New McCain ad: Obama’s a total hypocrite for his economic “fundamentals” comment

posted at 4:17 pm on September 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

A bare-knuckle spot but one for which Maverick will end up taking a beating. The peg here is what The One said yesterday in that video clip circulated by the RNC about “long-term fundamentals.” Absent context, it sounded like he was voicing the same optimism he’d been beating up on McCain for. Was he? Patterico sent this along late last night:

Obama’s campaign asserted that the Republican National Committee was taking the comment completely out of context because Obama was not talking about the economy, but about his economic plan.

“We don’t just need a plan for bankers and investors, we need a plan for autoworkers and teachers and small business owners,” Obama said. “I have said it before and I’ll say it again: we need to pass, after this immediate crisis is over, an economic stimulus plan. Right now. For working families – a plan that will help folks cope with rising food and gas prices, that can save one million jobs by rebuilding our schools and our roads, and help states and cities avoid budget cuts and tax increases. A plan that would extend expiring unemployment benefits. For those Americans who have lost their jobs and have been working hard to find a new one, but haven’t found one yet. That’s part of the change we need.

And then after this immediate problem, we’ve got the long-term fundamentals that will really make sure this economy grows. Change means a tax code that doesn’t reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses that deserve it. As president I am going to eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups. That’s how we’ll grow our economy and create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.”

As I understand him, he’s saying that the long-term fundamentals are currently bad, which is why we need a hard dose of Hopenchange to make them grow, not that the fundamentals are “strong,” as McCain (initially) claimed. Pretty shady of Maverick, but one good turn deserves another.


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Not a good ad. Stay on the Fannie and Freddie facts!

Star20 on September 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM

The difference, the MSM will call McCain out on this, whereas they refused to accept his argument that he was referring to the american worker with his “fundamental” comment. Count on it.

lodge on September 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM

The indies are too ignorant to get the “nuance” of this ad.

AubieJon on September 30, 2008 at 4:22 PM

I don’t know what to advise Obama “what would Jesus do”

ROTFL

Dr Evil on September 30, 2008 at 4:24 PM

maybe he is trying to tempt the truth squads…

ctmom on September 30, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Yeah, I thought it was obvious that he was probably talking about his plan. I noted that in my comment in that post.

People, you should be just as suspicious of abrupt edits in videos that bash Obama as you should in those that bash McCain.

DaveS on September 30, 2008 at 4:26 PM

wait until the STORMTROOPERS invade McCains office on this one….Thou shall not criticize the ONE! Especially his big EARS!

SDarchitect on September 30, 2008 at 4:26 PM

He doesn’t need any other topics for ads than Dem culpability to the current mess on Wall St., Fanny Mae etc.

Akzed on September 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM

I hope he doesn’t waste too much money on this one. I know the point he’s trying to make, but the ad doesn’t make it.

ElectricPhase on September 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Where’s the ad starring Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and others?

This is okay, but it ain’t gonna win the election.

Buy Danish on September 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM

This is chickensh*t. Who gives a rat’s ass? This is akin to the skirmish in the debate about strategy and tactics. Where does it get McCain? Who’s running his campaign anymore? The Marx Brothers? Kramer from Seinfeld? The voters who aren’t already drunk on the Obama Kool-Aid are enraged at Congress and the bail-out. For the past two weeks, McCain has needed to harness and unleash that outrage on Obama, Pelosi, Dodd, Frank, Fannie, Freddie, and the rest of those tools. The window of opportunity seems closed. McCain has needed a big-game gun for weeks, and he’s shooting spitballs.

I thought McCain accepted the nomination with the intention of actually running a serious campaign. I hope he enjoys his homes; I know one home in which he won’t be residing.

BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 4:29 PM

DaveS on September 30, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Not applicable, but nice try. First he slammed McCain for saying the economy was strong (or whatever) and then he says the long-term fundamentals are there to make the economy grow.

An “abrupt edit” isn’t applicable.

AubieJon on September 30, 2008 at 4:29 PM

McCain is an idiot. He is going to lose this election

Unless he does a 180 on the bailout and starts asking for capital gains tax cuts, corporate tax cuts and starts laying into Democrats on their total disregard for wanting to regulate Fanne & Freddie, he will most certaintly lose.

You cant win an election being nice to people who would rather see you dead McCain!!!

I thought the media turning on you would show you this, but I guess I was wrong.

You better get “jiggy’ with it real quick, or you wont win a single state.

We got the easiest candidate in the world to beat, and we got John “freaking A” McCain trying to get along with everybody.

It aint gonna work McCain! Fight back, with facts and a plan, or your about to get creamed!!!

No bailout. Cut taxes. Cut spending. You better bring it or its over.

TheHat on September 30, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Dear Leader is not going to be happy!

Abby Adams on September 30, 2008 at 4:31 PM

As much as I loathe Dick Morris, he is right about one thing. As he just told Cavuto, “McCain is giving this election away”.

Buy Danish on September 30, 2008 at 4:33 PM

BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 4:29 PM

here have a lemon. Even though i still think it is too sweet for your liking.

upinak on September 30, 2008 at 4:33 PM

As you understand him AP? You can read that either way! does anyone understand him? What plan? Eliminate cap gains on small business is a start but what is the rest and how does he pay for it.

Someone, anyone tell me what Obama’s plan is!!!

Vince on September 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM

This is childish! Stupid mcCain campaign.

How about some ads about how bad Obama’s policies will be for the currently struggling economy?

SOmething like pulling the rug out from under an economy tring to regain its footing.

Elizabetty on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

I thought McCain accepted the nomination with the intention of actually running a serious campaign. I hope he enjoys his homes; I know one home in which he won’t be residing.
BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Did you copy/paste that from the previous page, or did you write this out again, because you enjoy reading yourself make a comment on the same exact thing on multiple pages?

wise_man on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

I don’t mind him using that to pound Obama with, but I don’t think the ad itself is all that great.

changer1701 on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

McCain has had this election handed to him on a platter what with the bailout mess. Look, 75 dems in the house voted against it b/c they knew their constituents were against it. McCain needs to get on the peoples’ side for once.

So long as he continues to play pretty with the DC and Wall Street crowds, he is a loser.

Labamigo on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Where’s the ad starring Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and others?

***

Buy Danish on September 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM

It died on the operating table with McCain’s campaign. Care to sign the death certificate? What an idiot.

BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM

It died on the operating table with McCain’s campaign. Care to sign the death certificate? What an idiot.

BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Seriously.. here http://www.dailykos.com you might need this since you seem to be on that “way”.

upinak on September 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Kramer from Seinfeld?

Are you kidding me? Kramer’s right up there with Alinsky and Raines in the Obama-sama camp.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Lame. I guess they feel it doesnt matter if it’s accurate, which seems desperate, or I’m naive.

Dash on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

So long as he continues to play pretty with the DC and Wall Street crowds, he is a loser.

Labamigo on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

That is his constituency

Vashta.Nerada on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Good attack ad IMO.

jdun on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

OY! Could we please have a hypocrite ad THAT IS REALLY HARD HITTING! PLEASE?

freeus on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Someone, anyone tell me what Obama’s plan is!!!

Um, he is cutting taxes for 95% of Americans.

We dont know how he is going to do it, he just says it and people cry and pass out afterwards.

Its an amazing thing to behold. Man says nothing, but somehow says everything.

I dont know…lol.

TheHat on September 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Buckeye, are you related to Yosemite? Ooooooooo, goshdarnit!!!!!!

Vince on September 30, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Labamigo on September 30, 2008 at 4:36 PM

97 Dems voted against the bail out vote. Way to high for Nancy Pelosi to blame on the Republicans but she didn’t let reality stop her.

Dr Evil on September 30, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Ugh…this can’t be the same team of ad guys who have produced his previous commercials because it sucks.

Hit Obarky on the stuff that counts, Mac, the ammunition is literally lying on the ground waiting to be picked up.

Bishop on September 30, 2008 at 4:40 PM

upinak on September 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

No Upinak! Bad, bad!

;)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Why is he wasting time on lame ads – FANNIE MAE!

ctmom on September 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Guys, lets not pretend like Republicans ever had a chance in this year, in this environment. I don’t think a party-line Republican would be anywhere close in the polls, considering how Bush, the party-line Republican, has messed everything up. (by not being a conservative)

lodge on September 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

This ad is too nuanced. A lot of voters probably won’t even know what they’re talking about. If you do an ad to refute something, you have to show what it is that’s being refuted.

CP on September 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

They need an ad which lists all the perps, and then the sound of a prison door slamming with a visual image of iron bars infront of their faces. Along the bottom they can cite articles. The MSM would have to defend it and they would struggle.

lodge on September 30, 2008 at 4:42 PM

The problem for McCain at the moment is that the media is not allowing him to go on the attack. On CNN a couple mintues ago they played the Fannie and Freddie ad and then attacked McCain for attacking Obama in this time of crisis and then read a quote from the Obama camp pointing out the McCain camp’s ties to Fannie and Freddie.

johnt on September 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

McCain,

Until you start naming names on who created this mess, you are dead in the water.

You in the passed have reached across the isle. You are doing it again, and this time you are handing them the White House.

RobertInAustin on September 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

I can only hope that by the time the election rolls around, the public will have the long term memory of an amoeba – - and in the last week McCain hammers Obama and is effective.

Too much to hope for. I think am am losing hope…….

J.J. Sefton on September 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Yet it seems to have worked.

upinak on September 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Hey, McMaverick theres’ plenty of real stuff out there to work with how bout reaching across the isle and smaking one of the lefties you love to be all bipartisan with right in the mouth for being a bunch of lying asses on who exactly caused the mess we find ourselves in.

Play like you want to win man or let the good Governor go home before you destroy her chances.

I doubt we’d have to wonder who was responsible if Mitt or Rudy were at the helm. We’d be ahead in the polls and pickin up seats in the house.

dhunter on September 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM

I’m kinda wondering where some of these web spots are actually being broadcast.

Living here in the supposed battleground state of Virginia (Hampton Roads area), the past 72 hours have been a barrage of Barry – but none of them have been overt attack ads – just Barry saying how he’s going to save us all.

Just reportin what I’m seein, , ,

Wind Rider on September 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Either McCain has something to hide regarding Fannie Mae or he is expecting Sarah Palin to really blow Plugs out of the water on Thursday.

ctmom on September 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM

You know, actually, I don’t think they’ve got this one wrong. Obama didn’t say his plan would create long-term fundamentals, he’s saying that his plan would work because of the long-term fundamentals in the economy.

Ergo, his plan would build upon the long-term fundamentals already present in the economy. Which is really the only thing that makes sense.

He said “we’ve got” not “we’ll get”.

Seixon on September 30, 2008 at 4:50 PM

he is expecting Sarah Palin to really blow Plugs out of the water on Thursday.

Pretty confident this is gonna happen anyway. :D

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Either McCain has something to hide regarding Fannie Mae or he is expecting Sarah Palin to really blow Plugs out of the water on Thursday.

ctmom on September 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Rick Davis

johnt on September 30, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Too much to hope for. I think am am losing hope…….

J.J. Sefton on September 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

I have lost it.

McCain wants to play nice with his friends he has been reaching across the isle to for all these years. They are ripping him apart and eating him alive and he wants to play nice.

I am dropping out. I will vote McCain but I fully expect Obama to win in November. Maybe we need to collectively suffer for a few years and then we may get another Reagan…. but then again, maybe not. Oh well, We The People. If the People want socialism, the the people will vote for it.

RobertInAustin on September 30, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Not the right tack.

The McCain camp needs to keep tying this back to the “says one thing in Scranton and another thing in San Francisco” theme.

If they can make it clear that Obama’s stated positions aren’t a good indication of his actual policy preferences…

ClintACK on September 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Does Mac not understand that he might as well take a shot at blowing Obambo to bits? Mac won’t be back in four years, he should be leveling Obobo with everything he has and damn the mushy middle; if they don’t like the message too effin bad.

Bishop on September 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM

As president I am going to eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups.

-BO
So what? My business brings in earned income, not capital gains. Do many start ups and other small businesses bring in capital gains income? Just wondering – I guess a few might.

Anyway, I’ve just about had it with all his bullsh!tting about taxes. My self employment (social security) tax burden is going way up under Rangel’s plan (aka Obama’s plan). Just stop lying about taxes. I know I’ll pay more. I’ve read the Democrat bill HR3970. So show me a little respect and stop whizzing on my head while telling me it’s raining.

forest on September 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM

If they can make it clear that Obama’s stated positions aren’t a good indication of his actual policy preferences…

ClintACK on September 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Oh ClintACK, God bless your heart. To think that people are actually basing their decision based on policy with regards to Obama.

RobertInAustin on September 30, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Now let’s see how long the Obama camp can let this stand… will they run their campaign, do the smart thing and ignore this or will they let their egos overcome their common sense and feel a need to defend “the One”?

CC

CapedConservative on September 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM

i’m with seixon. intuitively, it’s muddy enough to be a fair criticism. besides, mccain just needs to buy a day or two of time until the bill passes. and then he’ll drop the hammer on the dems over freddie/fannie – by then he’ll be builiding on the “hypocrite” theme

darkegop on September 30, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Unless [McCain] does a 180 on the bailout and starts asking for capital gains tax cuts, corporate tax cuts and starts laying into Democrats on their total disregard for wanting to regulate Fanne & Freddie, he will most certaintly lose.
TheHat on September 30, 2008 at 4:30 PM

To paraphrase Harry Truman: If a voter has a choice between a Democrat and a Republican who acts like a Democrat, he’ll vote for the Democrat every time.

Unfortunately, it’s a week too late for McCain to change course on the bailout. And a decade too late to change course on everything else.

This election was decided during the Republican Primary. And Republicans decided to lose.

logis on September 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM

True, but stupid. I wonder if the justification is to get people to point to it just for the sake of the obligatory mention that Obama’s original ad was just as dishonest, and that he got the out-of-context BS started with the “100 years of war in Iraq” stuff.

CK MacLeod on September 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Looks like the RNC may have blown this one:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/rnc-misrepresen.html

dtestard on September 30, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Nothing a patriotic video with kids and flowers can’t fix.

May I suggest a lively 1952 vintage with steel production targets and grain harvest refrains?

moxie_neanderthal on September 30, 2008 at 5:07 PM

No screaming headline yet about the 500 points the dow got back today? I’m shocked.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2008 at 5:12 PM

You know, actually, I don’t think they’ve got this one wrong. Obama didn’t say his plan would create long-term fundamentals, he’s saying that his plan would work because of the long-term fundamentals in the economy.

Ergo, his plan would build upon the long-term fundamentals already present in the economy. Which is really the only thing that makes sense.

He said “we’ve got” not “we’ll get”.

Seixon on September 30, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Like everything Barack “Mister Articulate” Obama says, this can be interpreted pretty much any way you want.

To be perfectly honest, if he really meant what he said this would be the first time he (or his wife) ever said anything positive about America that didn’t directly relate to the fact that he’s running for President of it.

But that’s beside the point. All that matters is that for Obama to defend himself, he has to admit that he believes the only good thing about America – is Barack Obama.

logis on September 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

No screaming headline yet about the 500 points the dow got back today? I’m shocked.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Good News is No News

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

This ad is not their best effort, perhaps, but McCain’s team has rolled out some very good ones. I’m hoping that the NRA and other groups increase their efforts in light of O!’s storm troopers, uh, I mean truth squads. I’m convinced that the O!’s “truthers” will drive many PUMAs to pull the lever for McCain. The use of thuggish political tactics, coupled with O!’s lack of experience, appear to be the single biggest hot button issues for PUMAs — two areas where McCain offers a viable option to these folks.

This is a bit off topic but I really encourage folks to try to not give in to despair. We need to keep our eyes on the election and not give in to the media spin. Prepare for the worst (personally, I am seriously considering taking some NRA classes and buying a shotgun, but I digress), but try to save some positive energy to encourage your family and friends to vote for McCain.

This afternoon I went over to our local Republican HQ to volunteer. I am in Los Angeles county in a “elite” (read “lefty”) college town. Anyway, there was some hope there. The bad news was that they were out of lawn signs and bumper stickers, apparently due to lack of organization from the RNC/McCain camp. However, the good news was that in the 6 or 7 minutes that I was there waiting to talk with the volunteer, about 8 people walked in. Two or three were registering to vote, several were there for bumper stickers and lawn signs, and a couple were there to get literature. It was an interesting cross-section of folks – an Armenian immigrant and her daughter, a couple of older couples, and a local restauranteur in full biking regalia (shorts, helmet). Anyway, I was encouraged.

I know things look bleak, but remember that there are many people out there who do not like being called a racist or “typical white person,” who do not want government to increase spending and taxes, and who do not trust Obama or Biden to keep us safe from terrorists and their sponsor states. They are just being quiet right now because of how viciously the O! supporters attack anyone who disagrees with them, but in the privacy of the voting booth they will vote McCain-Palin.

Hear endeth the pep talk.

Y-not on September 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I’m not sure wtf Obama was trying to stay in the excerpted passage, now that I read again. It doesn’t matter. It’s a bad ad because it damages the McCain brand. If you’re going to call Obama names, call him names on something you’ve got him dead to rights on. I’d rather have an ad cramming together a series of Obama flip-flops and flop-backs into 30 seconds at ever increasing speed, until he sounds like a chipmunk on amphetamines, culminating with McCain saying “Phew, sorry for the rush but it’s hard to fit them all in and I’m John McCain and approved this message…”

CK MacLeod on September 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

A bare-knuckle spot but one for which Maverick will end up taking a beating.

Yup. And he will respond that, as friends and fellow Americans, we must reach across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation.

*gag* And to think I will actually vote for this asshole in November.

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

The use of thuggish political tactics, coupled with O!’s lack of experience, appear to be the single biggest hot button issues for PUMAs — two areas where McCain offers a viable option to these folks.

Right up with those is the fact that he bunked Hillary for Biden while Mac picked up Palin. Remember that a lot of PUMAs are in it just “for the girls”.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

All that matters is that for Obama to defend himself, he has to admit that he believes the only good thing about America – is Barack Obama. – logis on September 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

All that matters is that Obama does not have to defend himself – that is the job of the Drive-By media.

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I’m starting to like where McCain’s heart is at, but he’s gotta be waaaaay more aggressive. He’s gotta hit the dems for failing to act in 2005, hit ‘em for energy, hit BHO on Ayres, Rezko, etc. Congress has a 10% approval rating. Club ‘em like baby seals.

Iblis on September 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

i’m with seixon. intuitively, it’s muddy enough to be a fair criticism. besides, mccain just needs to buy a day or two of time until the bill passes. and then he’ll drop the hammer on the dems over freddie/fannie – by then he’ll be builiding on the “hypocrite” theme – darkegop on September 30, 2008 at 4:58 PM

ROTFLMAO *wipes tears from eys* Now THAT was funny

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

I’m starting to like where McCain’s heart is at, but he’s gotta be waaaaay more aggressive. – Iblis on September 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

ROTFLMAO – again. Stop it, man…you’re killing me.

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Someone in the McCain campaign needs to wake up to the reality that low-hanging fruit is often poisonous.

spmat on September 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM

There is nothing inaccurate about the ad. Fundamentals are by definition, “fundamental”. They do not depend on a given economic plan. Obama was saying that we have good fundamentals and when combined with his hopenchangeiness it will all be good. That is the same thing McCain was criticized for — tough times, bad policies, but fundamentals are strong….

tommylotto on September 30, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I keep thinking about the famous little-girl ad that doomed Barry Goldwater. The McCain campaign needs something that focuses in on Obambi’s core weakness, and to my mind that’s his lifelong association with the anti-Americans of the radical left.

All you need is this:

Bill Ayers jumping on the flag; voiceover (or fade-up legend): “William Ayers, long-time Obama friend and colleague.”

Jeremiah Wright shouting, “God DAMN America!”; voiceover (or fade-up legend): Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s preacher and ‘spiritual advisor’.”

Black-hooded terrorist holding severed head; voiceover (or fade-up legend): “Obama, endorsed by Hamas and Hezbollah.”

KISS (keep it simple, stupid) Obambi goodbye.

MrLynn on September 30, 2008 at 5:45 PM

McCain is flailing about like a drowning man trying to grab on to something.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

All you guys have great ideas, why don’t you, if you haven’t already, email these things to his campaign?

Mercy4Me on September 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Sign up for bacack obama’s website (fake name and e-mail of course)

Join tons of groups

Post messages about Obama and his criminal friends

Watch the Obamamaniacs respond and cry

Until his thought police come poking around

It took ten minutes of rapid-fire blog postings about Obama and his socialistic views, terrorist friends, felon friends and shady political allies until the official goon squad removed me from the groups, postings etc

Contest: how fast can you be targeted by the Obama goon squad on barackobama.com

reshas1 on September 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

McCain is flailing about like a drowning man trying to grab on to something.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Don’t mistake treading water for flailing. The election is 35 days or so away. Why not let him run with the bait a bit longer… save your ad money. There’s more than enough to hit him with. I think we all agree on that. Now, it’s just a matter of timing. If you start too soon, you give too much time to create and alternate reality. If you time it just right and put out enough volume (fire for effect), they won’t be able to respond to it all and they will look like the self-focused defensive fools they are with no time to fully recover before the vote begins. As a matter of fact, this can even work to get the MSM in your corner. When they try to help “the One” by playing a McCain ad and defending Obama, they will be doing so much of it that the old “where there’s smoke there’s fire” will kick in for a lot of people that may not have otherwise seen the ad.

CC

CapedConservative on September 30, 2008 at 5:52 PM

All you guys have great ideas, why don’t you, if you haven’t already, email these things to his campaign?

Mercy4Me on September 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM

I did but got back an email saying, “Fuc# you! I know more about this than anyone in this room!” John McCain

Murphy9 on September 30, 2008 at 5:54 PM

The truth is a bad thing to have on our side, I’m glad McCain has decided to ditch it.

Losing the moral authority.

Dorvillian on September 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

McCain is flailing about like a drowning man trying to grab on to something. – MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Perhaps his Democrat friends can lend him a hand from across the aisle – in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, of course. LOL

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Perhaps they’re going to drop a heavy hitting ad the day after the vp debate, since I think we all know Palin will be mocked regardless. Maybe they’re waiting til 2 weeks out to start going totally nuclear like Mark Salter promised they would. There’s all this Fannie/Fredie stuff, ACORN, the Rezko bit, Ayers, Wright and even that video of Obama promising to effectively unilaterally disarm.

It’s got to be coming. I refuse to believe he’ll just go quietly into that good night, so to speak. If McCain had acted like this in Hanoi he would have left earlier. The man’s core character won’t allow him to just give up. Right?

hump1201 on September 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM

Murphy9 on September 30, 2008 at 5:54 PM

no way! I’m serious.

Mercy4Me on September 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM

Perhaps his Democrat friends can lend him a hand from across the aisle – in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, of course. LOL

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM

I think they have thrown him a life preserver.

One filled with cement.

His former buddies in the MSM have done the same.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Even if it runs one day; who cares. He can keep running the Fanny/Freddie stuff. Guys, McCain’s gonna get beat up for what ever he does; he might as well go down in a blaze of glory.

Folk, we need to fight or we’ll lose, big time!

sophiesmom on September 30, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Best hope for 2008 is probably to keep Republican losses in the house to a bare minimum and retake the house in 2010.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

It’s got to be coming. I refuse to believe he’ll just go quietly into that good night, so to speak. If McCain had acted like this in Hanoi he would have left earlier. The man’s core character won’t allow him to just give up. Right? – hump1201 on September 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM

*crickets*

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM

he might as well go down in a blaze of glory. – sophiesmom on September 30, 2008 at 6:06 PM

He’ll go down…but it won’t be in a blaze of glory. He’ll go down in a quiet whimper – with his hand extended toward his Democrat friends in a gesture of bipartisan cooperation.

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM

Whatever Obamalinsky says in response, he has been taking JMac snippets out of context for just about forever…remember the 100 years in Iraq? Most people aren’t the political nutbags many of us are, so it just may fly surprisingly well. Hypocrite is a big word and carries a wallop. I say, turnabout is fair play.

marybel on September 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM

The moral high ground is a myth created by those that never occupied the stinking, ugly and conscience numbing low ground that conflict is. How McCain can not summon the demons in his scarred psyche and focus on the total and overwhelming destruction of Obama tells me the script has been written, the fat lady has sung, the moneys in the bank!

All Hail the Messiah!

dmann on September 30, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Bailout Would Impose Needless Economic Damage

Some politicians and government officials are making reckless charges of greater financial turmoil in the absence of a bailout. These grossly irresponsible statements may cause short-term market losses as investors try to second-guess how other investors will respond, but the assertion that the stock market’s health – especially in the long run – depends on bigger government is belied by real-world evidence. Japanese politicians made many of the same mistakes in the 1990s that American politicians today are considering, and the Nikkei suffered a lengthy period of decline – and remains today far below its peak level.

Proponents of a bailout also are trying to rattle credit markets by arguing that inaction will cripple commercial and household lending. Fortunately, there is little evidence of a freeze in credit markets, thought the Administration’s rash rhetoric and the specter of a bailout doubtlessly are causing needless uncertainty and temporarily higher interest rates. Once the issue is resolved, one way or the other, credit markets will resume normal operations. The only question is whether capital allocation will be distorted – and long-run growth hindered – by government intervention.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 6:26 PM

These are the kind of 1/2 truth shitty ads that turn people off. Knock off the 30 second spot and run some 1 minute spots that hammer at Obama and the people he associates with.

Obama did not like those one bit. And you can throw in a new spot on Obama’s “truth squad”. There’s plenty of Brown Shirt nazi footage to run with it.

GarandFan on September 30, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Farmer (A) sells a mule to farmer (B) for $100.

Two days later B goes to get the mule and it is dead.

He demands his money back. Farmer A refuses.

B says that he will auction it off. A wants to know how he can auction a dead mule..

Two months later they meet. How did your auction go asks A.

Very well says B. I sold 500 tickets at $2 a ticket, minus the $100 I gave you. I made $900.

But weren’t people mad?, says A.

Only the winner says B, and I gave him his $2 back.

MB4 on September 30, 2008 at 6:38 PM

The add makes him look desperate.

this ad reminds me of the ad where the quoted Romney out of context and said that he was for withdrawal timetables. And he released the ad in such a way as to not allow romney to correct the record. Plus, he teamed up with Huck to dispose of Romney.

I am not replaying the primary, just reminding you that he really had the high moral ground. Yes, his schtick is to say that he has the high moral ground with all his b.s. about straight talk etc but its all b.s.

And then poor Sarah Palin makes a joke about hearing Biden’s speeches since she was in the 2nd grade, but her running mate is a 72 year old dude and then Katie Couric says isnt that a risky thing to say since your running mate is old and has been in the senate forever as well and she says something like “oh no, i think that experience was a good thing I wasnt putting biden down for being in the senate for so long…when obviously it was a joke and a slap which is why the audience laughed and clapped. So, she is full of b.s. too.

they are going down. But, the republicans chose to lose when they nominated a pretend republican so they deserve to lose.

Roger Waters on September 30, 2008 at 6:41 PM

The moral high ground is a myth created by those that never occupied the stinking, ugly and conscience numbing low ground that conflict is. How McCain can not summon the demons in his scarred psyche and focus on the total and overwhelming destruction of Obama tells me the script has been written, the fat lady has sung, the moneys in the bank!

All Hail the Messiah!

dmann on September 30, 2008 at 6:18 PM

The ads run in the last weeks before the election are going to make the negative ads run in the past look tame.

johnt on September 30, 2008 at 6:47 PM

This ad sucks. Only conservatives care if Obama is a hypocrite. Independents don’t care.

Tell independents that Obama is a liberal, and then they will care.

Stay on message: Obama is a liberal. McCain is an independent. Reform Prosperity Peace. Win 08.

indythinker on September 30, 2008 at 7:23 PM

By itself it’s entertaining and will definitely send The One and his liberal media army into a tizzy for a while.

McCain is a racist, hypocritical, old codger who is going to die of cancer any minute while Palin trying to build a hockey rink/ crazy church out of the reflecting pool in the Washington Mall… in 5, 4, 3, 2…

If this ad is the opening salvo in a series of hypocrite ads… I will cheer.

Damiano on September 30, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Looks like the RNC may have blown this one:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/rnc-misrepresen.html

dtestard on September 30, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Obama and the Media took McCain’s words out of Context when he said the fundamentals of the Economy are stronf, McCain was talking about the working people( you can watch McCain’s speech he was referring to the working people in the USA are more productive most innovative and said that they are backbone of the economy and that they are strong, “the fundamentals”)

The Media took McCain out of Context and Obama went with it.

Chakra Hammer on September 30, 2008 at 8:38 PM

Obama and the Media took McCain’s words out of Context when he said the fundamentals of the Economy are strong, McCain was talking about the working people( you can watch McCain’s speech he was referring to the working people in the USA are more productive most innovative and said that they are backbone of the economy and that they are strong, “the fundamentals”)

The Media took McCain out of Context and Obama went along with it.

Chakra Hammer on September 30, 2008 at 8:39 PM

DNC Media and Obama one in the same.

Chakra Hammer on September 30, 2008 at 8:39 PM

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