Sunday, September 14, 2008

Obama to run Anti-Vietnam-Veteran Ad in Virginia

A sane person would have apologized for mocking a war veteran's disabilities. But the Obama campaign believes the best way to win the military-rich state of Virginia is to run their advertisement that mocks John McCain for being disabled and unable to type on a computer:

It amazes me that they would bring Obama's false, petty, childish and offensive commercial here:

... David Plouffe told reporters in those states on a conference call Friday. “We’re very confident in our strategy and in our message, and we are focused like a laser beam on states like North Carolina and Virginia,” he said. Plouffe added that Virginia’s viewers will see two new television ads — one talking about change and another calling McCain “out of touch” for, among other things, not knowing how to send e-mail.

Remember, we've known for 8 years (see Forbes article here) that McCain is actually a very technologically savvy person. Obama's claim that he doesn't know how to send e-mail is a flat-out lie:

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits.

The mainstream media has imposed a lockdown on the truth about McCain's injuries, I presume hoping that Obama will apologize before they have to admit he's lying about McCain.

But I'm guessing a lot of military people here in Virginia know all about McCain's torture and his subsequent physical limitations. And they won't like that a young anti-war civilian snotnose campaign guy running the campaign of a guy who just recently said "I'm so great, I THOUGHT about joining the military" coming to Virginia to make fun of disabled Vets.

Heck, I'm betting if a reporter had the guts to break with his buddies pushing for Obama and actually ASK JAMES WEBB what he thinks of this attack on McCain, Senator Webb would denounce it.

As should ever right-thinking person here in Virginia. Obama thinks that the ability to type on a keyboard is essential to be President. Fact is, McCain probably knows more about the internet than Obama could ever hope to know.

Maybe next Obama can attack Sarah Palin for not being able to father children. It would make about as much sense as THIS attack.

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