If you missed the Daily Show yesterday —
E.J. Dionne writes about how wingnuts are making the President out to be alien. Of course, that’s because they can’t come out and say what they are really thinking — “Damn! He’s a n—–!” But they’re also going overboard with the old traditional talking points on Democrats, including the one that they are “soft” on national defense. This is from Richard Adams’s commentary on last night’s GOP debate:
Everyone bar Ron Paul is fixating on Iran and the current president’s fecklessness, which includes such statesmanlike arguments as this from Gingrich: “As long as you are America’s enemy, you’re safe”.
I’m sure Osama bin Laden would agree with Newt that America’s enemies are safe. If he wasn’t so dead, that is.
Anyway — the irony is that the President is, in Dionne’s words, “a garden-variety American who plays basketball and golf, has a remarkably old-fashioned family life and, in the manner we regularly recommend to our kids, got ahead by getting a good education.” If any group of people ought to be voted “most likely to be space aliens” it would be the four clowns still in the presidential race.