Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tidbits: In between Wisconsin and Hawaii

In Hillary's haste to jump aboard the populist bandwagon, she slams hedge funds as not being real "work" like the one where her daughter Chelsea works.

Ben Smith hits Clinton campaign where it hurts, just like how Bill hit Obama for beings presumably only a black candidate who won South Carolina, like Jesse Jackson. He asks, who's Jesse now?

Machinists union president opens mouth, inserts foot.

"Yes we can? Give me a break," he said.

He also compared Obama with "Janus, the two-faced god" of Roman mythology. He called him "silver tongued" and a "thespian" and "the man in love with the microphone."

"He’s not just a trained thespian, he’s a terrific shadow boxer. You know the type. Outside the ring, he pretends he can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee," he said. "But Barack Obama is no Muhammad Ali. He took a walk every time there was a tough vote in the Illinois state Senate. He took a walk more than 130 times. That’s what a shadow boxer does. All the right moves, all the right combinations, all the right footwork, but he never steps into the ring. He walks away from the fight.”

I don't think this is going to help allegations of race baiting much at all. Also, making assertions like "He also drew a contrast between the “editor of the Harvard Law Review or a fighter for working families." doesn't work so much when Hillary and Bill went to Yale Law, so it's kinda galas to macintoshs. And in terms of stepping away from the fight, I believe that it's Hillary's health care plan that went down in flames.

Ugh, we need to get over this old kind of thinking.

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