“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,” Obama said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her, I think is just low class.”

“These folks should lay off my wife. All right? Just in case they’re watching.”

Dear Barack,

This may sound like sour grapes, but it’s not.  Since you are undoubtedly going to be the Democratic nominee, you can take this as sincere advice from someone who wants you to win in November:

Grow the fuck up.

Did you seriously think that your high-powered wife, who has been campaigning non-stop for the last year, would not come under attack by the GOP?  Hello, have you ever met a Republican?

Another famous political spouse—maybe you’ve heard of her—was castigated, excoriated, demonized, and rebuked without cease during her husband’s eight years in the White House (a fact that has worked greatly to your advantage, by the way). 

And it doesn’t stop with the adult members of the family.  Consider (from Wikipedia):

In 1993, when Chelsea was still in braces, Rush Limbaugh said the following: “Everyone knows the Clintons have a cat; Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” He then pointed to a video monitor, which switched to a picture of Chelsea.

The GOP has perfected the art of Good Cop Bad Cop, a routine that should be familiar to anyone who ever watched NYPD Blue or any of the four gazillion cop shows currently on TV.  It goes like this:

Low-level Republican flunkie (the Bad Cop, in this case the Tennessee State GOP) makes some dirty, nasty, low-brow attack on the Democratic candidate. The Good Cop (in this case John McCain) expresses horror and dismay at such churlish behavior, thus taking the high road while reaping the benefits of the low road. 

They will pull this on you over and over, and whining about it only makes you look like a wuss.  All those meeeeaaan punches from Hillary were just love taps compared with what the Repubs are going to hit you with in the next few months.

Liberals love your Kum Ba Yah schtick, but you smell like fresh meat to the GOP.  I know Michelle can take it like a man, but I’m not so sure about you.



9 thoughts on “TR TRIES TO HELP

  1. The dems have it down pretty good, too.  James Carville, anyone?And c’mon, you’ve got to admit that the Chelsea thing is pretty funny.  (Although I would have said “horse” instead of “dog”) 

  2. I still hate them.  Every last one of them.  Especially Michelle Obama, who doesn’t think She’s been treated well by America all these years.  A high powered job and a senator husband isn’t enough.   Barack is like a child. His feelings are always getting hurt. Michelle’s the tough one.  If Obama wins  who will actually be running this country?  Maybe Michelle.  Probably the Reverend Wright.   Where is Al Gore when we really, really need him?  Wouldn’t Tipper make a lovely first lady?

  3. Well, I’m with you on the Chelsea thing–not funny.  It’s a 7th grade boy’s joke, though–we’re not supposed to get it.  Bill responded in a similar way when the Republicans started going after Hillary–except that he sounded less like a wuss and more like he was just artfully dodging the question, whatever it was.  This defending-your-wife-against-Republican-attacks business is harder than it looks.  Barack should actually hope the opposition focuses on Michelle instead of him.  But he’s not apt to be that lucky. 

  4. Obama is a political outsider much as Jimmy Carter was. His Washington experience is severely limited. His reaction was one of a novice which in truth he is. Hillary doesn’t have the dream team behind her which made Bill seem better than he was. John is old world politics at its finest. No matter what your political leanings might be, none of these candidates  have what it takes. I predict the largest voter turnout in American history and a tight win for John. 

  5. I remember hearing about Rush’s comments about Chelsea back in 1993 and I wondered what kind of ass makes fun of little kids.  Then I realized it was Rush Limbaugh and that he has the mentality of a little kid. 

  6. Yeah, nobody said politics was “nice”. I hope your bunny continues to get better – and I am so so sorry for your friend’s loss.  Hope there are little spots of joy for you this week.

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