Tuesday, October 7, 2008

hey, mccain campaign! any mud you can sling, i can sling back

The REAL no-spin zone is right here, folks. If the McCain campaign wants to go negative, the Obama campaign has plenty of ammo. Let's talk domestic terrorism*, shall we?

The McCain campaign, through the Pitbull-with-Lipstick, wants to bring up all sorts of exaggerations about Obama's connection to Bill Ayers, a man known for education reform and his ties to the Weatherman group (in the most simplist terms, it is a leftist movement known for bombing federal buildings during the 70s in protest of the Vietnam War). So, somehow Obama, who was 8 when these bombings happened and was certainly not in cohoots with them, is somehow tied to the Weatherman group because he worked with Ayers on education reform and happened to live 3 blocks from him in Chicago. Hmmm...that's quite the leap.

So, according to Palin, this indicates that Obama is "palling around with terrorists."

Let's take a Palin-like leap here and talk about domestic terrorists. When I hear domestic terrorists, I think Timothy McVeigh or Eric Rudolph (responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing and the Centennial Park bombing at the Atltanta Summer Games in 1996, respectively). You know what else Eric Rudolph bombed? Family planning clinics. He killed several innocent people with those bombs too. You know, 'real Americans'.

And how does McCain feel about violence against family planning clinics?

  • McCain voted against the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE), which makes it a crime to forcibly interfere with women's access to reproductive-health facilities.
  • McCain voted to allow perpetrators of violence or harassment at reproductive-health clinics to avoid paying the fines assessed against them for their illegal acts by declaring bankruptcy.
  • McCain said he opposed Colorado’s “Bubble Law,” which prohibited abortion protesters from getting within 8 feet of women entering clinics [Denver Post, 2/27/00]. The law was later upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
For sources and more examples of McCain's anti-choice record, check this out.

It's one thing to pal around with domestic terrorists who have since changed their ways and become community activists. It's a whole other thing to use the law to support domestic terrorists for the sake of pandering to your base.

*Also, this whole 'terrorism' crap Palin's spewing?  It's totally the politics of fear.  When will the GOP learn that voters are over that sh*t?


zipcode said...

Impressed with your domestic terrorist knowledge.

Unforunately the Weather Underground is almost just as famous as those two other idiots.

Both candidates are in the wrong

I applaud your post. These are the things I disagree on the McCain/Palin side - I know your shocked. :-) As you know I am Pro-Choice - that is just something has no business interfering with at all.

Rev. Don Spitz said...

Any coward who supports abortion has the blood of babies on their hands.

SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

media concepts said...

Too bad William Ayers isn't black. Then the GOP could post scary-looking pictures of Obama with another black bad guy. The problem with the GOP's personal attacks on Obama is that they don't match any current behavior by Obama. For example, Obama isn't promoting legislation to pardon terrorists. On the contrary, he's to the RIGHT of McCain on going after Osama bin Laden in bin Laden's suspected nest on the Pakistan side of the Afghanistan border.

Contrast that with the attacks against McCain for being cozy with lobbyists, and for being one of the Keating Five. These attacks ring true precisely because McCain's policy plans, especially extending Bush's tax cuts for the rich and for giving billions more in tax breaks to big oil, appear to be directly related to his being in bed with fat cat lobbyists.

anOCgirl said...

zipcode: thanks for the applause. unlike some republicans i know (*cough*Palin*cough), i take the time to do some research.

mr. spitz: oh please. you know what i consider hell? the last 8 years of you and your kind (the religious right) being in power. if you were so concerned about the unwanted babies being aborted, why don't you give a sh*t about them when they are born to mothers who are forced to raise them on their own? or mothers already on welfare who can't afford another mouth to feed? or how about adopting one of the many kids in foster care if this is so important to you?

look in the mirror and say this chant: i am a hypocrite. i support the party who would rather support millionaires and cut support to the needy. may God have mercy on my soul.

media concepts: yes, exactly. still, i think the connection between ayers and obama is quite the stretch. according to many reputable news sources, they hardly know each other.

and despite the keating five scandal is in the past, it is quite relevant today because of mccain's tax policy. so yes, i agree with you 100%.

Anonymous said...

Your retort to Mr. Spitz was, to say the least, fabulous.

Being a huge fan of gross exaggerations myself, I'd like to say that anyone who has crashed as many planes as John McCain is, among other things, pretty close to being a terrorist, and likely brain dead.