I talked about this briefly in the comments of another post and was going to ignore it, but this Mickey Kantor nonsense is pretty offensive.
I am not talking about his alleged remarks- I am talking about the people pushing this crap. I don’t care, and you shouldn’t care, what a Bill Clinton campaign manager said in 1992. It has no relevance in an election in 2008, and I am really sick to death of this guilt by association crap.
And that is before we even look at the videotape and realize that you simply can not tell what he actually said. Taking what could have been anything and turning it into a sort of racial smear is tawdry, cheap, and offensive. It may be the sort of crap some in the Clinton campaign would do– but that is why folks like Sidney Blumenthal are scum.
So knock it off. Quit asserting Kantor said something he most likely didn’t and you can’t prove anyway. You want to get upset about something outrageous, look no farther than Howard Wolfson. Wolfson has been a one-man fountain of bullshit for months, providing an endless stream of steaming nonsense. Just this week he has come up with new rules for determining the Democratic nominee (the popular vote- but only in states that count), he has lied about whether or not super delegate Andrew is actually from Indiana, and now he is lying about what Clinton actually said during her interview with O’Reilly. I am to the point that I think it is an actual startegy of the Clinton campaign to have Wolfson just make up so many lies and spread so much nonsense that no one in the press will call him on anything, because by the time they have somewhat pinned the slimy bastard down on one lie, he has uttered ten others and they have to play catch-up.
Back to the point. Back off Kantor. It is stupid, and if someone was doing this to the Obama campaign you would be correctly livid.