29 August 2008

29 August 2008 - Al Sharpton calls Osama bin Laden "Obama"

At the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week, the Obama campaign rolled out a not-so-new attack on Senator John McCain: that he lacks the "temperament" to lead. Or, to put it the way I've heard it on the street: that he's "crazy."

The MSM has parroted this line, most recently in reaction to McCain's surprise--and totally awesome--choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

This is how totalitarian regimes dismiss political dissidents: by declaring them insane. It is also how losing campaigns behave when they run out of ideas.

The "temperament" line was repeated last night by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who was interviewed during CNN International's coverage of Obama's acceptance speech in Denver.

Then Sharpton let this one slip:

"To all of those that have been saying, he needs to not, uh, just be lofty, he needs to bring the fight to McCain--well, he brought him there tonight. He challenged him to debate on temperament, and on his judgment, he laid out specifically his energy renewal plan, his tax cut plan, his ending tax cuts for the rich, his plan on dealing with foriegn policy, challenging why they didn't go after Obama..."

Check out the video at CNN (from 0:15 to about 0:42).

Fight the smears, right?

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