The McCain campaign on Wednesday issued an Internet ad that said Obama was talking about Palin and said of Obama: "Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes."Remember the game we used to play in grade school, derogatorily labeled "smear the queer?" Rarely did we ever correctly identify the "queer." In fact, some of the "queers" were actually hiding as bullies. The smear worked really well to ostracize the target of the slander.
Obama began a discussion of education at a Norfolk high school on Wednesday by assailing McCain's campaign.
"What their campaign has done this morning is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad because they know that it's catnip for the news media," Obama said.
This is exactly the weakness that the GOP exploits time and again. It doesn't matter if the slander is true because once it is out there, it's out there. What McSame's campaign actually has done, effectively, was try to smear Obama with the above statement. Of course, that's the point. They know how the blame game works and they play it quite well. But shut up if you play it as well, you cursed fool liberal!
Any one else out there sick of the childish games the GOP continue to use to exploit the willingly fooled American people? THE DAYS OF LEADERSHIP BY FAITH OVER FACT ARE OVER. We need to stand up and tell these "blame gamers" to sit down. If you cannot come up with a credible point that helps us understand your position on the issues that matter to us, then take your name calling back to the rock you crawled out from under. And, if you are overly sensitive to the use of common vernacular or sayings, expressions that we all know to be cliche but useful, do you have the temerity to stand up to the evildoers who are saying much more egregious things about you and are actually going to act on them? I don't think so.
Are the republicans running for office so weak as to not be able to take what is said in context and understand it's meaning? Obviously, based on the McSame's message today, not a chance. It's offensive and foolish. Or they are insulting us by thinking we can't tell the difference and try to play us to vote for them. Either way, it smacks of downright lunacy.
Do you want a President in the Whitehouse who cannot tell the difference between slander and a cliche? I think not. Really, it's the same kind of deductive reasoning that leads us into wars we don't need (e.g. George W. Bush and Iraq). This mistake made by the McSame folks is just one minor example of the kind of logic and deductive reasoning that they will deploy if they are placed in the Whitehouse. And frankly, we should not stand for it. This country cannot afford to appoint people who make such foolish mistakes.
Here's Obama speaking for himself about this concern