Political Deformity

A Handshake of Carbon Monoxide

Why I Like Barack Obama

The RNC has been a very juvenile exercise: lots of chest-beating, derision and slander directed toward Democrats, and a whole lot of desperate attempts at self-affirmation. So how does Barack Obama respond? Why, by splashing a well-worded dose of reality on the proceedings:

Barack Obama said Thursday that attacks on him at this week’s Republican National Convention were no big deal: “I’ve been called worse on the basketball court,” he told reporters at an afternoon press conference.

“What did you guys expect?” he asked, smiling, “This is what they do. They don’t have an agenda to run on. They haven’t offered a single concrete idea so far in two nights about how they would make the lives of middle class Americans better. They’ve spent the entire two nights attacking me or extolling John McCain’s biography, which is fine. They can use their convention time any way they want.”

I like this: he’s calling a spade a spade, and noting that the Republican Convention really is politics as usual for the GOP. The Republicans are itching to bring him down to their level, where they can sling mud in his face. I’m glad he’s not biting–at this point, the Republican playbook has become downright predictable.

Here Obama comes across as the more mature, serious candidate–at a time when America’s problems demand a mature, serious response. So keep throwing your tantrums, Republicans–they only make you look more ineffective and delusional.


September 4, 2008 - Posted by | Barack Obama, Republicans | , ,


  1. Well said. The way Obama has represented the democratic party, the African-American community, and Americans, in general, sends a clear and distinct message to the Republican party: Your days of glory are over!

    It’s time for a fresh, new way of doing political business, if you will.

    Comment by Books 'N' Beats | September 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. Right on! Sen. Obama needs to just continue sticking to the issues, while the Repugs hang themselves with their own bullsh**.

    Comment by LaLaLa | September 5, 2008 | Reply

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