When a post was made on Huffington Post the other day with a picture of Bill Clinton standing with Joe Lieberman, who was in black face, the wingnuts came out looking for blood. They started talking about the racist left and how hypocritical we are. Of course Matt Drudge was one of the wingnuts jumping on this bandwagon.
So now I must ask the question - what in the hell does this mean?
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Now I know what Drudge is saying - that the race for McKinney's seat is getting rough politically, but why show a picture of the two African American candidates and subtitle it "Nasty Race..."? Here is the article the link goes to:
The closer Cynthia McKinney and Hank Johnson get to Tuesday's runoff, the nastier the race seems to be getting.
At a community forum Thursday night in North DeKalb, the two candidates for the Fourth Congressional District again traded barbs in their efforts to secure crucial votes.
And for one of the first times publicly, Johnson took off the gloves. After McKinney accused him of being under the thumb of Republicans because of the money he has gotten from GOP-leaning donors, he struck back.
"I can accuse her of being under the control of terrorists, but I won't" Johnson said, because of the money that her campaign has gotten from Muslim interests.
On the current crisis in the Middle East McKinney said that the U.S. must be an "honest broker." She said that the United States shouldn't be giving support and arms to Israel to fight against Lebanon, and their fighters who are "throwing rocks."
"We have to deal fairly with all countries. We have to deal with Palestinians, Israelis, Arabs, Muslims and Jews equally," said McKinney, who called for a cease-fire. "All religious and ethnic groups have to be respected equally."
And the AJC's article is appropriately titled "McKinney, Johnson trade barbs again".
Now this makes one wonder why Drudge, who was quick to jump on a picture published on a left wing blog as being "racist", would resort to this kind of journalism a short 48 hours later. Now this is a case of "practice what I preach not what I do".
And Matt - perhaps a more appropriate headline would have been "Nasty Congressional Race". One word would have made all the difference. True I guess if Tony Snow or Mitt Romney would have wrote it then we would be talking about "Tar Baby Race".