Lucianne Goldberg’s ugly Obama hatred

Here is an article which is posted in the Must Reads at today:

Obama Unplugged but Highly Edited
ABC News, by Devin Dwyer
Original Article
Posted By:Photoonist, 11/22/2011 7:52:35 PM
Obama for America wants to offer a glimpse of President Obama “unplugged” in a new, highly produced, eight-minute reality TV-style video that documents Obama’s dinner with four campaign volunteers on Oct. 27. (Snip) “As I look back, I only remember my father for one month my whole life when I was 10. And it wasn’t until much later in life that I realized he gave me my first basketball and it was shortly thereafter that I became this basketball fanatic. And he took me to my first jazz concert, and it was shortly thereafter that I became interested in jazz

And here, immediately following, is Lucianne Goldberg’s editorial comment:

Foolish of his campaign to reveal that 0bama idolizes his drunken, murdering by drunken driving father who was a hateful womanizing Marxists [sic]. I guess they are counting on the majority of the US population not knowing what a slimeball Barack Sr. was.

So, as Lucianne sees it, Barack Obama should not be allowed to have or to relate a single affectionate memory of his absentee father whom he knew for only one month. The sadness of a boy trying to salvage something positive from the father he never had—not to mention the fact that Obama admirably made something of his life despite his father’s desertion of him and his strange upbringing—is characterized as “idolizing his drunken … father who was a hateful womanizing Marxist,” and a “slimeball.” Those are the only things that Obama should be permitted to tell the media about his father. Obama is simply the enemy, and so is not allowed to be a human being.

Conservatives, following Ann Coulter, correctly criticize liberals for their “mob-like” behavior, which includes the dehumanizing hatred of one’s opponents. But what about the conservatives’ mob-like behavior?

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Teddee W. writes:

Everything a politician says, especially such a prominent one as Obama, is calculated. Therefore her criticism I think is justified though not in such a harsh manner. Obama used his worthless old man in his (or Bill Ayres’s) fake narrative drama as part of a plan to become president. The worst lying demogogue in White House history does not, I think, merit the benefit of the doubt.

LA replies:

While you say that Lucianne was too harsh, you are using the same implicit reasoning that she does, namely that because Obama is a politician, or because he is a politician we don’t like, he has no right to say something about his childhood without being attacked for it.

Matthew H. writes:

Thanks for your humane response to Lucianne’s screeching about Barack Obama, Sr. The video she is talking about actually sounds like a pretty slick piece of work. The way it seems to humanize Obama only casts her nastiness in sharper relief.

There are a lot of people in this country whose fathers skipped out on them. Why implicitly offend them so needlessly? Our side wins by being the party of sobriety and responsibility. In a way, we ought to represent the father that Barack, Sr. was not.

Yet another example of why the Internet commentariat would often benefit from an editor.

Teddee writes:

My point is in Obama’s case we have good reason to doubt his truthfulness. Lucianne omitted the old man was a bigamist and, of course, he had abandoned his son and wife. He also falsely claimed to hold a Ph.d in order to be hired for a government job in his home country. Obama’s claim in his book that he learned dreams from this worthless character cannot be believed.

LA replies:

All this is irrelevant to the issue I raised. Lucianne quoted Obama talking about two gifts his father had given him during their month long acquaintance when Obama was ten years old, and Lucianne leapt on this because it’s not about the totality of the father’s bad behavior. And now you’re repeating Lucianne’s fallacy. Your position, like hers, is that Obama is not permitted to say anything nice about his father.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 23, 2011 10:34 AM | Send

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