Well, I reckon if Allison "Sorry, but I really hate poor people" Pearson gets a thread, Platell deserves one too.Rhetorically Speaking
pointed me in the direction of a piss-poor analysis of Barack Obama which deserves a mention on these forums:Charismatic, yes. But I fear Obama's not a new JFK
Equally misguided are his plans to meet - in person, if necessary - the leaders of Iran, Cuba and North Korea, who do not deserve to be dignified with a place at any negotiating table.
Yes, because the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have proved such successes.
Finally, there is his unflinching support for the U.S.'s abortion laws, which allow terminations up to 26 weeks - despite the wealth of evidence which shows that babies born at 20 weeks stand a good chance of survival.
Far from heralding progress, I fear that Obama is the very embodiment of the same failed Leftish experiment that has blighted Britain throughout ten years of Labour rule.
Someone likes Nadine Dorries. Also, New Labour? Leftish? Are you fucking serious?
Beneath the magic - and the man has oddles of it - Obama is an East Coast cosmopolitan bien pensant. He is as ideologically distanced from Middle America as he is from the Moon.
Whereas Clinton and McCain are obviously salt-of-the-earth Everypeople. The 'bien pensant' charge, a strange one given Obama's background, is rather similar to the 'elitist' one popular in America. I'm reminded of this Get Your War On
So sue me - that makes me an elitist? Good! If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist!
Back to Platell:
In an ideal world, the colour of a presidential candidate's skin ought not to matter. But this is not an ideal world - and the fact is, for understandable reasons, Obama has played up his ethnic heritage to an uncomfortable degree.
Would you prefer he painted his face white for TV appearances or something?
Then, on his wife Michelle:
This from a girl who, despite her humble origins, won a place at one of the U.S.'s best universities and went on to become a lawyer, only to spend her adult life complaining about a lack of opportunity for people from backgrounds like hers.
Amanda goes for 'massive logical fallacy' in this final part of the column, as she bravely uses Mrs Obama's life to represent that of all black women, branding her a hypocrite for suggesting otherwise.
Also, I think this has already been covered elsewhere, but Platell is also responsible for this:Oh Fern! Why DID you have to fib about your gastric band?
Well what the fuck are you, her mother?