Skip to comments.John Batchelor: The Obama-Biden campaign is in meltdown
Posted on 09/13/2008 8:48:08 PM PDT by chuknchez
McCain's Right ArmBy John Batchelor. posted on September 12, 2008 at 10:05 PM
After a year of starving and abusing 32 year old John McCain, no medical attention, abandonment and isolation in a windowless cell at the North Vietnamese Potemkin Village of a prison called the Plantation, the sadistic boss of the camp, Major Bai, called "Cat" by the POWs, ordered that the torturers break the admiral's son and force him to sign a confession. It was September, 1968. John McCain's father, John S. McCain, had become admiral of the Pacific Fleet the summer before, and the son's refusal to accept early release, and give the enemy a propoganda item, had angered Hanoi. Now John McCain the son was to pay for his resistance. The torturers started by rebreaking his left arm. Then he was trussed in ropes and beaten every two or three hours. According to the definitive Naval Institute Press volume on the POWS, "Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973," this sadism continued for four days. He resisted and weakened. Finally he signed the confession. Forty years later, this act of courage and then retreat still bothers John McCain, and he mentioned it movingly in his acceptance speech to the Republican Convention on September 4. What also stays with John McCain is the damage to his arms. When he was released in 1973, (left, returning to US care) his right arm was two inches shorter than his left. He cannot lift his arms above his breast. He cannot comb his own hair. And he is not dexterous enough to type at a keyboard.
The Obama-Biden Campaign is in Meltdown
This meltdown explains how it is possible for the Obama-Biden campaign to issue, on the eve of Hurrican Ike that will dominate the news for twenty-four hours, the most cynical and stupid of webads that attacks John McCain for not being in the economy enough to use the internet. The webad is the worst of postures-- it is snide:
"1982, John McCain goes to Washington," an announcer says over chirpy elevator music. "Things have changed in the last 26 years, but McCain hasn't. He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer...
Perhaps the webad writers were unaware of John McCain's disability (left, at the Plantation before the torture, 1968). Perhaps they skipped the detail that John McCain depends upon Cindy McCain to type his e-mail messages. Perhaps it just does not make sense, to a campaign headed by the fresh-faced forty-something David Plouffe, that there are men walking around who have been tortured and permanently disabled by the enemy. Perhaps, as I have been told by my best Democratic Party source, the Obama-Biden campaign is in meltdown, there is no single message, there is no unity, there is no vision, and so separate but equal parts with lots of cash but not much learning are just wandering off the trail. My professionals, Fund, Ververs, Charen, Avlon, Johnson, West, Crowley, McTague, Levine and Whalen will address the strange disintegration of the Obama-Biden campaign on Sunday 14. The question will be, Was 9-11-08 the day (right, the two candidates at Columbia University on Thursday 11) that the Democratic Party panicked that Obama-Biden was not working for either winning the White House nor for holding the Congress?
The Obama camp keeps throwing boomarangs that spin back around and hit them in the butt. The attack on Palin’s experience made experience an issue, and therefore Obama’s lack of experience compared to McCain. His “lipstick on a pig” remark, which everyone knows was intentionally aimed at Palin (watch the crowd reaction), played into the McCain-Palin camp’s efforts to paint him as a misogynist a-hole. Now, this. What’s remarkable about this is how Obama’s campaign continues to shoot itself in the foot.
No, he needs to stay!
I know they are in meltdown, and we will not hear stories about what really happened until this election is over.
My opinion? The guy is all hype, and doesn’t have a clear plan for this country other than typical big government tax and spend, and soft on defense.
I’m not too comfortable with claim such as ‘0bama is in meltdown’... They might re-group anytime. We also need to be concerned with the field organization that will be the most important thing come November 4. 0bama claims to spend a lot of money building voter organizations that will be ready by then. Yes, I’m aware they might include the dead people as well, but still, we need to work harder on that front.
“But isnt Obama running against Govenor Palin?”
Yes. And he’s losing that race as well.
Laura will tear them a new one over the no e-mail insult.
“The One’s rallies and his running mate is nowhere to be seen. “
Joe Biden be hidin.
That alone would make a powerful ad.
And Hillery and the cavalry can’t ride in and save him ... at his ‘Little Big Horn’.
I somewhat expect an Obama lackey to issue a typical “sorry if anyone was offended” gesture, but it won’t come from Obama.
**Apparently the DUmmies also are in meltdown about this cant use a computer attach.**
Every time I hear anything come from the Mouth of The Mess-iah, I believe more that he is not Carter reelected, but the reincarnated campaign of MONDALE!
The Libs keep this up.. the results of this election may make Reagan/Mondale look a close call.
David Plouffe is my new hero.
I thought I saw Joe Biden fishing down on the Ohio River today. he was all alone...LOL
Mark Levin 09.12.08 at the 37:40 mark
Actually, it is time for Obama & Biden to acknowledge the office of President and Vice President is FAR above their pay grade, competency, worthiness and character..
Both of the miscreants have already exceed the wildest boundaries of the Peter Principal....
The White House is no place for a corrupt Communist Black Racist Muslim like Obama or a corrupt dimwit like Biden..
Wasn’t it predicted that when Clinton left office, Rush Limbaugh would run out of material? Not quite.
Obama says this after proposing about $3 trillion in new spending. He is either extremely arrogant or just plain stupid
Joe Biden be hidin.
Scranton Joe is late for the show.
I went to the Obama video on YouTube.. they stopped taking post for some reason on the video... They know they are dead in the water if the public see the truth on this ad...
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