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Effectual opposition FAIL

July 10, 2008

What is the matter with the Democratic party in the USA? First they have this terrible internecine slaughter of a primary that divides the base so much that many erstwhile Clinton supporters now say that they're going to vote for McCain(!), and now this.

In an aside to another guest after a Fox News Channel interview on Sunday, Jackson had said Obama had been talking down to black people and added: "I want to cut his nuts out." Initially, news organisations had hesitated to broadcast the off-air derogatory remarks. CNN's Wolf Blitzer said: "It's so crude we can't repeat it on the air." ... Jackson, who has known Obama's wife, Michelle, for years, made his remarks in what he thought was an off-air moment during an interview with Fox television.

WTF? He had a Fox News mic on him and he blithely assumed it would be off and made a remark like that? Don't Democratic politicians realise that for them the hyper-partisan Fox News is distinctly enemy territory? How careless can you get FFS? Democrats, the only safe assumption to make while you are on the premises of Fox News is that everything you say and do is being recorded and comport yourself accordingly. Do not say anything that you wouldn't want broadcast on national TV.

Cripes, and we wonder why the Republicans keep winning elections despite being a bunch of venal, corrupt, rapacious, elitist, hypocritical, economy-wrecking warmongers. The modern US Democratic party must be the least effective opposition party in the history of western democracy.


Posted by Jonah at July 10, 2008 9:24 AM



Posted by: The Voice of Doom at July 17, 2008 3:42 PM

and he wonders why he was considered to be potential presidential material......

Posted by: eelz at July 18, 2008 3:14 PM

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