Turning the tables
August 1, 08, 1:11 pm
Filed under: barack obama, John McCain, obama, politics, race card, racism | Tags: , , ,

After Barack Obama’s latest inflammatory comments in Missouri, John McCain has finally decided to call BS on his opponent’s repeated attempts to put words of prejudice in his mouth:

“I’m disappointed that Sen. Obama would say the things he’s saying,” McCain told reporters in Racine, Wis.

McCain said he agreed with campaign manager Rick Davis’ statement earlier that “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”

A chagrined but typically arrogant Obama campaign responded through the mouthpiece of chief strategist David Axelrod:

“Nobody reported it as a racial comment. … The only time this became an issue was when (McCain campaign manager) Rick Davis and their campaign decided to kick it up and make it a racial issue,” Axelrod said on NBC’s “Today.”

Nice try Dave… but no.   It was clear to anyone who heard it that it was a racial comment and the ‘racist’ label you are now trying to pin on McCain is not sticking — though it is very tacky I must say. The only reason race has become an issue is because your candidate has insisted on bringing it up no less than four times in the past two months. All that is happening now is that the McCain camp is finally exposing it for the incisive dogsqueeze that it is.

I have to wonder — was Obama’s campaign expecting this?  Because they are coming across as if they weren’t prepared for anyone to actually examine this rhetoric. But maybe I’m wrong — maybe an angry response was just what they wanted. Perhaps they were hoping Johnny would take the bait so that they could then accuse HIM of being racist. Either way it’s making THEM look very foolish.

But hey, at least Jesse Jackson should be happy. The two are pretty much at eye-level now.


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