Sunday, February 24, 2008

Becky, Obama, and Uncle Joe Stalin ... ?

The irrepressible Girl in Short Shorts is at it again, with Comrade Obama and the Hot Air Express, an thoughtful examination of both the potential vapidity of Barack Obama's rhetoric and the incredibly stupid depths to which his critics will sink.

Here's just a taste:

It is the type of argument one might expect out of the Ron Paul Investment Letter, or one of Ann Coulter's good books, but this bullshit spilled forth from the empty skull of Lisa Schiffren in the National Review:

“And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics.”

Yes, Lisa actually made that argument, and after seeing it in print, did not feel like killing herself.

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