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Monthly Archives: July 2008

John McCain says he’s “disappointed” at Obama for playing the race card. Barrack Obama is “disappointed” at John McCain for questioning his love of country. Which raises the question, if these guys are already “disappointing”each other. How are we going to feel after 4 years of one of them being president? I think we all know the answer to that one.

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These men have served their country bravely. Now they are being recruited to serve the GOP. These are the soldiers that Obama failed to visit during his global tour. The very soldiers McCain is using to prop up a campaign lacking both vision and ideas. McCain’s recent attack ads accuse Obama of canceling the visit because he was not allowed to bring news cameras. This of course is not the truth. News cameras are always barred from such visits; as they were when Obama and the rest of his delegation visited the wounded earlier in the trip. The real irony is that the ever-resourceful McCain had prepared an alternate script had Obama made that visit. It attacked Obama for opportunistically using our wounded troops as props for his campaign. Be careful for you aim that thing, John. I think it just went off in your face.

It was time for a shift in the McCain campaign. Sadly, its gone from bad to downright dishonest. First, he claims (against all the facts) that Obama refused to visited wounded soldiers because the Pentagon barred cameras. Now, instead of pulling the libelous ad, McCain continues to spread this lie at ever campaign stop. It gets big applause, much like Hillary’s fibs about dodging bullets in Bosnia. And this week, McCain has launched another ad likenng Obama to Paris Hilton because…well…I’m as clueless as the lovely Ms. Hilton on that one. I guess McCain thought it was funny. Like having a press conference at a German Deli while Obama draws an international audience in Berlin. Yup, that’s comedy!

Before Barack Obama was the next-president-of-the-United-States, he was a law school professor. The New York Times talked with his collegues and former students. As you might imagine he was popular, provocative, ambitious and a great listener. And as a smart, forward-looking politician he rarely published. One would hate one’s views be used against one, wouldn’t one?

Obama’s European Vacation didn’t come a moment too soon. All of those epic, Kodak moments are even more important for the senator now that it seems that the vast majority of the media’s comments about Obama have been negative. That’s right, the mainstream media is not stalking him, they are hounding him. The data indicates that the media is still gaga for McCain. Who knew?

The US House of Representatives has issued an apology…for …you know… uh…slavery… Not that a black guy getting dangerously close to becoming our next president has anything to do with that. It was just…you know… something…they’ve been intending to do for the last 100 or so years. Well, glad we got that off our chests.

Romney needs to be LEFT BEHIND, says Evangelical novelist Tim LaHaye. As the Religious Right attempts to steer the Republican Party between the ditches, many advise McCain (a candidate that they already dislike) that a flip-flopping Mormon on the ticket will guarantee the Arizona senator that beaucoups of Evangelical Republicans will stay at home on election day. Well, somebody has to stay at home to keep all the die hard Hillary supporters company. Right?

Director Oliver Stone has had the very taste to make a movie about George W. Bush before his actual assassination.

Hmmmm…

BLITZER: Now, you grew up in the segregated South. You know what racism is in our country. The fact that Barack Obama is now the Democratic presidential nominee, what does that say to you?

RICE: I think it’s great. And I think it’s great for our country.

And I do think it says that we’ve come a long way…. Yes, I’ve knocked down a few too. It just shows that our country has been doing this for a while and it’s great that this last barrier, perhaps, has also come down.

BLITZER: Have you decided who to vote for?

RICE: Wolf, yes.

BLITZER: Do you want to tell us?

RICE: No.

Is John McCain shrinking? I was amazed last week how Barack Obama could loom so large against such epic-scale landmarks and McCain could look so small in a supermarket aisle. But what was more amazing is how Obama’s lofty eloquence and sweeping global vision was so feebly matched with petty remarks and off-the-mark puns. The “audacity of helplessness” may seem hilarious to political hacks while the cobble stump speeches in Ohio and 2-second sound bites for Rush Limbaugh. However, these political shortcuts do nothing but dumb down the process and make a candidate with a reputation for fair-mindedness appear weak and small. I got to believe that at the end of the day, America will choose a president who appears strong, heroic and grand. John McCain has all these qualities. It is high time that he puts them on display.

He thinks Iranians are training Sunni-based al-Qaeda. He thinks that there is trouble on the Iraq/ Pakistan border ( please see map for irony). And now he tells us that a 16-month withdrawal is a pretty good plan (this of course, is Obama’s timetable…excuse me…time HORIZON). So why do we think McCain will keep us safer? I forget.

Apparently, John McCain heard about my blog, and wanted to thank me. You are very welcome, Senator. Keep up the good work.

Waving American flags, an enthusiastic crowd of Germans greeted Senator Obama with a chorus of “Ya vol we can!” Admitting that America hasn’t always lived up to our best attentions, Obama professed his flag-pin-wearing-love for his country and his belief that America remains a shining light of freedom. He used his own unique journey as proof positive that Freedom still rings on US soil. But he confessed that the world’s challenges will require a global effort. It is too heavy a burden for even a super power. All in all, it was a photo op that rivaled both JFK and Ronald Reagan. So if Berlin has any electoral votes to give, I think Obama will get his share.

This is why you don’t want a 77-year-old man driving a car or a 71-year-old man in the Oval Office.