Halperin.. Continued: Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell sounds off as well:

Halperin is so terrified of offending McCain’s team that he recently gave each of them an overall grade of “B” or higher for their campaign work — even though they led him to defeat (in a rout), helped him make the disastrous Palin pick, left much of his reputation in tatters and took much of his party down with him. Other than that: Good work, guys. As I asked after those grades came out, where was Halperin when I needed him as one of my teachers back in high school?…

And who can forget Halperin’s lengthy post at his site back in February when he listed 16 things that “McCain can do” in taking on Obama that the vanquished Hillary Clinton could not. The list included “6. Allow some supporters to risk being accused of using the race card when criticizing Obama” and “11. Emphasize Barack Hussein Obama’s unusual name and exotic background through a Manchurian Candidate prism.” …

It’s the old false equivalency problem. In his “disgusting” remarks at the forum, Halperin cited as one of the most obvious flaws the New York Times’ late profiles of Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama. Why, the McCain profile was more negative! But, come of think of it, Michelle did not have an affair with Barack while he was married to another, did not steal money from her own charity and barely avoid jail, did not become a drug addict, did not lie about the the circumstances of adopting a baby abroad, and so on.


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