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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Add mustard-gate to the list 

At the end of a lengthy CP story about how Obama's choice of mustard is "unAmerican", Lee-Anne Goodman quotes from a recent Bill Maher piece in the LA Times:
"Here are the big issues for normal people: the war, the economy, the environment, mending fences with our enemies and allies, and the rule of law," Maher wrote.
"And here's the list of Republican obsessions since President Obama took office: that his birth certificate is supposedly fake, he uses a TelePrompTer too much, he bowed to a Saudi guy, Europeans like him, he gives inappropriate gifts, his wife shamelessly flaunts her upper arms, and he shook hands with Hugo Chavez and slipped him the nuclear launch codes."
Conservatives, Maher wrote, are now behaving like "the bitter divorced guy whose country has left him - obsessing over it, haranguing it, blubbering one minute about how much you love it and vowing the next that if you cannot have it, nobody will," he wrote.
"But ... your country is not coming back to you. She's found somebody new. And it's a black guy."
I don't think Republicans should still be confused about why Americans don't like them anymore, when they think people should care about whether Obama prefers yellow or dijon mustard.
Actually, of course, what they're really trying to do is to stop Obama from making any more of these popular forays out of the White House. The favourable press coverage for these trips is driving them crazy.
Or crazier.

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