Jun 03 2008
My feeling all along has been the much hyped video tape of Michelle Obama with Mrs. Farrakhan is too weak to stand on its own, or it would be out by now (interesting how Larry Johnson somehow forgot to mention the Farrakhan connection to Barrack Obama was actually through the wives Obama and Farrakhan). H/T to a reader at Michelle Malkin’s for clarifying the event and who was at it – a 2004 Rainbow/Push event in Chicago:
Clearly the impression left by many that there was some hard nexus between Obama, Rezko and Farrakhan on a video tape was too good to be true. Â There is not one. This proves Larry Johnson’s propaganda stunt was mostly disinformation and false impressions meant to get the Dem Super Delegates to turn on Obama. Â Why else basically give people the impression Michelle was ranting about “whitety” with Farrakhan himself? Â Why – because the tape is weak and may not do what Clinton needs done.
That is why their collusion between the news media and the Johnson/Clinton cabal regarding the timing of any release, along with allowing the vagueÂ innuendoesÂ to persist while the truth was held from the public, is so damn wrong. Â It is bad enough much of the news media is giving Obama a pass instead of doing due diligence on Obama’s background. Â But to pick sides and work to maximize the impact of stories to the benefits of one campaign over another is an abuse of the trust of the American people.
The news media let Larry Johnson’s false impression live beyond their time and essence. Â The reason the video is not out yet is twofold: Â (a) because it is weak it required weeks of build up and establishing preconceptions by one Larry Johnson – avid Clinton support, and (b) because the risk of blow back against Clinton and the potential to cripple the Democrat Party for years to come made this a last ditch act. Â The destruction of the first African American with a chance at the Presidency by a fellow Democrat could explode back on the Clinton’s if they did not find a way to provide plausible cover and deniability.
As I posted earlier today the plan seems to be comprised of the following stages:
- Suspend (but don’t end) the Clinton campaign (now accomplished)
- Release the video of Michelle, allowing Clinton to feign surprise and disgust at the GOP
- Watch Obama’s support crash in the general election polls between now and Denver’s September convention
- Clinton comes to the rescue of the Democrats by stepping in for the mortally wounded Obama, noting how he once offed another black leader from her public position (in other words, he wasn’t that good of a democrat anyway)
Step one was completed tonight. Â Step two is supposed to happen tomorrow (June 4th), though the cover being blown on this political backstabbing of Obama may have to be delayed a bit because the cover story is not holding up too well. Â We shall see, but the stage is set for Clinton to save the Democrats if Obama stumbles. Â All she needs now is for Obama to trip up and stumble…. Â So will Bob Beckel’s prediction on step 2 come true tomorrow?