Sen. Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed.
I almost spewed my morning coffee (which is tough to find at this ridiculously early hour) over my keyboard when I read this quote. John McCain- the man who's built his campaign on the soft sand of lies, prevarication, and character assassination- is complaining about what he perceives to be a lie? Never mind the fact that the accusation is true; McCain complaining about dishonesty is akin to Mrs. O'Leary's cow complaining about someone placing a lantern too close to her back leg.
McCain early on pledged that this campaign was going to be kept on the "high road". If this is what he thinks passes for that "high road", I hate to see what happens when he and his surrogates get down and nasty and go negative. It seems that McCain and his handlers determined early on that they had no hope of success if they attempted to engage Barack Obama on the issues. The only remaining viable option, in their estimation, may well have been to go negative early and often in an attempt to paint Obama as a risky, inexperienced, America-hatin', terrorist-lovin' Librul determined to turn American over to those who would destroy us. That this line of thinking is on it's surface patently absurd seems not to matter to McCain or any of his attack dogs. The only thing that does matter is doing whatever it takes- no matter how untrue, deceptive, underhanded or just plain mean-spirited- to win.
From where I sit, November 5th can't come soon enough. I'm sick to death of the lies, the propaganda, and the character assassination being tossed around by McCain, Sarah Palin, and the army of surrogates working to propagandize and terrify the American Sheeple with visions of rampant, unchecked Liberalism ruling the American body politic. Never mind that eight years of Compassionate Conservatism have been an abject failure, and that John McCain, having voted with Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © 90% of the time represents Four More Years of continued Miserable Failure.
At this point, the ONLY chance that McCain-Palin has is to (once again) convince Americans to vote against their interest. It's happened before (2000 and 2004, f'rinstance....), and with sufficiently skillful propaganda, it could, and might well, happen again. Why? Because (as much as y'all probably don't want to hear this) we are a nation of (&^%$#@ morons. Majority rules means that "low information" (i.e.- (&^%$#@ stupid) voters are the ones who determine who wins Presidential elections. These voters, who sadly constitute the vast majority, too often make decisions based on emotion that has been manipulated by skilled propagandists who cannily play to the fears and prejudices of the lowest common denominator.
Here we are, facing what may well turn out to be the most serious economic crisis of our collective lifetime, and Republicans are employing the same "fear and smear" strategy they always have. At a time like this, when Americans really deserve to hear the candidates intelligently and dispassionately discuss their plans and programs, what we get instead are Republicans employing "fear and smear" and subtly playing the race card. As hard as I try, I find it difficult to maintain any sense of optimism about the future when "fear and smear" seems to be the Republican answer to every problem.
What I truly cannot fathom is how so many millions of Americans cannot see the house of cards that is the McCain-Palin campaign. Both John McCain and Sarah Palin are propaganda-spewing empty suits seemingly incapable of directly addressing the serious issues facing this country today. How stupid do Americans have to be to swallow this $#!%? I don't think I even need to answer that question. Truly, we're a nation of (&^%$#@ morons...and somewhere, Josef Goebbels is ROTFLHAO.