The Countdown begins
by Socraticsilence, Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 01:32:57 PM EDT
Given the efficacy of Sean Hannity in shaping the agenda for the Clintonistas on here and the supposedly Obama-leaning MSM (see: Wright, Ayers, etc.) I watched H&C last night to try and find out what tomorrow's smear will be, the conclusion--- Obama attended the Million Man March!
Now, before I get to the meat of this smear, I need to point out that Hannity read Obama's comments on the March, brought on one of the right's patented minority commentators who hate on their own group (see: Malkin, Michelle) in this case Ward Connerly and then got shutdown as Connerly actually agreed with virtually all of Obama's analysis of the March. Obama in 1995 did what he's been doing all along, calling out the fringes of both sides and criticizing some speakers at the MMM for fomenting racial hatred and division, he then called for AAs to lift themselves up, Hannity of course read this in a tone which suggested Obama was calling out the "white Devil" which made it pretty hilarious when his handpicked AA sockpuppet said Obama was prescient.
The meat of this smear seems to be that Obama attended the Million Man March, Wright attended the Million Man March, Farrakhan was a sponsor of the Million Man March, and thus Obama agreed with everything Farrakhan or anyother speaker said at the March (yes, I realize that this smear directly contradicts what Obama actually said about the march at the time but hey intellectual consistency has never been Hannity's strong suit he makes Rush look like Mencken and O'reily like O'Rourke). The obvious subliminal hint is that Obama is Black and will invade the capital with those scary people (probably make "Who Shot Ya" into the new national anthem and replace "Hail to the Chief" with "Big Pimpin'" -- though I doubt conservatives have ever heard "Who Shot ya").
And so I'm left with the question how long until the first diaries begin to appear denoucnign Obama for attending the Million Man March?