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August 02, 2008

Obama: That Dollar Bill Thing? Yeah, I Was Talking About My Being Black. Credulous And Fawning Media Hit Hardest. UPDATE: Not Everyone Got The Memo

After spending a couple days denying that obvious, Obama admits that his "You know, heís new, heís... doesnít look like the other presidents on the currency, you know, heís got a, heís got a funny name" remark did refer to his being black.

"I donít think itís accurate to say that my comments have nothing to do with race," Obama said. "Here's what I was saying and I think this should be undisputed: That I donít come out of central casting, when it comes to presidential races. For a whole range of reasons. Iím young, Iím new to the national scene, my name is Barack Obama, I am African American, I was born in Hawaii, I spent time in Indonesia. I do not have the typical biography of a presidential candidate. What that means is that Iím sort of unfamiliar and people are still trying to get a fix on who I am, where I come from, what my values are and so forth in a way that might not be true if I seemed more familiar."

I love the contorted double negative at the beginning.

So, let's do the under the bus body count on this one...his own spokesman, the blogging editors of the NY Times and most of the rest of the media.

Andrea Mitchell, who volunteered to serve as Obama's chief defender and attacker of McCain on this matter, was unavailable for comment.

A note to the Obama masses in the media...in case you haven't noticed you and what credibility you have are disposable. But fear not, for while you may be laughed at in this lifetime, the Obamassiah will surely reward you in the next.

Update: Heh. Senator Mel Martinez, who believe it or not is a Republican, says Obama did not play the race card.

"I think we should be in a post-racial environment," said Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., a supporter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., "I think Sen. [Barack] Obama has done an admirable job of that. I don't think he has race-baited. I think he has been very good about that."

What a wonderful bit of bi-partisanship. A Republican more protective of Obama than Obama is!


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