Oh, Josh.

Because, really, the stupidity of the article below is crystallizing at the bottom of the glass.

I note with interest today, John McCain’s new tactic of associating Barack Obama with oversexed and/or promiscuous young white women.

(Via Jake Tapper, who submitted this without comment, except to casually deflate Marshall’s clumsy attempt to link this to the Ford ad*; then again, given that Jake had previously eviscerated the usual Democratic attempts to paint the GOP as racists, perhaps he felt it unnecessary to write the post all over again.)

The video in question is, of course, this one:

…and it apparently is much better than “pretty good,” given the shrieks of outrage that it’s provoked thus far. This one is particularly choice, given that the message is fairly clear: Barack Obama doesn’t want to be with Paris Hilton (what sane man who values his health would?); he is Paris Hilton. I can understand why people don’t want to hear that, but that’s hardly our fault. Seriously: if the Democrats don’t want us to compare their candidates to fairly vacuous celebrities with no history of accomplishments, then they can start nominating better candidates{*}.

But full points for doing your part in bringing the word “uppity” back into the bounds of political discourse, Marshall. Although I think that your Magic Racist-Detector Whistle is broken: I for one can’t hear a damned thing… Oh, you’re sure it’s working?

Fancy that.

Moe Lane*Which, contra conventional wisdom, was indeed the game-breaker… but not for the racism charges, which were and are nonsensical. Feel free to review:

Now, the reaction to the hysterical (in so many different meanings of the word) reactions to that ad is a completely different story…

{*}Not that he’s there quite yet.