Obama fights back! Sort of…

Last night as I was took my nightly stroll through the blogs and message boards that litter the world that we call “Cyber Space” I stumbled upon the following:

Senator Barack Obama will intensify his assault against Senator John McCain, with new television advertisements and more forceful attacks by the candidate and surrogates beginning Friday morning, as he confronts an invigorated Republican presidential ticket and increasing nervousness in the Democratic ranks.

An involuntary of jolt of electricity shot through me as I thought to myself, “well, it’s about fucking time.”

This is what many of us democrats have been waiting for after days, and even weeks, of political ads that have painted Obama as this celebrity figure that feels that people should worship the ground that he walks on. Most recently, the McCain campaign has released ads that have accused Obama of wanting to teach children about sex, even before they learn to read; to claiming that Obama’s sour because his light is fading now that Palin has come on the scene.

The only messages out of the McCain camp has been slanderous mudslinging, and out and out lies that they have recited on an daily basis as they make their pit stops across the nation; despite media outlets across the board calling them out on it.

So yes, a tougher Obama camp is just what the doctor ordered.THEN I watched the commercials.

::crickets::

I blinked and asked myself, “Is that it?”

THIS is supposed to hold a candle to, “Obama wants to teach 5 year olds about sex” and “Obama just called Palin a Pig” and “Obama thinks that he’s the Messiah and can part the sea” and “Obama is an Elitist” and “Obama is jealous because Palin stole his light” and the countless other attacks against him and his character that have been unfounded, and factually unjust?

Let me ask this again, does pointing out that McCain can not use a computer or send an email REALLY combat ANY of the aforementioned slander?

What about calling the McCain camp out on their insistence of labeling “the bridge to no where” as a significant accomplishment of Governor Palin’s, when facts are to the contrary? What about “mocking” the notion that the fact that Alaska is the closest part of the US to Russia (and by golly you can actually SEE it from several areas of Alaska) makes for real foreign policy experience? What about highlighting the fact that, although they are running on this “anti-earmark” policy, Palin herself has requested millions in earmarks as mayor of Wasilla and governor of Alaska? What about the FACT that the McCain Camp is shielding Palin from interviews? If she is so ready for VP, why is she not ready to take on the press?

Why not formulate an entire commercial that highlights the underhanded way that the McCain camp is misleading the country; especially in terms of Obama wanting to teach kids about sex when in actuality, he was trying to PROTECT kids from molestation. McCain/Palin for pedophiles? Hey, why not? If “they” want to go there, then why can’t we?

The point is this… There is SO much, that is so much more tangible to attack the McCain/Palin ticket on, and they are missing the mark BIG TIME.

This campaign is no longer about simply sticking to the issues. This is war, people, and perception is everything. The dem’s better pull it together.

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3 Comments to “Obama fights back! Sort of…”

  1. Obama is trying to take the high road and not appear as slimey as McCain. I, personally, would really like to see him fire back on every issue you mention here. But wouldn’t he appear to be just as bad as McCain if he did? All of the McCain ads were based on lies. Obama needs to insure all jabs are based on truth or he walks a perilous path.

  2. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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