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READER COMMENTS ON
"New McCain Ad: Barack is 'The One'"
(26 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... Soul Rebel said on 8/2/2008 @ 11:38 pm PT...
I voted McCain because there are simply enough dumb shits out there to buy this.
The ad is well-crafted bullshit, which will aid McCain with stupid people and fence people (well, at this point they may be one and the same), and Obama supporters aren't going to be fazed. He could easily seem arrogant to the uninformed and casual observer. But from someone who is hanging on the Democratic party by a thread (me) he had better goddamn be THE ONE or we are all well fucked.
This how the game it played From the other side :
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COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... mick said on 8/3/2008 @ 1:02 am PT...
is mccain actually as stupid as bush ?
how can he approve this ad ?
he should just say ...
"If you thought Bush was stupid,
he'll make even Bush seem clever."
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... MsKitty said on 8/3/2008 @ 3:49 am PT...
Did McCain fall off the "straight talk express" before or after he had that target painted on his foot?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Kmac said on 8/3/2008 @ 5:44 am PT...
Sounds like a bit of envy and a lot of desperation to me. As for the stupid sheeple and fence people ... there is no help for them. Despite all the means to read and know your candidate and thir plans for our country they refuse to use the energy to do it. Beer and ball games far more important and afterall, Faux will tell them what is going on and who to vote for.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 8/3/2008 @ 7:26 am PT...
Hahahaha I can almost believe that Obama's people made this ad...it seems so tongue-in-cheek. His popularity IS a bit crazy. He's become like the Beatles in '64. All he needs to say now is "I'm more popular than Jesus" lol.
I confess, never having met the man, I do have my doubts about Obama, although I'll certainly vote for him. I only hope he proves to be as sincere as he seems.
I was more than dismayed that he voted for the new FISA bill. And now THIS headline, from huffingtonpost, also caused a small explosion in my head:
"Shift: Obama May Back Offshore Drilling"
I'm pretty sure that 6 or 7 of you Bradblog regulars are way smarter than I am, so maybe you can peruse this NEXT story, also from huffpost, & determine if it's yet more bullshit or if it actually sounds reasonable:
"Obama Reconsidering Offshore Drilling. An Opportunity to Redefine the Election"
Sorry, I've forgotten how to post links or I'd include one!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 8/3/2008 @ 7:28 am PT...
I don't know why my comment was suddenly in bold text...
[Ed Note: Fixed it, Joan. Bold now off. No worries --- BF]
Wilbur ~ Obama had better start getting the vegetable Mccain on the ropes (defensive) and fast! Sheeple wanna see gladiators in this bread and circus m$m media.
bold off test
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... plunger said on 8/3/2008 @ 8:10 am PT...
This might be the biggest news story since the Anthrax attacks:
U.S. WARNS ISRAEL
Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Another ‘Liberty’ Will Not Be Tolerated
Warning Israel not to commit ANOTHER False Flag Attack to incite a war with Iran...but none other than the Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs?
PRESIDENT JOHNSON COVERS UP FOR ISRAEL:
Cover-Up Alleged in Probe of USS Liberty
“Why would our government put Israel’s interests ahead of our own?” Moorer asked from his wheelchair at the news conference. He was chief of naval operations at the time of the attack.
Israel attacked the USS Liberty using UNMARKED AIRCRAFT. This is the single fact which proves Israel knew exactly who they were attacking.
Moorer, who as top legal council to the official investigation is in a position to know, agrees that Israel intended to sink the USS Liberty and blame Egypt for it, thus dragging the United States into a war on Israel's behalf. This seems to be a common trick of Israel. Starting with the Lavon affair, through the USS Liberty, to the fake radio transmitter that tricked Reagan into attacking Libya, to potentially 9-11 itself, Israel's game is to frame Arabs and set them up as targets for the United States.
The official US investigation is discredited. And with it, every claim of innocence for Israel that relied on the official investigation as a source.
The real question facing the American people is why the US Government seems more concerned with protecting Israel after they are caught playing these dirty tricks, rather than doing something to convince Israel not to kill any more Americans.
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." --- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.
Plunger ~ IMO posting that in this thread is rude.
Joan #6, It's called 'pandering' to the polls, right?.
If you want to get elected with this corporate media you have to do a hell of a lot of it too.
Joan, it's just about got me barfing. How stupid and/or venal is the American public if polls are showing him he should take this "stance"? How suicidal are we that we can just run presidential candidates as though we were auditioning them for the Best Actor Oscar? Pundits bellowing at each other over what posture each should assume, none of them even mentioning reality? It's psychotic. I'm not exaggerating about my nausea.
Brad, you left out the following choice:
That ad most benefits the encouragement of America's political capacity remaining at the third grade level, a level where many, many voters feel most comfortable remaining.
#13 ~ How suicidal are we ~ said metaphorically but oh so litterally acurate!
Suicide statistically increase when conservatives are in power and over the last 12 hours I have heard 3 serious suicide attempts come over the scanner!
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... michelle l. said on 8/3/2008 @ 12:20 pm PT...
My religious right "Christian" grandmother would call this ad "total blasphemy." Republicans are notorious for preying on the emotions and fears of religious people, while patronizing them for their votes.
And after they patronize them to win elections, then Republicans ridicule them.
Whomever created that ad is preying on innocent, under-educated people while stirring hate and creating fear and suspicion among those less educated or prone toward racism.
It would be interesting to find out where these hate-mongers are hiding their white sheets.
"WE are the children of Abraham," said President George W. Bush.
Maybe that's why his Poppy got involved with the CIA and Eli Lily pharmaceutical investments. Maybe they were hoping to find a cure for insanity, delusions of grandeur, sick fanatical religion, hate or insatiable greed.
Or maybe their biotech investments were searching for a pill to cure something simple - like a guilty conscience.
Looks like that's been a success, because in Washington D.C. conscience no longer exists.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Don Farkas said on 8/3/2008 @ 3:23 pm PT...
The McCain TV ad is not just intended to ridicule Obama's popularity, but it is specifically designed to frighten dominionists, fundamentalists and evangelicals, who will understand the coded references to descriptions made in the Bible's New Testament Book of Revelations, implying that Obama is the "antichrist."
The ad is outrageous and represents a new low in American presidential election politics.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Mugzi said on 8/4/2008 @ 6:47 pm PT...
I cannot believe! With the important issues today, Iraq,price of oil, economy, how can ANYONE possibly have their eye off the ball with all this negative campaign crap?? Don't these stupid people see it is nothing more than a smoke screen to divert people's attention from issues that really matter??? The question people should be asking themselves is have they prospered the last 8 years? If so, then the party in power is probably for you. If not, do a 180!
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... Kate said on 8/5/2008 @ 12:59 pm PT...
Any Christian who calls him or herself a Democrat (or vise versa) should check out this link. It’s a great analysis of this ad and near the bottom is a break-down of all the crazy illusions to the rapture, the Left Behind series, Obama being the anti-Christ, Revelation, and a plethora of other religious icons and imagery. This ad isn’t a joke and it was not made light-heartedly, as the McCain camp has said. Every word and scene was deliberate and potentially damaging to the Obama campaign because it feeds on people’s misguided fears. Worth a look:
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... Mugzi said on 8/5/2008 @ 4:14 pm PT...
My biggest disappointment is BO is going down the same trail as Kerry. They are smart gentlemen; bush, mccain, rove are neither smart nor gentlemen.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Mugzi said on 8/5/2008 @ 4:52 pm PT...
Sorry guys for being alittle off topic, BUT there is a book coming out that states bushie was well aware saddam didn't hav wmd, but ordered the cia to so state. Please is this true??? If it is, bushie should definately be impeached!!!
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 8/5/2008 @ 5:58 pm PT...
I heard that also, on Randi's show today. I forget the name of the book tho, but wasn't the author the same guy who wrote What's the Matter With Kansas?
Ok, Googled it: The title is The Wrecking Crew. And Jesus in a jar, aren't there at least two dozen reasons why he should be impeached? Holy CRAP already.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 8/5/2008 @ 6:25 pm PT...
Don't you have the feeling---oh man, I've probably said this before--repeating myself again--but don't you feel like we're all in the same room, talking only to each other? Like some creepy, nightmare cocktail party. We're locked in & don't realize that everything we say--all the heartfelt articles, all the protests, all the films, all the documented evidence--none of it ever actually touches the people who call the shots in the world. They're in a separate, sound-proof, reality-proof, heartbreak-proof room. I think that room is held together by wealth and distance. Enough wealth to keep enough distance.
Oh sure, some of our bluster & passion & heartbreak comes from excellent & learned people & gets published in respected journals and even makes its way around the world! But this room we're in transcends nations & space & time. And after a while all the bluster & passion & heartbreak gets quietly pushed down a chute into some dark, dank furnace of oblivion, where it gets burned to cinders. And then the next load comes down.
And we just keep on, in this room, and they keep on in theirs.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 8/6/2008 @ 10:39 am PT...
Re that book...the huffingtonpost has a piece by Ron Suskind about it...
"The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened? Evidence."
Yeah, boy. I am shocked. SHOCKED!
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... Mugzi said on 8/6/2008 @ 3:18 pm PT...
I'm curious what evidence he has. Is it in the paper yet? Silly me, of course not!
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
... Michael Rice said on 8/24/2008 @ 11:28 am PT...
If you are looking to the government to make you more prosperous, you are LOSER.
If you are looking for your neighbors to pay your health care bill, your retirement bill, or your gas bill you are a LOSER. Help me, I'm too weak and stupid to pay my bills... Please government... I don't know what to do... Please take some more money from people who have earned it and give it to me...
Democracy fails when the people who don't work discover they can use the ballot box to steal the fruits of the labor of those who do.
It looks like Barok will win, unless his disciples abandon him for picking a grown-up as his veep
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