A debate has been raging among Media Matters, Daily Kos, Gawker.com and Tommy Christopher over at Politics Daily over a Jake Tapper piece about President Obama playing the Hussein card as he speaks to the Muslim world. I have to agree with Christopher and come to Tapper’s defense.
For the past 8 years, we’ve done everything we possibly can to inflame American sentiments against Muslims, and to inflame middle-eastern Muslims against the United States.
I knew if we could get through the campaign without the Hussein part of Barack Hussein Obama completely overwhelming the percentage of the electorate with one word attention spans, this would suddenly become a feature as we explain to the peoples of the mideast that we’re not all oil-grabbing Christian Soldiers: we just had the misfortune to elect some of them to lead us.
Every few months the left wing noise machine forgets that it’s politics we’re playing here, and sometimes the shadows turn out larger and more influential than the characters who cast them. When we forget that, unpredictable results can occur. We got our ass handed to us by Lieberman; we made him a bigger monster than he would have been had we left him alone.
This is a damn good thing Obama’s doing, and its good journalism that points it out. We didn’t like the press cowed by the nationalist jingoism of Bush/Cheney, but we seem hell-bent to repeat it by not tearing up the pre-election talking points now that the Hussein card may turn out to be trump.