The worst Obama attack ad this season.

August 24, 2008

I know the GOP is short on money, but jeez, could you at least try and hire a professional voice actor?

TPM points us at the goods:

After the the shock of the childish voice over, we find out that Obama has viciously attacked John McCain. Oh noes!!! Later find out John McCain was a POW. Wow!!! I did not know! I thought the Hanoi Hilton was a resort! Finally to top it off we are shocked to learn that Obama has a (half)-brother in Kenya, and shame on Obama that he doesn’t take care of him!! I mean ZOMG!! It’s horrible, until you realized via a quick Google search that Obama has a half-brother in China too, in fact…apparently:

He’s [Obama’s half brother in Kenya] the son of Obama’s father and an American woman named Ruth, whom Obama Sr. met while at Harvard in the 1960s and brought back to Kenya.

That was after his marriage with Obama’s mother in Hawaii ended. Another son from the union with Ruth, called David, was killed in a motorcycle accident. In all, Obama Sr. fathered eight children by four women.

The GOP are really digging. I mean I know they are devoid of ideas, but wow, really? This amateurish ad is the best the Texas GOP can do? Keep trying.


Mark Halperin speaks on This Week…

August 24, 2008

…and all that comes out is “hmmf, hmmmf, hmmmf”

I’m wondering Mark, does McCain’s penis taste different than W’s?

Mark’s “performance” as it were, on This Week during the roundtable was one of the most shameful and transparent shilling for McCain I think we’ve seen in the the campaign yet. Apparently the McCain “Seven houses gaff” is a bad thing for one of the candidates, and that candidate is Obama. See apparently instead of tying in to the bad economy, the gaff instead gives McCain the go ahead to start sliming Obama with Wright, etc. Like he wasn’t going to do that anyway.

The McCain Penis is so far in Halperin’s mouth that John Cole has awarded his Golden McPenis to Mark Halperin. An award so presitegious, that this is only the second time it’s been awarded.

What a total fucking douche. How does he still have a job? Bill Kristol gets plenty of face time, but he doesn’t pretend to be a journalist. We all know he’s a Republican hack, he knows he’s a Republican Cheerleader. Halperin on the other hand pretends to be a “journalist”, and then spouts garbage like this.


Hillary didn’t get vetted…

August 24, 2008

…and over at Memorandum we find that Hillary dead-enders are OUTRAGED!! OUTRAGED I TELL YOU!!

Of course apparently Hillary asked not to be vetted unless she was going to be picked:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who ran so closely to Obama in the primary, was never seriously considered, said two officials involved with the search. She asked not to be vetted unless she was going to be picked, the two officials said, speaking on a condition of anonymity to describe the private discussions.

Christ on a fucking crutch people. Hillary lost. She ran a shitty campaign and had her ass handed to her after Super Tuesday. The fainting couch is full, you need to take a breath and step up grab your ovaries or balls, grow up and get with the program. Your candidate lost. Yeah it sucks. My candidate lost the last two presidential elections, and my country has been driven into a ditch because of it. I know you don’t think that McCain is a better candidate on our issues than Obama. But if you think, for one second, that punishing Obama by voting for McCain is going to do anything other than fuck this country up more, then you’re sadly mistaken. It might feel good in the voting booth, but the hangover will last at least four years.

A vote for McCain, or worse sitting out, is betraying everything that Hillary and you and I stand for. The cherry on top of this shit sundae, is the fact that you are pissing all over the simple democratic principals this country was founded on to appease your frail egos.


Dear Mr. Kristol, thank you for your concern…

August 23, 2008

I noted over at Balloon Juice your concern about Obama’s VP pick. I’m sure you have the very best of the Democratic Party in mind when you puke all over your Cheetos stained keyboard and this comes out.

Thank you Mr. Kristol for your concern and for your transparent attempt to stir up shit with the PUMAs. Of course they are all of about ten people strong, and while I’m sure they will be a reliable McCain voting bloc, I don’t know that they will be tipping any elections anytime soon.

Might I also share with you my concern about McCain and the GOP?

I’m concerned that McCain’s VP might not be strong enough to pull McCain’s head out of his ass. It’s jammed in there past the shoulders. While I’m sure checking for colon cancer at his age, is a good thing, it’s hard to answer the red phone at 3am, when you can’t move your arms.

I’m also concerned that the eventual VP pick might be a fag, an adulterer or someone with a wet suit and dildo fetish. Any of these will be very unsavory with the base of your party. You have to admit, the modern GOP is known for it’s lewd conduct. Please tell John to be careful in his pick.

I’m very, very concerned that Mr. McCain will look at his Naval experience as enough. What he really needs to pick is another Naval vet or trucker to help him. See both are very adept at tying and untying knots. It’s going to take at least two skilled knotsmiths and a lot of time and patience to unfuck this country. I fear that Mr. McCain may not have the patience or the time left on this earth to unfuck this country in a proper manner.

Thank you for your concern, and I hope you note mine.


McCain’s VP…

August 23, 2008

While the political world is still buzzing about Obama/Biden, which I’ll admit had me glued to MSNBC most of the day. I decided to get in front of the bus and take a stab at picking McCain’s VP pick. I’ll try to do this with a straight face, but no promises.

Now McCain has an advantage, since he knows who Obama picked. +1 McCain, however, I think the Biden pick and recent news narrows down McCain’s picks. Here are the names I hear most often: Ridge, Pawlenty, Lieberman, Romney, Crist, and the Huckster. Let’s start with the one that makes me the most nervous.

Huckabee. He’s likable (hell I even like him), popular with the religious nut jobs, however he’s never held a national office. Given McCain has the “experience” this might not be a big deal. His ideas and policies are scary as fuck, and are well hidden behind the “aw shucks, I’m just a bass player” persona. Huck being one melanoma away from the presidency scares the living shit out of me, and he’s personable enough to hide his radical agenda from most of the American people. Again on the negative side, this pick does not push the “maverick” meme McCain is running on. However, I think he’s the strongest answer to Biden.

Probability of being the pick: High

Crist has cred, yet again no national experience, then there’s the whole adoption by gays thing that’s an albatross around his neck.

Probability of being the pick: Low.

Pawlenty, is a governor, and America likes to elect governors to the presidency, yet he’d be in the veep spot. Young, counter-balances McCain’s age nicely. He has a decent story, but is not very experienced. Again, probably not a problem for McCain. However, I don’t view him as the traditional attack dog the VP is. Of course McCain seems to be his own attack dog, so maybe that doesn’t matter either. I’m gonna rate him:

Probability of being the pick: High

Ridge, Lieberman and Romney I’m going to lump together in a category I’d call “OH PLEASE PICK ONE OF THESE”

Lieberman, while as hawkish as they come is, socially pretty liberal.
Ridge, is pro-choice

Either of them would infuriate the wing-nut base that McCain has worked so hard to get behind him, even if they are tepidly so. However, both would promote his “maverick that works across this isle” theme that he’s trying to ride. The media would love it, the independents probably too, but he’d alienate his base. Either would be a bold choice but would give the Dems a stick to poke at the base with. In either of these two cases you’d pit the traditional media vs the base, I’m pretty sure there are more wing-nuts out there than independents and media folk. I think the odds are slim, but you never know:

Probability of being the pick: Medium

Lastly, my favorite. Romney. Romney flip flops so hard he’s in danger of loosening up his botox treatments and that in and of itself makes him McCain’s soulmate, even if McCain doesn’t like him. He’s a favorite of the right wing media, but is a Mormon and well, lets face it, after the seven houses dust up the last thing McCain needs is another rich white guy on the ticket. I gotta believe that where ever Mitt ranked on the scale before McCain’s gaff, he’s fallen quite a bit since then. But, for whatever reason, he’s a popular dude in some influential circles. McCain would pick him, I’d think, if he could shore up some support for McCain, and after last week, I’m not sure that K-Lo’s undying love of Romney is enough to overcome Mitt’s richness and whiteness. A blogger can dream though right?

Probability of being the pick: Low.
Probability of me wanting him to get the nod: OMFG PLEASE PICK MITT

Summary:

In the end I’ll give the nod to Pawlenty, for the youthfulness and with that, probably makes him more “mavericky” than Huck


Seven Kitchen Tables.

August 23, 2008

Biden starts of as the Obama attack dog in fine form:

Biden says that while, “at kitchen tables like mine,” Americans worry about their shrinking incomes, “that’s not a worry [McCain] has to worry about.”

“You have to think about which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at,” Biden says, going on to quote McCain’s praise of Bush.

Perfect. Quotable, sharp to the point. The exact type of thing that the Obama camp needs. Calling out McCain for giving into the right-wing, swift-boat, style politics was excellent as well.

**Update**

I missed this the first time around…Biden going straight after McCain’s military service as a qualification to be President:

These times call for a total change in Washington’s world view. These times call for more than a good soldier, they require a wise leader.

Very, very nice.


Obama/Biden 12 hours later.

August 23, 2008

Aside from the Ron Fournier hatchet piece, the media both traditional and new, seem pleased with the pick of Biden. I am too. I think (and I’ve mentioned it several times in this blog) that the strongest contribution Biden will make to the campaign will be as attack dog.

Obama doesn’t seem to do attack dog very well, as evidenced over the last couple of weeks. When Obama did start hitting back, ever so slightly, the traditional media and others start howling that Obama is going negative. Abandoning his “new politics”. It’s been a Catch-22 for the Obama campaign and an obvious point of weakness. One that McCain seems to have been adept at exploiting. Biden changes the calculus. Obama gains a running mate who can and is good at attacking, and leave Obama above the fray to do what he does best. Inspire and pimp his policies.