Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weird Reasons to Vote for Obama #6

So that I won't have my e-mail box cluttered with this crap:

"Dear Fellow Conservative,

It's now less than four months until Election Day 2008, and the Democrats and their leftist allies are unleashing their full arsenal of smear-and-fear tactics against John McCain and our Republican candidates.

With the help of Big Labor, radical groups like, and George Soros and other left-wing billionaires, the Democrats have over a billion dollars to blanket America's airwaves with partisan, misleading attacks.

This is all on top of the fawning, one-sided coverage Barack Obama and Democrat candidates receive from the mainstream media.

Recently, The New York Times ran an editorial from Barack Obama spelling out his desire to withdraw from Iraq before victory is achieved. When John McCain wrote a rebuttal against Obama's plan for defeat, the Times refused to print it, citing as their reason, "it would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece."

What New York Times editors don't seem to understand is that John McCain doesn't base his positions on what the liberal media wants, but what he knows to be right for America.

If our candidates are to achieve victory this November, they must get their message of commonsense conservatism and principled leadership past the media filter and directly to the voters who will decide our nation's future course....."

And then it starts to beg for money, as much as you can send. Funny, but they don't mention that what the Times really wanted was a response piece from McCain, not propaganda. While they call what McCain wrote a "rebuttal," it didn't meet the standards of the Times. They wanted him to give a solid, fact-based explanation of his position compared to that of Obama. And McCain refused.

All of this is extremely funny, because this bastion of the "liberal media" ENDORSED MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT during the primaries!!!

I actually subscribe to several conservative, right-wing, nutjob newsletters, full of scary angry crap written by folks like Coulter and Buchanan and Novak, etc. Know your enemy. Nothing they like better than to get up on their high, two-faced horse and talk about the "evil" Democrats and their frightening allies. The sheer hypocrisy of these newsletters takes them beyond funny into another dimension, one without humor at all.

I'm looking forward to unsubbing from them after Obama's Inaugural Address. That'll be a good feeling.

Vote Obama!


Ed said...

I think I will be voting for Nader. Obama is a little too far to the right for me. Sorry, just had to say it.

gomonkeygo said...

I voted for him in 2000. I know a lot of people who did, even conservatives and Republicans, frustrated at the total lack of choice the system gave us.

In 2004 - Kerry. I'm paranoid enough to think he actually won the election, but that the rigged Ohio system stole it for Bush. I think it was a nostalgia trip for Bush. He couldn't bear the idea of winning an election honestly!

This year, Obama, in case it's not obvious. I disagree with some of his stances on some issues, but I have more agreement with him now than I probably did with Nader in 2000. There's no party excepting maybe the Greens that I have a great deal in common with. And they really aren't radical enough for me sometimes!

Nazz Nomad said...

Weird reasons to vote for Granppapy MCCain:
George Soros is Greek.
Aristotle, Socrates and Plato were Greek.
Aristotle, Socrates and Plato were also homosexuals.
Therefore, George Soros must be a homosexual.
George Soros supports Obama.
Therefore, Obama must be a homosexual.
We cannot elect a homosexual President.

Both Kerry and Gore were the rightful winners. The elections wre stolen from both of them.

gomonkeygo said...

Ha-ha! I like your logic - it's crazy-man logic! It works for everything.

Just this morning I got an email from old friends of ours (old in several senses of the word). Wonderful people, but politically we cannot be farther apart. The email, a mass-forwarded Obama smear, took a half-dozen passages from Obama's "Audacity of Hope" out of context, passages most designed to instill fear in any decent, God-fearing (white) American.

I'm barely even bothered by any part of it but the loss of context because as a former working historian guy / history teacher, I have only one rule for history: CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING. You can know all the so-called facts in the world but if you don't understand the context from which those facts were derived, you understand and you know nothing.

This is the Rovean base of right-wing politics in America today - a non-contextual propaganda of hate and fear. This is how Fucked News and Limpbag operate as well the RNC and White House. (Oh, I'll get burned for calling names, won't I. I try not to do that because that's a common right tactic too, but Fox and Limbaugh are just too easy!)

Anyway, it's too nice a day outside to be sitting inside doing this. Besides, I have more porch to scrape and repair.