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Commercials John McCain should make
Posted by: Billy Hollis on Sunday, September 28, 2008

Instapundit points to Kenneth Anderson's suggestions for McCain commercials. He has some reasonably good ideas, but I notice that there isn't much attempt to point out just how liberal Obama is.

Now, maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe the Republicans have sullied their own brand so badly that calling other people liberal is just the pot calling the kettle black.

But if I were going to suggest a campaign commercial for McCain, it would go something like this script:

{Show picture of Bernie Sanders.}

Voiceover: This is Bernie Sanders. He's the senator from Vermont.

Voiceover: He's not a Democrat.

{Show donkey with red circle-and-slash fading in.}

Voiceover: He's not a Republican.

{Show elephant with red circle-and-slash fading in.}

Voiceover: He calls himself a socialist.

You might think he would be the most liberal member of the United States Senate. According to National Journal's 2007 computerized ranking, you would be wrong.

{Change screen to quadrants, and put Bernie's picture in the lower right quadrant. Put shadow silhouettes of Barack Obama in the upper left, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in the upper right, and Joe Biden in the lower left.}

Voiceover: Finishing just ahead of Bernie is the Democrat's vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

{Light up Joe Biden's picture.}

Voiceover: And the number one most liberal senator in National Journal's rankings for 2007? Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

{Light up Obama's picture.}

Voiceover: So the Democratic presidential ticket this year contains two people who have been ranked as more liberal than the Senate's only socialist. Thought you'd like to know.


Keep in mind that I'm not a McCain supporter, so you Obamanauts can pull back from using the keyboard macros you usually pull out against Republicans. I realize National Journal is a conservative publication, and that a whole bunch of leftie folks have screamed bias against them (though I've seen precious little hard analysis of why their rankings are wrong).

I'm just pointing out something that ought not be that controversial - Obama is very, very liberal, and so is Biden. Given Obama's background as a inner-city community organizer, etc., I don't see why anyone should be surprised or indignant when that's pointed out. And I think it's very, very relevant to this election.
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we have federal schools,federal road systems, federal bailouts, federal food programs,welfare,medicare, social security, and every time at hurricane hits somewhere all those supposed conservative’s of the south yell and scream "WE WANT fema TO HELP US." i thought they wanted less government and all the sudden they want help when a hurricane hits?
Written By: slntax
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Anyone under 30: "Social!sm, is that suppose to be bad or something?"
Written By: jpm100
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Socialists. That’s really what the Dems are now, anyway.
Written By: Dale Franks
federal bailouts
thanks to the democrats taking payoffs from fannie mae execs
Written By: capt joe
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Ditto jpm100. I’d wager that most people don’t really know what a socialist is, much less that’s it’s a bad thing.

Personally, I’d like to see The Annointed One hit on his police-state tactics. If The Annointed One will ask the DoJ to investigate groups that are critical of him, if he’ll form "truth squads" to prosecute people who "lie" about him, if he’ll even ban signs from his rallies when he’s only a candidate, what will he do to critics when he’s the president?
Written By: docjim505
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I wonder if you could work in a clip of Obama speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally at UVM in 2006.
Written By: Charity
Ditto jpm100. I’d wager that most people don’t really know what a socialist is, much less that’s it’s a bad thing.
You guys might be right. I’d hope that there would be an age, perhaps forty, past which a good number of voters would have enough memories of history to have some hazy idea of soci@lism. But perhaps I would be hoping for too much.

In which case, the old saw about "those who don’t understand history are condemned to repeat it" applies to our entire society.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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That’s a pretty mild ad compared to those that I’d be making.

Obama is not a liberal, he is a radical, and he’s pretending that he is neither.

His real constituents are Marxist academics and racialists (not just identity politics in the politically correct sense, but hyper-racialists in the Wright and Farrakhan mode). Another counterpart to Obama would be the late Edward Said, an intellectual anxious for the destruction of the West.

Why the conservative publications are playing nicey-nice with this stuff is beyond me.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
jpm sums it pretty nicely. Obama’s core constituency, besides the people who know what socialism is and like it, seems to be basically a know-nothing crowd of vote-for-a-living types and the under-30 slack-jaws who wear Che t-shirts because they think it’s cool and can’t understand why anyone would object to that. I guess they think Che was a rock musician. Then there are the in-denial moderate "liberals" who think kind of sense socialism is a bad thing, but feel calling Obama a socialist is exagerrating, although they can’t tell you any significant difference between European socialists and Obama, or between European socialists and modern-day American "liberalism" in general.
Written By: Bilwick
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Let him run these as commercials. It would be devastating
Written By: capt joe
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"every time at hurricane hits somewhere all those supposed conservative’s of the south yell and scream "WE WANT fema TO HELP US.""

This is ONLY from Louisiana; Texas, Mississippi and Florida all ask the Feds to back off. Especially during Gustav and Ike, Texas told the Feds to leave them alone to fix it themselves.
Written By: Morgyman
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National Journal a "conservative" publication? Have you ever read it? It is clearly left of center. In your quest to get more liberal readers, why don’t you state very clearly, from now on, your non-support of McCain. Being accepted by the liberal elite is the most important thing. Me, I’m deleting you.
Written By: Gauchiste Gai
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Me, I’m deleting you.
Oh. Now that hurts.

Doorknob, @ss - you know how it works.
Written By: McQ
I think we should give Gauchiste Gai a full refund. Heck, let’s double it.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Idea for a commercial after Obama’s one wrong affiliation after another

a the Alfac Duck ...( black or white, if you may)...with the caption...if it looks like a duck...walks like a duck...and quacks like a’s a duck....then where the Aflac duck usually says AFLAC...instead it says....OBAMA!

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