He’s stealing Michael Yon’s work.
(Via Steve In TN)
It seems that the Harbinger of Hope and Change (and Waffles) is upset that a Republican ad in Tennessee would criticize Michelle Obama for words she said while campaigning on his behalf. Here’s the ad in question:
Here’s what her husband had to say when questioned about it on Good Morning America:
"The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record," Obama said. "I’ve been in public life for 20 years. I expect them to pore through everything that I’ve said, every utterance, every statement. And to paint it in the most undesirable light possible. That’s what they do."
But to bring that up would be a distraction from the real issues facing America (Hope. Change. Waffles.), so I won’t. Instead, here’s the rest of what Senator Obama had to say about the mean old Republicans picking on his wife:
"But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said.
Oh, stop whining. You’re running for President of the United States. Your wife is making campaign speeches on your behalf. What she says is fair game. Just as what you yourself say, your experiences, your associations — all of it is on the table. This is American politics, not a game of Jacks. Quit trying to make off-limits everything that doesn’t cast you in the best possible light. One of the last great Democrats once said it best:
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
Don’t be a cry-baby, Senator. It’s embarrassing.
LINKS: More from Linda Chavez at Contentions.
Hillary to Wolf Blitzer:
“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that anyone who supported me — the 17 million people who have voted for me — understand what a grave error it would be not to vote for Sen. McCain . . . uh, Sen. Obama, and against Sen. McCain.”
That’s alright, Lady Macbeth. We understand.
(hat tip: Weekly Standard)