Occasionally I'm struck, as most people are from time to time, by a thought I perceive to be commonplace that turns out to be a novelty to many of the people I bring it up to. A few of those:
- Barack Obama really is an authentic African-American, something the blackest black guys like rapper 50 Cent, bred in Queens who has survived multiple bullet wounds, can't boast. Obama's father was an African and his mother was an American!
- Isn't it a better hygienic practice for men to wash their hands before urinating rather than doing so afterwards (I do both, although the latter is primarily to maintain a clean (heh) image)? It only takes a few minutes in a public area for hands to come into contact with all sorts of nastiness. The genitals, in contrast, come into contact with little other than (presumably) clean boxers or briefs.
- Bill Ayers' infamous "I don't regret setting bombs" and "I don't want to discount the possibility [of making the same decisions if I could travel back in time]" comments were published in the NYT on September 11, 2001. Why don't anti-Obama groups explicitly point this out? No, it wouldn't be fair to insinuate that his remarks about his memoirs were made in response to the towers coming down, but how would leftist media outlets respond to that insinuation? Would they risk focusing greater attention to Ayers and the Obama connection? How would Obama be able to respond to it? Dirty, but potentially harder hitting than the "Obama is a Muslim" tactic.