Thursday, July 31, 2008
Same Old Dirty Politics as Bush -- McCain's New Ad Attack on Obama
Borrowing a sleazy play out of Bush's and Karl Rove's campaign strategies book, John McCain has just put out an ad accusing Obama of a vacuous sort of "celebrity," interfacing photos of Obama with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, of all the possible "celebrities" over the course of the past four decades that could have been chosen.
Of course, had the ad interposed other TRULY celebrated folks -- Martin Luther King, Jr, Princess Diana, Jack and Robert Kennedy (people in the same orbit as Obama), even Ronald Reagan -- the very idea of the ad would have been scrapped altogether!
Please! Pay very close attention to this kind of "spinning" in political ads. The McCain ad is trying to get you to think that Obama's celebrity has no more merit than do the paparazzi-driven "celebrity" of Spears and Hilton. If that were the case, there would be no need for the ad: DEMS, Independents and persuaded Obamacans alike would have long since repented -- in droves!
In the same ad, it's claimed that Obama plans to raise taxes on electricity. Good Lord -- pass the tomato sauce -- the smell of skunk is just overwhelming! Obama and McCain stand together and voted identically on this particular energy issue. If prices go up, they're BOTH responsible!
Aren't you sick of the Old Politics of smearing honorable candidates? McCain used to say he was, too, but he's desperate now.
Check out the following NEWSWEEK article to learn the truth about the claims McCain is making in his most recent ads:
And there's this one, too:
Please, people, get hip to the scare tactics the GOP is using, and realize that Barack Obama is going to help you. YOU! Every one of you. He's going to get America back on track, here and abroad.
He has gotten where he is with the support of the American public, who have funded his candidacy in mostly $25 and $50 donations that just keeping coming. He's obligated to US if he's obligated to anybody, not to political action committees, lobbyists, corporations or corrupt backroom politicians.
He's a breath of fresh air -- and that scares the living daylights out of a lot of people. As it should. He's going to hold America to a higher standard than it has been in the past 40 years. And I, for one, think it's about time!
Maybe it's high time for a substantive "celebrity" like Obama to gather folks together to acknowledge how much we have in common that needs to be carefully brought to fruition, instead of divisive mavericks (like Bush and McCain) who thrive on calling people names, and insinuating danger, revolution and injury where there is (and will be) none.
The GOP backers are being blatantly dishonest in their ads. Check out the facts at factcheck.org or snopes.com -- or at http://www.barackobama.com/ under the heading "Fight the Smears." (While you're at Obama's website, check out his actual stand on issues.)
Don't let the GOP get away with it this time. It's just ludicrous, pernicious marketing designed to defeat Obama in any way possible (even if it takes lies and innuendo), the man most of the world recognizes as a "throwback" to great statesmanship.
Obama is a harbinger of hope and reconciliation. Try spinning THAT!