Friday, August 22, 2008

“Barack Obama and Tony Rezko Both Grew Up in Muslim Countries”

How Does That Sound?

The Democratic National Committee created a shameful ad that kept trying to tie Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to Jack Abramoff and made repeated mention of Cantor’s religion. So I was thinking, let’s turn the tables and do this to Obama. What could we get?

“Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Barack Obama and convicted felon Tony Rezko both grew up in Muslim countries. . . "

We can make other variations:

“Barack Obama and hate-monger Louis Farrakhan both are black.”

“Barack Obama and indicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick both are black.”

“Barack Obama and radical William Ayers both support terrorists.”

The Democrats screamed bloody murder about the “Willie Horton” ad in 1988 (in which Republicans accused Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis of releasing violent criminals on furloughs too readily. Ironically, Al Gore was the first to make an issue of Willie Horton, who happened to be black.) It’s funny how the racial identity politics of the Democrats is starting to bite them back. Somehow they see nothing wrong now with going after Jews, but hey, what have the Jews done for the Democrats recently?

More to the point, the Democrats do not have any kind of sensible policies when it comes to taxes, energy, or national security. So they have to create this side show on race to distract attention. The past century is full of tragic examples of what happens when politicians harness racial animosity to gain or retain power. Really, I didn’t think the Democrats would get this bad, but maybe these kinds of actions are the logical result of these kinds of strategies. (Note that the Democrats are now even attacking former Soviet Jewish dissident Natan Sharansky.)

I would like to thank my fellow conservative bloggers, such as Mason Conservative, Right-Wing Liberal, The Write Side of my Brain, Shaun Kenney, and Virginia Virtucon, and many others. Note to I’m Surrounded by Idiots: The Obama campaign isn’t totally surrounded by Jew-haters. Some of the Obama campaign’s advisors appear to be self-hating Jews.