Please excuse the upcoming rant, but I am really getting PO'd with John McCain's crap and the weak ineffective response from the Obama Campaign!!
First, the Obama Campaign said it has setup a facility to deal with McCain's toxic ads, and this facility would provide rapid response to McCain's video garbage. Now I don't know what the Obama campaign's definition of rapid response consists of, but there has not been much response to McCain's latest "Black Men" swift boat video. This ad has been condemned by the Obama campaign as an out and out lie, but never the less it’s still gaining traction. More ranting follows below the fold.
The Obama campaign can point to McCain's new ad as a sign of how desperate John McCain has become in the midst of the current Wall Street crisis. Just in case you haven't seen McCain's new "Black Men" ad, it features an opening picture of Barack with a caption headline that screams that former CEO of Fannie Mae Franklin Raines is an ECONOMIC ADVISOR to Barack Obama!! The ad then goes on to run down Raines as being responsible for Fannie Mae's collapse and that failure has morphed into the gigantic failure of the entire financial system on Wall Street. Also for those who have not seen the ad, the key here is that Franklin Raines is a Black Man, so the ad alternates his image with Barack's and put them together when it delivers its punch line, "Do we need someone to guide us in economic matters whose judgment is so poor that they would pick as an economic advisor someone who caused the collapse of the entire financial system?"
This is McCain's racial swift boat against Obama. The response from Time's Karen Tumulty was that "McCain plays the race card". McCain’s ad came out 5 days ago and other than denials, the Obama campaign has done little to counter this attack. Today McCain puffs out his chest, calls a news conference to declare that the $700 billion Paulson proposal will not pass, and that he will be immediately suspending his campaign. He stated that he would be returning to Washington to get legislation passed that will save the financial structure of America. He called on President Bush to convene a bipartisan group of lawmakers to help draft emergency bailout legislation.
He also said that his campaign would be meeting with the Obama campaign to reschedule the upcoming first debate. Puffed up John delivered his message at today’s news conference trying his level best to look like the POTUS at full attention/alert responding to a crisis to save America.
How come we Democrats don't have any action orientated planners in our campaigns? With the Sepia Swift boat ad and now with today's imitation of the Commander-in-Chief on the job, McCain is pulling the entire subject of the economy away from the Obama campaign. The economy is the one issue that is supposed to be the Democrats bread and butter!! Come on guys wake up, Jeeze!!
To make matters worse, there has been no strong attention getting ad from the Obama campaign concerning McCain's influence peddling crooked activities in the Savings and Loan scandal back in 1986. His participation in Charles Keating's Lincoln Savings crooked dealings is now estimated to cost the government $3.4 billion dollars which we are still paying for. The McCain campaign has claimed that McCain was cleared by subsequent investigation. Cleared of criminal charges, but at the conclusion of the Senate Ethics Committee investigation, McCain was reprimanded for his role in the S&L scandal. To me a reprimand is the same as censure, either way it identifies BAD CONDUCT.
Yet here is McCain on his horse acting like the great leader who is going to Washington to rescue America from this financial mess caused by all those toxic mortgages given to minorities who everybody knew couldn't afford those nice new houses in the first place. And oh yes, this debacle was made possible by that colored CEO of Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines, who had no business giving all those "people" mortgages . This is the stuff the McCain campaign is working overtime to deliver to all those "low information" White voters.
I don't know about you but if a guy keeps kicking me in the shins, I'm not going to keep dancing around his attack. He can expect to receive a "lights out" response from my two backup buddies, "Mister left hook and Mister right cross"! AMEN!!