Monday, March 31, 2008

Oh My, They're Really Outraged......Again...

On Friday, John McCain unveiled his first general election television ad. In it we were reminded that John McCain was a real American and proud to be an American in America running for the American Presidency. Perhaps it was a little redundant in its use of the word America, or perhaps a wee bit condescending to an electorate, but none the less, it manged to use the word American too many times in one sentence and of course, the Democratic National Committee offered a rather mild criticism of the ad.
Howard Dean called McCain "another out of touch Bush Republican who promises four more years of the same failed leadership."
The ad also included interrogation footage from the Vietnam era inprisonment by the North Vietnamese.. Dean commented, "While we honor McCain's military service, the fact is Americans wantt a leader who offers real solutions, not a blatant opportunist who doesn't understand the economy and is promising to keep our troops in Iraq for 100 years."
Deans criticisms seemed pretty tame and routine, but Frank Donatelli of the Republican National Committee was outraged! How dare a political opponent rebut and criticize St. John McCain, especially an expensive election ad!

Donatelli demanded, "Howard Dean owes John McCain an immediate apology and both Senators Clinton and Obama should unequivically denounce this disgraceful attack!"
The RNC added that Dean's remarks amounted to a "character smear".

They are outraged? They demand an apology? These are the lame tactics we can expect from the Republicans? Isn't conservative outrage becoming a rather pathetic over used concept already? They are going to stay in a constant indignant snit for the next eight excruciating months? Aren't they afraid it might get a little boring at the pity party?
C'mon, McCain is the most shameless "blatant opportunist" in American politics today! Haven't the conservative pundits and poobahs been pontificating endlessly about McCain's voluminous flip-flop list? If they are outraged now, what kind of emotional pinnical will they have to ascend to after McCain gets royally creamed in a debate?

Yeah, so conservatives are really outraged, what ever...Does anyone care any more?


Anonymous said...

From Engineer of Knowledge

Hello Microdot,
The DNC does not need to spend the time and money to come up with new ads discrediting McCain. All they have to do is use the old ones that Karl Rowe made up when McCain was “Swift Boated “by the RNC during the 1999 Presidential Primary Campaign. The RNC got very concerned when McCain was winning the primaries against Bush and it looked like McCain was going to win the Republican Primary. But not to worry though, the well oiled smear machine was started up again and had the word out that McCain was mentally unstable because of all of those years as a prisoner of war being tortured by the Viet Con. “You don’t want him for President, HE’S CRAZY!”

Should Dean use this same material to once again “Swift Boat” McCain, the RNC has absolutely no recourse condemning the information because it came from their own mouths. Problem solved!!

Now if the RNC had let nature take its course in 1999 and had McCain be the RNC Presidential Candidate, I think we would not be in this mess of Bushy Boy’s screw ups! But I guess they knew that the BIG PAYCHECKS to the Texas Good-Ol-Boys were going to come from the better RNC choice of the Kegger Organizing, Alcoholic / Coke Whore, Frat Boy. God Bless America!

steve said...

An optimist might look at the dichotomy between the RNC and McCain in 2000, and the RNC / McCain of today and see a golden opportunity to discredit smear propoganda operations in national elections.

Anonymous said...

From Engineer of Knowledge

Hello Steve,
Well stated.

mud_rake said...

So the Republican Party, the party of Willie Horton, "McCain's black child," "Come up and se me, Harold," and the swiftboating of Kerry think they are owed an apology.

Odd stuff; odd people.

microdot said...

Oh it's okay when they say shit, but if anyone else says it...
Sir, you has insulted mah mama's mama! A stain upon the lily white eschution of my ancestors blightless honor...why, sir, I am out-raged and flummoxed! I deeemand an aplogee in triplicate or we shall duel upon the banks of the river Styx at dawn....