McCain defends Obama. What next? Ditch Palin?

Yesterday, John McCain had to start defending the character of Barack Obama after he had been inciting fear and suggesting that Barack Obama is connected to terrorism.

Now, more than ever, we need to be talking about issues and coming together as Americans.

Even John McCain is seeing how the policy of divisiveness isn’t appropriate anymore.

Update: didn’t take long for someone to do some fancy editing taking McCain’s attack ads and juxtaposing his comments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjY9HOMbb0c
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10 Responses

  1. David Lauri October 11, 2008 / 11:29 am
    Wow. Well Obama’s staff better get right on this. They can take these two clips and juxtaposition them with McCain’s approving of some of his “Do we know Barack Obama” ads and also add in the clip from the debate where McCain points out that Warren Buffet supports Obama.

    It’s nice that McCain finally is owning up to the fact that Obama is a “decent family man” with whom he just happens to disagree, but really this just proves that McCain has no integrity. If he did have, he’d never approved many of the ads he has approved, and he’d never have allowed Palin to make some of the remarks about Obama she has.

    It’s such a shame that McCain wasn’t true to his word about wanting to avoid negative politics and wanting to stick to issues.

  2. merge divide October 11, 2008 / 1:57 pm
    “We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.”

    -George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 address to the United States Congress.

    I think that all political observers that accused Sarah Palin of not knowing about the Bush Doctrine need to reassess their beliefs. She may not have been able to communicate the principles intelligibly, but she has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she has internalized an understanding of the tactics that the approach involves. The McCain/Palin ticket are simply applying the Bush Doctrine to its political opponent. The accusations that Palin and McCain are making by insinuation have very real consequences, and they need to be held accountable for them.

    Read SERENDIPITY.

  3. Drexel Dave October 11, 2008 / 3:34 pm
    I have been preaching that Republicans are the dumbest folks on the planet for quite some time, and the longer in time we go, the more I am proven to be a prophet.

    In fact though, I just observe the obvious and report it.

  4. J.R. Locke October 11, 2008 / 4:48 pm
    One of the talking heads on TV keeps on pointing to the fact that McCain is trying to win one day of coverage rather than create a consistent message to the American people. I tend to agree.
  5. J.R. Locke October 11, 2008 / 5:27 pm
    It is funny to see the reaction of the sheepel, do I clap? Do I sneer? Wait what should I do I thought Obama was evil incarnate!

    Mr. McCain did handle that pretty well.

  6. John Ise October 12, 2008 / 12:38 pm
    McCain-Palin supporters at a Ohio rally ail against the “terrorist” running for president http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxzmaXAg9E.

    More? Check out these accusations from McCain supporters in Pennsylvania that Obama is a “commie faggot” and a Muslim here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itEucdhf4Us

    Really nice.

    Yes, DITCH (with a vengence) Palin and put J. Lieberman on the ticket and then McCain can show he’s a serious candidate to take on the historically serious challenges of the country.

  7. Bruce Kettelle October 13, 2008 / 12:04 pm
    When McFear gets so agressive what do you expect to happen? Yes the sheeple are seriously interpreting all the terrorist associations, muslim innuendos, liberal agendas, and hints at treacherous lies as a foreign communistic incursion aimed at the white house and then they point all the fingers at Obama. Why should they be surprised when one of their furvent followers blurts out statements like these? I hope it doesn’t lead these sheeple to more violent responses. End the campaigning built on fear now.

    “Let us be led by good policy, not herded by fear” – BK

  8. merge divide October 15, 2008 / 8:04 pm
    John,

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the link. That is truly one of the best sites I’ve seen in awhile.

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