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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Reasonableness will be punished

In Monday's debate from Charleston, S.C., Obama was asked by a questioner via YouTube if he would be willing to meet--without precondition--in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

"I would," he responded.
This bit of reasonableness, of course, was an open invitation to Hillary to go into "more Republican than thou" mode:
"I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive," Clinton was quoted in an interview..."I don't want to be used for propaganda purposes," she said.
Yeah, like meeting with Hillary would be a big coup for Fidel or Hugo. AP impartially asks a bunch of Republicrats like Madeleine Albright and flat-out Republicans to comment on Obama's "gaffe," and of course they reinforce Hillary's BS.
"Anything that looks like pandering to dictators is bad politics in South Florida," said Republican state Rep. David Rivera of Miami.
Funny, I don't recall Bush's smooching up to the beheading terror-exporting Saudi dictators, or the people-boiling Karimov of Uzbekistan, or Osama-harboring Musharraf of Pakistan, costing him votes in Florida in 2004. Not to mention that Chavez and Ahmedinajad are in no way dictators.

The common "wisdom" of the "mainstream" politicians and pundits is so non-sensical it just makes me want to Ralph--again.