Pundit Primer Thus Far

From Hunter over at DailyKos:

Things I have learned during this campaign season:

In a race that includes a former First Lady of the United States and a multimillionaire Republican senator rumored to share up to eight residences with his wife, the black guy from Chicago is unforgivably elitist.

Racism in America is caused primarily by black Chicago preachers.

The guy who keeps getting confused over the relationship between Iraq, Iran, and al Qaeda is the foreign policy expert.

The guy who goes to campaign stops on his wife’s private jet aircraft is the most down-to-earth.

The guy who changed his stance on tax cuts, Roe v. Wade, immigration, gun control, the confederate flag, torture, public financing, and his own anti-earmark rhetoric is the “straight talker”.


  1. I watched Bill O’Reilly make goo-goo eyes at Hillary in his interview with her last night, all the while trying to get her to say bad things about her opponent. It was strange and repellent to see him so faux-kowed.

    So what is driving this? Fear? Or just simple racism? Or is racism a sort of fear? (Hate what you don’t understand– caveman logic or natural instinct?) Dunno.

  2. I forgot to add a translation:

    “Down-to-earth” is code for “just like American white dude”. I mean this only in the descriptive and not the pejorative. I’ve enjoyed good relationships with several American white guys and am quite fond of them.

  3. My mother sent me this e-mail last night:

    “There are less than eight months until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. To show our solidarity as Americans, let’s all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice. It’s time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

    “If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day. If you support Obama or Hillary, please drive with your headlights off at night.”

    My response to her? “If you’re a supporter of John McCain, please drive with your high beams on in the fog so that you will be blind to what’s right in front of you.”

    And I signed off with a ::snap:: — naturally.

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