So this week, The Rottenest Man Who Ever Ran trots out Wesley Clark, himself the rottenest military man since Benedict Arnold… and John Kerry, to assail John McCain's military record. You might argue that Clark did it all on his own. Fair enough, that's not why Obo is so rotten, anyway.
What adds to Obama's "rotten quotient" is that the very next day, i.e. today, he has the nerve to give a speech in which he uses Clarks remarks to show his "appreciation" for McCain's service and… um… torture, and then he says he'll never criticize his opponent's patriotism and he won't allow anyone to criticize his.
I don't have to tell thinking people what's wrong with this picture, nor can I show the unthinking ones if I tried, so the rest of this I'm just writing to myself. What else is new?
Not for one second do I believe Clark acted on his own. Clark's an Obocop.
It was the same Clark who attempted to build a hero image for John Kerry in 2004, and who tried to transform Kerry and his pin-prick Purple Hearts into a Vietnam era Audie Murphy. So for saying what Clark said yesterday, death by firing squad is too good for him… and Kerry too, for that matter.
The New York Times framed Obama's appearance today thusly: "As he spoke, the senator stood on a flag-bedecked stage and, providing visible refutation to rumors, he wore a clearly visible American flag pin on his lapel."
Got that? Rumors.
Last week, Bobama, banana fanna fo fama created the Republican racist straw man, and this week, he felt the need to preemptively knock down a war hero and create the patriotism straw man. in other words, no Republican I know of has used race to attack Obo, and no one has attacked his patriotism… unless you think saying that he'd be disastrous for America is an attack? Besides, no Republican told Obama to abandon his flag pin and make a production of doing so. It was no rumor… then.
Nor were Mickey's "America is just plain mean," or "For the first time in my adult life I'm proud of my country" rumors… but they probably will be one day when the Times has had enough time to work their magic.
And it's not your eyes playing tricks on you now that Obama can't get enough flags to accompany him.
Everywhere you look, as far as the eye can see we're adrift in a sea of liberal scum.
In an amazing call to Rush Limbaugh this morning that shows both how far liberals will go and how twisted their thinking is, one liberal dismissed both McCain's war record and Clark's attack, but asked Limbaugh to consider how weak McCain was in responding to it. You can't make this stuff up… only liberals can.
McCain: "If that's the kind of campaign that Senator Obama and his surrogates and supporters want to engage in, I understand that," he said. "But it doesn't reduce the price of a gallon of gas by a penny" or do anything else to help Americans."
It's called "being a gentleman" and sticking to the issues, the former being entirely foreign to liberals, and the latter, not in their best interests.
Here's what the Rottenest Newspaper Ever Published had to say about it all:
"The U.S. presidential campaign turned angry Monday as supporters of John McCain rolled out a full-throated defense against attacks on the quality of his military experience and Senator Barack Obama attacked head-on the persistent rumors that his loyalties to the country were doubtful."
See, the campaign didn't turn angry until Monday… until the McCain camp responded. The Times apparently regards Clark's unprecedented assault as offhand comments, and Obo addressed "persistent rumors." you know, the kind that can't be attributable to a Republican version of Wesley Clark because there is none.
The Times continued… "The McCain campaign appeared incensed by comments Sunday by an Obama supporter, the retired General Wesley Clark, that even heroic service by the Arizona senator as a naval aviator in Vietnam did not prepare him for the presidency.
When Clark was pressed by an incredulous Bob Schieffer about Obama having no military experience, Clark said that Obo was running on other traits… one of them he named was – judgment. Apparently Clark thinks that smoking dope and schmoozing with the Chicago Machine and terrorists and "tolerating" a racist church of decades are much better qualifications.
Coincidentally, you might have seen the headline: City Vehicles Painted with Anti-Obama Sayings.
Did you think for a minute these were Republican vandals? Because one article goes on to say they were Hillary supporters. The article that bore the above headline leaves it to the reader to fill in his own blanks.
Dem on Dem racism – per usual.
And per usual, it appears to be Republicans who were the perpetrators, just as when the tires were slashed in Wisconsin on election day, 2004. And remember when Lenny tried to tell me that while the Democrats had all the racists back when, they migrated to the Republican Party in the sixties? One wonders what Lenny is thinking now? More to the point, one wonders how Lenny would spin this.
John McCain seems a perfect fit with the Teddy Roosevelt admonition to speak softly and carry a big stick. No serious person could think McCain would be weak when a situation called for strength, and most especially in comparison to his diminutive-in-the-credentials department opponent his incompetent team of advisors.