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As The Usual Suspects continue to weigh in with their screams of outrage, a more serious discussions on Obama’s remarks have been going on at places like NRO’s Corner, where several of the writers there are urging the McCain campaign to move on from this controversy and stop routinely treating Gov. Palin like she’s a helpless victim.
For months back during the 2004 campaign, we heard from media elites about how “BushCo” were using so-called “wedge issues” like gay marriage and illegal immigration in an effort to deliberately divide the American electorate for purposes of winning the election in the fall. The ‘slimy’ GOP would stop at nothing, they insinuated, to keep their power both in Congress and the WH.
Senator Obama and his campaign’s spokesman and many surrogates have continued to make misleading – and in some cases fabricated – claims about Gov. Sarah Palin’s record on the Bridge to Nowhere. Using the “for it before she was against it” theme that ended up hurting Sen. Kerry in the 2004 elections, they say she was for it before it was popular to be against it. Not only is this a distortion of her position, but as McCain supporter and staunch conservative Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) writes in the WSJ today, this is a “bridge” that Obama and Biden really should know better than to try and cross: