They Have Some Nerve
Posted by Mike on December 12, 2007
I often sound like a broken record when discussing some of She Who Must Not Be Named’s campaign strategies. As many of you know, my least favorite of these tactics is the negative attack play. This is where SWMNBN responds to an attack by an opponent or one of the few media outlets who dares to criticize her by: (1) complaining about the attack, (2) proclaiming that she would rather discuss issues like (laundry list); and (3) avoiding anything resembling a discussion on those issues, thereby hiding her socialist views. I hate that tactic and she’s never called on it.
Another strategy SWMNBN has fallen back on is another one of her family’s old standbys, projection. According to this story, the SWMNBN campaign is criticizing Barack Obama for his past drug use. This takes some nerve. Although past drug use is nothing to be proud of, most people are willing to forgive a candidate for some past indiscretions, especially when that candidate uses that past as a lesson to young people. That’s beside the point though.
What’s amusing about SWMNBN criticizing another candidate for drug use is the fact that her husband faced the same problem back in 1992. Apparently, what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the cow.
One would imagine that Obama, preferably through a surrogate, would fight back. After all, Obama may have used drugs in his past, but at least he isn’t running around the country to tell young people that he’d do it again. Unfortunately, Obama is too weak to fight back. Once again, SWMNBN will have her cake and eat it too.