Obama’s Spanish smear
ABC’s Jake Tapper has done a nice job picking apart Barry Obama’s latest smear of John McCain. This time, the hope machine is taking Rush Limbaugh quotes out of context and tying them to McCain in an effort to turn Latino voters against him. You can view the erroneous smear (in Espanol) at the ABC story.
One thing that’s surprising here is that the mainstream media are actually looking at Limbaugh’s comments in their context. Typically when media elites cover Limbaugh (particularly if there is some so-called scandal involved), they cherry-pick his words. The result is that readers and viewers who haven’t for themselves listened to what Limbaugh said are led to believe things about him that are based on a distortion. I would venture to say that most people who dislike Limbaugh base their dislike on distortions and misinformation. Every person who has expressed dislike of him to me has, without fail, admitted to not even listening to his program.
Regarding the Obama smear ad, Limbaugh has said the former community agitator is “stoking racism.” No news there. The Obama campaign has a sneaky way of making racism a campaign issue and was quite effective at doing this during the primary. Here’s how it works:
Obama or an Obama surrogate will make make a veiled attack on their opponent for injecting race into the campaign. The opposition, under threat of being labeled racist, will scramble to deny or rebut the accusation, thereby truly injecting race into the campaign.
This is what Obama did with the Clintons on a number of occasions, including Bill’s “fairytale” comment and Hillary’s Jesse Jackson/South Carolina primary statements.
The Obama camp tried, as I knew they would, to pull the same trick on McCain earlier in the campaign with Obama’s remarks about how his opposition would try to “scare” people about him because he doesn’t look like all the other presidents on dollar bills. Luckily, the McCain camp successfully dodged Obama’s race gambit – a major test he had to pass to get through this campaign.
Now that the Obama machine is back to pulling the race card in his latest ad, we have another opportunity to see how shamefully low he will stoop to obtain power.