how Obama’s team is fighting back. And that’s why we must not be afraid to vet this president. The dangerous rhetoric here isn’t Palin’s – it’s the rhetoric and philosophy that infused this president with his views on race relations. That must be exposed, despite all the bully tactics of the Obama left.
The late Andrew Breitbart was a big fan of Sarah Palin. The ad above has unhinged the crew he leaves behind.
There was a dust up recently with Suzanne Malveaux on CNN over critical race theory. Wingnuts define it as charges of white supremacy and racism by the followers and people wanting to discuss Bell’s theory, who was recently seen with Obama in a “blockbuster” video that went bust. However, what critical race theory is about is how laws impact minorities and whether they’re helped or hurt by what’s called progress through legal avenues.
HBO’s “Game Change” makes clear that Sarah Palin wanted to hit Obama on Rev. Wright hard, as did the Halperin – Heilemann book. At the time I got pilloried for writing the right would do exactly that, as well as use Bill Ayers against Obama. I was proved correct, because it’s exactly what they did in the general, but the American people rejected it, which was a relief.
Now that it’s time for Obama’s reelection, Sarah Palin and her extremist friends are trying to find another way to do the same thing they’ve been doing since Obama walked into the oval office.
It’s the same cast in a new minstrel show using race baiting to tell their old story a different way. It’s how people who aren’t racist use race to manipulate the gullible, uninformed and bigoted.
The only way to fight scurrilous attacks is to fight as dirty as they do. That Sarah Palin is squealing like a little girl proves Obama reelect hit the mark.