McCain: Obama’s running for Carter’s second term

posted at 7:28 pm on June 9, 2008 by Allahpundit

As talking points go, especially in bringing the base around, you can do a lot worse than this.

Think we’ll be hearing more of it going forward? Hmmm.

Update: Here’s the full interview from NBC, still way ahead of the rest of the field in putting their content online.

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Whatever. He had to go ruin it with the “respect” and “admiration” or Barrack Husein and Hillary.

Vigilante on June 9, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Good times, man. Good times.

HarryBalzac on June 9, 2008 at 7:34 PM

He nneds to press this subject hard.

Gary

GaryC on June 9, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Yay! It only took his campaign a couple months to figure this out. Those guys are smart!

BadgerHawk on June 9, 2008 at 7:36 PM

That was actually kinda funny.

Troy Rasmussen on June 9, 2008 at 7:37 PM

He apparently has no idea how to verbalize a political thought with any confidence. Which is odd, because when he was calling me a racist and a xenophobe last summer, he seemed right at home.

Shit.

Jaibones on June 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Whatever. He had to go ruin it with the “respect” and “admiration” or Barrack Husein and Hillary.

Vigilante on June 9, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Calling Osama Obama and The Hildebeest “****weasels” might be accurate, but it wouldn’t show much class. I prefer McCain’s way, frankly, even if I don’t share his views on them.

There will be plenty of dung tossed in this campaign. McCain will be a better and more effective president for having avoided Democrat-style nastiness.

MrScribbler on June 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Did anyone catch the Brian Williams wrap up? The clips of commencement addresses? We are in a world of hurt. Out of all the clips, there was only one conservative giving a commencement address. Guess who and what commencement? President Bush at the Air Force Academy. The rest…Vernon Jordan, Martin Sheen, JK Rowling, Angela Lansbury……etc

Immediately following was a local segment featuring a gay man as spokesman for a City Teachers Association. I’m not homophobic, but while all us good old conservatives are out working and being responsible, someone made off with our country.

eaglesdontflock on June 9, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Obama: McCain is running for Bush’s third term.

McCain: Obama is running for Carter’s second term.

Obama: McCain is running for Saddam’s second term!

McCain: Obama is running for Pol Pot’s second term!

Obama: McCain is running for Hitler’s second term!!

McCain: Obama is running for Stalin’ second term!!

Obama: McCain’s wife is a #hore!!!

McCain: Obama’s wife is a #itch!!!

Mrs. Crabapple: Now, now, you naught boys. I am going to grab you both by the ears and take you to the principles office!

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 7:42 PM

’bout time. Wish he hadn’t said it jokingly though.

InDubly on June 9, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Much less effective than McCain’s running for Bush’s third (or is it fourth) term. Personally I think Obama is running for McGovern’s lost term. Doesn’t matter, Obama’s zombie sheep will only bleat out what they’re told and filter everything else out. McCain needs to get hard and make a show of shaking the profits out of the oil companies while shreiking “change change change”, then maybe someone would notice. Till then…. yawn, wake me up when Obama nationalizes them, takes our guns, and puts Hillary in a burqua.

Buzzy on June 9, 2008 at 7:51 PM

I’m not homophobic

If you don’t think of homosexuals as a poor minority of oppressed people much like freed slaves, or having survived a holocaust of breeders….some people might think you are.

I find the fact that someone gets attention based on the fact that they crave abnormal sex is pretty sad.

Hening on June 9, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Rise of the McCainocrat.

Rhinoboy on June 9, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Independents and Reagan(BlueDog)Dems….that sums it up. I hope like hell you are right Senator. I really do.

Limerick on June 9, 2008 at 7:54 PM

He is trying to deliver it with a little wit, he does not deadpan well. His smiling delivery is his best asset.

Squid Shark on June 9, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Is something up with his eyes now? He must have blinked about 100 times a minute there.

Ludwig on June 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM

Ludwig on June 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM
Maybe he’s channeling Pelosi.

I can’t AFFORD another Carter term. It will seriously cause MAJOR damage to lose the tax cuts, raise all taxes and socialize everything. At least to this young lower-middle-classer, or as the Democrats would call me- “rich.”

NTWR on June 9, 2008 at 7:59 PM

I shrink at the idea of voting for McCain but I must because of:
1 Economy
2 Foreign policy
3 Taxes
4 Supreme Court Appointments
5 Abortion
6 George Soros

Anybody with the idea of not voting better remember this.

MaiDee on June 9, 2008 at 8:03 PM

McCain is running for the full term Gerald Ford didn’t get.

Also MaiDee above, McCain is a disaster on all points you mention. George Soros used to fund McCain through McCain’s liberal Reform Institute. Just Google McCain and “Reform Institute”

Valiant on June 9, 2008 at 8:09 PM

‘sup Brian?

No fawning, giggling, yucking it up with this candidate?

Oh, I forgot ….. Evil Republican.

Carry on, Captain Toolbag.

fogw on June 9, 2008 at 8:10 PM

MrScribbler

Nice rebuttal to mean old Vigilante. Reagan was classy–he wouldn’t lower himself to stuff like “Hussien”.

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Confessions of a Fredhead:

When it comes to earmarks who do you trust?

I must admit I trust McCain more than any other politician to not sign a bill with earmarks. If he said he would not sign a bill with earmarks as president, I would believe him.

McCain ’08?

Theworldisnotenough on June 9, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Would it really be asking too much for Johnny McSame to come up with something original? Must he copy everything from the Obama campaign? I know he’s old and tired, but surely there is somebody working for his campaign who has a little energy and a little imagination.

I swear, if he isn’t copying Bush he’s copying Obama. Come on, Johnny, let’s see a little originality!

Len on June 9, 2008 at 8:24 PM

1 Economy
2 Foreign policy
3 Taxes
4 Supreme Court Appointments
5 Abortion
6 George Soros
Anybody with the idea of not voting better remember this.
MaiDee on June 9, 2008 at 8:03 PM

1: Economy: McCain’s stupid global warming- cap and trade stance will be just as devastating to the economy as Obamas less well defined marxist plottings.
2: Foreign policy; I’ll grant you that he is a little better than Obama on that, but not by much. His desire to place an additional layer of international bureaucracy “the League of Democracies” above our Sovereignty doesn’t speak well for keeping America safe and strong.
3: Taxes: MAYBE a little better if you discount the huge taxes he wants to put in to ‘stop global warming’.
4: Supreme court: Nope. If he appoints one more Originalist to the SC, his greatest ‘accomplishment’ as a law maker (McCain-Feingold) would be thrown out as the UnConstitutional piece of feces that it is. We’d be lucky to get another Justice Kennedy nomination out of him, much less a real conservative.

Fortunately, all the justices LIKELY to be replaced are liberals, so the balance won’t change much anyway.

5: Abortion. Well, he’s not gung ho about it, but yeah, he is better than Obama.

6: George Soros: McCain takes Soros money too.

That’s the amazing thing about George Soros…. No matter which idiot wins the election, Soros either owns him, or at least has a ‘lease with option to buy’.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Abortion. Well, he’s not gung ho about it, but yeah, he is better than Obama.

Weren’t all the candidates better on abortion than Obama?

terryannonline on June 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Weren’t all the candidates better on abortion than Obama?
terryannonline on June 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Pretty much. Hillary at least PRETENDED to be a LITTLE better; Not sure of how much better she really would be, since the Abortion Lobby have been amongst her best friends for decades..
Obama would probably like to make abortion MANDATORY for certain types of people if he could, though.

No matter who gets elected President, it won’t have much effect on abortion though…. Other than moral leadership.

Abortion will only be fixed by the Supreme Court and/or Congress.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Zing. Score, Mav.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 9, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Len

When Dan Quayle said JFK was Quayle’s age, & Lloyd Bensen slammed him with the infamous “You’re no JFK” retort, you would have said, “Benson, that was copycatting!”

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 8:59 PM

terryannonline on June 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

NARAL is better on abortion than Obama.

Theworldisnotenough on June 9, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Weren’t all the candidates better on abortion than Obama?
terryannonline on June 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Obama and Hillary like to thump their Bibles more than the Republican candidate for president. We must then presume that they are both pro-life since a pro-abortion stance would be totally hypocritical to someone that believes the truth of Scripture. Right?

Hening on June 9, 2008 at 9:04 PM

are out working and being responsible, someone made off with farked scroomed our country.

eaglesdontflock on June 9, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Mrs. Crabapple: Now, now, you naughty boys. I am going to grab you both by the ears and take you to the principle’s office. How on earth did we end up with these two, from a lot of 300+ million? We’re scroomed!

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Entelechy on June 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM

We must then presume that they are both pro-life since a pro-abortion stance would be totally hypocritical to someone that believes the truth of Scripture. Right?

Actually, it seemed the Dems were really seeking the evangelical vote this. It will be interesting to see if they get it after going after it.

terryannonline on June 9, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Anybody with the idea of not voting better remember this.

MaiDee on June 9, 2008 at 8:03 PM

You forgot the single most important issue: This country is at war.

Blacklake on June 9, 2008 at 9:41 PM

McCain is gunning for Clinton’s third term. Allah, you are far far more stupid than you appear if you think that McCain is winning the hearts and minds of conservatives by his pandering for disgruntled Clintonistas.

highhopes on June 9, 2008 at 10:05 PM

I love John McCain, he reminds me of a prostitute I saw on a website yesterday, she was dressed like a nun and was having sex with a Black guy.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:06 PM

You forgot the single most important issue: This country is at war.
Blacklake on June 9, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Wrong.

The Military is at war with a real enemy.
The Politicians are at war with our own people and the economy.

But the country is NOT at war… The country is watching “American Idol” and just being the ‘American Idle’.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 10:14 PM

How on earth did we end up with these two, from a lot of 300+ million? We’re scroomed!

Entelechy on June 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Darwin: It was God’s fault with his unintelligent design!

God: It was Darwin’ fault with his devolution!

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 10:20 PM

But the country is NOT at war… The country is watching “American Idol” and out shopping and just being the ‘American Idle’.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 10:14 PM

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 10:23 PM

They are the PUMA’s… Party Unity My A$$ !!
http://www.pumaparty.com

http://www.partyunitymyass.com

http://www.justsaynodeal.com

gxpgxp on June 9, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Many liberals I know like Carter. Why is McCain trying to lose his base?

nottakingsides on June 9, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Why is McCain trying to lose his base?

nottakingsides on June 9, 2008 at 10:27 PM

See the tale of the Scorpion. That pretty much explains it.

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Indy Conservative

We now know more of your thinking (I use that term loosely) processes & your websurfing habits than we wanted to.

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 10:30 PM

and out shopping
MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 10:23 PM

I actually started to say that….. But decided that if Gasoline goes up another few cents that people won’t be able to shop…. And the truckers won’t be able to get the goods to the stores for them to buy, even if the consumers walk there.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM

How on earth did we end up with these two, from a lot of 300+ million? We’re scroomed!

Entelechy on June 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Another plagiarizer. Even if you edited when it’s not yours.

At least give me credit for saying it first many months ago.

No Chinese food for you, just rotten pig butts.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Oh, LegendHasIt has got the best McScorpion rendition that I have so far seen.

MB4 on June 9, 2008 at 10:32 PM

Indy Conservative

We now know more of your thinking (I use that term loosely) processes & your websurfing habits than we wanted to.

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 10:30 PM

You think you know.

You don’t know anything.

You know what I want you to know.

And still, you don’t know.

If you want to know, read between the lines of my comments.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Thanks MB.
It’s on my blog if anyone (that wants to) hasn’t seen it in the couple of threads I posted here. Just click the link on my user name; It is the second post down.

LegendHasIt on June 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM

Another plagiarizer. Even if you edited when it’s not yours.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM

No my fellow the use of that much predates you. See Mort Sahl among others.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM

They’re the PUMA’s…

http://pumaparty.com

http://justsaynodeal.com

gxpgxp on June 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM

You know what I want you to know.

And still, you don’t know.

If you want to know, read between the lines of my comments.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:35 PM

My name is Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:43 PM

No my fellow the use of that much predates you. See Mort Sahl among others.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Nobody said here but me, first.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:44 PM

My name is Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:43 PM

I know what you don’t know and I know what I want you to know but you don’t know what I want you to know because you don’t know what you think you know.

It makes perfect sense to me.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Mark Levin said this a few weeks ago to attack Obama as if this is a second Carter term. The thought of it chills my spine. Maybe McCain should listen to Levin more often.

jencab on June 9, 2008 at 10:51 PM

Nobody said here but me, first.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:44 PM

I do the detective work, you my fine fellow shall stand watch in the street on this one.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:55 PM

It makes perfect sense to me.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 10:46 PM

You do occasionally find a carrion crow among the eagles.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Obama’s running for Carter’s second term

As they used to say in the old Batman T.V. show: KAPOW!!!

Hog Wild on June 9, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Indy Conservative at 10:35PM

In the immortal words of Bill Withers:
I know I know I know I know I know I know.

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:55 PM

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 10:56 PM

jgapinoy on June 9, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I am going to retire to my quarters.

I have some pirate work to do tomorrow.

Remember, I know more than you think you know about what I know and I know what I want you to know for knowing is a knowledge that can only be known by a knowledgeable person who knows more than what both of you think you know.

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Indy Conservative on June 9, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Just don’t be late for work again Watson or I will have to dock your pay. Well I would dock you pay if I paid you anything.

Holmes on June 9, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Still gots to stop laughing at his own jokes, funny or not; at least not as often, anyway..

Reaps on June 9, 2008 at 11:24 PM

Indy, here’s one which goes back to Nov. 10.

Mort Sahl noted that when we had a population of only several million we produced leaders like Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Hamilton. Now with a population of 300 million, we have Bush, Rudy, Hillary, Kyl, Lott, Graham, Reid, Pelosi ….. the list is almost endless.

MB4 on November 10, 2007 at 10:57 PM

To you, MB4, and Mort Sahl, I give full credit, if it makes you happier. On the other hand, I don’t remember any of your comments, and found this one by searching, now. I do know that we have 300+ million people, of which of course not all are eligible to vote. For the sake of peace in the HA parlor, you can take full credit. Your happiness is somewhat important to me.

Entelechy on June 9, 2008 at 11:46 PM

Also MaiDee above, McCain is a disaster on all points you mention. George Soros used to fund McCain through McCain’s liberal Reform Institute. Just Google McCain and “Reform Institute”

Valiant on June 9, 2008 at 8:09 PM

You’re living in a vacuum, and your brain is not getting any oxygen.

On which of those issues – and show your work – do you like Obama better?

Twit…

Jaibones on June 10, 2008 at 12:38 AM

It’s either McCain or the Marxist. Not much of a decision to make here.

Mojave Mark on June 10, 2008 at 1:54 AM

Carter’s second term, also McGovern’s first term, Mondale’s first term, Dukakis’ first term…

… and Karl Marx’s first term.

infidel65 on June 10, 2008 at 3:44 AM

He apparently has no idea how to verbalize a political thought with any confidence. Which is odd, because when he was calling me a racist and a xenophobe last summer, he seemed right at home.

Shit.

Jaibones on June 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Good point. Afraid of the hot-head meme, he’s coming across as milktoast. He def. plays po’d better when he’s po’d at conservatives.

Doesn’t this guy have a temper? Or is it the black Alan Alda against Wayne Rogers?

JiangxiDad on June 10, 2008 at 6:52 AM

I’m thrilled he is calling Obama Carter’s Second Term…I have been telling that to all my Obama obsessed friends for weeks when they talk about McCain being Bush’s Third Term. It makes them angry, but I think it’s having an effect because they remember the misery of that time. We are in difficult times now, but Obama’s ideas could push us over the edge.

deedledee on June 10, 2008 at 7:25 AM

McCain: Obama’s running for Carter’s second term

Rush Limbaugh said this last week. Maybe, I hope, McCain is listening to Rush.

Brat on June 10, 2008 at 8:04 AM

He’s on the right track. A little bland in his delivery (well, actually, a lot bland), but that may start to play better as the general campaign goes on, and Obama’s demagoguery starts to – hopefully – become more apparent.

I think he will be far better in townhall meetings than Obama, who seems like a smart guy, but sometimes too much like a smart-ass.

Priscilla on June 10, 2008 at 8:34 AM

good line, delivered well.

james23 on June 10, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Hmmm. Let me check… Nope. Still not voting for that fraud.

There is absolutely nothing he can say that will change my mind. He has already done wayyyy to much for me to believe anything that he says.

Zetterson on June 10, 2008 at 9:26 AM

It’s a good line, since a lot of Obama’s proposals sound like what Carter did. The problem is that a lot of Obama’s voters were born after 1980, and don’t remember the distasters Carter caused.

What we need are some ads that quote an Obama proposal, then the results from when it was tried in the past.
“Yes We Can” = “No You Can’t Buy Gas”.
“No You Can’t Buy a House”
“No You Can’t Get a Job”

Steve Z on June 10, 2008 at 10:03 AM

By joining in the name-calling, he’s legitimized the connection of current campaigns to comparison to past administrations which ultimately might make it harder to strike down the “McBush” slogan further down the road.

Typhonsentra on June 10, 2008 at 11:01 AM

As I said, McCain should demand an investigation of the oil speculators. Just as Soros manipulated oil and financial markets prior to the 2004 election, the hate-Bush crowd is having a field day with oil prices and commodity futures.

There is no excuse for ruining people’s lives to throw an election, and our domestic and global enemies have admitted that the end justifies the means.

The American people need a tutorial to explain to them what is going on. Cmon McCain, time for charts.

eaglesdontflock on June 10, 2008 at 11:26 AM

McShame’s Econ 101: Gas Tax Holiday.
McShame’s Homeland Security: Amnesty for illegals
McShame’s Environmental Concerns: Global Warming is MAN MADE

It’s like Obama IS running against HRC in the general election….sounds like fish in a barrel to me.

DanKenton on June 10, 2008 at 11:34 AM