Update: McCain focuses on the economy while Obama/Biden continue smears:
Years ago, in March of 2004, Keith Olbermann searched around the Maritime Hotel for the entrance to the Air America launch party. Eventually the proper entrance was found and we all walked in. The future of the Democratic Party was beyond the doors. Democrats would have a broadcast voice to compete with the right wing outlets. Practically the entire galaxy of left wing stars was at that launch party. Afterwards Al Franken went home but Randi Rhodes and the other stars of Air America dined on expensive pizza and wine in the restaurant upstairs.
Those glory days are long gone. A Hopium addiction madness has seized our former compatriots and what poses as the Democratic Party. Most, if not all, of that galaxy of stars from 2004 and almost the entire unDemocratic Party is now part of the Obama mud machine.
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The Obama campaign aired in America a vile advertisement which slimes injured war veterans (see the ad HERE). The advertisment attacked John McCain because he does not use email. ABC News investigated the claim:
“1982, John McCain goes to Washington,” the narrator says. “Things have changed in the last 26 years, but McCain hasn’t. He admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail, still doesn’t understand the economy, and favors two hundred billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class. After one president who was out of touch, we just can’t afford more of the same.” [snip]
McCain did once describe himself as computer “illiterate” and dependent upon his wife for computer assistance, but there’s more to the tale than that.
Assuredly McCain isn’t comfortable talking about this — and the McCain campaign discouraged me from writing about this — but the reason the aged Arizonan doesn’t use a computer or send email is because of his war wounds.
I realize some of the nastier liberals in the blogosphere will see this as McCain once again “playing the POW card,” but it’s simply a fact: typing on a regular keyboard for any sustained period of time bothers McCain physically.
He can type, he occasionally does type, but in general the injuries he sustained as a POW — ones that make it impossible for him to raise his arms high enough to comb his hair — mean that small tasks make his shoulders ache, so he tries to avoid any repetitive exercise.
Again, it’s not that he can’t type, he just by habit avoids when he can repetitive exercise involving his arms. He does if he has to, as with handshaking or autographs.
It’s certainly possible that the Obama campaign did not know this, since McCain makes it sound in interviews as if this is a matter of choice, not discomfort because of his war wounds.
“I read my e-mails, but I don’t write any,” McCain told Fortune Magazine in 2006. “I’m a Neanderthal – I don’t even type. I do have rudimentary capabilities to call up some websites, like the New York Times online, that sort of stuff. No laptop. No PalmPilot. I prefer my schedule on notecards, which I keep in my jacket pocket.”
For the Obama slime machine, which encompasses the nutroots and many we formerly worked with and admired, no slime is too low. Rhandi Rhodes, who quit Air America because Rhodes did not want to apologize for calling Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro “f*cking whore[s]”, is now content to expand on the Obama smears of John McCain.
According to Randi Rhodes, Of course he became very friendly with the Vietnamese. They called him the Prince. He was well treated actually. And he was well treated because he traded these propaganda interviews for good treatment. So look, it’s a horrible story anyway you cut it, anyway you look at it, any way you you you deal with it.
John McCain was so “well treated” in the “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp he finds it difficult to type. Barack Obama approved and started the slime and Randi Rhodes joins in on the sliming and smearing of John McCain.
The Obama slime machine has also targeted Governor Sarah Palin. The Dailykooks joined in the slime accusing Governor Palin of faked pregnancies and DemocraticUnderground posters accused Mr. Palin of incest with his daughter. Randi Rhodes continues the Obama smearing of Governor Palin, one-ups the DailyKooks – by declaring that Governor Sarah Palin is the type of woman who sleeps with teenage boys.
At some point there will be a psychiatric study about women (Repbulicans AND Democrats) who delight in attacking Hillary Clinton and all other women who aspire to break the glass ceiling. What drives these women to such hatred and attacks on their own? What drove Elizabeth Edwards to attack Hillary as ‘unhappy’ when Elizabeth knew she and Hillary shared wandering husbands? . When Randi Rhodes says the following about Governor Sarah Palin, isn’t Randi Rhodes engaging in almost brutal self-description?
She’s the woman who shows up at the kid’s birthday party and starts opining about everything from politics to lawn care. This is the woman that knows it all. Will shout you down, will get revenge on you. That’s who she is.
Randi Rhodes also accused, She’s friends with all the teenage boys. You have to say no when your kids say, ‘can we sleep over at the Palin’s? No! – No!’
Barack Obama’s Dirty Campaign comes from Obama and trickles out from Obama supporters:
You want to know the honest truth? I think she’s like a bad actor from a B-list sex movie,” said Paula Vanbuskirk, an Obama-supporting independent, whose contempt for the Alaska governor and self-styled “hockey mom” was shared by almost everyone questioned by the Financial Times.
If it was Mr McCain’s intention to ignite a fresh “culture war” between middle America and east coast liberals by nominating Ms Palin, the evidence in Manchester suggested he has succeeded in spectacular fashion.
“I just do not trust the American people,” said Eleanor Shavell, 58, a computer programmer, who, along with several others, joked she would move to Canada if Mr Obama loses. “I cannot believe that 80 per cent of this country thinks we’re headed in the wrong direction yet 50 per cent are supporting McCain and Palin. I guess it’s like at school, there’s always got to be a bottom 50 per cent.”
Governor Palin clearly terrifies the same people Hillary Clinton terrified. This past Saturday the always 99% unfunny Saturday Night Live lampooned both Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin. Governor Palin responded with wit:
On Sunday, a campaign adviser confirmed that Ms. Palin had, indeed, watched the “Saturday Night Live” skit from her screen at the front of the plane. “She thought it was quite funny,” the adviser said in an email response to inquiries, “especially because the governor has dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween.”
The McCain campaign every day moves steadily ahead.
The Obama campaign is sinking and desperate
The selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has so thrown him off stride, as it has most other Democrats, that all the momentum he had has vanished. He’s getting panicky advice from everywhere. He intends to launch more and sharper attacks, abandoning any pretense of a new and different, more civil campaign.
Democrats know something, and desperation is setting in. They have a novice campaigner who wanders off message. With every advantage in the primaries, Obama couldn’t win the big states — New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania — against Hillary Clinton, even when he got to define the rules for running against him. She could never risk alienating the base she’ll need in 2012; John McCain and Sarah Palin have no such constraints — hence the panic. [snip]
Obama got this far by winning small states and Southern states he has no chance of carrying in November. In Georgia, for example, the latest Insider Advantage poll has McCain pulling 56 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Obama, numbers that are not likely to change more than 4 percentage points in November. The undecideds and those who intend to vote for third-party campaigns are at 6 percent.
Desperate campaigns do desperate things.
The Obama campaign is desperate. Even in normally true deep blue New York State Obama is sinking according to a new poll. The Siena Research Institute poll has Obama ahead by only 5 percent – 46 to 41%.
Allegations are now rising that Obama Tried To Stall GI’s Iraq Withdrawal. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Sebari, WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
Desperate campaigns do desperate things.
The Democratic Party leadership of Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry selected Obama and ran a dirty campaign against Hillary Clinton. They are now paying the price as Americans, including Democrats, abandon the corruption of Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry.
In NOvember the corruption of Barack Obama’s Dirty Campaign will be wiped clean by searing defeat. NOvember can’t come soon enough.