This election is over.

October 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm (Uncategorized)

The McCain/Palin ticket is now attacking Obama’s “reckless ambition”. This, of course, is the absolute pinnacle of hypocrisy for the McCain campaign, which has proven that it will say anything in an attempt to change the tide of this election. At their rallies, they will even incite their more radical followers to scream violent threats against Obama then say nothing to get these maniacs under control. The gross irresponsibility of the McCain/Palin ticket has been an astonishing thing to watch over the last two weeks. Even McCain’s wife is showing her teeth. This is still the United States of America and somebody needs to remind these people that we are all in this mess together. Nobody runs for president of this country who is without ambition. The accusation is absurd. If anybody is desperate for power, it is the person who has been willing to sacrifice his honor to get it. The greatest challenge that John McCain will have faced in his life will not be his years in captivity. It will be his struggle to re-build his greatly damaged honor and public image after his revolting campaign. And it will also be his responsibility to repair the terrible damage his partisan stridency has inflicted on the nation’s state-of-mind. Are any Americans truly proud of the way this campaign has been conducted? Do any of us believe that our enemies aren’t chuckling in their caves and villas over our self-destructive political process? It is sad and, at the same time, infuriating.

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3 Comments

  1. usafmom said,

    “At their rallies, they will even incite their more radical followers to scream violent threats against Obama then say nothing to get these maniacs under control.”

    This is not true. These “radical followers” are just people that are so fed up with the liberal media that ignores anything negative about Senator Obama that they are screaming just trying to be heard!! I don’t agree with their tactics, but I sure can empathize with their frustration! Senator McCain has come to realize that the Liberals who plan to vote for Obama don’t really care about his character, so there is really nothing left to say about his radical connections. Senator Obama is the most liberal Senator we have… His “tax and spend” policies (from his record….and let’s remember, the best predictor of the future is the past) are going to make the economic problems we have now much worse!!

  2. johnrj08 said,

    Then tenor of the rallies, especially those with Palin, involves a lot more than a few radicals. When that woman told McCain that Obama was an Arab at the Townhall Meeting, she was responding to things that had come directly from McCain’s campaign, NOT the liberal media. And when she and others make these kinds of incendiary statements, you’ll notice that the audience cheers loudly. They even booed McCain when he tried to calm things down. At that moment, he came face-to-face with a monster of his own making, and now he doesn’t know what to do. I’ve also heard this “most liberal Senator” remark before, and Obama’s response to it makes perfect sense. The reason his record looks that way is because he has voted against Bush most of the time. The country would be a lot better off today if more Senators had done the same, and not been so worried about being accused of being a liberal– which, at the end of the day, is just a meaningless political slur. What you’ve posted here is typical Republican response, which consciously distorts what Obama has proposed and then criticizes that distortion. McCain tried to do the same thing in the last debate and, in the process, he lost the debate. I am personally open to the suggestion that no candidate is perfect and that Obama is not necessarily right on all the issues. But he has ten times the intellect of McCain and he’s more of a pragmatist than a ideologue. As far as I’m concerned, this country has had enough of a second-rate intellect in the White House. It’s time to vote someone in who has a layered understanding of the issues and the communication skills to get things done. John McCain’s campaign has done so much damage to his reputation, that he could never get anything done with a predominantly democratic Congress anyway. This election is over…. my friend.

  3. katbur said,

    I think you’ve summed up the issue more concisely than most. Well written. I only hope that you are right.

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