David Kirkpatrick

March 17, 2008

Obama announces major speech tomorrow

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:53 pm

Obama is planning a speech tomorrow to cover the flap over his ex-pastor and on the issue of race in this campaign. If nothing else a speech directly addressing race should undercut the Clinton strategy of quiet, assumed racism.

As a political team the Clintons’ are certainly compiling quite the track record. In the 90s they completely sold the gay and lesbian community down the river. Now in the late-oughts, they are giving the black community the same treatment.

Anyone who wants to argue the Bob Johnson, Ferraro, et. al., comments were not sanctioned from within the Clinton camp and were not clear statements of racism must be either working for the campaign, be phenomenally deluded, or may just be a tad soft in the head.

From the link:

Barack Obama will give a major speech on “the larger issue of race in this campaign,” he told reporters in Monaca, PA just now.

He was pressed there, as he has been at recent appearances, on statements by his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

“I am going to be talking about not just Reverend Wright, but the larger issue of race in this campaign,” he said.

February 24, 2008

Nader’s latest folly from the inside

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 9:45 pm

James Fallows blogs at theAtlantic.com, and has a background working under Ralph Nader. His take on the presidential run announcement is it’s a farce. And it saddens him.

From the linked post:

I will always like and respect Ralph Nader and will always admire the wonderful things he has done. But I wish to God that he had not made this decision, or will reverse it soon. (And, I am sorry that saying this will make me an enemy in his eyes.)

James, I hate to break the news, but any attention whore who’s so thin-skinned they would turn a friend into an enemy for speaking the truth is not worthy of respect or admiration. Nader is a pompous fraud.

Nader announces presidential bid

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:51 pm

That gigantic sucking sound you hear is the last shred of Ralph Nader’s credibility leaving the atmostphere. Yep, he’s running on a third-party ticket once again.

The man is less than a punch-line. Any cranks or malcontents who vote for him “as a protest” deserve all the angst and petty pique that fills their days.

From the link:

“You take that framework of people feeling locked out, shut out, marginalized and disrespected,” he said. “You go from Iraq, to Palestine to Israel, from Enron to Wall Street, from Katrina to the bumbling of the Bush administration, to the complicity of the Democrats in not stopping him on the war, stopping him on the tax cuts.”

“In that context, I have decided to run for president,” Nader told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Good luck, Ralph. I’m sure a lot of your voters from 2000 are still having parties rejoicing that pull of the lever.