If It Walks Like A Duck And Quacks Like A Duck... Must Be Why The Washington Post, Despite David Broder, Endorsed Obama
Wednesday night McCain, who knows how to always make himself seem like he and his-- or rather Palin's-- followers are the long-suffering victims of the war against Christmas or Easter or something, defended, valiantly, the fine folks who go to the Palin rallies. The ones who scream racist epithets and threaten violence against Barack Obama. He said he's "proud" of them (just like he's proud of G. Gordon Liddy, a terrorist he pals around with). Let's meet some of the McCain-Palin rally goers he's so proud of... in Ohio:
Did you miss some of that? Some of these men and women might be chewing tobacco, so listen a little more carefully... to the folks who plan to vote Republican and of whom John McCain is so proud of. This morning's Post makes more sense. By all means, read the whole thing at the link. They profess admiration of McCain-- or at least what used to be McCain, but they endorsed Obama "without ambivalence." Here are a couple of key paragraphs:
The choice is made easy in part by Mr. McCain's disappointing campaign, above all his irresponsible selection of a running mate who is not ready to be president. It is made easy in larger part, though, because of our admiration for Mr. Obama and the impressive qualities he has shown during this long race. Yes, we have reservations and concerns, almost inevitably, given Mr. Obama's relatively brief experience in national politics. But we also have enormous hopes.
Mr. Obama is a man of supple intelligence, with a nuanced grasp of complex issues and evident skill at conciliation and consensus-building. At home, we believe, he would respond to the economic crisis with a healthy respect for markets tempered by justified dismay over rising inequality and an understanding of the need for focused regulation. Abroad, the best evidence suggests that he would seek to maintain U.S. leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage vigorous diplomacy on behalf of U.S. values and interests. Mr. Obama has the potential to become a great president. Given the enormous problems he would confront from his first day in office, and the damage wrought over the past eight years, we would settle for very good.
...Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment.
But not everyone is so enthusiastic about Obama. Just look at what a trashy GOP women's group from California's lovely Inland Empire sent out. This is racism at its purist and most Nazi-like. But these repulsive Republican whores are so brainwashed by Palin and Limbaugh and Hannity that they don't even realize what they're doing. These are the kinds of people John McCain is so "proud" to have the support of-- and it's only people with this mentality who still support him.
Sheila Raines, an African-American member of the club, was the first person to complain to Fedele about the newsletter. Raines, of San Bernardino, said she has worked hard to try to convince other minorities to join the Republican Party and now she feels betrayed.
"This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party," she said. "I'm really hurt. I cried for 45 minutes."
Someone's going to have to explain to Sheila about fleas.
UPDATE: AND NOT JUST THE POST TODAY
The San Francisco Chronicle also endorsed Obama today but it isn't likely to have a great impact on the outcome of the election since Obama is leading McCain in California by an insurmountable margin. West Virginia, on the other hand, is dead even and Obama is about to start a real push in that state. The Charleston Gazette can have an impact. And they didn't only endorse Obama; they endorsed virtually every Democrat at every level, from the House of Delegates and the state Senate to Governor, Agricultural Commissioner, Congress, etc. Meanwhile the Palm Beach Post withdrew its endorsement of fake Democrat Tim Mahoney and is urging voters to cast their ballots for Tom Rooney, who will probably be the only Republican challenger to beat a Democratic incumbent-- if you insist on calling Mahoney a Democrat-- this year.