If she stops giving speeches…

…we’ll lay off of her. Only in Obama land can you put your wife front and center when it is convenient for you, and then, with a straight face, tell people that they cannot talk about her:

Democrat Barack Obama has a message for Tennessee’s Republican Party: “Lay off my wife.”Obama and his wife, Michelle, were asked in an interview aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about an online video last week by Tennessee’s GOP taking her to task for a comment some considered unpatriotic.

Obama said it was unacceptable for anyone to attack his family.

Of course, what this tells me is that Obama knows that his wife is a liability — and I’m perfectly willing to take advantage of that fact.

You know, speaking of me, I’m wondering how the “vast right wing conspiracy” trope is going to play out in this election. When Hillary and Bill used it so effectively back in the 1990s, you had the MSM, and then you had a few other anti-Clinton media outlets that the MSM could easily target by going after their financing.

What do you do when you have thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of bloggers like me, people who have no Scaife supporting them, who have no political contacts, who have no personal bones to pick, but who nevertheless raise their voices loudly against the most recent Statist candidate?

By the way, I like what Rick Moran said today at American Thinker about Obama’s latest squeal of outrage:

I’ve written a couple of pieces on my own site about Obama’s whining. It is really getting to be annoying. The candidate takes any criticism levelled against him as unfair or dirty politics.

Charles Johnson also had a nice swipe at Obama’s “you’re being mean to me” attitude, coupled with another one of Obama’s elitist references:

Barack Obama is becoming known as the snapping poodle of the 2008 election, snarling and lashing out and whining about poor treatment as he runs for the most powerful position in the world


Obama also called the Tennessee Republican Party “low class.”

“The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record,” Obama said. “If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.”

He called the strategy “low class.”

Obama’s increasingly inept way with words gives more credence to the theory currently making the rounds (h/t Suek) that he is a carefully manufactured product of the Statist party, with his grooming going back decades.