The Dillard Doctrine

Urban Conservative Commentary on Politics & Life

If You Don’t Have Something Smart To Say…

…again, don’t say anything at all.

The first offender: Sen. Joe Biden

“Make no mistake about this, Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight,” Biden said testily when a voter told Biden he was glad the Delaware senator had been chosen and not Clinton.

“She’s a truly close personal friend and she is qualified to be President of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me,” he continued.

Now, self-depreciation occasionally serves its purposes; I do it on occasion. But when a good majority of the dhimmicratic party once (still?) believed (believes?) that Hillary should’ve been the VP nominee, it’s probably not smart to say she’s more qualified…even if you’re just doing your “normal guy” shitick.

The second offender: Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis (he who sponsored the resolution apologizing for slavery):

“If you want change, you want the Democratic Party,” Cohen said. “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

Now, in the good representative’s defense, the first place I saw this was on Daily Kos (through JJP). And historically, there may be some accuracy to the statement; Pilate was definitely a governor, and I guess whether Jesus could be seen as a “community organizer” is open to interpretation.

But to add names to the statement just makes the inference that Obama is more like The One and Palin is more like the other.

Not smart.



Written by Coby Dillard

September 10, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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  1. Are we really gonna talk about saying stupid things?

    No, I didn’t really think so.

    D. Sure…..why not? Biden’s comment was (strategically) ill advised, but I’m not gonna beat him up over it. Cohen’s was stupid, by anyone’s standards. The statement had more effect when names were left out of it, but Cohen should’ve know that the right wing would go ape shit if Obama and Jesus were mentioned in the same sentence.


    September 18, 2008 at 12:54 am

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