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I remember Bill was a Rocky Top Brigadier. Back when R. Neal was South Knox Bubba and the world was good. I used to think a little better of Hobbs than this… I guess being a party apparatchnik has changed him some.

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  • RW

    Okay when “my guy does it”, not okay with the other guy does it. Really, I remember when the “Felix” thing was the cause du jour for the left side of politics.

    Were they party apparatchnicks?

    That said, if someone is seeking to “Islamify” Obama, it won’t work – by the time summer comes along, EVERYONE will know that he’s certainly no muslim, despite his name.

  • Oh, I always thought the “Felix” thing was silly, too… ‘Course, Bill is playing up the anti-semite angle as well, and that dog seriously won’t hunt. He does come across a lot more clueless in his pressers than he ever did on his blog. I’m just sayin’.

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  • RW

    He does come across a lot more clueless in his pressers than he ever did on his blog. I’m just sayin’.

    What’s striking to me is that the “he dressed up like a muslim”, the drug-selling-angle, the “I’ll do the spade work”, the “Bill has dated more black women than Barack” and the “well, Jesse Jackson also did well in South Carolina, so what are you supposed to expect from those people” trial balloons came from the Clintons or their camp. Not that I’m surprised that they did it, but that they’ve been so blatant.

    Doesn’t matter, though, the “the Republicans are racists” campaign is due to go into full bore for a good 8 and a half months starting in about 6 days. The campaign between two honorable men is about to turn into an ugly adventure taken part on behalf of each man’s supporters. I’m old enough to know that a good number of people who are of the “I don’t like their policies, but I prefer to debate the merits” camp (I’m talking strictly about the internet folks & letter writers, not professional pundits/pols) will steer into “God, I hate those @#$%@%ers” territory in a matter of months.

    Mark. My. Words.

    This is going to make the Clinton Chronicles or the Rathergate attempt look like Sesame Street.

    Starting in March, we’re going to have a verbal race barrage like we haven’t seen since the 60s. Or, since the last episode of the Chappel Show, whichever is more to your preference. :)

  • Buck

    Doesn’t matter, though, the “the Republicans are racists” campaign is due to go into full bore for a good 8 and a half months starting in about 6 days.

    And that is extremely frustrating.

    It is kinda like being raised in the South. Lots of folks assume that since you were born and raised in what used to be the Confederacy then you are a rebel flag waving lunatic who believes black people should be picking cotton.

    And it is an exercise in futility to try and engage those folks in a rational discussion about the real reasons for the Civil War.

    How about giving me a quick history of the “Felix” thing. I am not aware of it.

  • RW

    The Webb campaign and the left side of the internet went on a “George Felix Allen” barrage when they were attempting to link Senator Allen with being some sort of aristocrat. It’s certainly not the first time a campaign has done that – I remember 41 calling Pete Dupont “Pierre” – but it is peculiar to me that people are going ape@#%^ over a radio talk show host or internet blogger(s) stating someone’s name in an attempt to besmirch them (remember when Rick Santorum was “Little Ricky”?) when an actual candidate of their own party willingly and knowingly use that same tactic to the sound of crickets less than two years ago.

    As with everything, condemning an act depends on which ox is being gored.

    His name’s Hussein. Hey, he didn’t choose it any more than George Allen chose “Felix” or Huckabee chose his last name. Cripes, the name “Obama” isn’t ethnic enough?!!!!!!

    I’m often asked if I prefer “Rick” over “Ricky” or maybe “Richard”, since I’m to understand that the “Y” at the end of my name is supposedly correlated with what a kid would be called (apparently, Johnny Bench, Jimmy Carter, Jerry Lewis and Tony Bennett are taken less seriously because of their names). When I say “my mom put Ricky on the birth certificate, not Richard, because she named me Ricky”, things usually go over without a hitch (although I have no problem – zero – with being called Rick….really). But, I truly don’t get how “Tom Thompson” is more adult than “Tommy Thompson” or “Rick West” is more adult than “Ricky West”. I guess since I could probably kick the ass of 95% of the folks who would’ve maybe attempted to use my name as a joke in a serious manner (being abnormally large does have its advantages, after all), I haven’t come under that issue first-hand, so it’s not like it’s ever REALLY bothered me. :) I’ve just always wondered….if I can take Wolf Blizter or someone named Cronkite seriously, I can take a “Felix” or a “Hussein” seriously.

    Methinks its trying to align him with Saddam more than aligning him with his heritage.

    About being in the south: come on, you know that you skate away completely clean if you say “oh, I’m a Democrat”. Then, you’re one of the ‘good’ southerners. (I say that jokingly only because in my experience, it’s 100% accurate). :) When I was a Democrat, I never – ever – encountered that. Only when I moved rightward did my humanity towards my black bretheren come into play (oh, and it makes you a redneck, too).

  • Buck

    About being in the south: come on, you know that you skate away completely clean if you say “oh, I’m a Democrat”.

    Yeah. But when they find out that I align myself more with anarcho-capitalists they really, really have me by the balls :-)

  • RW

    Let me follow up to the above, since part of it reads like a screed against the lefty blogosphere: I mean that folks like Chris Matthews & Howard Fineman weren’t going on and on about how vicious and derisive Jim Webb’s planting of “Felix” into George Allen’s name was or how it was a precursor to nasty politics….oh, no, back then that was smart & sly politics and was sure to damage George Allen.

    THIS TIME, though, it’s nasty & condemnable.

    Gosh, wonder what changed? I’ll tell ya, HOPE!

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