Thursday, July 31, 2008

The presumptuous/uppity attack

Just a couple good links on the subject:

Glenn Greenwald gives the long form treatment to the relentlessly awful Dana Milbank and marvels at the press corps' ability to take what Karl Rove tells them and actually believe that he is describing a real phenomenon that only sophisticated analysts can see, when in fact he's clearly just calling Barack Obama an uppity negro.

Attaturk looked up "uppity" at and found a ton of words that have been getting thrown around a lot recently, including of course "presumptuous." As in the lead of Milbank's smarm-fest: "Barack Obama has long been his party's presumptive nominee. Now he's becoming its presumptuous nominee."

Clever, Dana! Did you think of that yourself? No of course not, you smirking, wire-rimmed monkey.

I'm 100% certain that had Obama not gone abroad and met with world leaders and given a speech in Germany that attracted 200,000 people, he would have been presumptuous/uppity for thinking he didn't need to go see other countries first hand to be prepared for the presidency. In fact that's what McCain was saying before Obama went. They were going to say he should mind his place one way or the other.

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