The latest line of reasoning to come from the Right, seems to be simply to attack Obama and his supporters for being simply stupid.
Michelle Malkin, in her syndicated column, posted yesterday at The New York Post's website, wrote this:
Obama and his paparazzi are banking on his cult of personality to carry him to victory.
Unfortunately, the odds are in his favor. Just try talking to one of the millions with their noses buried in People or Us about his relationship with Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers, his flip-flops on the Iraq war surge and his naivete on Iran, and you'll see what I mean.
The swoon of a journalist at the UNITY minority news media gathering this weekend sums up the star-struck reverence: "He touched me!" Yet, he's sooo "down to earth."
Hurtling toward a government of the stupid, by the stupid, for the stupid we go.
Malkin was seemingly set off by the Obama's cover story in People Magazine, a story she cited as evidence of the Obama's over-the-top celebrity status. Her piece dovetailed perfectly with the latest McCain ad that focuses on Obama as more media personality than political leader. The McCain campaign with its YouTube-wannabe spots on the media love affair with Obama and Obama's Britney-like qualities is making the same argument. We're all just stupid.
Ben Shapiro, author of Brainwashed: How America's Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth, echoed the same these. In a post appearing today on Townhall.com, he wrote:
Obama could perform mime, and his followers would applaud wildly. All that matters is the Obama persona. And that persona doesn't rely on words, ideas or policies. It relies on stupidity. And where his followers are concerned, stupidity is in no short supply.
Shapiro also wrote that Obama either equates himself or is being equated by others with Jesus, or a Messiah.
To these kind of "analysts," Obama has been arrogant and uptight and a misogynist and too black and not black enough and a lightweight and anti-American and more. Now, we're told that all of Obama's supporters and all of the people who will vote for him are simply stupid. As we all know by now, that's the level of analysis that can get you a syndicated column, pundit appearances on TV and book contracts.
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