Friday, January 23, 2009
Being elected president as a black man is the least of Obama's achievements. Far more important are that he personifies the victory of brains and intelligence over ignorance, and that he overcame the pervasive Right-Wing Swift-Boating exemplified by the William Ayres, Reverend Wright, Tony Retzko, and "Palling Around With Terrorist" smears. It's as though a light bulb suddenly went on in the minds of the American population, and everybody smartened up. Of course, the Right-Wing hyenas are already braying in the very first days of the Obama presidency. Right-wingers never met a smear they didn't like. Now that their hands have been pushed out of the cookie jar, the Bushies and Cheneyists are terribly upset that they won't have four more years to continue stealing the country blind. They are complaining about socialism. But no one has ever done more than they have to speed the destruction of capitalism.