Friday, May 09, 2008

Obama Vs. McCain..The Opening Salvo

Barack Hussein Obama and his supporters are quick to put down any criticism of Jesus II by playing the race card or referring to it as 'old politics', but they're quite ready to dish it out even when they can't take it.

In response to John McCain's raising the very cogent issue of Obama's weakness on national security issues and mentioning his endorsement by Hamas, Obama went ballistic, accusing McCain of being 'offensive' and `losing his bearings', a deliberate slap at McCain's age and a desperate attempt to deflect any discussion about his judgment and ability to take on the job of president and Commander-in -Chief.

Here's the McCain camp's response, from campaign spokesmouth Mark Salter..and it's a good one:

First, let us be clear about the nature of Senator Obama's attack today: He used the words 'losing his bearings' intentionally, a not particularly clever way of raising John McCain's age as an issue. This is typical of the Obama style of campaigning.

We have all become familiar with Senator Obama's new brand of politics. First, you demand civility from your opponent, then you attack him, distort his record and send out surrogates to question his integrity. It is called hypocrisy, and it is the oldest kind of politics there is.

It is important to focus on what Senator Obama is attempting to do here: He is trying desperately to delegitimize the discussion of issues that raise legitimate questions about his judgment and preparedness to be President of the United States.

Through their actions and words, Senator Obama and his supporters have made clear that ANY criticism on ANY issue — from his desire to raise taxes on millions of small investors to his radical plans to sit down face-to-face with Iranian President Ahmadinejad – constitute negative, personal attacks.

Senator Obama is hopeful that the media will continue to form a protective barrier around him, declaring serious limits to the questions, discussion and debate in this race.

Senator Obama has good reason to think this plan will succeed, as serious journalists have written of the need for 'de-tox' to cure 'swooning' over Senator Obama, and others have admitted to losing their objectivity while with him on the campaign trail.

Today, Senator Obama is complaining about comments John McCain made about a senior Hamas advisor stating that Hamas would welcome Senator Obama's election as president. Indeed, on April 13th, senior Hamas political advisor Ahmed Yousef said, 'We don't mind – actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance.'

The McCain campaign has never suggested that Senator Obama supports Hamas' agenda, but it is more than fair to raise this quote about Senator Obama because it speaks to the policy implications of his judgment.

Just today, the president of Iran, whom Senator Obama wants to meet with unconditionally, called the state of Israel a 'stinking corpse.' Iran is the paymaster and state sponsor of Hamas.

In his victory speech this week, Senator Obama stated that 'wisdom' is meeting with our enemies, including Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Raul Castro. John McCain couldn't disagree more. Rather than giving tyrants and dictators the prestige of meeting with an American president, John McCain will instead meet with the champions of human freedom around the world and opposition leaders fighting for liberty .

We understand why Senator Obama doesn't want to engage in a debate over leadership and judgment with John McCain, but the American people demand that debate take place.

These are serious times that call for a serious debate on the profound issues facing our future. John McCain is ready for that debate and we hope Senator Obama will one day get serious and join it.

I wouldn't count on it, myself. Not with one of those 'surrogates' George Soros already bankrolling millions of dollars in attack ads against McCain. Though of course, the more correct title for Soros when it comes to Obama would be 'owner and trainer.'

This is actually a good sign.McCain must realize by now that the gloves are off,and he had better be willing to come out fighting if he wants to win.


Anonymous said...

It seems to me this 'losing his bearings' line has more meat on it. Obama has disowned his "spiritual mentor" of 20 years. So, either 1)he was led astray for 20 years, so did not know which way was up for 20 years, and being currently without a spiritual mentor does not know which way is up now, or 2) his real spiritual mentor has yet to be revealed. If door number 2, then who is this mystery mentor; Alinsky, Farrakhan, Marx, or worse?

Freedom Fighter said...

If it's door number two, I vote for 'worse'.

Anonymous said...

If it's door number two can I vote for Groucho? I'm sorry, what? Oh, not that Marx? Never mind.