Friday, September 12, 2008

Duuuude, Where's My Email?

That's the tone of Obambi's latest "attack" on John McCain in the soap opera that is Campaign '08.
Obama mocks McCain as computer illiterate

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - John McCain is mocked as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate in a television commercial out Friday from Barack Obama as the Democrat begins his sharpest barrage yet on McCain's long Washington career.
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"Today is the first day of the rest of the campaign," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe says in a campaign strategy memo. "We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain's attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people."
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"He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail, still doesn't understand the economy, and favors two hundred billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class," it says. It shows video of McCain getting out of a golf cart with former President George H.W. Bush and closes with a photo of him standing with the current President Bush at the White House. "After one president who was out of touch, we just can't afford more of the same."
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"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."
So Camp Obambi thinks that's a "big issue"? Maybe for my kids that might seem like a big deal, but, sorry, I think most Americans could give a rat's nut-sack whether or not McCain knows how to send an email. And the bit about the tax cuts for "corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class" that's an old, tired line the Donks have been using for decades. Make no mistake when the Dem-libs use the term "middle class" they are referring to "the poor" who already get full tax refunds and tax credits, so this is nothing more than promising not tax cuts, but more free gifts from the public treasure. If the big, evil corporations are getting big tax cuts, the real middle class will probably get their taxes cut, too; but just not as much because they (we) aren't paying as much to begin with. Remember that the top ten percent of those who earn money are paying 2/3 of the overall tax burden already.

And of course I'm always looking for the liberal bias, both subtle and obvious, in the reporting, and here's an obvious example:
Still, Obama has been playing defense as McCain has tried to grab the change mantel, created new enthusiasm with his pick of Palin and accused Obama of maligning her when he said putting lipstick on a pig is still a pig. In fact, Obama had not been talking about Palin when he made the statement...(emphasis mine)
Really? Why? Because Obambi said so in a bit of back-tracking after the fact? Oh, how quick this AP asshat is to dismiss the gaffe and take Obambi at his word when I know that had it been McCain, they would not let it go so easily.

Here's a not-so-obvious or easily overlooked example of what I perceive as bias.
At the time I wrote this the webpage had a link to Obambi's website at the bottom of the story. Where's the link to McCain's website, hmmm?

Also some disparaging headlines like this one: "Palin tries to defend qualifications in interview". Tries, implying that she failed to defend her qualifications. Wouldn't a more objective headline have been "Palin defends qualifications in interview" and let the reader decide whether or not she succeeded?
And here's some more below. I suppose it's legitimate, but I just get the feeling seeds are being planted..."What? 'A task from God?'"
Well, that's it for me on the campaign for today. Frankly, this shit just bores me to tears. Like I have said over and over, it's like a bad soap opera, and the blogosphere is just chock full of folks on both sides of the aisle who are more than happy to cover the day-by-day he said/she said. Feel free to check out the blogroll in the sidebar to get your fix if that's what you're into. Sorry, but that's just not me anymore.

So I'll have some more boobs, music, an essay on the Chilean coup of 1973 (Huh? Where did that come from, Joe?), some news from New Zealand, and a new thing called "engine porn" for the gear-heads out there. But that will have to wait until tomorrow. Right now it's just after 11:00pm, and I've been up since 5:30. Time for some sleep.




Blogger Oldcatman said...

From local politics to world politics, IS IT NOT ALL A SOAP OPERA????

Joe, blog what you want to blog......

4:01 AM GMT+12  
Blogger BobF said...

I guess my parents are out of touch too since the live on a fixed income and don't have a clue how to email.

8:31 AM GMT+12  
Blogger Oldcatman said...

This old fart would be lost without my computer (much less my blog!).

3:01 AM GMT+12  

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