Monday, January 22, 2007

Gentlemen, Start Your Smear Engines

Jesus, the guy wasn't even an announced candidate when it started:

A typical example from a currently-circulating email that started last year sometime:

Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (black muslim) of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas. (white atheist).

When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced and his father returned to Kenya. His mother married Lolo Soetoro -- a Muslim -- moving to Jakarta with Obama when he was six years old. Within six months he had learned to speak the Indonesian language. Obama spent "two years in a Muslim school, then two more in a Catholic school" in Jakarta. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim while admitting that he was once a Muslim, mitigating that damning information by saying that, for two years, he also attended a Catholic school.
And it's only going to get worse. Now that he's officially in the running, wait for the wingnuttery to pull all the stops. I'll bet you will never hear once on rightwing radio his name mentioned without that unfortunate middle name being included.

Oh, and about those smear emails? As always, you can learn the truth at the Urban Legends website or you can check it out at

Not that reality will make a difference to the Moron-Americans who buy into this bullshit, but at least you will know the truth.


C-dell said...

I hate that why must people put down their opponents in a campaign. Why can't people just run on the facts and capabilities.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Hitler will be smiling in his grave, by the time this one's done!!

Anonymous said...

But really, did he even have a chance? He's done very little worth national recognition (read: be the President) and to me is just another nice guy with a great smile and no real sense or idea of what it takes to run the White House. I honestly believe he'd be worse than Bush and that is saying something.

Same for Hiliary. You shouldn't be President when the appeal factor is your gender. Am I wrong?

Unknown said...

I found your comment this morning that had the link to the parodies. Thanks so much! I laughed till I cried.
Per the War on Obama, I expect the original pre-announcement mud-slinging may have been started by the pro-Hillary camp. I personally like Obama and think he's the most promising in the field so far.
Ehver green, it's debatable that experience in an executive mansion or senate gives one the credentials to run a White House. Bush was governor but dare I say he's been a total asshat as president.
As a flaming moderate, I see problems on both sides of the fence.

Farnsworth68 said...

Here's what Morgan is talking about, a hyperlink I left on a song parody appearing on her blog, The Token Hippie