John McCain is dropping honor by the wayside in this campaign. The latest chapter involves a bunch of robots. Lying, evil robots.
I think we need to take a closer lok at that army of robots he has hired to lie for him. They are bothering people and calling Obama a Terrorist.
[yes, that’s the real audio. Someone did a nice job of putting it to culture]
The automated calls in Maine, Nevada and other states — they are commonly known as “robo calls” — say Obama “has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans.”
The charge is misleading: The bombings, which took place more than 35 years ago, didn’t result in fatalities and the group didn’t claim responsibility for the attack on the judge’s home.
So McCain has hired a bunch of robots to lie for him. His campaign is totally on-board with these tactics, obviously.
The McCain campaign says the calls are warranted because Obama’s connection to Ayers — the two met many years after Ayers’ anti-Vietnam War activities had ended — raises questions about the Democrat’s judgment and record.
“This is an association that is highly questionable and not out of bounds,” McCain spokesman Rick Gorka said.
The tactics, using robots to spread lies, has been widely condemned by rational thinking people.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two senators in opposing political parties asked Republican presidential candidate John McCain to stop the automated phone calls that link Democratic candidate Barack Obama to a 1960s radical.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, made separate appeals to McCain on Friday. Collins faces a tough race for re-election and serves as a co-chairwoman of his Maine campaign.
“These kind of tactics have no place in Maine politics,” Collins spokesman Kevin Kelley said. “Sen. Collins urges the McCain campaign to stop these calls immediately.”
Not to be outdone personally, McCain is now openly accusing Obama of being the ultimate U.S. boogey-man buzzword…a “socialist”.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic economic approach by supporting tax cuts and tax credits McCain says would merely shuffle wealth rather than creating it.
“At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives,” McCain said in a radio address. “They use real numbers and honest language. And we should demand equal candor from Sen. Obama. Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it’s just another government giveaway.”
McCain, though, has a health care plan girded with a similar philosophy. He proposes providing individuals with a $5,000 tax credit to buy health insurance. He would pay for his plan, in part, by considering as taxable income the money their employer spends on their health coverage.
Remember, it’s not “socialism” when Mccain does it. It’s not “socialism” when he advocates the government directly buying mortgages. It’s not “socialsim” when he holds up a workin’-class everyman as, well, everyone. It can’t be, because, DUH!!!, McCain isn’t a socialist and Obama is.
McCain then continued with his UNABASHEDLY SOCIALIST RHETORIC.
[McCain] also was sharply critical of the Bush administration, saying it should be more aggressive in buying up the home mortgages of those trapped by high interest rates and falling housing values.
“The administration is not doing it. The secretary of the Treasury is not doing it,” McCain told the crowd. “We need to buy up these mortgages, give you a mortgage that you can afford, so you can pay your mortgage and realize the American Dream of owning your home.”
I don’t think McCain quite understands hows this works. Just because the Government buys your mortgage, it doesn’t mean that you, yourself, own it. The Government owns it. You still have to pay for it.
McCain seems to be saying that the Government can solve everyone’s problems by buying everyone’s mortgage and then giving them back to the People. That’s Socialist Rhetoric 101 people.
Now if that bit of hypocrisy isn’t enough for you, check this out.
Speaking to a boisterous crowd at Florida International University, McCain expressed dismay that the fame he brought on Joe Wurzelbacher has now turned the Ohio man into the focus of endless publicity, not all of it favorable.
For this, McCain blames his opponent, Barack Obama.
“The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe,” McCain said. “People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house. He didn’t ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn’t recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks.”
This is the most complete and utter crap I’ve heard this election season, and that’s saying A LOT. The guy tries to ambush Obama with a hypothetical question, conservatives go nuts over a soundbyte[*], “Joe” starts doing appearances on Fox and Rush, McCain himself brings up the guy 20 times during the debate….AND…..it’s Obama’s fault.
[*] BTW, in my long “Joe the Plumber” expose, I link to the entire, roughly 6-minute exchange between Sam and Obama. Obama ends with this bit…
Obama said his tax plan, which he said focuses on bigger breaks for people making lower incomes, would be good for the economy. “If you’ve got a plumbing business, you’re going to be better off if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you,” he said. “Right now, everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Sounds like a fairly benign comment, right? Just pointing out that a rising tide lifts all ships, right?
No. You see, you have to read this (and you can’t watch the whole thing, that’s too easy). You need to read this through NutJob Republican eyes [i.e. like Rush, Hannity, and Fox]. When you do that, the exact same paragaph reads as…
SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND!!!!1!! I WANT TO TAKE ALL YOUR MONEY AND SUPPRESS YOUR SPEECH AND GIVE IT TO THE OTHER BLACK PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE STALIN!!!!
And if you are “Joe the Plumber” you hear the above and you see a black guy in front of you, dancin’ like Sammy.