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  •  They can't actually say "uppity" (5+ / 0-)

    so they use "presumptuous" - the new attack word. Soon it will be that he's a "presumptuous elitist."

    They can't attack his policies because he's been proven right by events so they take this route. The media seems determined to tear him down. It isn’t just Milbank. The article in the Times about Obama’s tenure teaching law has a negative slant. Whether it’s the print press or the cable shows, it seems like the word has gone out that we can’t let this guy get elected.

    To me this is worse than attacking his policies. Republicans are not going to let this die. We’ll e hearing this until the election. This is the kind of thing that sticks with voters. "Who does he think he is? He needs to be elected first."

    Failures of the media  brought us a bumbler and a fool. Now they’re jeopardizing the recovery of the country from the Bush years.

    This is from Bob Herbert yesterday  about the presumptuous attack.

    Let’s see if I’ve got this straight. Barack Obama is a United States senator, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his party’s candidate for president of the United States — and yet it was somehow presumptuous of him to meet with foreign leaders last week during his trip to the Middle East and Europe.

    I’ll say this about Senator Obama. He sure raises people’s hackles. I’ve never seen anyone so roundly criticized for such grievous offenses as giving excellent speeches and urging people of different backgrounds to take a chance on working together. How dare he? And 200,000 people turned out to hear him in Berlin. Unforgivable.

    The man has been taken to task for promoting hope, threatened with mutilation by Jesse Jackson for suggesting that a lot of black fathers could do better by their kids and had his patriotism called into question because he wants to wind down a war that most Americans would dearly love to be rid of.

    •  Herbert (0+ / 0-)

      the repugs want to try anything and see if it will stick. remember rev.wright. keep repeating the same accusation and see if they can get mileage out of it even if it is preposterous. we have to keep fighting back as they are at the kitchen sink stage.

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