Now campaign statements are off the table, too?

posted at 8:40 am on May 19, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

The whininess quotient of the Barack Obama campaign increased this morning with an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. In an interview with Robin Roberts, Obama complained about criticism of his wife in a Republican political ad, proclaiming it “unacceptable” and “low class”. Obama, however, failed to explain why statements made in political speeches at campaign events should be off-limits to criticism:

In a preview of what the couple may face in the fall, the Tennessee Republican Party unveiled a four-minute online video Thursday, coinciding with Michelle Obama’s visit to the state for a Democratic Party event. The ad mocked her “proud” remarks from earlier in the year.

The video featured Tennesseans saying why they were proud of America, while repeatedly cutting to Michelle Obama’s comments that she was proud of America “for the first time in my adult life.”

For Barack Obama, the advertisements went too far.

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable — the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family,” he said.

“For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class and I think they — most of the American people would think that as well,” he said. “I would never think of going after somebody’s spouse in a campaign.”

The ad featured a number of Tennessee voters talking about the pride they took in their country interspersed with Michelle Obama’s statement that her husband’s campaign made her proud of her country for the first time in her adult life. She made this statement at an Obama campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin. This was part of Obama’s public campaign to win votes, and it was an appeal for votes specifically on the basis of her sense of disappointment and frustration with America until that point in time:

“What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something — for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.”

If Obama doesn’t want his wife to receive criticism, then he shouldn’t use her as a surrogate on the campaign trail. Whatever she says on the stump at campaign events is fair game for criticism, just as it has been with Bill Clinton. Obama’s camp has unloaded on the former President for statements he made about Hillary’s loss in South Carolina and several other incidents in which they believe Bill played the race card to explain Obama’s success. Bill’s not running for anything this year, but he has made himself a public figure in this primary race, and his statements are also legitimate targets for attack.

The whininess factor has become a real problem for Obama. Presumably, we’d like a President who doesn’t play a perpetual victim on the national stage. What happens when he has to tangle with Congress over policy, or more to the point, when he has to represent America on the world stage? If he can’t deal with legitimate political criticism now, what will we get for a response when Obama runs the federal government?

Toughen up, buttercup, and stop whining about criticism of speeches at political events. If you can’t handle that much, you have no business running for re-election to your current job, let alone for the presidency.


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What kind of relaxer soes Michelle use, I wonder.

Akzed on May 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM

It’d be like Hillary taking Obama to task for refuting what Billy-Jeff has said about him at these various political functions.

Know what I’m sayin’?

Toughen up Buttercup is right. Or, perhaps if you don’t like the fact that you’re wife is being called to represent for what she’s said herself AT these political events- perhaps you can convince her to keep it down about what a rough and tumble life she’s had in this horrible Country.

ChipDWood on May 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM

What kind of relaxer does Michelle use, I wonder.

Akzed on May 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Sorry, relaxer use is off limits!

/luv responding to meself

Akzed on May 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Is Obama running for President or Thought Police Chief?

And if he’s really giving us permission to say anything we want about him can we start making fun of his Dumbo ears, again? Those are hilarious.

miles on May 19, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Curious George, call yer office.

Akzed on May 19, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Cry more noob.

spmat on May 19, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Heh. Less QQ, more Pew-Pew.

James on May 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Maybe Michele lead the charge when she takes over as Baby Momma-in-Chief. Maybe that’s off the table too.

Now that was racist or just stupid

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 12:24 PM

I am looking forward to Sean Hannity’s reaction to this.

HawaiiLwyr on May 19, 2008 at 12:28 PM

If you thought Hillary was bad as FLOTUS, Madame Obama is gonna be just peachy! ;-)

JohnAGJ on May 19, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Presumably, we’d like a President who doesn’t play a perpetual victim on the national stage.

But victimhood is all that liberals know. How to create vicitms, how to whine about being victims, how to defend the victims they create by creating more government. This is all par for the course.

If Barry would stop with the metrosexual pose and grow a pair, I would at least have some respect for him.

Mallard T. Drake on May 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM

So, he can dish it out, but can’t take it in!

Just wait. If he becomes President, the next question is going to be “What First Amendment?”

Is he trying to do what thugs in other places have done? You know, “Speak against me and you’re going to jail.”

newton on May 19, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Just realized what this might really be about: Justifying future attacks (not by the anointed one himself of course) on John McCain by way of Cindy.

Never underestimate the cynicism of the candidate running against cynicism.

CK MacLeod on May 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM

CK MacLeod on May 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Cindy never talks on the campaign trail and when she has it already has been used multiple times.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Cindy does occasionally talk on the campaign trail, and has recently been giving media interview. She’s also recently been attacked for her refusal to release full financial information, though the uglier attacks usually focus on her drug problems or on the circumstances of her and John’s courtship and marriage (several centuries ago). Again, it’s not something to expect directly from the Obama campaign, it’s something to expect from the Obamamaniacs and fellow travelers (not to mention a few on “our side” who also have chosen to go there in the past).

CK MacLeod on May 19, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Obamination 101

Any critical thought, observation or comment regarding myself, my wife and the company we keep will hereby be considerd Divine Heresy. I shall speak, you shall listen accept and obey.

palefaced on May 19, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Ahhhh, the utility of victimhood. This is something the Dems practice over and over again until they have it down pat.

davenp35 on May 19, 2008 at 1:22 PM

CK MacLeod on May 19, 2008 at 1:19 PM

I know, they always fail to mention that John McCain is a great family man, who separated relatively amicably from Carol and is still on good terms with her.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 1:33 PM

The real campaign buster that Obama is trying to hide is that Michelle Obama is actually the Reverend Wright in drag!!!

That’s why you never see them in the same room together.

just kidding, just kidding…….

patrick neid on May 19, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Obama was misquoted. What he said was ‘lay my wife–please!’

Hope P. Muntz on May 19, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Wade on May 19, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Holy moly, what an excellent quote. Clearly, he was hip to a con game back in 1911 that many people don’t understand even today.

Django on May 19, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Maybe Michele lead the charge when she takes over as Baby Momma-in-Chief. Maybe that’s off the table too.

Now that was racist or just stupid

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Michele said on the platform when he won his senate seat during his “introduction”: “….my babies’ daddy…”

she said it. look it up. she judges others on their skin color but demands a pass on anything people have with the content of her character, imho.

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Guys — Please spare us the sugarcoating of John McCain’s divorce story.

The Carol McCain Story

Carol McCain waited for the return of her husband from his Vietnamese captivity for five and a half long years; as McCain idolator David Grann put it in the New Republic, she was “a kind of modern-day Penelope to McCain’s Odysseus.” She carried her burden with nobility, and resolve, staying faithful to the man she refused to believe she had lost – even in the face of her own tragedy.

It was Christmas Eve, 1969, while driving along a snowbound street, that she went crashing into a telephone pole: the impact hurled her through the windshield. She lost her left leg, ruptured her spleen, and went through a long series of agonizingly painful operations. Before the accident, she had been a statuesque beauty who worked as a model; she came out of it with four inches subtracted from her height, broken in body – but not in spirit. Herlove for her war hero husband forbade her from letting him know anything of her condition: he knew nothing of the accident, and she refused to write him about it since it would only make his burden heavier.

THE RETURN OF THE INGRATE

Any man would be lucky to have such a fierce, unbending love: she stuck by him, agitating for his release, and living for the day of his return. Her devotion was repaid with rejection. He learned of her accident on the plane home, and wasted no time in getting rid of her. He was soon back to his old tricks of playing the field – “just as he had at the Naval Academy,” says Grann – and soon sought a divorce. He openly acknowledges that his behavior was solely responsible for the break-up of his marriage, and seems to glory in the macho role while simultaneously professing at least some sense of remorse: “I think she has reason to be bitter,” McCain told one interviewer.

AN ALBATROSS

As for Carol, she avers that “the breakup of our marriage was not caused by my accident or Vietnam or any of those things. I don’t know that it might not have happened if John had never been gone. I attribute it more to John turning forty and wanting to be twenty-five again than I do to anything else.” This doesn’t sound like bitterness; it is more like benevolence, in that it gives her ex-husband the benefit of a doubt and seems to excuse his disloyalty as practically hormonal, or at least fated.

A less charitable – and more realistic – appraisal of McCain’s motives is that he might have found his physically-impaired spouse more of an albatross than an asset for a man intent on a political career.

THE OPPORTUNIST

Moreover, his choice of a new wife was not exactly inconvenient. As the Phoenix New Times put the question:

“Would United States Senator John McCain be a presidential contender if it weren’t for his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, heiress to the Hensley liquor fortune? It’s doubtful. The senator’s wife and – more important – his father-in-law, James Willis Hensley, are very wealthy people.”

As a career military man, from a military family, his pay peaked at around $45,000. After retiring in 1980, however, and getting rid of Carol, he swept Cindy Lou Hensley off her feet and moved to Arizona, her home state, “to plunge into the world of politics.” While working for his father-in-law, he “was promoting himself as much as he was Budweiser beer. A better job description might have been ‘candidate.’” This opportunist on the make was no wild man, sowing his wild oats, but rather a man with a mission, a ruthless man who knew what he wanted – and got it.

The New Times put it well: “From Day 1, Hensley money has enabled McCain to be a full-time politician, free from financial concerns.” From Day 1 of this campaign, John McCain has posed as a man of character: his supporters have even gone so far as to characterize him as “the Anti-Clinton.” This is a lie, and not a white one either. It is the exact opposite of the truth, as his personal history – specifically the way he discarded his first wife like a used-up dish-rag – makes plain as day.

“DIRTY” CAMPAIGNING Is this “dirty campaigning”? What nonsense! If a man is going to pose as a Hero, a moral exemplar to youth, and a shining knight in armor come to rescue a decadent nation, then he had better measure up to his own standards – or else get out of politics. As the latter is not likely to happen – at least, not voluntarily – those who know the truth about McCain and understand its ominous implications must work to bring this awareness to the general public. If the Bush campaign is “above the battle,” then the battle must be fought without them and in spite of them – because the stakes are too high to entrust the outcome to a bunch of wimps.

The media screams about every exposure of McCain’s record as a “smear”and “negative campaigning,” and cheerswhile McCain calls into question the right of his conservative opponents to speak out. Let them howl. The campaign to expose the dark side of John McCain must and will continue: they are howling with pain because it is effective.

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 1:52 PM

I’m curious as to what MadisonConservative thinks about this…

Jim Treacher on May 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 1:52 PM

He has never claimed that what he did was right, he writes about it with alot of candor. Alot of POW couples ended up changed and estranged, the McCains were not different.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable — the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family,” he said.

they better be careful because you find it unacceptable.
well news flash whimpy i find your wifes comments unacceptable and i find the yellow streak down your back unacceptable. If you dont want your wife’s own words to be used against her maybe you should throw a muzzle on her big flapping yap and tell her to STFU. and is it just me or did his quote sound like a threat? what are you going to do if it dosnt stop whimpy cry and throw a tantrum .

Mojack420 on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

She is the best window into who he is, no wonder he wants to keep the heat off her. She wears the pants in that family and that is reason enough to go after her.

He is running for the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES what part of that does he not get?

TroubledMonkey on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

No, we are not criticizing Michelle Obama. We’re criticizing her statements and how they reflect on her and, more importantly, her husband, the liberal Messiah, Barack Obama!

Wildcatter1980 on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Yawn.

A politician man who gets bored at 40, divorces his wife, and finds a new hottie?

That’s news now?

McCain ain’t a saint. Most good leaders aren’t. In fact, even a passing glance at history suggest its hard to find any powerful leader who didn’t have a similar history.

Men are pigs.

None of the above in any way diminishes his heroism as a prisoner of war … and it is all entirely irrelevant to his potential as a President.

I’m far, far more concerned about his immigration policies than about his typical masculine stupidity as a 40 year old well over three decades ago.

I repeat: yawn.

Professor Blather on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

He might flick a Virginia Slim at you before he tries to hit you with his fanny pack.

LtE126 on May 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Alot of POW couples ended up changed and estranged, the McCains were not different.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Except those POW couples aren’t running for president so their stories are not germane to the argument that McCain presents himself as one way and has acted differently. Look at tax cuts. 2001 & 2003 Tax discussion and now. One argument then and a different now. Not a chameleon but a distorter at best and a liar at worst, imho, Squid.

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 2:11 PM

He has never claimed that what he did was right, he writes about it with alot of candor. Alot of POW couples ended up changed and estranged, the McCains were not different.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM

I understand that.

What gets left out of the discussion is that McCain would not be where he is were it not for his wife’s connections and his wife’s money, notwithstanding his family’s military background. And that is okay, but absent the POW factor it doesn’t make him all that different from John Kerry.

Point being — McCain is not even a self-made man, and he posits himself as some great hero and maverick above all the rest of us.

Okay, I’m done.

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 2:11 PM

He is not a liar and has been very clear and forthright as the article indicates.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Men are pigs.

Professor Blather on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Assuming you are male, speak for yourself. I certainly never said that.

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 2:16 PM

What gets left out of the discussion is that McCain would not be where he is were it not for his wife’s connections and his wife’s money, notwithstanding his family’s military background. And that is okay, but absent the POW factor it doesn’t make him all that different from John Kerry.

Point being — McCain is not even a self-made man, and he posits himself as some great hero and maverick above all the rest of us.

Bush would not have been where he was if it were not for his connections.

Reagan would not have gotten started in the Republican establishment if it were not for Nacy’s (his second wife I might add) father.

Teddy Roosevelt would have not gotten his start without his family connections.

Need I go on? Sounds like a little class envy to me, there is a place for you in the Obama Campaign.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:17 PM

BigD,

“Point being — McCain is not even a self-made man, and he posits himself as some great hero and maverick above all the rest of us.”

Amazing. You see what you want to see and you hear what you want to hear. Most people, politics aside, like McCain personally because he doesn’t do any of what you have suggested.

John Kerry by example is a whole other case.

patrick neid on May 19, 2008 at 2:18 PM

He is not a liar and has been very clear and forthright as the article indicates.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

I said distorter at best and liar at worst. Nice try to twist it though. I’ll give you a C- for technique and an F for honestly quoting me. As a “squid” are you suctioned to McVain by chance. Just a “little” jab to lighten you up; seeing your beloved RINO be “attacked by right wing bigots.” hehehehehehe

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 2:22 PM

If the Obama’s can find Wisconsin on a map they can go there.

Wisconsin has plenty of cheese to go along with their whiiinnnneee. of course they might just turn their noses up at it because it isn’t some $500/lb. “gourmet” cheese made from Yak milk and the Yaks who are only milked when the moon is full in months with an “r” in them.

Nahanni on May 19, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Bush would not have been where he was if it were not for his connections.

Reagan would not have gotten started in the Republican establishment if it were not for Nacy’s (his second wife I might add) father.

Teddy Roosevelt would have not gotten his start without his family connections.

Need I go on? Sounds like a little class envy to me, there is a place for you in the Obama Campaign.

I wasn’t talking about anyone except McCain, folks, and his self-proclaimed bio about his own honor, courage, character and accomplishments. And I would submit that wife’s connections are a little different than parental connections in the way you go about obtaining them, although other than that they are all unmerited connections any way you look at it.

Class envy? Not here. Obama camp? Last place you’ll find me.

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 2:30 PM

“I would never think of going after somebody’s spouse in a campaign.”

I hope he’s never had a cranky word to say about Billy Jeff.

eeyore on May 19, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Via AOL, here’s a link to a 4 minute Youtube of the ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmWEaqxkGtU.

AOL’s also running a poorly phrased poll, leaving no doubt where Ted stands on this: http://news.aol.com/elections/story/_a/obama-tells-gop-to-lay-off-my-wife/20080519080309990001

Like many comments, the First Lady wannabe has always been in play but once [s]he starts stumping, there’s no need for kid gloves. Even Kerry’s Ketchup lady did her best to stay out but was dragged into the last campaign repeatedly.

EconomicNeocon on May 19, 2008 at 2:50 PM

Go read the link at Drudge. They get into a spat on GMA about promising their girls a dog. She speaks over him and tells the kids on the air that they are getting the dog now.

Unbelievable. This guy doesn’t have any Malkins at all.

cjs1943 on May 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 11:38 AM

You make an excellent point, BR. I have read some articles about Obama’s white grandmother, and every person quoted in those articles (some of whom were friends and co-workers for many years) has talked about what a fine person she is. They all said that they never heard her make a derogatory comment about anyone, and that based on what they knew of her character, they couldn’t even imagine her ever doing so. Yet her own grandson Barry, whom she raised from age 10 and sent to the most expensive private school on Oahu, was perfectly willing to sully her reputation and cast her as a racist when it became politically expedient for him to do so. And this is the guy who is lecturing the rest of us about not making critical remarks about his family members?!? At least Granny has stayed out of Obama’s campaign. Unlike Obama’s unpleasant and ungrateful wife, who chose to make herself a public figure and is out giving speeches in which she makes nasty comments (e.g., America is “downright mean”) about a country that has given her far more than she ever deserved.

Obama, you’re a hypocrite and a jerk, and you’re unfit to lead this great nation. It’s too bad you didn’t pay more attention to your white grandmother’s values when you were growing up. I have the feeling you’d be a much classier person if you had. But I guess you were too busy trying to distance yourself from her horrible whiteness, and too busy lionizing your drunken, irresponsible, womanizing African father.

AZCoyote on May 19, 2008 at 3:27 PM

And this guy thinks he is going to be president. God help us, because I don’t think anyone else will.

duff65 on May 19, 2008 at 3:58 PM

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 2:22 PM

I fail to see how I did not quote you accurately.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 4:02 PM

BigD on May 19, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Well the real focus was Ronaldu Magnus who married into some money and likely would not have even attained real financial stability during his limited acting notoriety without the assistance of his father-in-law and his GE Theatre.

Squid Shark on May 19, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Obama has to be the biggest cry baby to ever run for POTUS…

Chakra Hammer on May 19, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

What a great campaign theme song for Obama.

bopbottle on May 19, 2008 at 4:30 PM

She opens her mouth on the campaign trail, she’s fair game.

Kerry tried to pull the same stunt in ’04 with that nutbag of a wife who keeps him, and the Clintons did the same thing with the loon of a daughter, Chelsea.

Dems can’t take what they dish out.

madmonkphotog on May 19, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Perhaps the Obama’s had better learn that life is not conducted in a bubble. Simply put, if Mrs. Obama can’t take the heat for opening her mouth on the campain trail, maybe she should stay home and bake cookies for the kids and keep her trap shut.

Alas, if one really starts to look at the Obama’s it appears to me that Mrs. Obama wears the pants and the Senator is the lap dog. I you like what you hear coming out of Obama’s wifes mouth, then vote for him. I am sure the carzies in Iran are waiting with baited breath to see if Obama wins. Some one who hids behind his wifes skirts surley will be a great one to hammer out terms with the radical ones in Iran.

Yes America, you had better take a close look at who is running the show in that family, and its not him. Voters beware, all is not what it seems.

Rockman44 on May 19, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Give me a break. If Michelle Obama thinks she gets rough treatment, try being in Cindy McCain’s shoes.

SoulGlo on May 19, 2008 at 5:32 PM

At least Granny has stayed out of Obama’s campaign. Unlike Obama’s unpleasant and ungrateful wife, who chose to make herself a public figure and is out giving speeches in which she makes nasty comments (e.g., America is “downright mean”) about a country that has given her far more than she ever deserved.
AZCoyote on May 19, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Excellent point back to you AZC; Didn’t Michele Obama condemn Hillary, “…if you can’t take care of your own house?” (paraphrasing)

Sorry Mrs.Obama and Senator ObamaOarsforEars (Whiner – Ill): Michele My Belle injected herself into the contest and now she has to take her medicine.

Branch Rickey on May 19, 2008 at 5:44 PM

Awww, did wittle Bawwy woose his passy again?

The Tennessee Republican Party should send Barry a pacifier and a carton of Pampers.

Buy Danish on May 19, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Heh. Either Tammy Bruce picked this up for FNC news at 5:00 or………….. great minds think alike.

petefrt on May 19, 2008 at 5:51 PM

petefrt on May 19, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Too bad Tammy blew the punch line by saying “Depends” instead of “Pampers”.

Buy Danish on May 19, 2008 at 6:13 PM

I am thinking that Barack Obama MUST be a Muslim.

Everything offends him, and everything that offends him must be ended.

drjohn on May 19, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Just a preview of what the potential obamanation administration could sound like…

LaMonte on May 19, 2008 at 6:49 PM

What kind of relaxer soes Michelle use, I wonder.

Akzed on May 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Do you mean muscle relaxer or hair relaxer?

SouthernGent on May 19, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Men are pigs.

Professor Blather on May 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Men are not pigs!

Oink!

petefrt on May 19, 2008 at 7:31 PM

I have to laugh at the Obamaniac LLL’s like BigD.

These Obamabots post the same stuff in response to this on various message boards thinking that stuff like that actually works.

Tell me, BigD, are you going to repost that when the video of Michelle ranting about “whitey” comes out, too?

Nahanni on May 19, 2008 at 8:57 PM

The people in the video who declared why they were proud of their country interspersed with an actual “snippet” of Michelle Obama’s bitter words while speaking on behalf of hubby’s campaign is an attack (!?) on Michelle? Wasn’t Michelle saying “just words” and weren’t those words her own? What strange universe do the Obamas inhabit?

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2008 at 9:28 PM

Snippets are such a distraction.

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2008 at 10:06 PM

He might flick a Virginia Slim at you before he tries to hit you with his fanny pack.

LtE126 on May 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM

OMG that gave me a good laugh! Heh heh!!

4shoes on May 19, 2008 at 10:15 PM

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable — the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family,” he said.

I’m sorry but…does anyone within the sound of my voice give a rat’s a** what BHO finds acceptable.

Good grief, what a fantasyland he must be living in.

If he wants his Mrs. to be left out of things, then she needs to shut up…go back home…and stay there.

seanrobins on May 19, 2008 at 10:28 PM

The Tennessee RINOs, Corker and Alexander, are ticked-off about the ad. Stupid gutless eunuchs, like BHO.

I have a rule: anything that RINOs hate, I like.

TexasJew on May 19, 2008 at 10:39 PM

This guy is a sissy.

IF he doesn’t want his wife to be criticized then tell her to STFU.

Chakra Hammer on May 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM

TexasJew on May 19, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Ditto’s TJ…. What a joke the GOP has become; now we have McCain courting left wing bloggers regarding global warming and nationalized health care….

We’re screwed, as McCain is courting the other side for votes rather than the side he supposedly belongs to. One more time McCain sticks his finger in the eye’s of the Republican base, while waving his middle finger up high & to the right, for everyone to see.

Keemo on May 20, 2008 at 8:29 AM

“Lay off the wife!” translation: “Don’t use my wife against me”

The Dali-Bama interjected the Mrs in the race in an overt and aggressive manner because he thought she would help him connect with voters. Now that it is clear her message has fallen flat he wants to take the speeches back and say don’t use them against him.

Not without the way-back machine.

moxie_neanderthal on May 20, 2008 at 9:31 AM

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