I know you are tired of hearing it, but the McCain campaign really was run by wingnut bloggers:
In an appearance with Rick Sanchez on CNN in the final days of the campaign, Goldfarb had accused Obama of hanging out with anti-American and anti-Semitic figures and cited PLO sympathizer Rashid Khalidi as an example. Sanchez wanted more.
Goldfarb had done the interview from a studio at the campaign headquarters in Crystal City, in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. His exchange rocketed around the Internet and quickly became a favorite of left-wing bloggers–who alternately accused him of playing dirty by making charges he couldn’t back up and wimping out by refusing to name a second anti-Semite. Others wondered whom Goldfarb was talking about.
If it wasn’t obvious to them, the identity of “number two” was clear to those inside McCain headquarters: Reverend Jeremiah Wright. McCain had pledged last spring that he wouldn’t use Wright’s hate-filled sermons against Obama, who had listened to them for 20 years in the pews of Wright’s church. But virtually no one on McCain’s staff agreed with the candidate’s restraint. Goldfarb had joked before the appearance that he was going to “go rogue” and bring up Wright’s name in the interview. He didn’t–barely–thereby preserving his job at the cost of looking a bit ridiculous. But when he walked into the campaign’s common area after his exchange with Sanchez, his colleagues gave him a standing ovation.
A standing ovation for making yourself look like a total jackass on national television, and attempting to engage in a little recreational Jew-baiting. Notice how they continue to smear Khalidi. For a reminder, here is what earned a standing ovation:
Being made to look the fool by Rick Sanchez is teh win for wingnuts. Can you imagine what the government would have been like the next four years staffed by these morons and governed by an increasingly out of it John McCain and the Wasilla Wannabe? We dodged a serious bullet as a nation. Not only do they not realize to this day that Goldfarb looked like a total idiot on CNN that day, they are now writing celebratory pieces about the encounter in the Weekly Standard. They are incapable of learning, and completely clueless.
BTW- Obama is so anti-semitic that he appointed Rahm Emmanuel as his chief of staff and won 78% of the Jewish vote, two points higher than Kerry. All that Jew-baiting really worked out well for the GOP, didn’t it? Oh, and Obama’s campaign manager, David Axelrod, who is described in Newsweek as so close to Obama that they do not even need to speak to communicate- also Jewish. And, if you google Rabbi Capers Funnye, prepare to have your world blown away, Weekly Standard.
In case this is not clear enough for the folks at the Weekly Standard and the RNC- You lost ground with Jews, despite running against a guy named Hussein who has stated he will sit down and talk with Iran. It might be time to sit down and re-assess, rather than writing paeans to c-list wingnut bloggers for speaking truth to power to CNN.