The Register’s Sunday Opinion section actually had a little balance this week; two “Reader Rebuttals” from the center-left and a liberal viewpoint on the 5-year aniversary of the Iraq War.Ã‚Â Plus a George McGovern reprint of his Wall Street Journal column that Republicans hailed (ever notice that liberals are always kooks until they might take a libertarian viewpoint on an issue?).
But the Reg’s far right colors show: Mark Steyn on the front about Obama’s minister (while being nowhere to be found on the endorsements McCain got from two whacko evangelical ministers).Ã‚Â George Will writing for the Dems to pick running mates from Ohio.Ã‚Â Two Empty Suit Platitudes of the Week, boh again attributed to Barack Obama (they hate this guy over there; please do your best to check in on what John McCain says from his taxpayer-funded campaign stop in Bagdhad this week).Ã‚Â
And inside the Orange Grove column, former KFI perosnality John Zieglar, an ardent supporter of the Iraq War, had this column on Barack Obama.
Zieglar points out that Blacks are voting for Obama because he’s Black. Sort of how like women are voting for Hillary because she’s a woman or how evangelicals came out in force for George W. Bush because he is/was a Christian.Ã‚Â So what? Its one person, one vote.Ã‚Â People voted for Arnold Schwartzenegger in 2003 to say they voted for the “Terminator.”
Zieglar, whoÃ‚Â runs a website dedicated to multi-racial golfer Tiger Woods,Ã‚Â writes: “However, it must be pointed out that there are stark differences in the way that Tiger Woods and Barack Obama have approached the issue of race in their careers…. Let’s forget for a moment that, to many people (including myself), it’s blatantly obvious that if Obama were a first-term white senator with no notable achievements, he wouldn’t have been taken even remotely seriously as a presidential candidate and certainly would not be treated as the Chosen One by much of the media (Obama said himself in 2004 that it would be out of the question for him to be ready to run nationally in 2008). Obama’s reaction to this “controversy” was far more like the young and inexperienced Tiger Woods rather than today’s seasoned version.
Obama called Ferraro’s assertion “ridiculous” and claimed that no one could possibly think that “being black and named Barack Obama” could be of help in running for president (I guess he is allowed to make an issue of his name, but no one else is). His campaign demanded that Hillary Rodham Clinton condemn Ferraro and remove her from any role in the Clinton campaign.
Is Zieglar living in a hole?Ã‚Â Conservative talk radio is making a regular case of mentioning Obama’s middle name, Hussein, on a regular basis.Ã‚Â Both CNN and Fox News have slipped in Osama when referring to Obama.Ã‚Â John, everyone on the right is making an issue with Barack Obama’s name.Ã‚Â Oh, silly me, I left out the “Hussein.”