Politics — October 9, 2008 at 6:47 am



A bunch of stuff on my list this this morning.

1. Negative Campaigning: Obama vs. McCain
I’ve said recently to my conservative friend, Aielman, that comparing Obama’s lies and McCain’s lies on the campaign trail is like comparing a guy with a blister on his finger to a guy with a broken arm because they’re both “injured”. It’s a matter of degree. Same goes for negative advertising. Yes, they both do it but McCain takes it over the top. If you look at the past couple of weeks, it tells the tale:

During the week of Sept 28 through Oct. 4, “nearly 100 percent of the McCain campaign’s advertisements were negative,” the Wisconsin Advertising Project at the University of Wisconsin reports today. “During the same period, 34 percent of the Obama campaign’s ads were negative.”

2. Cindy McCain Goes Off the Rails
Seems they’ve sent Cindy McCain out to attack Obama now. Her latest? Saying that, “The day that Senator Obama cast a vote not to fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body, let me tell you.”

Problem is, uh…Cindy? You’re husband voted “No” on a bill that funded the troops that same year. The Talking Points Memo has a good analysis of this ridiculous new tactic.

What a complete sham their campaign is now.

3. Another Band Tells McCain to Suck It
The Foo Fighters are the latest in the very long list of bands telling the McCain campaign to quit fucking using their music to support his campaign which the DO NOT support.

“The saddest thing about this is that `My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the band said in a statement. “To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.”

4. “Fellow Prisoners”??? WTF???
Finally, can’t go away without posting this funny little gaffe of McCain’s yesterday where, instead of calling us “My Friends”, he calls us his “Fellow Prisoners”. LOL!

Watch it HERE.

Good times, old man, good times.

I’m just rantin’…