Oh, come on. Just when the taste of fetid political horseshit begins to leave your mouth, along comes a picture of Obama wearing the traditional robes of a Somali elder leaked by the [fill in whomever] campaign to re-stoke the fears that Barack is somehow going to make our daughters wear burqas and recite the Koran. Excuse me, is it fucking 1954 again? Because if it is, I’ll get my wife to give me a foot massage in the Barcalounger so I can daydream of lunchtime at the office when I pork my secretary.
Obama shouldn’t have to defend himself against such things, because it brings ugly, thoroughly false suggestions into the realm of possibility, but we all saw what happened with the Swift Boating of 2004. Thus each of these pathetic smears, no matter how small, should be squashed with overwhelming force. So here it is, slowly: it would take a 3rd-grader’s education to remember that many foreign dignitaries adopt the singular dress of the countries they visit – it’s a sign of “respect”, you know, like not wearing a “POPE CAN SUCK MY BALLS” T-shirt when you visit the Vatican.
If you don’t understand the picture of Obama, and it makes you think he might sympathize with terrorists, you need to find the nearest crowbar and hit yourself in the face. As hard as you can. Seriously, I’ll wait.
Here’s the simple truth: it is not George Bush’s fault he won in 2004. It is not Ralph Nader’s fault. It is not Swift Boat assholes’ fault that Kerry lost in 2004. IT IS THE FAULT OF THE VOTERS WHO WERE SIMPLY FAR TOO STUPID TO VOTE INTELLIGENTLY. Did you ever vote for Ralph Nader? I’m sorry, that was really goddamn stupid. Oh no, I get why you did it, no need to explain, I’ve heard it all before. But it was still moronic. And it wasn’t just moronic in retrospect, it was moronic at the time.
Were you swayed by the Swift Boat ads? Did you get cold feet after Bin Laden delivered his message before the 2004 election? Did you fall for all the terrorist alerts every time something good happened for the Democrats? Well, you deserved what you got, don’t you think?
As for the picture of Obama, if the Clinton campaign was behind it, they’re disgusting – and if they weren’t, they should have come out today with a strong condemnation against it, instead of guilelessly shrugging and seeing where it takes them. You can’t control the behavior of ignorant voters, who would probably vote for Huckabee, shave their heads and buy purple Nikes if a comet told them to. But you can control your own behavior, and you can certainly conduct yourself with a remnant of integrity.