"If an incident from nearly a half century ago is the best arrow in your quiver, you're in trouble."
It's interesting how hypocritical right wingers can be. They have been caviling about President Obama's past since he started running in 2008. Now, when I mention something romney did "half a century ago," it's off limits. We still hear about President Obama's birth certificate, which he has produced and which officials in Hawaii certify as original and genuine. We still hear about him eating dog meat when he was six years old. Half the world eats dog meat. The only person I know who strapped his sick pet to the roof of a car as an adult is mitt romney.
"Do you really want the Republicans digging up more high school-era dirt on the president?""
The above statement implies that Republicans have dug up high school-era dirt on the president. I am not aware of any such digging or any such dirt. I'd love to have the author enlighten me.
"Mr. Obama has admitted in his first book that he attended class sporadically, drank heavily and used drugs enthusiastically during his junior and senior years. What you don't want is the Republicans trotting out medical experts raising questions about how such chemical abuse could have permanently affected Obama's brain as well as his judgment."
It's equally interesting how adding a word can change the meaning of a sentence significantly. President Obama drank and used drugs as did most of his generation. Nowhere does he use the word "sporadically," "heavily" or "enthusiastically." Adding those words changes the sentence from an accurate reflection of reality to a lie.
On a similar note, right-wingers had no problem with bush drinking and snorting cocaine while in college or attending his military duties "sporadically," when he was hiding from Vietnam in the Air National Guard.
Let Republicans "trot out medical experts" to "raise questions about how such chemical abuse could have permanently affected (President) Obama's brain as well as his judgement." Then let them explain how it didn't affect him negatively or let them explain how President Obama, with his "affected brain," is still smarter than george bush ever was.
The problem with romney's "prank" isn't that he pulled the prank when he was 18 years old. It isn't that he "can't remember it." The problem is that romney is continuing his "pranks." He is still bullying gay people. He is still picking on the poor. He continues to tyrannize the segments of society who are least able to defend themselves.
Accusing President Obama of eating dog meat when he was six seems to be among the "best arrow in [the] quiver" of the right wing. Eating dog meat was not illegal or immoral when and where it happened. Oppressing people is against the moral code romney claims to hold sacred.
I'm happy to talk about "who is best suited to fix the economy." It's a clear choice between someone who inherited a country on the brink of disaster and turned it into a success and someone who took companies on the brink of disaster and destroyed them for fun and profit.
If I might paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, "Let's find out what President Obama was drinking in college and get the rest of the politicians to drink it too."
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