Smells like Obama fear-it
Maybe it’s the fact the President makes Jimmy Carter look like John Wayne.
But whatever it is, the left is afraid. Very afraid.
Evidence is everywhere. Another stick for the left’s forest fire of fear comes from Joe Klein. Klein was the 2011 runner up for the worldwide Paul Krugman without a wig look-alike contest. The winner of that competition won a Chevy Volt. Joe won two Chevy Volts.
Anyway, Joe is afraid. How afraid? He’s so afraid he shares his brilliant wisdom and insights with all (and he hopes, maybe some Republican establishment type with access to the Romney campaign).
There’s a front page story in the New York Times about the possibility that a right-wing Super PAC will launch a racially charged attack against President Obama centering on his relationship with the dreadful Reverend Jeremiah Wright. This is the campaign that John McCain famously, and honorably, refused to launch in 2008.
It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to come to the conclusion Klein is terrified about the 2012 election. Right-wing. Super PAC. Racially charged.
And since McCain was honorable by not pursing the Wright-Obama connection, the Romney campaign (or Super PAC) would of course be dishonorable in pursuing such a relationship. (Yet does anyone think a pro-Obama Super PAC or the Obama campaign itself wouldn’t attempt to exploit such a similar relationship if they could?)
Klein, further attempting to dissuade, presses on.
I think, on its face, the campaign is ridiculous, given what we now know of the President. We now know, for one thing, that he isn’t much of a church-goer–his claim that he wasn’t around for Wright’s incendiary sermons rests on the solid basis of all the Sundays he’s spent playing basketball and on the golf course.
I suppose that explains why Obama can attribute his position on homosexual marriage to his theology: he’s ignorant. But again, it’s a case of the left wanting it both ways: Obama is a Christian theologian when it’s convenient and an irreligious sop when not.
But the President has shown that the Jeremiah Wright-induced fears were groundless. He’s not a black militant. He’s a moderate.
Based on Klein’s sloppy writing, it’s impossible to discern if he’s asserting Obama is a moderate or if Jeremiah Wright is. But the idea either of those two men could be described as moderate is at minimum indicative of simple-mindedness, or more likely, willful self-deception.
Prediction: Romney will keep his powder dry on Barry’s long-time friend.
And why not? Obama’s shown he can do bad all by himself.