So there was a story today that I found bizarre, but thanks to the insightful analysis of the story itself and a bit of aftermath Talking Points Memo put it in a context that completely turned my stomach. Take a visit to their analysis of the context for a white house official calling Barak Obama, "intellectually lazy" today, then tell me how this isn't incredibly offensive and disturbing.
Also, this might be a good thing for Obama's campaign, because what could more beautifully illustrate the very thing he says he wants to fight. The white house basically has one of their lackeys sending out an implicitly racist insult against a candidate who is running a campaign all about hope and getting rid of the cynical partisan norm in DC. Would welcome any thoughts on this.