I'm a fan of liberal blogger Ezra Klein, but this may be the worst sports metaphor ever:

Since all political commentary is powered by sports analogies, let's take football here. The Clinton team is playing as if this will be decided on points. But in fact, it will be decided by judges, some of them empires, some of them representatives of the crowd, some of them big donors to the stadium. And those judges are terrified of pissing off their loyal fan base. The strategy here should be making the loyal fan base like you, not trying to pummel the other team. ...

Clinton, for her part, could have scored some points with this group by forcefully defending Obama on Wright. But every time she takes a shot at one of these racially-charged controversies, she makes her own nomination less likely. She may score a point, but she turns off more fans, and thus renders more judges unable to vote for her.

Extending Klein's football analogy further, Clinton fumbled the baseball through her five hole. She may be leading by two runs after the first period, but she'll never win Lord Stanley's pennant.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

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The double entendre has two edges, huh? On the one hand, it can be used to misdirect that defending Barry over having an anti-American, out-and-out racist for a minister and advisor is something that should be protected and nourished; that Obama is the actual victim. On the other hand, it blames Hillary for the reaction that the majority of Americans understandably (all except the ends-justify-the-means nazis among us) feel when faced with anti-Americanism that is hand-in-glove with racism; whether white or black.

Barrack Hussein Obama is at fault for this fiasco, not Hillary Clinton's justified criticism; along with the majority of Americans who still want God to bless American, not damn it.

Does your own criticism recognize that? Nope ... it misdirects the fault to Hillary, and disguised as a stylistic criticism of your otherwise radical idol ...

Should God damn America, Rogers? Or, is it okay to criticize that form of radical ideology, and those who pretend that America hating racist "advisors" are something to defend and invite into the Whitehouse, by proxy?


 

Should God damn America, Rogers?

You could ask that question of any number of preachers who have condemned America for its faults over the years, some of them as notable on the right as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. As I recall, Robertson threatened us in Florida with God's wrath in the form of a cat-5 hurricane, so grievous were America's sins.

I'm glad Obama gave the speech he did and put some distance between himself and his pastor's sentiments. But Obama's not his pastor, so the idea that we should damn him by association has never held much credence with me.

Your attempt to tar Obama with his pastor's words is as subtle as your reference to his middle name. I am surprised that so many people who are against Obama think he can be beaten with bush-league stunts like that. It's like me thinking, circa 1980, that Bedtime for Bonzo jokes would derail Reagan.


 

Extending Klein's football analogy further, Clinton fumbled the baseball through her five hole. She may be leading by two runs after the first period, but she'll never win Lord Stanley's pennant.

Best paragraph ever. Does Tadowe hang out at other people's websites and hassle them, too? I'd kinda like to see that.


 

Mikey gets personal, soto voce: "Does Tadowe hang out at other people's websites and hassle them, too? I'd kinda like to see that."

Why act disengenuous? Several posters here have presented search lists of my comments on various sites, and you could do the same if your 'question' was sincere, or your desire to peruse them anything but a snide lie.

Rogers avoids answering me quite well without your unnecessary ad libs about me, personally. Is that actually why you feel the need to misdirect the subject ... because you are embarrassed for your ex-roommate's obfuscations?

Rogers says, "You could ask that question of any number of preachers who have condemned America for its faults over the years, some of them as notable on the right as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. As I recall, Robertson threatened us in Florida with God's wrath in the form of a cat-5 hurricane, so grievous were America's sins."

I really get a kick out of this sort of calumny. The Left avoids any criticism of their 'preachers' while spinning-in-place like Topsy (no racial slur intended) over whatever blacklist (ditto) of conservative 'preachers' they have compiled for their cliche misdirections ....

"I'm glad Obama gave the speech he did and put some distance between himself and his pastor's sentiments. But Obama's not his pastor, so the idea that we should damn him by association has never held much credence with me."

Unreal! I'm actually laughing, and since such influences have been mentioned, immediately above! Republicans are certainly branded by the Left using religious conservatives as examples ... and here you are proving my contention(s) vis a vis hypocrisy and misdirection!

(Not to worry, Mikey can't see any of that ...)

"Your attempt to tar Obama with his pastor's words is as subtle as your reference to his middle name. I am surprised that so many people who are against Obama think he can be beaten with bush-league stunts like that. It's like me thinking, circa 1980, that Bedtime for Bonzo jokes would derail Reagan."

His middle name is PERTINENT, and especially at this time and where he has insisted on 'negotiations' with the human sacrificing sects of Islam. His 'preacher' is an obvious racist and blames only one race for slavery and especially Americans; one of the first nations to ban the practice and fighting a war that cost millions of lives to defeat the evil it represented. Which Americans does this 20 year influence on Obama single out as being deserving of damnation? Two of his friends are known racists and terrorists, or supported such 'resistance' to fellow Americans. Another is going to jail for graft and corruption ...

All of them are significan, all are open to question and the appearance that they may influence this candidate to be the most powerful leader in the world and defender of our security.

Oh, and Mikey, how about you? Can you make a statement on subject without the pointless ad hominem?


 

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