This is the kind of garbage analysis of race and elections that might lose the White House for the Dems:
When the controversy over Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright reached critical mass last week, it was the political equivalent of the green flag at a NASCAR race. The conservative strategists and talkers had been slowly circling the track, feet itchy on the accelerator, just waiting for the signal to floor it. But now, as The Politico reported in a story titled "GOP sees Rev. Wright as path to victory," the Republican strategists know exactly what must be done, starting with famed ad man Alex Castellanos:
"All the sudden you've got two dots, and two dots make a line," said Castellanos. "You start getting some sense of who he is, and it's not the Obama you thought. He's not the Tiger Woods of politics."
Got that? If you even hint that Obama is not as pure in thought and background as Tiger Woods, you are guilty of playing the Willie Horton card. The author of this piece, Paul Waldman, who is a 'senior fellow' at the execrable Media Matters then goes on to say this:
As Castellanos knows well, these kinds of attacks have their greatest power when they tap into pre-existing archetypes voters already carry with them, and the deeper they reside in our lizard brains the better. So they will make sure white Americans know that Obama is not Tiger Woods. He's not the unthreatening black man, he's the scary black man. He's Al Sharpton, he's Malcom X, he's Huey Newton. He'll throw grievance in your face, make you feel guilty, and who knows, maybe kill you and rape your wife.
For a guy who claims to be against 'hate' he sure has some hateful things to say about Republicans here. Of course none of it is true - where have conservatives been claiming that Obama is Malcolm X? The conservative critique of Obama over Wright is that Obama showed extremely poor judgment and taste in choosing this man as a pastor, and that Obama passively or tacitly agrees with Wright. I have not seen any conservatives arguing that Obama himself is another Wright or Malcom X. Waldman's perception and judgment on this matter is so skewed and warped, he can't even admit that it was the liberal MSM that opened up this can of worms for Obama, not the 'right-wing attack machine'. The American people right away saw for themselves what a fraud Obama is when he claims to be a racial healer while holding fast to his black racist preacher. Waldman needs to somehow blame white racism for all this, while refusing to recognize that it is black racism that is causing all of these problems for Obama.
Waldman comes up with a lot more silly liberal gibberish, basically amounting to "hey whitey, shut up, or we will tar you as a racist." And that is exactly what Waldman and Media Matters intend to do, because they are losing the argument here and losing it badly. They are desperate to somehow turn this Wright thing around. So they fling themselves into brainless liberal attack mode, which is to screech at anyone they disagree with in the hopes that their foe will slink away out of annoyance at the sheer noise of it all, and ultimately shame them into voting for Obama.
When are liberals ever going to learn that trying to scold someone into voting a certain way simply does not work?