Hugh Hewitt Blew It

Hugh Hewitt plays up his experience as a "law professor" and "author of several books." Jeff Koopersmith rips the shroud off "Blewitt" and reveals the muddled thinking of yet another Limbaugh wannabe.

August 7, 2008 – Geneva ( – Few people have heard of Hugh Hewitt, "law professor" and "author of several books" – but he is a most treacherous fellow for the simple reason that unlike obvious sick slobs like Rush Limbaugh, Hewitt at least makes a valiant attempt at looking like a clear thinker.

He isn’t.

This week, Hewitt penned a column titled "Obama's Very Bad Week" – not a very inventive subject.

Immediately he insults Senator Obama with cheap name-calling, calling him the “Dalaibama.”  He then makes a mockery of Obama's wife – a perfect target for the Hewitt base, the Neocon and fascist right – because she is a black woman, and unwilling (as was Condi Rice) to sell her soul to big oil, promised riches, and foolish men like George Bush Jr.

Michelle Obama made the mistake of telling the truth once by saying:

I started thinking about the kind of world that I would want to hand over to my daughters. I had to think long and hard about wanting them to be able to dream of anything for themselves, you know, wanting them to be able to imagine any kind of future for themselves, and know that they would have the kind of support from this country that would allow them and all of our children to achieve those dreams.  And then I realized that if that's the kind of world that I wanted for my girls, then I had to do everything in my power, make every sacrifice, to make it possible.  So that's why I'm a woman for Obama.  That is why."

Hewitt writes about this:

No imagining "any kind of a future" without Obama? Barack's not the only one with some ego on display this week.

Now, for the record, Michelle is also audacious.

This is part and parcel of the "uppity niggers" strategy bring used by the McCain Campaign, the GOP, and the bigots who write for Human Events – a kind of a yellow rehash of Der Sturmer that maintains the façade of a "respected publication" and serves as "journamalistic" home to a herd of poor writers who claim that Obama is the racist in a failed attempt to divert your attention from the fact that it is they, not Obama, who are bigots whose breathtaking adeptness at playing the race card would make them the winners of the World Series of Klan Poker.

Human Events now serves as a primary conduit for racist sewage, pumping it straight to Senator McCain, the Republican National Committee, and others who have embarked on a full-press prejudiced campaign against the Obamas, this time using some not-so-adeptly camouflaged code words I thought had been left back in the 1970s.

The code word for this campaign is "uppity," or in their parlance, "audacious,” and the GOP now has a web site up which tracks "Obama's Audacity." It is called “Barack Obama Audacity Watch” and tells us that Obama has – horrors! – some nerve being an elected presidential candidate daring to give speeches abroad when there are hundreds of thousands of people out there thirsty to hear how America might change for the better once George Bush Jr. departs the Oval Office.

Because there has been quite a shocked reaction from true and respectable Republican leaders about these racist and insulting statements dictated by Propaganda Minister Karl Rove to his puppet, Steve Schmidt (the putative McCain campaign manager), the McCain team and the GOP has been forced to move quickly and accuse Obama of being a racist and playing "the race card" to deflect damage that they are already too late to reverse.

Hewitt doesn't get it – or perhaps he does, but chooses instead to harass the Obamas because they are black people living in America – a pretty tough fact for bigots and paranoids to deal with, but a truth that actually bothers a lot of small-minded people in our country.  That’s what Hewitt is counting on: the small minded. That’s his audience.

Obama is not "playing" the race card in any sense.  He is reacting, under-reacting in fact, to the bigotry that has become the foundation of the McCain campaign and the entire Republican roster of candidates for November 2008.

One would have to be insane not to see it, so I might suggest that Hewitt is just plain nuts were it not for the fact that he isn't.  He is a malevolent conniver, serving his pap to ignorant, greedy, and terrified Americans who fear that a black man will turn the nation into some hip-hop dance party.

Hewitt calls the following Obama statement here – "playing the race card":

The choice is clear. Most of all we can choose between hope and fear. It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy. We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?

You're damn right, Senator! America had better get the picture soon or end up with another Bush clone – an elderly professional politician who may perhaps be even more dangerous.

The coordinated McCain-GOP racist campaign is exact and poisonous.  Republicans everywhere, and in every imaginable way, are using cloaked bigotry to try to cripple Obama.  If Barack Obama makes one mistake, one slip, one error of judgment, these animals viciously attack him – and never for any serious or decent reason.  Their attack is always sprinkled with racist innuendo, a lot of scattered "Husseins" (his middle name), a lot of black church misinformation.

Here's all you need to know:

  1. He didn't choose his middle name
  2. The things some black pastors say are, sadly, true.

Hewitt is such a dimwit, or thinks you are so stupid, that he tells us McCain "pushed back hard as he should have" after Obama's truth-telling about the racist tenor of the GOP campaign.

Hewitt claims that McCain has never been accused of running a dishonorable, racist campaign and that McCain’s anger is genuine.  That may well be true – but McCain is either in the last stages of Alzheimer's or he knows damn well what's going on and endorses it.  He would  have to be blind and deaf not to have done so. If he is angry, it should be at himself for trusting the scum he has surrounded himself with, especially Schmidt and lobbyist Charlie Black, who, like Karl Rove, is a master of the sort of political dirty tricks that would make ol' Tricky Dick Nixon and even Lee Atwater blush.

Speaking of scum,  McCain was a member of the Keating Five – a very distinguished dishonorable group of immoral criminals. They were mostly Democrats, by the way. (See, I am fair and balanced!)

For those of you not aware of the Keating Five – or need the Cliff Notes – McCain and others "intervened" to help another villain, Charles Keating, escape some fraud charges.  McCain was key: he was the go-to Republican amid a gang of Democrats.  The group trying to save Keating, who needed GOP support – and John McCain was it.  When McCain realized that he would get caught up in the mess that might follow, I believe he staged a little brouhaha with the hub of the crime group, but he still appeared in small meetings trying to get his buddy Keating out of big felonious trouble.  Keating had contributed over $100,000 to McCain that's on the books and who knows how much more that went unreported, something a ten-year-old could accomplish.

McCain and his family also traveled, free of charge, on Keating’s private jet – and accepted other dear favors, but “Hey, Keating was a friend of McCain's wife and the family.”  It's reminiscent of the Bush family, no? 

By staging his holier-than-thou "fight" in my opinion, the Senate Ethics Committee ended up ruling that the involvement of McCain was minimal and he was condemned by the Committee only for exercising "poor judgment" when he met with the federal regulators on Keating's behalf.

Senator McCain's defenders assert that he was found to have violated no law or specific Rule of the United States Senate.

Well, in the words of Paris Hilton, "No duuuh!" The law is made by these rattlers!

On his Keating Five experience, McCain, that weasel, has said:

The appearance of it was wrong.  It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence.  And it was the wrong thing to do.

The APPEARANCE was wrong?  The entire incident, series of incidents, was wrong, if not in Congress-made law, then in every other way and with no margin for error.

Hewitt then repeats back the line "all hat, no cattle" which has been faxed around by Karl Rove and his gang as the new watchwords to describe Obama. Note the Texas-ness of that not-bright remark.

What does one say about McCain?  "No hat, no cattle, no head!"

Hewitt, to underscore his complete and unbridled faith in the Republican National Committee, the reptilian Karl Rove, the addle-brained John McCain, Rove-clone Schmidt and their nonstop campaign of attacking Obama's right to run for the White House, calls it the Senator’s AUDACITY to do so.

For this Hewitt tells us that McCain "won the week."

Won the “weak” is more like it.

Of course, in the mind of every bigot, McCain won the week.  If you are a racist fool, wouldn't you agree?

What in fact won the week was America's scary love affair with hate and fear.

Michelle Obama is correct to fear for her children's future, as I fear for my kids – and I'm blonde, blue-eyed, and privileged.  I look around and don’t even recognize my America anymore.

Hewitt, dog that is, asks: "What has [Obama] ever done?  What does he propose to do, specifically?"

What's he ever done?  What's he ever done?  Obama rose from a broken home, flung from pillar to post, dealt with tough to deal with grandparents, came from a miserable society across oceans, educated himself beyond the ability of people like Hewitt or Limbaugh, edited the Harvard Law Review, worked hard to help his own neighbors as a remarkably effective community organizer, ran successfully for public office, ran and won a US Senate seat in that hotbed of racism known as Illinois, and defeated the enormously popular Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

That answer your question, Mister Cowardly Lion?

McCain has not proposed – specifically or otherwise – any changes for the better than the stinking political and societal situation in which we now find ourselves bemired.  He is just another tired and fumbling rerun.

Hewitt, as if he is so frustrated about having nothing substantial with which to attack Obama adds that America has “an emerging an undeniable victory in Iraq that, had Obama had his way, would not only have been prevented but which would have seen genocide in its place.”

Ah, here's another racist and bigoted code word linked to Obama: "Genocide!"  Now Obama would have been guilty of genocide!

According to Hewitt and the Neocon right, we now have a black candidate who is audacious (read: uppity negro) and has done nothing in his life. The truth is that Hewitt himself has, by comparison,  done nothing in his life but dedicate it – lately – to spreading hate.

He writes: “Obama doesn't understand the war, and increasingly seems not to understand the American voter”. 

Ah, and Hewitt does.  He understands warfare for greed and idiots that support it because he went to law school.  I forgot.

Hewitt claims that the Iraq war is the most important issue, but somehow forgets to mention that unemployment is at an all time high, the dollar is worthless, American leaders are a standing joke in the rest of the world because they haven’t purged Bush Jr. – and Hewitt thinks that Iraq is the most important issue!

Even more side-splitting is Hewitt’s reasoning- 5t’s because “Obama cannot bring himself to admit and celebrate the unfolding victory…”.

The unfolding victory? WHAT unfolding victory?

To have a victory you have to have a war and have an enemy.  Saddam is dead. In fact, Bush could have had him assassinated, but Saddam was not his prey – the oil was.  We obliterated Saddam in a few days and watched months later as his political foes, now our buddies, jeered as they hung him.

And well before Saddam was executed, America had its ‘victory party’ with George “Cap’n Codpiece” Bush Jr. appeared in his flight suit costume on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier anchored a few yards off America's shore. Mission accomplished, indeed: Bush Jr. displayed his inane naiveté and that of his advance team, who actually believed they could fool America that he was some sort of hero.

The truth, of course, is that Bush Jr. is nothing but a killer. Now he is the subject of unrelenting and fully warranted ridicule.

And yes, Hugh Hewitt is a law professor, broadcast journalist, and author of several books – and he’s a certifiable idiot. 

Jeff Koopersmith is an internationally renowned political consultant, opinion research authority and policy analyst. He has lobbied for causes including the alternative fuel sector and women's health, and is an expert on the international real estate market. He lives in Philadelphia, Washington and Geneva.

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