January 23, 2007

Win-Win Hillary and Barak

If you can slam one enemy and make it look like another enemy did it, that’s a win-win for you, but the world of honest people loses.

Recently, right wing talk took off with the supposed information that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was releasing information about Barak Obama being educated in a “madrassa” - an extreme Muslim school.

It’s not true, something that took 2 seconds to check.

  • It’s a win to right-wing extremists if people associate Obama with Muslim extremism.
  • It’s a win if they buy into the idea that Clinton’s campaign started the rumor.

So far, there is as little evidence for the latter as there is for the former. That is to say, no evidence.

Right wing hit squads are starting early and hard-hitting with the lies. This “twofer” is clever enough that plenty of people are already falling for it.

This time, blame Fox News and the Moonies.

Pfth. Bereft of their war fever, is this what the right wing is going to run on?

Update:

Text of Obama’s office’s response.

To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Furthermore, the Indonesian school Obama attended in Jakarta is a public school that is not and never has been a Madrassa.
Posted by James at January 23, 2007 5:29 PM
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God ... some guy called my show about this today. Moron!

Posted by: Keri at January 23, 2007 8:13 PM

Yes, and it seems that people either fall for the "madrassa" garbage or get drawn into the Hillary Hit Squad garbage.

People are so smart!

BTW - I posted this after listening to that exchange on your show.

Posted by: James at January 23, 2007 10:11 PM

Added a quick update to this entry, Obama's response.

Posted by: James at January 24, 2007 2:52 PM

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