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McCain Web Ad Mocks Obama as 'The One'

Updated 3:55 p.m.
By Juliet Eilperin
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Openly mocking Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as having a Messiah complex, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) launched a new attack ad today making fun of his opponent as "The One."

The Web commercial, which compares Obama to both Jesus and Moses, opens with the narrator intoning in a prophetic voice, "It shall be known that in 2008 the world will be blessed. They will call him 'The One.'" The parody features clips with Obama employing his loftiest rhetoric, including "A nation healed, a world repaired" in one speech and "We are the ones we've been waiting for" in another.

"And he has anointed himself, ready to carry the burdens of the world," the narrator continues, as the screen is bathed in gauzy light before it flashes on the screen Obama's recent comment, "I have become a symbol of America returning to his best traditions."

"He can do no wrong," the voice continues. "Can you see the light?"

The ad then cuts to Obama telling an audience, "A light will shine down from somewhere. It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany and you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack."

"And the world shall receive his blessings," the announcer says, as a shot of Charleston Heston's Moses parting the Red Sea from the 1956 movie "The Ten Commandments" appears, replaced in quick succession by the pseudo-presidential seal Obama's campaign unveiled a few weeks ago.

"Barack Obama may be 'The One,'" the narrator asks in closing. As an image of the Oval Office flashes on the screen, he adds, "but is he ready to lead?"

McCain spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace told reporters aboard the senator's campaign plane that the ad was aimed at assuring Republicans that the presumptive Democratic nominee was overhyped.

"There is a really important message to our troops that we're in this thing and we're doing just fine," she said. "It's an e-mail to fire up our supporters and make sure they understand the contrast, that Barack Obama stands up in front of tens of thousands, is nothing to be intimidated by."

She emphasized that reporters should understand the joke implicit in the ad: "There is an important role for humor in political campaigns. All of us standing here would slit our wrists if it wasn't for that."

But when asked if McCain and his aides believe Obama has a Messiah complex, Wallace would not dismiss the idea. "Well, we leave that up to people to draw their conclusions," she responded.

Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan dismissed the ad as a juvenile stunt.

"It's downright sad that on a day when we learned that 51,000 Americans lost their jobs, a candidate for the presidency is spending all of his time and the powerful platform he has on these sorts of juvenile antics," he said in a statement. "Senator McCain can keep telling everyone how 'proud' he is of these political stunts which even his Republican friends and advisors have called'childish', but Barack Obama will continue talking about his plan to jumpstart our economy by giving working families $1,000 of immediate relief."

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Comments

This is just a beginning.. best is yet to come.. even better in october ..Waiting for more fun... Obama guy is a con artist.. as some one said His character and associations are dangerous for this country.

Posted by: Mat | August 4, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow. McCain must be in really deep trouble if this is the best he can come up with. I find it really pathetic that he is essentially attacking Obama for being too popular, too charismatic, too enlightened. McCain's video is typical of the kind of empty rhetorical junk food that Republicans feed a country hungry for real change. McCain must think his supporters are pretty stupid.

Posted by: Jesse | August 4, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

But Nixon's the One!

Posted by: Ellen | August 4, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Folks, major issues with obama is his Character and associations.

set aside other issues like inexperienced, anti-american wife etc.

He does not have any solutions to issues. No way "Inflate your tires" would buy him votes.. we understand lot of you folks are paid to blog for him but we just ignore your comments as we know its of no value :)

Posted by: Sasa | August 4, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

With this ad it seems like Rev. Parsley and Hagee rubbed off on Mccain. Mccain should be ashamed of himself. Religion should be left out of politics especially if its being used this way. Its just disrespectful to all religious people. Very distasteful for a presidential candidate. Mccain has shown his true colors. Very bad, very bad.

Posted by: Deloris | August 4, 2008 2:56 AM | Report abuse

Mccain is the con artist. He has no respect for religion if he did he wouldn't thought twice with this ad. What an Anti Christ Mccain is. He never speaks about religion nor goes to church. Mccain is the Anti-Christ. Keep Anti christ Mccain out of the White House.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2008 2:54 AM | Report abuse

If Mccain can compare Obama to Moses that shows you how much respect he has for religious goers. Mccain doesn't speak about religion nor does he goes to church and for him to disrespect religion and belief is just disgusting. Mccain is a disgrace. Mccain doesn't deserve to be president. He is totally out of touch with the American people and our values and morals. He's just an old grumpy war monger that should never step into the White House. No Mcshame.

Posted by: lisa | August 4, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

What about the dollar Bill Mccain put Obama face to in June. Maybe thats what Obama was talking about. It wasn't mention on your blog at all. "Not even Kathy Hilton who called Mccain's ads a waste of his supporters money and time." Why would Mccain disrespect his supporters and inject their daughter into a political campaign. Thats very disrespectful now they have to hear their daughter called all kinds of names after giving Mccain $ 4,600. dollars in support of his candidacy. Mccain is an idiot and he shows no respect for people and he's arrogant and lacks judgement. He deserves Britney, Paris, and Obama an apology. Those poor girls have problems of their own.

Posted by: Terry | August 4, 2008 2:46 AM | Report abuse

Just watch, you'll look back after Obama wins the white House, and see it was this Britney,Paris,Moses gaffe which lost McCain the election.
Obama will widen a double digit lead that McCain never closes.
For a quicker preview than November, check how OObama's fundraising spikes in August.

Posted by: mark | August 4, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

When the McCain fans here, see within 2 weeks a MAJOR restructuring of McCain's campaign staff, and anyone who's fingerprints are on these retarded attack ads is sent to the John Hagee-Phil Graham black hole...it'll be me you hear laughing my a$$ off.
Then you'll realise what a HUGE gaffe this entire week was, and how your decrepit old candidate goes out with a wimper.

Posted by: mark | August 4, 2008 12:58 AM | Report abuse

McCain,

Get over it your time has past. One should not throw stones if one lives in a glass house. Why not get a fresh and original person. Someone who has not traded in his first wife for one albiet younger and richer nevertheless a drug addict--
And should we forget the Keating incident we find McCain in bed with the powerful lobbyist
And should we forget that McCain refurses to raise taxes on oil companies like Exxon whose reported earning were close to 12 billion dollars
And should we forget that McCain has Sen. Liberman attached to his hip to whispers the correct answers in his ear because his head is apparently empty.

Mr. McCain, I thought you were a nice, even though I would never have voted for you but I did have respect for you because of the service you have this country. It is so unfortunate that you find yourself in bed with the Devil himself Carl Rove and a basket of negative campaign ads

You will not get to heaven for being a great big ole liarer.

Liarer, Liarer shame on you because you are not even a nice senior citizen but a demented old man whose time is up!

Posted by: Azora | August 3, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have been playing very heavily on this kind of thing. To what purpose? To scare the uninformed faithful into thinking that Obama has really said any of these things? Conservatives have characterized him in malicious and mocking manner as "Messiah," "Redeemer," "Jesus," "Christ," Christ-like," "Christ-like Messiah," "The One," etc. But it's said with a satanic mocking sneer. All of this is from conservative articles I've read online. Obama has never claimed such stuff.

I hope Americans will recognize this as an incredibly ugly, false and malicious use of religion to malign an opponent. I've just not seen it this "public" before. It's time to totally repudiate this kind of campaigning by totally repudiating John McCain.

Posted by: GaryL1 | August 3, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Yes there is a lower road.. that will lead you to Obama's pastor for 20 years Wright... :). Judging by What one does and says.. Obama will get a poor mark because of his Lies.. deception anf flip flops as well as his relationships with Radicals such as wright, sharpton, jackson, Rezko, Auchi, Khalidi, Farakhan... list goes on..

Posted by: Mark | August 3, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I judge people by what the do and say. John McCain used Jesus Christ in a profane and disgusting manner just to make political points. If there is a lower road than that I don't know what it is.

Posted by: Roy in Charlotte | August 3, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain likes to tellus his attack ads are humorous, hope he can take what he dishes out.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brad-miskell/mccain-and-paris-hilton-c_b_116163.html

http://www.dickipedia.org/dick.php?title=Cindy_McCain

Posted by: mark | August 3, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I liked this add and its really funny and obama looks more like his 20 years old racist pastor Wright :)

Posted by: Ernie | August 3, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain is just exposing what obama has been telling innocent people so that people are not fooled by Obama con artist "Light will come down and shower?" :) what a fool!

Are you offended with Hussein Obama's 20 years pastor Wright for cruzifying Jesus and spreading hatred against this great country of America? Are you angry at Farrakhan obama's mentor?

Posted by: Dave | August 3, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

John McCain thinks it is okay to use Jesus Christ as a political tool. I do not. The ad should be offensive to all genuine people of faith; in fact, to anyone with any kind of moral fiber.

Posted by: Roy in Charlotte | August 3, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Prayers to lord to do what is best for this country be it McCain or Obama. Keep this country Safe and secure and prosperous.

Posted by: Tom | August 3, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

What matters is "Character" of the guy who wants to be a president of our nation. We do not know anything about Obama yet. Only thing that we know is his Anti-American moron wife, 20 years radical pastor Wright, His association with Rezko, Friends with Ayers, Auchi, Khilidi and other radicals like Malcom X.

Who knows what are his values? His biograpy is also in the same radical lines.

He does not have anything in his resume as accomplishments. Forget folks like us, His supporter Senator from Texas could not list a single senate accomplishments on national TV.

We have various economic issues but "thank God" we are safe in this beautiful country "America".

We all have seen now his wife has nothing good to say about America but to downgrade it on every occassion she opens her mouth. She fails to note that America is the greatest country in the world.

We can deal with tough times and we will eventually get through this successfully.

"Inflate your tires" is his "solution" for sky rocketed gas price crisis. :) Is he a fool to think no one has ever thought about this.

Serious Question is "Are we ready to take risk of having radical issues in our society?"

Look at what is happening around the world in UK, France, Australia, radical Islamists are intimidating the common public.. Look at Asia, There isn't a single democracy other than India and Due to the week muslim apeasing government policies, "Islamic Terrorists" brutally bombing down the common working class people in major cities there. Middle East, except Israel and couple of other countries, all the are bullied under dectators and radical groups and I do not have to mention of Africa as you all know about uncontrolled violence and killings there.

Friends, we are living in dangerous time and again the serious Question is "Are we willing to take chance with Inexperienced, unknown candidate?" Can we afford to risk national security? I am not sure about you but for me, its scary to think of such a weak guy in the oval office.

Posted by: Tom | August 3, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

What matters is "Character" of the guy who wants to be a president of our nation. We do not know anything about Obama yet. Only thing that we know is his Anti-American moron wife, 20 years radical pastor Wright, His association with Rezko, Friends with Ayers, Auchi, Khilidi and other radicals like Malcom X.

Who knows what are his values? His biograpy is also in the same radical lines.

He does not have anything in his resume as accomplishments. Forget folks like us, His supporter Senator from Texas could not list a single senate accomplishments on national TV.

We have various economic issues but we are safe in this part of the world. We can deal with tough times and we will eventually get through this successfully.

"Inflate your tires" is his "solution" for sky rocketed gas price crisis. :) Is he a fool to think no one has ever thought about this.

Serious Question is "Are we ready to take risk of having radical issues in our society?"

Look at what is happening around the world in UK, France, Australia, radical Islamists are intimidating the common public.. Look at Asia, There isn't a single democracy other than India and Due to the week muslim apeasing government policies, "Islamic Terrorists" brutally bombing down the common working class people in major cities there. Middle East, except Israel and couple of other countries, all the are bullied under dectators and radical groups.

Friends, we are living in dangerous time and again the serious Question is "Are we willing to take chance with Inexperienced, unknown candidate?" Can we afford to risk national security? I am not sure about you but for me, its scary to think of such a weak guy in the oval office.

Posted by: Tom | August 3, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Obama can be kindly and humor Grampy McCain and his equally befuddled old old buddy Joe Lieberman. Pat each on their heads, and say,"God Love em, it's so sad they mutter at everyone they meet, "he reminds me of Moses, and he reminds me of Moses, and he reminds me of Moses."

Posted by: mark | August 3, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove's accolyte succeeded in diminishing McCain from maverick to same old same old generic REPIG.

THIS time that LOSES, voters won't just say No to McCain, they'll say OH H*LL NO!

Posted by: mark | August 2, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

There is an ad on U-Tube paid for by the McCain campaign that morphs Benejamin Franklin's picture on the 100 dollar bill to Obama's ,posted since June 30th.I guess Obama was right about the race issue.

Posted by: joseph marcucilli | August 2, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame that the entire comparison is invalid because neither Jesus nor Moses claimed to be the messiah.

They claimed to be leaders. Other people deified them. COUGH PAUL COUGH

Posted by: Copernicus | August 2, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

It seems McCain likes to talk about character and patriotism. I wonder why he hasn't disclosed his PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) diagnosis and won't mention the fact that he attempted suicide while in captivity in Vietnam. There are some real questions about his ability to deal with stress. The inability to control anger is a common trait of PTSD and his attempted suicide indicates a significant lapse in sound judgment. There is also the question about his cooperating with his Communist captors. Other POWs said his John McCain was known as 'Song Bird". It is estimated he made 32 separate Communist Propaganda statements. The term "Manchurian Candidate" has also come up on a few occasions. Then there is Kemper Marley, a well known Mob Boss with very close ties with John Hensley, Cindy McCain's father. Seems John Hensley was amply rewarded for "Taking a Fall" for Mr. Marley. It is one thing to question another persons character, it is another to be one who is lacking it. John McCain is lacking it.

Posted by: Alonzo M | August 2, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Why does John McCain hate Jesus so much? As a Christian I am deeply offended.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The Moses ad is aimed at the teeny tiny itsy bitsy lunatic fringe of the Christian Reich, who save all year and take their children to a Creationist Museum, (the folks who watched the Flintstones and thought it was a documentary.)
McHuckabee is flushing his campaign down the internet TUBES with BOTH HANDS.

Posted by: mark | August 2, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I love this video. Good job folks. :) Hillarious and point well noted.

Posted by: Dave | August 2, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm saddened by John McCain's decision to allow his campaign to become trite. The man has been acting like a child lately. He is embarrassing himself.

We need an adult in the White House. John appears willing to take himself out of that category.

Posted by: David | August 2, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA FOR ANTI-CHRIST 08

Posted by: Matt | August 2, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

whew! what's that stench?

McFLOPSWEAT

if anyone needs a belly laugh, go read dickipedia Cindy McCain page,
http://www.dickipedia.org/dick.php?title=Cindy_McCain
multi-millionaire pill popper also known as "pillionaires"

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I see racial slur both from blacks and whites. I see political slams from both Republicans and Democrats. I see a complete lack of intelligence from many. It all makes me wonder if Brother Adrian wasn't right when he said, "Perhaps, just perhaps God is going to allow us to elect a president we deserve".

Posted by: The Fat Man | August 2, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama has a positive self message but no negative mccain message. Mccain has no positive self message, but has hit upon a negative obama message.

Who will win? Your bet is as good as mine, but I believe that in head-to-head debates on McCain's "strength" - foreign affairs - Obama will outdebate him. McCain's character as the fighter/independent crusader (that many americans know and respect) will be recast as a belligerent hawk by Obama's debate tactics, as Obama brings up multnation efforts and McCain brings up more shock and awe.

I like both of these candidates. But McCain's advisory team really takes a dim view of the average Joe. The executive office is really about who you pick to man your high positions. Just contrast the performances within GWK's 8 years: Gonzalez vs Ashcroft, Rumsfeld v Gates, Thompson v Leavitt. Nevermind Cheney.

So who do you think McCain is going to name to his cabinet postings once elected? Do you think he's going to magically STOP thinking the average American is a nitwit? If he's won based on these people's advice, its going to be payback time and he's going to be subject to even more of their influence.

I'm a devout Christian and young 30 something GOP member. But I'm ordering an Obama sign today.

Posted by: Warren | August 2, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

This may look like kooky humor to many viewers, but there is a clear subtext aimed at evangelical Christians:

"Obama is the Antichrist!"

Read Marc Ambinder's post at The Atlantic:

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/hal_lindsey_lives_and_associat.php

Pop theologian Hal Lindsey is making a similar claim. I don't think McCain believes this -- but he is riling up the fundamentalists by hinting at it.

Posted by: Max | August 2, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

It amazes me that there are people praising these crazy ads McCain is making. These are really lame. As waste of time.

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the critique of Obama. But is this really a difnified way of going after an opponent?

I'm so fed up with both of these candidates that I'm going to have a really hard time voting.

Posted by: Charles | August 2, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

many of you people have some real problems. if you like this ad, then you are as ignorant as the republicans want you to be. congratulations on ruining a perfectly good country with your ignorance and intolerance.

turn the White House black.

Posted by: seth | August 2, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Light will come down and shower upon you?" :) Hilarious.. from somewhere? :)

"One we were waiting for" :) rediculous

He sounds more like his 20 years pastor Wright in this video.

This man is a real con artist.

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Excellent work Mccain camp. This shows how foolish are Obama supporters to believe his "Just words" and dance in tune. Poor folks do not know that once the elections are over, he is not going to care about them and even prays only for his family and black community :)

Posted by: jon | August 2, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

McCain and his campaign understands the voters are clearly upset with the state of Nation and its affairs. When comparing the candidates on the issues challenging America, Sen Obama has commanding lead over Sen McCain. Given these facts McCain has decided to try and Smear Obama with lies & distortions. McCain fearing a loss has decided to throw Decency, Integrity & Issues under the bus. I guess McCain believes " If you can''t dazzle the voters with your Brilliance, Baffle them with B-ll S--t". This is a very bad year to be a Republican Politician, It is so bad that the Republican leadership is telling their House & Senate candidates to campaign against the GOP if they hope to get elected. Let''s face it, McCain has Buzzard Luck , Can't kill nothing and nothing will die."

The Good Ole Party are devoid of ideas or Leadership!

Posted by: Elitist | August 2, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Two days ago Obama stated that inflating tires and tuning your car will offset drilling for oil.

Today the latest buzz is that he is now open to compromise on drilling whatever that means since he never gives a straight answer on any question. I guess his party is getting the message. How will his new stance play out with his hard core climate change supporters?

It will not help. He will again be shown as a politician without principal. The moderates he is courting will see him as a panderer and his core base will see him as losing his principles. When you back yourself into a corner with so many issues and then change abruptly voters see what your about and the trust element is gone. How can you believe a man that stands for everything and stands for nothing

Posted by: ziggy1 | August 2, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff. Humorous yet it makes a point. The sublimical message Obama sends out is in concert with this ad. By his own rhetoric he he leaves himself open. If nothing else it shows the McCain campaign is alive. Keep it up old timer

Posted by: ziggy1 | August 2, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Shame on you Old Man River! This borders on blasphemy!

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted by: The Franchise | August 2, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

who is God? don't give biblic rethoric. was not Jesus a man, who was a revolutionary of change for his community. His actions been admired and followed by many and trascended through the times. He may have been our true first revolutionary leader against government oppresions (was not peaceful communism born this way?), and follow by his followers. scriptures (or books written by men) stated that Jesus did not own anything, because he gave everything to his community. Can you imagen Barack Obama as our savior given all his belongings and savings to the community and live with scarse means day by day, with two children and a wife while he preaches at Capitol Hill toward his next possible job assignement. If he gets elected, the job will pay a $$$$$$$$$$$ dollars per year,increasing his own self government power, ambitions and having Obama's Force one at his dispotition, while every one of us fight to get cheaper gas in our cars. NO, I don't think he is the one. The One who is going to give my hard earning dollars to ilegal immigrants for healthcare who are not supporting the economy. I think that MCcaine has gone over the board trying to portrait him in this way.
As interesting this campaign is, I am finding myself away from this candidate, and almost away from MCcaine if he continously spend more money in these silly Jokes. Though it was funny!

Posted by: Past Democrat | August 2, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

down with united state of israwil paradigm

Posted by: galimi | August 2, 2008 5:44 AM | Report abuse

How can the WAPO allow such racism in these posts?

If the posters here are indicative of the voting public, America is going to fall and rot in it's own filth in 2009. Better start learning Mandarin or Cantonese. You're going to need it.

Posted by: Patti | August 2, 2008 4:36 AM | Report abuse

Are republicans so chickenscared that they can't just come right out and call him the antichrist? B/c they might as well do that - they are all whispering it, my dad says his preacher is preaching that (and that's a 1500 member congregation...) NOw this?
This is insane - this is juvenile, this is scary, fear mongering, going to make all the fundy's hysterial - this is not good for America.

Has John McCain lost his mind?

Posted by: Hadriana | August 2, 2008 4:18 AM | Report abuse

HE'S A N1GGER!!!

Posted by: Milton H. | August 2, 2008 3:45 AM | Report abuse

The Christian Science Monitor, July 16, 2007

Obama's message of faith and his ties to a controversial pastor have not been without pitfalls, analysts say.

But "the positives outweigh the negatives," says Professor Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago Divinity School, who is a member of Trinity but not affiliated with the Obama campaign. "I think he is one of the biggest threats to the Republican Party and their campaign, because he has seized the religious discursive ground. No Democratic candidate since Jimmy Carter has been able to do that."

http://brianakira.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/obama-unfamiliar-with-the-truth/

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0716/p01s01-uspo.html

Posted by: Akira | August 2, 2008 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Wow, change is good! Democrats and Liberals, here is your official warning:

From what I've gathered he's about these changes thus far:

BEFORE: The 20,000 troop surge in Iraq will not help but make things worse.
- Stated 2007

AFTER Success: A surge of 30,000 troop surge would increase security and reduce violence.
- Stated 2008

BEFORE: Iran is not a serious threat.

AFTER: Iran is a very very serious threat.

BEFORE: No offshore oil drilling.

AFTER: Yes, we need offshore oil drilling.

BEFORE: 20yr veteran of a Black Liberation Theological Church.

AFTER: Leaves and dis-owns beliefs of the church ONLY after scrutiny from the public.

BEFORE: Be-friended known terrorist/anti-patriot Bill Ayers

AFTER: Oh wait, he still hasn't changed his stance on him yet.

I think Barack has the dictionary meaning of 'change' down quite well.

Perhaps I could offer a desperately needed dictionary meaning of the word, 'liar':

"A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood."

Come on, please... We can only hope his next change will be de-nouncing his preposterous run for office.

Given his track record of flip-flopped statements, we may be in luck.

Posted by: Jared S. | August 2, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

How does demeaning the greatest leader in all of judism for a sleazy political ad sell in Miami? NYC? Jerusalem?

Notice the big tough McSame decided to smear Judism, because if he'd done the same to Muhammad there'd be a fatwa on grampy's head.

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 2:30 AM | Report abuse

McHuckabee teaches the simple folks about Moses...the very very VERY SIMPLE folks.

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: rtfanning | August 2, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

mccain is taking slugs no pun intended

Posted by: Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

For those of you commenting on Obama's flip flopping, you might want to do some research before you make yourselves sound any more ignorant: He NEGOTIATED and said he would be fine with a COMPROMISE. I know these words are unfamiliar to many conservative spoiled brat Americans who, like Pres. Bush, refuse to reevaluate or allow anything but their own wishes. But Obama said he still doesn't like the idea of drilling, he is willing, though, to compromise so that both sides can get some of what they want. WHAT A NOVEL IDEA!!! Not being a stubborn arse?!?! It could take some getting used to. And he put limitations on where and how much he was OK with, and said that we'll have to see if the drilling will actually have the impact conservatives say it will (especially since, from my understanding, it takes at least 5 years to set up and start up an off shore drill--so no reduced gas prices until they're up and running).

Oh, yeah, and one last thing about flip-flopping...McCain flip flopped on his OWN immigration reform bill as soon as he went under a little party pressure. We're talking about the bill HE HIMSELF was heading up, pushing for!
Those in glass houses....

Posted by: Kerstin | August 2, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Republicans OWN CheneyBush, and in 2008 you LOSE!

btw. McBush has morphed to McCheney...meaner and nastier than the generic Repig.

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

The BEST answer to McCain's LOW ROAD campaign, crafted by his Karl Rove minnion, is another check to Obama's campaign.

Money talks, BS walks

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

When asked about McCain's mental stability, the doctor said, "Holy Moses!"

Posted by: mark | August 2, 2008 12:52 AM | Report abuse

McCain was "the ONE" when he returned from Hanoi Hilton,,,then he DUMPED his disabled disfigured wife and three kids....Nancy Reagan made sure Johnny would never be thought of as "the ONE"...again.

Posted by: Mark | August 2, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

Wake up America!! Don't drink the koolaid.


To see the real Obama, go to :

www.larrysinclair0926.com

Posted by: Tennisfan | August 2, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

and so i ask...why would Obama make a GREAT President that would leave a legacy to the next generation? what will his legacy be?

Posted by: bigdaddy | August 1, 2008 11:04 PM

Obama will reestablish the foreign policy objective that the use of force must only be undertaken when the national interest is threatened. Unless we are directly threatened , to initiate such an attack will require the contribution of forces from other developed countries and token troops do not count.

In economic policy there will be the abandonment of the disproved theory that stimulating the economy by tax advantaging capital rather than workers actually works. In other words education at the public school and college level will be supported by the federal government. There will be more involvement in retraining workers for the changing economy.

There will be a new emphasis on rebuilding infrastructure and alternative energy sources. Rather than directing money to the wealthy and hope that the rest benefit, the money will be directed to the industries which we know will create the new jobs.

If Obama can make those changes I think that this country will again prosper and our foreign policy will again advantage us rather than creating more powerful enemies.

I think that is as much as we could hope for in four years, don't you?

Posted by: Gator-ron | August 2, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

if you were as versed in the Bible as you pretend to be, you would know that anyone that doesnt beleive in the one true God and take Jesus as theie Savior is going to burn in Hell.

Posted by: Biloxi Blues | August 1, 2008 11:07 PM

It is only a small point, but the Old Testament is the Bible, not the New. The above is your interpretation of the New Testament but not everyones. Did you know that Muslims have a similar belief: The one true God is God. That must give you a sense of comfort.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

I had every intention of voting for McCain. I normally only vote for Republicans, but I'm thinking I need to take a look at the Independents in this election b/c I am NOT voting for Obama. This is probably the stupidest move by the McCain campaign. He should fire anyone who was involved in the creation of this ad. They should take it down immediately and apologize for their lack of sense. It just pretty much handed the presidency to the Democrats.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of Bush's influence in the Republican Party. Send a message to Republican leaders, vote for Barr.

The Republican Party should be able to attract a retired couple that depend on the stock market to provide income to supplement social security. Personal liberty is important to us. We do not like large government projects like this housing bill.

Deficits do count. Taxes are important but not as important as deficits.

After this election if Obama wins, there will be a shakeup of the Republican Party and a shift to a more centrist position. Filibusters will be used more discriminately and Republicans who are willing to work with the opposition will be elected.

A candidate like Sen Smith in OR would normally be appealing. Not this year. The Republicans must get rid of the vestiges of Bush. Then they will be ready to attract independents such as myself. What the Republican Party has done in the last 8 years will hurt this country for at least one presidential cycle and probably two.

Posted by: Ronnn | August 1, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

" ... is going to burn in Hell"

We non-believers aren't going to hell, since it only exists in YOUR paradigm.

Have a nice (after)life.

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 1, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

if you were as versed in the Bible as you pretend to be, you would know that anyone that doesnt beleive in the one true God and take Jesus as theie Savior is going to burn in Hell. Tell me, when was Barack baptized into Christ? He wasnt.

Posted by: Biloxi Blues | August 1, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse


"Obama is about change."

Yep, it was off-shore oil drilling today. The man has snookered the democrats.


Posted by: Billw | August 1, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Vegas...so why would Obama be great as a President? try not to put down McCain in giving a reason or quote the Bible to me. Her has no policy of his own and has flip flopped on oil drilling offshore to help lower gas prices...lol.

OBI - 1 -----> you proved my point, he has no experience and we will be attacked again with him in office....and what will he do then? call the cook county clerks office and ask for the cops who capture the blues brothers...give me a break, he isnt even qualified to be Cabinet member?

Posted by: bigdaddy | August 1, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Ho-hum ... so it's John or Barack

Toss a coin, or just say "What the fock?"

Tweedledee, Tweedledum

What a joke it's become

We're between a hard place and a rock

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama is about change. His experience in the state legislature helped us here bring transparency and he once visited several countries in Europe and Africa. His experience in politics is limited but i trust him to negotaite with North Korea, Russia, Chavez, Saudi Arabia. He will help our country from everyone hating us.

Posted by: OBI - 1 | August 1, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama's certainly the best man for the job of being President of the USA, especially after seeing this. Is McCain crazy? I'm not being funny, but he really sounds like he needs to be committed. He doesn't sound fit to lead releasing something and agreeing with something like this video. This is blasphemy! An abomination to God and all those who believe. Who does John McCain think he is to be playing with God? Obama is a man, and Obama knows it and so do we. McCain needs to have his head checked. And you know what? What if the Messiah was actually here? Why would McCain be mocking the Son of God? What would he think he could do against the All Mighty? Compare the Messiah to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. God doesn't like ugly and McCain is showing that he isn't just running a negative campaign, but he is showing that he is Anti-Christ with this video. As Christians, we shouldn't mock anything Holy, not Jesus, God, etc. As Christians, if you are a true believer, you're taught not to bear false witness, lie, sit in judgement, or throw stones. So, does McCain think he's Jesus or something? Because Jesus didn't even treat the adultress this bad in the Bible. I don't like McCain, and I don't even want to stand next to him for fear of something happening with an ad like this. You don't play with God and certainly not to win an election. He'll do anything to win, apparently he just sold his soul to the devil. And if McCain wants to really get real about the Bible...it says the Anti-Christ will have a head wound, McCain has one...he suffered a head wound. Maybe that's what's wrong with him. He is clearly not fit to lead this country. I haven't seen atheists put out an ad so hateful to God. This is further than low, John McCain has just entered Hell, and the devil is waiting for him.

Posted by: Vegas | August 1, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

and so i ask...why would Obama make a GREAT President that would leave a legacy to the next generation? what will his legacy be?

try not to answer by putting down mccain or bush or republicans. this is your chance to talk about WHY Obama will be great.

big daddy standing by...

Posted by: bigdaddy | August 1, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse


karela:
"Obama has gotten it right over and over"

Yeah, but he has to flip-flop to do it, just like today's position on off-shore oil drilling. What a clown.

Posted by: Billw | August 1, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

he does remind me of someone who was a profound orator.

someone people of all ages wanted to follow.

someone like....

wait for it....


david koresh.

Posted by: bigdaddy | August 1, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

With any luck, the McCain campaign is going to be sued for copyright violations on this one.

As to his question; Is Obama ready to lead? The answer is a resounding yes! Obama has gotten it right over and over and the only thing McCain has to offer is endless war. "There will be many wars, my friends, many wars." John McCain in the spring of 2008

Posted by: karela | August 1, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse


fletc3her:
"This ad is offensive. It mocks people of faith. apologizes for this ad soon."

Listen to Obama at the end. The ad is just about Obama's own mockery, where he sounds like a Preacher in the pulpit, extolling his being chosen. The ad actually is about Obamas arrogant portrayal of his self-appointed importance. Another example - his premature victory lap around the world. I say GO MCCAIN!!! The honeymoon with Obama is over.


Posted by: Billw | August 1, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

dave - you're right, of course.

As to sustained hissy fits (non-candidate), the Hillary-heads are putting on one for the books.

;)

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 1, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

He is the one. The chosen one that will bring a balance to the force.

Posted by: MaceWindu | August 1, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, when was the last time a presidential candidate launched such a sustained and embarrassing hissy fit -- much less on purpose?

Posted by: davestickler | August 1, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

What this nation of whiners really needs is a president who knows how to whine and act like a petulant child. And that president is John McCain.

Posted by: davestickler | August 1, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

god made all things, right, including humor?

At least Christians are comfortable enough in their religion that they can take considerable flak about it.

Not like the dreary Moslems.

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 1, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Seriously?

I have two girls in middle school, and McCain paid good money to throw a hissy fit over his jealousy?

That's not fiscally conservative.

And it's also stupid.

Bob Barr 2008.

The Republicans deserve to lose.

Posted by: kevin | August 1, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

O.k. y'all....
The comparison of Irish ancestry Senator O'bama to a biblical leader, Moses; And paralelling Moses experienced liberation of the jews from Egyptian lordship to Obama's proclamation's {which are echoes of Liberation Theology(1)} and lack of leadership experience(2) is Funny(3).

Concerning the Irish heritage, An Irishman killed my grandfather, so I have a bias against all ill-mannered, snaggle-toothed whiskey-steeped, non-protestant, filandering, foul-mouthed, 50-cent piece occupant of the obverse, ... Pardon me I digressed.
I don't like O'bama, because he is Irish. So I must disqualify myself from the debate or discussion.

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_theology
2 http://www.nysun.com/national/obamas-experience-becomes-a-big-debating-point/49291/
3 http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=off&pwst=1&defl=en&q=define:funny&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title

Posted by: Andy | August 1, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Jesus is real he is not a joke and not to be joked with. If you have any respect at all for Jesus Chrst and GODS Holy word you all will stop the mockery immediately ask for public forgiveness I am a christian and I am offended by by this matter shame on you all. Don't forget that the great I am sent Moses, and Moses won in the end.

Posted by: Faye | August 1, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God...

'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

Obamunism is coming


Posted by: rtfanning | August 1, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Jake - it's an interesting site, though I think some of the comparisons are a bit of a stretch [3 days; Tank and Dozer]. Still, I grant the parallels are interesting. Ah well, we're getting a little far afield here.

I wondered if you'd make the Rocky II comparison. By that measure, shouldn't McCain have run in 2004?

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

BB:

If you won't believe me: http://awesomehouse.com/parallels.html

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Rewhip - that's just slimy. I'm sure you've got a big future in politics.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

As for The Matrix and Jesus -- yes, there was a lot of Karma cr*p thrown in too, but hello, TRINTY, need I say more? Being the worst third-part of a Trilogy, you must have never seen RoboCop III.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

for those with "eyes", let them "see"...

if you don't know what is happening, let me tell you...
they pushed the auto-play button, sending subliminal images and messages to command us how to think, who to choose.....

something must have been wrong with us to have chosen George Bush... TWICE !
brainwashed, some say.
Indoctrinated by beliefs that grooved patterns into our thoughts and behavior.
losing our sense of what is right.. our ability to discern the truth.
They're begun to herd in the mindless sheep.....

but a wind is stirring, and many are waking from their sleep and slumber...
thinking, analyzing, discovering what matters to them
freedom from conditioned ways of thinking,
freedom to choose what is right for me and my countrymen
freedom to express my own expectations for this country
for my child and grandchild to come...

yes, the one is here
and it is me...
because I can see

Posted by: nerakami | August 1, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

BB:

You are forgetting that McCain went down already in 2000 to Bush. This is Rocky II ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

You do remember that after Rocky won, he lost everything and dragged everyone who depended on him into the gutter.

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Matt E.:

Please PLEASE keep overplaying expectations -- McCain is exactly where he wants to be -- Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed!!! DING, DING, DING

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:39 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

SongBird McCain Call

A Call for answers from all the Ex-POWs who were in Prisoner of War camps with John MCcain in Vietnam and were aware that in the POW camps John MCcain was known as SongBird MCcain.
Are there any of you guys out there that keep in touch and can tell anyone inthe American Public Anything about Songbird Mccain's during his time captured as a POW ??WHAT IS JOHN McCAIN HIDING?
WHY did McCain have his records as a POW sealed and classified Top Secret, so they could never be seen?
WHY did the North Vietnamese consider McCain a hero?WHY do so many ex-POWs and Vietnam veterans call McCain by the nickname "Songbird McCain"?WHY was McCain treated like royalty by the enemy - and received the very best medical care - for most of his five-and-a-half years as a POW, when many other American POWs ended up dead?WHY won't McCain de-classify his records as a POW?Since MCcain's fellow soldiers were in the camp with him, and saw how he behaved when captured by the Vietcong why can't it be public knowledge ?Why is no one allowed to talk about POW prisoner "SongBird MCcain" ??

Posted by: Rewhip | August 1, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

George Will?! LOL!!! That atheist was never going to vote for McCain in the first place. Look, I'm not denying that Barack Hussein Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world today. Last year, it was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. That doesn't mean any of them are qualified to be President of the United States ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I have been polled twice in the last month. The questions are geared to get a predetermined answer on many of them depending who is doing the poll.
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re: polls

Most pollsters are republican and biased: McCain needs to raise money and no one wants to bet on a horse that can't win, especially "access givers."

Take the Georgia polls for example: run the numbers with a model for turnout at 65/28/7 for white/black/latino and with Obama winning 25/95/65, McCain doing 66/3/26 and Barr doing 9/2/9 among those voting blocks then you get to this result... Obama 47.5, McCain 45.5, and Barr 7. RCP has McCain up by 7%- no way. Blacks were 25% of the electorate in 2k4... for Kerry. And the electorate is 27% black now. And Obama has a team of people down there registering people. Texas is a lot closer than people think too. And all of the Kerry states are safe, with the possible exception of New Hampshire. And Obama has 8 places he can close the elector vote deal in (because he starts at 259, kerry states plus iowa): Colo/NM or Nev, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Ind, Missouri, Georgia, No Carolina.

70-30% chance of a blowout for Obama. If there's a major scandal against Obama, 30% chance, it's a blowout win for McCain.

The DNC is going to be huge. Powell is going to endorse. Obama will win the debates.

And McCain married into the mob. How can Obama top that?

Posted by: CA | August 1, 2008 7:24 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, Jake, but Rocky LOST his fight against Apollo Creed. He won the rematch. Perhaps in 2012?

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Jake - I was offended by Matrix Revolutions, but mainly because I thought it was a big let down. Possibly the weakest ending of a trilogy I can remember. And I was and remain a BIG fan of the original film.

There was a good deal of mysticism in The Matrix, so I'm only willing to concede the messiah comparison partially. If you will, it's like claiming every fantasy trilogy apes Lord of the Rings. Muad Dib (Dune) was a religious figure. Neo a powerful one, but not religious.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Matt E.:

Please PLEASE keep overplaying expectations -- McCain is exactly where he wants to be -- Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed!!! DING, DING, DING

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

BB,

He's had a consistent lead throughout the summer because he's had a BIG consistent lead throughout the summer.

Here's a good article on the subject. Basically it is about turnout model: and Obama is going to get blacks and young voters (and liberals desperate to win) to the polls. In a big way.

George Will, early June '08, "As the Oceans Rise."
http://www.newsweek.com/id/140461

Gotta run, enjoy the evening folks,

Posted by: CA | August 1, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Drain the Botox out of Cindy.
Make John him long for the good old days as a POW.


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The Event: The first presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

The Out-come: Obama is going to clean McCain's clock. He's going to eat his lunch. Obama's going to deck McCain's halls. Obama will ring McCain's bell.

Please, feel free to come up with colorful metaphors of your own.

Obama in 2008!

Posted by: Matt E. | August 1, 2008 7:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

If I were funnier I would be working at SNL- good connections there. Oh well, tech strategy is good too.

Yeah, I thought Obama did what he needed to in the early debates. He defeated her cackle and said he was looking forward to her advising her too- and now she is. At the end, he held on and played defense. Showed solid conservative instincts and a sense for the big picture.

But remember Georgia. 600k unregistered black people. 4m electorate. Each 40k of new black voters takes that model from 27 to 28 to 29% of turnout.

He's running a very broad, very wise campaign. You gotta admit it.

He was down 20% to Clinton in Dec, made his move in Jan, and passed her for good on Feb 15th. We are three months away. And Obama just established his foreign policy bonafides. And our Iraq and Iraq policies already reflect his influence.

Been fun folks. Gotta close up shop and take the lady swing dancing.

The next three months are gonna be fun.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Stay Classy, McCain.

Posted by: Cindy | August 1, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

CA - Claiming opposing data comes from a biased source is a weak argument. If all these Republican pollsters are biased against Obama, why has he had a consistent lead throughout the summer?

Besides, your numbers match very closely with Intrade. 63% Obama. 36% McCain. There's no bias there.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

The Event: The first presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

The Out-come: Obama is going to clean McCain's clock. He's going to eat his lunch. Obama's going to deck McCain's halls. Obama will ring McCain's bell.

Please, feel free to come up with colorful metaphors of your own.

Obama in 2008!

Posted by: Matt E. | August 1, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

BB:

True, but as I am sure you are aware, Neo was the Messiah for Zion -- a direct comparison to Jesus Christ -- I guess if you are a "Christian" who was "offended" by the Matrix movies, I can understand your reaction to this ad too.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

CA:

Did you also think that Obama won the debates vs. Hillary? Don't tell me: you're an SNL writer?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

fletc3her - technically, it compares Obama to Moses. Given that they're calling him The One, the most direct comparison is to Neo. I can just see Obama fighting a mob of Agent McCains.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

re: polls

Most pollsters are republican and biased: McCain needs to raise money and no one wants to bet on a horse that can't win, especially "access givers."

Take the Georgia polls for example: run the numbers with a model for turnout at 65/28/7 for white/black/latino and with Obama winning 25/95/65, McCain doing 66/3/26 and Barr doing 9/2/9 among those voting blocks then you get to this result... Obama 47.5, McCain 45.5, and Barr 7. RCP has McCain up by 7%- no way. Blacks were 25% of the electorate in 2k4... for Kerry. And the electorate is 27% black now. And Obama has a team of people down there registering people. Texas is a lot closer than people think too. And all of the Kerry states are safe, with the possible exception of New Hampshire. And Obama has 8 places he can close the elector vote deal in (because he starts at 259, kerry states plus iowa): Colo/NM or Nev, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Ind, Missouri, Georgia, No Carolina.

70-30% chance of a blowout for Obama. If there's a major scandal against Obama, 30% chance, it's a blowout win for McCain.

The DNC is going to be huge. Powell is going to endorse. Obama will win the debates.

And McCain married into the mob. How can Obama top that?

Posted by: CA | August 1, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

BB:

Have a great weekend!

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Jake - I'm stuck in the lab, babying an experiment. I thought I'd get out earlier, but will have to let it sit for early next week. Ah well, it's been fun reading the blogs today.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

fletc3her:

Are you a Christian?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

BB:

My reaction is: I thought you went bowling? No, seriously, I will start to give credence to State-by-State polling in October. It's just random noise now.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

do not taunt black jesus.

do not mock black jesus.

Posted by: timmy | August 1, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama is worried about being on the dollar bill, what a joke. The new George Washington, Doesn't Bush think that's him ? How can anyone vote for these brain dead jerks ?

Posted by: Don'tVote | August 1, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

This ad is offensive. It mocks people of faith. It compares Barack Obama to Jesus Christ?! I thought that John McCain was a Christian, but I can't understand how any person of faith would mock the religion in this way. I certainly hope John McCain apologizes for this ad soon.

Posted by: fletc3her | August 1, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Jake, what was your reaction to the Newsweek poll that had Obama up 15 points? My reaction is that it's an outlier, just as Obama dropping fast rapidly.

I'm a fan of realclearpolitics with their running average of averages. Obama has been bouncing between 46 and 48%, McCain between 42 and 44% ever since both primary races ended. It's admittedly a combination of polls of likely vs. registered voters, but it seems to support the overall conclusion that this is a tight race with a steady edge to Obama.

My gut feeling is that the race is going to break one way or the other and not be that close.

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Anyow, I would never impugn anyone's motives in here because I think that many of us know that it is easier to speak freely here than in a social situation, when people you know and will see again may be very offended. Especially after a couple of drinks.

I'm sure that's never happened to any of you! :-)

Moral to the story: if you are at a cocktail party and one of Hillary's supporters starts talking politics, either change the subject or excuse yourself for the bathroom and walk away...

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

What you do realize is few people would ever notice. They don't live on this blog.

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(I'm starting to think that maybe there are paid Obama staffers who post the same thing over and over -- they never response to questions -- just "cut & paste" to every thread)

Again, McCain "showed us" he is PLURAL?! Is that something like the Royal "We"?

WE are "The One" we have all been waiting for ...

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:48 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Yet another our candidate has nothing going for him negative ad.

Posted by: Old Cowhand | August 1, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

(I'm starting to think that maybe there are paid Obama staffers who post the same thing over and over -- they never response to questions -- just "cut & paste" to every thread)

Again, McCain "showed us" he is PLURAL?! Is that something like the Royal "We"?

WE are "The One" we have all been waiting for ...

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:48 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I thought you were, as McCain's guy Davis might say, leveling that charge against me, so I felt compelled to set the record straight. No biggie. Sorry for the (unintended) offense.

Posted by: CA | August 1, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't like Obama & would never vote for him, but John McCain is a total ass. Carl Rove & Georgi-Boi must be running his campaign of self-destruction. So much for a Republican President this time. I wish I had a 3rd choice, maybe i'll write in "Mickey-Mouse" Where's Hillary when the country needs her ? I guess we can thank the Nations Press for pushing Obama on us.

Posted by: SadAmerican | August 1, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

You are into politics? What is that code for I have no life so I sit here and talk to total strangers writing my gibberish and opinions because in the real world no one cares what I think?

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Corruption Anonymous:

I'm into politics and I'm not getting paid. What are you trying to prove? That I am "devious"?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:00 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Ferraro ain't endorsing sasquatch. Like a good Queens democrat mob girl, she'll do what the higher-ups tell her.

In retropect, maybe Cuomo should have run for President. Anyhow, as you may recall, Bill, in the heat of the phone call with Gennifer said that Cuomo acted like a mafioso. Mario was pissed. Almost ran against him. And ended up... keynoting the DNC. I wonder what Hillary will get at the DNC?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I like John McCain, I think everybody ought to own a similar marionette - just like the oil companies do.

Posted by: White Racist Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Corruption Anonymous:

I'm into politics and I'm not getting paid. What are you trying to prove? That I am "devious"?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I think there may be some money to be made out of this. I have been looking for a small Frankenstein type doll with stiff funny looking arms. I want something I can just use I don't want ti have to actually manufacture anything. I am going to sell it on ebay as as the "John Mccain torture doll" Fun for the whole family. It will come with a small battery and wires you can attach to his ba&&s. Also a little bayonet for stabbing his feet. Break it's arms as often as you like. What to you think, a money maker?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

jesus hussein obama christ - this guy may be crazier than jerry falwell.

polls tied 44%/44% despite all of the positive obama coverage.

they're going to start worrying soon.

Posted by: obama | August 1, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Jake,

You see, everyone who's devious thinks that being devious is ok because that's the kind of world we live in.

And naive people get played, because they think everyone is good and pure and simple.

Republicans think everyone who is into politics must be getting paid because... why the hell else would you bother.

But you see, in this country people change religion more often than they change political party. If you grow up an idealistic bleeding heart liberal, it stays with you. I kind of like it.

Posted by: Corruption Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Cut and paste is obvious, no imagination .......... "To whom much is given, much will be expected..."

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

KYJurisDoctor:

You think a different strategy would have seen Obama DROP 9 POINTS in the polling? I think McCain is doing just fine without your advice.

An American Tradition, like Apple Pie:

Don't be surprised when Geraldine Ferraro ENDORSES McCain ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

Reagan was more charismatic than Carter.
Bush "" than Dukakis.
Clinton more charismatic than Bush.
Bush "" than Gore
Bush "" than Kerry
Obama is going to crush McCain

It's like a beauty contest and McCain is backstage carping about the judges.

Your boy's going down. For oh-so-many reasons.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

In my native country India, they called me "shiver me timbers" because my fauger was named Timberland "the shoe".

Posted by: Alfe Alfa | August 1, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

that's actually pretty funny.

Posted by: fred | August 1, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

(I'm starting to think that maybe there are paid Obama staffers who post the same thing over and over -- they never response to questions -- just "cut & paste" to every thread)

Again, McCain "showed us" he is PLURAL?! Is that something like the Royal "We"?

WE are "The One" we have all been waiting for ...

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN, MAN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT---NOT!!!

People don't change, Since they were married he has just lived off his wife like he did his family when he was young. Even his political career was bought for him. He has "NEVER" in his life personally created, built, or accomplished anything on his own. If he had been born into the circumstances of Obama he would have just lived a life on welfare and died of drugs and alcohol. Hell, he has already spent most of his life as an alcoholic as it is. Please, tell me what business he has built or anything he has ever accomplished on his own? Even with no responsibilities, no pressures and everything being paid for, the best he could do in school was to finish 894 out of a class of 899. My God, you can;t want this man for your president. Wake up. he wasn't even smart enough to raise the money to run for president with out his wife giving him an allowance. Jesus H Christ, step back and look at this man you want to vote for, is there something wrong with you people.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

McCain Defends Attacks on Obama as Having Fun

"I don't think our campaign is negative in the slightest,'' Mr. McCain went on. "I'm, we think, it's got a lot of humor in it, and we're having fun and enjoying it. And that is what campaigns are going to be like, that's what every campaign that I have been involved in. I am going to enjoy it and I'm the underdog. And we will continue to fight and scrap all the way till November the fourth.''

Well, guess what, I'm gonna have me a little fun between now and November 4th exposing McCain for his personal flaws too.

http://www.girlinshortshorts.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-mccain-and-mob.html

As Geraldine Ferraro, who was not properly vetted in '84, and who's dad and husband were/are 'allegedly' mobbed up, would say how do you like them apples?

Posted by: An American Tradition, like Apple Pie | August 1, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Forrest Gump = John McCain

Moses = Barack Obama

WOW... what a fun time with commercials. Karl Rove is crapping his pants right about now!

Posted by: White Racist Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

And God said... "... Hast thou considered my servant (Obama)Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?"

Posted by: Andy | August 1, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

It is OBVIOUS that John McCain needs a NEW set of advisers! OsiSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | August 1, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous:

If Ronald Reagan could get elected (twice) so can John McCain.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Yesterday McCain shows us that he is a Racists.

Today McCain shows us that he is a blasphemer.

Tomorrow?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

And let's hope that McCain doesn't share the same fate as JFK- elected and then as soon as he turns on the mob that owns him, whacked.

Jack Ruby, the nightclub keeper, was one of Bronfman's guys...


Posted by: your point? | August 1, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a fornicator, an adulterer, and a Republican. Need anything else be made known to all? Nope, those three things should keep heim out of the White House.

Obama and Reverend Wright...Hmmmm, I smell a real white racist redneck out there....trying to bring up something said by someone else than Barack himself. Barack is a good father, husband, and did not leave his family to fornicate with a much younger woman - unlike McCain.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

SENATOR JOHN McCAIN.

This is as it should be, worlds without end, amen.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell is this dumb guy right here. Dumb Germans. Adolf Shneider or whatever. Go eat some german chocalate.

Posted by: Tahjinique | August 1, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Leslie D.:

What if he IS the Anti-Christ?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse


YEA!!! Go McCain. The honeymoon with Obama is over.

And it came to pass that the national anthem was played and the Child savior placed his hands over the wrong place. Some wanted to stone him, but his followers rose up and said "ye who have not fondled yourself, cast the first stone". Thus he was spared and he traveled the land, speaking to the crowds while often raising his head heavenward, as tho getting cues. And yea tho he walketh in the shadow of Wright, his charisma is great his plodeth on. So to speak.

Posted by: Billw | August 1, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

And God said... "__________________."

Please, let's not blaspheme.

Posted by: RWhite Racist Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

BB:

Have fun bowling -- I am not on my iPhone posting right now -- over the weekend and after golfing, I've been doing that more.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God...

'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

Obamunism is coming

Posted by: rtfanning | August 1, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God...

'You shall have no other gods before Me.'

Obamunism is coming

Posted by: rtfanning | August 1, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

kuchievf alof mabe asu Barrack Adolf Obama cleivk ousde atia sheiklava muski i Muslim os American. Alof Mabus Adolf Obama

Posted by: AdolfSchneider | August 1, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - fair enough, though I see more than a few caps in your reply. :-)

I've read a number of folks consider you a racist for harping on his middle name. I think it was more a Lee Atwater type tactic. I don't think he was at all racist, but was not above appealing to race. Cynical, yes. Racist, no.

Good luck on the links. I'm headed to the alley. [I figure I can beat Barack by about 100 pins.]

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

RacistWhitePig,

You're forgetting the money (on the books, and off them) that McCain gets from Vegas...

Posted by: see you and raise you | August 1, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

For all of you Obama supporters who are claiming that McCain is taking the low road, let us take a look at your filthy language like A** , B*&*ch. Hmmmm, if Obama supporters are an extension of the man himself, then there is no way that I want such a loser to lead this country.

I am glad that McCain has shed light on the truth that obama is using the race card. He did during the democratic primary, and he is doing it now. Never have I heard McCain nor any Republican attack Obama's race.

Lastly, it is about time that a spotlight is on all the bullcrap surrounding Obama's campaign. This is a presidential race, not a beauty contest.

As for talking about the issues, it was Barack Obama last Sunday on Meet the Press that stated that debates were a waste of time. Why? Because the only way Obama can respond is by an endless stream of metaphors regarding shining seas and green hills. Not about job creation, national security, etc. Did you see how Hillary Clinton wasted him on the issues?

Please, Barack will share the same fate as Willaim Jennings Bryan, eloquent but defeated.

Posted by: Go McCain Go! | August 1, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Great ad. Very funny and characterizes Obama exactly as he is seen my others. Obama has slipped again in the Gallup poll - 9 points in three days. That could be a record. His poll numbers are dropping faster than Bill Clinton's pants.

When this new ad is widely viewed, change may be coming.

Posted by: Sigmond | August 1, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Our organization, "Racist White Pigs for Obama" will release a TV ad next week depicting John McCain as Forrest Gump. "Run Forrest. Run."

Please send $100 donations to us C/O the Obama campaign (go to their website and contribute)

Posted by: Racist White Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, McCain ought to know. He's old enough to remember Moses.

Posted by: tom | August 1, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

BB:

I am officially a McCainiac!!! McSAME -- 8 MORE YEARS!!!

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Bronfman/Lansky/Greenbaum/Kemper/Hensley...

... McCain is the one

Posted by: follow the bouncing ball | August 1, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I finally decided to go take a look at the ad. I'm not a McCainiac (are there any?), but it was moderately funny. Sort of in the vein of the Kerry wind surfing ad.

BTW - Do you use a hypocrate to ship hippos?

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain crashed and spent 5 years as a POW, where his father's rank kept John Boy from getting the crap kicked outta him on a daily basis. This makes him Presidential material? NOT BLOODY LIKELY.

McCain had a adulterous relationship with Cindy (18 years his junior) while he was married to his first wife - who was handicapped at the time. This makes him Presidential material? NOT BLOODY LIKELY.

McCain has accepted mega support from big oil and big banking over the years, while decrying lobbyist support for others. This makes him Presidential material? NOT BLOODY LIKELY

Posted by: Racist White Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

...I predicted it a week ago that the attack ad's after that "pathetic" gas attack ad against Mr. Obama had been placed...

...that there would be more now this one.

..."Moses" now that comparison is jsut plain stoopid...and now this laughable joke..

A "GOD" complex...what???...hahahahahahahah

"A light will shine down on you losers of the RNC/GOP hypocrates....I'm McCain and I approve this crapola"...

McCain and his pathetic crew of future cronies... what happened to the "clean" campaign...hahahahahaha

Your OWN former staffers are complaining...what a joke you really are...

Your'e "goating" Mr Obama...and he said "I'm not like the guys printed on the money..." oops a Gaffe by Obama....dont let these RNC/GOP losers dilute your message.....

I had written in other blogs in this website..and all you RNC/GOP doofuses must be reading it...a mockery of a candidate can work both ways..

Mr Obama should not call these ham-fisted bullies racist...they already know they are....

whats next YOUTUBE ad's of your cronies placing foolish baloney there too???....s

Sadly you will never ever be the man you were in 2000....

And your not even that you are not a real man you are a joke of a human being...I WISH I could debate you you moron...it will be a "mystery" in those RNC/GOP blogers tiny minds of who is actually writing this......

Just another one of those leftist losers...with a brain....wait you guys want some attack ad's and real "press" ...

Maybe....Larry Flynt should do some ad's of McCain with 2 Dumb blondes...and paste that all over the place...YOUTUBE...what a great idea...

..all you need to do is find one more and match him up with that aspirin popping Cindy...maybe I'll give him a call


Moses...you guys really are HYPOCRATES!

Posted by: AlexP1 | August 1, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, McCain has turned his campaign over to the dark side. And, over the next three months, they are going to create a rich, detailed portrait of Obama as the anti-Christ. (if you can't win on policy, you attack the person - oldest trick in the book.)

And Obama is still going to win.

Posted by: roger that | August 1, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

LOL - Even McCain knows McCain is #2!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Don King is gonna be doing his thing on election day. Diebold will be doing their thing.

It's all wood. Dead blacks will be voting for Obama in Florida. Live whites will be rigging the counting machines in Tennessee.

You know there's gonna be drama. It's August 1st and people are already on the verge of putting subliminal "OJ frames" in their youtube videos.

Posted by: Equal Opportunity Hustle | August 1, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I am tired of all the name calling on both sides. It just disgusts me. Thank God for "speed" and Alka-Seltzer...I am no longer sick and tired.

McSleezy's mobbed-up wife with all her ill-gotten Mob money is funding his illegal candidacy. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone before electricity was invented...that makes him an unnatural citizen. Looks like the GOP will have to nominate someone else... like Dick Cheyney...

Posted by: White Racist Pigs for Obama | August 1, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain isn't trying to make Obama look like Moses. He's trying to make Obama look like the antichrist. Prophesy says the antichrist will rise to power on a wave of unbelievable popularity. McCain and his minions are attempting to sow fear in the hearts of fundamentalist Christians that Barack Obama is the antichrist. This is an evil, terrible thing they are doing. It exploits Christian prophesy for political gain.

Posted by: Leslie D. | August 1, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Beyond that, Obama has told latinos that they have to pay a fine, learn english, and go back home and to the back of the line- *and gotten a standing ovation from latinos*.

And he's told blacks that they have to take responsibility for themselves and their families- and he's gotten a standing o.

bin Laden and the Iranians don't want a US president who no longer casts America in the role of the Great Satan. What are they going to do to celebrate on Friday nights?

He may be a celebrity; but he's a damn good politician. Unlike traditional white liberals, he doesn't have to create big spending programs to get the minority vote. (And his leadership will be a role model for them.) And unlike traditional conservatives, he can waltz into the middle east, get what he wants and make everyone feel good about it.

This election is a no-brainer.

Posted by: He is The One | August 1, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Peter,

See you are just like Mr. McCain (your old man). Your racial overtones are beneath me.
Is that all you can come up with? Kool-aid.
Wow.
Can we get some intelligent, positive comments and conversation, please.
I will pray for your ignorance.

Posted by: Ronda | August 1, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Don King is fixing this election (I thought it was Diebold?):

That's because he knows Congress has adjourned for 5 weeks without allowing a vote on it -- if it's still in the news when they all come back, he will just shift back.

The GOP are staging a revolt on the House floor:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0808/House_Dems_turn_out_out_the_light_but_GOP_keep_talking.html?showall

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

He's shifty...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBAMA?SITE=TXHAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Friday at 5pm, and Barack's changing his tune on offshore drilling. Just in time for the end of the week's cycle.

My man!

That's why he's gonna be POTUS. You gotta be smart and clever.

Posted by: Don King is fixing this election | August 1, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I guess my question is, WHAT IS WRONG WITH OBAMA BEING A CELEGRITY?

The govenor of California was an actor- Arnold is a celebrity.

Ronald Reagan was an actor- a celebrity.

A wrestler- in Politics- a celebrity.

What's the prolem. Would you want a President that is not popular, (like Bush) unlikeable, plain, an unknown, unintelligent. Don't you want a likeable President? Someone who can get people of all colors together?

How can people say he is unfamiliar, but yet popular? Can someone tell me?
Wow!

Posted by: Ronda | August 1, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I'll all for peace, prosperity, health care, education and the environment, but "Barack the Magic Negro" *is* a funny video.

I can like that video and vote for Obama. And be glad that American foreign policy towards Iraq and Iran is coming to mirror Obama's policies.

And be glad that McCain married into the mob and can't possibly be elected POTUS.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

BO is not omniscient or omnipotent nor is he part of the
Olympic god troop. Hang on to your wallets boys, he's just
the black Elmer Gantry of the 21st century.

Posted by: Jean Simmons | August 1, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

In REAL NEWS:

By Jonathan Weisman
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sen. Barack Obama, reacting to the seventh straight month of job decline, announced a new version of his $50 billion economic stimulus plan, which would use a windfall profits tax on oil companies to finance $500 tax rebates and aid to state governments for energy cost assistance, school construction and infrastructure building.

The new plan reallocates funds announced in the $50 billion assistance plan Obama had pledged two months ago, as part of that plan -- an extension of unemployment insurance and a housing refinancing fund -- has been approved by Congress.

Obama aides and advisers were trying to show they can react quickly to an economic landscape that continues to slide downward. The Labor Department announced that employers shed 51,000 jobs in July, the seventh straight month of job losses which now total 463,000. The unemployment rate rose last month from 5.5 percent to 5.7 percent.

Those numbers elicited very different responses from the presidential candidates.

"Across this country, Americans are hurting and today's job numbers are just the latest reminder of the economic challenges we face," said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain. "Unlike Senator Obama, I do not believe that raising taxes is the answer to our economic problems. There is no surer way to force jobs overseas than to raise taxes on businesses. The American people cannot afford economic policies that will take us backward."

Obama said, "Today, we learned that 51,000 jobs were lost last month, the seventh straight month of job loss -- now totaling 463,00 jobs lost since the beginning of this year. I've already called for an economic stimulus package on two different occasions this year, and much of what I've proposed has passed in Congress. These efforts have made some difference. But with job losses mounting, prices rising, increased turbulence in our financial system, and a growing credit crunch, we need to do more."

Why does McCain's nonsense get ink?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Why is this even news. Seriously this country has the worst news orgs on the planet.

Posted by: Julian | August 1, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

You should study campaign politics. They used to be a lot nastier. John Adams and Andrew Jackson went toe-to-toe.

Obama may have challenged McCain to a duel, but Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Has our country gone nuts!?! I don't know what is worse, the ad that McCain's people just put out, or the comments I'm reading. Take a breather before you write such bizarre "off the wall" comments.

Posted by: KDOklahoma | August 1, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

These antics from the McCain campaign are getting truly absurd. And McCain himself has the nerve to say that this web ad is just "having some fun with supporters"? Very unfortunate...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 1, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Note to any of you left wing types who are upset about THE ONE: If you want a debate on the issues, get your man into Town Hall debates with our Old Man. Obama is AFRAID of taking questions from real, live people who are not drinkers of his Kool Aid!!

Posted by: Peter Parrott | August 1, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

This ad is sacriligious! Once Obama is elected, he'll make it a cardinal sin - as well as a crime - to mock him like this.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | August 1, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what the fuss is about, in the red corner you have someone who believes the world owes him something for having had a hard time in Vietnam, in the blue corner you have another chap who believes the world is broken and he is the balm and band aid it needs. For Pete's sake some change the channel.

Posted by: Avram Levin | August 1, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Did Negative McNancy just compare Barack Obama to Charlton Heston?

Doesn't McMoron know that's only going to HELP Obama with (a) pro-gun, (b) Jewish, and (c) Ape-hating demographics?

McCain needs to stop with the girly slapfighting. The old coot's not doing any damage, he's just embarrassing himself.

Posted by: McC AINT GONNA BE MY PRESIDENT! | August 1, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I keep hearing these liberals talk about how this will "come back to bite [McCain] in the end." If thats true why are you people throwing temper tantrums about the add? McCain must have struck a raw nerve.

That add is hilarious. I'm laughing my #@% off!:)

Posted by: DRU | August 1, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

The word is out that John McCain is suffering from end-stage syphilitic dementia.

Posted by: Dr. No | August 1, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

"Uptight" Uptight is Cindy McCain - one look tells me she is so uptight you couldn't pound a 10 penny nail up her a** even with a sledgehammer!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

dakine:

What do you propose betting on?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to McCain's pledge to run a gentlemanly, issues-oriented campaign?

All this recent stupidity - the ads in question - tells me McCain's team is an assylum run by the inmates.

Read Henninger's piece in today's WSJ. McCain has praised Pelosi's "leadership", approved of Gore's goal of being fossil-fuel free in ten years, etc.

The suspicion that ole John is out to lunch and around the bend is unfolding in front of us.

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 1, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely love "THE ONE". Obama is an arrogant fool who needs to be mocked. His towering hubris, reflected in the creation his own presidential seal, while still a candidate for POTUS, is a worthy subject for an ad. HRC had it exactly right: he is NOT a commander in chief!!!

Posted by: Peter | August 1, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I think it's hilarious! These Obama supporters need to stop being so uptight.

Posted by: John | August 1, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Vito McCain ---- woo hoo, ain't that the truth! Except McCain is too stupid to be a Mafia Don.

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 1, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Is JakeD still slinging his disgusting BS? Jake - you should be ashamed of yourself. You profess to be intelligent, but your comments show otherwise!

Confusing! But I guess things get that way when one is a lock-step republican BushMeister drone.

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 1, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.
Michael: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/?p=4061


Posted by: Vito McCain | August 1, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Waahhhh!!!

Posted by: The One | August 1, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

jakeD wanna bet?

Posted by: dakine | August 1, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I must be confused -- I thought GEORGE W BUSH was GOD's candidate???? That's what I was told.

They're going to concentrate on swiftboating again -- how do you like what THAT got us for the last 4 years?

Posted by: Here they go again | August 1, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Effectiveness -

I agree with you all the way! Obama's ads speak to issues. McCain's stoop to mud slinging (although this last ad is pretty neat and more pro Obama than not!! I think McCain's folks goofed!)

Posted by: Charles | August 1, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Operation Chaos was a felony in Ohio. But that's Republicans for ya- lie, cheat, steal, marry into the mob... whatever it takes to grab political power for the network's corrupt economic gain.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-melber/limbaughs-lying-voters-u_b_93288.html

And McCain was nurtured economically and politically by a corrupt Arizona network.

That's the fack, Jack!

The race thing is a smokescreen to keep 'we the people' focused on silly stuff. Divide and conquer... Same old games...

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Ok, this one is a bit much.

The celebrity ad was dumb, kind of funny, and reeked of jealousy.

The new Latino ad is just plain stupid.

This ad goes into a whole different realm of distaste and I find it truly offensive. There are limits, aren't there?

Posted by: Susan | August 1, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I rather like the ad. McCain better be careful...people might forget the ending and remember just the beginning! "IS HE READY?"...you bet your sweet a** he his, folks!

GO OBAMA - you are "THE ONE"

Posted by: Charles | August 1, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Is that something like the Royal "We"?

WE are "The One" we have all been waiting for ...

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I am puzzled as to why in the World they would run this ad. Its not clever, it doesn't make any valid points in favor of their candidate, nor does it raise any substantive challenge to the positions of their opponent. At best its an attempt at being cute. At worst its a mean spirited attack without substance. And, in fact, some of the things that Obama says just come off as him being a bit humorous. If anything, it will help Obama.

Lots of valid things to say and they are spending their money with these low market ads. Yes, sure, the McCain campaign wants to keep this a high toned campaign. Right. And I have a Bridge for sale.

Posted by: Effectiveness | August 1, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow, McCain "showed us" he is PLURAL?!

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain surely IS "NUMBER TWO"!!!

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 1, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

BTW: if it was a felony for Limbaugh to run Operation Chaos in Ohio, why did they announce they would not be prosecuting? You guys are so funny. Ohio was STAGE 2 of "Operation CHAOS". I even voted for Barack Hussein Obama in California's Super Duper Primary. Was that a "felony" too?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama Aide Concedes 'Dollar Bill' Remark Referred to His Race
Obama Strategist Calls McCain's Attack Ad Insulting; McCain Camp Defends It
By MARK MOONEY
Aug. 1, 2008

RSS Sen. Barack Obama's chief strategist conceded that the Democratic presidential candidate was referring to his race when he said Republicans were trying to scare voters by suggesting Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

A key strategist for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says the candidate's reference to faces on the dollar bill was indeed an acknowledgement of race and its role in the presidential campaign.
(ABCNews Photo Illustration)The comment had triggered a charge Thursday from Sen. John McCain's campaign manager that Obama had "played the race card... from the bottom of the deck."


Playing the Race Card
Obama's camp initially denied the remark was a reference to Obama's race.

Obama is poised to become the first black man to be the presidential nominee of a major political party when he claims the Democratic nomination on Aug. 28 -- the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

He was referring to the fact that he didn't come into the race with the history of others," Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday. "It is not about race."

But Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, acknowledged on "Good Morning America" Friday that the candidate was referring, at least in part, to his ethnic background.

When pressed to explain the comment, Axelrod told "GMA" it meant, "He's not from central casting when it comes to candidates for president of the United States. He's new to Washington. Yes, he's African-American."

That seemingly obvious reference sparked the first real fireworks between the two camps as backers of both candidates accused the other of trying to subtly inject race into the presidential contest.

Posted by: Barack Obama | August 1, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain will always be "Number Two"...no matter the outcome.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Yesterday McCain shows us that he is a Racists.

Today McCain shows us that he is a blasphemer.

I hope McCain decides to stay home tomorrow.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

He won't be #2 on Election Day.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I guess if Obama is "The One",
Then McCain is "Number Two".

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

You Republicans are so two-faced.

When democrats used to talk about the reality of racism, you folks denied its reality. Now that you're trying to get your boy elected you folks are basking in the glow of reflected racism and trying to magnify it.

When Hillary was in the WH, she was evil. But now she is a senior statesperson who was eminently capable but vanquished by the evil Obama.

Unless he puts her on his ticket...

Then it'd be back to the old narrative of Clinton as the anti-Christ.

It was a felony for Limbaugh to run Operation Chaos in Ohio. A felony.

You people are so twisted. Good luck trying to steal the election in Ohio this year- the secretary of state there is now a democrat.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama Aide Concedes 'Dollar Bill' Remark Referred to His Race
Obama Strategist Calls McCain's Attack Ad Insulting; McCain Camp Defends It
By MARK MOONEY
Aug. 1, 2008

RSS Sen. Barack Obama's chief strategist conceded that the Democratic presidential candidate was referring to his race when he said Republicans were trying to scare voters by suggesting Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

A key strategist for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says the candidate's reference to faces on the dollar bill was indeed an acknowledgement of race and its role in the presidential campaign.
(ABCNews Photo Illustration)The comment had triggered a charge Thursday from Sen. John McCain's campaign manager that Obama had "played the race card... from the bottom of the deck."


Playing the Race Card
Obama's camp initially denied the remark was a reference to Obama's race.

Obama is poised to become the first black man to be the presidential nominee of a major political party when he claims the Democratic nomination on Aug. 28 -- the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

He was referring to the fact that he didn't come into the race with the history of others," Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday. "It is not about race."

But Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, acknowledged on "Good Morning America" Friday that the candidate was referring, at least in part, to his ethnic background.

When pressed to explain the comment, Axelrod told "GMA" it meant, "He's not from central casting when it comes to candidates for president of the United States. He's new to Washington. Yes, he's African-American."

That seemingly obvious reference sparked the first real fireworks between the two camps as backers of both candidates accused the other of trying to subtly inject race into the presidential contest.

Posted by: Its about RACE stupid | August 1, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

DD:

You mean "performing" as in TIED with Obama in the latest Gallup poll?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

BB:

I've been posting more from my iPhone, so I have not been capitalizing anymore.

BillBolducinMaine:

Unfortunately, for Barack Hussein Obama, whether he is READY TO LEAD is a big issue. For you, I guess not that big.

Hillary supporters:

You know she was telling the truth, back before her Kumbaya Moment -- Barack Hussein Obama is NOT ready -- join us in making sure he does not make it to the White House.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Hi,

I'm Barack Obama, and I want your vote because I'm an oreo and my opponent is a cracka, and we all know an oreo tastes better than a ritz cracka.

But dont tell that cracka opponent of mine I said this, because then he'll say I'm being racist.

I might not look like anyone on a US treasury bill, and they might try to scare you with my funny name, but dammit, everyone who doesnt vote for me is a xenophobic-nazi.

Thank you and God Bless.

Posted by: Barack Obama | August 1, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse


JakeD - Your behaviour and comments sums up how McCain's campaign is performing.

Posted by: DD | August 1, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Originally posted 2-25-08

The Republicans do not need a cohesive message. They will use a variant of the "Southern Strategy" to defeat Barack if he's the nominee.

They will target white independents (particularly right leaning independents) and right leaning Democrats in states from Texas north to Nebraska on the west across the country to states from Virgina south to Florida. Ohio and Pennsylvania will come into play too. This is a huge white conservative voting block. The goal will be to move this block to McCain. Core Democrats and core Republicans can effectively be ignored. Each will never vote for the other in meaningful numbers.

They will play on cultural animus felt by whites toward blacks. The strategy will be three pronged. Mock and deride Barack's oratory style painting him as a lightweight bandy rooster or something similar, play upon cultural feelings of anger for some for the effects of affirmative action (as evidenced by the reverse discrimination movement resulting from affirmative action) and the effects of successive generations of welfare recipients in the black population (more whites receive welfare assistance than blacks), and play upon nationalistic feelings and cultural suspicions of Muslims (manifested in a fear of terrorists) and of people of color in general.

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Dang! What a clairvoyant am I

Posted by: PhilTR | August 1, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Using Jesus to make a political joke may be funny to John McCain but it isn't funny to me.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/blasphemy

Posted by: RoyFan | August 1, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Is Mccain ready to lead with his 47 flip flops on every issue. Can he even remember what he said the day before or is he just a liar. Will Mccain live to see next year. Why isn't the world ready for Mccain for president? Why aren't people rallying around Mccain? Why isn't the world yearning for a 72 year old, 4 time cancer survivor, Embraced the policies of a president with a 27% rating, The war he wants to continue in Iraq, Prime Minister rejected his foreign policy in his country, The current administration has turned there backs on his policies. Has no real solution for healthcare, Economy, gas prices, homeforeclosures, and was in the senate for 25 years watching helplessly while the economy went down the drain. MAybe these are some of the many reasons why Mccain can't draw a crowd as large as Obama anywhere in the world he goes. Lame Mccain.

Posted by: Lenny | August 1, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

How embarrassing. I can't imagine how a member of Sen McCain's campaign team can look in the mirror, let alone show their faces in public. Have we really reached the point where people who are being considered to run the most powerful nation on earth can behave this way and it is considered unremarkable?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

From what you have said in the past, we know you are handicapped and home bound. But doesn't even someone with nothing they can do other then look at the internet all day get tired of this silliness?

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BTW: McCain is not spending ALL of his time and the powerful platform he has on these sorts of juvenile antics -- he is STILL urging a suspension of the 18.4 cent a gallon federal gasoline tax until Labor Day -- something Obama dismisses as "not enough" to matter to us little folk.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:03 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I suggest that McCain propose his idea of taking money out of the highway trust fund in front of the collapsed I-35 bridge in Minneapolis. A perfectd tableau for a stupid idea.

BTW, Jake: Speaking of juvenile stunts, have you given up on capitalizing middle names? You've also forgotten to include McCain's first and middle names in your posts. WHat happened to fair and balanced?

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | August 1, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

This pathetic excuse for "satire" makes me very, very sad. Let me see. . .our economy is in a recession or damn close to it, people are losing their homes because of predatory lending, old and poor folks may be on the streets this winter because they can't afford to heat their homes, global warming is here, we are spending over a trillion in Iraq when it is clear that our presence is no longer wanted, there are millions without health care and people dying because they are not "in network" and McCain can find nothing better to do than to ridule Obama. What an angry, bitter man he's turned into! It's no wonder the U.S. is ridiculed in most other countries.

Posted by: BillBolducinMaine | August 1, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

By the way, it isn't an alleged connection when your father-in-law was under the employment of Kemper Marley, who worked for Meyer Lansky. He was in the booze and race horse rackets. McCain is tied in closely with the biggest criminal families in Phoenix, Vegas and LA.

I know Obama's black, but c'mon now. JFK very well may have been whacked by either the Italian or the Israeli mobsters for not doing what he was told.

We can't have a President who is compromised like that. Period.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous:

As long as he nominates Roberts/Alito-types as Justices, that's all I care about.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

BTW: McCain is not spending ALL of his time and the powerful platform he has on these sorts of juvenile antics -- he is STILL urging a suspension of the 18.4 cent a gallon federal gasoline tax until Labor Day -- something Obama dismisses as "not enough" to matter to us little folk.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm saying that in 2000 McCain railed against Falwell, Robertson and the "agents of intolerance" but is now cuddling up to them.

I'm saying that McCain is a fake.

He can use religious imagery in his ads. He can use religion any way he wants. But real evangelicals know that he's a fake.

Don't think for a second that the old school guys like Ross Perot aren't waiting to hit John with some friendly fire in October.

Old school justice is going to visit him.

That's what I'm saying.

Do you think it was just an accident that Perot was quoted in this article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

We'll if your candidates are comparing him to Moses than maybe they know soemthing we don't. Obama 08

Posted by: Darrel | August 1, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Okay, you've got to admit. It's pretty funny! lol.

Posted by: Jo | August 1, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

My response, I just will give more money to Obama to make sure these merchants of hate can't get close to our white house. This stuff does not get Mccain one vote, They are fools.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009 (regardless of McCain's alleged mob connections).

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain married into the mob.

http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/?p=4061

I think we learned from the JFK experience that Presidents who are tangled up in the rackets can be 'compromised' and can come to abrupt ends.

Obama may be an incredible politician, like Neo in the Matrix. But McCain is 'the one' who married into a crime family. McCain is 'the one' who's father-in-law was a convicted felon.

Three months 'til the election. Everybody will know about McCain by then.

He sold his soul. He's going down.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I consider myself "real evangelical". The kind who knows all about the warnings about the Anti-Christ. So, you were saying?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Using obvious religious overtones to mock Obama isn't going to endear the Sen from Arizona to real evangelicals.

And carping like a jealous b%tch about Obama isn't going to win him the womens vote.

This isn't backstage at a beauty contest.

Take your a$$ kicking like a man.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 1, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, for Barack Hussein Obama, whether he is READY TO LEAD is a big issue. Hillary supporters: you know she was telling the truth, back before her Kumbaya Moment, join us in making sure he does not make it to the White House.

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

bgjd1979:

You've never watched "The Colbert Report" have you?

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey, John, if you don't like the tune, throw dreck at the piano player.

Posted by: oldhonky | August 1, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

This is what the McCain campaign thinks is "humor?" The nasty, low-road attacks may come back to bite them in the end. There is a total lack of any attention to real issues by the McCain campaign. Eventually, people are going to figure it out that all he offers is four more years of the same. Better the unknown then an a proven failure.

Posted by: bgjd1979 | August 1, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE IT!!!

Posted by: JakeD | August 1, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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