Thursday, May 29, 2008

St. Barack a dirty politician? With that halo around his head??

Thanks to Taylor Marsh, we now have this...NOT that any of it comes as one bit of a surprise to me. I've seen his trickery since day one...too bad the Lobamatized don't. Too bad Keith Olbermann didn't. Too bad Air America and Nova M Radio didn't. Or Kos...or Huffington...I guess it was just a matter of finding the right flavor of Koolaide for them to drink:

Democrat Taylor Marsh Broadcasts Live Talk Radio and Blogs Politics

CNN Finally Discovers Obama's Dirty Tricks


Obama using right-wing talking points to attack Clinton.

This story is old and I mean very, very old. I wrote about it in January, with the Chicago papers leading on it long before I discovered. Now, all of a sudden, Anderson Cooper has evidently decided to cover it like it's news. Typical mainstream media, the last to know, the first to jump on it after it's old news. But it doesn't surprise me that Alice Palmer doesn't want to be part of CNN's story. I couldn't get her to talk either.

... The move denied each of them, including incumbent Alice Palmer, a longtime Chicago activist, a place on the ballot. It cleared the way for Obama to run unopposed on the Democratic ticket in a heavily Democrat district.

"That was Chicago politics," said John Kass, a veteran Chicago Tribune columnist. "Knock out your opposition, challenge their petitions, destroy your enemy, right? It is how Barack Obama destroyed his enemies back in 1996 that conflicts with his message today. He may have gotten his start registering thousands of voters. But in that first race, he made sure voters had just one choice." ...

Obama played hardball in first Chicago campaign

Resuscitating another oldie but goodie, you can also wonder how Ryan's sealed divorce papers suddenly appeared so the press could pour over them. Then, poof! Ryan was out of the race, and Obama is running unopposed until Alan Keyes shows up, only to get beat like a politician who comes out against apple pie. Yeah, that was all just an accident.

That CNN's Anderson Cooper has decided to cover a story the news media should have been on months ago is not courageous, though it may soothe some Clinton supporters. Because Obama's image of "hope" and "change" and "another kind of politics" is anything but what he's been touting.

All this is good to understand as we head towards the finale of the primary season, the Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on May 31st, as well as finding out what the final delegate count will be and whether the popular vote will sway superdelegates. Those of you who experienced caucuses will understand what the Obama treatment is all about. It's straight out of Chicago politics, baby. Mind you, playing dirty doesn't bother me. It's just not exactly the image Obama hypes. No one should be suckered by the pure pabulum propaganda of Barack Obama. His style of politics is as dirty as it gets. Just ask the Clinton campaign.

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