Quotable Quote of the Month

What does it take for Republicans to take off the flag pin and say, 'I am just too embarrassed to be on this team'?".- Bill Maher

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Unamericanization of President Barack Obama

In an effort to smear President Barack Obama, one of the sleazier tactics used by some on the right is to paint him as being  anti-American, "other", "different than us", etc.  The latest right-winger to jump on the "Obama is anti-American" bandwagon is Fox contributor/author/possible GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.  He began his journey into the muck during a 3/1 appearance on Steve Malzberg's radio show.  He then descended even further into it during subsequent appearances on Bryan Fischer's radio show and on "The O'Reilly Factor". Although I disagreed with his politics, I used to think Huckabee was decent guy who was above this type of stuff. 

Why has Huckabee decided to pander to the fringe element of the GOP?  Is he trying to boost sales of his new book, gearing up for a bid to run for POTUS, or both?  Whatever Huckabee's reasoning is, I don't see it as a winning strategy.

In regards to the depths some conservatives/Republicans have sunken to over the last couple of years, I used to ask, "Have we reached the bottom?"  I don't even bother asking anymore because sadly, I suspect there is no bottom. Credit to people like Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Cenk Uygur, and John King for calling out Huckabee on his nonsense.

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