Tuesday, October 21, 2008

'Cause there ain't no free speech like chilled free speech

It hasn’t escaped our notice that in the past couple of weeks or so, after the ACORN indictments started piling up and the Obama/Ayers association got some traction, suddenly, as if on cue, the talking points came out of the DNC and the Sunday talkies and newspaper columns went abuzz with the “racism” that the McCain-Palin campaign was fomenting out on the trail.

E.J.Dionne of the WaPo in article here is typical of the spin about the rise of the fringe right and of knight riders within the ranks of the GOP in the most wistfully hopeful tone:

“Are we witnessing the re-emergence of the far right as a power in American politics? Has John McCain, inadvertently perhaps, become the midwife of a new movement built around fear, xenophobia, racism and anger?”

Of course, he stretches to come up with any evidence of this. Apparently, Sarah Palin going after unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers is off limits because it evokes the guilt-by-association tactics of the 50s and 30s and he forgets that the “Obama is a Muslim” charge got started back in the primaries with Clinton Inc. And even the incident in Scranton, PA, where on the word of a single reporter, Big Media went nuts with the alleged “kill him” shout, has remained completely unfounded.

And despite having sufficient cover from Big Media, Suit’s surrogates are not content with just that. We now have writers at HuffPo requesting that the Secret Service investigate the McCain-Palin campaign “for inciting crowds at rallies to make threats against a presidential candidate.” And now, Obama’s General Counsel, Robert F. Bauer has formally requested an investigation by the U.S. Attorney General of the McCain-Palin campaign for their “…systematic development and dissemination of unsupported, spurious allegations of vote fraud.”, or what may also be referred to as: “…talking about what’s been in the news of late.”

So, were left to wonder: Is this the sort of behavior exhibited by people so deluded by HopenChange that they lash out in a completely irresponsible, irrational and Constitutionally-suspect manner or rather is this the new(?) mindset and M.O. of the liberal-Left that has found a comfortable home within the confines of Camp Obama? Re-education, anyone? We’re kind of thinking it’s a big ol’ steaming pile of both.

Standby for more of the same.

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