There’s a right-wing name that sends shivers up my liberal spine. While I’ve come to take whatever he says with a big ol’ salt lick, even he outdid himself today.
According to Political Punch:
Conservative activist Grover Norquist dropped by The Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau and decided a classy and appropriate way to convey his opposition to the liberal positions of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was to call the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee “John Kerry with a tan.”
Clearly we haven’t gotten past the whole race issue in this campaign. Dare I say we will see words to this effect again and again? You know the right-wingers have been working on as many ways as possible to mention the fact that Barack Obama is black — OH MY! I hadn’t noticed!! — on the bet that somehow that will make a difference.
John McCain says he’s going to run a civil and courteous campaign? I guess that doesn’t stop him from using Norquist and others as the slime machine.