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Obama "Old Man" Ad Attacks McCain's War Disabilities
NRO - The Corner ^ | 12 September 2008 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:22 PM PDT by PhatHead

The Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad:

"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."
Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
In a similar vein I guess it's an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Patterson doesn't know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it's like to navigate New York's highways.


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The Obama campaign goes large with Biden's theme of telling guys in wheelchairs to stand up. Now they want McCain to start typing, even though his North Vietnamese torturers long ago assured that he couldn't.
1 posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:22 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead

McCain is kicking his narrow cybera$$


3 posted on 09/12/2008 4:04:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhatHead

Oh my. This is getting ugly already.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:28 PM PDT by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: PhatHead
Either they really do have amateurs running the Obambi campaign or else Hillary! has completely infiltrated their camp and is sabotaging them from within. The stupidity in their ranks is staggering.

McCain's response ad should be powerful. Can't wait to see it!!

6 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:29 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: PhatHead

Anybody know how to get this to Hannity. It needs to be stopped.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:34 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: PhatHead

OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN


8 posted on 09/12/2008 4:05:40 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: PhatHead

Oh, man. This information has GOT to get out. I hope McCain makes a response.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 4:06:20 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: PhatHead

BTW Ted Williams Rocked!


10 posted on 09/12/2008 4:06:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhatHead

I guess it’s an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Patterson doesn’t know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it’s like to navigate New York’s highways.

OOOOohhhhhh that’s a bulls eye!


11 posted on 09/12/2008 4:07:05 PM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: PhatHead
Whoops!

Just keep talking.
12 posted on 09/12/2008 4:09:00 PM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: PhatHead

So far I must say I am really enjoying Obama’s new tone.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 4:09:04 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: comebacknewt

McCain and his campaign need to stay out of this one. Let the alternative media (that includes us) take this one. Rush and his 40,000,000 listeners, Hanity, et al. can pound on it, too, but Mac doesn’t need to play the victim card. He isn’t one, and frankly, that puke Obama’s ad isn’t worthy of Mac’s attention.


14 posted on 09/12/2008 4:09:56 PM PDT by piytar
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To: PhatHead

Using the idea that someone doesn’t use E-mail as cause not to be President wasn’t my idea of getting tough anyway. Seems fitting they’ll get a PR whiplash over this.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 4:10:06 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Harry Wurzbach

Barama is killing himself with this one.
Everyone knows that the McCain Campaigns use of the internet has been devastatingly sharp.

While Barama is renting football stadiums and handing out free beer, McCain has been dissecting him with sharp witty internet ads that get FREE TV airplay.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 4:11:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Hattie

Hanity and/or his staff surely lurks here. Hanity definitely reads NRO online. Be assured he’ll run with this, as will Rush et al...


17 posted on 09/12/2008 4:11:44 PM PDT by piytar
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To: PhatHead

Obama is a pig.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: piytar

I slightly dissent. The State parties can run ads explaining why John McCain can’t use a keyboard. This is a stupid and possible fatal blow for Obama.

I agree that McCain should stay above the fray, but seniors don’t routinely listen to talk radio. We need some TV ads on Jeopardy etc etc


19 posted on 09/12/2008 4:15:41 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: PhatHead

Poor Barry, He thinks he is cyber savvy because he can text his idiot pals....”Dude? whats up”


20 posted on 09/12/2008 4:16:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhatHead
Wow!!
Things are not looking good for the future First Couple!


21 posted on 09/12/2008 4:17:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

22 posted on 09/12/2008 4:18:20 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead

Barama is a cyber organizer L0L


23 posted on 09/12/2008 4:18:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: comebacknewt

This must be a Plouf moment. To “Plouf” a campaign is the same as a “Clymer”


24 posted on 09/12/2008 4:21:39 PM PDT by plangent
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To: piytar

Yes. McCain made a mistake by responding to the lipstick slap. This can get extraordinary exposure while he stays above the fray. This is a fat, hanging curveball that Obama just left over the plate.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 4:26:59 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: PhatHead

This ad is colossally stupid.

They are so arrogant, they think they can just run out any old ad and no one is going to pay attention.

Even the LSM cannot ignore this one.

OMG.

I told my wife about Biden’s gaffe telling the handicapped pol to stand up for recognition. She finished the sentence for me.


26 posted on 09/12/2008 4:27:48 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: PhatHead

I posted this on a related thread:

Even before learning this, I was stunned that nObama’s campaign was going down this path.

I know quite a few older women who struggle with or don’t use e-mail and computers. I think this ad will only push them towards McCain.

Dopes.


27 posted on 09/12/2008 4:29:07 PM PDT by Scarchin (nObama - Keep the change!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Caption:

[Left - the 'fair' Michelle] UTTER HATE

[Right - the Obama! THE ONE!] UTTER ARROGANCE

I swear, that dweeb looks just like some of these third/forth world dictators (after just having successfully pulled of a rebel junta coup and coincidentally boiling and eating a Christian Missionary Nun - both looking disdainful because the wine they ate with their dinner had a cork instead of a screwcap).

28 posted on 09/12/2008 4:29:41 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PhatHead

Is that available as a sticker or magnet?


29 posted on 09/12/2008 4:30:11 PM PDT by Scarchin (nObama - Keep the change!)
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To: mylife

30 posted on 09/12/2008 4:31:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Harry Wurzbach
...They really need to rake Obama over the coals on this somehow...

The ad they run should include the Boston Globe quote and end with Sarah saying "I'm Sarah Palin and I approve this message."

31 posted on 09/12/2008 4:33:21 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: MHGinTN

LoL! They are idiots. Barama’s a neophyte and Biden is just a jerk


32 posted on 09/12/2008 4:40:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scarchin

I’ll add a few more things to the cafepress store this weekend.


33 posted on 09/12/2008 4:42:18 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Rutles4Ever

Why isnt Barama in Tx stopping Hurricane Ike?


34 posted on 09/12/2008 4:43:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhatHead
Dan Pfeiffer - Traveling Press Secretary

Former Communications Director for Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-IA) All America PAC, former Press Secretary to Sen. Bayh, Deputy Campaign Manager for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's (D-SD) unsuccessful re-election campaign in '04, staffer on Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful '02 re-election campaign, Communications Director at the Democratic Governors Association.

Dan Pfeiffer: Another holdover from Team Daschle, Pfeiffer will be the traveling press secretary for Obama. Pfeiffer was communications director for Tim Johnson in 2002 and then deputy campaign manager for Daschle in 2004. Following that race, Pfeiffer signed on as communications director for Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) presidential campaign-in-waiting. When Bayh dropped from the race late last year, Pfeiffer became a free agent.

Wanna hear Danny the D-bag live and on video?

Here ya go!

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1740017463&channel=16991917

While we're at it, let's take a peek at some other Obama sycophants...

campaign communications director Robert Gibbs

Economic advisor Austan Goolsbee

35 posted on 09/12/2008 4:45:18 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: PhatHead

Is there a link to this store? I love your post!


36 posted on 09/12/2008 4:46:32 PM PDT by Scarchin (nObama - Keep the change!)
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To: PhatHead

Obama’s “Stand up, Chuck” moment.


37 posted on 09/12/2008 4:47:12 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Durham, where bottom feeders go to die.)
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To: xDGx

You ever seen an old man kick a belligerent kids ass? L0L

Its quite common :)


38 posted on 09/12/2008 4:48:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PhatHead

Obama is really locking up the disabled vote.


39 posted on 09/12/2008 4:48:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: xDGx

Gawd! his campaign exudes “GAY”


40 posted on 09/12/2008 4:49:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Stand up, Chuck!

41 posted on 09/12/2008 4:51:03 PM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: Soul Seeker

No president since Clinton would ever want to use the internet or email.

White House counsel would advise a president to never use it.

Besides, the president of the United States does not have to send an email out to someone. That’s what White House secretaries are for, to manage the president’s correspondence. A president does not usually send a casual note to anyone, because their every activity is recorded to help run their administration and to save for history.

The fact that Obama’s campaign does not understand this is ridiculous.

I bet they do not know that the president has a private study and that is where he spends most of his time working. They probably imagine Obama sitting at Rosevelt’s desk with his sleeves rolled up, every morning.

Geesh! These people are so ignorant about how business is conducted in the White House.

These children need to be sent packing.


42 posted on 09/12/2008 4:53:48 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: maggief

LOL! New keyboard needed in aisle 13!

LOMA!!!!!


43 posted on 09/12/2008 5:05:55 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Durham, where bottom feeders go to die.)
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To: maggief

LOL


44 posted on 09/12/2008 5:05:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: piytar

Bingo


45 posted on 09/12/2008 5:15:34 PM PDT by saganite (Obama is a political STD)
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To: mylife
While Barama is renting football stadiums and handing out free beer, .......

As well as erecting environmentally unfriendly styrofoam columns for the event

46 posted on 09/12/2008 5:17:31 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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OCRAP is such a worthless piece of royal sh-t. His true arrogant, elitist, evil, militant colors are shining so bright at this point and the media is in full attack mode to lay cover for this cowardly son of Muslim. RALLY 2008: "THE YEAR JOURNALISM DIED AND THE SOCIALISM WAS DEFEATED" ! I would not send my bird dog to Yale, Middlebury, Amherst, Harvard, or Trinity - nor would I dare wipe my clean ass with a copy of NY TIMES. Let's RALLY BOYS ! Let's over that wall at the ANGLE and to the damn top of Little Round Top once and for all ! Obama can go to hell ! libscum- Riverton ,CT
47 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:05 PM PDT by libscum (don't sit out- vote Mccain)
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OCRAP is such a worthless piece of royal sh-t. His true arrogant, elitist, evil, militant colors are shining so bright at this point and the media is in full attack mode to lay cover for this cowardly son of Muslim. RALLY 2008: "THE YEAR JOURNALISM DIED AND THE SOCIALISM WAS DEFEATED" ! I would not send my bird dog to Yale, Middlebury, Amherst, Harvard, or Trinity - nor would I dare wipe my clean ass with a copy of NY TIMES. Let's RALLY BOYS ! Let's over that wall at the ANGLE and to the damn top of Little Round Top once and for all ! Obama can go to hell ! libscum- Riverton ,CT
48 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:16 PM PDT by libscum (don't sit out- vote Mccain)
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OCRAP is such a worthless piece of royal sh-t. His true arrogant, elitist, evil, militant colors are shining so bright at this point and the media is in full attack mode to lay cover for this cowardly son of Muslim. RALLY 2008: "THE YEAR JOURNALISM DIED AND THE SOCIALISM WAS DEFEATED" ! I would not send my bird dog to Yale, Middlebury, Amherst, Harvard, or Trinity - nor would I dare wipe my clean ass with a copy of NY TIMES. Let's RALLY BOYS ! Let's over that wall at the ANGLE and to the damn top of Little Round Top once and for all ! Obama can go to hell ! libscum- Riverton ,CT
49 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:29 PM PDT by libscum (don't sit out- vote Mccain)
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To: PhatHead

That’s a backhanded way of remindning the American people that McCain has disabilities. It’s almost as tasteless as calling Barack the N word. Heck it is just as bad.

This ad is like McCain running a commercial showing Barack eating watermelon and chicken. And then showing other black people doing a drive by shooting. Simply disgraceful and Obama owes McCain a public apology each week until the election is over.

This makes the macaca story look like Ghandi message.


50 posted on 09/12/2008 5:27:16 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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