The Repugs intend to sell this by claiming that Cass Sunstein is Obama’s ‘economic guru’ and Sunstein wrote a well known (within academia) book on animal rights.
By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / February 8, 2009
I just got polled by what was plainly the Repug party and it was testing attacks on Obama.
The most interesting one was a claim that Obama wants to ban hunting and force people to become vegetarians.
They intend to sell this by claiming that Cass Sunstein is Obama’s “economic guru” and Sunstein wrote a well known (within academia) book on animal rights. They can use for background filler substantial economic literature demonstrating that the most effective thing humans could do to stop global warming is become vegetarians because meat has a huge carbon footprint compared to veggies and fruit. Therefore, anybody who believes in global warming is a vegetarian, get it?
(I was flashing back on that time before Obama was Prez when he went to a Chicago deli to get a corned beef sandwich and all those cameras followed him. I thought the lesson from that was that he could no longer go alone to get a sandwich. In retrospect, the lesson might be that corned beef sandwiches contain dead cows.)
At least, Sunstein is closer to Obama than Bill Ayers ever was and Obama has indeed consulted with Sunstein… but anybody with two gray cells to rub together should understand by now that Obama has no guru, with the possible exception of the late Saul Alinsky, and that could only alarm people who’ve never read Alinsky (who was also Cesar Chavez’ guru).
I’m beginning to feel sorry for the Repugs because they are so plainly at the bottom of the attack barrel, but every time I see the jobless claims or Iraq deaths the mood passes.
Funny, I would think anyone with the “gray cells to rub together” might realize that there could be any of a number of organizations responsible for this. You’re just a paranoid idiot with too much time on his hands.
Actually, as a community organizer myself, I have found Mr. Obama’s adherence to the Alinsky model of some concern. I think ACORN finally got the right model in motion, and it is not modeled on Alinsky, whose bottom line is about centering focus on the organizer rather than building a sustainable community organization that serves the needs of the community instead of the egocentricities of the organizer. p