Sunday, October 05, 2008

Okay, Here We Go

The McCain campaign was thrilled with Palin's "steller" debate accomplishmants and, being that her brilliance in that venue seems to have dropped them even further behind in the polls, has announced that it is time to "get tough" in the campaign. So now the personality slurs and lies begin. From Reuters News today,
"There is a time when it's necessary to take the gloves off and that time is right now," Palin told thousands of supporters at a rally in a sports arena in Carson, California.

Earlier at a fundraiser in Englewood, Colorado, she departed from her usual speech to question Obama's character.

"Our opponent though is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he is palling around with terrorists who would target their own country," Palin said of Obama, also calling him an embarrassment.

Obama is an embarrassment. Yeah, that's good. My father used to refer to that as "the pot calling the kettle black."

We have men and women in uniform dying in two wars, both of which we are not winning, we have people in this country working full time jobs and living in tents because they have lost their homes, 159,000 people lost their jobs last month alone, the cost of bread and milk to feed one's children has more than doubled, our bridges and water mains are collapsing, and our banks are in jeopardy of closing their doors with our money inside. And this stupid woman thinks she's in high school running for head cheerleader.

Her "palling around with terrorists" is referring, of course, to Obama's "connection" to William Ayers, which you can read about in the New York Times article here. Ayers was a radical when Obama was about eight years old, but is currently a professor at the University of Illinois. I guess that makes my next-door neighbor a terrorist as well, since he goes back each year to spend three months teaching at that school and he has an Obama campaign sign in his front window.

When the Clinton campaign went into its attack mode, and when McCain was attacking before the economy went bust, it made me angry. In part, I don't like my guy being attacked with lies and innuendo, but I don't want this kind of politics. I really don't. I'm sick of it. This time though, I'm more just resigned, recognizing this this just reveals just how totally out of gas the McCain crowd really is.

And I think the only thing more stupid than making this its campaign strategy, is announcing to the entire nation inadvance that it is doing so.

"Hey, America, our campaign is now going to get nasty and dishonest."


  1. Anonymous10:16 AM

    So, our sweet, everyday hockey mom has sprouted fangs, eh? Miss "may I call you Joe?" is now resorting to lies, character assasination and what, in a non-politcal setting, would be criminal libel. For many folks, this affirms their suspisions about how such a sweet airhead ever make it into the position of power she's got. While she may be an airhead, she is also as mean as a starving junk yard dog.

    I'm almost afraid to ask, however, whether the other "common folk" around the country continue to identify with her. Does the soccer mom sitting in the bleachers also believe that winning is more important than honesty, integrity, basic human decency, let alone the law?

  2. Anonymous9:10 AM

    I just about automatically distrust anyone when they start the BS/lie/innuendo machine. I made a pact with myself long ago that I would vote against the person(s) that started it &/or spewed the most of it.

    I think it says a lot about the message of a candidate (or proposition) if they have to resort to this.. ie, they don't have much of one.

    enough said.