That's right folks! Today's news is a virtual minefield of leftist stupidity:
First on the roll we have the not-so-reverend Jessi Jackson accusing Barack Obama of "acting like he's white."
I guess it's OK to combat one form of racism with another? Or is this just your typical leftist double-standard?
Jackson goes on at this source:
Jackson, who made the remark Tuesday, told the Chicago Tribune later yesterday that "acting white" isn't a phrase he uses regularly (Sure it isn't... That's why you felt comfortable enough to say it for national media, right?), and that it doesn't accurately represent his feelings about Obama, whom he supports for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Because you've got to support a black Democratic candidate. What else is there for you, Jessi?)
Obama, meanwhile, sought to take Jackson's comments out of a racial context, saying he thinks the discussion about the case isn't "a matter of black and white," but rather "a matter of right and wrong." (Does the word apologist mean anything to you, Obama?)
On the odd chance that any of you aren't familiar with the case in question, a white student
was beaten by six black students after they were threatened with KKK-type props... A noose, ect.
Let me go on record as saying that the white kid deserved the beating, and he's lucky he didn't get worse... But we still have laws, and if you beat someone you've got to answer for what you do.
Next in the leftard roundup is Dan Rather.
From this source:
Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS and his former bosses Wednesday, claiming they made him a “scapegoat” for a discredited story about President Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War.
The 75-year-old Rather, whose final months were clouded by controversy over the story, said the actions of the defendants damaged his reputation and cost him significant financial loss.
In his lawsuit, Rather maintains that the story was true, but that if any aspect of the broadcast wasn’t accurate, he was not responsible for the errors.
Rather’s lawsuit says he was forced to apologize, although “as defendants well knew, even if any aspect of the broadcast had not been accurate, which has never been established, Mr. Rather was not responsible for any such errors.”
Loss of reputation and money is typically what happens when you lie, and then cling to that lie, Dan. You are making a farce of yourself.
And last but not least, we have the King of the Leftards, Jimmuh Carter, who thinks that Israel might be overreacting to that whole Iran situation.
From this source:
Former President Jimmy Carter said that he does not think Iran poses an immediate threat to Israel, despite claims by Iranian officials that they have drawn up bombing plans if the Jewish state should attack.
Speaking on Wednesday at Emory University, Carter, who brokered the 1979 Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said Israel's superior military power and distance from Iran likely are enough to discourage an actual attack.
"Iran is quite distant from Israel," said Carter, 83. "I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."
Iran's deputy air force commander said Wednesday that Israel is within range of Iran's medium-range missiles and bombers and that Tehran would strike back if Israel "makes a silly mistake."
The White House said the comments almost sound geared toward provoking a fight and Israeli officials said they take the threats seriously.
Noooo.... No threat there at all, huh, Jimmy?
Carter, who is adept at making an even bigger ass of himself with each public appearance, then went on to beat his anti-Semitic drum:
Carter said unease between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank is a far greater threat to the nation's security than Iran. He criticized President George W. Bush's administration for not doing enough to broker peace in the region.
"Since President Clinton made his heroic effort at Camp David, there hasn't been a single day of peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis," he said.
In a new afterword to editions of the book ["Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid"] released this month, Carter criticizes the lack of "balanced debate" in the U.S. about the Middle East and warns officials against being "seen as knee-jerk supporters of every action and policy" of Israel's government.
Oh, well... At lest Dinny won't be laying his celebratory wreath on sacred ground this week.