The general election race got an early start as Sen. John McCain and Sen. Obama squared off against each other in prime time speeches. The pundits are already declaring Obama the winner in this first round. McCain's speech just didn't measure up to Obama's high standards for oratorical flare they tell us. Obama backhanded McCain while appearing to honor his "heroic service" to his country. "I honor that service, and I respect his many accomplishments, even if he chooses to deny mine," Obama said. Am I missing something hear? Oh, here's what Obama equates to McCain's military service to his country:
Despite what the good Senator from Arizona said tonight, I have seen people of differing views and opinions find common cause many times during my two decades in public life, and I have brought many together myself. I've walked arm-in-arm with community leaders on the South Side of Chicago and watched tensions fade as black, white, and Latino fought together for good jobs and good schools.
Yeah, I have to agree with Obama. That Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan and Michael Pfleger really know how to heal racial tensions. These men are very thankful for all the federal and state grant money Obama has steered to the South Side for their self-enrichment. Obama has obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in earmarks for programs run by Father Pfleger. Pfleger has generously donated thousands of dollars to Obama's campaigns. That couldn't be easy on the $9,000 annual pay a Catholic priest typically receives.