Saturday, November 1, 2008


Is that even the way you spell "wracking"?

It should be a no brainer.

But obviously there's a kind of pathology out there that refuses to see Obama as the fellow U. S. citizen he is, as the son of a white mother raised by her and white grandparents, as a basically working-class kid who through his, and his mother's and grandparents', hard work and his brainpower succeeded beyond most kids' dreams, and who is obviously one of the most intelligent, reasonable, well-balanced, farsighted (in the sense of having a long view of the future and what's needed to make sure it is an improvement from what we have now rather than even more disastrous) candidates we've ever had for president, and certainly the most of those things of anyone in this year's race.

But instead, this pathology casts him as everything from a throwback to some radical Communist past before he was born that was dead and buried not long after he was born, to a Muslim trojan horse. (Surveys show that 25% of Texans still think he's a Muslim). (Well, all you have to do is read some of the rightwing comments I get on this blog to see what the pathology sounds like.)

Hopefully, Obama's trust in the intelligence and innate goodness of the "American people" will be proven correct, and not some of his supporters' doubts about that.


Anonymous said...

Hi MIke,

I LOve your Blog ! Just want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the Best for the New Year. I aim to be at the telephone bar January 8th.


Lally said...

Same to you Sholto. I'll see you on the 8th.