MyDD: Watch out for the evil GOP doing something … like this!

posted at 6:45 pm on March 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Apparent Hillary Clinton supporter Universal at MyDD wants the Democrats to realize the predicament they face in November if Barack Obama wins the nomination. He thinks the Republicans will create unfair and devastating advertising that will appeal to fear, using 9/11 imagery to derail Obama. Universal wants to protect the Democrats from this fate — so he cranked out an ad to kneecap Obama first (via Instapundit):

If we choose Obama as our nominee, we are locked-in to this narrative. There is no going back, no bogus NBC polls to save the day. No Anderson Cooper softball interviews or phony charges of racism that will rescue us.

The opponent doesn’t care. All the thoughtfulness and restraint of a Democratic adversary will be gone.

It’s interesting to note that MyDD employed 9/11 footage that even the networks haven’t used for years — namely, the people jumping to their deaths in the minutes before the collapse. We finally get to see that again, and only in the context of one Democratic blogger attacking a Democratic candidate.

Of course, the fact that even George Bush didn’t use 9/11 footage in an attack ad against John Kerry doesn’t enter into Universal’s argument. Would John McCain be likely to do so? Not at all, and he’s not likely to use the Wright footage, either. He hasn’t even commented on the Wright Stuff, and his campaign suspended a member who Twittered one of the videos to his contacts.

The “GOP will use it” argument simply serves as a dodge for an attack on Obama over the Wright Stuff. Universal wants Obama out of the race, and has served up some fear mongering to suit that purpose.

Update: Universal wrote me a response, and I’m working to add him as a user so that he can comment on this post, but I do want to clarify one thing: Universal did not create the YouTube mashup.  He found it on the site Hillaryis44.org but wanted to publicize it through MyDD.  Also, people should understand that MyDD is a diarist site, and Universal is one of the contributors; he does not “represent” MyDD.  It’s similar to DailyKos.


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All the thoughtfulness and restraint of a Democratic adversary will be gone.

Whatnow?

jimmy the notable on March 30, 2008 at 6:49 PM

“Thoughtful” & “restrained” are not two adjectives I would have assigned to Hillary.

jgapinoy on March 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Its funny considering the left bashed Rudy endlessly for playing his role in 9/11. But it wasnt an attack on anyone else but simply a recounting of how he was in the middle of the events that day.

I guess its OK to attack with 9/11 if your a dem but you cant state your heroism if you were there on 9/11

BTW isnt wright who is to blame for 9/11 but Islamic extremists. Shame that the left has forgotten that as well until they simply want to score political points

William Amos on March 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Democratic projection, they project what they think their opponents will do based upon what they themselves would do…

doriangrey on March 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Jenny, you know I’d never hurt you. If it weren’t for this war and that lying SOB Johnson!

lorien1973 on March 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM

“Thoughtful” & “restrained” are not two adjectives I would have assigned to Hillary.

jgapinoy on March 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Or anyone else on MyDD for that matter.

LL

Lady Logician on March 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM

no bogus NBC polls to save the day.

They give NBC too much credit.

SouthernGent on March 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM

They give NBC too much credit.

SouthernGent on March 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM

They don’t give NBC enough credit.

SouthernGent on March 30, 2008 at 7:04 PM

This is the 2nd time in the past hour that I’ve been rendered speechless. If a Hillary supporter put this together, he is certainly forgetting the fact that the first Trade Center bombing took place on Clinton’s watch. If anything, this video should make people think twice about voting for any Dhimmocrat.

Connie on March 30, 2008 at 7:04 PM

Great ad! Works for me.

ronsfi on March 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM

Democratic projection, they project what they think their opponents will do based upon what they themselves would do…

doriangrey on March 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Absolutely. You have nailed it.

Now, next question: Should a McCain surrogate run that video during the campaign?

petefrt on March 30, 2008 at 7:09 PM

White conservatives can’t use it–but blacks can.

White conservatives can’t use it–but homosexuals can.

White conservatives can’t use it–but lib blogs can.

Consistency–it’s the hobgoblin of little minds.

davidk on March 30, 2008 at 7:22 PM

McCain and/or the RNC should definitely tie Obama to Wright early and often with this footage and more. The racist messiah should be in jail, not the Whitehouse. He is a pretty slick liar but spending 20 years in this Church is indefensible…Moreover, Wright is clearly certifiable but what is especially sobering are the cheering throngs of these so-called Christians. The messiah’s fellowship with these anti-American racists is outrageous. We can’t let him sweet-talk his way out of this. This would have been all Lee Atwater needed to bury this freak.

Nozzle on March 30, 2008 at 7:22 PM

lorien1973 on March 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Great movie and great point.

Johan Klaus on March 30, 2008 at 7:26 PM

We had to destroy the village Democratic party in order to save it.
- Hillary

MB4 on March 30, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Dang…I am mildly surprised that even Democrats would go so low…not over the top surprised, of course because it is Dem’s we’re talking about, but I suppose Flight 93 crashing in Shanksville elicits especially strong emotions in PA residents…maybe that’s the intention of the ad.

JustTruth101 on March 30, 2008 at 7:27 PM

All the thoughtfulness and restraint of a Democratic adversary will be gone.

Huh?

peacenprosperity on March 30, 2008 at 7:31 PM

I think we should have Tanc be in charge of making up all our TV ads. That’d be sweet.

malan89 on March 30, 2008 at 7:31 PM

It’s a brilliant ad because it is the truth.

peacenprosperity on March 30, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Republicans haven’t used that footage, but they should.

I’ll give a large sum of money to any PAC who makes an ad like this for the general election for use against Obama.

Let’s stop pussy footing around, and get back to what matters. There is a war going on, and Obama wants to lose it.

Nessuno on March 30, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Totally unrelated, but we have a new “Uncle Jay Explains the News”. If you haven’t seen one, you should definitely check it out.

malan89 on March 30, 2008 at 7:36 PM

All right, boys, come out of your corners, and I want to see a good, clean fit. I don’t want to see any eye gouging…like this! (“Ow! Hey!”) And no low blows…like this! (“Oof…”) And no forearm blows or head butts…like these! (“Ugh…”)

And … go!

Jaibones on March 30, 2008 at 7:38 PM

(Fit? I meant fight…)

Jaibones on March 30, 2008 at 7:38 PM

Ah, ye olde “I would never do this but, look, this is what our opponents are gonna do” line.

SteveMG on March 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM

MyDD: Watch out for the evil GOP doing something … like this!

= Left Wing Moonbat Loon picks up a torch and joins the monster chase….fear mongering along the way for good measure.

AprilOrit on March 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM

The comments at MyDD are interesting, to say the least.

Example:

“Wright makes it credible (2.00 / 2)

All this stuff about Farrakin and Hamas and Kenya … sounds like stuff the Rightwingers have been inventing for years. I discount anything like that.

But when I see a picture of Wright and hear Obama SUPPORTING his church — that’s real, and it makes the Farrikin stuff credible also (since Wright did support Farrikin/Hamas — in a church newsletter of all places).

How soon till the GOP makes an ad with a screen shot of that newslettter page and cover — putting it in visual context.

by 1950democrat on Sat Mar 29, 2008 at 04:53:20 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Re: Wright makes it credible (2.00 / 1)

Kenya and Odinga are very real, and there are real issues that could come from that.

by Universal on Sat Mar 29, 2008 at 05:52:24 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Go read them.

Connie on March 30, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Excessive and crude.

Wright could have produced this ad to promote himself.

profitsbeard on March 30, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Hussein Obama, Billary, & Juan McCain are poison for the US, its constitution, and its citizens. We’re in a double negative. Fasten your seat belts, we’re in for one hell of a bumpy ride over the next 4 years.

hoi polloi on March 30, 2008 at 7:48 PM

An unused weapon is a useless weapon.

unclesmrgol on March 30, 2008 at 7:49 PM

Oh, I dunno Jaibones ….

where the Dems are concerned, “fit” seems to, well, fit.

BD57 on March 30, 2008 at 7:51 PM

um… so wheres the hyperbole?? i thought this was a dem ad making fun of what republicans would ridiculously attempt in smearjob type fashion…instead i saw a decent amateur ad for the repubs

Drunk Report on March 30, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Fear-mongering from the Left? Unheard of!

Seixon on March 30, 2008 at 7:56 PM

The RNC ought to send “Universal” two things: a check for a job well-done, and a sound engineer. :)

irishspy on March 30, 2008 at 8:01 PM

The Dems new war cry used to trash McCain has been “Four more years of Bush”.

That should be immediately countered by our side saying ” Four years of Reverend Wright” or “Four more years of Clinton”.

Two can play this game.

fogw on March 30, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Thoughtful and restrained?
*snigger….giggle….snort*

Ok, guys, it’s time to be CEREAL now.

Capitana on March 30, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Slow the production of FCS? WTF is he thinking?

Let me get this right… weaken the military, (Like Carter and Clintoon BTW) cripple our nuclear arsenal and KILL the missile defense system?

I’m not going to go into a history lesson however listen very carefully to me my fellow Americans. This man is on a mission to deliver our American heads on a silver platter to a fearless, determined and savage enemy. Make no mistake, if this person steps foot into the White House, not only will our children be at risk but ALL the patriots that have died in defense of this great nation will have died in vain. The country you know today will be lost sooner than you think.

The wolf is at the door people. He is wearing a suit, singing a song and slipping a knife into the heart of America with a a big stupid smile.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Nice ad,Liberal on Liberal,who could of predicted this kind
of behaviour in their own party——————–SWEET!

Republicans,don’t touch upon Rev.Wright,race,or any
conversation there-of that might record a juicy soundbite
of said Liberal civil racial war,don’t even go near it with
a ten foot pole!

Republicans stay on message,the economy and Irag,let the
Liberals do the Kabuki Political dance on their own mine
fields that they forget where they planted,what they sowed
is what their reaping,er chickens coming home to roost!

This Liberal on Liberal is almost a slow motion version of
Vanishing point.That is, it’s at the point of no return,
unless they do an about face have and have a permanent
ceasefire and politicaly kiss and make up,as if thats going
to happen!

And for a Political Party that is at war with itself,tell
me again what the purpose of liberals would be of going to
Denver!

canopfor on March 30, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Obama will curtail the development of future weapons?

What the hell is wrong with the democrats? Today I saw a bumper sticker that said:

“No child left a dime, the Bush Legacy.”

Right next to it was another that said:

“The Bush Health Care Plan: Don’t get Sick”

Is there something wrong with me? Have I been asleep for the past 20 years? Is it possible that a democratic presidential candidate has also been asleep for the past 20 years and has never heard his pastor/uncle say god damn America and the US created the AIDS virus et al.

Is it possible that half of our citizens are fighting over which liar should be the next president in a time of war that both candidates publicly denies even exists.

This is an incredible nightmare.

winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Slow the production of FCS? WTF is he thinking?

Let me get this right… weaken the military, (Like Carter and Clintoon BTW) cripple our nuclear arsenal and KILL the missile defense system?

I’m not going to go into a history lesson however listen very carefully to me my fellow Americans. This man is on a mission to deliver our American heads on a silver platter to a fearless, determined and savage enemy. Make no mistake, if this person steps foot into the White House, not only will our children be at risk but ALL the patriots that have died in defense of this great nation will have died in vain. The country you know today will be lost sooner than you think.

The wolf is at the door people. He is wearing a suit, singing a song and slipping a knife into the heart of America with a a big stupid smile.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Well said. Truly well said.

*edit* stupid scary music! I wish they edited that out of the video. It keeps making me jump.

Capitana on March 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM

I wish they had balanced the volumes better. The music was much too loud.

darwin-t on March 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM

Excessive and crude.

Wright could have produced this ad to promote himself.

profitsbeard on March 30, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Agree and McCain wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.

Connie on March 30, 2008 at 8:25 PM

Maverick’s temper… a good thing.

THE CHOSEN ONE on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Pierre Elliott Obama

For Canadians, Trudeaumania was a magic elixir that blotted out the troubles of the modern world. Barack Obama is now selling the United States the same poisonous political opium

Lionel Chetwynd, Special to the National Post Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MSNBC talk-show host Chris Matthews tells us that Barack Obama’s victory speech on Super Tuesday sent “a thrill up his leg.” Frothing on, he compares the candidate to JFK. On FOX News, Britt Hume isolates an audience member at that same event enjoying what can only be called an orgasmic reaction. Again, someone mumbles the sainted Kennedy name. The candidate stirs reactions almost sexual. Yet those who were there in 1960 do not recall John Kennedy evoking the clamour or deep, deep visceral response Mr. Obama seems to summon at will. The infection being loosed upon the land is far more rare than anything seen in 1960, more scarce even than the false memories of the revisionist hawkers of Camelot.

But I have seen this virus before; it devastated a country I loved, a place that nurtured me and raised me up.

In that Canadian day, we called it “Trudeaumania,” the suggestion of “Beatlemania” pop idol glitter being no accident. Even those of us in his Liberal party were powerless to stop the mad embrace millions of Canadians threw around Pierre Elliott Trudeau with his promise of reconciliation of the two founding peoples, a happy era when the English (more correctly, Scottish) heritage would join hands with the French legacy and take us forward into a brave new age. And he’d reforge our relationship with “The Elephant to our South.”

That he was completely non-specific, avoiding policy questions in favour of depending entirely on his style and panache (and goodness knows, he had a surfeit of both) would surely undo him — or so those of us who believed him to be a hard line leftist (because we’d read his essays in Cite Libre and studied his record) reassured ourselves.

Of course, we were wrong; his very lack of specificity was his strength. A brilliant orator, he spun webs around huge crowds, proposing big ideas in obscure terms, making it possible for the listener to impose any dream they wished upon his smiling, Savile Row-suited tabula rasa. He was all things to all people. In service to “party loyalty” and civility, we held our tongues.

And, in the meantime, the delighted English-language media, at last faced with a French-speaking Canadian they could love, dubbed him “Canada’s JFK.” By the time he and they were done, the damage would be staggering, even two generations later.

In the 1960s, Canada still basked in the glory of the extraordinary achievements of its own Greatest Generation. She had raised the largest army in the world, per capita, to fight Hitler (1.4 million out of a population of 11 million) and had emerged from the Second World War as the world’s second-largest industrial power, devoting a vast part of this treasure to financing the Colombo Plan, “the Marshall Plan of Asia.” To this day, much of the infrastructure of Pakistan, India and South Asia was paid for by Canadians. Those Canadians had scarcely any quotas or laws against American popular culture; indeed, they generally viewed the United States with affection, some even with admiration. True, many harboured a residual anger at America’s over-two-year delay in entering the war, but it was a family squabble that could be put aside. The greatest bloom of that Canada was 1967, the summer of Expo.

The following year, Pierre Elliott Trudeau become prime minister, overwhelming more experienced candidates for the party leadership with his amazing style — and I grant, it was amazing. Once in power, he led Canada down a radical new path, de-emphasizing the clarity of its history and Scottish-French roots in favour of a more ambiguous European model. This new Canadian identity –ardently embraced in the rush of the early years — was equivocal, stressing multi-rather than bi-culturalism, extolling diversity and very clearly seeing the Southern neighbour as a potentially dangerous influence. This convulsive revolution would remake post Second World War Canada into something its pre-war self would hardly recognize; a people once proud of the clarity of their identity would be weaned from that history and remade.

In retrospect, one can’t really say Trudeau lied about where he was headed. Well, not exactly.

How were such strong and self-reliant people so easily led astray? Trudeaumania. Look no further than Chris Matthews to understand the blind, uncritical devotion he summoned forth. He tapped into a basic fear stalking the land: Nationalism in Quebec was taking on large dimensions. De Gaulle, during a visit to Expo ’67, had stood on the balcony at Montreal’s City Hall and proclaimed to a huge throng, “Vive le Quebec! Vive le Quebec libre,” the separatist battle cry. It seemed Canada’s singular voice in the international arena was weakening and even the sitting prime minister, Lester Pearson (who had received a Nobel Prize 12 years earlier for selling the UN on the Emergency Force that produced the truce ending the Mideast War) was unable to stop it. America was preoccupied in Southeast Asia. The world was becoming increasingly difficult and now required more thoughtfulness than ever to craft policy solutions. And the “old” politics sounded so 1950s.

What to do, what to do?

Put your troubles away, said “St-Pierre.” (The CBC and most of the anglophone media virtually canonized him.) And Canadians dutifully followed, never really understanding where he intended to lead. Trudeaumania was the magic elixir that blotted out the modern world. It was political opium.

It was also, by any intelligent measure, a disaster, one Canadians are only now beginning to understand.

Rather than reconcile the two founding cultures, Trudeau so alienated Quebec that there were soon troops in the streets of Montreal, where he had declared martial law. The de facto leader of the francophones, Rene Levesque routinely called him “Elliott,” (his mother’s name; she was an anglophone). The division became so bitter that, in time, a separatist party would go on to become the official opposition in Ottawa.

Trudeau also devastated a once friendly relationship with the United States. His pet project, the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution, handed the courts sway over virtually every aspect of Canadian life. The trickle of U.S. draft evaders became a torrent as he publicly welcomed them and eased restrictions. (That policy would soon apply to all would-be entrants to Canada.) Even when he was finally replaced by Brian Mulroney (after John Turner’s brief stewardship), Trudeau was able to scuttle that man’s attempt to alter this original Trudeau formula.

In short, he remade the country in his own image, destroying the history that had proceeded him, leaving a deluge after him.

To many Canadians, especially that huge number now on the left, everything I write here is heresy. But it is history –a sad one.

While it is too late for Canadians to avoid the wreckage of the Trudeau years, it is not too late for Americans to learn from this cautionary tale. It falls to John McCain to be the vaccine against Obamamania. – Lionel Chetwynd, formerly president regional, la federation de jeunes liberaux du Quebec, is an Oscar-and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and documentarian. This article first appeared in the March 3 edition of The Weekly Standard.

http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=397709

winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Democrats are very good about giving Republicans campaign ideas, if fact many of them should be on a retainer with the RNC.

Gore asked Dukakis about weekend passes for convicted criminals during a 1988 Democratic primary debate.

Republicans said, “Thank you Al” and went on to develop the Willie Horton ads which helped Bush I crush Dukakas in the general.

MB4 on March 30, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Personally, I would have figured that the GOP would have put out a commercial with Howard Dean saying his thing about service in VietNam regarding Kerry, and then have it slide to McCain as the honorable Veteran and then Obama as the no service experienced one. But that’s me.

Snake307 on March 30, 2008 at 8:32 PM

“I demand that Hillary Denounce and Reject and Disassociate completely from this man.”

Gartrip on March 30, 2008 at 8:38 PM

The opponent doesn’t care. All the thoughtfulness and restraint of a Democratic adversary will be gone.

Ha ha! That’s funny! If all the stuff we’ve been seeing from the Dhimms has been thoughtful and restrained,,, wow, I’d hate to see thoughtless and all-out.

Slow the production of FCS? WTF is he thinking?

Let me get this right… weaken the military, (Like Carter and Clintoon BTW) cripple our nuclear arsenal and KILL the missile defense system?

I’m not going to go into a history lesson however listen very carefully to me my fellow Americans. This man is on a mission to deliver our American heads on a silver platter to a fearless, determined and savage enemy. Make no mistake, if this person steps foot into the White House, not only will our children be at risk but ALL the patriots that have died in defense of this great nation will have died in vain. The country you know today will be lost sooner than you think.

The wolf is at the door people. He is wearing a suit, singing a song and slipping a knife into the heart of America with a a big stupid smile.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

That was worth repeating. My fears exactly.

4shoes on March 30, 2008 at 8:44 PM

I would never suggest using a commercial like this.

At nearly 5 minutes, the average viewer would not stick with it all, and it would be prohibitively expensive to air.

RhymesWithRight on March 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM

I’m not sure why showing 9/11 footage is supposed to be some sort of tactic. I don’t get it.

ChenZhen on March 30, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Full on hijack! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGGviSJ4Ilw

ronsfi on March 30, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Maverick’s temper…a good thing.

THE CHOSEN ONE on March 30,2008 at 8:31PM.

THE CHOSEN ONE:Just as long Maverick’s temper does’t morph
into Captain Queeg from “The Caine Mutiny”!

canopfor on March 30, 2008 at 8:51 PM

While the ad may be a bit much, there’s nothing false about it. It’s a very real comparison of the two candidates.

Obama & Co.: Cut military spending, God Damn America, First Time I’m Proud of My Country, Farrakhan

McCain: I Owe My Country More, We will never surrender, increase our defense, Proud of America.

amerpundit on March 30, 2008 at 8:52 PM

winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

That’s the second great writing I’ve seen by Chetwynd in the last week. The previous one was dealing with the Wright situation, and forgiveness.

bikermailman on March 30, 2008 at 8:55 PM

I can’t wait for Fox and friends to dicuss
this video episode in about 9 to 10 hours!

canopfor on March 30, 2008 at 8:56 PM

anyone read the comments on that site?

Kini on March 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM

Capitana on March 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM

This guy keeps me up at night, Capitana.

I wish that which I wrote was hyperbole and that I am merely being overly protective of our nation but the reality of the situation cannot ever be overstated. To borrow a bit from the wolf’s wife: for the first time in MY adult life I am genuinely fear for this nation’s future.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM

*Edit* no “am”.
:-)

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:59 PM

There’s so much more to talk about. Once Obama is forced to be specific and isn’t getting the softball questions tossed at him than he has been, there will be plenty more still to talk about.

Hog Wild on March 30, 2008 at 9:00 PM

At what point do the “radicalized” Wrightists merge with our radicalized middle eastern enemies? The venom of Wright is very similar to that of the Imams who have been exposed.

Needed Side By Side: Wright next to Crazy Imams

Dpet on March 30, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Anyone read the comments on that site?
Kini on March 30,2008 at 8:57PM.

Kini:Good Evening,comments on that site,no!

canopfor on March 30, 2008 at 9:06 PM

Kini, I scrolled down a ways. Came up with this video. Another one of ‘universal’s little gems. I like it much better than this one.

bikermailman on March 30, 2008 at 9:07 PM

In defense of MyDD, anyone can make these ads. Individuals can (and did here) make an ad like that. If it’s effective it will go viral. All the more effective if it DOES NOT come from the candidate, but some anonymous creator.

The power of low-cost and no-cost tools (Cinelarra will give you most of Final Cut Pro for free on Linux) plus YouTube and torrents if YouTube brings something down, will totally change the dynamics. If 2004 saw the rise of the bloggers and the “fake but accurate” moment, 2008 will see the rise of videos on the net being devastating.

McCain won’t run an ad like that sure. But he won’t have to. Plenty of people are pissed off, will make ads like that, and more gut-wrenchingly effective, and it will have an impact. Everyone’s seen/heard Rev. God Damn America. Juxtapose that and his words about chickens coming home to roost with Obama’s weasel words of support for Rev. God Damn America over that footage (and more of 9/11) and you have the mother of all attack ads.

I am no video expert, and I could probably hash together something like that in a couple of days. Someone who uses Final Cut, IMovie, Moviemaker, or whatever on a professional basis could do it in weekend. Easily.

This is a big change. Anyone can be Lee Atwater now, all it takes is the quality of skill and ability to hit emotional buttons.

McCain? The only buttons he has is for conservatives. Obama has so many, so hard-hitting, that it’s a huge deficit for him to overcome. He’s not just running against McCain and Republicans … but every guy and gal who is pissed off with his anti-American and racialist attitudes.

So, yeah the Hillary guy at MyDD is overall correct, if not in the assessment that McCain and the RNC will run those ads. [I expect Dem ads against McCain, but little traction since the guy he's up against is even worse in Illegal Immigration, Gun Control, etc. and Dems don't have a feel for populist sentiment.]

whiskey_199 on March 30, 2008 at 9:07 PM

anyone read the comments on that site?

Kini on March 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM

Let me guess! Are they anti-Obama?

My DD is a pro-Hillary website. Contrary to some comments, this ad does not help Republicans one bit (au contraire) but they have been pretty good on the Obama/Rezco real estate shenanigans.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 9:09 PM

You know, I wonder if ‘My DD’ has been running that Harlem Mayor’s bit…you know, the one about Obama Chick and her double d’s.
/just sayin’

bikermailman on March 30, 2008 at 9:12 PM

Bad News: Sgt. Matt Maupin’s remains have been found in Iraq. He’d been missing since ’04.

amerpundit on March 30, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Heres a commercial for Mccain.

Show a commercial of McCain,Republican and what the future
holds for the Iragys,no Saddam,goon squads,schools are up
and running,things are getting back to normal!

Halfway through the commercial,show the Liberal future
of Hillary or Obama in Irag.What a pullout,roaming death
squads and a smiling dinnerjacket from Iran would be for
the Liberal future of Iragys!

canopfor on March 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM

Like Huckabee redux: “Now I personally would never use ads like this, but…”

Tzetzes on March 30, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Rest in peace, Sergeant Maupin. Me and my family offer the deepest condolences to Matt’s family.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Its worth saying that this add is accurate in its comparrisons between Obama and McCain. McCain just wouldn’t run it.

Thank you so much to the dems for doing it for us.

eski502 on March 30, 2008 at 9:25 PM

This might be the single most shameful political act I’ve ever witnessed. That it obviously comes from a Hillary supporting concern troll isn’t very surprising.

It is truly funny that – in reality – no Republican would use such an ad. Not John McCain, not a 527 group. Not anybody.

Only the tolerant left, eating its own.

The fact that some leftists will accept this and swallow the “Republicans will do this” meme is laughably pathetic.

Professor Blather on March 30, 2008 at 9:41 PM

“While it is too late for Canadians to avoid the wreckage of the Trudeau years, it is not too late for Americans to learn from this cautionary tale. It falls to John McCain to be the vaccine against Obamamania. – winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM”

Well written winemkr……. very well written.

Have we learned the lesson?

Could Mexico retake the southwestern United States? Not only are the Mexicans capable, but an invasion is underway, insists immigration expert Glenn Spencer.

The need for Operation Chaos II…. the Republican Convention!

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2008 at 9:45 PM

Obama doesn’t want to militarize space? Great, I’m sure the Chinese are already on it. No need for us to do it too, right? We know just how much the Chinese like to “share” sensitive and expensive technology.

And that useless missile defense system (you know, the one that successfully shot down an errant satellite a couple of weeks ago), why do we need to keep putting money into that? Surely we can trust our friends the Russians, Pakistanis, etc., to keep their nuclear missiles safely secured. They’re such reliable friends of ours, and they always have our best interests at heart, right?

But hey, if some Islamo-terrorist group manages to get its hands on nuclear missiles, we won’t need to worry. Obama can sit them down and talk it out with them. He can tell them how he thinks the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world. Yeah, that’ll work . . . Okay, I feel better already. We have nothing to fear if Obama takes the White House . . . nothing at all.

AZCoyote on March 30, 2008 at 9:49 PM

What a despicable ad.

The use of LotR music was pathetic. It’s as if the images themselves don’t have any impact on the liberal who made the video, so he had to sex it up with music.

Truly, an interesting look into the mind of a Hillary supporter. I don’t like what I see in there.

daryl_herbert on March 30, 2008 at 9:58 PM

How dare Hillary pull something like this… Obama should take off the gloves and really hit her back!
How dare Obama be offended by something like this… Hillary should wind up and hit him harder next time!
The democrat supporters need to show what they are made of and really start fighting… they need not be timid about getting ugly either.
INSTIGATE ’08!

christophercube on March 30, 2008 at 10:03 PM

WOW, Rush was smart by telling his listners to vote for Hillabeast in Texas. Operation Chaos is in full force indeed

BroncosRock on March 30, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Whoever made the video used McCain video that could get them in trouble.. No?

This is NOT a McCain ad, and should be taken down.

Chakra Hammer on March 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM

When I see the footage of people jumping it just makes me so sad… When I hear the 911 call of a woman burning to death, I still can’t control my emotions.
What must the Right Honorable Reverand Wright think? Has he seen and heard the same footage as I have?
The only thing I can conclude is that we are such a horrible nation that 3,000 of us have died for our sins.
Is that what he is trying to say to me and his congregation?

If so, it is a sad, sad thing that he wants me to know. Bus boys at the Windows on the World and fire men with their “man down” indicators all chirping like an infestation of some repugnant bug died for my/Rev Wright’s sins…

Babs on March 30, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Ok, first I have to thank Ed and his staff for their quick and courteous response to my request to post here. Much obliged. :)

Second, I have a brother who is conservative, so I’m well-versed in the culture, tenets, etc. As is the case with many of my fellow Clinton supporters, I am currently getting much of my news from FOX and sources like Limbaugh. They are the only ones not actively genuflecting to Obama at every opportunity. Saturday Night Live was correct in its media assessment on this count, and now I know how conservatives feel when MSNBC, CNN, etc. ‘tank out’ for Democrats.

I will write some more in a while, but let me just add a few things to Ed’s update:

I’m not going to go into a history lesson however listen very carefully to me my fellow Americans. This man is on a mission to deliver our American heads on a silver platter to a fearless, determined and savage enemy. Make no mistake, if this person steps foot into the White House, not only will our children be at risk but ALL the patriots that have died in defense of this great nation will have died in vain. The country you know today will be lost sooner than you think.

The wolf is at the door people. He is wearing a suit, singing a song and slipping a knife into the heart of America with a a big stupid smile.
.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

This is dead-on, and how many non-Kool Aid Dems are starting to feel (or have felt).

And it has nothing to do with Obama’s being African-American, at least not for me. I grew up with several strong AA male father-type figures in my life, and have no problem on that front.

No, the scary thing here is that I have never witnessed such a cultish-type phenomenon since, well, Reagan I guess. It’s no surprise that Obama patterned his run after Reagan’s.

However, BHO is no Reagan, to say the least. And I’m not even a Reagan fan.

Ok, I’ll write more in a bit. I have been on the Obama Watch since early in this campaign. The majority of my diaries on both Daily Kos (which I’m currently boycotting along with other Clinton supporters) and MyDD deal with Obama. There are others who know far more than I do about him, but I have learned a lot. And I don’t like what I’ve found.

If you want to see some of what I’ve written on Kos’ site, just search for “Universal” and you’ll see my diary list there. I use the same name on both sites, as well as Hillaryis44.org and Taylor Marsh’s site.

If you care, on the Instapundit link which Ed provided Glenn has another link to an “Editorial Suggestions” page (another blog) where I provide the information on the music used in the video, etc. There’s also a link there (on my name) to my MySpace page, if you’re interested in who is the guy writing these diaries.

Again, much thanks to Ed and his staff. I know I’ll catch hell for posting here from fellow Dems, but I don’t care. These guys were kind enough to link to my article, so the least I can do is help fill in the information for them.

See you guys in awhile.

:)

PhoenixUniversal on March 30, 2008 at 10:49 PM

It is truly funny that – in reality – no Republican would use such an ad. Not John McCain, not a 527 group. Not anybody.

Only the tolerant left, eating its own.

The fact that some leftists will accept this and swallow the “Republicans will do this” meme is laughably pathetic.

Professor Blather on March 30, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Very true, and in that sense it’s quite brilliant on My DD’s part.

Buy Danish on March 30, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Obama doesn’t want to militarize space? Great, I’m sure the Chinese are already on it. No need for us to do it too, right? We know just how much the Chinese like to “share” sensitive and expensive technology.

Well said.

I always ask myself; Claypigeon, why is it that every nation that makes decisions in its people’s best interest are lauded and or excused for it however when the freely elected leaders of your beloved representative republic do the same, they are derided and made to acquiesce to those actively seek to see our nation fail? And Claypigeon pray tell me, why is it in this nation’s best interest to weaken ourselves for the sake of our enemies and those who wish to abscond with what our nation has rightfully earned? I never have a good answer to these questions however, I am still audacious enough to ask the questions.

Claypigeon on March 30, 2008 at 10:51 PM

And that useless missile defense system (you know, the one that successfully shot down an errant satellite a couple of weeks ago) …

AZCoyote on March 30, 2008 at 9:49 PM

Slightly off-topic, but I’ve been wondering the last few weeks: if missile defense can’t possibly work and its a complete waste of money … why exactly are the Russians so against it?

It’s sort of funny that while the loony left and even some on the right mock the idea of a missile shield … the people who actually HAVE the missiles seem to be taking it awfully serious.

Professor Blather on March 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Just wait, democrats will be making a bunch of racist ads, then claim that they were made by republicans.. I can see it already.

(Obama, the victim)

Chakra Hammer on March 30, 2008 at 11:29 PM

McCain won’t need to use ads like that. Too many Dhimmicrats are going to vote for him anyway. That montage is a great summation of Obama as the small man that he is.

Mojave Mark on March 30, 2008 at 11:44 PM

It’s sort of funny that while the loony left and even some on the right mock the idea of a missile shield … the people who actually HAVE the missiles seem to be taking it awfully serious.

Professor Blather on March 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM

I’ve run across a few folks from… the defense industry… who have told me some interesting “stories” about what we can really do. They have good reason to be worried.

TheCulturalist on March 30, 2008 at 11:56 PM

While it is too late for Canadians to avoid the wreckage of the Trudeau years, it is not too late for Americans to learn from this cautionary tale. It falls to John McCain to be the vaccine against Obamamania. – Lionel Chetwynd, formerly president regional, la federation de jeunes liberaux du Quebec, is an Oscar-and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and documentarian. This article first appeared in the March 3 edition of The Weekly Standard.

http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=397709

winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

great article. i sent it to a canadian.

TheCulturalist on March 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Why not use this footage. The truth may hurt but its still the truth. Its time for the republican party to grow some b$$$$ and take the offensive for change….I am mad as hell and I say throw the whole damn kitchen at them this time!!! If we don’t you can rest assured that we are going to get our butt kicked in November.

devere252 on March 31, 2008 at 12:02 AM

Republicans haven’t used that footage, but they should.

I’ll give a large sum of money to any PAC who makes an ad like this for the general election for use against Obama.

Let’s stop pussy footing around, and get back to what matters. There is a war going on, and Obama wants to lose it.

Nessuno on March 30, 2008 at 7:33 PM

funky chicken on March 31, 2008 at 12:03 AM

In all likelihood, the McCain campaign won’t campaign at all, much like the Republicans in 2006. When a 527 comes out with a blow to Obama (assuming he is the nominee), McCain will issue a statement such as “I respect my esteemed colleague, Mr. Obama, and denounce this mis-characterization of his record.”

See, that’s what Republicans call “campaigning in a united manner.” No wonder we’re losing elections!

mojojojo on March 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM

No matter whom wins the office of POTUS, we are purely, simply, and wholly, SCREWED.

…nuff said

SilverStar830 on March 31, 2008 at 12:16 AM

This type of ad, like it or not, will never be put out by the RNC because McC won’t let it. Perhaps a 527 or 3 will put together something like that, which will allow the RNC and McC to remain above “that sort of thing”.

Or, even better, Youtube will be used as a free battleground to provide fodder for the MSM to point the finger of shame at. “Look at the nastiness going on out on the web, shame on them. More at 6, 8, 10 and 11pm! Back to you Babs”.

The web has changed all things for ever and ever more. People can have their most personal and private things put out for the whole world to see in a matter of seconds. At the same time, anyone, with the time and desire, can put together a minimovie like this one. If it goes viral, it’s everywhere in seconds.

The left has used this to rapidly push info through its network of high school and college students who are easily moved to protest and “act up” in one fashion or another. Problem for them has been that they don’t actually vote in great numbers.

But, combine the rapid dissemination of information with a more traditional media (MSM) that is dying and will do anything to keep itself alive a little longer and that will make for an interesting campaign season. Once the DNC decides who it will sacrifice, that is.

WooHoo!

TheCulturalist on March 31, 2008 at 12:48 AM

This video just shows Obama’s big, big problem. It may help Hillary win the nomination, but it can’t help her win the election. I suppose it’s possible the Hillaryis44 site might be secretly backed by Republicans, either by a completely independent grass-roots organization or ultimately by higher-ups in the party. But that doesn’t change the message of the video at all.

JimC on March 31, 2008 at 1:04 AM

unfair and devastating advertising

I continue to be amazed at bloggers on this site that say that a video with ACTUAL footage of any event is unfair. Of all places, this should be the place.

This is a simple dem trick to fool the masses into not attacking their candidate/issue.

This ad should already be running all day, every day. ObamaX is scary. Hillary won’t be able to actually socialize healthcare during her one term in office.

faraway on March 31, 2008 at 1:27 AM

How many here blasted Ann Coulter for her statements about the 9/11 women against the war?

Connie on March 31, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Felled by the vast Wright wing conspiracy!

jdkchem on March 31, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Never mind that the ad in itself is the 9/11-based “fearmongering” the left accuses Republicans of – there’s a subtler ridiculousness present. Here’s the real message of that post:

“Ooooh, this is what the eeeeeeeevil Rovethuglicans are going to do if we vote Obama! Don’t do that!”

Hard-headed realism? Or fearmongering? I find it ironic that the Democrats used a double dose to attempt to counter a potential future single dose from the right.

Note: I don’t really care whether the Democrats loathe or embrace the practice, as long as they’re consistent about it.

Math_Mage on March 31, 2008 at 2:22 AM

Hooray for.. crappy ad!

Even the audio production was crap.

And if I hear that damn song one more friggin’ time..

Reaps on March 31, 2008 at 3:14 AM

Not producing ads like this is why the Republican party has lost me and my vote and will lose this fall! They have become the party of “consultants” rather than patriots!

sabbott on March 31, 2008 at 7:01 AM

winemkr on March 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Of course! Why didn’t I see it before! It’s “Trudeaumania” all over again! On the other hand, Trudeau had (and I’m saying this as a guy who hates his dead guts) more “style and panache” in his pinky than Barack will ever accumulate in his lifetime.

Frozen Tex on March 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM

DUDE!

bluestater on March 31, 2008 at 10:23 AM

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