Every major Democrat presidential candidate has attended the Yearly Kos convention. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keynoted the nutroots’ annual gathering two years ago. Dick Durbin appeared via satellite with the official Senate seal in the background. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat down with the Kossacks and their ilk for a chat at Netroots Nation this year. Hillary pandered to the Kos crowd last summer. So did Barack Obama.
Ever since John McCain announced his VP pick, the Daily Kos — the self-declared “New Center” of American politics — has been an out-of-control incubator of deranged conspiracy theories and attacks on GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s family. Will a single Kos Democrat stand up publicly and specifically denounce the madness on the left side of the Internet? Or do they agree with the Kos smear merchants that monitoring Palin family pregnancies and jeering about 17-year-old Bristol’s situtation — as Kos himself does here in this post now featured on the front page of the site — is “fair game?
Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama Monday afternoon issued a strong statement to “back off” reports of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, telling reporters families — and especially children — are off limits in this presidential campaign.
Mr. Obama, campaigning here, also noted that his own mother was 18 when she gave birth to him.
“People’s families are off limits,” he said. “People’s children are especially off limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. ”
“I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories,” he added. “That shouldn’t be a topic in our politics.”
He vehemently pushed back against an unnamed McCain aide suggesting his campaign had any ties to the blogs that were spreading rumors before the news broke, saying he was “offended” by that and if any of his staff was involved in spreading the issue, “they’d be fired.”
The Kossacks aren’t listening:
First of all, who says that Bristol Palin really is pregnant right now? She could suddenly have a miscarriage down the road and poof baby gone.
Secondly, Bristol could have had a baby back in April, and be pregnant again.
Who believes this press release is true (3+ / 0-)
dksbook, OleHippieChick, MinnesotaMom
just because the campaign says so does not explain why she missed 5 months of school prior i do not BELIEVE anything they say
by need pr on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 10:56:49 AM PDT
Maybe she had morning sickness. n/t (0+ / 0-)
by concernedamerican on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 10:57:43 AM PDT
Of course she’s lying. What politicians tells the (0+ / 0-)
truth about sex?
The press thinks being fair and balanced means if a comment is made about the pleasant smell of roses, not forgetting to talk up the smell of shit.
by Dungeon Dwelling Dragon on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 11:04:03 AM PDT
Complete Horsesh*t (1+ / 0-)
Me, either. The timing here is absolutely stunning. You’d have to be out of your mind or senile (like McSurge) to buy any of this tripe.
by Ninbus on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 11:04:20 AM PDT
Commenter Will Amos: “Barry need to go on Kos himself with a post and tell them to knock it off. A press release isn[‘]t enough. It goes to his judgment.”