Category Archives: Britney Spears and Paris Hilton

Scum

It could be said of all politicians, but Josh Marshall says it of one politician in particular:   John McCain has a big ego. And if there’s one thing John McCain prizes it’s the high regard many prestige Washington reporters … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, McCain, McCain and the Press, Nasty Politics, Obama, Obama as Messiah, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, The McCain Brand, The Power of Narrative | 1 Comment

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle Always Leads to Trouble

It had to happen. On Thursday, July 31, the day after John McCain’s new “celebrity” campaign ad hit the airwaves – that television spot featuring Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in an implicit comparison with Obama, the one that upset … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain, McCain as a Victim of Racism, Obama, Patriotism, Playing Victim, Political Posturing, Qualifications to be President, Race and Politics, Stuck in the Past, The McCain Brand, The Race Card | Leave a comment

Dog Whistles

First of all, Hollywood is not the center of anything important – it’s essentially a silly place. The center of political life is back east in Washington, and the financial center of everything is New York, specially the borough of … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, McCain versus the Facts, Obama, Obama Disses the Troops, Political Pandering, Pop Culture, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, Racial Dogwhistles, Racism Lives On, The Race Card | 1 Comment