Monday, February 4, 2008
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Why Republicans feel OK about Obama
Peter Wehner, a former deputy assistant to President Bush, writes in the Washington Post about why Republicans have positive feelings towards Barack Obama:
What is at the core of Obama's appeal?I'd say this sums it up nicely, but the last point in particular should be stressed. Every single conservative I've talked to since the South Carolina primary has mentioned the Clinton comparison between Obama and Jesse Jackson -- and it left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. posted by Dan on 02.04.08 at 01:31 PM
Concern trolling at a high level; do not feed. Also, the notion that Clinton destroyed Starr is somewhere between laughable and contemptible.
Oh yeah, Wehner is also a political heir to the people who called MLK Martin Luther Coon, derided him as a Communist, fought his initiatives, fought the federal holiday and even now stick their fingers in America's racial wounds whenever it helps their partisan agenda. Your Republican establishment, disgusting as ever.posted by: Doug on 02.04.08 at 01:31 PM [permalink]
Wehner is credible? Here's one view:
"Writing days after the release of the final report on Saddam Hussein’s weapons programs …, [John] Neuhaus [of the magazine, First Things] chose to base his analysis not on the report itself but on a heavily redacted and deceptively interpreted version … provided … by Karl Rove’s White House deputy, Peter Wehner."
Damon Linker, The Theocons. Secular America Under Siege (New York: Doubleday, 2006), 137.
Deal Hudson has more on the White House role in misleading Roman Catholics, though it does not mention Wehner by name:
Daniel Tompkinsposted by: Dan Tompkins on 02.04.08 at 01:31 PM [permalink]
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