When Will Obama Actually Live Up to His Self-Set Standard?
Not this year apparently.
By Erick Posted in 2008 | Clayton Williams | John McCain | Obamafiles — Comments (16) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
John McCain moved a fundraiser from Clayton Williams's house down in Texas after the left highlighted a 1990 joke Williams made about rape.
You read that right. 18 years ago Clayton Williams said something he has lived to regret and John McCain, upholding the standards that McCain set and lives by, required that the fundraiser be moved to somewhere else.
While the media is still going ga-ga over Obama's Father's Day speech with "a shaming challenge to African-Americans," the media is not holding Obama to the standard Obama sets for himself.
Evan Gahr notes that rapper Jay-Z
who raps about “b------,” “hoes” and “n-----,“ even urged voters to support Obama in a robo-call for the March 4 Ohio primary and caucus. The equally foul-mouthed rapper Will.I.am, whose hit songs include “I love my B----,” has hyped Obama in two widely-viewed videos posted on YouTube.
met with the rap giant Ludacris in his Chicago office. Ludacris, who Pepsi dropped as a spokesman in 2004 after Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly exposed his putrid lyrics, said afterwards that Obama felt like family to him. In March 2007 Ludacris, whose hit songs include “Move B----,” headlined an Obama fundraiser in Atlanta.
As Evan Gahr points out, Obama has claimed to take on rappers, but it really looks like he's on their take instead.
John McCain set a standard that he lived by when he moved a fundraiser from Mr. Williams's home. Barack Obama set a standard that he refuses to live by. It's just for show.