Barack Obama | Education | Election 2008 | John McCain | News

McCain's Latest 'Perverse' and Despicable Attack on Obama

In attacking Barack Obama's past efforts on sex education, McCain is actually defending sexual predators, as Obama's efforts in this area were designed to protect children from such heinous criminals.

However, as many have noted, the ads are simply designed to send the disgusting and misleading message (that gays have been the target of for years), that Obama wants to sexualize the lives of young children.

MccainadThe HuffPost notes: "More odious, however, it's also an example of the McCain campaign playing the race card, activating stereotypes of the black man -- seeming to gaze dreamily at something below (or shorter than) him -- as driven by sexual appetite."

It's perhaps McCain's lowest and most despicable attack yet.

The Obama campaign has responded with a statement. Said spokesman Bill Burton: "It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls – a position that his friend Mitt Romney also holds. Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn’t define what honor was. Now we know why."

Watch the ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. And then McCain had the audacity to say Obama's "Lipstick on a pig" comment went too far.

    I am SO sick of the smugness that is the GOP. They make up what ever they want to say, then want everyone else to be accountable.

    Fuck them. And hard!

    Come on, America! Wake up! You're going to put a Pentecost who yearns for "The Rapture" in a position to be one heartbeat away from having her finger on the button to nuclear Armageddon! WAKE UP!!!!

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 10, 2008 8:01:44 AM


  2. It's amazing how quickly the game changed to McCain on offense and Obama on defense.

    The Democratic party is the biggest bunch of pussies when it comes to campaigning - too PC and afraid to offend anyone. The Republicans don't care about who they offend and everything is fair game to win.

    Any Dem who doesn't hire Carville is a fool.

    Posted by: ATLsteve | Sep 10, 2008 8:46:25 AM


  3. What did we all expect? Rove is behind the scenes in McSame's campaign now, and doing the same dirty tricks and unprincipled stunts as he did with bush. How can anyone doubt that Grampy's administration would not be the same as bush's , when even the puppeteers are beginning to be the same? Lipstick on a Pig hits the nail on the head! Palin, AND Rove.

    Posted by: Reggie | Sep 10, 2008 9:48:34 AM


  4. What did we all expect? Rove is behind the scenes in McSame's campaign now, and doing the same dirty tricks and unprincipled stunts as he did with bush. How can anyone doubt that Grampy's administration would not be the same as bush's , when even the puppeteers are beginning to be the same? Lipstick on a Pig hits the nail on the head! Palin, AND Rove.

    Posted by: Reggie | Sep 10, 2008 9:49:13 AM


  5. Ok....where is Obama's attack ads fighting back? You can be civil and still attack. It doesn't need to be mud slinging -- but enough is enough. I'm kinda starting to get annoyed that Obama isn't hitting back... and where has Biden been during all of this? He's all but disappeared since the convention... ugh. Obama needs to start swinging and swinging hard...

    Posted by: jt | Sep 10, 2008 10:17:24 AM


  6. This will be the Republican strategy till November. Since they can't run on issues (no one wants 4 more years of Bush, and McCain's positions are nearly identical), they're trying to put Obama constantly on the defensive, hoping that the American public and media won't notice how surreally ridiculous all the smears and cries of sexism and out of context fear mongering is, and counting on the Democrats to be as ineffective as ever at combating this nonsense. Meanwhile, the important issues that actually matter to people's lives, where the Democrats have a clear advantage, will, if the Republicans have their way, get lost in the Karl Rove shuffle.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 10, 2008 10:59:11 AM


  7. I have no doubt that Obama is going to wipe the floor with McCain in at least 2 debates, as McCain hates being behind a podium; the town hall style ad will probably be a draw. However, Obama is going to have to keep fighting really hard over the next 2+ weeks until the first debate to stay on the offensive, because the Rethugs are going to keep trying to smear him. You'd think people would see through such transparent manipulations (see: "Lipstick" ad), but between 8-10% still think he's a Muslim, so that says it all about American intelligence.

    Posted by: Dback | Sep 10, 2008 11:05:31 AM


  8. Johnson's 'atomic bomb' ad against Goldwater in '64 is looking alittle sugary sweet in retrospect.

    Posted by: kansastock | Sep 10, 2008 1:11:23 PM


  9. I agree with this OTHER JT (and not just because of the initials). One needn't stoop to this level, but some fighting is in order. Offense rather than defense, or in addition to defense (because this stuff really can't go unchallenged, even though people will remember the negative anyway).

    Posted by: JT | Sep 10, 2008 1:36:13 PM


Post a comment







Trending


« «Billie Jean King Clarifies: 'I am Supporting Barack Obama'« «