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October 05, 2008

"Tell Them About The Real Barack Obama" [Kensington]

This really resonates for me, and I suspect I won't be the only one. Peter Robinson over at the Corner points to this eyewitness account of a speech given by Governor Sarah Palin last night in Burlingame, California.

The writer remarks that one part in particular really stood out:


So what played to this audience? What caused genuine applause? Well, one line, in particular: near the end of her twenty-minute speech, Sarah Palin told the audience that out on the hustings one comment from supporters has dominated, in frequency, all others: tell people about the real Barack Obama. She said this quietly, without drama. But: thunder, hoots, an ovation. It was the one real firework in her stump speech; yet from the cadence of the speech one could tell that it was not intended thus. Audiences know that standing up for one particular line in a political speech is reserved for positive lines—lines that honor someone, or declaim some principle, or express some affirmation, or promise some victory. Rarely are audiences moved to bolt from their chairs over a negative line. (They’re more likely to boo affectedly.) But Mr. Obama’s guile has created considerable resentment—so much, in fact, that even a flat recitation of his positions, with not a drought of oratorical flare, dazzles and refreshes and fires an audience.

Read the whole thing.

I'll tell you what: when I read that, I almost want to cry because it cuts right to the heart of how frustrating and maddening it is that this guy seems to be coasting to victory while most of the country knows nothing about how shady his background is, from the shoddiness of his record to the loathesomeness of his church to the sleaziness of his business associates.

Tammy Bruce elaborates upon all of this at her blog, focusing on how Obama's connection to the Trinity Church in and of itself should have been a deal breaker months ago. An excerpt:

We've heard Jeremiah Wright's sermons damning America and applauding the 9/11 attacks as our just deserts. Go to YouTube and refresh your memory if you need to. We've heard Wright's paranoid rants about sinister plots to spread AIDS, and Michael Pfleger's race baiting outburst against Hillary Clinton. We've heard the crowds react to these tirades with thunderous applause. It's clear that, whatever else may go on there, hatemongering and fear is the glue that holds this group together. Any decent man would leave that place immediately. If you had heard this sort of stuff from your own church or social group, wouldn't you have walked out and never returned? What can you say about a man that stays there and then brings the kids?

I truly believe that our only hope in winning this election is in hammering this guy day after day, over and over until his name isn't even Obama anymore but rather Obamaayersjeremiahwrighttonyrezkoinfanticide. I'm glad that the Saracuda is going there, and I hope very much that McCain will be joining her there soon.

"Tell them about the real Barack Obama." I hear that and I want to stand up and give an ovation, too.

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