They just have to make it close enough to steal

(8 pm – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Sure, the media is obsessed with trashing Obama or Clinton, depending on the week or sound byte that can be taken out of context and twisted to insinuate that Democrats hate America or love terrorists or whatever other utter horseshit that they can conjure up to distract from the fact that John McCain is dangerous, or contradictory or just a flat out liar.

But the corporate media as well as McSame himself are just two pieces in a larger puzzle – the one to keep “The Base” happy and wealthy. We can hear lie after hyperbole after projection about how the Democrats are weak or that Hamas wants McCain to lose or that Osama secretly cast his ballot in 2004 for Kerry.

We know that is all nonsense – and that thankfully, many more Americans are waking up to that fact as well. And with a growing number of Americans thinking that the 2000, 2002 and 2004 elections were stolen, not to mention the US Attorney purge, the Justice Department’s gaming the system from the inside, illegal redistricting, illegal phone jamming, voter ID laws that serve to suppress likely Democratic voters and FEC Commissioners who have a history of illegal partisan voter suppression, it isn’t like there is ample evidence that republicans steal elections – and that is before you even get to the hanging chads”, questionable SCOTUS decisions and Diebold hacking.

 

By nearly all accounts, McCain is a horrific candidate and a horrible choice for President or Commander in Chief. His own party thinks he is crazy. The fundamentalist radical clerics who run his party don’t trust him. His voting record against the troops and veterans is astonishing. I could go on and on – of course, there is this picture, which says it all about McCain’s priorities during Hurricane Katrina:

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Even in a country that has as many racist and sexist idiots as this one, Obama or Clinton should kick the crap out of McCain in November, and his lack of inspiration down ticket should result in larger than normal gains for Democrats in Congress, even with the lack of a spine or complicity by too many in the current Congressional Majority. But frankly, none of that matters much if the truth about McCain gets repeated to enough people so that it won’t even be as close as it should be come November.

We know that all McSame has to do is grill up some ribs and the corporate media will treat him with kid gloves.. It will cover up the fact that he either doesn’t know the difference between al Qaeda Sunnis and Iran’s Shiites, or that he is lying about it. It will excuse the hate filled racist or bigoted remarks from those whose endorsement he chased. It will gloss over his very real ties to Charles Keating, while harping on some nonexistant tie between Obama and Rezko, or the nonstory that Whitewater should have been all along. It will talk incessantly about what Michelle Obama or Bill Clinton said while ignoring Cindy McCain’s stealing painkillers from a veterans charity. It will harp on Clinton’s tax return or Obama’s charitable contributions while allowing Cindy McCain to hide her fortune that is funding John’s entire political career.

Oh yeah, very few people actually like John McCain, want to vote for him or want to see him as President.

He is just the latest cog in the republican party corporate money war upward distribution of wealth machine and he must be stopped. He must continuously be exposed for the sham that he is. He must be exposed for the neoconservatives and lobbyists he surrounds himself with and the religious extremists who he panders to. His comments about not knowing much about the economy, about staying in Iraq for 100 years, for “bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran”.

He can’t get close enough to Obama or Clinton by November – he is so much worse than either of them on so many levels that a close race shouldn’t even be a consideration (even with each candidate’s flaws).

Now is the time to start hitting him hard, and consistently.

Forcefully and repeatedly.

There is no reason to wait – primary or no primary. Even after the Democrats get a nominee, the media won’t do nearly the job they should do.

The longer we wait, the closer the race will be. And we can’t let it get close enough that they can steal it for a 4th time in 8 years, and the third straight Presidential race.

 

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    • brobin on April 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Keep it loud and proud and don’t stop for anyone.

    Some people still have enough of their own mind remaining to realize that the time to attach McCain is now, and spending your time attacking H or O is time mis-spent.

    Ok, most won’t, but there are enough to get a kick start.

    😉

  1. Seemed like Howard Dean was trying to make the same point on Meet the Press this a.m. (and the show did run the new anti-McCain ad, which I enjoyed very much).  Mostly, what’s-his-name kept asking whether our candidates are destroying their chances…Dean kept saying that whoever doesn’t get the nomination needs to rally in support of whoever does.  And I think they will.  This is much bigger than ego, even if both of them do have large egos.

    brobin is also correct: most people here will agree with you.  How do we get the message out to the GOP?  As far as I can tell, the independent voters (who are not allowed to vote in primaries in PA) are so disgusted they will tilt Dem. this year–we need to swing the moderate GOP:  basically, Arlen Specter’s base.  (We ain’t gonna get Rick Santorum’s former base; and the fact that he’s out of office should tell us all something about how this purple state is leaning.)

    Any ideas?  Anybody?

  2. IMHO, (& as I’ve said before) one thing we can all do is to be this election’s town criers.  We can share with each other all the facts about how McCain has failed the troops, veterans, and the non-rich in America during his Senate career.  A “McCainopedia” of the very real failures of St. McCain would be a great resource of talking points to counter the media’s irrational hero-worship of McCain by the media, greater wingnuttia,  and the ignorant.  

    Then, we can tell our families, friends, neighbors, and the media, via e-mails and LTE’s that the facts don’t support their misguided “hero” worship.  

    The AFL-CIO’s “McCain Revealed:  The Briefing Book” is one great resource that shows that the “common man” McCain is a myth:  (Below are just a few excerpts about McCain’s position on: )

    The Economy:  “…Claims our Economy is fundamentally strong & we’re not headed for a recession…(McCain) Didn’t show up in the Senate to vote on a stimulus package that failed by one vote…”

    “McCain’s Healthcare plan would:  Tax your healthcare benefits…Lead employers to cut benefits…fail to cut costs or cover more people…”

    Trade:  “Voted for NAFTA, CAFTA…voted to give bush ‘Fast Track’ authority to pass more bad trade deals…Voted to outsource federal contracts overseas…”

    Retirement:  “Supports privatizing social security…Voted to raise Medicare Age…Voted to raid Social Security funds…Voted against protecting seniors from higher medicare payments…”

    Of course, Clammyc has done a great job of documenting How McCain (Doesn’t) support the troops

    McCain has provided a huge amount of damning evidence that his halo is tarnished.  What we can do is to brush up on it all, and inform as many people as we can about how McCain has failed them and their families personally in the issues that matter the most to them.  Then we can inform them of the Democratic candidate’s positions on these issues–because we know the media isn’t going to do it.

  3. Will the final destruction of America be carried out with left leaning Satanic memes or right leaning Satanic memes!

    • OPOL on April 28, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Well done clammy.

  4. getting the american people to look the other way……..

    • OPOL on April 28, 2008 at 3:04 am

    The question is will the Democrats allow it (and I’m afraid we all know the answer).

    • on April 28, 2008 at 8:17 am

  5. FWIW:  Just another “under the radar” scary McCainism, this one about his ignorant, neoconnish, foreign policy- War and Piece reports:

    “…On March 26, McCain gave a speech on foreign policy in Los Angeles that was billed as his most comprehensive statement on the subject. It contained within it the most radical idea put forward by a major candidate for the presidency in 25 years. Yet almost no one noticed…”

    “…In his speech McCain proposed that the United States expel Russia from the G8, the group of advanced industrial countries. Moscow was included in this body in the 1990s to recognize and reward it for peacefully ending the cold war on Western terms, dismantling the Soviet empire and withdrawing from large chunks of the old Russian Empire as well. McCain also proposed that the United States should expand the G8 by taking in India and Brazil-but pointedly excluded China from the councils of power…”

    “…What McCain has announced is momentous-that the United States should adopt a policy of active exclusion and hostility toward two major global powers. It would reverse a decades-old bipartisan American policy of integrating these two countries into the global order, a policy that began under Richard Nixon (with Beijing) and continued under Ronald Reagan (with Moscow). It is a policy that would alienate many countries in Europe and Asia who would see it as an attempt by Washington to begin a new cold war…

    Ah, the stuff McCain’s dreams are made of–“a new cold war”… Hello?  “News” Media?  

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