Consider this seriously for a moment.
What level of Republican freak-out and resulting press coverage do you honestly think would occur if Barack Obama:
- had used his office to allow his wife to carry narcotics for her consumption on a diplomatic passport.
-If Obama had a scandal where he traded campaign favors for political influence in the Keating 5 scandal.
-If Obama had picked his Veep with the same skill set and experience as Sarah Palin and after meeting them only briefly.
-If it was documented and witnessed that Obama had called his wife a trollop and c++t in public.
-If Obama couldn't remember what border Afghanistan was on.
-If Obama repeatedly kept confusing Iraq with Iran.
-If Obama had vigorously supported getting the U.S. involved in Iraq.
-If Obama had surrounded himself with a lobbyist operation of 150 people to manage his campaign.
-If Obama had dumped his 1st wife after she was crippled in a car accident. but only after committing adultery for a period of months with a 24 year old heiress to a beer fortune, 18 years younger than Obama. And it was revealed that when they met, she lied about her age, saying she was much older, and he lied about his age, saying he was much younger. (as actually featured at the Republican National Convention.)
-If Obama brags about once dating a stripper, and it was included as a virtue in a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
-If Obama had a lobbyist that got him to intercede with the FCC on broadcasting licensing with a potential sex angle involved.
-If Obama was 72 years old with a medical history of numerous occurrences of cancer.
-If Obama was celebrating his birthday with Bush at his his ranch with a cake while New Orleans was drowning.
-If Obama was a major figure in a political party that has been a governing disaster for the past 8 years.
-If Obama had falsely held Iraq responsible for the 9/11 attack.
-If Obama had fellow Senators of his own party expressing publicly their worries about his temper and temperament to be POTUS.
-If Obama only months ago was caught on camera celebrating his birthday with a celebrity and her indicted con artist husband on his huge yacht off the coast of Montenegro along with his lobbyist campaign manager. And then shortly thereafter, his campaign manager's lobbying partner got a fat contract with the con man to lure other suckers into his investment con.
-If Obama couldn't remember how many million dollar plus homes he owned.
-If Obama violated campaign rules about flying in private aircraft by flying repeatedly in a private jet owned by his wife, at no cost to his campaign.
-If Obama stated that he thought rich was making $5 million a year, even if he was half-joking.
-If Michelle Obama had shown up for her husband's nominating convention wearing an outfit costing over a half million dollars, including $280,000 worth of jewels.
-If Obama continually lied about his VP's accomplishments. particularly on earmarks and a "bridge to nowhere" in his VP's home state, far, far past the point where they'd been proven false.
-If Obama stated that his VP choice probably knew more about energy, "than any other person in the United States."
-If Obama had graduated 894th out of a class of 896 from a military academy, despite being the son and grandson of Navy brass, and then went on to crash and destroy 5 jets.
What would be the Republican's reaction? How much coverage would these stories get if they were true about Obama, his family, and his career?
Every single one of the above are documented and uncontested facts about John McCain.
The instances of IOKIYR... it's OK if you're Republican... are so numerous that it would be impossible to list them. I'm sure every one reading this can think of a few off the top of their head.
Would any one, or possibly two of these examples of poor character, corruption, law-breaking, lies, and poor judgement, were they true of Obama, spell certain death for Obama's chances at the White House? Would he have even gotten past the Iowa caucus', for that matter?
If so, then why do the media and the oh-so-sensitive and easily outraged Republican right remain so eerily silent on all of this? If it's considered out of bounds for McCain, then why would they make an ENORMOUS stink over any of them if it were Obama? (and even Republicans have to realize that they surely would.) Any theories?
Why is such a blatant double standard allowed to continue? And what should be done to change it?