He's worse than a Muslim: he's a Demcocrate!
So you identify it as a smear, but can you clarify whether Dan Savage approves or disapproves of smear tactics?
According to the website, you can let the Clark County Republican Party know what you think in these ways. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org; PHONE: (360) 695-1609; LETTERS: 7736 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver WA 98665.
If you go to the website, you can of course write them a little email letting them know what you think of that "article."
Of course they are; they'd rather run against Hillary. Otherwise, they'd be waiting a couple weeks before smearing him.
Now be kind. Republicans are mentally ill.
ugh. i don't know what's more upsetting ... that reps stoop to this level, or that they might actually believe it's true, or -- the worst -- that this tactic might prove successful (again).
This is exactly why I can only stare at amazement when people say we have to nominate Obama because he's more "electable" than Hillary. He has never been up against anything like the massive--and massively unethical--unseen forces that would be raging against him in the general election. On what basis do people believe he can overcome them? How will he counter his name, his skin color, and the "otherness" his opponents will create around him? When Hillary says she has "experience," she's not just talking about time in office. She's talking about her decades-long battle against these lying sacks of shit.
That's "in amazement."
They make sure to include the middle name Hussein for some extra ZING
I called their office and they claim they have never posted anything about Barrack. I told him the address and he denied it... then asked if I were a Republican... I said yes... which he then said who did I vote for last time, and the time before, and then he kept saying "I am not going to take harrassing phone calls"
I suggest everyone continue to call this idiot... he claims he creates the content for the site.
P O Box 205
Vancouver WA 98666
7736 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665
info @ clarkcountygop.org
Yes, this is hugely dishonest and reprehensible. And I hope it further damages the Republicans' reputation.
However, Slog has also been less than honest here. The "Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background" is a *partial* quote which omits an (admittedly weasely, but still extant) "Some say that..." at the beginning.
This kind of thing reflects badly enough on those who perpetrate it. The full quote is bad enough; there is no reason to edit it to make it even worse.
Some say that Clark County Senators Don Benton and Joseph Zarelli are lovers:
Clark County Senators Don Benton and Joseph Zarelli are lovers.
You are now free to ask the Clark County GOP about that....
I love how Republicans confuse Obama with Keith Ellison on the whole "sworn into office with a Koran." Dumbfucks can't even tell one black person apart from another. Or they know their audience is retarded rednecks who won't care *where* they heard about a black man using a Koran, just that they heard it somewhere.
And yes, Obamatons, your candidate will get just as Swiftboated as Clinton. His sincerity and articulate passion will mean nothing to the Republicans. If they could shoot down Harold Ford with a *joke* about "miscegenation", what do you think they are going to do to a Black presidential candidate? For those crackers, it's going to be enough that Obama's *parents* were different colors.
This is not a reason not to support him, but don't keep echoing bullshit about how less polarized politics would be with Obama in the general election. It will be polarized either way because Republicans are evil crazy fuckers.
yessiree that's right.
this float above it all baloney plays well among the coasts, the college educated, the hip zip codes.
but it'll be smahsed into pieces by the GOP just like they smashed McGovern and Dukakis. And Kerry. And Gore.
WE need a goddamn street fighter like that b____ Clinton.
Where's ELI?! I can't believe we didn't get a live slog tonight on this debate. It was great!
Big Sven @15:
And yes, Obamatons, your candidate will get just as Swiftboated as Clinton.
Based on what has gone down so far, I can promise that if the general election pits Clinton (God forbid) and McCain against each other, the swift-boating will be taking place on behalf of the Clintons.
It appears that, if there's anything the Clinton machine has learned from George W. Bush's success, it is to out-Rove Rove.
@18 McCain has learned too, at least if SC is any indication
It wouldn't kill them to learn how to type.
oh, i got a response:
"Adam, I would be interested to know specificallyy what you consider to be factually incorrect?.
(By the way, throwing out the race card is always used by left wing radicals when they are -unable to intellectually debate the issues.)
The Republican Party is a party of all races. In fact President Bush has more Africa -Americans in his Cabinet that any of his Democrat predecessors (including Bill Clinton). You might want to educate yourself on issues of race by reading the book written by prominent African- American author Wayne Perryman titled "Unfounded Loyalty".
We have no issue with Obama's race whatsoever. (This must be what Hillary Clinton has to put up with in her race. Ridiculous charges of racism, not by her opponent, but by people like yourself ready and willing to fan the flames of racism where it does not exist.)
In researching his upbringing there is reason to wonder if he may feel a certain loyalty to a religion that has a faction that has vowed to destroy America. Read the article again Adam, do your own research on his background and then get back to me with specific facts that are not correct and if I am convinced it is factually incorrect, I will be happy to make the correction. "
"How will he counter his name, his skin color, and the "otherness" his opponents will create around him?" You are absolutely right, Matthew @9. Since the Republicans are sure to make an issue of these things, we Democrats simply have no choice but to nominate white people with comfortable, Anglo-sounding names. Whew, I feel much better already.
The Africa-Americans aren't members of the Democrat party?
@23 He is a Democrate get it right damn it.
The Chair of the Grays Harbor Republicans did the same thing. The local paper took her to task:
Snopes.com has an excellent take-down of this post/chain e-mail message (it's been forwarded to me verbatim).
1. So, you agree finally that Obama will be swiftboated?
2. What are these Rovian attacks by the Clintons you are complaining about? Don't just throw mud out there. Be specific. What in tarnation you talking about??
(Throwing mud ....not being specific...hmm who does that remind us of....?)
Please stop fighting brothers. We need to calm down, man. I'd finish this thought but my dog is in the subaru and we have to find a way to get coffee and kayak/run in the park.
Besides we have reservations for 8pm, could we hurry this up?
UnPC, I think you have a point, but it takes two parties to swift boat. Kerry wouldn't get down and dirty to fight those guys.
Whether Barak will remains to be seen.
AND, the article is down. suddenly, there is a different article with the same time stamp. apparently, they've been running an article about a canadian's perspective on the election since 1/17, and we are all just crazy.
Don't shoot the messenger, man (or woman..."KK" isn't very specific). It's not my fault this country might not be ready to elect a black man with a foreign-sounding name. I hope I'm wrong, I swear to God I do. And if Obama gets the nom, I'll go to the mat for him, no question. But as Big Sven said, there are still quite a few "retarded rednecks" out there who aren't looking for--or even hoping for--big breakthroughs in racial acceptance. Quite the opposite, actually.
We should have learned already, from the 2004 election, how backwards and stupid, how overtly fearful the general populace is out there. It's not my fault; at this moment in history, it's just true.
We'll get there, and we should continue striving to get there. But with the problems we have facing us over the next decade, is now the time to try and push the cultural envelope, or should we just make sure we get someone reasonably progressive in there who can get shit done?
I don't want to deal with President Right-Wing Asshat for 8 years because we're too idealistic. Do you?
@31: So basically, let's all race to the bottom? Yeah, that's a great plan. I particularly like the part where the Republicans portray Democrats as spineless sellouts who will compromise their ideals to get votes. That plays REAL WELL.
I particularly like the part where the Republicans portray Democrats as spineless sellouts who will compromise their ideals to get votes.
What are you talking about? Republicants aren't that subtle. They portray Democrats as wimps, traitors, Communists, and pedophiles.
The argument you're talking about is used by progressives against pragmatists such as myself and 95% of the rest of the HRC supporters.
Putting forth an electable candidate isn't the same thing as being a "spineless sellout" (like most members of the Democratic Congress have been). Aren't we bring uncomprimising enough trying to elect the first female president? Get off your fucking high horse and deal with reality.
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