Will the Real Karl Rove Please Stand Up?

05/25/2011 12:30 pm ET
  • Bob Ostertag Composer, Historian, Journalist, and Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at UC Davis

Just when you think it can't get any worse, we get this: Rick Sloan, communications director for the International Association of Machinists as Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) distributing a McCarthy-esque red-baiting attack on Obama titled "What Is Rove Up To?"

But, ummm, Rove isn't really in the picture right now, is he? It's not Rove that is up to this at all. It is Clinton.

How utterly weird: A Democrat engaging in red-baiting, then blaming it on Karl Rove, who really didn't have anything to do with it.

Red-baiting, McCarthy-esque: did I really just say that? Is it really 2008? Is this really the Democratic primary? Naw, it can't be. I must be dreaming...