Do the Netroots have Obama's back?

I'm curious to hear some opinions on why the netroots didn't go postal after seeing this...

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/01/19/fox- obama-madrassa/

I realize politics isn't a tea party, but this attack struck me as especially nasty and bigoted. I felt sick to my stomach just watching the "Fox and Friends" segment. Suprisingly, I haven't heard any outrage about this at MyDD, Kos or TPM.

Are bloggers ignoring it because its just "business as usual" at Fox and the MSM won't give it any play (at least for now)?

My theory is that the netroots don't have Obama's back, at least to the extent of someone like Edwards, due to his past criticism of blogs and the party in general. My feeling is that he's going to end up having to pay in the campaign for trying to prove that he's not a partisan while failing to kiss the ring of the powers that be in the blogosphere.

This is the first sign of what could end up being a big problem for the Obama campaign. I think the fact that he's put some much effort towards making sure he has no enemies has left him with even less friends.

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Fox lies about control of the Senate (Updated)

When is the majority not the majority? When Fox News is doing the reporting, of course!

Flipping through the coverage this morning of the new day in Congress, I had the unfortunate opportunity of catching a snippet of Fox News. There, an in-studio host (E.D. Hill) was speaking to a Washington correspondent, Brian Wilson, about the Democratic control of Congress. After laughably lamenting the fact that the now-in-charge Democrats appeared to be casting bipartisanship aside, talk turned to the U.S. Senate.

Wilson repeatedly termed the state of the Senate's control at 51-50 with the Democrats in charge. Unless we've added a state while I wasn't looking, that's a flat-out lie. Even the lower-third graphic at the bottom of the screen called the Senate as it is, 51-49 Democrats. Yet that didn't stop Wilson from lying through his teeth.

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BILL O'REILLY'S TWELVE DAYS OF THE WAR ON XMAS

Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report http://satiricalpolitical.com/

On the first day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
A Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the second day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the third day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the fourth day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Four Kwanzaa kinaras
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

CONTINUED at: http://satiricalpolitical.com/?p=482

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BUSHIES WAGE ULTIMATE WAR ON XMAS -- SANTA SENT TO GUANTANAMO

Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report http://satiricalpolitical.com

In a bizarre combination of the War on Terror and the War on Christmas, the Bush Administration today canceled this year's Yuletide celebration, after arresting Santa Claus for aiding and abetting terrorism, and designating him as an enemy combatant.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez announced that Old St. Nick had been tracked by the FBI for some time, since he fit the classic terrorist profile: a bearded holy man who took flying lessons, repeatedly entered and left this Country without a passport, and controlled a tightly knit cell of subordinates who manufacture concealed packages - that Santa delivers to his network in the dark of night.

Gonzalez further stated that based on warrantless intercepts of phone calls and emails between the North Pole and Detroit, Michigan, U.S. authorities were able to uncover Santa's "naughty and nice" lists, that implicated him in various Al-Qaeda related activities.

The AG also asserted that the final nail in the jolly fat man's coffin was provided by satellite photos, which caught Osammy kissing Santa Claus.

CONTINUED at: http://satiricalpolitical.com/?p=470

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Good-bye to Rummyworld (political cartoon)

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson


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