Friday, December 12, 2008

Wishful Thinking

I have been stunned by the number of right wing bloggers I have read in the last couple days who are convinced that the Blagojevich scandal is somehow going to expose Barack Obama as the Marxist-terrorist-socialist-Muslim-babykilling non-citizen that they know him to be. I am not particularly surprised that they have such a low opinion of Obama's character. Rather, it is hard to believe that they are so stupid as to think that Obama is so stupid. Haven't they been paying attention to what has been going on over the last few months?

Here are two simple facts for the right wingnuts to consider:

(1) Rod Blagojevich is a first class douchebag. He is such a douchebag that he wishes he had George Bush's approval ratings. If George Bush and Sarah Palin had a child together, that child might be as arrogant, stupid, and incurious as Rod Blagojevich--but only if Bush and Palin were first cousins.

(2) Barack Obama, on the other hand, is really really smart. If he really is as complete a fraud as the wingnuts think he is, then he is an evil genius on a par with the love child of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney.

Conclusion? Obama is not going to be brought down by Blagojevich.


  1. My big fear is that Obama really would have to be a genius to navigate Illinois politics without getting any dirt on him, however righteous his actions may have been. So there's almost bound to be something for the Republicans to latch on to there. I just hope that it's sufficiently trivial, and Obama remains sufficiently popular, that it gets ignored.

  2. It would be quite a trick, but not completely unprecedented. Harry Truman somehow kept himself clean while rising through the Pendergast machine in Kansas City which was one of the most corrupt organizations in the country at the time.

    I take comfort from the fact that Fitzgerald has been going over Illinois politics with a fine tooth comb for seven years with Obama's name hardly even coming up. His close relationship with State Senate President Emil Jones does make me a little queasy though

  3. Clean as a whistle that Obama is, especially, as the vice president elect noted, for a black man... that is if you ignore guys like Yesse Yehudah.