Don’t Be So Quick To Laugh, My Friends

Glenn Reynolds noted that Rachel Lucas and Charlotte Hays were basically unimpressed by Barack Obama’s campaign trail rhetoric “calling out” critics of his wife. Specifically, on Good Morning America he said

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable — the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family,” he said.
“For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class and I think they — most of the American people would think that as well,” he said. “I would never think of going after somebody’s spouse in a campaign.”

Leaving aside the fact that Barack decided to allow his wife to campaign for him (thus making her a perfectly legitimate “target” for criticism of her inanities), Rachel and Charlotte both laugh off Obama’s statements as impotent posturing. I’m not so sure. In light of his expressed (through endorsed/sponsored legislation) desire to curtail media he doesn’t like, I would venture to guess that a President Obama, with the full force of the FCC and the law behind him, could/would go out of his way to make things very uncomfortable for those he sees as “attacking” himself or his wife.
I think he’s actually expressing that he’s taking names, and should he be elected, those that have crossed him had best be on their toes, legally-speaking.

One comment

  1. How does that “Protein Wisdom” link support your statement. You yourself have noted that media has become very consolidated (ie AP). More original media outlets would increase the number of potentially opposing views, not the other way around.
    Regarding Michelle Obama, Barack’s comments were definitely silly and seemed more like Hillary crocodile tears than Obama. WTF is going on here with the Obama campaign?

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