Monday, September 29, 2008

Kristol to McCain: Play the 'Wright' card!

This is what panic looks like.

In a largely incoherent op-ed today, NYT columnist Bill Kristol advises John McCain to go full-metal racist in a last-ditch attempt to save his candidacy.

[Obama] also has radical associates in his past.

The most famous of these is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and I wonder if Obama may have inadvertently set the stage for the McCain team to reintroduce him to the American public. On Saturday, Obama criticized McCain for never using in the debate Friday night the words “middle class.” The Obama campaign even released an advertisement trumpeting McCain’s omission.

The McCain campaign might consider responding by calling attention to Chapter 14 of Obama’s eloquent memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” There Obama quotes from the brochure of Reverend Wright’s church — a passage entitled “A Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness.”

So when Biden goes on about the middle class on Thursday, Palin might ask Biden when Obama flip-flopped on Middleclassness.
Kristol is urging Sarah Palin to invoke Jeremiah Wright in the context of the economy. Yes, I'm sure that would be very well-received. It's not as though Palin is already an object of ridicule over her tendency to respond with outrageous non-sequiturs to perfectly reasonable questions.

I have no doubt that McCain would benefit greatly from his running mate exposing herself to charges of bigotry by trying to re-inflame the racial tensions of the Jeremiah Wright episode.

Follow that advice, John McCain. There is nobody smarter than Bill Kristol. He is right about everything. Remember when he said there was no history of animosity between the Sunni and Shia of Iraq? Look how well that turned out!

So, yes, you should absolutely re-brand McCain/Palin '08 as a white supremacist hate group. That's change you can believe in.

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