Thursday, October 9, 2008

Razor Sharp

Racially tinged slander du jour:

"[Obama] ought to admit...'You know, I've got to be honest with you. I was a guy of the street. I was way to the left. I used cocaine...'"
-- McCain camp co-chair, Frank Keating on Dennis Miller's radio show

It should be noted that Miller did manage to go out of his way to call the cocaine use a non-issue.

Gotta love the Obama response to all of the negative campaigning against him.

"I am surprised that, you know, we've been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days, that he wasn't willing to say it to my face..."

Joe Biden came out today with the same message. Brilliant strategy, as it, in essence, puts the spotlight back on the McCain camp's venality. Also, by firmly tying the attacks to their camp it puts them in a double bind. If McCain brings up the attacks at the debates, they lose with undecideds who can't stand the negativity; if McCain doesn't follow through, he looks like a coward AND alienates the base.

All the more important to keep their camp on their toes with all of this anyway. The more they have to tap dance around it, the more they sound like inane broken double-speak Barbie dolls.

If you're at all like me, you end up wondering just who these people are who attend the McCain/Palin rallies and yell out "treason," "terrorist," and "kill him" when they ratchet up the rhetoric. Who is the Republican base? Whose face do I attach to them? Question answered. [More after the video-tbo]


Time for a little introspective reality check.

Todd Palin turned in a written statement regarding his involvement in Troopergate today...For someone who claims not to have been involved too much in this incident, he sure does leave behind a large number of footprints.

Odds are there's more here, and one hopes those in charge will keep digging.

Finally, a couple of military items to bolster the spirits:

First, General David Petraeus (soon to be in charge of the US Armed Forces in the Middle East overall and favored McCain talking point) while discussing strategy in front of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank, came out echoing a lot of what Obama has been saying regarding how to proceed in the area.

Then an encouraging report from HuffPo, describing the upswing of Obama support amidst young military families.

Addendum: The investigation into Sarah Palin's alleged abuse of power releases its findings tomorrow afternoon. (Tip of the hat to PalBrannon.)

Addendum: From Politico's reporting on Palin's appearance on Laura Ingraham's show:

The Alaska governor told Ingraham’s listeners that if those questions were being answered, voters would find Obama “out of the mainstream,” adding that the Illinois senator would diminish “the prestige of the United States presidency.”

Well, she would know...

Addendum: Final YouTube video of the entry. Seeing as we've defined who their base is, what is it they do at these rallies when they're not yelling out epithets or calling for Obama's head?


sleepyjer said...

The last video seems to have been removed, but the more McCrack they dole out, the more frightened I am that someone will get hurt . . .

Anonymous said...

talk shit, baby, talk shit, as the Wall Street ticker next to them keeps plummeting.