Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How Low Will Republicans Go?

I had an earlier post about how I thought the Republicans would go after Obama.

Well it seems they are trying another tactic. Actually it is an old tactic that the Bush White House became famous for.

Here's a story form the Des Moines Register about what Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa said about Obama. Here are some of the low lights:

King aroused outrage among Democrats when he said in an interview Friday with an Iowa radio station and newspaper that Obama's "middle name does matter" because "they read a meaning into that, the rest of the world - it has a special meaning to them.

"They'll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name," King said. "They'll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was and because of his posture that says, 'Pull out of the Middle East. Pull out of this conflict.' "

King goes on to say:

"I don't see that I have made a factual or judgment error. What I see are some people that are super-sensitized and I apparently have touched their nerve," the Republican from Kiron said in an interview with The Des Moines Register. "No one has rebutted my argument, so I have to say I must be right."

Or maybe the vast majority of people think you are so incredibly stupid that it's not worth wasting the time rebutting an argument from a moron.

To McCain's credit his campaign did release a statement condemning the remarks and then went one step further:

Monday night, a spokes-woman for McCain emphasized the senator's unhappiness with King's remarks.

"The senator rejects the type of politics that degrade our civics and this campaign will be about the future of our country," Crystal Benton said. "Senator McCain could not be clearer on how he views these types of comments and obviously that view extends to Congressman King's statement."

How sad or I guess how expected that this is the route some Republicans will take after all if you have nothing to run on smear the opponent any way you can.

This time, I hope, the American public will see this for exactly what it is.

1 comment:

Arthur Schenck said...

King is a moron. BUT, doesn't McCain still get the benefit of it? By attacking King, they help keep his slanders alive, and that will help McCain. That's something Karl Rove would've done--loosed an attack dog, then issue a condemnation to make sure the attack gets more press while making the candidate seem like he's on the high road. Republicans have done that sort of thing often and with such intensity that it's really hard to see any pure motives on the part of McCain's campaign.