Not content with writing the most repulsive anti-Obama smear piece back in the summer, when she penned the lines:
"His problem is not so much that he is an African-American in the modern political sense of being a black American. It is that he is an African-American in the literal sense of being half African and only half American."
the Daily Telegraph's uber neocon columnist has now submitted an article so silly it even makes 'Mad' Mel Phillips' offerings on Obama look relatively sane (and that is saying a hell of a lot).
Daley has spent the entire year throwing all the usual neocon insults at Obama- ie he's soft on 'terror', he's a luxury the 'free world' cannot afford etc etc; now she's turning her attention to the damage Comrade Barack would do the US economy with his terrible plans to 'spread the wealth'.
"There is another facet of Obama taxation with even more serious consequences for the US. In order to pay for his tax cut for 95 per cent of the population (half of whom do not pay income tax and whose "cut" would be in the form of a cash rebate), President Obama and his Democratic Congress would raise the US rate of corporation tax - already the second highest in the world - from 15 to 20 per cent. They also plan to punish through taxation companies that employ people overseas rather than "creating American jobs".
Wow, how revolutionary! How Marxist! Raising corporation tax to 20%! Using the taxation system to encouraging firms to employ people in America and not in Indonesian sweat shops! What a catastrophe that would be for ordinary American people!
As to what will happen in tomorrow's election, Daley predicts:
For what it is worth, I think it will be a close presidential race with the favourite, Obama, winning by a squeak
It's rather different to what she was predicting earlier this year:
Obama will not win the presidency: America will have been made to feel sufficiently good about itself simply by his nomination and the way it responds to him as a candidate not to feel the need to put him in the White House.
The popular, if not the electoral college, vote will be close but America will decide that in such dangerous times, it must choose the wise older leader, the war hero, the statesman who talks about foreign policy and national security with real authority.
Then again, predictions are not really Ms Daley's strong point.
This is after all the same journalist who labelled the moral case against the Iraq war to be "at best naive, at worst idiotic" and who believed (please, no sniggering at the back), the existence of WMDs to have been established by Blair's dossier.
Now, having told us emphatically that 'Obama will not win the Presidency', Daley thinks he'll win 'by a squeak'.
You know what that means, folks.
Get down your local bookies and put a bet on an Obama landslide.
NEWS FLASH: Janet Daley's Daily Telegraph colleague Simon Heffer has made a last-gasp attempt to grab the 'Silliest Anti-Obama article of the Year Award' with this ridiculous offering.
He has been branded a socialist by Sarah Palin and, because it was Sarah Palin doing the branding, the term was ridiculed by media here who are almost clinically biased against the Republicans. However, when one examines Mr Obama's rhetoric about "spreading the wealth", and looks at spending promises made in the past 21 months, socialism is a fair term. He plans, or at least has promised, expensive projects - such as healthcare reforms.
As questionnaire says in the comments to this post, it really doesn't take much to be labelled a 'Marxist' these days. Or a 'socialist' either, as far as Daley & Heffer are concerned.