Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More race baiting

Another McCain ad, another juxtaposition of scary black Franklin Raines with a poor, defenseless, old white woman. These jokers have no shame, and it's quite clearly an effort to bait Obama into an argument about race. Steve Schmidt makes Karl Rove look downright chivalrous--at least Bush didn't use race baiting during his campaigns, and at least Bush's team would base its criticisms in some reasonable interpretation of facts. John Kerry did take the expedient path, fair enough. To think that I'd miss Karl Rove as an adversary--and that John McCain would run a far nastier campaign than Bush--well, it's surprising.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.