Got that moral indignation in just under the wire there, Barry.

Watch the latest exercise in hate speech from Democratic challenger Nikki Taylor – Hi, Nikki! Nothing EVER GOES AWAY on the Internet, you miserable anti-Semite. It’s useless to even try! – against Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen (TN-09) for the context of the subtitle:

This was apparently a little too public hateful for Senator Obama to ignore let pass, so he made a statement:

“These incendiary and personal attacks have no place in our politics, and will do nothing to help the good people of Tennessee. It’s time to turn the page on a politics driven by negativity and division so that we can come together to lift up our communities and our country,” Obama said.

…on primary day, where it won’t make a difference one way or the other. He’d like to pretend that this is a new thing, of course, despite the fact that this has been going on for a while now:


But that’s apparently all that one can expect from the man – or, to put it another way: it’s a Hell of a thing when Keith Olbermann beats you out in a Most Stand-up Guy contest, isn’t it, Senator?

You better hope that Cohen wins anyway, Obama. Because if he doesn’t, we’ll be expecting your endorsement of the GOP candidate first thing tomorrow morning. I even have your slogan for you:

Vote for the Republican. It’s important.

Moe Lane

PS: As a matter of fact, I do get to weigh Barack Obama in the scales and find him wanting on this one. I’ve been pointing out the steady increase in anti-Semitism, racism, and general bigotry in this primary race for six months. Obama’s condemnation was what? Six hours ago?