February 23, 2008

Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher was a riveting display of the dishonest attacks on Barack Obama by the wingnut paparazzi. Rep. Jack Kingston is in his usual wanker form and brings out the most ludicrous talking points to lead the way.

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Kingston promotes the false wingnut position that Obama won't say the pledge of allegiance and refuses to wear his American flag lapel pin. Funny, I didn't see Kingston wearing a pin either. He must hate America too.

Heather makes a few observations:

Frum justifies McCain's back peddling on torture as a practical solution on dealing with terrorists. Taibbi calls him out and asks what does that tell you about that wing of your party if we can't even take a stand against the Spanish Inquisition.

Kingston is lying about what Michelle Obama said. She did come out and clarify her statements later and he's ignoring that.

Kingston saying Obama is applying for the "number one cheer leading slot for United States of America". So the President's job is to cheer lead?

Kingston says Obama still wants to bomb Pakistan. He ignores that Bush said the same thing about going after Bin Laden if an exact location was known .

Taibbi on McCain and how he wants to do more bombing and how his idiot civilian commanders wouldn't let him bomb more targets during Vietnam. He's continued to say we've never done enough air strikes in any conflict we've been in and lists them. Kingston says it means he wants to win the war and bring the guys home.

Frum says Obama goes off on these "windy cascades" where people look to politics to transform their lives rather than to actually run the country. The candidate he's more sympathetic to is Clinton and that people will go back later after I guess Obama has destroyed the country. Obama thinks there's a special magic that comes from a Presidential meeting and has a great over estimation about the power of his own personality and he's been drinking his own bath water.

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