New McCain ad: still full of lies

United States
July 30, 2008 4:03pm CST
((Cross-posted from: http://clarusvisum.blogspot.com/2008/07/new-mccain-ad-bastion-of-nonsense.html )) ((I'm going to go ahead and put all the links (as well as notes on the formatting) in here longhand (they will be in double parentheses), and making it clear that this is a cross-post, since many find it easier to discuss something here on MyLot than through Blogger's comment system, which is more suited to feedback than back-and-forth discussion. To see the nicely-formatted version, visit the link containing the original post above.)) =================== Before I mention anything, here's the ad ((http://youtube.com/watch?v=oHXYsw_ZDXg)) in question. If you've been paying attention to the news, you will immediately understand where this post is going to go after you see it: ((obviously, I can't embed YouTube clips here--this spot is where the embedded YouTube video is in the original post)) Here was Carpetbagger's take ((http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/16381.html)) on the ad: "...the ad features images of Obama in Europe, intermixed with images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Over chants of “Obama, Obama,” a narrator says, “He’s the biggest celebrity in the world. But, is he ready to lead? With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling. And, says he’ll raise taxes on electricity. Higher taxes, more foreign oil, that’s the real Obama.” ... On coastal drilling, the McCain campaign has crossed the pathetic line and keeps on running. The ad makes it sound like coastal drilling will help consumers. It won’t. McCain has personally conceded that the effects of coastal drilling would be "mainly psychological." On raising taxes on electricity, the McCain campaign is pointing to Obama’s support for a cap-and-trade policy. That’s odd — hasn’t McCain said he supports a cap-and-trade policy, too? Does that mean McCain wants to “raise taxes on electricity”? ...the McCain campaign is lying...This ad isn’t about facts and reality; it’s about an emotional response." It's a pretty concise summation of how absurd the ad is (well, after I slimmed it down a bit). It sure seems to me that real desperation is in the air of the McCain campaign--the preceding ridiculous claim ((http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/16377.html)) about how Obama refused to visit wounded troops because they wouldn't let him bring the press with him does nothing but bolster the theory. I have a feeling the American public is not as gullible as McCain and his surrogates think. ============== ((all done--enjoy discussing, MyLotters :) ))
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I think that McCain just can't remember his own positions. He's getting older by the minute. The only time he sounds alive is when he is lying about Obama. I hope the people aren't that gullible, but they voted for Bush twice. It's a really scary time in this country. What we don't need is another Republican who can't tell the truth.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Where's the John McCain who shows up on The Daily Show and ran as a maverick candidate in 2000? (I like that John McCain.) How can a guy who endured a smear campaign in 2000 be participating in this smear campaign against Barack Obama? @anniepa: I'm sure McCain's supporters have things to say (or they will after they've gotten their talking points from Faux News), but once again myLot's structure has discouraged any real discussion of this.
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• United States
31 Jul 08
It has been often quipped that 2000 John McCain would never vote for 2008 John McCain. I think that's absolutely true--McCain is playing a game he can't win here. I have a feeling that all of this flip-flopping he's doing is a sign of a tortured soul...I have a feeling that McCain is not nearly as nutty as these constant switches are showing him to be, but that he (likely correctly) has surmised that he needs to pander to the conservative base in order to have any chance of winning, and that means abandoning just about all of the causes he stood for in 2000. He's stuck between a rock and a hard place, in my opinion. Either he stays true to himself and has absolutely zero chance of winning (do you remember how outraged the base was at him when he wasn't the presumptive nominee yet?), or he continues this parade of flip-flops and completely wrecks his reputation. The Bush 'legacy' has put a really bad taste in America's mouth--they don't want more of the same. At the same time, the conservative base won't vote for a 'maverick'. This is why it's all about character assault now--McCain has trapped himself so badly issue-wise that his only chance of success now is to assassinate Obama's character. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be working as well as it did four years ago.
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@anniepa (26069)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Absurd is right! I certainly hope the American people aren't gullible enough to fall for this nonsense. I love how none of McCain's many supporters here, or should I say all the Obama-haters, have avoided responding here. I guess they have nothing to say... Annie
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