Obama Said

“In no way do I think that John McCain’s campaign was being racist,” Obama said. “I think they’re cynical. And I think they want to distract people from talking about the real issues.”

He added of the Republicans’ approach: “They’re very good at negative campaigning. They’re not so good at governing.”

The McCain camp responds:  “We’re glad the Obama campaign retracted Barack Obama’s accusation because it was absolutely false, and we’re moving on. The only ‘cynical’ candidate in this election is Barack Obama for his continued opposition to John McCain’s comprehensive energy plan that includes additional oil drilling, gas tax relief and affordable nuclear energy.

That word – comprehensive – I don’t think it means what they think it means.  Well, that one and these ones, too:  Retracted, accusation, cynical, relief and affordable.
Perhaps that’s been the problem all along…someone replaced the GOP vocabulary with the bizarro dictionary.  They haven’t been lying at all.  Just that the words they use mean precisely what they want them to mean and nothing more.  Through the fucking looking glass, indeed.

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2 Responses

  1. Racial? Obama didn’t, but I did. And do. And so do most media observers, including the NY Times.

    Also, McCain seems to be running campaign ads that are surreal, offensive, and bizarro –but how low will McCain go, when he already starts off this low?

  2. @loomisnews

    GOP SOP. Hmm…I wonder if anyone’s coined that one yet. Grand Old Party Standard Operating Procedure. GOPSOP. It has a Suessian quality about it in that it is obviously something disgusting and repulsive by its very nature even if you don’t know what it means (and when you do find out what it means, it seems all the more appropriate an acronym). Noun and verb. Gobsopian, Gopsoptive, Gopsopated…fuckin’ versatile, too.
    In any case, the facts are apparent to anyone who cares to take a look at just about any assertion, claim made by the candidates. And, therefore, so are the lies and, thus, the strength or weakness of both the arguments and the style in which they’re presented.
    Sadly, the truth simply doesn’t matter. They’ll keep swinging dead cats of various tail lengths – race baiting, fear mongering, appeals to war hero POW patriotism, rile up the Hillabots, crank up the religious right, gun nuts – looking for the three or four percent they apparently need in the swing states.
    The will of the people is merely something that needs to be gamed, controlled, manipulated. GOPSOP. Principles? Please. Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Gonzalez, Miers…these fuckwits shredded the constitution, thumbed their noses at Congress and set about conducting illegal wars based on lies; kidnapping and torturing suspects, denying habeous corpus; wiretapping their own citizens without warrant, firing federal prosecutors for not being eager enough to launch investigations into political opponents…they’ve even been so fucking petty as to add the name of a reporter who questioned the “No Fly” list TO THE “NO FLY” LIST!!!
    GOPSOP. It has no limits. It is infinity sticky, like the floor in Larry Craig’s fantasy mensroom.

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