The Captain is funny with this link to Barack whining about how he has a funny name and mean Republicans are going to attack him.
Now, the Captain describes this as playing the race card. My thought - if a Republican says anything at all, such as "Obama was a community organizer" or "the sky is blue", that is a coded racial attack. But unless Obama does his most earnest Richard Pryor impression and starts yelling "It's because I'm black", it is not code when he talks about his pedigree or his funny name.
Just trying to think like a lefty here. Sorry, typical MSM reporter. Pardon my redundancy.
On a related topic my free advice to Team Obama is inspired by this from Drudge:
Obama At Bon Jovi Event: 'We Won't Be Bullied'
Whether Obama is revealing personal weakness or simply highlighting the historic weakness of his party, this is not talk that projects strength, especially in the current context - what is Obama saying, he won't be bullied by a 44 year old hockey mom? Stand Tall, Barack - you won't be bullied by Sarah Palin! OMG, is this a secret plan to assassinate Putin by making him laugh so hard he gets an aneurysm? Or is this Laugh Attack launched at the Right Blogosphere (It's working! I can barely type through the tears).
Man up, Barry - even though she was a state champ, you are probably a better baller, too, what with being 6' 2" and a guy to boot. 'Course there is that cigarette smoking that may have cut your wind...
Our next President - ready to take on hockey moms, PTA heads and small town mayors. Even former ones.
COURAGE! Get me Bert Lahr! Or Dan Rather.
UNRELENTING: A certain type of lib likes to pretend that Obama showed courage by opposing the war in Iraq back in 2002, thereby risking the scorn of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Dick Cheney. In fact, Obama recently claimed that speech as an example of a "tough decision" when chatting with Rick Warren. Last March he offered the speech as an example of courage and judgment.
I checked the congressional records and confirmed that eight of the 10 Illinois Dems in the U.S. House voted No on the resolution. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois also opposed the resolution authorizing the use of force.
All eight Illinois Republican congressmen plus GOP Sen. Peter Fitzgerald all voted Aye. The Chicago newspapers were editorializing in favor of the resolution, and polls showed that a majority of Americans and the majority of Illinoisans favored the use of U.S. military force to remove Saddam Hussein.
...If the climate in Illinois was such that most Democratic elected officials opposed the war, it hardly seems that the decision of a state senator who was contemplating a run for Fitzgerald's U.S. Senate seat should qualify for a Profile in Courage award for taking the same position.
To which I would add that 90% of the Congressional Black Caucus opposed the resolution as did Carol Mosely Braun, who was still in play as a Senate candidate in Oct 2002.
By way of contrast, Sarah Palin took on her own state party chairman and the Republican governor en route to the governorship. Hmm, maybe Obama ought to pick on someone his own size.