Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thoughts on Last Night's Forum

Last night was a big victory for John McCain. It is clearly why McCain has been asking for debates and Obama has been ducking them. Obama simply cannot respond unless he is reading a teleprompter because, like so many leftists before him (Gore, Kerry, et al) he's not real.

Last night it was the august Senator vs. a guy who has been a senator since August;
it was the grown-up who knows what he believes and has the experience to have reason to believe it and the guy in the high school debate club struggling to find the "right" answers, the one he's supposed to know from history class but was too stoned that day to remember; it was the man who had withstood torture against the guy who thinks torture is being hungover after another kegger on the Harvard campus.

It was a contest between a man who asks what he can do for his country versus a guy who asks what his country can do for him. It was the man who believes God should bless America and the guy who believes, in the words of his mentor, God should "damn America."

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One of the most telling moments of the night came when the man and the spoiled, elitist child were asked about who they would turn to for advice. The man named people of great accomplishment: a war hero whose actions had saved tens of thousands of lives and helped spread freedom and democracy to one of the last violent and primitive regions on the planet and the child mentioned his (grand) mommy. The man named a hero of industry whose efforts had brought jobs and prosperity to thousands, the other his best gal, famous for nothing other than a "boo-hoo, poor me, nobody likes me because I'm black" college thesis and for insisting that (boo-hoo, poor me) America is "mean" to me.

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Remind me, isn't the grandmother Obama said he'd turn to for advice the same "typical white woman" he threw under a bus not all that long ago? This guy is John Kerry on steroids (or some other drug). You know, "I voted FOR my grandmother after I voted AGAINST my grandmother." To Obama -- like all narcissists -- people are like issues, you don't care about them, you just use them for personal gain. (Wasn't he FOR Reverend Wright before he was AGAINST Reverend Wright, and AGAINST NAFTA before he was FOR NAFTA, AGAINST gun rights before he was FOR gun rights, FOR surrendering in Iraq and now AGAINST surrendering in Iraq (unless he's for it again...))

Another telling moment came when the two were asked about the existence of evil. Obama had no doubt that evil exists, and then spent almost his entire answer arguing that America and Americans are evil, that the threat is not al Qaeda (which he didn't mention) or Islamic Jihadists (which he didn't mention) or Hamas (which he didn't mention) but Americans who beat their children and Americans who provoke the evil-doers by fighting back against them without the "humility" to know that the terrorists have their point-of-view, too.

Obama also fudged a number of answers, including lying about his support of post-birth abortions. This will come back to haunt him because, unlike when another famous "say anything for personal power," glib lefitst pretty-boy whose goal was not serving America but proving how great he is by being elected president, Bill Clinton, was triangulating and lying his way to his lifelong dream of being ultimate personal power, this is not 1992 and the leftist media -- no matter how many tingles shoot towards their groin whenever the Dalibama (as Hugh Hewitt calls him) speaks -- does not fully control all aspects of the media. Keith Olbermann can lie on Barry's behalf, Brian Williams can deem the truth unimportant, but there is now an alternative media that didn't exist when Bill was saying one thing here, another thing there and doing a third.

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Any questions about McCain's age ware answered as he looked good, was sharp in his replies,was both affable and strong. Any questions about Obama's utter lack of experience (not to mention convictions) were also answered, though not in a positive way. Obama looked like a beauty pageant contestant struggling through the "interview" portion of the contest. His answers were infantile but, he hopes, not devastating as he returns to what he does best, the swimsuit competition.

59 comments:

Zundfolge said...

I doubt this "debate" will cause anyone that liked Obama to like him less (but lets be honest, his fans weren't watching).

I'm one of those Republicans that doesn't really like McCain. While I believe he's an honorable man and a patriot, I also think he's a RINO and just dead wrong on a handful of issues, so my plan this November was to vote for him as a vote against Obama (who I believe is capable of destroying America).

McCain's performance went a long way toward making my decision to vote for him (as opposed to just voting against Obama) easier.

And its going to be disaffected conservatives deciding not to sit this one out that will get McCain elected (not just folk like me voting against Barry).

So now I'm slightly less pessimistic :)

John said...

I as well, zundfolge.

Obama has some presidential qualities that resonate well and are ostensibly responsible for making the race competetive against a seasoned pro and war hero like McCain.

Those qualities are legitimate, but superficial.

He has the poise, aesthetics, voice, and fairy-tale packaging that would outscore McCain in a beauty contest, and-- last but by no means least-- an exotic name and race (compared to, at least, the "other presidents on the dollar bills") which is the implicit "Change" in the mantra (which also implies that the presidential succession of WASPy caucasians was an experiment in failure, as capped by George W. "The Worst President in History" Bush), but lacks the most essential qualities of all: character integrity, depth, and raw experience.

And the empty suit is necessarily filled by posturing, second and third thought adjustments and flip-flopping, outright deceit, finger-pointing, deflections, and historical revisionism (both private and public) in the endeavor to preserve and puff up the superficial Image, which Obama carries well, with but a few stumblings and fumbles.

The challenge is to get over the carefully crafted "Image" and see Obama for what he is: The latest gimmick in a long line of Marxist-influenced demagogues packaged with JFK mojo and mystique (dubbed the heir apparent of Camelot by Uncle Teddy himself) as the lipstick on the pig of Marxism (however diluted and bastardized), and a man who engages in posturing, second and third thought adjustments and flip-flopping, outright deceit, finger-pointing, deflections, and historical revisionism (both private and public).

The question is, has America--or humanity, for that matter-- changed much since 1960, when John Kennedy "won" the televised debate
against Richard Nixon by telegenics alone (Nixon is roundly credited with winning the debate on substance), or when conceited JFK-wannabe Bill Clinton beat war hero, CIA director, two-term Vice president, and President George H. Bush in '92, on a mantra of (Man From) Hope and (It's Time To) Change?"

Has American culture gotten less shallow?

Not if Britney and Paris' magazine-cover poppetry is any indication (an evocation in a McCain ad which struck a nerve with the Obamites, as it struck too close to home).

However, Nixon's "Silent Majority" is alive and well, methinks.

JFK beat Nixon in '60 by a razor-thin margin (with the votes in Chicago dubious enough to have warranted a recount, which Nixon declined to pursue).

Nixon came back in '72 against McGovern and won in a landslide, thanks to the Silent Majority.

And that Silent Majority was alive and well in '04 when it came out in force to give W. Bush the most democratic votes cast in the history of democracy (a milestone you don't hear about, as it's to the credit of the wrong party and the hated Bush and Karl Rove, to boot), which outnumbered Kerry's reception of the most Democratic votes cast in the history of the party.

It's a question of whether McCain can inspire and rally the resting giant to once again save the country from its own worst aspects (i.e. liberalism).

And McCain went a long way in accomplishing that last night.

I would wager that he gets the bump he needs to edge past Obama this week.

Henry said...

Obama in a bikini...

Heh heh

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like all these dinks have got...apart from that Ace of SPADES trump card thing up their slimy, bigot monkey sleeves...is this pathetic Obama is a celeb PARROT squawk.

Always entertaining to watch the right wing stink tanks come up with their sicko gambits and then turn them over to parrot freaks like thse to beat to death.

Well, nothing more to dismiss here and I've got a meeting with the ISP guy and their lawyer, so tata.

In the meantime, ax yosef, why is America going Democrat so strong all over the country?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Evan. As usual you are right on target with your analysis. Please stay active with your blogging and commentary as we approach this pivotal moment in history. America needs more Evan Sayets...

Evan Sayet said...

If anyone wishes to see the difference between the left and the right take the Obama/McCain forum the other day and extrapolate it onto this site where the Right offers reason, facts, civility and decency and "Anon" offers hate, name-calling and childish tantrums.

Anonymous said...

Duh, is that what the right offered with this twisted garbage?

I guess that's why America is going Democrat all over the country.

All you creeps have is slime and bigotry and Corsi coarseness. And when you're called on it you whine about name calling...poooooor little brown shirts.

John said...

This is pure projection:

"Always entertaining to watch the right wing stink tanks come up with their sicko gambits and then turn them over to parrot freaks like thse to beat to death."

The "parrot freaks" are the mindless minions--like Anon-- who get their talking points, soundbites, and propaganda--the Kool Aid-- from their gurus higher up in the food chain (Daily Kos, Moveon, Common Dreams, Huffington Post, etc.).

That's where their wells of information are and they draw out the Kool Aid by the bucketful and then lug them over and splash them into the commentary sections of the right wing blogs, and that's why they all sound the same.

Mr. Sayet correctly identified the substance of their own contributions (apart from the imported Kool Aid written by others) as hateful, name-calling, childish tantrums.

His detractors are so far gone, so bereft of self-awareness and zombied out, that while protesting that assessment they obliviously only confirm it (with the obligatory projection):

"Well, it looks like all these dinks...that Ace of SPADES trump card thing up their slimy, bigot monkey sleeves...is this pathetic...PARROT squawk...Duh, is that what the right offered with this twisted garbage...All you creeps have is slime and bigotry and Corsi coarseness...poooooor little brown shirts."

They've lost their minds.

brettmcs said...

Great analysis as always, but echoing the sentiment above, we need more Evan! As noted in the post, the blogosphere is key this time (and for ever more). Well...?

Is the same pattern being played out as in MN, with the Dems picking a media star (Franken) to run against a steady, solid opponent (Coleman)? The result being that Franken has been shown to be out of his depth, in a seat the Dems were supposed to take.

When do the Dems start suffering by buyer's remorse on the Federal level?

WalrusRex said...

Obama's style is platitude with attitude. He cannot stand against actual content.

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John said...

That's why after daring "Anytime, anywhere" in response to being challenged to a series of impromptu, one-on-one Town Hall-style debates, he quickly backpedaled when told when and where.

And we saw why at Saddleback.

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John said...

Good morning:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Have a nice day.

John said...

Boil had gloated:

"This will be the most fun blog in the world to read on November 5, when this clown sees that America has rejected his side's personality-based attacks and voted based on the, you know, issues that are important. Perhaps we will see a complete meltdown."

Count on it.

ytba said...

OBAMA'S MARXISM EXPOSED

The man is VERY dangerous, and even more so because he's learned that if he wants to get into a position powerful enough to "change" a free country, he mustn't ever ever tell it's people what his true intentions are.

Fortunately, he's becoming exposed for the Communist that he is. The more we learn, the worse he looks, and rightly so.

John said...

"Obama's support among Democrats fell 9 percentage points this month to 74 percent, while McCain has the backing of 81 percent of Republicans.

Support for Obama, an Illinois senator, fell 12 percentage points among liberals, with 10 percent of liberals still undecided compared to 9 percent of conservatives."

The dip in support for Obama, who would be the first black U.S. president, cut across demographic and ideological lines. He slipped among Catholics, born-again Christians, women, independents and younger voters.

He retained the support of more than 90 percent of black voters.

There were no wild swings, there isn't one group that is radically different than last month or even two months ago.

'It was just a steady decline for Obama across the board,' Zogby said.

Obama's support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29, which had been one of his strengths, slipped 12 percentage points to 52 percent. McCain, who will turn 72 next week, was winning 40 percent of younger voters."

weathermen 4 barrack said...

Obama's putting on Ayers, again...

John said...

Thursday, August 21, 2008
Jim Geraghty

"Over the past few weeks, I heard from folks who work in other media and in GOP circles that Team Obama was variously frustrated, scared, angry, panicking, etc. I didn't put much stock in it, as some of these folks wanted to believe it, and there weren't a lot of outward signs of panic in the Democratic campaign.

But in the past few days, we have seen three separate signs of panic..."

Make that four. The silence here speaks volumes.

No more gloating "laaaaaaanslide!" certitudes and "hahahas."

Anonymous said...

Gee, what happened to all the posts from paid liberal blog trolls??

Maybe they all quit after the paychecks they were promised by the Hillary campaign never showed up?

Maybe there aren't enough of them to cover the thousands of blogs *not* run by radical leftist sheep.

Maybe after they loose the election they'll all leave the horrible, evil USA and move to socialist countries where they belong...

John said...

They're eating their own words and realizing how tough they are to swallow.

And/or they're busy with the beginning of the fall semester.

time to switch said...

Y'all Lissin, Now:

Citing social issues, local GOP officials are abandoning their party in droves.

A wave of GOP state legislators and other officials is defecting from the Republican Party, exposing the role that an increasingly hard line on social issues may be playing in driving out moderates. The departures weaken the GOP as it confronts another challenging election.

"I don’t think Ronald Reagan would recognize the party anymore," Wisconsin state Rep. Jeff Wood told the Chippewa Herald on July 8.

Wood announced he was leaving the Republicans to become an independent. In a closely divided state — where each of the major parties narrowly controls one chamber — Wood’s switch underscores widespread concern over conservatives’ embrace of big government on issues such as war spending and eavesdropping.

"The party continues to try to prove Ben Franklin wrong, trying to buy security by sacrificing liberty," Wood said.

Others who are leaving the GOP in states essential to Republican electoral strategies are even announcing as Democrats.

"I am not leaving the Republican Party as much as I believe the Republican Party left me," four-term Colorado state Rep. Debbie Stafford told the Associated Press.

To welcome Stafford into their ranks, state Democrats recently gave her a jersey bearing the number "40." That is the number of seats her caucus-mates now hold in the state House, where they command a once-unthinkable 40-25 margin over minority Republicans.

In Missouri — the state in which presidential outcome most reliably mirrors the national result — a former Republican and state senator, Chris Koster, said Republicans have misread the politics of abortion and biotechnology. The party’s rigid rejection of research opportunities inherent in stem cells and threats by ideologues to punish scientists who disobey them badly hurt the state’s image.

"Go to Boston for your Nobel Prize; come to Missouri for your leg irons," Koster joked during the press conference announcing his switch.

Koster recently won a competitive Democratic primary for state attorney general. Chris Benjamin, who vied to replace Koster in his 31st District senate seat, also switched parties early this year to become a Democrat.

The trend extends to Republicans in once reliably "red zones" — or GOP-leaning areas — in predominantly Democratic states. Local leaders are rethinking their allegiance and changing their party affiliation. In at least three cases, party-switchers in these once-conservative suburban regions have cited right-wing attacks against abortion and gay rights as major motivations for their change.

"You find yourself, over time, on many issues, being more aligned with Democrats," said Edina, Minn., Mayor James Hovland to the website MinnesotaMonitor.com. "And you start thinking, ‘This is where I belong.’ "

Early this year, Hovland announced and then withdrew from a run as a Democrat for the state’s 3rd District seat in the U.S. Congress. He said he does not rule out later runs for higher office.

The current administration undid his identification with the GOP. Hovland not only voted for Bush in 2000, he said, but also attended Bush’s first inauguration.

Hovland said he favors Roe v. Wade and opposed Republicans’ failed drives — at both the state and federal level — to pass constitutional amendments banning civil marriage for same-sex couples.

In New York state, at least one Republican from Westchester County has been on the GOP ticket every statewide election for the past 50 years. But it is a red zone no more. One of the county’s last Republicans recently changed parties.

"The main reason I left was the agenda and issues of the Republicans in Washington have been destroying the Republican Party," state Rep. Mike Spano told City Hall News, a monthly newsletter.

Spano cited a backlash against the GOP’s attacks on same-sex marriage and said the issue may have hurt his brother, a Republican, who in 2006 lost a close race for re-election to a state senate seat in New York.

In another suburban Republican stronghold, Washington state Rep. Fred Jarrett, who represents Mercer Island, east of Seattle, announced a switch that caught his party off guard.

"What I’ve been doing as long as I’ve been in the legislature is trying to articulate that moderate Republican … viewpoint," Jarrett told the Seattle Times in late 2007. "What I found is I may have a lot of ego, but I don’t think I have enough ego to think anymore that I can do it."

Jarrett said that the final nudge for his switch was Republicans’ hard line against abortion. "My district is 70 percent pro-choice," he said. "How could I represent my district and tone down a record that I’ve had that has always been pro-choice?"

At their September convention, Republicans will likely downplay the divisive party platform and the attacks on abortion and gay rights that define the party’s direct-mail appeals for dollars and votes.

For an increasing number of formerly GOP office-holders, such maneuvers are beside the point. The orthodoxy of party colleagues and the severity of the party line have driven them overboard.

Because party switches can be an early indicator of results in the next election, the GOP in several areas may soon be losing more officials than those who have lately jumped ship.

flusher said...

Why do Gopiggies focus only on the presidential election where racism is hurting O?

Is it because the poor boobs are going down a series of tubes everywhere else in the country?

Anonymous said...

Hahahhahaha...this is hilarious...Psychet has been praising Toby Keith for ages...


Toby is now praising Barack Obama even more fulsomely.
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John said...

Toby's for Obama? I don't believe it.

John said...

Hey, "Time to switch," how come you never source the Kool Aid you import?

Who put that together?

Where'd you get it?

Anonymous said...

Buchanan accuses 'McCain's neocon warmonger' of treason

Stephen C. Webster
Published: Friday August 22, 2008


According to conservative commentator and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, Sen. John McCain's chief foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann is a 'dual loyalist,' 'neocon warmonger' involved in activities that 'none dare call treason.'

Scheunemann's former employer, Orion Strategies, is a lobbying firm with strong ties to Mikheil Saakashvili's administration in Georgia.

Since Georgia attempted to retake South Ossetia by force, triggering a sharp, violent rebuke by Russian forces, Sen. McCain has been by far the most strident advocate of US support for the former Soviet state. And his top adviser, says Buchanan, may well be the next Henry Kissinger or Zbigniew Brzezinski.

"He is a dual loyalist, a foreign agent whose assignment is to get America committed to spilling the blood of her sons for client regimes who have made this moral mercenary a rich man," he wrote.

In his recent history, Scheunemann was a key member of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), which lobbied President Clinton for war with Iraq for years before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He was also a signatory on a letter to President George W. Bush, just days after the terrorist attacks, demanding an invasion of Iraq and threatening political consequences if the president did not comply.

In addition, Scheunemann served as executive director of Ahmad Chalabi's group, "The Committee for Liberation of Iraq," a pro-war organization formed in 2002. Chalabi, once dubbed the "George Washington of Iraq," has since been accused of providing false information to US authorities and is currently under investigation.

"Most important, Scheunemann's former lobbying firm, Orion Strategies, received at lest $800,000 from the government of Georgia between 2004 and May 15, 2008, when Scheunemann finally severed his ties -- officially, at least -- to the firm," notes The Nation. "Before that, between January 1, 2007, and May 15, 2008, Scheunemann was officially on the payroll as both Georgia's lobbyist and McCain's top adviser, during which time Georgia paid Orion and $290,000 and McCain paid him $70,000."

While the Bush administration has conceded that the Russian response to Georgia's aggression is not grounds for starting another war, Scheunemann and Orion Strategies have succeeded in making Georgian membership in NATO a popular position. Sens. McCain and Obama, along with the Bush administration, are all pushing to have the embattled nation inducted into the alliance, bringing a pact of war along with it should Russian forces again cross into the country.

"Others who were once uneasy about the influence of conservatives on Mr. McCain say that their worries have not been realized, even as Mr. McCain has taken conservative positions," writes Elizabeth Bumiller in the New York Times.

"This is the situation in which the interventionists have placed our country: committed to go to war for countries and causes that do not justify war, against a Russia that is re-emerging as a great power only to find NATO squatting on her doorstep," said Buchanan.

"[T]here doesn't seem to be any momentum either for a direct legal challenge or a congressional investigation, which could subpoena the players and get sworn testimony," reported Robert Dreyfuss for The Nation.

McCain staff have called the criticism of Scheunemann's ties to Georgia "disgraceful," and even alleged that Democrats are parroting claims injected into Western media by a Russian public relations firm.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Keith story, too.

Actually, who cares since he's a fucking pinhead.

Still it's hilarious to see his little brownshirt buddies squirm.

John said...

You're the one who's squirming, "anonymous." You overcooked your pop tart and now it's toast.

What was hilarious was the skinny, big-eared junior senator getting too cocky with Mac and sticking his jaw out ("He don't know who's messin' with")...and then getting WALLOPED.

It reminded me of motor-mouth Ali dancing in too close to Ken Norton one fight night and getting his jaw broken.

(Ali ended up losing the fight, too, btw).

So now Obama and his acolytes are boo-hooing about McCain "going negative"--and decided to go after rich Cindy, instead, supposedly because she's "out of touch" with Joe Six-Pack.

Right, that'll work. The heiress of a family fortune made by a Budweiser distributor vs. Michelle the Ivy League lawyer.

Get used to the squirming. It's going to get a lot worse. You're going to be reduced to a quivering, obsenity-spouting pulp by the time this is over.

John said...

Perfect. A pair of plagiarists on the Democratic ticket.

riko flusher said...

hahaha...this poor weasel has got buttons all over his poor simple ass.

Tell him about McCorpse's wikipedia studies and his cross in the dirt embarrassment.

That should be good for another desperate and hilarious ten paragraph scream.

squirm baby squirm said...

The wild eyed Buchanan wing hates McWiki; the sane and moderate Eisenhower Institute types are giving up the GOP; smarter evangelicals are moving away; youth are repelled by the gross, trog fools.

It's all boiling down to a nasty core of twisted, lowbrow sociopaths at the bottom and their greedy sociopath manipulators at the top.

What a fucking carnival.

McMansions dat's plooooral said...

« Houses The Same As Neckties In Republican Eyes


“Fox & Friends” agree McCain’s housing gaffe a big deal, still try to cover for him

John McCain should realize he’s in serious trouble when even the dupes at “Fox & Friends” are willing to admit that he messed up big time with his housing gaffe. Although Gretchen Carlson and the rest of the crew do their best to cover for McCain by saying, “You need to have gazillions to become president” and “You have to be an elitist to some extent to become president of our country,” hahahahahahahahahahhahahaahhaaha... the overall consensus is that this will come back to haunt McCain.



The Obama campaign could not have played this better. By injecting into the mainstream dialogue the idea that McCain is really the one out of touch with average Americans, he not only deflects that false characterization off of him, but he also gives the media a reason to make the connection and push the meme every time McCain acts “elitist” (e.g. $520 Ferragamo loafers, Cindy’s private planes). The fact that the McCain campaign responded with the Ayers/Rezko/Wright/POW kitchen sink says a lot about how damaging they perceive this attack to be. Brilliant.

yacov said...

Yeah, a loyal, hard working black woman who made a major lawyer of herself vs. a fucking bimbo heiress who stole an severely injured woman's husband after that woman had waited for McCunt for many years...oh that's one for the GOPiggies awrite...

John said...

"Obama's support among Democrats fell 9 percentage points this month to 74 percent, while McCain has the backing of 81 percent of Republicans.

Support for Obama, an Illinois senator, fell 12 percentage points among liberals, with 10 percent of liberals still undecided compared to 9 percent of conservatives."

The dip in support for Obama, who would be the first black U.S. president, cut across demographic and ideological lines. He slipped among Catholics, born-again Christians, women, independents and younger voters.

He retained the support of more than 90 percent of black voters.

There were no wild swings, there isn't one group that is radically different than last month or even two months ago.

'It was just a steady decline for Obama across the board,' Zogby said.

Obama's support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29, which had been one of his strengths, slipped 12 percentage points to 52 percent. McCain, who will turn 72 next week, was winning 40 percent of younger voters."

John said...

By RON FOURNIER

DENVER (AP) - The candidate of change went with the status quo.

In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness - inexperience in office and on foreign policy - rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions.

He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate - the ultimate insider - rather than a candidate from outside Washington, such as Govs. Tim Kaine of Virginia or Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; or from outside his party, such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska; or from outside the mostly white male club of vice presidential candidates. Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't even make his short list.

The picks say something profound about Obama: For all his self-confidence, the 47-year-old Illinois senator worried that he couldn't beat Republican John McCain without help from a seasoned politician willing to attack. The Biden selection is the next logistical step in an Obama campaign that has become more negative - a strategic decision that may be necessary but threatens to run counter to his image...

John said...

"The Obama campaign could not have played this (i.e. McCain's 'housing problem') better.

The fact that the McCain campaign responded with the Ayers/Rezko/Wright/POW kitchen sink says a lot about how damaging they perceive this attack to be. Brilliant."

Liars. It was a dumb move that backfired. McCain landed a haymaker with Obama's own "housing problem" and you know it.

What happened is that Obama threw a kitchen sink at Mac and Mac threw it plus a dishwasher back, and now you shameless little weasels say: "OO! That kitchen sink Barack threw must've really hurt, because McCain retaliated!"

And the fact that you're engaging in such pseudo-ratiionalizing BULLSHIT only proves the superior brilliance of the retaliation.

You're liars. Even when McCain self-evidently surges and wipes out Obama's lead, and obviously slaps down a petty attack and delivers its own blow in response that sends the hope and changer running behind a veteran Washington insider--and fellow plagiarist and vanity candidate-- like Biden for help, you still sniff "Barack's petty attack was brilliant," which could only mean the opposite: It backfired.

John said...

The Clintons are being squeezed out of the loop, to the credit of the Democratic Party.

I don't think they'll go quietly into the night, though, but rage against the dying light.

Maybe the convention spotlight is part of the divorce settlement.

Give Billary an inch, though, and they'll try to grab a mile.

John said...

"Barack ain't ready," Biden told Stephanopoulos.

"Sure, I'd be McCain's veep," he added.

lol

John said...

"Obama may still win, of course, proving that America is not only ready for a black president, but a cultural liberal as well. If he loses, though, you can be sure Democrats will claim he lost not because he is a black and more charming Michael Dukakis, but simply because he is black. Because liberals are never wrong."

Jonah Goldberg

They've already started.

"It's all boiling down to a nasty core of twisted, lowbrow sociopaths at the bottom and their greedy sociopath manipulators at the top."

Unconscious, unadulterated projection.

Like I said, "The 'parrot freaks' are the mindless minions--like Anon-- who get their talking points, soundbites, and propaganda--the Kool Aid-- from their gurus higher up in the food chain (Daily Kos, Moveon, Common Dreams, Huffington Post, etc.)."

They're low-level footsoldiers dispatched for The Glorious Revolution and thrown at Right Wing blogs like terrorists with explosive vests.

They're cannon fodder.

John said...

Two northern liberal lawyers on the Democratic ticket.

And they say a war hero from Arizona who married a beer distributor's daughter is "out of touch."

beezybub said...

haha...wow...this guy is craaaaaaaaaaacking...ever see a poor dope so wound up...just push one more...

John said...

There she is. I push the button and she comes running.

John said...

What the plagiarisst--Senator Obama and Biden--have been doing with their new "John-McCain-Is-Out-Of-Touch!" schtick is tearing pages out of old campaign playbooks that worked, particularly from (Man From) Hope and (It's-Time-To) Change (i.e. after 12 years of Reagan/Bush 41) Bill Clinton, who succesfully used the "Out-of-Touch" line against Bush 41 in '92.

That was done by pointing stuff out that the 12-year veep and president was unaccustomed to vis-a-vis novel, private sector technologies that the average Joe & Jane presumably we're not, like the price of milk & eggs at a supermarket and the existence of price scanners.

"Bush doesn't know the price of a dozen eggs! He's never seen a price scanner! No wonder we're in The Worse Economy Since The Great Depression! HE'S OUT OF TOUCH!"

Of course, by then, what was a shallow recession had already begun to recover, and one certainly can't blame any president who was catered to by White House chefs for 4-8 years to not be on top of supemarket prices and technologies.

To hold 41's ignorance of them after being a vice president for 8 years and a president for 4 was absurd.

But it worked to some extent.

(note: Clinton unabashedly confessed that he "had to learn how to use an ATM machine" after eight years as president--even when ATM machines were around before Bush 43's presidency--but the Clinton-loving MSM that time cooed in endearment).

And, of course, back in the day when names--middle or otherwise-- were supposedly very relevant (i.e. when a Republican had an exploitable one), lotsa lols were shared at the expense of Vice President Danforth Quayle, whose Christian name was proof of his rich WASP male vintage, i.e. he was "Out-Of-Touch").

(Of course, to ponder Juliet's "What's-In-A-Name?" reverie and apply it today is out of bounds.)

Meanwhile, liberal Ivy League lawyer Bill Clinton "felt our pain"--as Obama regularly assurres us though careful not use that phrasing.

However, to have liberal Democrats call conservative Republicans (however chimeric) "Out-of-Touch" and think they can get away with it is an easier task to pull off when hailing from southern, backwoods Arkansas than it is coming from a state like Massachusetts, or Michigan, or Delaware, for that matter, northern liberals having poor electoral track records on the national stage.)

And that's precisely the strategem the Obama campaign has lifted and is now trying to apply to John McCain.

It is not in reaction to McCain actually having demonstrated rarefied behavior that could legitimately be interpreted to indicate an unacceptable, Antoinettesque elitism, but was pre-meditated and waited for the slightest opportunity to trigger an onslaught of readied material-- as role-modeled from the succesful, 1992 campaign.

And so, much like Bush 41's unfamiliarty with supermarkets--and Danforth's Christian name-- caused a pouncing, cavalcading attack on their Everyman credentials, so, too, did McCain's uncertainty about the number of residences he and his wife owned--particularly in an economy wuith record foreclosures-- unleash the prepared charges of him being "out-of-touch," now the current, Democrat theme of the attacks, as the unleashed Biden immediately engaged in.

McCain, he said, would have to “figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at” concerning his economic situation.

i.e. He's "Out-of-Touch" with Joe & Jane America.

Of course, as in '92, the shameless nerve of it is that the strategem is not so much one of targeting a slippage of privileged wealth and lifestyle and hyperbolically presenting it as evidence of some sort of monarchical (i.e. un-American) character--that's the process--but more a projection meant to deflect attention away from the far more conceited, elitist attitudes and lifestyles--and contempt for Gun & Bible "clingers"-- of the Left, a stigma earned and stickier than the blood on Lady Macbeth's hands.

So Obama/Biden--like Clinton/Gore--are projecting, with the former plagiarizing a campaign tactic from the latter to boot.

Clinton's vice president was Gore. If there was ever an arrogant, elitist, and priveleged politician who is out-of-touch with the commoner, it's him.

Of course, like Clinton's "Aw shucks" Arkansas pedigree, and with Gore's own roots in southern Tennessee, it was easy for unknown quantities to introduce themselves
to the nation as good-ol'-boys, if only by regional association.

Politicians with incontrovertibly liberal records and coming from northern states like Michigan and Delaware--like Kerry from Massachusetts--are going to have a tougher time with the charade.

commander bunnypants said...

After Years of Bush and Cheney Incompetence, the Taliban are Winning the War in Afghanistan. Wasn't that Another War that Was Supposed to be Over Years and Years Ago? 8/24

Mceeleet said...


"Is a man who is just discovering the Internet qualified to lead a restoration of America’s economic and educational infrastructures? Is the leader of a virtually all-white political party America’s best salesman and moral avatar in the age of globalization? Does a bellicose Vietnam veteran who rushed to hitch his star to the self-immolating overreaches of Ahmad Chalabi, Pervez Musharraf and Mikheil Saakashvili have the judgment to keep America safe?"

devon said...

It does not mattar what Mr. McCain knows or does not know.

Jesus has already saved this planet.

He only wants a man from the party of G-d to run it.

Mr. McCain is not a G-dly man but his Vice President will be and it is G-ds plan to take Mr. McCain home soon after the election to make room for that man.

So libs can only reneder a nashing of teeth on the sideline.

John said...

Huh?!?

devon said...

Mr. McCain will win as false president because of his war. Then, he will be called to Jesus and a true G-dly man will become president. That may not be clear but soon will be understood.

John said...

You're not a Christian. I'm familiar with Holy Writ, and that's not prophecied anywhere. And how does McCain get "called to Jesus" in your vision, anyway?

John said...

Sorry, I meant J_sus. (whatever)

devon said...

Mr. McCain will die shortly after taking office. He has many diseases including dementia and melanoma. He also has venereal diseases maybe AIDS as I have said he is not G-dly in any sense. Mr. Dr. Dobson has made that clear and many others. He is a playboy and reckless. His moral record is bad and only cares about women and money. He is not a conservative. But his VP will be G-ds man on this planet and will transform this world. Libs will conform of be ended as they have caused terrible horrors for all since the beginnings.

John said...

Okay. So you're going to vote for him, then, right?

harriet beecher stowe said...

Uncle Hussein's Cabin

breck girl ii said...

Joe Biden has a Kojack moment, and morph's into spokesmodel

John said...

"(McCain's) moral record is bad and only cares about women and money."

So. Who doesn't?

John said...

...the difference is, on the one hand, that the ends don't justify the means, or, on the other, "by any means necessary."

Beamish said...

above his pay grade

John said...

LOLOLOLOL