Well, a few hours ago I posted information about an ad that Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama had begun to air in various places around the country. The title of the ad is “1982”, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it at this URL: “New Obama Campaign Ad: “1982”.
Let’s run down 2 of the charges that Obama leveled against McCain in this ad…
OBAMA SAID: “Things have changed in 26 years, but McCain hasn’t.”
Just this morning (9/12/08) one of Joy Behar’s chief complaints expressed to John McCain when he went on the TV show “The View” was that McCain used to be a “maverick”, but that he was no longer that way. McCain responded by saying that he was still the exact same person he’s always been. It would seem that McCain’s own opponent agrees – McCain hasn’t changed in some very important ways over the last 26 years, and that is a good thing.
OBAMA SAID: “Admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer” & “Can’t send an email”.
I hate to break it to Obama and his ad staff who are probably in the middle of congratulating themselves right now on their “new tone” attack ads, but I was right in the previous post where I postulated that perhaps John McCain did not use email, and did not type because I thought it may be difficult for him given his severe injuries in the crash of his fighter jet, and his 5+ subsequent years of torture and poor medical care in a POW camp in North Vietnam.
Following is an excerpt from an article that was posted on Forbes.com in which they reported – 0all the way back in 2000 – that McCain cannot type emails due to his injuries, and that his wife Cindy and he answer email together in the evenings – a daily ritual for the two. It also shows that McCain is far from the computer illiterate, old and out of touch man Obama implied…
In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.
– “Net vs. Norm” by Richard Rappaport, Forbes ASAP
“Best of the Web”, Forbes.com,
Originally published on May 29, 2000
I’m rather sad that I am right about this. I would prefer that John McCain not have been injured in the Vietnam War, and I know the vast majority of Americans agree that we completely respect his service and sacrifice to our country. However, I would like to also point out that this makes John McCain particularly suited to addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our country. He knows what sacrifice is, and he’s seen first hand the brutal nature of war. That, IMHO, makes him much better suited than a Freshman Senator with no military experience to lead our country during a time of war. Whether we like it or not, we are there, our enemies are STILL there, and we need someone who knows what works and doesn’t work when it comes to diplomacy, and heaven forbid, military actions if needed.
Right now I would like to share with Obama something that he should have, and probably would’ve learned had he attended a less racist church for the last 20+ years…
Proverbs 16:18 (King James Version):
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
For the Democrats who are becoming more and more disenchanted with Obama every day… Please try to look beyond your hatred for President Bush, and honestly look at your options here. John McCain is NOT going to alter the Constitution, he is going to get the government back on track. He recognizes that Bush was by no means perfect, and he wants to rectify that situation. Please look with an open mind. Visit his website, read his position on the issues, and don’t give in to knee-jerk reactions.
Barack Obama displays the hallmark traits of a Marxist. His political campaign was launched in the home of an unrepentant known Communist “Revolutionary” Terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital building as the leader of the 60s terrorist organization the “Weather Underground” (sometimes referred to as “The Weatherman”). He has accepted the endorsement of a very well-known, and rather radical socialist political group in Chicago throughout his career in the Daley Political Machine. He has also spoken about attending socialist seminars in college at Columbia University.
Please also consider what socialism would indeed do to our country. The first thing socialists do is take away the people’s rights, via “suspension” and it all goes down hill from there. Consider this for a moment — let’s assume Obama is a righteous man, and “socialism would work if done the “right” way”. What guarantee do we have that the next administration, or the one after that wouldn’t take advantage of the laws and plunge America into the hell that was the Soviet Union under the likes of Stalin, or Germany under Hitler, or China under Mao Tse-Tung?
Let’s join together and make our country strong, secure and prosperous. We have the resources, and the know-how to make our country great again – as well as cleaning up Washington and getting rid of the special interests, and the “old boy network” and the corruption. We can also work together to be responsible for our environment, and to tackle poverty and education issues by implementing all of our possible options in each area. That American ingenuity, and ability to solve problems is one of the greatest things about our country. Our freedom guarantees that we can pursue these things, and that ultimately we will be successful and not have to sacrifice any of our inalienable rights.
I know this may sound cheesy to some of you, but I’m really not bothered by that. I have 4 children that I want to grow up in a peaceful world, and that demands that we take care of the threats facing our nation so that our enemies don’t have an opportunity to grow stronger, and to threaten us, and so our children are not the ones stuck with solving the problems. That’s the hope I have for the future – a real hope built on solid, proven, successful ideals supported throughout the history of our country. I honestly don’t know who can argue with that…
Well, thanks for listening to my somewhat rant! LOL I do hope everyone has a great weekend – whether you agree with me or not! 😉
PS – I addressed the rest of the ad in the previous article which you can read here: Obama Digs Another Hole with New Ad, “1982” – PART I